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Candy Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ That Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror, thought He Picked Wrong Word
mediaite.com ^ | Oct 16 2012 | by Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone

CNN anchor and debate moderator Candy Crowley joined CNN’s panel after the debate to discuss a moment where she corrected Mitt Romney after he claimed that President Barack Obama had refused to characterize the attack in Libya an act of terror for 14 days. Crowley said that Romney’s was “right” in that the Obama administration spent weeks refusing to say that the attack was terrorism, but she thought at the time that “he picked the wrong word.”

“I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it,” said Crowley. “I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.”

“Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley added.

“He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,” Crowley concluded. She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct.

Watch the clip below via CNN:


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; candycrowley; crowley; debate2; debates; duplicate; election2012; enemedia
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:10:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Wasn’t she told NOT to enter the debate?

Another sham moderator.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:11:34 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: NoLibZone
Media Malpractice
3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:11:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NoLibZone

BS, Obama said he called this an act of terror.

She is full of it, a complete idiot that thinks we are stupid.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:13:12 PM PDT by dila813
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To: NoLibZone

i saw her say this and i still don’t understand what she means by, “picked the wrong word.” who picked the wrong word? Romney? Obama? who is she to say someone picked the wrong word? i knew it was a mistake to not have her adhere to the same rules the candidates agreed to...


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:13:21 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: NoLibZone
She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct.

What "instinct" would that be Candy, your pro-socialist anti-capitalist instinct?

Some people call such "instinct" B-I-A-S.

6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:14:42 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: dila813

and how she is talking about how people are going to parse words... heck, isn’t that what she did when she decided someone picked the wrong word?


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: latina4dubya

God works in mysterious ways.... interjecting herself, and being wrong, will keep this alive in the media until the next debate. Let them debate the semantics on TV the next few days. Not what Obama wanted.

And Mitt will be well prepared for it next week.

3 weeks from now, Obama will have conceded. And Mitt will be president elect. Wow.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:15:59 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: NoLibZone

It does no good to say she is not a professional. That does not matter to her and she proved it again tonight. She is a democratic hack.

Still parsing words. They can never just tell the facts or the truth. Romney was right but he used the wrong words. Crap.

The B__ch and obastard are both liars and the truth is not in them... anywhere.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:16:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: dila813
Earlier this week, Ann Coulter called Crowley “one of the rare smart people at CNN.” I wonder if that sentiment has changed.
10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:43 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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Kerry Ladka was the man in the audience and asked the specific question ......Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?

I really wanted to know the answer. Why didn’t Romney put Obama on the spot and ask why he didn’t answer the question.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:03 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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Only Obama and Crowley seem to know about the alleged utterance. As far as the rest of the World is concerned, he spent at least two weeks trashing free speech without any direct reference to a terror angle.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:26:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: NoLibZone

The bitch said real loud that Obama was right twice, and then said real softly that Romney had made a solid point.

Of course Obama was spouting off then too, so you heard none of the part where Crowly admits Romney was right.

The debate was supposed to allow responses to comments.

Several times Crowley cut off the debate without allowing Romney to respond.

Obama took a question and answered it. Romney got to respond. Crowly asked Obama a follow-up. He responded. Then she refused to let Romney respond.

Romney would up with three minutes less talk-time, and Crowly became the third debate member telling Romney he was wrong.

I’m so tired of the Leftist bull s—t.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: DoughtyOne

The American People see right through it and on Nov.6th are going to make their views very clear.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: NoLibZone

I’d prefer that Judge Judy moderate the next one.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:47:58 PM PDT by jarofants
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To: NoLibZone

So, this is her version of Dan Ratherism, only with a twist. “Despite saying a wrong word, Romney was actually right.”


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:48:55 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: NoLibZone
“He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,” Crowley concluded. She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct.

She had no business "correcting" ANYONE.

She's just an obvious party hack, doing what Rats do best - completely RAPING the responsibility they've been given, and then claiming victimhood, in order to CHEAT on behalf of their political faction. Gee, what a freeking surprise - a gutter rat BEING a gutter rat.

What an absolute piece of utter garbage she is - personally and professionally.

17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:50:15 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ann Coulter liked Romney but she just isn’t grounded in reality enough, could you imagine if Republicans pulled the same stuff as Dems?

Like, Fast and Furious .... Obama, you are racist against Mexicans because you are supplying guns for them to kill each other with.

Obama, you are ok with gun control in the United States but you are ok with the US Government Supplying guns to the cartels.

