Skip to comments.Matthews imagines ‘the hell’ Candy Crowley would have taken if she were wrong on Libya
Posted on 10/17/2012 4:22:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
On MSNBCs post-debate wrap-up from Hempstead, N.Y., anchor and Hardball host Chris Matthews praised CNNs Candy Crowley for making a charge that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was wrong in challenging the presidents terror description in his response to last months Benghazi, Libya attack.
And even thought Crowley later admitted Romney was right in the main, Matthews and his panel praised Crowley for her courage.
Do you realize, Joy youre a woman here, let me tell you, do you realize the guts it took for Candy, even crystal in memory, knowing he had said an act of terror, Matthews said. Knowing it was on her mind, that it had been in her notebook and that she had been there. If she had been wrong on that, the hell she would have taken from all of these media watchers from the right. I mean, unbelievable.
Matthews panel, which included The Grios Joy Reid and the Huffington Posts Howard Fineman, elaborated on why they thought the Hardball host was right on target with his observation.
REID: She is anyway.
MATTHEWS: Whats their case now? She was right.
REID: In the spin room afterwards, a lot of the complaining was about her.
REID: And people insisting she was wrong, but you know what she wasnt wrong. Shes a reporter. Thats why its important to have a journalist in that situation. And it provided Romneys I think most embarrassing moment of the night because he sat there. He leaned his chin out, he literally put his eyebrows up. And he was wrong.
FINEMAN: He thought he was moving in for the kill at that point.
MATTHEWS: And I think the president lured him in, so he said lets move on. Lets move on, like I really dont want to test this moment.
she was wrong, and still no one plays the rose garden from the beginning to see bambi was really talking about 9-11-01
Let them eat arsenic.
Technically she was right, but she conceded the substance of Romney’s argument in her very next breath. But these debate circuses are all style over substance so the gotcha moment in Obama’s favor is all the general public will remember.
Watching the state media is like watching a touring side show - freaks for Obama.
He really believed that obummer killed it last night just because he showed up.
chrissy wants to lewinsky obama.
Not surprising that gets it 100% bass ackwards.
Mitt’s takeaway is great material for pressing the FACTS in evidence on Benghazi. And FACTS are troublesome things for liars.
To me, his first utterance of the words “act(s)of terror” followed by a long diatribe about condemning freedom of expression missused to attack a perfectly harmless religion isn’t recognition that the attack was planned by terrorists for reasons completely different than that BS little movie no one has seen. Because ‘terror’ was mentioned in no way technically translates to ‘terrorists’ with a planned agenda.
You nailed it. Too much work and distraction to check. She said, “Read the transcript...” How many folks do you think actually looked up the speech transcript and read it?
Does anyone really believe Obama did not have the questions in advance and the plan was for Candy to do just what she did? Obama the Zero saved by the women, Candy and Hillary.
>>but you know what she wasnt wrong. Shes a reporter.
These people on TV are reporters? LOL.
This “dust-up” will keep Libya/the cover-up by the administration of why 4 Americans were murdered, in the news. The Matthews and Crowleys of state media [snug as bugs in bed with the Obama-Biden racist-socialist agenda] will sink even deeper into the world of lies and deception, trying in vain to hold on to those voters who are now stampeding to Romney-Ryan.
I think the mention of terror in the Rose Garden was just a fortuitous insertion by Obama overwhelmed by his broader words and deeds. But Romney made a tactical mistake by emphasizing a relatively narrow verbal point over the broader substance of the issue. The sad thing is that the superficial debate theatrics arising from this error is going to hinder any further needed discussion on this issue.
SHE WAS F-IN WRONG/
sorry but I’ve had it with their lies and B/S.
These last two debates have seen two moderators so biased and let Biden and obama say just crap and they never shut up.\\The questions were awful, so lets have those who do not knwo who to vote for down here in SC, or AL, MS and lets see how the questions are different
This is true. However, Candy Crowley did not escape unscathed either in this and had to walk back her impudent interruption. On balance, while Romney attacked too narrowly, multiple days of rehashing this argument gives his side the opportunity to back up further discussions about his with the constant lock-step wag-the-dog accusation that this planned terrorist attack was not due to an unforseeable movie, but due to utter incompetence within the Executive Branch and State Department.
It reminds me of the verse about the kingdom lost for the lack of a nail. Details matter!
Last night's format, venue and
moderator facilitator was astoundingly detrimental to Mitt Romney (and in fairness, to any Republican), yet he was still able to do well. Nevertheless, the abject willingness to roll over for the opposition in setting up these "debates" has reached the point where Alan Simpson and John Danforth need to be sent to the political glue factory by the GOP.
This was a planned setup and the STUPID Party fell for it.