CNN's Las Vegas Post Debate Analysis– A Clinton Reunion
It’s hard to have a bad debate performance when:
** The audience is planted in your favor
** The questions are planted in your favor
** The questioners are your supporters
** The after debate spin room includes 2 former staff members and 1 current campaign analyst
The post debate was as Clinton-friendly as the actual debate.
The CNN debate may have been pre-planned and censored every step of the way, but CNN did not have to worry about a Clinton-friendly environment in the post debate.
Another panelist, James Carville, is a longtime Clinton advisor.
Even Daily Kos had an issue with CNN, pointing out that James Carville is a partisan Clinton supporter and was included in the post debate spin on CNN.
Carville has raised money for the Hillary campaign. He works for CNN as an analyst even though he also works on Hillary’s campaign.
Only the third analyst, former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts, has never worked for the Clintons.
No wonder the Clinton Campaign said they will win the national election in a landslide yesterday.
UPDATE: The New York Times is flaming CNN and the Carville controversy. “Mr. Carville praised Mrs. Clinton’s performance along with the other panelists… And he was pointedly critical of Mr. Obama’s debate performance.”
UPDATE: NewsBusters has more on the CNN debate fallout.
UPDATE 2: Doug Ross has more information on the “6 Plants” at the CNN democratic debate.
UPDATE 3: Dan Riehl wonders, “Who is CNN fooling?”