Skip to comments.CNN expunged "don't ask, don't tell" question and answers in rebroadcasts of debate
Posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:05 PM PST by AuntB
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2007
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San Diego, CA - - - GOP Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today sent the following response to Senator Hillary Clinton who planted a member of her campaign staff in the audience to ask a question at the Republican debate last evening in Florida. The retired military general, who announced during his question that he was gay, asked the candidates about their position on the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding homosexuals serving in the military.
November 29, 2007
Dear Senator Clinton,
Regarding the "plant", retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr, that you sent to ask me the question at the CNN-YouTube debate last night in Florida
Hunter is currently campaigning in South Carolina and will be appearing on the Jim Bohannan nationally syndicated radio program this evening at 10:00 p.m. (EST). http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1932488/posts?page=75#75
Media collusion ping!
It never happened. Anyone who says they saw a gay General asking a debate question is delusional.
If their ploy had worked, they be giving it extra air time, instead of cutting it out of the replays.
GOP should not do debates on CNN.
What unbelievable chickenshits.
Down the memory hole.
no, not for this. This questioner was a fraud and CNN was caught.
The sneak attack really made Hunter stand out but you’ll notice that they are barely mentioning Hunter in the reporting of the incident despite the fact that he was the clearly intended target.
Let me guess—their motto is, Lie, cheat, and distort, then say it never happened.
Pants on fire ping.
good thing for youtube and the like!
Wow, they totally omitted it? looks like it backfired, because it sure made Hunter look good!
Dirtbags. They didn’t get the devastating moment they tried to manufacture, so let’s just pretend it never happened.
HAHA! Astute analysis there! :p
While the GOP debate will also face a YouTube audience, don't expect to hear the same questions.
"This debate is to let Republican voters pick from among their eight candidates," said David Bohrman, Washington bureau chief and senior vice president for CNN. "We are trying to focus mostly on questions where there are differences among these candidates."
Well, I think if they really wanted Republican voters to be able to pick from the candidates, that CNN would not have used incendiary questions from DemocRAT plants, campaign volunteers and union insiders; rather they would use questions from Republican voters.
CNN is truly the Clinton News Network.
Yep. They expunged it because Hunter's reply wasn't what they were hoping for. His answer damaged Hillary's cause.
GOP should not do debates on
This was a REPUBLICAN DEBATE!!!! It is one level of BS to have a Democrat ask questions at a debate of the opposite party. It is completely UNETHICAL to have a Democrat committed to a particular Democrat candidate, let alone the candidate whose husband PUT THE POLICY IN PLACE to be asking any questions!!!! I knew there was something rotten in Denmark when I heard this guy. These questions were supposed to originate from Republicans and Indepedents, not Democrats - especially a Democrat ACTIVIST!!!
Just when I thought the debate was reasonably fair, by CNN standards, this has completely changed my view.
There should be an uproar.
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