CNN panned for ‘softball’ Biden town hall: This isn’t getting him ready for the debates


During President Trump’s recent town hall with ABC, George Stephanopoulos and the audience were overtly hostile. But at the CNN town hall with Joe Biden on Thursday, it was a total love fest from Anderson Cooper and the audience. There were no attacks against Joe Biden, like there were against Trump. Instead, it was nothing but softball questions. It was sickening. We have an illegitimate propaganda media in this country.

CNN panned for ‘softball’ Biden town hall: This isn’t getting him ready for the debates

‘So far the questions… sound as if they were written by Biden’s campaign,’ one critic said

By Fox News, September 17, 2020

The reviews are in for the CNN town hall featuring Joe Biden… and they aren’t great.

While Biden’s performance has received praise for his ability to display empathy towards Pennsylvania voters selected to ask questions, what has been described as the “softball” treatment of the former VP by CNN was widely panned on Thursday night, especially following the grilling President Trump faced at the ABC News town hall on Tuesday.

“In the first moments, the contrast between what Trump was asked and what Biden is being asked is striking,” Politico columnist Jeff Greenfield tweeted, later writing. “Biden is doing very well, yes. But this is not exactly getting him ready to face tough questions from a Chris Wallace or Jake Tapper (should he decide to do so).”

That was in reference to the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, which is being moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace

According to analysis from NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck, of the 16 participants who asked Biden questions, 13 of them, over a whopping 80 percent were identified as Democrats. Only three were identified as Republicans.

That was in stark contrast to the town hall attendees Trump faced on ABC News, which featured four Trump voters, three Hillary Clinton voters, one Jill Stein voters, three non-voters, and one unidentified.

Others picked up on the slanted questions at the CNN town hall.

“Has CNN asked a question to anyone who’s not a Democrat? (may have missed),” The Daily Beast politics reporter Hanna Trudo asked about the overwhelming presence of Democratic voters before deleting her tweet.

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