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CNN’s Crowley plays umpire, then joins Team Obama - “Can you say that a little louder Candy?”
Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Dan Gainor

Posted on 10/17/2012 12:06:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

In the baseball playoffs, the tie goes to the runner. In debates,ties are decided by the moderator and that’s what happened during the Tuesday night presidential debate at HofstraUniversity in New York. CNN’s Candy Crowley made her presence felt as a moderator in a major way on two points, but none larger than the issue of Libya.

The terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and four others in Benghazi has become a sore point for Obama,but Crowley made sure she called Romney out before Obama could tag him.

When Romney said Obama had not called the attack an act of terror for 14 days,Crowley interrupted and said:“It--it--it--he did in fact, sir. So let me--let me call it an act of terror.”

Naturally,Obama asked her to restate her point and she did.“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” asked the president.“He--he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take--it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that,”she continued.

Conservatives were outraged, arguing that Crowley’s interruption spoiled a key Romney point. They weren’t the only ones. Even Politico’s Mike Allen called the Crowley point “arguable” and pointed to the transcript of Obama’s statement saying it “generally” referred to “acts of terror.” CNN’s John King called the Obama statement a “generic” comment about terror,not specifically calling the Libya attack a terrorist act.

Afterward, CNN’s post-debate analysis team focused heavily on that point and Crowley herself admitted Romney had been right “in the main.” She said Romney “picked the wrong way to go about talking about it.” She also emphasized that each point she made also generated applause from one half of the audience,then the other.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; cindycrowley; cnn; crowley; crowley4obama; crowleyfraud; crowleytheliar; lapdogmedia; moderator
........“I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it,” said Crowley. “I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.”

“Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley added.

“He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,” Crowley concluded. She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct."........... VIDEO

1 posted on 10/17/2012 12:06:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Obama’s debate cheerleader!

“.................Responding to Crowley’s intervention, Obama said: ‘Candy, could you say that a little louder?’ That tense moment saw the audience burst into a round of applause - despite rules meant to restrict any displays of partisanship from the crowd.....”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218834/U-S-presidential-debate-2012-Barack-Obama-Mitt-Romney-meet-Hempstead-New-York.html


2 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why did the Romney team agree to this pick of mods ?

If the O team wanted Crowley , Romney should have insisted on
Mark Levin


3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:14:02 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Jeeze, it’s not like Crowley was going to stick to just facts or anything was it?

Facts could destroy the Kenyan, so they must be obfuscated. Candy’s just doing her job. As we all knew she would.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 12:14:13 AM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“Why did the Romney team agree to this pick of mods ?”

Every GOP prez candidate KNOWS the mod will be a Dem lying POS shill for the lib media. It’s how one turns the table against those same Dumocrats like what Romney did is what makes them winners. Bush did it in 04 against Kerry with one of the ABC loudmouth libs as the mod.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:18:52 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: LeoWindhorse
I'm hitting the phones to the RNC tomorrow. I've had ENOUGH of these fixed debates SH!T. FReepers, have at it and CALL please! Bob Scheiffer is 3rd debate moderator..

THIS IS WAR!

Republican National Commitee = 202-863-8500

Romney/Ryan campaign = 857-288-3500

6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:20:29 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“Bob Scheiffer is 3rd debate moderator..”

That old POS?? I thought he died from a heart attack.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:26:57 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Quoting your source further (author is an associate at Media Research Center),

Crowley, who had come under criticism from both sides prior to the debate, also cut off Romney when he was making a point about the president’s "Fast and Furious" gun scandal. And, as in the other two debates, the moderators let the Democratic candidate dominate the clock. This time, according to CNN’s own tally Obama won 44 minutes and 4 seconds to a mere 40 minutes and 50 seconds for Romney.


This is just grossly scandalous. How can we have a fair election with one side's elbow in the scales? The real story of this election will be the backstairs maneuvering by Team Stalin to put their apparatchik in the moderator's chair.
8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:38:16 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Bob Scheiffer is 3rd debate moderator.

Good grief, I didn't know that.
Dragging that sorry old CBS commie out is an insult to all conservatives.
Screwed again!

9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:24 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This could end up biting them pretty bad.

For every person that watched the debate, there are probably six more who didn’t watch, and who’s whole information understanding will come from the talking heads and politicos.

It is already emerging that Zero basically lied and she tried to cover for him.

Americans in general are not the greatest political minds on the planet, but they know a snow job when they see it...


10 posted on 10/17/2012 12:43:29 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: The Cajun

Who agreed to ALL lefty moderators? Crazy

Technically looking at the Rose Garden transcript Obama said “act or terror.”

Terrorist act vs spontaneous attack is the issue.

Obama knew raising act of terror would confuse the issue and was attempting to mislead.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 12:45:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: max americana
Romney's people ought to raise hell and threaten to kick out.

