Tim Graham: Biden's ABC town hall reveals 2 questioners' ties to Democrats – networks keep stacking the deck
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Whatever romantic attachment voters have to the "town hall" concept on television is no longer warranted.
The dueling "town hall" events on ABC and NBC on Thursday night featuring the two 2020 presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump, once again underlined that whatever romantic attachment voters have to the "town hall" concept on television is no longer warranted. These network events are heavily pre-screened, pre-scripted, and pre....dictable. And whenever they are exposed for making "mistakes," it's always a mistake in favor of Biden. In a real town hall, people get up in somewhat random order and just unfurl what's on their mind. The networks think the stakes are far too high to walk that tightrope, especially in an age where social-media troublemakers can take anything viral, and the entire Democratic establishment is petrified Joe Biden could spontaneously combust in a horrible gaffe. As FoxNews.com has reported, two of ABC's Biden questioners had ties to Democrats. One was a speechwriter in the Obama administration. The other, presented as a physical therapist, was the wife of a high-profile Pennsylvania Democrat. BIDEN'S ABC TOWN HALL QUESTIONERS INCLUDE FORMER OBAMA SPEECHWRITER, WIFE OF FORMER PENNSYLVANIA DEM CANDIDATE How hard is it for the networks to do some elementary Google searches before choosing their questioners? Or are these choices carefully planned and they hide these partisan identities hoping their "mistake" won't be discovered? This also happened at ABC's town hall for Donald Trump. Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque, a woman ABC repeatedly identified as "uncommitted" in its coverage of the town hall, complained at length about the need for ObamaCare. The Washington Free Beacon found that on social media, she praised vice…