“Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN,” Luisa writes. “I was asked to submit questions including “lighthearted/fun” questions. I submitted more than five questions on issues important to me. I did a policy memo on Yucca Mountain a year ago and was the finalist for the Truman Scholarship. For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance.”…
In fairness, the diamonds or pearls question was one of the five that she had come up with, but only because CNN requested that one question be light hearted.
And that is the question CNN chose to use because…why? Because it makes Hillary seem less frosty, and more feminine, that’s why.
The question is reminiscent of the infamous 1992 MTV Rock the Vote query of Bill Clinton: “Boxers or briefs?”
To the old fogies, that seemed like an inappropriate, undignified question (it was), but Rock The Vote drove millions of young voters to the polls, never a good thing for Republicans.
The diamonds or pearls question, while not as odious, seems geared at garnering sympathy from women.
Googlemeister, Dan Riehl made some interesting discoveries:
A.) That another questioner, a Ms. LaShannon Spencer, who was presented as an “Undecided” voter is actually the Political Director of the friggen’ Democratic Party in Arkansas.
B.) CNN trotted out Another questioner, a Ms. Catherine Jackson, to ask a question about Iran, with the moral imperative only a woman whose son has served three tours in Iraq can have. Only, now we find out that she’s an anti-war activist who appeared with Dingy Harry back in May with the same three tours in Iraq shtick:
“My son was in Iraq three times,” said Catherine Jackson of Las Vegas.“I thank God he’s home now. Enough is enough. We need to bring our troops home.”
Allah’s willing to give CNN a pass on that one. He would.
I understand that with live T.V. you have to plan and coordinate things carefully…you can’t have any loose cannons going off….you don’t want political ideologues on either side, and it is possible to miss an activist or two, or three…..so why bother with questions from the audience at all?
The whole thing plays like (as El-Rushbo would say) phoney baloney plastic banana Barbara Streisand. And the MSM are very willing accomplices. It’s a total farce.
Why must they subject us to it????
Picture courtesy of El Rushbo.
UPDATE (Nov. 18):
It’s even worse than we thought. For instance:
The Diamonds or Pearls “my space” college coed, Maria Parra-Sandoval is a member of Harry Reid’s staff.
More crap about more plants, here.
This is why I can’t watch more than 15 minutes of a Democratic debate. You know the fix is in, you’re being lied to, and your BS detector starts spinning so wildly, you need a heavy dose of Dramamine to recover.