hillary-rigIt’s  no secret America has a Soviet style state-run media that colludes with the left to push their agenda.

What is new is how blatant and open the liberal press is about pressing their thumb on their scale for their favorite candidates and causes.

In the latest Democrat presidential town hall forum, the struggling Hillary Clinton and her campaign colluded with CNN to plant someone to lob a softball question at her.

Her final question of the night came from a college student named Brent Rosengren who asked her a hard-hitting question about which of our presidents inspired her most.

The Blaze reports on the exchange:

Rosengren addressed the Democratic candidate for president after being introduced by CNN anchor and town hall moderator,  Chris Cuomo.

“Secretary Sand – er, Clinton…sorry,” Rosengren said.

But it’s what he said next that is raising some eyebrows.

“I can see why they gave you this question,” Rosengren stated.

Rosengren blurting out, “I can see why they gave you this question,”  raised eyebrows across America.

You can watch the video here:

This isn’t the first time Hillary Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign staff has planted questions to make her look good.

In 2007, when she was on the way to crashing and burning as the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, Hillary was ensnared in controversy when it was revealed she planted a questioner at a tour of a biodiesel plant in Iowa.

John Dickerson, who is now the host of CBS’ Sunday show, Face the Nation,  reported at the time for Slate:

I was at the biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, when Hillary Clinton was asked the now-famous question that had been set up by her staff.  We had just finished a tour of the facility where Clinton nodded, as all candidates do, while officials spoke so that the cameramen wearing hard hats could film her standing among tubes and vats.  (This is for B-roll that makes the candidate look engaged in local issues while the television announcer talks about her trip.)  Then Clinton gave a nearly hour-long policy speech before taking questions from the audience.  Nineteen-year-old Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff asked, “As a young person, I’m worried about the long-term effects of global warming.  How does your plan combat climate change?”

Now we know, though, that it was Clinton’s staff that gave Gallo-Chasanoff that question to ask, which makes the Senator’s answer amusing.  “It’s usually young people who ask me about global warming,”  she said.  Perhaps it’s usually young people because in the binder where a staffer showed Gallo-Chasanoff the question for her to ask, it was under the category marked “college student.”

The difference between now and 2007 is the media was totally in the tank for Barack Obama so they were eager to report on Hillary rigging events to make her look good.

Now with Hillary locked in a desperate battle with Vermont Senator and self-described Socialist, Bernie Sanders, the media is playing defense for Hillary Clinton.

The initial coronation the media had planned has become stuck under the weight of Hillary’s secret email server and possible criminal handling of classified intelligence.

So now the plan is to rehabilitate her with softball questions designed to humanize her.

With Hillary on the verge of losing the first two nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire,  as well as trailing her potential Republican rivals in head-to-head polling, desperation and panic are setting in.

So expect the media to pull more stunts like the planted question in the Democrat town hall to try to  rig the election for Hillary.

A fixed contest is her only hope.