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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

The Planted Question

The LA Times (Globe reprint) notes that the stupid question at the Rock the Vote Forum last week about Macs versus PCs was planted by CNN. The network apparently made the girl ask that question rather than what she wanted to ask in order to have the candidates relate to a younger audience or some such nonsense.

Kurtz today reports that CNN has apologized. "In an attempt to encourage a lighthearted moment in this debate, a CNN producer working with Ms. Trustman clearly went too far. CNN regrets the producer's actions."

The poor girl was probably sick of taking so much crap over the idiotic question that she went public with the truth. Why was a producer with such a dumb idea about what young people would like seeing working the Rock the Vote Forum anyway?