Today's Washington Post sports an article about CNN's failure to vet questioners in this week's Republican YouTube debate. Apparently, several of the videotaped, user-submitted questions actually came from supporters of Democratic candidates. Bloggers and pundits are criticizing CNN for its failure to research and nix the questions.
Isn't the point of the town-hall style debate to open the floor freely for questions from members of the "town"? The questions were good ones - homosexuality in the military and punishment for mothers who choose abortion if the practice became illegal. Why the uproar over the sources? Shouldn't candidates have answers regardless of who's asking the questions? Am I missing something that makes this less ridiculous? Thoughts?