Romney & Giuliani Duck Youtube Debate
Mark Lane has a good round up of the blogosphere's reaction Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney dropping out of the Republican CNN/Youtube presidential debate. I'm only surprised that if didn't happen sooner. GOP politicians are so used to staying on script. The Youtube format destroys all that. If Romney and Giuliani can't handle Youtube then how the hell can they run the country?
The silliest post I read comes from Republican apologist Hugh Hewitt.
The YouTube debate was a silly, and at times absurd exercise in giving air time to many idiots separated by an occasional responsible speaker, and the question selection by CNN demonstrated a huge left-wing bias which will inevitably appear in any subsequent YouTube debate organized by the MSM which is overwhelmingly staffed by the left.
CNN selected questions from Youtube users for a Democratic presidential debate. The questions are skewed for Democrats running for their party's nomination. Did Hewitt expect Youtube users to ask Democrats who loves Ronald Reagan the most?
It has become a habit for conservatives such as Hugh Hewitt to accuse media services he dislikes of liberal bias. Hewitt would never admit that the Weekly Standard's attempts to discredit Scott Thomas Beauchamp was conservative bias. Especially, since Hewitt has written for the WS and did his part to slime Beauchamp.
Hewitt is hardly in a position to criticize the journalism ethics of CNN. What Hewitt really has a problem with is the majority of Youtube users being against the policies of the Bush administration. The fact that they can use technology to voice their opinions scares Republicans who live by staying on message. Listening to the concerns of citizens is an alien concept for the Grand Old Party. It's not liberal bias that scares Hewitt. It's free speech.