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Candy Crowley Defends Her Libya Comment During Presidential Debate (on The View)
ABC News ^ | October 17, 2012 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 10/17/2012 10:24:47 AM PDT by maggief

Debate moderator Candy Crowley defended her decision to interject in a heated moment about Libya during last night's presidential debate, saying she was not trying to "fact check," but just trying to move the debate along.

"It didn't come to me as I'm going to fact check that. It came to me as let's get passed this? To me I was really trying to move the conversation along? This is a semantic thing," Crowley told the hosts of "The View."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/17/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

If Candy Crowley is on The View it must be in panoramic


2 posted on 10/17/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: maggief

Vapid idiot....she can’t even talk in coherent sentences....


3 posted on 10/17/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by databoss
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To: over3Owithabrain

well, it was originally designed to handle Rosie.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 10:27:51 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: maggief

It is obvious that she is dangerously oblivious to her ignorance.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 10:28:38 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: maggief

CYA bullshit.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: maggief

Rinse, repeat, for next moderator.

Heck, for future moderators ..... till the cows come home.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: maggief

Why Crowley is allowed to call herself a “journalist” is beyond me! She is nothing more than a liberal agenda with a big mouth. She jumped into the Libya discussion last night while tens of millions of people watched and disseminated incorrect information in defense of Obamao - that is inexcusable. When she did so, the wookie was in the audience and initiated a round of applause which violated the rules for those in the audience. Both of these fat A$$ heifers knew what they were doing and I find it to be disgusting.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: maggief

So now Candy is on The View, continuing to make the presidential debate all about her. Is a book deal far behind? “No Fly on the Wall: The Candy Crowley Story”


9 posted on 10/17/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: maggief

OINK OINK!!


10 posted on 10/17/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: maggief

Darn right she wanted to move on, because she knew that Obama was in trouble if the issue continued to be discussed.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 10:32:06 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: maggief

The entire Benghazi debacle was a carefully orchestrated set-up between Crowley and the Obama campaign. You’ll notice that like a good straight man, Obama sets Crowley up and cues her when it’s time. Then when she is finished, he throws in the clincher.

It was a set-up — and a very transparent one at that. And it was intended not just to throttle Mitt, but to take the entire Benghazi issue off of the table.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 10:32:07 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: jettester

I don’t think it was ignorance. Crowley planned to take the issue of Libya away from Romney in cohoots with the Obama team. It was preplanned. That’s why when Obama prompted her “say it louder Candy” she had her sheet in front of her immediately ready to back him up and silence Romney.

She was willing to take one for the team there, get the “big win” for her side and spin it later as merely trying to move the debate along.

These folks are not clueless they are calculating.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: maggief

Here’s the bottom line, the only line. Does Obama look presidential or not? He clearly doesn’t. He may have used the “word” terror but clearly for days following and especially at the UN he said the video was the cause of the spontaneous uprising.

He and Hillary got busted. No president in my lifetime, even Clinton, lies like this presidnet does. He comes across as snarky and petty. He embarrasses me.

Anyone seeing this guy in the light of presidents who have gone before us, as being on a par with them is not a student of history or human nature.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: maggief

Candy tricked Mitt and treated Obama.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:13 AM PDT by miserare
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To: maggief

How does one defend the indefensible?


16 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: maggief

“don’t become apart of the story”... a pretty big rule in journalism. Too late now for her.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: maggief
Crowley calls it a "semantic thing." For centuries, humankind has called it by other names.

"Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. This increases the difficulties ten fold; and those who pursue these methods, get themselves so involved at length, that they can turn no way but their infamy becomes more exposed. It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." - See "Letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785," in Thomas Jefferson: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1984), pp. 814-815.

". . . he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him." - Jefferson

When a man stands before the world and makes claims which are as easily disproven as those made by the President last night, then, truly, "his infamy becomes more exposed."

The 5-minute Rose Garden statement was on FOX Radio this morning, and it reveals that both Crowley and the President might take Jefferson's warning to heart: "Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice." American voters saw the "chicanery," the "dissimulation," the "trimming," the "untruth," and the "injustice" attempted by avoiding the real question from the audience, and on November 6, both may see that the President did not "extricate" himself from the "difficulty" of his attempted cover-up of a terrorist attack on his watch.

18 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: US Navy Vet

She reminds me of the guy on Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life...”bring me a bucket”.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: maggief

Oh how cute..the hippo goes on The View..I guess to show how impartial she is/sarc
Crowley was absolutely disgraceful last night..but not a surprise, she is a liberal..she did everything she could to protect Obama’s ass and it failed because now everyone will be talking about Libya for the next week and that is something Obama does NOT want to discuss


20 posted on 10/17/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: CaribCarter
I don't think it worked. Schieffer will have to talk about Benghazi next week. The debate is on Foreign Policy. I don't see how he can avoid it and people will be watching to see if he, too, throws the issue to the advantage of Obama. I don't see how it could benefit Obama anymore. The TRUTH hurts!
21 posted on 10/17/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: CaribCarter

You beat me to it but same point I agree with you completely.

