Skip to comments.CNN Defends Its Use of Democratic Supporters in Republican YouTube Debate
Posted on 11/29/2007 2:40:33 PM PST by greyfoxx39
After spending the day facing accusations it stacked the deck against the Republican presidential contenders by having Democratic backers ask video questions during its debate, CNN on Thursday responded that it doesn't know what the fuss is all about.
The cable news network, in collaboration with video Web site YouTube, hosted the Wednesday night debate that had more than 30 voters pose questions to the Republican candidates. It later turned out that several of those questioners are actively supporting Democratic candidates.
"The whole point of these ground-breaking CNN/YouTube debates is to focus on substantive questions of concern to real people and to throw open the process to a wider range of Americans all around the country. CNN cared about what you asked, not who you were. This was the case for both the Democratic and the Republican CNN/YouTube debates," CNN said in a statement issued late in the day.
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Why would people already decided for Democratic candidates in Democratic primaries need to ask questions of Republican candidates in Republican primaries?
“PLANTS have questions, too”....
So, how many Republicans were at the last CNN Democratic debate? I would guess none!
Only Democrats are “real people.”
Plants are living organisms too!
Save the plants!
They had more than 5000 questions submitted and they not only managed to pick general swishypants’ question, they also managed to fly him cross country, put him up in a hotel, and put a mic in his hand.
Sounds like somebody cared a lot.
Whats the dif? Most of the top tier aren’t REAL Republicans either............
Thanks for posting, now I’m reminded again why I haven’t watched CNN in years, and won’t ever again, either.
If I wanted to know what Dems would ask Repubican candidates, I’d just read the MSM news. It sure isn’t anything any conservative would be interested in listening to.
Yeah, pool any 30 people, and you’re likely to find at least six are paid Democratic activists. Did CNN say that these were “undecided voters,” as was frequently asserted by FReepers, or not? And where were the Republican activists at the Democratic debate? And what the hell was up with giving Colenol Sanders so much microphone time?
Lol. That guy is a disgrace.
... but we will continue to use Hillary Clinton's biggest supporter as our presidental pollster, despite his statement that she will be our next president.
Unfortunately Fox is a shill for Guliani...so it seems the pot calling the kettle black
It was wrong for CNN to use DNC plants. No doubt. Just wonder if Fox will use Guliani plants on the next GOP debate
Cant trust either network
Pfff. Uh yeah CNN, we call those ringers. Their intent is to ask setup questions to make opposition candidates look bad. If you think misleading viewers who are watching your debate under the assumption that the questioners are legit, then I’d say you deserve your tanking ratings.
“CNN cared about what you asked”
Of course they did. They wanted questions they hoped would make the candidates look bad. They didn’t care that democrats asked them.
No lies here. Totally the truth.
How about "In light of your husband's experiences, has your opinion on strict enforcement of sexual harassment in the workplace changed?"
Or "Do you still believe it is rare for woman to lie about being raped?"
Ah, we do, indeed, live in the age of false equivalences and preposterous comparisons.