The double standard is sickening.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:51:36 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813
I thought he politicized the “caskets” and/or “coffins” references. I didn't like that.
19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:54:24 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: NoLibZone

So what the hell was the wrong word? Terror? I think that was the “thrust” of Romney’s point, you dumbass Leftist media stooge.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:08 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: NoLibZone

I’d be willing to bet that she was told after the debate to walk back her comments. Leaving Obama exposed to calling it a terror attack before he left for Vegas would be red mead for Romney next week.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: NoLibZone

CNN = Candyazz News Network


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:28 PM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: NoLibZone

First Obama hides behind Hilary’s skirts, then seems quite pleased to see Candy Crowley jump right in there and help him debate Mitt. I am surprised Michelle Obama didn’t jump up there and take over the debate for him. What a wuss we have for a President.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:10 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: snowstorm12

Amen! obama never answered it. I wish the man who asked the question would have interupted Romney and said “Excuse me, Governor, but Mr. obama has not answered my question. I’ll ask it again. Who made the decision to deny more security for Benghazi and did you know about the request and that it was rejected?”


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:54 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: NoLibZone
The ONLY way to have a fair and honest debate is to have TWO moderators - one liberal and one conservative.

They agree on a series of topics, and lets say the economy is first up ...

Then, the liberal asks the question of the GOP candidate such as:

“How do you intend to grow the economy by decreasing taxes on the wealthy, Mr. Romney?”

The conservative would then ask the DEM candidate:

“Mr. President, the stimulus didn't work, unemployment is at least as bad as when you took office - your economic policy clearly isn't working. What will you do differently in the next 4 years?”

25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:30:37 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: NoLibZone
Sorry for double post. Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror,.. ["instinct forced her" call on Romney]
26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:44:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TigerClaws

“......Responding to Crowley’s intervention, Obama said: ‘Candy, could you say that a little louder?’ That tense moment saw the audience burst into a round of applause - despite rules meant to restrict any displays of partisanship from the crowd.....”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218834/U-S-presidential-debate-2012-Barack-Obama-Mitt-Romney-meet-Hempstead-New-York.html


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:48:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NoLibZone

“thought at the time that ‘he picked the wrong word.’”

Oh, that’s a bunch of warmed leavings from a male cow! There is absolutely, positively, no way a competent, fair moderator would have made that level of ‘mistake’.

Go perform an anatomically impossible act on yourself, Crowley!


28 posted on 10/17/2012 1:34:47 AM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: NoLibZone

Has she ever said WHICH WORD was chosen incorrectly??


29 posted on 10/17/2012 2:52:38 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=commission-leadership

Yeah, the Commission is non-partisan. Sure it is.


30 posted on 10/17/2012 3:34:44 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: NoLibZone
The Democrats have a real problem.

When Obama speaks ex cathedra, it is more than a simple lie. It becomes infallible doctrine that must be adopted by the entire party in order to preserve the fiction that Barack Obama is intelligent, truthful, and competent to be President.

An example of this type of statement is when he said in an early Democrat Primary debate in 2008 that he would talk directly with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and that by doing so, he could defuse Irans nuclear and terror export programs. Instead of walking this statement back the next day, he enshrined this error as a cornerstone of his campaign and it became the fundamental weakness of his Presidential foreign policy.

Another example of this is his oft repeated promise that "If you like your doctor, you can keep him!" This was clearly and demonstrably not true under Obamacare, and the inability of the patient to continue current arrangements remains one of the primary reasons people resist the implementation of the rule. But Obama made this statement so absolutely and so emphatically that every Democrat was required to pretend it was true.

And now we come to his statement in last night's debate, full of bluster and high dungeon, that the suggestion that anybody in his team, whether the Secretary of State, our U.N. Ambassador, or anybody else, would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, is offensive, and not what he does as President or Commander in Chief. This statement now becomes the new Reality According to Barack Obama. Unfortunately for the President, it is easily contradicted by any of a thousand easily verifiable sources. Defending this statement is going to lead to endless contradiction and will only make the President look like even more of a manipulative liar.

31 posted on 10/17/2012 3:35:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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Candy threw her blubbery mass in front of dear leader as a shield.


32 posted on 10/17/2012 3:38:20 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: NoLibZone

33 posted on 10/17/2012 3:40:23 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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34 posted on 10/17/2012 3:43:56 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: NoLibZone

Madam Chairman I have a point of order. The chairman is debating.

Crowley failed with that intrusion.


35 posted on 10/17/2012 4:00:49 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

“She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct”.

No such “instinct” forced her to correct Obama in such a biased manner.


36 posted on 10/17/2012 5:02:56 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: gswilder
"3 weeks from now, Obama will have conceded. And Mitt will be president elect. Wow."

Yeah, I know, kind of exciting and kind of frustrating too ... we could have had anyone we wanted ...

