Saturday, March 28, 2009

WaPo: TownHall Staged With Pro-Obama Persons Asking Questions

Well, this is certainly something that they all do:

[W]hile the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama's campaign in 2008.
Source: Washington Post


Gerard said...

Did your mother ever give you the classic answer to the child's excuse, "But everybody's doing it"?

gcotharn said...

I also protest "this is something they all do". Barack promised an end to "old politics". This is another instance in which Barack doesn't think twice about lying to us; doesn't lose a moment's sleep over it; never experienced a moment's doubt when he was mouthing the lies in the first place. Why should he feel bad about chumps who were so dumb as to believe him? He can't be responsible for idiots.

Barack also doesn't lose a moment's sleep about the morality of representing staged theater as "town hall".

I don't want to only appear in these comments as a sniper who disagrees w/ you. You're kinda my fave left side blogger of the moment, so I will look to compliment you in future. Just blog something sensible! I'll be watching for opportunity, lol.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Gerard: I never said "everyone" doing it provided an "excuse." I offerred it more as an empirical observation.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Gcotharn - ditto.

PS: Aren't the debates staged too? The "mainstream" networks host them, and the "audience" questions are pre-screened. This applies to all parties and candidates. Not an excuse - and observation.

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