Friday, November 30, 2007

The YouTube Sham

CNN deserves no mercy for the fraudulent "debate" they staged Wednesday night and should forever be shunned by Republicans. Not that they had much credibility to begin with, but now they have zero.

Michelle Malkin demolishes them here, while the New York Post notes how within hours bloggers demolished the alleged news network, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party and the Clintons in particular.

If they had a shred of decency, they would apologize and fire all those responsible for this fraud.
Wednesday night's CNN/YouTube debate was barely over before the network was forced to make an embarrassing admission: One of its supposedly disinterested questioners, retired gay Army officer Keith Kerr, has an official position with the Hillary Clinton campaign.


There's more.

Within hours, resourceful bloggers had uncovered the even more embarrassing fact that at least three others who'd been selected to grill the Republican presidential hopefuls had all declared, in various online forums, that they're backing Democratic candidates.

This isn't the end of the world, of course - though, as Malkin notes, it's not hard to imagine the national uproar that would ensue if GOP operatives flying false colors had infiltrated a Democratic debate sponsored by Fox News.

For its part, CNN said it had only checked to see whether any of its so-called citizen questioners had donated to a candidate. Obviously, a little more scrutiny was called for - as those bloggers swiftly proved.

Sad to say, though, the host network's sloppiness was hardly the only thing wrong with the debate. Or even the worst thing.

The basic format - often-bizarre home videos by mostly young questioners who seemed more full of themselves than genuinely curious - essentially turned the event into a circus.
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