Skip to comments.CNN Tries to Blunt Romney Criticism Over Candy
Posted on 10/17/2012 10:28:55 PM PDT by Justaham
CNN's Managing Editor sent an email around the office today, praising Candy Crowley and trying to blunt criticism that she was unfair to Mitt Romney.
The email -- sent by Mark Whitaker and obtained by TMZ -- is almost a series of talking points to address Candy's critics.
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Yeah yeah yeah...
Like anyone is going to listen to (or believe) a word this guy says.
Yap all you want, nobody cares.
Circle the wagons. If there was such a thing a journalistic ethics left, she would have been fired right after leaving the debate stage. And I’d say the same thing if a moderator did this to Obama. This shouldn’t be like pro wrestling where an actively and obviously biased referee is an active part of the game.
What the H? So now the "Equal Results" crowd is giving extra credit for slow speakers because it's not their fault they don't think as fast?
Ha ha ha!! Too funny.
There was a post yesterday on FR that he could not see Candy Crowley on TV because he only has a 19” TV.
Candy needs to fall on her sword.
It will be effective enough to have Obama back in the lead on Gallup by next Monday.
Hey, we couldn't see much but a big mug and lots of us thought Crowley was a man. After all, Mr. Crowley jumped in to go man to man on Romney when Obama was getting whooped.
It will be a cold day in Al Gores nghtmares before Candy gets another gig as moderator when a republican is debating.
You need to be a DogOwner. Your posts are doomsday. Seriously, have some joy in your life.
Apologizes to joyous cat owners. I was one joyous cat owner until my kitties passed to the great beyond.
That’s “John Candy Crowley.” See the resemblance?
What doomsday? Just stating the reality of the MSM today. They have and will continue to sell their souls to prop up Obama.
After Candy’s performance last evening, I’m beginning to think I was mistaken about what ‘the CNN’ stood for.
“John Candy Crowley”
That is baaad! ! !
The Media will not report the truth!
1 - Per debate rules Crowley was not to interject herself into the conversation since the candidates were addressing members of the public. (hmmm)
2 - Crowley actually asked the question that started the exchange vs. a member of the audience. (hmmm)
3 - Crowley had a piece of paper that she waved as she “corrected” Romney and Obama asked Crowley to “read the transcript” even before she indicated that it was indeed a copy of Obama’s Sep. 12 speech. (hmmm)
4 - Crowley clearly took Obama’s cue when he deigned that he would gladly talk more foreign affairs BUT...and Crowley ended the segment. (hmmm)
5 - The audience was prompted to applause by someone. M. Obama may have started it (that would be doubly scandalous) but we know for a fact now via a CNN reporter herself that she did applaud. (hmmm)
All-in-all it was clearly an activist act by Crowley that probably was not a whispered conspiracy between her and Obama but simply an obvious leg up in the form of a softball to allow Obama to spout his “outrage” and, when the opportunity arose, to counter Romney.
This is not 2008. More and more people are seeing the obvious pro-Dem bias in the media in general and pick up on the cues a lot easier. It has become more instinctual. Even if you were a pro-Obama person you would have be self-delusional to not see a level of favoritism in that particular exchange.
The fact that Crowley essentially rescinded her interjection and agreed that Romney was right will be very useful in the next debate on Oct. 22. This debate, format-wise, is the same as the first but is strictly foreign policy. If the Obama camp really thinks that this stunt by Crowley has put them in a better position for a 90-minute debate on foreign policy (and the last time the candidate will be seen together) they are gravely mistaken. This became the most memorable moment of the night and still, as an issue, is not only completely unresolved but has only added more fuel to the fire.
Yeah, Fox showed a video behind the audience, showing Moochelle applauding - they had a circle around her highlighting her applauding while others around her hadn't started. But they didn't say she started it. Very unprofessional of her, but that's normal.
Well, it was a stupid applause line. ZER0caught in a lie and Moochelle applauds.
excellent analogy’ the best I’ve read.....I have my own adds but will hold em to the vest just yet
HOW did Obama KNOW that Crowley had the Rose Garden TRANSCRIPT at her desk??????
TMZ is a gossip site but see lots of anti-Candy Crowly comments there. Lots of anti-Obama and pro-Romney comments
The country was better when she was not proud of it.
So? The reputation of the media in this country is pretty pathetic. Most people know the score.
“But they didn’t say she started it. Very unprofessional of her, but that’s normal.”
I watched the clip again a little bit ago and you can not see who starts the first wave of applause (at least I didn’t.) But as Romney - who had been erupted by Crowley - began to retort Crowley’s assertion you hear a clear attempt by someone to initiate another round of applause (a couple people briefly join in) and then an overhead camera is switched to for a couple seconds and you see M. Obama clearly clapping essentially by herself.
SO if you go back and repeat the clip at that point where Romney begins to speak and isolate the loudest clap in your mind, when that camera switches to above M. Obama it is clear, acoustically, that she started the brief and quickly fleeting round of clapping.
Conclusion: M. Obama purposely attempted to disrupt Romney, provably so in Romney’s retort to Crowley. Goes to prove that having money doesn’t mean one has class.