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  • Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries

    10/19/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Candy Crowley should always be prepared to be schooled on her liberal assumptions whenever Senator Ted Cruz is a guest on her State of the Union show as happened today when Crowley parroted the administration line that a travel ban from the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. Watch how well Cruz set Crowley's mind on the path to learning that a ban on such travel, not liberal shibboleth talking points, is what is needed to halt the spread of that disease into this country. Cruz follows up with a tasty after...
  • Democrat Congressman Surprises Candy Crowley by Blaming Obama for Border Crises

    07/06/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It must have seemed to Candy Crowley like a surefire way to inspire a spirited debate by inviting both Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar of Laredo, Texas and Mayor Alan Long of Murrieta, California to appear together on today's State of the Union on CNN to discuss the border crises. Well, to Candy's great surprise (and probably costernation) they both pretty much agreed about the situation and placed the blame on the Obama administration. The biggest surprise to Crowley must have been the response of Congressman Cuellar as you can see in this video (and after the jump) making the point...
  • IRS emails too smelly even for Candy Crowley

    06/30/2014 5:47:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrats have no more loyal a media servant than Candy Crowley, who proved her devotion by derailing scrutiny of Benghazi and the phony video cover story in a 2012 presidential debate. Yet even Candy can’t accept the line that the destruction of Lois Lerner’s emails is a pure coincidence.
  • Candy Crowley to McCain: Was Bergdahl “Less Worthy of Rescuing” Than You as a POW (Video)

    06/08/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit | June 8 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Candy Crowley compared former POW John McCain with the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl. She actually had the audacity to ask Sen. McCain if Bergdahl’s life was less worthy than his. While retelling the stories of Bergdahl’s desertion and conversion to Islam Crowley asked, “Does that make this young man less worthy of rescuing from his circumstances than the young John McCain as a POW?” Via The Right Scoop: Whatever you may think of McCain’s career as a Republican senator, it’s reprehensible to make a comparison between his captivity and Bergdahl’s desertion. When...
  • The 2014 Walter Duranty Award for Journalistic Mendacity, First Runner-Up: Candy Crowley

    05/09/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.It is one of life’s verities — as the “narratives” of the fourth estate rarely fail to remind us — that journalists tend to regard themselves as the guardians and escorts of civic progress and virtue. Thus freighted with a higher mission than most, they are naturally tempted to insert themselves right into the middle of the nation’s political debates. The more consequential, the better. That may go some distance toward explaining the mess we are in these days.But for all the power of the pen, the keyboard, the microphone, and the TV cameras, it’s...
  • 'Sorry, Candy. Whoa.' Benjamin Netanyahu Vigorously Schools Candy Crowley

    04/28/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    " Sorry, Candy. Whoa." That was the sound of Candy Crowley about to be vigorously schooled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on CNN's State of the Union. As if he were a teacher attempting to straighten out an errant student with the facts, Netayahu added, " No, Candy. No, no. I'm sorry. I heard that. I hear people write that up, but, in fact, it's the very opposite." Chastened student Crowley finally corrected corrected herself. If only more guests on her show were as strenuous in correcting Crowley. You can see Crowley, starting at the 3:40 mark in the...
  • DCCC Chair: We Care More about Amnesty Than Midterm Elections

    04/14/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Tony Lee
    The top Democrat who is leading the effort to help the party elect more members to Congress said he cares more about amnesty than the midterm elections. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the midterm elections are taking a backseat to the amnesty legislation Democrats and establishment Republicans desperately want. "We'd rather pass an immigration bill than worry about the election. We have got 190 Democrats ready to vote on a comprehensive immigration bill today," Israel said while also accusing Republicans...
  • Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response

    04/13/2014 4:49:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 14, 2014
    New York Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday a significant part of the Republican Party is “animated by racism,” marking the third time in recent days that a leading Democrat has appeared to make race an issue and draw a sharp response from Republicans. Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, whose major role is the get his House members re-elected, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that not all of his Republican colleagues are racist. “Not all of them, of course not,” he said. “But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by...
  • DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

    04/13/2014 5:11:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Instablog ^ | 4/13/2014 | DAN RIEHL
    On Sunday's "State of the Union," CNN's Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist.Israel responded, "Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."
  • Romney breaks silence on Candy Crowley’s debate interference

