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Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up dealí with CNN moderator Crowley
Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON

Posted on 10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT by NYer

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley’s performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.

Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney’s statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term “act of terror” the day after the attack, but in reference to 9/11, not Benghazi.

“I’ve never seen a moderator in a major debate interfere with the two people and take one side and indicate the other one was not telling the truth,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK. “I think it was orchestrated.” 

“Did the president willfully lie, and was that a set-up deal with Crowley?” Senator Inhofe asked

Shortly after the debate, Crowley admitted that Mitt Romney was “right in the main.” Later Wednesday, she stepped back, denying that she had acted inappropriately, adding she didn’t think her statement was “a leap.” 

The incorrect correction broke Romney’s momentum on what should have been his strongest attack of the debate.

The statement represented only the most memorable facet of what critics see as Crowley’s biased performance.

The veteran CNN journalist interrupted Mitt Romney 28 times, Barack Obama only nine, in keeping with a pro-Democratic pattern that holds true throughout all 2012 debates so far.

Moderator Matha Raddatz interrupted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan 15 times, but cut off Joe Biden only five. Biden himself erratically interjected himself into nearly all of Ryan’s answers. 

Crowley, who has a history of pro-abortion statements, personally vetted all questions the candidates were asked. According to one analysis, since the advent of the town hall debate, moderators have chosen liberal questions over conservative questions by a margin of two-to-one. Some say the same pattern held true last night. 

At all three debates, Democrats have received more speaking time than Republicans.

President Obama spoke for 44 minutes, four seconds Tuesday night, while Romney talked only for 40 minutes, 50 seconds.

In the first presidential debate Obama spoke for three minutes, 14 seconds longer than Mitt Romney. Joe Biden got one minute, 22 seconds more speaking time than Paul Ryan. Altogether, the Democrats have enjoyed nearly nine minutes more debate time than their Republican counterparts. 

Rush Limbaugh mentioned the Crowley controversy on his radio show Wednesday, saying, “She committed an act of journalistic terror or malpractice last night. If there were any journalistic standards, what she did last night would have been the equivalent of blowing up her career like a suicide bomber.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/18/2012 1:04:51 PM PDT by NYer
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TelePrompTer was not allowed in the debate,
so they gave obummer a “tell-him-prompts-her” instead!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 1:08:32 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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3 posted on 10/18/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT by baddog 219
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“Did the president willfully lie, and was that a set-up deal with Crowley?” Senator Inhofe asked.

Set up!

Obama was tipped off ahead of time by Crowley. Crowley knew the questions in advance and brought along the Rose Garden transcript. That does not add up. She had to have tipped off Obama ahead of time. Here's the transcript:


MR. ROMNEY: Yeah, I — I certainly do. I certainly do. I — I think it’s interesting the president just said something which is that on the day after the attack, he went in the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror. You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed.

MR. ROMNEY: Is that what you’re saying?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed, Governor.

MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Get the transcript.

MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir.

So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.


Notice, that when Romney began his response, Obama sat on his stool, calm and composed like a cat waiting to strike. He even responds to Romney by saying: Please proceed, governor.

It was a setup.

How did Obama know that Crowley had the transcript?!!


4 posted on 10/18/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by NYer
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The transcript?? Why did she happen to have the transcript?? And opened to the right page??
Somebody should at least ask.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 1:11:13 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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Obama to Crowley; “Read the transcript...”

WTF?


6 posted on 10/18/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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CNN. The most busted news source.
7 posted on 10/18/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: NYer; pookie18
OBAMA ROMNEY CHECK
8 posted on 10/18/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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Of course she gave Obama the questions ahead of time too....how else would obombo be able to tell Candy to check the transcript and she has it right there in front of her


9 posted on 10/18/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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Obama tells Candy Crowley ‘get the transcript’ –she reads from transcript during debate (thread)

10 posted on 10/18/2012 1:13:39 PM PDT by opentalk
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Wow. No one could have expected this when the completely fair moderator list was announced.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 1:13:39 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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” “I’ve never seen a moderator in a major debate interfere with the two people and take one side and indicate the other one was not telling the truth,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK. “I think it was orchestrated.”

YES

“Did the president willfully lie, and was that a set-up deal with Crowley?” Senator Inhofe asked.

YES


12 posted on 10/18/2012 1:15:04 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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ya..she had the tele promtper or a wire..


13 posted on 10/18/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by dalebert
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Thank you. I missed the “Please proceed” business among all the other clues. Obviously Obama was waiting for Romney to actually make his accusation clearly instead of just asking “Is that what you are claiming?”

Since he was quick to jump in, even interrupting, every other time something was said that he didn’t like, he WANTED this accusation to be made.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 1:18:29 PM PDT by firebrand (Beware of wishful thinking--the mousetrap of small minds.)
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Don’t blame Crowley, Romney APPROVED HER AS MODERATOR.

I don’t blame Crowley ,I blame the fool that HIRED Crowley.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 1:19:25 PM PDT by Cyman
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SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!:

How did Obama know that Crowley had the transcript?!!

16 posted on 10/18/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for.......That's whay I said it..............)
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That whole exchange dovetailed in a way that was just a little too tidy.

It seemed almost professionally stage-managed.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 1:23:20 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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That whole exchange dovetailed in a way that was just a little too tidy.

It seemed almost professionally stage-managed.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 1:24:04 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Exactly. It’s costing him in the polls because the audience gets it.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 1:24:04 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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All on air personnel for news networks have an earpiece so their producers and handler’s can give them timing info give them direction give them questions to ask etc. Did someone at CNN give her instructions in the debate to correct Romney. If they did then there would be a good chance she would respond automatically. Since she personally went after Axlerod exactly as Romney did that might explain why she immediately tried to walk it back a little. If there was someone whispering in her ear. Who was it?

Also I think we should see the entire list of questions she had to choose com. Were there better questions or subjects that a lot of the audience was interested in? What was the skewer of the questions. We know CNN has a history of plants and Gallopnis being sued by Obama’s politicized Justice Department.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by airedale
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