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[Candy Crowley] CNN Ducking Controversy
TMZ ^ | October 17, 2012

Posted on 10/17/2012 12:03:56 PM PDT by maggief

You'd think CNN would be thrilled with all the controversy over Candy Crowley's performance at last night's Presidential debate, but we've learned network honchos are NOT happy she's become part of the story.

Multiple sources connected with CNN tell TMZ ... the honchos think Candy did a good job, but they're freaking out over allegations that she was pro-Obama and harsh on Romney. As one source put it, "They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

Another well-connected CNN source scoffs at the reaction, telling us, "It's typical. This type of publicity is great. More people know who Candy Crowley is than ever before, and CNN is blowing the chance of exploiting it."

A CNN source says putting Candy on the network last night immediately following the debate was not because CNN was bragging about her performance ... it was "damage control."

The source added, "What CNN cares about is the brand. It's all about the brand."

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn

1 posted on 10/17/2012 12:03:58 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
The source added, "What CNN cares about is the brand. It's all about the brand."

I'm gonna guess the source is a liberal. A conservative would know this, since a strong brand helps them make money and a weak brand costs them money. But a liberal would think that trying to shore up the brand to keep the profits flowing so the paychecks can keep coming is "selling out" or something.

2 posted on 10/17/2012 12:06:37 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: maggief

Interrupting Romney and feeding FUBO his lines...

How much more impartial can anyone get? Candy did her job very well...

Is there still anyone who thinks the dominant, establishment Leftist mass media types aren’t in the bag for The One?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: maggief

Communist News Network being impartial? Who are they kidding???


4 posted on 10/17/2012 12:09:46 PM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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To: maggief

CNN = Candyazz News Network... “we are sweet on liberals, but stick it to conservatives”


5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:12:12 PM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: maggief
"They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

It seems to me, that one must first demonstrate that it exists at all, before calling said impartiality into question.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:12:40 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: maggief

“...it calls into question CNN’s impartiality.”

ROFLMAO!!! Who in God’s green Earth thinks that CNN is impartial? Only brain dead Liberals, as attested to by CNN’s stinking ratings.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief

How could the Republicans be so stupid as to let someone like Candy Crowley serve as moderator?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:13:18 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: maggief
"They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

It is not possible to question CNN's impartiality, because they have none.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:14:34 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: maggief

Candy was handy to Censor Mitt,
No apologies there, not one little bit!
“Keep Obama afloat” was her duty charge,
Keep censoring Romney and make Obama look fit!

The Censoring Liberal Agenda Media (CLAM)
Will give Crowley her reward,
The First Woman Referee in Presidential Town Hall,
Proudly, so proudly kept Obama from a bad fall.

And now the CLAM workers,
And all Axelrod’s men
Will spin Democrat glue
Over Obama’s thin skin.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 12:15:53 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: maggief
To paraphrase America's First Black President:

It depends on what the meaning of "Obama loving media whore" is.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 12:16:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: maggief

” . . . it calls into question CNN’s impartiality.”

Humph, CNN has NO impartiality. It is one of the most slanted and biased “news” shows on the air. That’s why it is referred to as Commie News Network.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 12:16:53 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: maggief

CNN.. the most busted news source.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 12:17:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Savage Beast

Crazy like a FOX..:)


14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:19:36 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: maggief

It doesn’t matter whether the fact check Candy Crowley offered during the debate was right or wrong. The fact that we are talking about Candy Crowley, more than the candidates indicates she totally blew her moderator responsibilities. She should never be allowed to participate in another one of these debates, ever.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:19:56 PM PDT by Starstruck (Looking into the abyss.)
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To: maggief

Oh BS on CNN! TH=here is no such thing as bad PR!


16 posted on 10/17/2012 12:21:15 PM PDT by CityCenter (It's too late, Obama yeah, it's too late.)
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To: Savage Beast

I don’t give the RINOs this much credit, but...

every commie knows that they must operate in the shadows, behind the scenes, and never in the open, because they’d never get in the positions of power necessary to advance communism.

Once in a while, someone comes along that has been so immersed in their worldview, surrounded by like minded, like-speaking people, that they don’t remember to keep the mask on.

Crowley exposed the communist/leftist agenda last night,
and a bunch of folks are trying to shove her back under the rug.

There’s no way that the GOPe would let this go, on purpose, in order to expose the communist left, but that’s what happened.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Savage Beast
How could the Republicans be so stupid as to let someone like Candy Crowley serve as moderator?

This is what I don't get...how brain dead are the idiot Republicans who agree to this crap?
Since the first and second pres debates and the vp debate were all moderated by the left, why in hell's name wouldn't the pubs insist on a Bret Baier or Brit Hume or someone who has a conservative bone in their body??
Rolled again...and again, and again.

18 posted on 10/17/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: MrB

I just hope the American people are smart enough to comprehend.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 12:25:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: maggief

Who still thinks CNN is impartial?


20 posted on 10/17/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: maggief
"They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

There is no question about CNN's impartiality. There is no question that they have NONE.

21 posted on 10/17/2012 12:26:40 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: maggief

22 posted on 10/17/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: maggief
CNN is a dieing network and they really don't seem to give a damn.Well that's OK.They can join MSNBC in the viewing basement.
23 posted on 10/17/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: maggief

TMZ? Whats next Tiger Beat


24 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: maggief
because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

That's rich.

25 posted on 10/17/2012 12:42:48 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: maggief
The source added, "What CNN cares about is the brand. It's all about the brand."

So they spend 20 years killing the brand, to the point where MSNBC occasionally beats them in the ratings, and now it's all about the brand?

26 posted on 10/17/2012 12:43:49 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: maggief

if they throw candy under the bus, it would probably tip over.

not a good idea.

blessings, bobo


27 posted on 10/17/2012 12:47:38 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: maggief

“Impartiality” at CNN ?
Who knew ?


28 posted on 10/17/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: maggief

I thought CNN was trying to obtain the title of Prime Pimp for the Food Stamp President. I know NBC/MSNBC currently holds the title, but CNN has been dumping any semblance of journalistic ethics and honestly to obtain the pimp title. Candy did an admirable job of sliding under the table to down low expectations of fairness and impartiality as a moderator.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 1:06:13 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Did someone mention that Candy has that Miss Piggy look about her?


30 posted on 10/17/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Graewoulf
Candy was handy to Censor Mitt,
No apologies there, not one little bit!
“Keep Obama afloat” was her duty charge,
Keep censoring Romney and make Obama look fit!

That's a clever little ditty!

31 posted on 10/17/2012 1:55:04 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: maggief
... the honchos think Candy did a good job, but they're freaking out over allegations that she was pro-Obama and harsh on Romney. As one source put it, "They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."

Oh God, I'm laughing so hard coke is coming out my nose. CNN's impartiality? Are they nuts? What are they drinking at CNN?

32 posted on 10/17/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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