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During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, a female audience member named Lauren Batchelder played the role of a female antagonist toward candidate Donald Trump.
However, Ms. Batchelder is not just an average audience member. She’s a paid political operative of the GOP and a paid staff member of Team Jeb Bush:
Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours. CNN’s Jeanne Moos was the delivery vehicle for the a hit piece.
Here’s the CNN narrative as presented yesterday:
However, as previously noted, it didn’t take long to discover that Lauren Batchelder was not just an ordinary audience member, she is actually a current staffer for Senator Kelly Ayotte and also working in New Hampshire on behalf of the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign.
Batchelder’s LinkedIn profile shows she is a Jeb Bush For President 2016 staffer.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: infolurker
Horrible website is horrible.
Why would it be CNN at fault and not Jeb Bush's campaign and how do we even know the woman is the same? The pictures are really not clear. Long red hair? Must be same person!
Bush supports legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks, making exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, or incest. In August 2015, Bush said: "My record as a pro-life governor is not in dispute. I am completely pro-life and I believe that we should have a culture of life." In 2003, Bush described himself as "probably the most pro-life governor in modern times."[
The questioner was identified as Lauren Batchelder. Her lively exchange Monday with Trump at the "No Labels" forum drew widespread attention, as she accused him of not being a "friend to women."
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
I think the telling part of this is that CNN had a hand in setting the table for the question and choosing the narrative afterward. It's pretty damn obvious this wasn't a case of a staff attending an event and spontaneously asking a question. Hell, I don't like Trump... and crap like this frustrates the hell out of me because it almost seems like the GOP field is handing the man the nomination thanks to the ham handed way they've dealt with him so far.