Hillary Plant in Republican CNN YouTube Debate?
By: Warner Todd Huston
General Keith Kerr who appeared as a â€œspontantousâ€ questioner on CNNâ€™s YouTube Republican Debates hosted by Anderson Cooper is a member of the Hillary Clinton campaign. But this was not mentioned upfront, Kerr treated as a regular, spontaneous questioner. Shouldnâ€™t that have been made clear to the audience? Or does CNN think itâ€™s OK to sandbag the GOP candidates with a Hillary operative without mentioning it?
In fact, he was so interesting to the CNN folks that they not only had his YouTube video question but he was there in person to ask follow up questions.
Here is the information about General Kerrâ€™s efforts for the Hillary Clinton campaign:
â€œClinton Campaign Announces Launch Of LGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee
On the eve of the 38th anniversary of Stonewall, Hillary for President announced the formation of â€œLGBT Americans for Hillary,â€ a national steering committee of over 65 leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Members of the steering committee include LGBT elected officials, activists from national LGBT and Democratic Party political groups as well as leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment and sports. This leadership committee will work with the campaign on several areas including political outreach, communications, policy advice and counsel, and fundraisingâ€¦.â€
At the tail of the info about this Hillary committee is a list of those who have joined Hillaryâ€™s efforts:
â€œLGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee Members (Committee In Formation)*:
(Among the many members isâ€¦)
Keith Kerr, retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserveâ€
And, what does this endorsement mean? According to Hillaryâ€™s website:
* Members of LGBT AMERICANS FOR HILLARY have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in their individual capacity. The names of past or present affiliations are included to assist in identifying the individuals listed and do not indicate any endorsement by that group or organization.
So, what do you all think? Was this a stealth Hillary shill by CNN?
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Warner Todd Huston is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.