CNN may have accidentally been recorded coaching a member of its post-debate focus group how to respond to a question following last night’s debate.
A video uploaded to YouTube shortly after Sunday’s debate shows CNN discussing the debate’s events with a focus group of undecided Ohio voters, CNN captures a moment from the debate in which Hillary Clinton says, “that America already is great, but we are great because we are good.” Then, as CNN cuts back to its focus group, CNN reporter Pamela Brown can be heard coaching a group participant in a hushed tone….“America is great, because we’re good,” Brown is heard saying.
Realizing she is back on the air, Brown then asks the same participant what anti-Trump argument from Clinton impressed her most. The participant regurtitates a close approximation of what Brown had just said to her seconds before.
“She stated that America is already great, and I tend to agree with that,” the panel member says. “Though we are slow in progressing in a number of ways, we are progressing and we need to continue the momentum.”