Audio: Michelle talks CNN, plantmania with Andrew Wilkow; Update: Two more plants?

posted at 2:54 pm on November 29, 2007 by Allahpundit

So many questions. Did CNN know? Does it matter? And isn’t it true that Reid and Pelosi would be firing off nutroots-appeasing press releases if the shoe here was on the other foot?

Another question, from our old pal Ian Schwartz: How likely is it that a John Edwards supporter would turn up in one of CNN’s “Republican” focus groups? And still another question from ace tipster RLW: Does the unusual number of questions from Democrats have anything to do with CNN, um, openly soliciting questions from Democrats several months ago? Remember? And please note: That screencap was made on August 13, three weeks after the Democratic YouTube debate. They weren’t looking for questions for Hillary Clinton.

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Update: No one gets this unlucky. The irony is, by wide acclaim, the debate was solid last night. It ends up being less an argument for not letting Democrats ask questions of Republicans than for letting Republicans also ask questions of Democrats.


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Is it me or is Andrew Wilkow and Sean Hanitty the same person?

RobCon on November 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM

CNN is rotten to the core and the whole nest of rats must be cleaned out.

saiga on November 29, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Hey, thanks! :)

Ian on November 29, 2007 at 3:13 PM

Hey Allah and Bryan,

While I was a guest on the Rick Jensen show on WDEL, their news guy broke in with advance notice about a upcoming Politico.com “scoop”. To be published shortly.

I wonder if it has anything to do with these dots?

–Jason

Jason Coleman on November 29, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Andrew lost some credibility when he said “Those that believe in journalistic ethics like the NY times, LA times, CBS news, MSNBC News…”

Since when have those sources applied ethics in their coverage of the news, i.e. Dan Rather, Maureen Dowd, etc.?

RMCS_USN on November 29, 2007 at 3:24 PM

The (C)linton (N)ew that’s crap (N)etwork seems to have given credibility to that Harvard study..it’s no wonder people don’t trust the reporting…

Pam on November 29, 2007 at 3:30 PM

Is it me or is Andrew Wilkow and Sean Hanitty the same person?

RobCon on November 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM

Haha. Same voice, yeah.

JiangxiDad on November 29, 2007 at 3:35 PM

This is beyond ridiculous now. It proves Republicans were completely in the right about their original take on these YouTube debates before the caved in. That’s one good thing we can take away from it.

Now, can we have a debate where actual Republicans/conservatives ask the questions of the Republican candidates?

I know, that’s a really radical suggestion, but maybe someone should try it.

thirteen28 on November 29, 2007 at 3:44 PM

About that screencap…is the “solicitation” part the big banner on the top of the page?

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Jason Coleman on November 29, 2007 at 3:19 PM

It was your info on corn boy and the angry black dude (via Dana something??) that went straight to Drudge and then on to Limbaugh today. GREAT WORK

JiangxiDad on November 29, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Is this for real? (maybe cached)?

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1932048/posts

desertdweller on November 29, 2007 at 3:57 PM

MM is going to be talking with Howie Carr at 4:15 ET.

listen at http://www.wrko.com

rslancer14 on November 29, 2007 at 3:58 PM

It ends up being less an argument for not letting Democrats ask questions of Republicans than for letting Republicans also ask questions of Democrats.

DING!!! We have a winner.

Our guys should take the high road on this “scandal” and praise how great the republic where any voter can ask a question. Then, in the next breath mutter something like “except for the Democratic field who for some reason were afraid to take questions on FOX.”

BacaDog on November 29, 2007 at 4:05 PM

And please note: That screencap was made on August 13, three weeks after the Democratic YouTube debate.

CNN probably did not choose where their ad is displayed. Google knows DU is a political site and shows the ad there. Unless you can show that CNN specifically targeted DU for this google ad; then the case here is very weak.

lorien1973 on November 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM

lorien1973 on November 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM

That’s what I was thinking with my question about the banner. Underneath the banner it says “Feedback – Ads by Google” which, as you know, is Google AdSense.

amerpundit on November 29, 2007 at 4:09 PM

Jason Coleman on November 29, 2007 at 3:19 PM
It was your info on corn boy and the angry black dude (via Dana something??) that went straight to Drudge and then on to Limbaugh today. GREAT WORK

JiangxiDad on November 29, 2007 at 3:51 PM

I appreciate that, sincerely, I hadn’t really blogged anything serious in quite some time, but last night the irritation just kept growing until my girl said “You should blog about it”. So I got into my pajamas and settled in.

–Jason

Jason Coleman on November 29, 2007 at 4:17 PM

And isn’t it true that Reid and Pelosi would be firing off nutroots-appeasing press releases if the shoe here was on the other foot?

Press releases? Heck, they’d be calling for a special prosecutor. Shumer would be piously intoning about “election tampering,” Harry Reid would be calling for Jimmy Carter to observe not just the elections, but all the debates as well, and the Daily Kos/DU crowd would be braying that this was “proof” that Bushitler is planning to not yield his office in 2009. It would be 24/7 on all the big networks for three days straight. Instead? “It echoes in the wells… of silence.”

smellthecoffee on November 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM

Is it me or is Andrew Wilkow and Sean Hanitty the same person?

RobCon on November 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM

Haha. Same voice, yeah.

JiangxiDad on November 29, 2007 at 3:35 PM

Naw, Hanitty stole Alf’s voice.

- The Cat

MirCat on November 30, 2007 at 1:40 AM

Letting plants and responding to them show that (R) are much more inclusive than (D) who only plant stuff that Hitlerly can answer.

I bet it will not be long before Hitlery claims she gave Gore the idea for inventing the Internet.

MSGTAS on November 30, 2007 at 9:04 AM