CNN's Town Hall meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was staged to favor liberals over conservatives, says Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the Media Research Center.
"The first question we would count as a question from the right . . . asked, did Obama pull out of Iraq too quickly? That was the only one you could count as a question from a conservative place,'' Graham told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"Then they had pretty much about five questions in a row that were all hammering on left-wing ideas. Do we get paid maternity leave? Do we get legalized pot? Do we get gun control, [an] assault weapons ban? Are you in favor of gay marriage? And so on. This was a liberal crowd.''
"And then there were five neutral questions, but most of them were, like, use three words to describe yourself.''
Graham said the purpose of the one-hour event, moderated by host Christiane Amanpour, was an attempt by liberals to show that Clinton, the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, "can take questions from the public and the public likes her.''
"When she asked her if she was going to run for president and the crowd just applauds rapturously, it really does tell you this was not a random sample of America,'' Graham said.
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