37 posted on 10/17/2012 5:05:25 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV = 287EV)
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To: NoLibZone
It's too late for crowley.

All of America watching last night saw what she did.
People saw that she did it on purpose.

The worst part was when she refused to address FAST AND FURIOUS, changing the subject as quickly as she could.

No crowley, you're a lying liberal sos.
38 posted on 10/17/2012 5:07:11 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: NoLibZone
What she really means with "the wrong word," is an indirect "non-apology" that she was preset with her hair trigger (almost certainly coordinated in her prep with Obama-connected CNN folk) for a Romney claim that Benghazi was referenced by Barr as being something other than "terror".

She was gonna cover for Barry by turning the pre-election thinking--just as she did--by an attempt to spread the President's general use of the word "terror" into his description on Day Two of the debacle instead of day Fifteen and after the lie of the video. It was intended really to throw the election back to Barry! She was prepared to be as forceful as she turned out to be at that moment, but she didn't expect the pushback from (God and) Romney.

She had (Satan's) visions of making the entire Democrat Party beHOLDEN to her and watching her career take a meteoric rise in a second Obama term!

HF

39 posted on 10/17/2012 5:07:20 AM PDT by holden
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To: NoLibZone

Look at it this way — Ms. Fat Fly On The Wall’s mistake is developing as the lead news cycle story out of the debate — not good for Bobo ...


40 posted on 10/17/2012 5:08:13 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV = 287EV)
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To: NoLibZone

Here is what Romney should have said. I penned this in two minutes off the top of my head.

“Mr. President - spare me your lecture. Your record speaks for itself. You have failed to attend 3/4 of your intel briefings opting for golf and fundraising instead, your admn denied the Benghazi embassy the requested added security on at least 4 occasions, as the embassy was under attack you jetted off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas and a photo op on The View as well as a fundraiser w Jay Z. You proceeded to blame a non-existent youtube video at the UN and spent $74,000 of taxpayer money on ads in Arabic on pakistani TV to apologize for said video. The FBI was not on the scene for 3 weeks while CNN was able to secure the Diary of Ambassador Stevens the day after the attack. And now you hide behind Hillary Clinton who has said she will not be serving a second term and have the gaul to lecture us? Mr. President shame on you. Americans deserve better than the incompetent and faiiled and non-existent leadership you provide. That is going to change when I am elected President three weeks from now.”


41 posted on 10/17/2012 5:10:20 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: StAnDeliver

Strange twist, but true. And the next debate is on foreign policy. This time Romney should be prepared to counter the BS “I’m insulted you think me or my people are politicizing this” tactic Zero used. Of course you were politicizing, assclown. Why else would send Rice to five news shows on Sunday to say it was about a retarded video? Insulted? Here’s a free phone card, call somebody who gives a shi’ite.

Pissy Mathews made a comment about how brave Crowley was to call out Romney and “imagine if she had been wrong.” Well, Pissy, SHE says she was wrong. Of course in your little brain I’m sure you think she’s wrong about that. Sucks to be a liberal asshat, doesn’t Pissy?


42 posted on 10/17/2012 5:18:29 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: NoLibZone

Using the word “terrorism” in a speech is not the same as calling the attack terrorism. Crowley, in her zeal to defend her idol, Obama, gave up her role as referee, and attempted to trip Romney. When all of the instant analyses are long over and forgotten, Sycophant Crowley and her team of democrat bed wetters at CNN will end up the loosers in this debate.


43 posted on 10/17/2012 5:21:26 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: NoLibZone

Using the word “terrorism” in a speech is not the same as calling the attack terrorism. Crowley, in her zeal to defend her idol, Obama, gave up her role as referee, and attempted to trip Romney. When all of the instant analyses are long over and forgotten, Sycophant Crowley and her team of democrat bed wetters at CNN will end up the loosers in this debate.


44 posted on 10/17/2012 5:22:52 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: NoLibZone

Thanks Candy, but those of us with brains already knew you were full of it and yelling at our TV’s when you interrupted.


45 posted on 10/17/2012 5:26:57 AM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Excellent observations.

They're like a school of fish, moving in perfect unison.

46 posted on 10/17/2012 5:29:14 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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You Had To Be A Big Shot
47 posted on 10/17/2012 5:45:06 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: jarofants

I’d prefer that Judge Judy moderate the next one.

_______________________________________________________

LOL! Or Judge Greg Mathis. :) Either one would be something to see. :)


48 posted on 10/17/2012 5:52:02 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: NoLibZone

Are we supposed to care what Creepy Crawler says?


49 posted on 10/17/2012 6:09:23 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: NoLibZone

The left is completely ignoring Crowley’s backtracking. Shocker.


50 posted on 10/17/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by chessplayer
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