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Candy Crowley Not in ‘Cahoots’ With Obama; He and Axelrod Used Her
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 20, 2012 | Brent Baker

Posted on 10/20/2012 1:07:11 PM PDT by Kaslin

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto on Thursday offered a plausible explanation for why President Barack Obama, during Tuesday night’s debate, felt confident he could count on moderator Candy Crowley of CNN to back him up on how he had uttered the phrase “acts of terror” the day after the Benghazi attack.

On her CNN State of the Union show back on September 30, Crowley interviewed David Axelrod and during that segment she was as incredulous as Mitt Romney was at the debate that Obama had initially referred to “acts of terror” in any relationship to Benghazi.

In “Was Candy in Cahoots? Almost certainly not. Occam’s razor suggests Obama took advantage of her,” Taranto postulated in his October 18 “Best of the Web Today” column:

Here’s what almost certainly happened: After the interview, Axelrod, or someone else from the campaign, called Crowley’s attention to the White House transcript. She read the relevant portion and conceded that Axelrod was right: Obama had called the attack an act of terror. As we wrote yesterday, such an interpretation was reasonable, although it was a matter of opinion because the President’s statement was ambiguous. Obama was briefed on all this during his debate preparation.

If this surmise is correct, then Crowley knew about the “acts of terror” Easter egg hidden in Obama’s Sept. 12 speech, and Obama knew she knew. Romney did not know and was as incredulous as Crowley had been, because the administration had spent weeks peddling the claim that the video dunnit. Obama brought the matter up expecting incredulity from Romney and backup from Crowley. She therefore unwittingly played her role in Obama’s little ambush of his opponent. She was just clarifying the facts – or so Axelrod & Co. had led her to believe.

As noted in the MRC Media Reality Check by Rich Noyes, “Candy Crowley Aids Obama With 2-to-1 Liberal Agenda & Validation of Libya Falsehood,” Crowley on her CNN Sunday program State of the Union on September 30, “hit Obama advisor David Axelrod on exactly this point: ‘Why did it take them [the White House] until Friday [September 28], after a September 11 attack in Libya, to come to the conclusion that it was premeditated and that there was terrorists involved?’”

Axelrod retorted: “Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the President called it an act of terror the day after it happened.”

“Crowley wasn’t buying what Axelrod was selling,” Taranto recounted in citing the Septenber exchange highlighted by Breitbart.com’s Tony Lee: “‘First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape. All that stuff....didn’t the administration shoot first? Didn’t they come out and say, listen, as far as we can tell, this wasn’t preplanned, this was just a part of’ – at which point Axelrod interrupted her.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012presdebates; candycrowley; cnn; collusion; jamestaranto; lies; transcriptgate
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1 posted on 10/20/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Not in cahoots? So why did she cut off the Fast and Furious discussion right on queue?


2 posted on 10/20/2012 1:10:12 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Kaslin

Oh, I see!

And that must have caused her to interrupt Mitt every time he tried to make a statement.

There are some people in this world who simply have no shame..........and a lot of them seem to be in the media.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 1:10:20 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Kaslin
So how is this not "in cahoots" with Obama?
4 posted on 10/20/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by x
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To: basil

Spin city.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 1:11:51 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if Candy Crowley and John Candy were related.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 1:12:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Candy Crowley Not in ‘Cahoots’ With Obama; He and Axelrod Used Her

If she's too stupid to realize she's being a puppet, why does anyone think she's smart enough to report the 'news'.

7 posted on 10/20/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Kaslin

Right I believe that. I always carry papers given to me weeks before with me at all times...like her’s from 9/30 . She had the transcript right at hand. Good thing she keeps it with her.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 1:14:03 PM PDT by nclaurel
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 10/20/2012 1:16:32 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Kaslin

Candy just WANTS to be used. It’s a dirty business, I’m sure she feels the same.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 1:16:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin
Thanks for posting.

This account is an outrageous rewrite of what really happened!

If any reasonable, logical person views the 5+-minute video of the President's Rose Garden statement, listens to the inflections, and uses ordinary common sense, he/she will come away with the conclusion that he was not calling the Benghazi attack a "act of terror."

Crowley either did not do that, or she was complicit in promoting a lie.

Remember when the President once claimed that "words matter"? Crowley asserted on The View that it was "a semantic thing." No, Crowley, it was not a "semantic thing." It was a "truth thing."

11 posted on 10/20/2012 1:17:16 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I wonder if Candy Crowley and John Candy were related.

She ate him.

12 posted on 10/20/2012 1:17:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Kaslin

The alternative explanation offered is not better....

Candy Crowley was STILL a plant.

