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WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event
Hot Air ^ | 21 Jun 2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by mandaladon

When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton’s town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate.

According to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, who attended the event, CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State.

Note the whoops at the beginning of the broadcast, and near the end of this clip when Amanpour asks about her decision on running for President — cheers that were part of the coaching Wemple reports: To add “energy” to its show (attended by the Erik Wemple Blog), CNN deployed an enthusiastic stage director who coached the audience to applaud at various points throughout the broadcast — not in a partisan manner for Clinton, but for the sake of the town hall’s television optics.

Approximately 15 minutes before the show, the producer ran the audience through a practice round of applause and noise-making. The results of the audience-prodding turn up in the show’s video.

Just how difficult was it for CNN to find a naturally enthusiastic audience, anyway? The event was staged in Washington DC, which as Wemple notes isn’t exactly a hotbed of conservative politics:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016electionbias; amanpour; bias; boycottimewarner; clinton; clintonnewsnetwork; cnn; collusion; dnctalkingpoints; hillary; hillarybooktour; mediabias; msm
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If CNN is this worried about audience reaction to Hillary in this district, she’s in deep trouble indeed (as her less-than-enthusiastic ratings and book sales elsewhere indicate). So is CNN’s credibility, which Wemple skewers in his conclusion:...........................CNN is pathetic.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Not a surprise, the MSM is simply a part of the government these days


2 posted on 06/21/2014 5:33:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mandaladon

OK, before the red light goes on, when Hillary promises a rectal exam with a red hot poker, everybody cheer OK??? Got it....


3 posted on 06/21/2014 5:34:24 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: mandaladon

Which is why for years CNN was known as the Clinton News Network.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 5:34:34 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mandaladon

Whores.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 5:37:05 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: mandaladon

6 posted on 06/21/2014 5:37:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: LostInBayport

“Which is why for years CNN was known as the Clinton News Network.”
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I always refer to it as the Communist News Network. Fortunately, only the Marxist watch it.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 5:38:26 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: mandaladon

8 posted on 06/21/2014 5:38:51 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: mandaladon

Watch her when she enters the room. She waves to random people and reacts to them as if they were her best friend. Nauseating sack of shit.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 5:42:47 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: mandaladon

CNN is the Clown News Network. Sorry to all of the clowns out there.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 5:43:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: mandaladon

Sounds like a bought and paid for audience of stupids when you still have to coach them.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 5:44:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: mandaladon

“Yakety Sax” should be played every time that worthless piece of crap speaks.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 5:44:45 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: mandaladon

Bookmark


13 posted on 06/21/2014 5:49:02 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: mandaladon

I’d have to lift one cheek to make the proper noise


14 posted on 06/21/2014 5:50:44 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mandaladon
CNN = CLINT NEWS NETWORK.. whoring again.

15 posted on 06/21/2014 5:51:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: mandaladon

Hillary! is going to fade from the scene. But here’s my question: why does she always have a pillow behind her back whenever she’s sitting? What’s up with that?


16 posted on 06/21/2014 5:52:08 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: mandaladon

Bump


17 posted on 06/21/2014 5:53:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: mandaladon

18 posted on 06/21/2014 5:54:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mandaladon
not in a partisan manner for Clinton, but for the sake of the town hall’s television optics

A distinction without a difference.

19 posted on 06/21/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: originalbuckeye

“why does she always have a pillow behind her back whenever she’s sitting? What’s up with that?”

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DlkxQMxJmEU


20 posted on 06/21/2014 6:04:49 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: NonValueAdded

For some reason CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. When you see a report like this, the explanation becomes clear.


21 posted on 06/21/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: mandaladon

Hmmm.....that is what the Colonel did for Elvis. He hired screaming teeny-boppers when he appeared on TV shows or concerts.

Is the Colonel or Elvis now working for Hitlery?


22 posted on 06/21/2014 6:13:08 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: mandaladon


23 posted on 06/21/2014 6:14:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

This wouldn’t take much coaching. The American people just know by instinct how to cheer when a celebrity walks into the room. They are mainly celebrity-driven. And dumb as rocks too


24 posted on 06/21/2014 6:19:53 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Robwin

CNN ratings are poor because the American people are not interested in 24-hour “news”, much of which is commercials anyway.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 6:20:49 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

If she was an inanimate object, she would be a rectal barometer. Much more painful than a rectal thermometer.

