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Crowley to Axelrod: Obama Never Said Benghazi Attack Was 'Act of Terror (
Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2012, 3:44 AM PDT | Tony Lee

Posted on 10/17/2012 2:48:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

On CNN's "State of the Union" on September 30, Candy Crowley insisted David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, was wrong when Axelrod tried to claim President Barack Obama called the Benghazi attack "an act of terror" on the day after.

"First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape," Crowley said when Axelrod tried to spin her.

This was Crowley the journalist, unlike the pro-Obama advocate who moderated Tuesday's debate between Obama and Mitt Romney and interjected herself into an argument between Obama and Romney on the exact same issue -- and took Obama's side.

During the debate, Crowley affirmed Obama's assertion that he referred to the Benghazi attacks as acts of terror on the day after.

After Romney correctly said it took Obama 14 days before Obama said the the Benghazi attacks were acts of terror, Crowley took Obama's side -- to an ovation from the town hall audience -- and she proclaimed Obama had indeed claimed the Benghazi attacks were acts of terror the day after the attacks in the White House Rose Garden.

On September 12, the day after the attacks, Obama did say the words "acts of terror" but he was not referring to the attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

Crowley knew that on September 30 and she conceded it again hours after the debate when she went on CNN and said while Romney "was right in the main, but he just chose the wrong word." But the damage had already been done.

With Obama's reelection on the line, Crowley seemed to have conveniently forgotten the facts she knew two weeks before when she grilled Axelrod in a way she should have Obama.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; benghazi; candycrowley; davidaxelrod; libya; mediawingofthednc; obama; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 10/17/2012 2:48:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: RummyChick; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; onyx; Grampa Dave; LucyT; zencycler; Fred Nerks; ...
Nice little collage of Obama and Hillary and quotes on a timeline:

Obama's Benghazi Lies

Put together by Freeper...zencycler

2 posted on 10/17/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So Crowley flat lied.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 2:53:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

--Mark Twain


4 posted on 10/17/2012 2:55:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Somebody needs to put together a video montage of Obama blaming the YouTube video (and denying any link to terrorism) over, and over again. Juxtaposed with this montage would be clips of Crowley the journalist, and Crowley the Obama tag-team debate partner, then Crowley’s grudging retraction, along with what Obama actually said in the rose garden.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2946158/posts


6 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crowley is a fat, ugly hack for the Obama team.
Why the GOP continues to allow democrat hacks who pose as
journalist to moderate debates, I will NEVER understand.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: All; RummyChick
Rummychick posted this on a thread....

Crowley On September 30th: Administration Took Weeks To Admit Benghazi Might Be A Terrorist Attack

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it's getting interesting NOW!

8 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I hope there is video or audio and Rush plays it tomorrow.

Seems Team Obama got to Candy to get her mind right.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Crowley's defense is that she was dumb enough to have believed David Axelrod? Really???

LMAO

Yeah sweetie, that'll save your "reputation" as a hard-hitting investigative journalist.

Until she buys prime-time ad time sufficient to reach EVERY person that she misled during that debate, plus 20%, and issues a categorical retraction she won't be out of this.

IOW, you're toast Ms. Crowley, forever.

10 posted on 10/17/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Additionally, "Acts of Terror" are not necessarily "terrorism."

The guy who shot up the Batman premier was engaged in an "act of terror" but was not a terrorist.

Terrorism needs a political motivation. An act of terror merely needs terrorized people to fit the definition.

11 posted on 10/17/2012 2:59:07 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It’s another source.....often has slightly different info....think ARCHIVES.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 3:00:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

13 posted on 10/17/2012 3:01:46 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; zencycler

When will I ever learn to look back, and see what’s been posted while I’ve been composing a post.

