Another Hillary Plant Sneaks In Under the MSM Radar As wily and wary as we have come to know the media to be, the many members of Team Clinton just keep out-Foxing them (apologies for the mention of the Hellish network). In a great many of the media’s post-game analyses of the Thursday, December 6th Mitt Romney religion speech, including that of the Associated Press, we are treated to the negative reactions thereto of one Costas Panagopoulos, who is rightly (if only partially) identified as “a political science professor at Fordham University”.Amongst his many analytical stylings on Romney’s effort:“The Romney strategy with the speech appeared to be to try to kill two birds with one stone – to placate voters who are apprehensive about him as a Mormon or as a flip-flopper. But I am not convinced he was successful in doing either. At the end of the day, it is very difficult to change voters’ pre-existing beliefs, and it would probably take a much more powerful speech than the one Romney delivered today.”“Make no mistake about it, this was a political speech. Romney sounded like he is running for pastor-in-chief rather than commander in chief.”And on Tuesday, December 4th, in an Agence France-Presse story entitled “Caustic Clinton gets tough on Obama”, we have him offering his view on Hillary beginning to bare her fangs in the Donkey primary. He is most approving of her so doing:“As the polls have been tightening it seems to be it is a reasonable strategy to pursue, especially when you are not far and away the front-runner, as she has been in other places and in national polls.”There is only one little problem with going to this guy for his thoughts on all things either Romney, Republican or Rodham: he is an ex-Hillary Clinton staffer. How do we know this? How did we ferret out this subterranean knowledge? We checked his website’s biography. Second paragraph, first sentence.We are positively exhausted after the extensive, laborious effort to track down this tidbit.—Seton Motley is Director of Communications for the Media Research Center.http://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2007/12/07/another-hillary-plant-sneaks-under-msm-radar
DUNLAP, IA — At an event here today, Obama said that Hillary Clinton “didn’t have enough confidence in the American people” when she was trying to pass health care in 1993.
Obama frequently criticizes Clinton for trying to pass health care behind closed doors in 1993. To demonstrate a contrast with her, he often says he’ll put the entire process on C-SPAN. This is the first time, though, he has used the word “confidence” to describe Clinton’s effort in 1993. He also placed as much blame on Clinton for failure in passing health care reform as he did the health industry.
Obama also returned to the issue of drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants, after a voter asked him about his support for a bill that provided licenses to illegal immigrants in Illinois. Obama turned the issue into one of public safety, saying that he supported the issue because he wanted to protect American citizens.
“When I was in Illinois,” he told the man who asked the question, “I voted for a provision that would require them to get drivers licenses because they were running around without insurance, without paperwork… So if they hit you there was no recourse, so I want to protect you.”
In a reference to Hillary, Obama said, “This election is about the judgment and the character of the next president,” Obama told the crowd, adding, “We have a bunch of folks like that in Washington, who don’t tell the America people what they really believe.”
Obama also said jokingly as he took questions, “These questions have not been pre-screened or pre-recorded.”
CNN Caves to Hillary, But She’ll Still Struggle in Iowa, so says Dick Morris, the one pundit that knows Hillary best.
Morris goes on to make the case that Hillary’s inability to give straight answers will dog her through Iowa and beyond.
So, Hillary says it won’t happen again. Now she has CNN staff shilling for her campaign. The following is being reported by Marc Ambinder at http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/11/diamond_v_pearl_student_blasts_1.php
“CNN ran out of time and used me to “close” the debate with the pearls/diamonds question. Seconds later this girl comes up to me and says, “you gave our school a bad reputation.’ Well, I had to explain to her that every question from the audience was pre-planned and censored. That’s what the media does. See, the media chose what they wanted, not what the people or audience really wanted. That’s politics; that’s reality. So, if you want to read about real issues important to America–and the whole world, I suggest you pick up a copy of the Economist or the New York Times or some other independent source. If you want me to explain to you how the media works, I am more than happy to do so. But do not judge me or my integrity based on that question.”
Marc’s article includes the YouTube link to Maria Luisa, the UNLV student who asked Hillary Clinton whether she preferred “diamonds or pearls”.
The last question of the Navada debate, to Hillary, diamonds or pearls? is now being reported to have been a CNN planted question. And, get this, CNN broke their promise to let the lady that was told to ask the question a chance to ask her own question, one about Yucca Mountain. Now I don’t believe CNN is smart enough to plant that type of question. My quess is that a Clinton staffer directed someone in CNN (Clinton News Network) to ask the question. It was just too specific, and timed just right, at the end of the debate.
The negatives just keep piling on, and this from the liberal Boston Globe:
The Boston Globe’s Venocchi skewers Clinton’s “kitchen strategy.” “TAKE OFF that apron, Hillary. Democrats want a winning presidential candidate, not a gourmet cook.” Venocchi calls the women’s vote “famously fickle” and Clinton “already has a gender gap problem. More than half the married men in a new USA Today/Gallup Poll said they definitely wouldn’t vote for her.” She also cites Clinton’s lead shrinking in New Hampshire in the latest Marist poll from 21 points over Obama to 11 now.
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The New York Times on Plant-gate: “At two campaign events in Iowa this year, aides to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton encouraged audience members to ask her specific questions.
It just won’t go away. Who will Bill bash next?
GRINNELL, Iowa (CNN) — The college student who says she was told what question to ask at one of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign events told CNN Monday that she wasn’t the only one at the event who was a plant and said “voters have the right to know what really happened.”http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/11/13/student-given-question-for-clinton-i-just-want-honesty/
In a later update, this particular college student told a reporter that severn other students were given “planted” questions to ask Hillary. So much for it only happened once. Is this Hillary’s “I didn’t inhale?”
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