    01/29/2014 9:53:15 AM PST · by mojito · 178 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a harsh critique of CNN debate moderator Candy Crowley’s interference in his second debate with President Obama in 2012. Crowley infamously butted in to an exchange between Romney and Obama regarding the Obama administration’s changing of the Benghazi talking points. Crowley’s assertion that Obama was right in the argument led to multiple rounds of applause in the studio audience — an agonizing moment that was featured prominently in the new behind-the-scenes Netflix documentary “MITT.” Romney addressed Crowley’s debate performance in an interview Monday with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt. “Well, I don’t...
  • Hoboken Mayor: 'It's True' Christie Administration Withheld Sandy Funds [End of Christie?]

    01/19/2014 8:36:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2013 | Leigh Ann Caldwell, Chris Frates and Cassie Spodak
    Hoboken Mayor: 'It's True' Christie Administration Withheld Sandy Funds By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Chris Frates and Cassie Spodak, CNN Zimmer tells CNN that Christie played politics with Sandy recovery funds Christie team denies funds were held hostage for backing of redevelopment project (CNN) -- In another controversy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Sunday that Christie directly ordered the withholding of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds unless she backed a redevelopment plan he favored. Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Zimmer said she was told by a member of Christie's administration that Sandy relief funds...
  • Kathy Griffin Asks CNN Host 'Have You Ever Spooned With Candy Crowley?'

    12/30/2013 9:49:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/29/13 | Noel Sheppard
    THIS is CNN! On Sunday's Reliable Sources, vulgar comedienne Kathy Griffin - who will once again be co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special this year despite kissing Anderson Cooper's crotch on air last year! - actually asked new host Brian Stelter, "Have you ever spooned with Candy Crowley?...You might get a better time slot"
  • Ted Cruz - Intellect on Display - Cruz on CNN State of the Union

    10/06/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 73 replies
    October 6, 2013 | Ralph Mitchell
    On today's CNN State of the Union, Sen.Ted Cruz was simply "Intellect on Display" as he seemlessly won every debate point with host Candy Crowley. I say we support Ted Cruz all the way to the Presidency.
  • Candy Crowley: ´Who Cares´ if Putin Gained from Syria Deal?

    09/15/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/13 | Staff
    CNN´s "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley asked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers whether it makes any difference that Vladimir Putin and Russia got the upper hand over the U.S. in the deal struck on Syria´s chemical weapons.
  • CNN’s Crowley: ‘Do We Really Care that Russia Got the Diplomatic Edge?’

    09/15/2013 10:05:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 15, 2013 | Staff
    CNN’s State of the Union host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) if the U.S. really cared whether Russia had the diplomatic edge in the deal over Syrian chemical weapons, which provides a framework for the destruction or removal of them over the next year. Rogers explained the deal was a “Russian plan for Russian interests” before Crowley cut over him with her question Sunday. Rogers replied that it was serious because the U.S. had given away the credibility of its military force by allowing Russia to take the lead in the region. “The Syria plan has been...
  • White House Admits It Has NO Allies For Syria Attack—A Coalition Of One

    09/08/2013 5:02:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/8/2013
    Recently WSJ reported on John Kerry’s claim that the number of countries supporting a U.S. attack on Syria reached “double digits” but Kerry failed to name any.JihadWatch noted the following: Liechtenstein? Luxembourg? Andorra? San Marino? Monaco? Seychelles? Tuvalu? Tannu Tuva? No, not even them. Kerry didn’t name them because he doesn’t have them. He is bluffing. Apparently, McDonough has a similar problem. In a CNN interview with White House Chief of Staff, Dennis McDonough was repeatedly pressed by Candy Crowley to provide examples of countries that will endorse or provide personnel or equipment for a military intervention in Syria. McDonough emphasized...
  • McDonough Can’t Name One Ally

    09/08/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    September 8, 2013 9:09 AM White House Admits It's a Coalition of One By Patrick Brennan When asked this morning if the U.S. has any pledges of military support for strikes in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough emphasized that the G20 and other nations have made supportive condemnations of the Syrian government’s actions, but repeatedly pressed by CNN’s Candy Crowley, provided no examples of countries that have endorsed or will provide personnel or equipment for a military intervention. He wouldn’t explicitly admit that the U.S. actually has no allies willing to provide support, saying, “you’re trying to...
  • Candy Crowley on CNN's Hillary Clinton doc: 'politically, it makes it very difficult for me'

