Hey, did you hear about the Republican YouBoob, er YouTube, debate last night? You know, how the host CNN let a bunch of Democrat political hacks ask questions, even though it was supposed to be undecided, Republican voters?
Of course, CNN does not know what to do. Shortly after the "debate", former Education Secretary and current radio talk show host Bill Bennett had to let the world know that the questioner who was the retired brigadier general asking about gays in the armed services was the leader of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Steering Committee for Sen. Hilary Clinton. How could Mr. Bennett know and no one else putting this "debate" together know? And why was Keith Kerr in the audience and given another chance to push a Democrat talking point?
Too many people, including many conservatives, are giving CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper a pass on this. NO WAY! No pass here. Had Mr. Cooper not went to this Mr. Kerr in the audience and given him a platform, there may have been a case that Mr. Cooper had no idea about Mr. Kerr's credentials. Mr. Cooper is feigning plausible deniability.
Michlle Malkin http://michellemalkin.com has blown this wide open when she found that there were people directly working for the Obama and Edwards campaigns asking questions that, surprise, made it to the air.
Now, why the Conspiracy News Network headline?
Because by the time they got to a question from a YouTuber for congressman Ron Paul, it was about the so-called North American Union and the role of such bogeymen as the Council On Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Make Mr. Paul seem like a real whack job, which he obliged.
Mr. Paul is off the reservation on many an issue. But he is spot on on many issues, particularly on domestic issues. And he is raising a lot of money, much more than the DDBMSM flavor of the moment, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. He does deserve a serious question. I guess compared to the question about the Confederate stars and bars battle flag, it was a kind of serious question.
In thinking more about last night's fiasco, I would not be opposed to having that kind of forum, but with a lot more vetting and a serious moderator that would let all the candidates answer questions, not just the ones that may embarrass the most any given Republican candidate.
And the fact that because there was no serious vetting of the questions, most were Democrat talking points, which only means that CNN has no clue on issues that matter to Republican voters, such as the War Against Islamofacsist Terror or the role of the armed services in that fight. Or whether the size of the armed services should be increased. Or about overall national security. Or about reigning the the Leviathan of an ever growing federal government. No, we were treated to conspiracy, why Rudy Giuliani rooted for the Red Sox and a man asking a second amendment question holding a shot gun.
But, there must be credit given.
Somehow, the CNN censors, or vetters, let a question get on the air from a black gentleman from Los Angeles who laid out the conservative agenda and asked why more black Americans do not vote more for the party that really has their best interests, the Republicans. That was a question every single Republican candidate had to answer. But, only Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Huckabee got to give an answer. I wanted to know what Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John "F--- You" McCain, Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo and yes, even Ron Paul, thought about that.
The format was awful and the vetting of questions from the YouTube audience was even worse.
And that is why no one really watches CNN news any more. The mask is off and it is why it is the Conspiracy News Network