Skip to comments.Candy Crowley’s Journalistic Reputation is Debate’s Biggest Loser (as if she had some to start with)
Posted on 10/18/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
CNNs Candy Crowley has always seemed like a tough, sharp and relatively fair reporter. So when she said earlier this week she was going to take an active moderator role in last nights debate, that didnt immediately seem like a bad thing. Theres no problem with an impartial moderator keeping the candidates on topic and pressing them with follow-ups.
But by the end of the night, it was clear Crowley had done damage to her own reputation of objectivity. It wasnt just because of the Benghazi question, either. Matt Latimer lays out the instances of bias at the Daily Beast:
By far the biggest loser of the debate (after my former boss, George W., that is) was Candy Crowley. She is one of the most seasoned political reporters in Washington, but she came very close to becoming a participant in the debate. At some points she almost lost control, then seemed to interrupt Romney more often than Obama. The president also was given more time to speak overall. Ms. Crowleys decision to buttress Obamas declaration that Romney was being dishonest on Libya, however, will go into the Republican Partys media-bias file for decades to come. Enjoy that momentyoull be seeing it again and again for years.
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Obama and Crowley choreographed the debate? (Posted on 10/17/12 at 10:14 p.m.)
When the inevitable Libya question was asked, Obama baits Mitt by saying, “I said on day one that it was an act of terror.”
Mitt, knowing the administration sold the youtube theory around the world for nearly two weeks after the attack, moves in for the boom.
Obama says “check the transcript.”
Moderator picks up a piece of paper and says “he’s right.”
Why did Obama say “check the transcript” and Crowley just happened to have one sitting right in front of her? What are the odds?
Then what else is left for her to do, but incorrectly back up the president in front of millions of people. The most puzzling thing during this orchestrated insanity is the crowds applause as if the president has just been exonerated. They were in effect applauding the idea that the president knew it was a pre-planned terror attack on day one and had been lying to the world the whole time.
Did the president and Crowley orchestrate this exchange and bait Mitt into it?
If you re-watch that segment, Obama says "Check the transcript" BEFORE Crowley ever says she has it. How would he know that she had one?
Remember, she picked the questions and their order. I have no doubt that she shared them with Obama and his campaign. Who knows, she may have helped him practice.
I had never seen Candy Crowley before. My first impression of her was that she is just another liberal Obama lapdog.
Please. Candy Crowley was never “sharp” or “fair” before this debate. She was a typical liberal reporter. I can never understand why conservative columnists feel the need to call Lib MSM reporters anything other than what they are. Candy Crowley was and still is a liberal who spins stories and questions to the left, period. And when she opens her fat mouth on opinion programs, its clear that her personal views are far Left and that she wouldn’t remotely consider supporting conservative politicians or positions.
Lapbison is more like it.
Didn’t Crowley start off with CNN doing “human interest” type stories? I haven’t watched CNN since the mid-90s but the only thing I remember about her was she was doing some rather innocuous stuff.
Obama chose the questions.
The applause was planned.
The camera angles were strategic.
The interruptions after Obama said “Candy”
The transcript: “Show the transcript, Candy”
The Bwenghazi gotcha.
The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod. This was collusion.
Obama and the MSM knew if he had another fail debate, it would be over. They were willing to pull out all of the stops to get him to a ‘win’ on this debate. No one is saying this was a big, decisive win like Romney had against Obama. Most people see it as a draw, at best, with only hard core MSM partisans declaring it a win for Obama.
When Mitt brought up Fast and Furious Obama said, “Candy?”
On cue she interrupted Mitt and told him to stay on topic.
Totally orchestrated and set up and it was still a draw.
Since when? Who wrote this article? She's always been a libtard hack! I'm still wondering what happened to that big mole she had on her cheek years ago.
The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod.
Next year I hope he can’t get a job as dog catcher.
By involving Mexico, Fast and Furious is fair game for the foreign policy debate. Maybe Romney will go after it again.
And besides, if you want to watch the news, who would you rather look at — Megyn Kelly or (shudder) Candy Crowley?
Candy Crowley reminds me of a BC comic strip character, can’t think of her name right now but the woman with the belligerant bossy attitude who had it in for the snake.
What the world saw was an affirmative action president who couldn’t get the job done without Candy’s help. Like all affirmative action hires, Obama’s enabler had to lie and exaggerate to get him through the debate. Americans have seen this time and time again at the work place, at least back when Americans had jobs. We’ve experienced it as employees, managers and business owners. Someone is always picking up the slack for the affirmative action guy. It’s all we will ever get from Obama, a teleprompter doofus who gets carried by an enabling media.
According to the EPA, secondary smoke is bad for pets.
