All day CNN has been hyping it’s self-declared groundbreaking debate tonight. Anderson Cooper presents Democratic candidates questions from the proletariat via YouTube videos!
“You’re actually kind of getting a window into people’s lives,” Cooper said. “These are people who are living the topics, who are not just asking a theoretical question.”
Cooper should know: He helped screen the submissions, divining which topics were of true importance to the electronic masses. It’s one of those special skills one learns while being raised by Gloria Vanderbilt in a New York City penthouse apartment.
Wolf Blitzer, likewise, has been insisting candidates cannot fully prepare for questions born of the wisdom of common people. Common people…with webcams and too much free time on their hands, that is. And earlier this morning Heidi Collins asked a near-giddy John King what kind of hard-hitting questions viewers could expect from real people. His answer was similar to what every other CNN anchor has been saying today: Iraq, global warming, gay rights, Darfur–you know, the kinds of issues Anderson Cooper would never think to ask about unless otherwise prompted.
Or are these the issues that have been covered in every other debate just with a new gimmick twist? It’s so tough to keep these things straight. Oh, Anderson? If I email you a video of me asking this question will you send me an answer?
UPDATE: Shocking, I know, but someone actually found a much smarter way to put this.
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