By Mick Gregory–
The elite liberal press was irate. The Washington Post and LA Times were attacking FEMA’s communications office for having PR staff asking questions at a poorly attended press conference on the California wild fires. They were facilitating a Q&A for public awareness. Not trying to sway an election their way.
An internal investigation into the news conference by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that the agency’s press secretary directed aides to ask questions and coached them during the briefing.
The inquiry left several unanswered questions. It could not corroborate accounts that the agency’s No. 2 official, Harvey E. Johnson Jr., was told before he led the Oct. 23 briefing that FEMA staff members would ask questions when it became apparant no TV reporters were going to attend.
Remember the coverage of that, a few weeks ago? FEMA was acting fast, trying to communicate through the media. The U.S. doesn’t have a state-owned press like Cuba. We are a free country.
But here is the real story. Now we learn that the Hillary Rodham-Clinton machine was setting up phony “college students” with special questions for Hillary at staged press conferences in Iowa.
Where is the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times now?
Several of the “plants” are coming forward. A college student who was told what question to ask at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign events says “voters have the right to know what happened” and she wasn’t the only one who was planted.
Student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff said a staffer told her what to ask at a campaign event for Sen. Hillary Clinton.
In an exclusive on-camera interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, said that giving anyone specific questions to ask is “dishonest,” and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.
Gallo-Chasanoff, whose story was first reported in the campus newspaper, said what happened was really pretty simple: She says a senior Clinton staffer asked if she’d like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech the Democratic presidential hopeful gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6.
“I sort of thought about it, and I said ‘Yeah, can I ask how her energy plan compares to the other candidates’ energy plans?'” Gallo-Chasanoff said Monday night.
“‘I don’t think that’s a good idea,” the staffer said, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, “because I don’t know how familiar she is with their plans.” Watch the student describe how she was approached »
He then opened a binder to a page that, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, had about eight questions on it.
“The top one was planned specifically for a college student,” she added. ” It said ‘college student’ in brackets and then the question.”
Can you see how bias the press is today? They are in lock-step with the Democrat party.
Isn’t it fortunate that Al Gore invented the Internet. Now we have other sources for the news.