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Posted on 10/17/2012 3:32:58 PM PDT by IbJensen
Crowley sparks controversy as presidential debate moderator.
If Tuesday night's presidential debate proved nothing else, it demonstrated one thing: CNN's Candy Crowley is definitely not an "uncommitted voter." The moderator's handling of the town-hall debate at Hofstra University was heavy-handed and one-sided throughout, not merely giving more time to President Obama, but repeatedly cutting off Mitt Romney when the Republican attempted to counter accusations from the president.
In the immediate aftermath of Tuesday night's debate, the liberals on MSNBC gave enthusiastic praise to both Obama's performance and Crowley's handling of the debate. Rachel Maddow said the president had given the best debate showing of his entire political career, Ed Schultz said Obama was "stellar" and Chris Matthews was so ecstatic that, as I said on Twitter, he was "wetting his pants in joy, gibbering like a meth freak on laughing gas."Yet Crowley's intervention on the Libya question, which seemed an effort to help Obama, may have actually worsened the president's larger problem. Crowley herself admitted in a CNN post-debate interview that Romney "was right in the main" in his criticism of Obama's handling of the Benghazi attack.
Meanwhile, on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer said that Crowley's "incorrect and unfair" intervention had "contaminated" the debate. By highlighting the Libyan issue and adding a new element of controversy, however, Crowley inadvertently ensured that the administration's failure in Benghazi will be the focus of post-debate news coverage -- which is unlikely to improve Obama's re-election chances.
The facts of the Libyan debacle simply are not in the president's favor, and the final debate -- Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida -- is specifically devoted to foreign policy. The venerable Bob Schieffer of CBS News will host that debate, and is unlikely to repeat Crowley's mistakes...
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
The Great Hofstra Turkey Shoot...
Romney used a Crossbow... Obama used a Twelve Gauge...
In the next debate will Romney bring a ‘nife to a gunfight?..
Most women bore easily of facts.. unless they are dramatic lies.. scewed statistics or weighted Polls..
Why do Republicans participate in these rigged “debates?”
He makes me ill! What kind of person hides behind a professional mouthpiece?
Crowley reminds me of the Fat Broad in the B.C. comic strip.
Let me count the ways:
1) Interrupt Romney 28 times to 0’s 9.
2) Giving 0 the last word on questions 8 to 3.
3) Giving Zero four-plus minutes more time.
4) Choosing questions (”How are you not like that evil George Bush?”) that clearly favor 0.
4) The Benghazi bailout.
The most shamefully partisan and disgraceful performance that I've had the displeasure to witness.
Hell of an anchor. Big tent. Wide appeal.
Seriously, is anyone surprised at the way this bitch acted?
Like the great Al Wilson sang “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in”.
When will the RNC stop participating in debates when we know damn well what the moderators are?
Because they are (almost) ALL panty-waste, gutless, wusses and if anyone in the RNC or candidates had a "pair" they would INSIST as should be their "right" to have at least ONE (out of 4) fairly impartial Mod.
It is the same thing every 4 years and we Cons keep beating our heads against the wall wondering why???
Any wonder why they are referred to as Republi-TARDS or the Stoooopid Party?
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
funny! I hate to say she’s just another angry fat liberal woman, so I’ll just say she’s an angry thin liberal woman who is trapped in an oversize body.
Okay, it is my turn, so how do I throw the debate... Obama's way for good?
I've got it! "Good evening, I am Bob Schieffer... a good old Texas boy who sold his soul to the Liberal Media years ago--
"And that mean there will be some strict rules in this debate. President Obama... you may lie all you wish and I will cover you even if I have to lie my old white ass off also.
"Governor Romney, you will speak only when spoken to... and if you get anywhere near scoring a point or the truth, I'll interrupt and shut you down completely by inferring you are a racist."
Okay, Candy, how do you think... I will do?
Fine, Bob, even though I set the bar pretty high for you... Just make sure you speak very loud when backing the President--
The time thing comes up all the time, why not fix it? A computer controls three microphones. When one is speaking, the other mikes are off. At 10 seconds before time is up, a warning bell. When time is up the speaker’s mike goes dead. His mouth can keep moving, but you won’t hear anything. A kid could build this system.
From Aug 14 - HITLER RANTS ABOUT CANDY CROWLEY
We call her Creepy Crawley around the house....
They are grown and gone, but I did teach them how to recognize a congenital liar.
Crowley is better suited as a boat anchor and not a moderator.
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