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Monday night was CNN’s gooey town hall with Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) moderated by Jake Tapper. And as my NewsBusters colleague, Curtis Houck noted on Twitter, “Parkland Town Hall Jake is here tonight to moderate this #HarrisTownHall.” In all, there were 16 questions posed to Harris from the audience and all but two of them came from purely leftist positions. The remaining two came from a neutral position with none from the right.
From the beginning, Tapper made it seem as though the Iowa town hall (which was held at Drake University) was going to address the prescreened questions and concerns from many different positions, but that turned out not to be the case. The questions themselves ranged from asking Harris to reaffirm her commitment to liberal positions to some really radical “eat the rich” kind of stuff.
Question - Drake - University - Graduate - Student
The first question came from Drake University graduate student Lindsey Hornbaker and it came in hot from the left:
Senator Harris, racism has always been a problem in the United States. And the current administration relies heavily on fear-based tactics to justify racist policies that are further segregating us as a nation. We're creating an environment where people feel emboldened to say and do harmful things to people of color, to immigrants, and to the LGBTQ community. As the president of a new administration, what would you plan to do to make America safer for these people?
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Riley Fink, a senior at Drake University, had the second question and the first far-left one. Fink grilled the far-left liberal Senator for her supposed contradictory stance on criminal justice reform and accused her of “embracing” the “tough on crime mentality.”
Several minutes later, Tapper all but proved the town hall was geared solely towards Democrats when he hyped the latest CNN/Des Moines Register Iowa poll. “[M]ost...
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