    08/10/2013 9:42:14 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/9/13 | Saram Morris
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Candy Crowley's not ready to pull a Chuck Todd on her network - yet. While Todd blasted NBC for its plans to air a mini-series about Hillary Clinton close to her possible 2016 presidential run, calling it a "total nightmare" on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Crowley couched her words. She told Politico that while a branch of CNN producing a documentary made her "life more difficult," CNN and CNN Films are separate entities with no influence on each other's content. "This is a commissioned documentary from people who are not in the employ of CNN," Crowley said....
  • Biden cancels annual summer beach party

    Vice President Joe Biden will not be throwing his annual beach party for journalists this summer, POLITICO has learned. Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, and a moon bounce. Past guests have included then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, CBS's Bob Schieffer, ABC's Ann Compton, PBS's Gwen Ifill and New York Times reporter David Sanger, among many others. The Vice President's...
  • Crowley: Is it Possible This Isn't Political and IRS Didn't Intend to Harass the Tea Party?

    05/19/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 82 replies
    "Can you see in your mind's eye a way that this might not have been political, that this was a misguided stupid way to sort, but that they didn't intend it to be some kind of political attempt to harass the Tea Party?"
  • Dr. Carson Speaks Truth to Power; Liberal Statists Question Whether It's Appropriate

    02/11/2013 5:46:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So yesterday on CNN, Candy Crowley asked the panel on her program if the comments of Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast were inappropriate. Actually, she asked if his comments were appropriate. Now, before we play for you the Candy Crowley sound bite from CNN yesterday, I want to go back. We've got two sound bites from Dr. Benjamin Carson. He's the Johns Hopkins University hospital pediatric neurosurgery director. He's a great guy. Great, great family story, from Detroit. Here are the two excerpts that we aired last week from his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast...
  • CBS Hides Obama Refusal To Call Benghazi Terrorist Attack

    11/06/2012 7:15:34 PM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 6, 2012
    Benghazi: In an astonishing display of media bias, CBS makes a mockery of journalistic ethics by hiding a portion of a "60 Minutes" interview proving the president lied from day one about calling Benghazi a terrorist attack. There must have been some knee-slapping guffaws at CBS when CNN's Candy Crowley corrected GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, falsely claiming President Obama did call Benghazi a terrorist attack on the very next day. CBS knew Obama was lying and had a tape to prove it. As part of a "60 Minutes" interview taped on Sept. 12, the day after the terrorist attack...
  • (IBD) October Suppress: In-the-tank Media Gave 'Pathetic' Benghazi Coverage 2 Aid Obama

    11/06/2012 2:37:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Bias: Call it the "October Suppress" as the so-called "mainstream" media provided less coverage to the current president's bungling of and lying about Benghazi than they did to another president's decades-old DUI arrest. Last Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Kirsten Powers, a Daily Beast columnist, appeared on Fox News' "Happening Now" program to justifiably bash the mainstream media and its orchestrated suppression of coverage of the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Neither is a charter member of the "vast right-wing conspiracy," but both roundly condemned the shameful and politically motivated actions of their colleagues. Miller...
  • Who Met with Bob Schieffer Today?

    10/22/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 22 replies
    RushLimbaugh,com ^ | 10/22/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My question, who from the Obama team is meeting with Bob Schieffer today? Why would I ask? Because I think somebody from the Obama team met with Candy Crowley and reminded her -- see, if you go back, if you look, two weeks before the debate, Candy Crowley herself knew that Obama did not call Benghazi a terror attack, and then somebody, two weeks before the debate, called her attention to the fact that he had and gave her that transcript. I watched the debate, and Romney hears Obama say that he called it a terror attack,...
  • Candy Crowley Not in ‘Cahoots’ With Obama; He and Axelrod Used Her

    10/20/2012 1:07:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 20, 2012 | Brent Baker
    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...
  • Democratic Candidate Tells Male Debate Moderator He Is 'prettier Than' Candy Crowley [AZ US Senate]

    10/19/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 19, 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN
    Democratic Candidate Tells Male Debate Moderator He Is 'prettier Than' Candy Crowley By TOBY HARNDEN 19 October 2012 19 October 2012 A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate joked with the male moderator of a televised debate that he was 'prettier' than Candy Crowley, the CNN who refereed this week's presidential debate. After an intense exchange during Thursday’s Senate debate in Arizona, moderator Brahm Resnik quipped: 'Now I know how Candy Crowley felt, Jeez..' Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General, responded to the reference to Crowley's difficulties officiating between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by saying: 'You’re prettier than her.'...
  • Will Obama Pull an October Surprise?

