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senseandsensibility

(18,228 posts)
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:27 PM May 2023

Let's give Kaitlin Collins the benefit of the doubt

Let's say that she intends to and will ask tfg tough questions. What will happen then in a building packed with rightwingers? She not only will be booed, she will be shouted down. And the orange freak will stand there basking in it.

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Let's give Kaitlin Collins the benefit of the doubt (Original Post) senseandsensibility May 2023 OP
I call that "lose/lose." CNN, attend. dchill May 2023 #1
Kick dalton99a May 2023 #2
Exactly senseandsensibility May 2023 #5
Maybe it is a setup by cnn to Beachnutt May 2023 #3
Nope. She should have refused to hold this town hall Marius25 May 2023 #4
She agreed to do I it on those terms. She will therefore OWN it--good or debacle. hlthe2b May 2023 #6
I agree. BlackSkimmer May 2023 #10
I don't see how, FoxNewsSucks May 2023 #11
This senseandsensibility May 2023 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author hlthe2b May 2023 #7
The Rapist-in-Chief shouldn't be on CNN ...nt Jarqui May 2023 #8
Is he screening the questions? I have no doubt he placed conditions on the partisan audience members LonePirate May 2023 #9
When you platform fascism and corruption, you endorse it. Caliman73 May 2023 #12
Your last two sentences senseandsensibility May 2023 #14
It's exactly what Trump supporters want. A public fight, with Donald as their champion. Midnight Writer May 2023 #15
Yes, could CNN be any more obvious about who they senseandsensibility May 2023 #16
Kaitlin Collins is not good IMHO...and I always disliked her. The MAGA's were picked to Demsrule86 May 2023 #17
I agree, she can be rude and determined but did not ask good questions. She may do well on a Bev54 May 2023 #21
She worked for Fox. Demsrule86 May 2023 #25
I don't think she ever worked for Fox but she did work for Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller. Bev54 May 2023 #26
From what I've seen of her, she is a dry, fact focused robot, might just piss him off, lol Shanti Shanti Shanti May 2023 #18
I expect tonight will go very poorly for Trump. Just A Box Of Rain May 2023 #19
And don't forget the Hal Sparks recap of it .....yaaas ! nt GuppyGal May 2023 #22
Trump, who is the world's laziest, most narcissistic, and most dishonest man Just A Box Of Rain May 2023 #23
Well, she was banned from some trump press conferences for asking tough questions in 2018. Silent Type May 2023 #20
I will be boycotting CNN LetMyPeopleVote May 2023 #24

dalton99a

(82,270 posts)
2. Kick
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:29 PM
May 2023
The conservative columnist Alyssa Farah Griffin defended CNN by saying that the host, Kaitlan Collins, is “tough” and won’t let Trump “get away with lying without being called out”. That’s exactly the problem. CNN is in the business of performing toughness and balance, not primarily producing journalism that serves to enlighten citizens and enhance democracy. CNN seems to exist to create tweetable moments of anchor “toughness”, through which the celebrities who appear on air make events and interviews all about them. The CNN faces are tough enough to stand in the wind and rain of a hurricane, and tough enough to call out a politician – even a bully like Trump – for lying. But that’s easy and shallow. Ultimately, it hurts democracy.

The issue is not whether Trump gets caught in a lie or “gets away” with something. Trump doesn’t care when that happens and neither do Republican supporters. We have 40 years of Trump shamelessness to demonstrate that – seven years of Trump as a political figure. He has been “called out” time and time again. It makes no difference to his support or to his habits. Exposing Trump as a liar changes no minds about anything.

But he will receive the imprimatur of respectability for warranting this platform in the first place.
CNN and all journalists must concede that they perform that work, despite wishing and pretending they did not. They have just been too lazy to question doing things the way they had always done things. Every major news organization has done the same. No one has wanted to admit it is a dangerous moment or new environment.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/may/10/cnn-trump-town-hall-election-media-coverage

Beachnutt

(7,557 posts)
3. Maybe it is a setup by cnn to
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:30 PM
May 2023

expose the con man in his defamation lawsuit for 475 million dollars against cnn.
Like, if we defamed you why would you come on our network again.

 

Marius25

(3,213 posts)
4. Nope. She should have refused to hold this town hall
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:30 PM
May 2023

It doesn't matter if the questions are tough. He shouldn't be getting airtime.

FoxNewsSucks

(10,523 posts)
11. I don't see how,
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:47 PM
May 2023

and not just because of her Daily Caller background.

She might want to be seen as "tough", but she'll be in a room with 400 cult members and their leader. That's enough to intimidate almost anyone

Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Caliman73

(11,767 posts)
12. When you platform fascism and corruption, you endorse it.
Wed May 10, 2023, 03:48 PM
May 2023

People who are fascistic and corrupt, don't care how and where they get their message out. It is about the performance and spectacle. When you approach a fascist as an exercise in good faith, you are already ceding the victory. You cannot be "objective" about fascism, White nationalism, and the corruption that Trump represents.

Fascism is a completely bankrupt and repugnant ideology. There is no "side" there. It is unacceptable as an ideology. We should not give voice to an ideology that seeks to dominate, discriminate against, and destroy groups of people.

I don't care that he is the likely nominee for one of the two major political parties. We already know what he stands for and it is unacceptable and should be treated that way.

Demsrule86

(69,334 posts)
17. Kaitlin Collins is not good IMHO...and I always disliked her. The MAGA's were picked to
Wed May 10, 2023, 04:24 PM
May 2023

bring right-wingers on board to CNN...it will be a MAGA love fest with BS questions to try to make Trump acceptable.

Bev54

(10,457 posts)
21. I agree, she can be rude and determined but did not ask good questions. She may do well on a
Wed May 10, 2023, 05:05 PM
May 2023

scripted basis with a producer in her ear phone but the girl has no real talent and she proved that on the WH press beat. I could not believe it when CNN gave her Jim Acosta's position as chief WH reporter and was even more flummoxed when they brought her in as a political pundit and then giving her an anchor desk. I do believe she aligns politically with their new CEO and investor. She came from the Daily Caller and I am waiting till she tries to get Tucker in the door.

 

Shanti Shanti Shanti

(12,047 posts)
18. From what I've seen of her, she is a dry, fact focused robot, might just piss him off, lol
Wed May 10, 2023, 04:30 PM
May 2023

He could self implode and walk off at any time

 

Just A Box Of Rain

(5,104 posts)
23. Trump, who is the world's laziest, most narcissistic, and most dishonest man
Wed May 10, 2023, 05:18 PM
May 2023

is almost going to gop into this event thinking that he will find a friendly audience--and will therefore come in unprepared.

That might not turn out well for him.

We will soon see. I have zero confidence in his abilities, myself.

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