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.