    10/19/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 10/19/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Doug in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hello, Rush. This is truly an honor. RUSH: I appreciate that, sir. CALLER: I just want to throw this out. I expect Obama to try to pull something, and I want to know: Is he gonna try to pull something like foreign policy-wise before the debate on Monday, like a possible attack on Iran? RUSH: People have been thinking he would do something like that sometime this month. That would appear very suspicious, timing-wise. With this guy, anything's possible, but the way I'm looking at it honestly here, Doug, I...
  • How Much of a Set-Up Was Crowley's Libya Question? (Jack Cashill)

    10/19/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/19/2012 | Jack Cashill
    On Tuesday night's debate, the evening's most notorious exchange did not begin with moderator Candy Crowley's wildly inappropriate intervention on the "act of terror" question. It almost assuredly began minutes earlier. The audience question that prompted the exchange came from Long Islander Kerry Ladka, who, reasonably enough, asked in regards to the Libyan consulate, "Who denied enhanced security and why?" The question went to President Barack Obama, and he launched into a well-rehearsed set piece about how he was handling the issue. Mitt Romney responded much as one would expect him to respond, criticizing the White House response to the...
  • Candy Crowley Self-Destructs

    10/19/2012 4:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Just how badly did CNN's Candy Crowley destroy her first (and hopefully last) attempt as a presidential debate moderator? More than 65 million people saw that she is to debate moderation as CNN is to "news." Barack Obama made a fatal mistake when he lied, claiming he'd labeled the Libya attack as an act of terrorism. The look on Romney's face said it all: Mr. President, here comes checkmate. Then Crowley leapt to Obama's defense, declared a lie a truth, changed the subject, and Obama was free. It was a travesty. Let's get beyond the perennial partisan toe-taggers Rachel...
  • Crowley’s Interference Saved Obama From Another Shellacking

    10/18/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 18th, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Candy Crowley, the moderator of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16, interfered in this U.S. presidential race in a way no one ever has before and—let’s hope—no one ever will again. Crowley loudly validated President Barack Obama’s version of reality—and contradicted Governor Mitt Romney’s recollection of actual reality—regarding what the president said in the Rose Garden about what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2011. During the debate President Obama said he called the murder of four Americans an act of terrorism. Romney said he didn’t. Crowley said he did. And Crowley told them they had...
  • The Candy Crowley Tipping Point

    10/18/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    She got it wrong. She interfered. She took a side. Candy Crowley may finally have done something else as well: so visibly tipping the scales of media bias that the end result makes Mitt Romney the next president. Taken all together, CNN's Candy Crowley, in her zeal to intrude on the presidential debate and save President Obama from himself, may just have provided the televised moment that finally sparks a revolt against the four years of fawning coverage of President Obama. Becoming to the liberal media what the Tet Offensive was to Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. For four...
  • Obama tells Candy Crowley ‘get the transcript’ –she reads from transcript during debate

    10/18/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 52 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | October 17, 2012
    Watch again the exchange between Mitt Romney and Obama during the last debate when the issue of Benghazigate came up. Listen to how Obama tells Candy Crowley to ‘get the transcript’ after Romney asks Obama if he called the Benghazi terrorist attack an ‘act of terror’ in the rose garden before he popped off the Las Vegas for a fund raiser. Like a good lapdog, Crowley retrieves the transcript to ‘correct’ Romney and protect Obama. She later appeared on the CNN post debate recap to admit Mitt Romney was in fact right that Obama never referred to the actual terrorist...
  • The Candy Crowley Tipping Point (Jeffrey Lord)

    10/18/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    She got it wrong. She interfered. She took a side. Candy Crowley may finally have done something else as well: so visibly tipping the scales of media bias that the end result makes Mitt Romney the next president. Taken all together, CNN's Candy Crowley, in her zeal to intrude on the presidential debate and save President Obama from himself, may just have provided the televised moment that finally sparks a revolt against the four years of fawning coverage of President Obama. Becoming to the liberal media what the Tet Offensive was to Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. For four...
  • CBS's Crawford Exposes Obama's Deception on Benghazi Attack