In several different senses of the word.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 1:17:35 PM PDT by alloysteel ("If you are going to follow the road less traveled, at least consult your GPS first.".)
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To: Kaslin

As long as no one has a video clip of Candy Crowley saying, “Hi everyone! It’s great to be here! I’m thrilled to be in Cahoots, Iowa with the president on this momentous day!” So long as there is no such explicit statement from Candy, I guess no one can says she is in Cahoots.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Kaslin

She may not have been buying what Axelrod was selling, but she was more than accommodating when Obama yelled ‘get the transcript.’

She became part of the debate, rather than being an impartial moderator.


15 posted on 10/20/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by TomGuy (Dukakis is to tank as Obama is to binder & Big Bird)
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To: Kaslin
OK, I get it. She's subconsciously in cahoots with 0bama.

All better now.

16 posted on 10/20/2012 1:21:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Kaslin

They just can’t admit they used a fat chick.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 1:21:39 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: bmwcyle

I can see 0bama riding a Moped.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Kaslin
Not in cahoots? When have any of the MSM not been 100% in the tank for Dear Leader? They've been worshiping at the shrine of Obamination since he was a candidate for POTUS. Nothing has changed; they are all in for hum. Bammy is their creation and their idol.
19 posted on 10/20/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Kaslin

She should sing a song from the fifties.

Will you still love me tomorrow?

Her having a copy of the transcript shows it was a set-up.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 1:25:20 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Kaslin

As usual, our side “wins” afterwards when the deed is done and the sheeple are no longer paying attention. D’uh!


21 posted on 10/20/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kaslin

I guess they are still talking about this fat bitch and her obvious attempt to help the Fraud in the debate.


22 posted on 10/20/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by Beatthedrum
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To: Kaslin

‘I am not evil, I am just stupid!’ One sorry arse defense for the indefensible.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 1:28:04 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Kaslin

Cahoots, conspiracy, collusion! Why can’t you people see that it’s none of that, that it’s what even a liberal I spoke to last night admitted - a conspiracy of minds, and that is much, much worse!


24 posted on 10/20/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry Meat---- it was Schnitts idea.

25 posted on 10/20/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: MasterGunner01
Bammy is their creation and their idol.

And their destruction as their ratings tank below water level.

26 posted on 10/20/2012 1:30:35 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: loveliberty2

You are welcome. Thanks for another great post. I believe James Taranto is correct. 0bama and Axelrod did use her, but she was she was willing to get herself used


27 posted on 10/20/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Nope.

Not buying.

I like James Taranto, but in order to buy this theory you have to disregard the entire context of the rest of the debate. Candy cut Romney off on Fast and Furious, and that answer was pertinent to the question. She selected questions which generally were hostile to Romney, and the one questioner potentially detrimental to 0bama was actually asking a question that was a perfect setup for the pResident to say what he wanted to do in a second term. Though that questioner appeared hostile (and probably was) the inquiry itself was a "soft" question. That 0bama did not hit it out of the park is a testament to the fact that he has no plan for the next four years except more anti-Constitutional executive orders, more debt, more welfare, more food stamps, more disability, more economic cronyism and of course more golf and more vacations for Mooch and her daughters.

It also ignores the fact that she repeatedly cut Romney off, and granted 0bama more time; now covered with a pathetically lame excuse that 0bama "talks more slowly."

I am truly amazed at the circling of the wagons around the collaborationist press here, even by columnists and hard news people who are supposed to be objective or conservative. In its totality, her debate performance was a clear, shocking violation of professional conduct and the rules of the CPD.

Stop with the excuses.

28 posted on 10/20/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: Kaslin

Oops that should be she was willing to let herself get used


29 posted on 10/20/2012 1:43:46 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
If she did allow herself to be used by asserting so strongly an error which is so easy to refute by simply playing the Rose Garden video, why would she sacrifice her own credibility as a "journalist" and appear to be either unintelligent, a "useful idiot," or a political pawn?

Talk about a "war on women"--if Obama and Axelrod did this, then the feminists should find such an action toward one of their own "offensive," to use a word from the President himself!

30 posted on 10/20/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: All

Before I get responses, please note the sarcasm intended in my last comment!


31 posted on 10/20/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin

She will go to the dance with anybody, and lay down easy.


32 posted on 10/20/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Kaslin

bookmark


33 posted on 10/20/2012 1:54:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

BS. This wit knew what was going on.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 2:02:00 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin

Oh PLEASE!!! James, why are you covering Candy’s wide arse??? She had thetranscript because Adolph Axelrod GAVE it to her and I’m SURE he HIGHLIGHTED that part for her!! How else could she put her finger on it so fast???


35 posted on 10/20/2012 2:04:17 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
....Libya embassy attack and F & F -- both involve major stonewalling and cover-up from this administration.

