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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:05 PM

CNN Will Allow Applause At Jacksonville Debate; No 'Shouting Or Booing'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/cnn-will-allow-applause-a_n_1228430.html

NEW YORK -- Newt Gingrich won't have to worry about the audience being completely quiet during Thursday's debate in Jacksonville, the final primetime face-off before the Jan. 31 Florida primary.

CNN allows the audience to applaud the candidates, but in a statement to The Huffington Post, a CNN spokesman explained that some types of behavior will not be permitted.

"As we have done in the past, CNN will ask the audience to be respectful of the candidates," a CNN spokesperson said. "We have always said that if audience reaction such as shouting or booing interferes with the debate or with the candidates' answers, we will ask the audience to refrain."

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In response to Gingrich's complaints Tuesday, the Romney campaign blasted the Daily News' famous "Cry Baby" front page from 1995, along with the subject line: "A picture is worth 1,000 words."

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Reply CNN Will Allow Applause At Jacksonville Debate; No 'Shouting Or Booing' (Original post)
highplainsdem Jan 2012 OP
Enrique Jan 2012 #1
yardwork Jan 2012 #7
meegbear Jan 2012 #2
cyberswede Jan 2012 #3
ecstatic Jan 2012 #4
gratuitous Jan 2012 #5
MineralMan Jan 2012 #6
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #8

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

1. i wasn't booing

I was saying "Newwwwt".

Also, you didn't say anything about throwing shoes.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. ...throwing shoes. LOL!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

2. "we will ask the audience to refrain" ...

Yeah, that'll stop 'em.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:23 PM

3. This image should be posted often

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

4. why? They don't want repubs to look bad?

I think we should be allowed to see more of their true colors.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

5. Wait, I thought Newt was characterizing it as a free speech issue

He was all bent out of shape, because without cheering throngs, Newt goes from the Colossus of Georgia to the Pillsbury Doughboy. He said the audience was being denied its free speech rights. But isn't it a denial of free speech to allow only cheering, and not booing or catcalls? Help us, Newt! Give us back our right to heckle you like the charlatan you are!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

6. What a shame on Republicans that any such thing needs

to be said. I'm going to watch the SOTU tonight, just to see if any of the teabagger members of Congress shout something. Otherwise, I'd read the transcript in the morning.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

8. What about fake masturbatory actions?

Thanks for the thread, highplainsdem.

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