I’m mildly suspicious that her MySpace page says she’s 15 years old when she introduced herself last night as being a UNLV student, but maybe she just hasn’t updated the page in awhile. Ambinder claims to have confirmed that she is who she says she is with one of her friends and the MySpace photo does look just like her, so, fine.
She’s speaking out this morning because her classmates understandably want to know why she’d ask a question that makes them all look developmentally disabled by extension. Don’t blame me, she responds, blame CNN. Would they really sandbag one of their questioners this way? Well … yeah.
“Every single question asked during the debate by the audience had to be approved by CNN,” Luisa writes. “I was asked to submit questions including “lighthearted/fun” questions. I submitted more than five questions on issues important to me. I did a policy memo on Yucca Mountain a year ago and was the finalist for the Truman Scholarship. For sure, I thought I would get to ask the Yucca question that was APPROVED by CNN days in advance.”…
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.
Follow the link to read the question she wanted to ask. In CNN’s defense, the “diamonds/pearls” debate is increasingly germane to Democratic voters these days.