    10/18/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/18/12 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Jan Crawford devoted a full story to President Obama's deceptive claim that he called the Benghazi attack an "act of terror" early on, as she recounted the administration's initial reluctance to call it a terrorist attack. The CBS correspondent also implicated debate moderator and CNN anchor Candy Crowley in bolstering Obama's distortion. After showing a clip of Obama and Romney clashing over whether Obama had used the words "act of terror" early on, Crawford showed a clip of what the President said the day after the Benghazi attack, but then exposed Obama's revisionism: But...
  • Romney vs. Obama and Crowley (Crowley and Obama previously coordinated the Obama answers)

    10/18/2012 3:41:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 66 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Jordan Sekulow, Anna Sekulow and Matthew Clark
    The economy, abortion, and national security took center stage, but the moderator stole the show at Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. While liberals were racing to announce, “Obama is back,” the debate resulted in a firefight that clearly highlighted the contrasts between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama. From their leadership styles, approach to governing, and national security strategies, to their domestic, foreign, and economic policies, the contrast could not be clearer. Regardless of the questions, President Obama found a way to steer them to the issues he wanted to discuss even if the answer was...
  • Candy Crowley’s Journalistic Reputation is Debate’s Biggest Loser (as if she had some to start with)

    10/18/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 54 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 10/17/2012 | Alana Goodman
    CNN’s 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 night’s debate, that didn’t immediately seem like a bad thing. There’s 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 wasn’t just because of the Benghazi question, either. Matt Latimer lays out the instances of bias at the Daily Beast:...
  • Rise of the Mediacracy

    10/18/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 17 Oct 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A nation where governments are elected by the people is most vulnerable at the interface between the politicians and the people. The interface is where the people learn what the politicians stand for and where the politicians learn what the people want. The bigger a country gets, the harder it is to pick up on that consensus by stopping by a coffee shop or an auto repair store. That's where the Medicracy steps in to control the consensus. The media is no longer informative, it is conformative. It is not interested in broadcasting events unless it can also script them....
  • Megyn Kelly Focus Group Explodes Over Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation

    10/17/2012 5:15:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/17/12 | Noah Rothman
    A focus group of media professionals convened by Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly burst into a heated yelling match on Wednesday during a discussion of CNN anchor Candy Crowley’s performance as the moderator of the second presidential debate. RELATED: Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation Exemplifies Why Americans Do Not Trust Their Media Several of the Republican focus group participants said that they believed Crowley’s fact checking was inappropriate, both because she was supposed to be the impartial moderator and because the fact that she checked was debatable. Media writer and entrepreneur Carol Roth said that it was “clear that she was...
  • Only Republican Gaffes Dominate Presidential Coverage

    10/18/2012 1:02:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Most political pundits know that presidential debates, particularly these absurd "town hall" debacles, are more about who makes a gaffe or has an "oops moment" than about who brings the better policy to the table. But before I make my case with regard to the pushing of "gaffes" in one particular direction, let me disarm the same media I will later take to task (of course, you can never really disarm them ... they have a permanent round of journalistic bullets to fire). I know conservatives and Republicans are upset over the perceived bias of Tuesday's debate moderator, Candy Crowley....
  • CNN Tries to Blunt Romney Criticism Over Candy

    10/17/2012 10:28:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 31 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 10/17/12
    CNN's Managing Editor sent an email around the office today, praising Candy Crowley and trying to blunt criticism that she was unfair to Mitt Romney. The email -- sent by Mark Whitaker and obtained by TMZ -- is almost a series of talking points to address Candy's critics.
  • Video(several): Who’s up for a focus-group shoutfest about Candy Crowley’s debate moderation?

