CNN has decided they no longer need to be subtle about campaigning for the Democrats.
Trying to pass off the 2003 Arkansas Democrats’ director of political affairs as an “undecided voter” is outright fraud. AllahPundit reminds us how Wolf Blitzer introduced the debate:
Did he offer any details on who’d be doing the questioning? Why, yes. After mentioning that the debate was sponsored by the national party — something likely understood by most viewers as a mere formality — he described them as “ordinary people, undecided voters.” Note: not even “undecided Democrats.” Just undecided.
And to show that CNN was trying hard to protect the Democrat candidates from having to answer anything but softball questions… look at what they did to a UNLV student in the audience:
Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred “diamonds or pearls” at last night’s debate wrote on her MySpace page this morning that CNN forced her to ask the frilly question instead of a pre-approved query about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
“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.”
It’s as if the DNC and CNN have finally recognized the Democrat base is too dumb to know what’s happening. Joseph Goebbels would be proud.