Skip to comments.WaPo: CNN coached audience to cheer for Hillary during town hall event
Posted on 06/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by mandaladon
When CNN rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clintons town-hall interview with Christiane Amanpour, they did more than just build a set and invite an audience to participate.
According to the Washington Posts 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 halls 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 shows 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 isnt exactly a hotbed of conservative politics:
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Not a surprise, the MSM is simply a part of the government these days
OK, before the red light goes on, when Hillary promises a rectal exam with a red hot poker, everybody cheer OK??? Got it....
Which is why for years CNN was known as the Clinton News Network.
“Which is why for years CNN was known as the Clinton News Network.”
I always refer to it as the Communist News Network. Fortunately, only the Marxist watch it.
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.
CNN is the Clown News Network. Sorry to all of the clowns out there.
Sounds like a bought and paid for audience of stupids when you still have to coach them.
“Yakety Sax” should be played every time that worthless piece of crap speaks.
I’d have to lift one cheek to make the proper noise
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?
A distinction without a difference.
“why does she always have a pillow behind her back whenever shes sitting? Whats up with that?”
For some reason CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. When you see a report like this, the explanation becomes clear.
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?
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
CNN ratings are poor because the American people are not interested in 24-hour “news”, much of which is commercials anyway.
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.
SO CNN is Leni Rehtheal least she was good filmmaker before she decided Hitler movies
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.
Was the fat woman from CNN that threw the presidential debate to Obama leading the cheers for Hillary?
A Hillary campaign event organized by CNN.
Watching Eleanor Clift and understanding that some people are just Vaginocrats. If that is your politics, I suppose Hillary! Fits the bill.
Yeah but did they all buy a book ???
I’m so shocked I could plotz.
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.
I don't think that is true any more, if it ever was.
vaginacrats. i like that
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.”
Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks mandaladon.
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.
The MSM is the enemy of the American people.
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.
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.
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.
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