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Posted on 10/17/2012 7:16:38 AM PDT by RatherBiased.com
During Tuesday's post-debate coverage on CNN, as the panel discussed moderator Candy Crowley giving cover to President Obama's attempt to defend his initial flawed response to the Benghazi terrorist attack, CNN correspondent John King blamed former Governor Mitt Romney for giving Crowley the opening to undermine the GOP candidate's criticism of Obama for taking so long to recognize that the attack was a premeditated act of terrorism.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m., CNN anchor Anderson Cooper had raised the subject as he defended Romney's reasoning and suggested that Obama was taking himself out of context to cover his own tracks. Cooper:
You know, this whole "acts of terror" thing, I don't think it is as clear a slam dunk as the Obama campaign would like it to be. I mean, in his speech, he wasn't saying this was an act of terror. Previous to the paragraph where he said "acts of terror," he had been talking about 9/11 and, obviously, the killing of four Americans. He did reference that video, in partcular, but I do think it's open to debate. I can see why the Romney campaign is quibbling about it.
King blamed the confusion on Romney as he responded:
By mis-speaking about what exactly the President said the day after, Governor Romney has now, he's in this fact-check environment where this should be a problem for the President, this should not be a problem for what Governor Romney said in a debate Because he was wrong about the President did generically refer to an act of terror the day after, we are correcting, Candy corrected Governor Romney on the spot, and so we're having a question of, "Well, what did Romney say?" as opposed to "What did the administration do?" So Governor Romney's choice of words there was a poor one. And so he's being fact-checked, and that takes something away from him.
When the GOP has to rely on Anderson Cooper defend its candidate for president, the Republic hangs in the balance. Incredible that our media strategists did not anticipate this debacle.
Romney couldn't have been more correct, Obama couldn't have been less honest. Only a bottom feeding reporter could spin it otherwise.
So now it is the job of journalists to make news, and for politicians to fact-check the journalists?
“The American People are offended that you would pretend a video is responsible for you foreign policy failures!”
Romney should have said......
No kidding, especially with convoluted logic like this.
FGS, she admitted being a shill for Obama!
Caption: “And to think, I used to be THIS wide!”
Yeah she lost weight. Most of it between her ears.
A point that is being lost here, and that is this: the United States should not conduct foreign policy with ambiguous statements. It is simply not in our national interest (of course the obama administration never served our national interest anyway).
“Tear down this wall” is a clear foreign policy statement.
Mincing words after the fact to have enough wiggle room to call a terrorist attack either a terrorist attack or a spontaneous uprising inspired by youtube is not.
I know this point is sort of silly because making the point is sort of assuming that someone has the US interest at heart and all they need is correction. But even so, hopefully, the Romney admin will grasp that foreign policy requires clarity.
Hi, I’m Candy a fat, leftist, Obama loving tub of goo!
Yeah she lost weight. Most of it between her ears
Candy used to be fat bit that’s all BEHIND her now!
Now we know who’s side King is on..........as if we didn’t already know.......
Obama butt kissing CNN defends Obama butt kissing CNN anchor Crowley?? What a surprise!!!
I am actually starting to think that Anderson Cooper may be one of the few journalists who is starting to “get it.” A few times he has jumped into the fray without falling at the feet of “the one.” There may be hope.
No one can change that, it is now part of American history.
I was just thinking the same thing. He should get himself over to Hillbuzz.org. The path has been blazed for him.