    10/17/2012 9:30:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:13 pm on October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Video fun to help wind down the day after. It starts slow but perks up about halfway through. True story: An apolitical friend surprised me today by launching into a two-pronged tirade about the debate. Prong one was him insisting that when O got snotty with Romney about his Benghazi accusations, he came off like a — well, let’s say jerk, although “jerk” wasn’t the word he used. Prong two was him asking me, as a political junkie, to explain how Candy Crowley could have interjected on O’s behalf during the Libya exchange when the moderator’s supposed to be passive...
  • Limbaugh: 'If There Were Any Journalistic Standards,' Crowley Blew Up Career 'Like a Suicide Bomber'

    10/17/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT · by Snuph · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 17, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    video at link:.... "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." So said conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh Wednesday regarding Candy Crowley's shameful behavior during the previous night's presidential debate (video follows courtesy Daily Rushbo with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
  • Candy Crowley’s Debate Moderation Exemplifies Why Americans Do Not Trust Their Media

    10/17/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 8:42 am, October 17th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, I wrote that it would be wrong to prejudge CNN host Candy Crowley before she turned in her performance as a debate moderator. Just the week prior, ABC reporter Martha Raddatz was preemptively criticized for inviting President Barack Obama to attend her wedding in the 1990s, but she ended up being a straight moderator who advanced the vice presidential debate admirably. I wanted to extend the benefit of the doubt to Crowley, to not preemptively criticize her before she was worthy of criticism. Well, the verdict is in and criticism is entirely warranted. My singular take away moment...
  • CNN’s Crowley first plays umpire, then joins Team Obama

    10/17/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    In the baseball playoffs, the tie goes to the runner. In debates, ties are decided by the moderator and that’s what happened during the Tuesday night presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. CNN’s Candy Crowley made her presence felt as a moderator in a major way on two points, but none larger than the issue of Libya. The terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and four others in Benghazi has become a sore point for Obama, but Crowley made sure she called Romney out before Obama could tag him. When Romney said Obama had not called...
  • State Dep’t suspected in April that Libyan guards at Benghazi consulate had tried to attack it

    10/15/2012 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 pm on October 15, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Time for your daily reminder that State didn’t merely stick Chris Stevens with “average” security despite him living and working in one of the jihadi-est places on earth. The security they provided him was actively, inexplicably, inexcusably bad. And before you read any further, let me remind you that the ominous chat-room message posted by Sean Smith the day he died about a Libyan guard taking photos of the compound still hasn’t been addressed by anyone in the government that I’ve seen. Did Stevens’s security break down to the point that his killers actually had someone on the inside?More red...
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • Obama Administration Still Not Ready to Call Benghazi a Terror Attack

    09/13/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 25 replies
    Asked directly on Wednesday evening if Tuesday's deadly violence in Libya was "linked to a terror attack" – possibly al-Qaeda – a State Department official demurred: "Frankly, we are not in a position to speak any further to the perpetrators of this attack. It was clearly a complex attack...
  • What Happened In Benghazi( Shot across the Bow from State)

    10/14/2012 6:21:27 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    powerline ^ | 10/13 | powerline
    The State Department has released a transcript of a briefing that two high-ranking department officials gave to a number of reporters via conference call on October 9 (Tuesday). I am not certain about this, but I believe the transcript was only made public today. You should read it in its entirety; it is the most detailed description I have seen of the events in Benghazi on September 11. While this is by no means clear, it appears that the State Department may have released the transcript as part of the escalating conflict between Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the...
  • Video: Luntz focus group unloads on Obama after debate

    10/17/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on October 17, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In my estimation, last night’s debate was a draw. Both men did what they needed to do for the debate, but neither had enough of a breakout performance to make much of a difference in the race. I’d expect to see very little impact to the Mitt-mentum that developed after the first debate, for reasons which I’ll address in a moment.That wasn’t the conclusion reached by Frank Luntz’ focus group of former Barack Obama voters, and now undecideds, in Nevada. That panel overwhelmingly chose Mitt Romney as the winner, with observations about Romney’s presidential mien and Obama’s defensiveness and lack...
  • Crowley to Axelrod: Obama Never Said Benghazi Attack Was 'Act of Terror (

    10/17/2012 2:48:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2012, 3:44 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    On CNN's "State of the Union" on September 30, Candy Crowley insisted David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, was wrong when Axelrod tried to claim President Barack Obama called the Benghazi attack "an act of terror" on the day after. "First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape," Crowley said when Axelrod tried to spin her. This was Crowley the journalist, unlike the pro-Obama advocate who moderated Tuesday's debate between Obama and Mitt Romney and interjected herself into an argument between Obama and Romney on the exact same issue -- and took Obama's side....