Schieffer's a known partisan, and failing to demand a replacement will be taken as knuckling under to anything he and CBS care to dish out. (Remember Rathergate?)

At a minimum, they ought to insist on Bill Plante, who's a lot more the pro journo and less the partisan, or maybe Leslie Stahl, who's more evenhanded. Or, to get to them as the compromise candidates, maybe Team Romney needs to renege and demand Brit Hume or, since it's foreign policy, Judy Miller or David Frum. Watch Barky **** a rope.

Too bad Bob Novak is dead. The sight of him would send Barky running from the room in tears.

12 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:40 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Crowley's dirty work didn't help much.

Frank Luntz focus group of mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney

Video Pt. 1 Here

Video Pt. 2 Here

"A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney."

"Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said.
"Confident and realistic," said another.
"Presidential," another told Luntz.
"Enthusiastic," another reacted.
"Our next president," one man said.
"Dynamo, winner," said one more.

"He's lied about everything. He lied to get elected in 2008, that's why I voted for him.
I bought his bull. And he's lied about everything, he hasn't come through on anything.
And he's been bullsh***ing the public," one member of the focus group said."


13 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: djf
Americans in general are not the greatest political minds on the planet, but they know a snow job when they see it...

And they know not to eat the yellow snow.

14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:54:52 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Iron Munro
Thanks for posting that -- good to hear!
15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:58:37 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama's Benghazi Lies
16 posted on 10/17/2012 1:00:26 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: zencycler; All
This poll needs some balance .....
17 posted on 10/17/2012 1:49:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At that time the Obama regime was trying to dupe the American public into believing the Benghazi incident was an opportunistc attack originating from a spontaneous demonstration incited by the youtube video and not a planned terrorist attack. Why didn’t Obama use the phrase “acts of terrorism”? I think it’s because “acts of terror” is less precise and would give him more weasel room, but it does sound more governmental than just saying “terrible acts”.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 1:50:53 AM PDT by FreedomForce (Lesser Evil 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Candy, could you say that a little louder”

Did he not hear or something? This smart-ass pr9ck came across as arrogant and elitist during the debate, and having that commie hippo shilling for him was almost too gross to even watch. Anyone else think this debate will hurt Obozo’s likability?


19 posted on 10/17/2012 2:18:54 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
“Candy, could you say that a little louder?”

Mitt Romney could have launched lying Little Barry Obama off the political debate “Seesaw” were it not for Candy Crowley's enormous bias unfairly keeping Mitt's legs dangling above the playing ground.

She is a repugnant partisan puke. Romney should have pulled a Baby Ruth out and dropped it on her table when she was interrupting him.

This changed nothing. Still Benghazi-gate festers, fast and furious unanswered, the Obama economic plan to nowhere, $4 gasoline, and a liberal press bias that has the president's back comes as no surprise.

Crowley should be banned from a Romney administration press pool.

All the questions but two seemed to be from David Axelrod.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 2:39:19 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

I think she should be fined by the debate commission for lying to prop up her candidate, which she then ADMITTED to! How the hell did CNN even get to moderate a debate? Their viewership is in single digits. No FOX, even though they lead all the other networks? (Not eye-) Candy should never have been allowed to moderate, nor should the Republicans have agreed to a Town Hall in New York. They might as well have held it in Alan Colmes’ basement with him jerking on a beaten up couch every time Obama opened his mouth. And the Code Pinko plant who complained about women’s rights was another jewel for the community organizer. Rigged setup, which only served as a venue for the clown to throw rotten meat to the tards at DemUnderground.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:02 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

I think the “Candy can you say that louder” was a tipoff that they coordinated this defense, Obama and Crowley I mean. If you read the debate transcript there are a few times where Obama prompts Crowley starting with saying “Candy” and then on cue she either cuts off Romney and/or changes the subject.

It’s very obvious when you read the transcript. The entire debate was preplanned by Obama with Crowley in on it. That Romney did as well as he did is remarkable and very impressive.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 3:01:48 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Viennacon; All
Shalom!

Viennacon, and ALL my Fellow FReepers...

I've been reading through all of the threads about last night's Debate, and watched FOX NEWS ALL NIGHT.

I am Surprised that No one has actually said the obvious that:

Candy Crowley...a Blatant Obama SHILL gave the Debate Questions to: The - LIAR - In - Chief: Barack HUSSEIN Obama and to his Campaign Minions...BEFORE THE DEBATE!

This is what I Believe happened last night.

No matter what Obama's Socialist Main Stream Media says...

OBAMA...LOST THE DEBATE WITH HIS ARROGANCE AND LIES!

THE USA MUST VOTE OBAMA AND HIS MINIONS OUT OF OFFICE ON NOV. 6th...WE NEED READ HONEST LEADERSHIP!

