Nov 26, 2007

Anderson, your conscience has a question for you.

Regarding "the CNN selection team," I wonder if Anderson Cooper is a pitcher or a catcher.

The ruse known as the CNN Youtube "debates" happens again on Wednesday for Republican candidates. After browsing through some of the submitted questions and noticing a lot of them dealt with sexual orientiation, HuffPo's Marty Kaplan notes that the deciders at CNN consider any questions about gay rights to be icky.
David Bohrman, CNN's Washington bureau chief and executive producer of the debate, told the NY Times' blog The Caucus that posts "asking the candidates to defend their opposition to gay marriage" are "'lobbying grenades' [that] would be disqualified by the CNN selection team... There are quite a few things you might describe as Democratic 'gotchas,' and we are weeding those out'... CNN wants to ensure that next Wednesday's Republican event is 'a debate of their party.'"