LOL! Providing documents on demand, repeatedly shutting down one participant'd line of questioning in order to blatantly shield the other.
That's not 'close', it's way over the bloody line!
Proof that the whole "debate" was rigged, Obama was on all the questions, no wonder he "won on points". It is SICK!!!
Says it all. Relative to what?...and that is the problem.
Why is Obama’s logo on the paper Candy is holding?
The 2nd Debate. The series of the Punk Romney shows great success.
Unfortunately Crowley playing second to Obama was not given due credit by key reviews offered in the Mainlining Socialist Media. And most kudos given to Obama fail to mention Crowley’s calculated interruptions which caused the off script and never had one Romney to stumble (later promoted as “gaffes”)to the scripted questions and answers or leave last questions unanswered.
For a competent campaign this issue is gift. The Benghazi exchange put Obama on record that he "knew" it was terrorism less than 24 hours after the attack. Then he and his minions went on TV and to the UN and said otherwise, repeatedly. So he either lied at the debate or he lied everywhere else, there is not other option like "well I never knew because I had bad intelligence" anymore. His righteous indignation that anyone would suggest he would mislead the people over this issue shows what a fake he is.
Romney (knowingly or not) nailed him by making his own his lie that he knew it was terrorism on Sept 12th and Crowley's ham handed attempt to support Obama only made the exchange global news, making his assertions irrefutable later. Now Romney needs to bring it home.
“Why yes, President Obama, I just happen to have the transcript here on my desk.”
If CNN had any journalistic principles, they’d can her. She can always get a job at MSNBC.
Obama also says, “Proceed, Governor”, waiting for Romney to fall into the hole. My question is, why did Crowley have a transcript of this particular speech in front of her? Not the usual thing you would carry in debate preparation. And how did Obama know she had it?
The evidence never lies, friends. The people involved will and do, but the physical evidence never lies.
Some Obama staffer probably gave her the transcript.
So much for unbiased moderators.
Her next gig will be as a bouncer on the Jerry Springer Show.
The transcript failed to uphold Obama’s lie.
It merely gave Crowley the opportunity to compound it, thus leaving Romney with no further need to comment.
This wasn’t a stumble for Romney; it was a skillful manipulation of two rambunctious fools, leading them into the snare.
This mistake will haunt Obama all the way to the election, exactly because Romney left a huge opening for all the pundits and bloggers to jump through.
>> “I had never seen Candy Crowley before.” <<
You were fortunate.
Alana Goodman is no conservative.
>> “The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod.” <<
Did Axelrod really set Obama up for the lie that is going to end his presidency?
I tend to doubt that. This was childish theater, planned by two children.
>> “who would you rather look at Megyn Kelly...” <<
Megyn was quite a doll before she got so skinny; now she’s beginning to look old.
Perhaps there will be unintended consequences—but the selected questions, transcript, cued interuptions [”Candy”], camera angles, Mooshell’s applause, Benghazi gotcha, “Sit down, Governor”, “That’s enough, Governor”, all point to collusion. Will it unltimately work? I sure as hell hope not.
Did anyone notice the discerning look Candy gave Mitt
when he first walked in. That alone is enough to see
what was about to unfold. She gave him the look of a Jr. High
teacher when a popular student walks in.
Like would you just go sit down and shut up!
Obama wasn’t “on all the questions,” in fact he failed to answer most of them.
This debate was the next nail in the coffin for him. He won nothing.
One can’t lose something they don’t have to begin with. In my opinion, by no strectch of the imagination, was she ever a journalist. What she is, again in my opinion, and she fulfilled that to a tee,is a whore for obama and the Democrat Party.
Do tell? If *that* obviously non-objective partisan hack is what passes for a 'seasoned political reporter', then the field of journalism is deader than a doornail...
Except to his worshipers.
I would suggest that the transcript episode is indicative of how he managed to graduate from Harvard. Someone else wrote his papers and took tests for him.
Moderator picks up a piece of paper and says hes right.
Why did Obama say check the transcript and Crowley just happened to have one sitting right in front of her? What are the odds?
What are the odds? The odds are very good when the moderator and one of the debaters are working as a team.
It didn’t work.
The “debate” has him sinking in the polls, and made Romney look better than reality. The chatter is all about Obama’s lie in the debate, and foreign intelligence failures.
All he needs now is to pull a “Carter” by trying to use the military to save his skin. Will he do it?
Crowley did what the NYTimes does...
Tell the LIE on page one...
Apologize for lie on page 46... the next day.. or next week..
After the debate she apoligized after everybody turned their TV off.. or changed channel..
Relatively fair reporter seeks work,have knee pads will travel.
Brings to mind a song by jazzer Les McCann called "Compared To What"