Skip to comments.CNN ADMITS THAT CROWLEY’S DISREGARD OF THE RULES WAS INTENDED TO HELP OBAMA
Posted on 10/18/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT by tobyhill
If authentic, CNNs memo explaining why Candy Crowley permitted President Obama to speak four minutes more than Mitt Romney during Tuesdays presidential debate is devastating to that network:
On why Obama got more time to speak, it should be noted that Candy and her commission producers tried to keep it even but that Obama went on longer largely because he speaks more slowly. Were going to do a word count to see whether, as in Denver, Romney actually got more words in even if he talked for a shorter period of time.
One of Crowleys main jobs as moderator was to enforce the rules that were established for the debate. The rules established time limits, not word limits.
When I debated in high school and college, we had to stop speaking when our time ran out. It didnt matter how many words we had gotten in (I wish it did when I debated John in practice rounds). When, as I lawyer, I argued cases before Courts of Appeals, I had to sit down when my time was up. It didnt matter whether my opponent had uttered more words in his or her alloted time.
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
Who would you prefer? A candidate who goes through unfair opposition to win the presidency, or won who deals well with having plenty of little helpers to hold his hand. The fact that Romney and his wife bother letting people who hate their guts host debates or interviews tells me one thing: he really means business with whatever he is going to do as president. Do you think the Halls of Congress are going to instantly comply with whatever a president Romney wants? not a chance! The fact that he bothers doing as well as he does when his opponents like Obama try and rig the game to favor him and the ultra-liberals gives a pretty good idea of the kind of person Romney is. I would rather have a guy who goes into rigged debates than a guy who gives up or relies on finding a room full of fans like Obama does. Just my two cents.
I think some nice Sousa march music would be good to listen to until the bloviation ends ;-)
That's changing the rules.
The WI senate debate tonight was like that I guess.
I didn’t watch but it there was a moderator there to ask the question. Each was given two minutes to answer personally and then a 6 minute “free for all” followed. Moderator only to speak when it was time to move to next question.
Will be curious to hear reviews of the style.
That’s the million dollar question everybody’s asking. We can’t get an answer from anyone, even the Republican candidates who are on the receiving end of the blatant bias. I wonder why? What do they know, what’s being held over their heads, or do they think they get some sympathy factor from the brazeness of the bias? I would find that one hard to believe, people want to see a winner, and it doesn’t help when they can’t get their message across as they planned. It only helped President Reagan when he firmly but amiably said “I paid for this microphone”.
I know right? Blatant bias hasn’t hurt Soledad O’Bimbo any.
That was a joke son; a joke. A play on words. I capitalized Liberal for a reason.
Loosen up a bit.
HOUSE HONKY NEEDS FIRING
I’ve been here long enough, I should have realized that.
Ah, the GOP.
The polite party.
If I remember correctly, this sign and its accompanying obnoxious tone was then followed by a really long movie of a polar bear in a blinding blizzard...
After being elected, Romney should demand a formal letter of apology from CNN. Consequence is that CNN barred from White House access. Fox News has been frozen out of many arenas (White House, Air Force One, briefings, etc.).
1) was that piece of paper she picked up actually a copy transcript of Zero's Rose Garden speech? Very damning if it was, and it sure seems like Zero thought (or knew!) it was.
2) I think I missed the part of F&F - my 11 year old son was watching with me (never too early to get them on the right track, eh?), and he was asking Q's all the time and I was trying to answer them and watch at the same time, so I missed that.
I'll look for it on the web to re-watch it in peace and quiet (LOL!). I'm glad at the way FOX looks like it is really hammering back at Minitru (what I called the US media), and once in office, I hope President Romney let's Minitru know that they will continually be the last ones to get information from his administration.
Good post, but it has one big problem. It’s too simple for the libs to figure it out. They could “feel” something like that for hours and still be in the dark.
Well anytime you post a play on words you do take the chance that people will take it literally.
After all word play in print lacks the inflection of the spoken word.
You need two moderators - one conservative, one liberal.
They agree on topics before the debate.
Conservative gets to ask a question on Topic #1 to the DEM candidate, DEM answers. GOP candidate gets to respond.
Liberal gets to ask a different question on Topic #1 to the GOP candidate, GOP answers. DEM candidate gets to respond.
Then, they move on to Topic #2.
No going over 2 minute time limit. No interrupting PERIOD. If caught interrupting, candidate loses his 2 minute response time and they go on to the next question.
The Secret Service said today they are going to hire Candy Crowley. Anyone who can move that fast to protect the President should be training their agents.
H/T to the comment site I got it from!
I don't believe that ever happened.
Are you serious? It did happen. I've seen it repeatedly on re-runs on TV.