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  • It’s Not Just Obama’s Lies — It’s the Premise of Obama’s Lies

    10/18/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    With CNN’s Candy Crowley shamelessly throwing President Obama a Libya life-preserver at Tuesday night’s debate, the so-called Mohammed video is back in the news. That ought to offend sensible people — and not just because the president, aided and abetted by Ms. Crowley, is lying when he now claims, despite weeks of denials, to have regarded the Benghazi massacre from the first as a pre-planned terrorist attack.
  • Was “Undecided” Questioner Catherine Fenton Former Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island?

    10/16/2012 9:38:23 PM PDT · by TBBT · 15 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 10/16/2012 | Jim Lindgren
    How good was Gallup’s vetting of the questioners at the 2d Presidential debate held at Hofstra on Long Island? One explicitly feminist question was asked by undecided voter Catherine Fenton: And it’s Katherine Fenton, who has a question for you. QUESTION: In what new ways to [do] you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn? By a strange coincidence, there happens to be a Catherine Fenton who in 2008 identified herself as the Media Coordinator of CodePink Long Island.
  • 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...
  • A reminder about the last plant-infested, CNN-run town hall debate

    10/16/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT · by TBBT · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/15/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Do you remember what happened the last time CNN was in charge of a high-stakes “town hall” style campaign debate? I do. Flashback: CNN/YouTube/plant debacle. Refresher: Concerned Young Undecided Person “Journey” = John Edwards supporter “Journey” Concerned Undecided Log Cabin Republican supporter David Cercone = Obama supporter David Cercone Concerned Undecided Mom LeeAnn Anderson = Activist for the John Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers union LeeAnn Anderson Concerned Undecided Gay Military Retiree Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr = Hillary/Kerry supporter and anti-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” activist Keith H. Kerr
  • The Moment Obama Folded (Best Debate Commentary Yet)

    10/16/2012 10:20:32 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    The most single telling moment of Tuesday's debate - and possibly of any of the debates - came early, when Obama attempted to interrupt Romney one time too many. The governor rebuked him, politely but firmly, and Obama simply turned and went back to his stool. Now, you can get away with anything if you carry it off with enough in the way of panache. There are plenty of politicians who would have gotten away with what Obama was trying to do. Lyndon Johnson would have brushed aside all protests. Richard J. Daley would have blustered his way through. FDR...
  • Crowley Backtracks on Her Backtrack

    10/17/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Candy Crowley Backtracks on Her Backtrack By Tom Blumer Created 10/17/2012 - 1:21pm Just before 1 p.m. ET, Rush Limbaugh said the following about CNN's Candy Crowley and her performance as "moderator" last night in the second presidential debate: "In the real world, she would have committed career suicide last night." Well, Rush, don't discount her ability to self-immolate just yet. The Washington Post reports that Crowley is backtracking on her backtrack (HT PJ Tatler): Candy Crowley: I didn’t backtrack on Libya in debate CNN’s Candy Crowley denied Wednesday morning that she had moved away from her own comments on...
  • Crowley On September 30th: Administration Took Weeks To Admit Benghazi Might Be A Terrorist Attack

    10/17/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 10.17 | drew m
    @lochnar with a great catch from Candy Crowley's interview with David Axelrod on September 30th. Here's the full exchange for context (video here). I'll highlight what I think are the important parts. CROWLEY: I am joined by Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod. I want to pick up on what John McCain and I were talking about. There's a back and forth now about why didn't this administration -- why did it take them until Friday after a September 11th attack in Libya to come to the conclusion that it was premeditated and that there was terrorists involved. John McCain...
  • Video: Candy Crowley Admits Romney Was Correct About Libya Attack But Simply Couldn’t Stop Herself