I liked the saying that she could never be President because she reminded people of their ex wife. In a sane world her candidacy would be laughed at every time. After Obama, I wouldn’t put anything past the sheeple to do the most moronic thing possible.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

SO CNN is Leni Rehtheal least she was good filmmaker before she decided Hitler movies


28 posted on 06/21/2014 6:35:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: mandaladon
CNN warmed up the crowd for Hillary and even coached them on how to cheer and make noise to demonstrate enthusiasm for the former Secretary of State.

These people's hearts are so hardened by evil. How else can we explain how they can lie with a straight face, and still sleep at night? It seems to me, there is a verse in the Bible about them. Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good.

29 posted on 06/21/2014 6:35:29 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: mandaladon

Was the fat woman from CNN that threw the presidential debate to Obama leading the cheers for Hillary?


30 posted on 06/21/2014 6:40:26 PM PDT by laconic
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To: mandaladon

A Hillary campaign event organized by CNN.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 6:56:40 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: lonevoice

Heeeeee!


32 posted on 06/21/2014 7:01:11 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: mandaladon

Watching Eleanor Clift and understanding that some people are just Vaginocrats. If that is your politics, I suppose Hillary! Fits the bill.


33 posted on 06/21/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: mandaladon

Yeah but did they all buy a book ???


34 posted on 06/21/2014 7:16:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: mandaladon
Too bad your post lost the link to the original story on the WaPo.
35 posted on 06/21/2014 7:18:43 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: mandaladon

I’m so shocked I could plotz.


36 posted on 06/21/2014 7:21:19 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL

They are not part of the government they are the illegal propaganda arm of the Democrat party. Media outlets are supposed to give equal access to both parties...show me where that is happening.


37 posted on 06/21/2014 7:21:33 PM PDT by databoss
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To: databoss
Media outlets are supposed to give equal access to both parties

I don't think that is true any more, if it ever was.

38 posted on 06/21/2014 7:22:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Yaelle

vaginacrats. i like that


39 posted on 06/21/2014 7:28:50 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: mandaladon

They’ve been running free commercials for her:

A member of an audience plaintively asks, “Mrs. Clinton, if you don’t stand up for women who will?” Hillary beams, the audience erupts into wild applause.

CNN has been running this ad in advance of some interview with the American Queen over and over and over again.

And they want us to respect their “journalism.”


40 posted on 06/21/2014 7:49:05 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks mandaladon.


41 posted on 06/21/2014 7:53:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon
Nothing much shocks or surprises me anymore.

But I am sometimes still surprised at the depth and brazenness of the corruption.

So, CNN has decided, given their abysmal ratings and influence, that they are better off working as Hilary's public relations firm, than as a third-rate cable news network.

Duly noted. Duly noted.

I guess Candy Crowley has shown them the future.

42 posted on 06/21/2014 8:08:42 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mandaladon
Lois Lerner said that before her hard drive crashed, she was fortunately able to salvage this candid view of that enthusiastic CNN crowd spontaneously and wildly supporting Hitlery...


43 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: GeronL

The MSM is the enemy of the American people.


44 posted on 06/21/2014 8:50:36 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

very true


45 posted on 06/21/2014 8:54:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


46 posted on 06/21/2014 8:55:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mandaladon

PA-THE-TIC !!!


47 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:23 PM PDT by celmak
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To: GeronL

You bet. The democrat party’s media has decided that Hillary will be the next president. They will openly campaign for her and openly trash her competition whether it be repub or dimrat.
Joke might be on her though if baraq decides not to leave.

then what hildabeast? Really, think about what she even could do if her former boss decides that he isn’t done being emperor? Interesting situation.


48 posted on 06/21/2014 9:09:40 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

bump


49 posted on 06/21/2014 9:10:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mandaladon; GeronL; LostInBayport; RitaOK; holdonnow; Sean Hannity; ClearCase_guy; Yaelle; ml/nj; ..
Why should anyone be surprised at this? I'd be pretty sure that TV networks have long been coaching and prompting studio audiences as to when to cheer during the filming of their shows.

Quite a number of years ago, I recall being in the studio audience for a couple of network TV game show filmings. (As far as I can remember, on these occasions, I and others were invited in on a haphazard basis for free because the producers had some empty audience seats that they wanted to be filled and it was getting close to showtime.) An announcer prepped the audience on when to cheer and neon "Applause" signs were flashed as a prompt.

To CNN, the HRC town hall wasn't much more than a game show anyway. Furthermore, this kind of advance coaching of audiences has been used frequently at political campaign speeches, which this HRC event essentially was.

The only thing a bit surprising here was that the WaPo spilled the beans on a fellow leftist MSM outlet, CNN.

50 posted on 06/21/2014 9:25:05 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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