This is very close to what I was asking for in post #5. Now, there just needs to be actual video clips. Then it should go on YouTube.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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In this case a very different headline.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not sure that video is a 100% smoking gun on Crowley, but interesting.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 3:04:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"was right in the main, but he just chose the wrong word." I've read this numerous times and for the life of me, I can't figure out what "word" she's referring to.......
17 posted on 10/17/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Timeline of 0bama BS

U.S. officials: Attack on consulate in Libya may have been planned Sept. 12th

Libyan Leader: Embassy Attack Unrelated to Islam Video Sept. 12th

Congress was warned about Libya last month Sept 13th

Libyan attacks said to be 2-part militant assault Sept. 13th

Contentions Carney: Anti-Islam Video Completely to Blame for ‘Unrest’ Sept. 14th

No demonstration before attack on US Consulate, source says Sept. 17th

Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video) Sept. 23rd

At U.N., Obama again blames Libya attack on video Sept. 25th

Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community Oct. 5th

18 posted on 10/17/2012 3:05:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Remember at the debate when Crowley defended Bama’s Rose Garden “ terrorist” statement as valid that he said “you tell ‘em Candy’. Then he told her to repeat it at which she did like a fawning lamb. She did more damage than good to the Bam because it only deepens suspicions further and she poured gasoline instead of water. So be it.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But but but ...

He had to know it was an ‘act of terror’ because, according to the stories released just before the debate yesterday, he was on the phone with the ‘intel community’ right after the Benghazi attack.

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Obfuscation: The activity of obscuring people’s understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered; intentionally creating confusion.

The variations in the narrative(s) was intentional. Create a narrative so obfuscated that no one really knows who did what when.

==

They will continue to obfuscate the narrative(s) until they are under oath. Some of those under oath, however, continue to lies.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 3:09:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is very close to what I was asking for in post #5. Now, there just needs to be actual video clips. Then it should go on YouTube.

For the record, and as I've mentioned before, anyone's free to use this as they see fit, and if anyone has the skills to convert this to a youtube video, please do so.
21 posted on 10/17/2012 3:09:12 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When Obama was cornered last night her liberal instincts kicked in and she jumped to his defense. Journalistic malpractice at the very least.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

For these Lefty moderators hosting a debate is election day, where they cast their ballot for Obama for all the world to see. We got to see Candy get it done last night.

Shame on her for blowing up Romney’s fully accurate point, ripping his assertion right out of his hands in a shocking interruption that highjacked the most important exchange of the debate, to hand the point to buhhroc.

In the moment, I think Romney’s head was spinning about what just happened, with Candy overtalking him, Obama howling, and then boom, she moves on to end the debate. Outrageous.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 3:14:26 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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To: zencycler; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm just playing the manager here -- I wave my wand, and someone else does the work. :-)
24 posted on 10/17/2012 3:16:25 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All; TigersEye; UNCLE; Marine_Uncle; Carry_Okie
Foxnews Special report is all over this....played the clip from Sept 30>

Will have the Gentleman that asked the question last nigh on Greta's show tonight....may show the clip again.

25 posted on 10/17/2012 3:18:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT


26 posted on 10/17/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: RitaOK

Mitt Romney can and will revisit Benghazi this coming Monday’s debate which is billed as being devoted to foreign policy. So, let not your heart be troubled


27 posted on 10/17/2012 3:20:07 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

always puttin his Muz ring in our faces ....
As if we do not know what it is and what it represents .
I hope somebody makes him eat it some day .


28 posted on 10/17/2012 3:21:09 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Steely Tom; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." --Mark Twain

If you don't care if anybody knows whether you are lying because you are confident enough of them are too stupid or too craven to care... you don't have to remember anything. -- CO

29 posted on 10/17/2012 3:26:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: dead

30 posted on 10/17/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m sure that this has been covered in other threads, but I have to say it anyway:

Suppose, just suppose, that Crowley was right and Obama DID call the attack on the consulate in Benghazi a terror attack (and forget the bias and the fact that a moderator has no business talking except to ask questions or to tell someone that time is up - it doesn’t matter here). OK, so how does that help Obama?

Yes, really, how does him having called this for what it was the day after the attack help him? After all, his Press Secretary, campaign manager, UN Ambassador and Secretary of State then proceeded - on multiple occasions each - to claim that it was a spontaneous demonstration (shades of “Don’t Drink the Water” with Jackie Gleason) and that the blame was to be placed squarely on the YouTube trailer in question. IOW, they lied. Oh, and Bathhouse Barry HIMSELF repeated this LIE 6 or so times in front of the UN General Assembly (and, thus, the entire world) about 2 weeks later. Either he’s a complete moron, or he’s a lying sack of shit who thinks that WE are all morons for believing him. Choose, Barry, which is it - you’re a moron, or you’re a contemptuous liar. There is NO OTHER CHOICE.

