by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Last night CNN hosted a town hall-style debate between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders on the subject of the future of Obamacare. A common theme of the debate was Sanders’ constant insistence on healthcare as a right (and thus should be paid for by government), while Cruz pointed to the consequences of making that the government’s responsibility, such as rationing, long waiting times, and lower quality service in countries with such an arrangement.
By all accounts, Cruz wiped the floor with Sanders, as one might expect from a college debate champion at Princeton.
But CNN did all it could to try and trip Cruz up…by literally scripting numerous tough questions from the “audience” in advance.
Yep…you read that right. Take a look.
One of the toughest questions Cruz received was read by a woman named Carol Hardaway, who asked Cruz:
I have multiple sclerosis but could not afford insurance – without the treatment or medications i need, i had problems with walking, with my speech, and my vision. When the affordable care act was passed I moved from our home state of Texas because they refused to expand Medicaid to Maryland and within 2 weeks I started receiving treatments through Medicaid and am now well enough to work as a substitute teacher.
Senator Cruz, can you promise me that you and the Republican leaders in congress will have – actually have a replacement plan in place for people like me who depend on their Medicaid? In other words, I like my coverage, can I keep it?
Tough but fair…right? Well within minutes social media noticed something peculiar: a visible header on the email she was reading from.
The email is from a Gmail account as you can see from the top of the paper. The subject line reads “Your Question,” as the two photographs below show.
A number of people on Twitter also made the same observation, with some speculating that CNN fed her the question.
BUSTED! CNN emailed panelists with subject line, "YOUR QUESTION." https://t.co/3LejrSlISA
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 8, 2017
If I wanted to remember my question I would email it to myself then print it out instead of writing it in Microsoft word and printing
— Soon (@PizzaPartyBen) February 8, 2017
— James Brower 🇺🇸 (@james_brower9) February 8, 2017
LMAO… Yes they are that stupid and dishonest. CNN emails tonights debate panelist ….Subject line.."YOUR QUESTION" pic.twitter.com/DLku5WRvKv
— Stephen (@St3v3nicy) February 8, 2017
Once again President Trump is proved correct….”CNN is fake news.”