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senseandsensibility

(18,214 posts)
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:23 PM May 2023

CNN spin on their town hall this morning

Several members of Jon King's insufferable "panel" admitted that TFG is using this opportunity to repair his image with voters outside the rightwing bubble. So they are totally aware of this, and okay with it. At no point did any of them suggest that he would be challenged. And now we know that the audience will be packed with rightwingers who would be the last people on earth to challenge him. No Dems allowed.

The only opportunity for any kind of "challenge" will have to come from Kaitlin Collins. I just don't see her asking enough tough questions on her own with any kind of follow-up to compete with all the fawning BS that is going to come from the audience. which will ask the bulk of the questions.

I won't be watching, but I'm sure some brave DUers will be. I'll read about it here or on some trusted reporters twitter pages. I have absolutely no faith in CNN to cut through his crap. The format alone is stacked against truth,

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CNN spin on their town hall this morning (Original Post) senseandsensibility May 2023 OP
I don't watch propaganda. onecaliberal May 2023 #1
Good, and I hope their senseandsensibility May 2023 #2
They already suck. They're hoping to round up the fascists. It won't work. onecaliberal May 2023 #3
+1000 TheRealNorth May 2023 #5
Unfortunately, lots of voters do... regnaD kciN May 2023 #17
Indeed, though democratic voters not so much. onecaliberal May 2023 #23
When is the town hall for Biden with no Republicans allowed? dalton99a May 2023 #4
Obviously because there is liberal bias in the media TheRealNorth May 2023 #6
Good point senseandsensibility May 2023 #7
Where is the town hall for the other GOP candidates Johonny May 2023 #19
Good question. senseandsensibility May 2023 #22
Why is any of us still watching CNN ever? RegulatedCapitalistD May 2023 #8
The entity known as FOXNEWS is far from being obscure. NotVeryImportant May 2023 #20
I am not twisted about anything....Fox News is floundering at the moment. RegulatedCapitalistD May 2023 #21
This is a political rally Tesha May 2023 #9
Defeat of the fairness doctrine has enabled this propaganda FakeNoose May 2023 #10
The Fairness Doctrine only applied to over-the-air channels... regnaD kciN May 2023 #18
CNN will only have MAGAnuts/TFG supporters in this townhall LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 #11
Very good point about their anchor getting booed senseandsensibility May 2023 #12
I am not certain if everyone missed this but I read that at the time of their Bev54 May 2023 #14
Yes, I saw that days ago too senseandsensibility May 2023 #15
from twitter orleans May 2023 #13
Cnn should be shunned by all. 2naSalit May 2023 #16

onecaliberal

(34,105 posts)
3. They already suck. They're hoping to round up the fascists. It won't work.
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:27 PM
May 2023

The lyin king hates Con News Network.

Johonny

(21,348 posts)
19. Where is the town hall for the other GOP candidates
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:19 PM
May 2023

Why don't the others that have declared get equal time?

 
8. Why is any of us still watching CNN ever?
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:35 PM
May 2023

They are gone...they do not want us....they are trying to lure Republicans to watch. Fuck CNN...let them pound sand....enjoy the obscurity that Fox News is currently enjoying.

 

NotVeryImportant

(578 posts)
20. The entity known as FOXNEWS is far from being obscure.
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:22 PM
May 2023

Don't get it twisted, this is just a minor squabble in the grand scheme of things in the rightwing eco-system.

They'll be back up to their old numbers in due course.

Watch...

Tesha

(20,881 posts)
9. This is a political rally
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:35 PM
May 2023

Plain and simple this is the media and the rightwing college giving him free tv time.

A Political Rally

FakeNoose

(33,854 posts)
10. Defeat of the fairness doctrine has enabled this propaganda
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:40 PM
May 2023

Remember the fairness doctrine? Yeah the one that Ronald Reagan murdered. Back when we had real "free speech" and "free press" as described in the Bill of Rights, the opposition party could demand equal time to rebut any of the lies/disinformation that a candidate was allowed to say on the air.

The news media (before 1980) were careful to never allow those political lies and disinformation because they hated to give equal time to the other side. The networks policed themselves in the old days, and they were quite good at it most of the time. But those days are over - the fairness doctrine died by Reagan's decree and now we're subjected to lies almost 24/7/365.

Most of the younger adults in our country have no idea what the fairness doctrine is, or that it ever existed.

regnaD kciN

(26,179 posts)
18. The Fairness Doctrine only applied to over-the-air channels...
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:17 PM
May 2023

It wouldn’t have applied to cable programming anyway.

senseandsensibility

(18,214 posts)
12. Very good point about their anchor getting booed
Wed May 10, 2023, 02:47 PM
May 2023

This kind of formal does not allow for one person to challenge a known liar. IF she tries, she will be shouted down.

Bev54

(10,454 posts)
14. I am not certain if everyone missed this but I read that at the time of their
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:06 PM
May 2023

announcement. It shocks me that people still will give CNN the ratings by watching it. I have no such interest. By being gawkers, it will only push CNN to continue such acts for more ratings.

senseandsensibility

(18,214 posts)
15. Yes, I saw that days ago too
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:08 PM
May 2023

but many on here defended CNN. As more facts come out, there are less defenders.

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