Skip to comments.Crowley to Axelrod: Obama Never Said Benghazi Attack Was 'Act of Terror (
Posted on 10/17/2012 2:48:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
"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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So Crowley flat lied.
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
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.
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.
it's getting interesting NOW!
Seems Team Obama got to Candy to get her mind right.
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.
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.
It’s another source.....often has slightly different info....think ARCHIVES.
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.
In this case a very different headline.
Not sure that video is a 100% smoking gun on Crowley, but interesting.
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.
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.
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.
When Obama was cornered last night her liberal instincts kicked in and she jumped to his defense. Journalistic malpractice at the very least.
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.
Will have the Gentleman that asked the question last nigh on Greta's show tonight....may show the clip again.
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
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 .
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
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.
In the moment, I think Romneys 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.
you tell em Candy
Classless fool. Mindset of a child who calls on big brother or sister to save
Maybe she had to many cream puffs just prior to the debate.
Crowley just looks worse and worse. She should have stayed out of the debate, but I guess she just couldn’t help herself.
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.
Why do Republicans participate in these rigged debates?
Now Kudlow is into all of this.
I’ll at least give Mitt his due for telling Letterman and the View hags to go scratch their collective azzes.
OOOH! The words I want to type about Cotton Candy Brain!
I don’t want to get banned, though.
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?
I was referring to Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton. :)
I guess Candy Bar had a little memory loss?
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.
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