TOTAL SETUP

She also got cues fro Obama to stop the line of discussion on Fast and Furious and Obama’s pension among others, always when Romney was in the middle of making an obviously solid point.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 10:35:32 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: RobertClark

“the wookie was in the audience and initiated a round of applause”

The must know that it is truly their weak spot.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 10:36:38 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: maggief

she must have been pre scheduled for the view..maybe thats why she put on such a show at the debate..she might bew trying for a job with the gals.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: loveliberty2

Of course, any person seriously intending honesty finds that countless resolutions are not up to the task. A higher presence in one’s life is the best help.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: maggief

When Candy Crowley goes camping, the bears hide THIER food in the trees.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: maggief

Bravo Sierra, Ms Crowley. You served your master well.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: maggief

Liberal logic = ‘If the word “terrorism” passed OUR President’s lips at any time in any context after the Benghazi attacks that is the same as saying the attack was a terrorist attack and it is a lie to say that they were trying to claim it was an unplanned response/demonstration against an obscure video.’


28 posted on 10/17/2012 10:37:35 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: maggief

No thanks to THE SPEW!


29 posted on 10/17/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: maggief
"It didn't come to me as I'm going to fact check that. It came to me as let's get passed this? To me I was really trying to move the conversation along? This is a semantic thing," Crowley told the hosts of "The View."

That's too nuanced for my feeble brain to comprehend.

30 posted on 10/17/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: originalbuckeye

Obama pussyfooted Benghazi. It was too much like his usual M.O. writ even larger than before, for any honest observer to believe this was done for any other reason than irrational denial that these wonderful Muslim Springers could ever be Terrorists too.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: maggief
It's a shame that as women's involvement in national politics grow, they trivialize and lower the level of discord like this.
32 posted on 10/17/2012 10:39:49 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: maggief

Candy also announced that she was starting a new job next year. A White House Intern position.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: over3Owithabrain

Yep, Crowley definitely played Costello to Obama’s Abbot. In fact, the foursome actually looks something alike (only Lou was much better looking than Crowley).


34 posted on 10/17/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: maggief

My eyes deceived me. I thought the title said...

Candy Crowley Defends Her Liberal Communist During Presidential Debate (on The View)


35 posted on 10/17/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: maggief

ridiculous bovine


36 posted on 10/17/2012 10:43:41 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Vision

It has come about that way because of the general lowering and coarsening of society. These aren’t our grandmothers’ suffragette church committee ladies. These are, in greater and greater proportion, loose disordered hateful sluts.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: maggief

I didn’t get to see “The View” today. Did they replay this; where Obama refuses Clinton’s take?: http://freebeacon.com/sept-25-obama-refused-to-describe-benghazi-attack-as-terrorism/


38 posted on 10/17/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Don’t you mean Landscape. LOL.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 10:45:53 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Anyone else catch a glimpse of Axelrod feeding her smelt during the debate?


40 posted on 10/17/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: maggief
A "semantic thing"? What on earth is this supposed to mean? She did exactly as she was supposed to do: derail any motion toward the issue of Benghazi and deflect criticism from 0bama in an area where his debate preparation told him he was vulnerable. There was nothing in the least inadvertent or accidental about it.

In 20 days we are going to have a referendum on the media, who are not going to like what they see.

41 posted on 10/17/2012 10:48:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: maggief
With that explanation by Crowley, she has now been fully qualified as a lying sack of leftist shit.

I'm glad Candy finally removed any remaining doubt as to the purpose of her interruption with the blatant lie she just told on "The View".

Kick back, everyone, we're looking at a landslide. 0bama and his boot-licking lamestream media will not be able to stop the avalanche which is coming.

In a way, it's been good for these enemies of Freedom to fully expose themselves. They have helped assure that the repudiation of their dangerous ideology will be both thorough and exhaustively deep.

42 posted on 10/17/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by sargon
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To: goodolemr
“don’t become apart of the story”... a pretty big rule in journalism.

Reality is quite the opposite, isn't it ?

Just ask WOODWARD and BERNSTEIN.

43 posted on 10/17/2012 10:51:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: maggief

Odd how these spontaneous decisions always seem to favor the democrat.


44 posted on 10/17/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: over3Owithabrain
These folks are not clueless they are calculating.

Maybe so, but methinks they have seriously miscalculated in this instance.

45 posted on 10/17/2012 10:55:20 AM PDT by sargon
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To: loveliberty2

Yep. Thems was “some antics” she was involved in last night.


46 posted on 10/17/2012 10:59:21 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: originalbuckeye

Correct! I’m sure the obozo robots are groaning...this issue was fading from the reluctant lamestream media, now it is back on the front page and every word of what obozo has uttered is being micro examined.
Talk about unintended consequences...LOL!


47 posted on 10/17/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: maggief

With the selected questions, the practiced theatrics and the Benghazi gotcha, we may have witnessed collusion and corruption of the political process.


48 posted on 10/17/2012 11:06:23 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: originalbuckeye
The good part about this is that the Obama WH will have to spend most of their time, between now and the next debate, trying to 'fix' the Obama/Crowley lie about the events in Libya.

Now would be a good time for the video footage of Stephens being ceremonially raped to appear. Add to that the fact that just about everyone in Libya knew about it or saw it on TV, while it was kept from the US viewing audience.

Put it on YOUTUBE and call it 'The Innocence of the Libyans'.

49 posted on 10/17/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: allmendream
Liberal logic = ‘If the word “terrorism” passed OUR President’s lips at any time in any context after the...

You certainly 'nailed' the President's 'technique'.

It's all about muttering KEYWORD PHRASES that SOUND GOOD, that RELATE to the issue, but somehow never lead to responsible action.

50 posted on 10/17/2012 11:14:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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