Now, of course, if he didn’t say this because they “didn’t know” (which, it turns out, is a big, steaming lie), then why on Earth did he and all of his lackeys blame the video? CLEARLY it was for political purposes - to make it seem as if AQ had no involvement, so as to make Obama’s policies seem successful.

Oh, what a tangled web....

Let’s hope that Romney rips Bathhouse Barry a new arsehole Monday night on this issue, among others.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: RitaOK

In the moment, I think Romney’s head was spinning about what just happened, with Candy overtalking him, Obama howling, and then boom, she moves on to end the debate. Outrageous.


Romney knew this was a setup when Obama called for the transcript, and she immediately produced it with full recall supporting his claim.

Mitt also knew time was running out , so to me he did the wise thing at this point with the “ why the delay “ question

He also knows on this point better to save his guns for winning the war next
Week. I expect him to exact well deserved revenge.


32 posted on 10/17/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: tflabo

“you tell ‘em Candy


Classless fool. Mindset of a child who calls on big brother or sister to save
Them.


33 posted on 10/17/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

     

34 posted on 10/17/2012 3:43:00 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: patriotspride
Too much Prime Rib and baked potatoes for that old Gal. I wish the Republicans would wise up and check these ringers the Dems always run in. That old girl is not even qualified to to carry Mitts jock strap.
35 posted on 10/17/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ( 1 retarded man is a pity, two retarded men are a law practice and three are a congress)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Maybe she had to many cream puffs just prior to the debate.


36 posted on 10/17/2012 3:51:38 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crowley just looks worse and worse. She should have stayed out of the debate, but I guess she just couldn’t help herself.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 3:57:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Fox should have a little mini section showing all the videos from 9/12/12 onward where the goon and his two women folk spoke regarding the film.
Surely Mitten is going to have a few things to add in the next debate as his team show keep him informed of how this cover up is being handled. And the Issa four hour hearing might help on a few points.
38 posted on 10/17/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: dennisw

The whole thing was a set up between Crowley and the Obama campaign.

Tragically, Romney took the only bad path possible: jumping on the word “terror.”

Think how much differently this day would have been had Romney gone down the Susan Rice path a week later etc etc. Downballot Dems would be abandoning Obama and his money would dry up.

It is tragic and heartbreaking because the forces of Satan really pulled out a dirty win. I am sure that Mitt will remedy this error on Monday night.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 4:03:13 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why do Republicans participate in these rigged “debates?”


40 posted on 10/17/2012 4:04:25 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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41 posted on 10/17/2012 4:04:26 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Travis McGee

Now Kudlow is into all of this.


42 posted on 10/17/2012 4:12:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: preacher

I’ll at least give Mitt his due for telling Letterman and the View hags to go scratch their collective azzes.


43 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:22 PM PDT by daler
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OOOH! The words I want to type about Cotton Candy Brain!

I don’t want to get banned, though.


44 posted on 10/17/2012 4:16:33 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: skeeter
So Crowley flat lied.

This has me steaming mad, but I'm not sure who I'm more angry with, Crowley the Liar or the Forever Stupid Party, the officials of which, year after year, keep agreeing to debates "moderated" by leftist liars with a clear agenda. Who, exactly, in the GOP was responsible for agreeing to these moderators? Anyone have a name or names?


45 posted on 10/17/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Marine_Uncle
She is a mom , believe there are two children ,...not sure what age.
46 posted on 10/17/2012 4:44:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I was referring to Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton. :)


47 posted on 10/17/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I guess Candy Bar had a little memory loss?


48 posted on 10/17/2012 4:58:34 PM PDT by teeker
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To: Bon mots
Those picks are really hard to look at with our bloodied up ambassador. They are on the verge of rooting for the enemy in order to point out the obvious ineptness of Barky.
49 posted on 10/17/2012 5:01:01 PM PDT by Herbster
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To: dennisw; patriotspride

My heart is troubled that Romney reportedly never brought the argument up today. I can only presume that he has hopes that the media, our media, keeps this issue alive, because taking his lead today appears he not only cedes the point to buhrock obama, but has dropped the subject. This helps buhrock shelve his lie.

State intel certainly never classified this tragic event as a protest, or connected to a video. The NSA must be a box of rocks to not inform Obama of the same intel take as State.

This won’t go away, but hope you’re right that Romney gets his attack in place in time for the debate.


50 posted on 10/17/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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