October 15, 2012
This year the annual "Town Hall - Style" Presidential debate will be held at Hofstra University on New York's Long Island, where undecided voters will get their chance to ask questions which will be done live.
This year, however, it won't exactly be as spontaneous as viewers might believe. Why? Because the questions will be pre-submitted before the event, and moderator Candy Crowley of CNN, and a Council on Foreign Relations Member, will decide on which people to call upon. How convenient.
According to the Associated Press:
Town halls have lost some of their spontaneity. The 80 or so undecided voters chosen for Tuesday's event must submit their questions in advance and moderator Candy Crowley of CNN will decide which people to call on. She can pose her own follow-up questions.
In 1992, the article states that
questions weren't screened beforehand. Simpson walked through the audience Oprah-style and a producer signaled which person to talk to next, seeking a good demographic mix. She had no idea what each person might ask.It seems obvious that even this so-called open Town Hall event for undecided voters has already been decided by the controllers......