Crowley helped censor any discussion of both. She needed time for women inequality issue to help Obama with " war on women" campaign

36 posted on 10/20/2012 2:06:00 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Kaslin
He can try to cut Crowley some slack if he wants. But she was doing much more than moderating when she corroborated Obama's distortion. Anyway, here is a column which describes very well Obama's dilemma, and the Rose Garden talk doesn't get him out of this:

Obama Lied, Crowley’s Cred Died

In particular, this passage is very good:

But facts that the president knew almost immediately, or even prior, began to trickle out, eroding the ground under his deception: There had been no protest at all in Benghazi. Al Qaeda was active in Libya. England had removed its diplomatic personnel for that reason.

There had been several threats and attacks aimed at the consulate and ambassador. He feared for his life. He requested additional security. The assault was sophisticated, well executed, and probably aimed at seizing intelligence about American activity in the area. State Department and almost certainly White House staffers watched the attack in real time from posted video monitors.

The truth now in plain sight underscores the president’s failures of policy and leadership. Until Benghazi, he could boast of a hopeful Arab Spring, winds of reform in the Middle East, advancing peace, and al Qaeda “on the road to defeat.” Those happy talking points lie in blackened shards.

37 posted on 10/20/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Kaslin
Agreed that Taranto is right. I'm still waiting for an explanation of susan Rice's words, and the UN speech, etc.

Obie was trying to hang on to his one accomplishment; al Qaeda died with Usama bin Ladin

38 posted on 10/20/2012 2:11:57 PM PDT by chiller (First check the poll's Dem/Rep/Ind sampling numbers, then re-think.)
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To: Dan(9698)

It was a set-up, but how did they know Romney would refer to that phrase? I think there’s a mole in the Romney debate prep - or maybe he needs to work in a shielded room that has been swept for listening devices.


39 posted on 10/20/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

So she wasn’t a corrupt moderator, just stupid. That makes it better. [/sarc]


40 posted on 10/20/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

John Candy in drag (apologies to Mr. Candy)


41 posted on 10/20/2012 2:27:01 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kaslin
The Real Reason for the Ambassador's Murder and the Obama/DNC Coverup

al Qaeda, Boko Harem, pirates from Somalia, AQIM, al Shabaab, AQAP,
and Ansar al Sharia were (conveniently) provided
15,000 MANPADS by Obama and the DNC
For plausible deniability, Operation 'Wind Zero',
using Sean Smith and the two retired SEALS,
executed by the company and State Department
tracked this "loss"
(planned transfer to al Qaeda
from Obama's American Caliphate) and
produced a 'kill list’ for drone strikes.

This was apparently not approved by Al Qaeda in Libya's ringleader,
Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu,
who was employed by Hillary Clinton and
Obama-the-Undocumented, and
was released from Gitmo to Qaddafi in 2007.
The SECOND 911 Atrocity was Hussein Obama's October Surprise
which got a little out of hand.


42 posted on 10/20/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, they were married, making her Candy Candy.

On October 31 she becomes Halloween Candy......


43 posted on 10/20/2012 2:46:14 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Doesn’t Barry refer to himself as being “I, Candy”?


44 posted on 10/20/2012 2:50:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

So know she isn’t complicit, she is just stupid.


45 posted on 10/20/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Kaslin

I hope she took the morning after pill.


46 posted on 10/20/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, he does.

To me he’s Oy Q’andy.


47 posted on 10/20/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; Kaslin
"Not in cahoots? So why did she cut off the Fast and Furious discussion right on queue? [sic]"

There was obvious collusion.

I went back and edited the transcript to align with the exact video timing of Øbama's interruption ("dog whistle") and Crowley's intervention. Here is the termination of Romney's "Fast and Furious" remarks:


ROMNEY: I’d like to understand who it was that did this, what the idea was behind it, why it led to the violence, thousands of guns going to Mexi- OBAMA: Candy? can drug lords... CROWLEY: Governor, Governor, if I could, the question was about these assault weapons that once were once banned and are no longer banned.


Romney (following the rules) stops speaking and turns away in disgust, and Øbozo (inappropriately) grins like a possum -- because his obedient, overfed, trained attack spaniel has leaped to his rescue -- at his command.


It is blatantly obvious that (right before Romney could mention the DOJ and Holder's citation for Contempt of Congress) Øbama interrupted -- mid-sentence -- with a pre-arranged "dog whistle" to activate Crowley -- and she immediately interrupted with blather about what Romney was already discussing.

And the simultaneous video frame shows Øbama's pleased (and totally inappropriate) response...


48 posted on 10/20/2012 3:45:43 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: FredZarguna
"Candy cut Romney off on Fast and Furious, and that answer was pertinent to the question."

BINGO! (See # 48...)

49 posted on 10/20/2012 3:56:44 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
Fast and Furious is a completely appropriate topic for the upcoming foreign policy debate. The Mexican government is not happy with the lack of cooperation from the Obama administration (specifically Holder) regarding F&F and the death of their high school students with guns supplied by our Justice Dept.
50 posted on 10/20/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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