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CPD: Crowley shouldn't reinterpret questions
politico ^ | 10/15/12 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 10/15/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by ColdOne

The Commission on Presidential Debates does not want Candy Crowley, the debate moderator, to reinterpret audience members' questions -- a small but important point in this ongoing debate over what role the moderator is meant to play in the townhall-format debate.

"Our only issue is that the citizen questioners get their chance to pose the question without reinterpretation from the moderator," CPD co-chairman Mike McCurry tells TechPresident's

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1 posted on 10/15/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Candy Crowley keeps flapping her gums about how she gets a chance to put her own spin on things. Nobody wants that (except probably Obama because she’s sympathetic to him). Nobody. Now even the debate commission feels compelled to tell her to shut up about making the debate about her.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 12:30:20 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ColdOne

Bitter queen extraordinaire, Shepherd Smith, was just saying how “fair and lovely” Candy Crowley is. I almost spat my Pepsi all over the T.V. He then went on to claim there was no bias in the media at all.

Shep, your punchability factor just went above and beyond even Comrade Commie Crowley.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 12:30:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne
Is the CPD willing to pull her before the debate? During the debate if she is unable to restrain herself?

Sounds like they aren't... shame on them.

4 posted on 10/15/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: Viennacon

When your are of a particular bent in the NY/DC bubble its hard to see whats fair and whats not. It’s the same thing as having dozens of parrots in an echo chamber, they all say and hear the same thing so they see nothing wrong.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 12:36:03 PM PDT by ully2
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To: ColdOne

I would at least consider this as the CPD putting Crowley on notice that they do not like what she said about injecting herself into the debate by asking followup questions - the “X,Y,X” stuff. I wonder what was said via private email and/or phone calls.......


6 posted on 10/15/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: ully2

Queen Smith is definitely of a particular bent


7 posted on 10/15/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne
Yeah, or what? Candy Crowley will do what she and Obama want and if the results are pleasing the CPD will shut up.
8 posted on 10/15/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

The CPD needs to have an alternate moderator available during the debate to immediately replace Crowley if she goes outside the signed aggreement the candidates and the CPD have put in place. Let her know she is under supervision, before and during the debate. Tell her the CPD will not tolerate any disobedient from her!


9 posted on 10/15/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ColdOne

If Romney would show up with about 5 dozen dough-nuts, she’d be too busy stuffing her fat face to even ask a question.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by jrg
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To: ColdOne
This entire debate structure needs to be trashed. When a TV network televises an NFL game, do the refs work for the network???

A debate should be a complete package, negotiated by the parties themselves, and presented as a package for the TV networks to bid on with the proceeds split evenly.

11 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I,m somewhat surprised that it took so long before the mac daddy administration got caught in another cheating act.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“This entire debate structure needs to be trashed. When a TV network televises an NFL game, do the refs work for the network???”

Heh heh heh .. ever hear a Celtics game when Johnny Most was alive? That’s what this is like ... she’s so far in the taknk for BO it’ll be hard to understand her for the echo...


13 posted on 10/15/2012 12:48:04 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Truth29

Romney can inoculate himself early on by asking Crowley if she still feels his choice of Paul Ryan was a death wish ? .......this will both expose her bias to the viewers and put her on notice for the remaining portion of the debate.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT by chriscraft
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To: ColdOne

They should ignore her help and give her a good dressing down (figuratively of course).


15 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: chriscraft

Agreed


16 posted on 10/15/2012 12:58:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ColdOne

Now Candy, you can’t be a participant for Obama, wink wink.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
I agree. It should be a real debate, not a series of rehearsed speeches.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: jeffc
I wonder what was said via private email and/or phone calls.......

"If you push this too far Romney's liable to pull out and we won't have a show. And if that happens we've lost our shot at starting an Obama Comeback narrative.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

“With all due respect, Ms. Crowley, I will answer the good gentleman’s question directly.”

That oughta take the b*tch down.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: ColdOne

Did the CPD guy go on to say what size and the voltage of the shock collar they fitted CC with and who was going to have control of the button on the remote? Anything short of that, I guarantee she will run off at the mouth and be the major point of discussion on this forum for hour after that.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 1:48:26 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ColdOne

Does anyone else think it is odd that Mike McCurry is on the Board of this group sponsoring the debate? How do liberals always get to decoded who the moderators are?

I am assuming Mike is the same guy who was the Press Secretary for Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandals.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 2:25:42 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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