23 posted on 10/17/2012 3:12:58 AM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’re going to get a conservative moderator at the next debate, right?

Right?


24 posted on 10/17/2012 3:22:11 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: gotribe

Dream on.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 3:30:17 AM PDT by FreedomForce (Lesser Evil 2012)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

After the election, Romney should call for a senate hearing and investigation of the drive by media for the partisanship, outright lies, and sympathy for practically all of America’s enemies. The investigation can also include the early 20th century infiltration of the drive by media by Communists and Leftists.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 4:11:55 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Axelrod planted the false thought in Crowley’s head September 30th, 2012.

“White House officials are now insisting that President Barack Obama has always treated the Sept. 11 strike in Benghazi, Libya as a terrorist attack by jihadis.

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

The new pitch is the administration’s third effort to spin the shocking Sept. 11 attack, threatening to discredit President Barack Obama’s campaign-trail claim to foreign policy competence.:

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/01/white-house-shifts-spin-on-benghazi-assassination-downplays-focus-on-anti-islam-video/#ixzz29YOXCStQ


27 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: LeoWindhorse

Why do R’s ALWAYS let these big libs moderate these debates? If Candy Crowley’s masterful performance on Libya doesn’t convince everyone with 1/2 a brain that the media is in the tank for Obama, I don’t know what will.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 4:17:33 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: over3Owithabrain; All
I think the “Candy can you say that louder” was a tipoff that they coordinated this defense, Obama and Crowley I mean.

It actually started before that by Crowley waiting to almost the last questioner to have it brought up. When Romney did the raised eyebrow thing and started to continue Obama tried to interrupt, Romney came back to quell him and then Obama smugly told him to proceed. Look at the video again, the look on his face and the challenge to proceed, he knew what was about to happen. Romney continued and then Crowley picked up a piece of paper right after Obama interrupted again by telling her to read the transcript. It was then she shuffled some papers and started to point to something on her desk to say yes, here it is when she called Romney wrong.

The whole debate was staged, when Obama was the first to get a question, he already knew where he was going before the question.

This whole thing is going to be picked apart like vultures on a mouse through the day and continuing all through to the next one on Monday. Today, the media will be showing the two black eyes, cauliflower ears and be in triage for the bruised kidneys.

The Rose Garden address on 9/12/12 will be picked apart and put into even greater context thoroughly exposing the administration as the lying cowards they and the media really are, thanks again to the arrogance of both. Better start getting prepared for retirement Candy. Your company is about to go even further down the rabbit hole.

29 posted on 10/17/2012 4:19:38 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ..
I know I've been ill, but how did I miss... Candy's true feelings in last night's extravaganza?

Look, Governor Romney, I cannot express this more clearly... If I am to throw this debate to President Obama, you need to sit down and shut the eF up!

30 posted on 10/17/2012 4:43:43 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

crowley went to the Rattatz wedding (where Obama was, too).

coincidence.

NOPE. This was a kangaroo debate set up by the DNC.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 4:47:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Bender2

:)

Spot on!


32 posted on 10/17/2012 4:48:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: over3Owithabrain

She was IMMEDIATELY able to read the transcript. This was something that would have taken a short bit to find and then to read.

I agree, it had to be coordinated. John Candy Crowley needs to be shunned.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 5:00:40 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Obama’s debate cheerleader!”

I’ve said bedore that no moderator after the Lehr debate would let their idol, obama, look bad even if it meant siding with him in the debates when he is outright lying.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 5:02:14 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hear hear folks. All we need is a photo with a “look alike” Candy in a ref shirt, waving the flag for Obama.


35 posted on 10/17/2012 5:16:46 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She also emphasized that each point she made also generated applause from one half of the audience,then the other.

Candy you stupid cow, the debate was not about you! The moderator should be almost invisible and barely heard from. When will the GOP learn that debates such as these are lose-lose propositions for them?

36 posted on 10/17/2012 5:35:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney must be smiling at his fortune.

His two major goals were catapulted along last night with Obama’s Benghazi lie and Crowley’s support of the lie.

Romney’s two campaign goals are:

1. Defeat Obama.
2. Discredit the drive by media.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 6:02:17 AM PDT by randita
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
Romney should have pulled a Baby Ruth out and dropped it on her table when she was interrupting him.

HA! That right there is Mega-funny!

Imagine if he had actually done it.

38 posted on 10/17/2012 6:11:29 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: randita
I have to agree that Romney won some major territory in this debate. Having the media moderator throw herself on the Benghazi grenade has done more to hurt Obama than a month of high cost advertising. Now the media have been forced to discuss the very story they have tried vainly to smother for over a month. Plus, the picture that will endure is Obama hiding under Crowley's skirt.
39 posted on 10/17/2012 4:37:02 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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