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MacBytes
Nov 11, 2003, 10:39 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: CNN planted (Mac vs PC) question at debate, student says (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/11/11/cnn_planted_question_at_debate_student_says/)

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e-coli
Nov 11, 2003, 10:42 AM
It was George Orwell who drew up the notecards. :rolleyes:

machinehien
Nov 11, 2003, 10:48 AM
does this have anything to do with Al Gore being on Apple's Board of Directors?

wdlove
Nov 11, 2003, 11:25 AM
According to the Boston Globe CNN wanted to have questions from a variety of area. To have a lively debate. The young lady that was given the question to ask, tried to rephrase but CNN would not allow the change.

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/315/nation/CNN_planted_question_at_debate_student_says+.shtml

mrsebastian
Nov 11, 2003, 11:32 AM
freedom of the press... uh... has anyone seen wag the dog?

Awimoway
Nov 11, 2003, 12:08 PM
I don't think there's some deep ulterior motive here. Supposedly Clinton's appearance at a similar event in 92 made a big difference. The only question anyone remembers him being asked was "Boxers or briefs?" This was CNN's somehwat lame attempt to find some new trifle to turn into a culturally defining moment.

Flowbee
Nov 11, 2003, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by machinehien
does this have anything to do with Al Gore being on Apple's Board of Directors?

Considering that most of the candidates said they use PC's, I'd say no.

nacl99
Nov 11, 2003, 02:23 PM
There should have been some more hard hitting questions for these guys.

But hey its CNN and Democrats, add the LA Times and you'd have an Orgy.


:-)Bush

ITR 81
Nov 11, 2003, 03:57 PM
I love the fact that Al Sharpton said a Mac a Politically correct Mac!

I busted out laughing when I heard that. Even though alot of them used PC's alot of them said theire kids use Macs and loves them.

Exponent
Nov 11, 2003, 04:52 PM
Yes, not exactly a shocker.

If you ever wonder why the questions at televised debates and community forums sound so biased and stupid, there's a reason: These things are tightly scripted afairs, and (especially with CNN) the scripters are biased and stupid. CNN's constant propaganda flow is one of the big reasons I gave up cable TV.

That's why I don't watch these things anymore - they insult my intelligence by trying to tell me it is an honest exchange between "common folk" and politicians. You really want to know how a politician's going to behave in the future? Just look at how they've behaved in the past!