    10/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Matthew Sheffield
    After embarrassing herself with her incompetently biased attempt to “fact check” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate, CNN correspondent Candy Crowley has already began trying to save her shattered credibility. In a panel discussion afterward, a fast-talking Crowley tried to spin away her offensive conduct by admitting that Romney was indeed correct in casting blame on the Obama Administration for falsely blaming an anti-Islamic video for attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “It was one of those moments, and I could even feel that here, you know, when you say something you’re not expecting,”...
  • Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

    10/17/2012 9:25:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    WaPos ^ | 10-17-2012 | Erik Wemple
    Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night’s town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion. Here’s how it went: Q: It’s Kerry, Kerry Ladka. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Great to see you here. Q: This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed...
  • Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

    10/17/2012 9:26:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    WAPO ^ | 10/17 | erik wemple
    Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night’s town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion. Here’s how it went: Q: It’s Kerry, Kerry Ladka. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Great to see you here. Q: This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed...
  • Presidential debate: Libya questioner says Obama didn’t answer

    10/17/2012 9:25:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    WaPo Opinion ^ | 10-17-2012 | Erik Wemple
    Kerry Ladka stood before President Obama at last night’s town hall-style debate and asked the question that would touch off an onstage verbal brawl and, later, an intense national discussion. (snip) President Obama, though, wasn’t done with Kerry Ladka. “After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him ”more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of...
  • Obama Says "When I Was President" At Debate

    10/17/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 17, 2012
    President Obama spoke of being president in the past tense during last night's second presidential debate with Mitt Romney. (video ay link)
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 9/14/2012

    10/17/2012 8:20:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The White House ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
    MR. CARNEY: Jake, let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region -- Q: At Benghazi? What happened at Benghazi -- MR. CARNEY: We certainly don't know. We don't know otherwise. We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive. And while the violence is reprehensible and unjustified, it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of, or to U.S. policy. Q: But the group...
  • Caption this debate photo

    10/17/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 51 replies
  • Is it just me or Obama looked possessed?

    10/17/2012 6:42:58 AM PDT · by Samogon · 58 replies
    10/17/2012 | Samogon
    ... especially in the end of the debate. Either that or they came up with a slow-release coke...
  • CNN’s Crowley and company eat crow on Benghazi water-carrying for Obama

    10/17/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 62 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/17/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Mitt Romney was right. Barack Obama was wrong. And now, after journo-tool/moderator Candy Crowley jumped to Obama’s aid in front of millions of viewers, CNN is admitting that her fact-check was not kinda, sorta, no completely “cut and dry” factual. READ: CNN walks back false “act of terror” fact check. How’s that crow tasting, lapdogs?
  • Reporters applaud Obama's slam on Romney's wealth

    10/16/2012 10:33:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The room set aside for reporters to watch Tuesday night's debate erupted into applause after President Obama ridiculed the size of Mitt Romney's personal wealth. Mr. Romney was trying to make the point that both his and Mr. Obama's investment funds probably include investments in China — something the president has attacked Mr. Romney for. "Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?" Mr. Romney said. "You know, I don't look at my pension. It's not as big as yours, so it — it doesn't take as long," Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the...
  • If Obama Knew It Was An "Act Of Terror" On 9/12 How Does He Defend The Next 14 Days? (Suggested Ad)

    10/16/2012 11:58:57 PM PDT · by zencycler · 23 replies
    Suggested Ad by Me ^ | 10/17/2012 | self
  • Transcript And Audio: Second Presidential Debate

    10/17/2012 1:26:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2012 | NPR
    CANDY CROWLEY: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I'm Candy Crowley from CNN's State of the Union. We are here for the second presidential debate, a town hall sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Gallup Organization chose 82 uncommitted voters from the New York area. Their questions will drive the night. My goal is to give the conversation direction and to ensure questions get answered. The questions are known to me and my team only. Neither the commission nor the candidates have seen them. I hope to get to as many questions as possible. And...
  • Michelle Obama Broke Agreed Upon Rules, Clapped At Debate (video)

    10/17/2012 1:43:15 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 34 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    At the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, a camera caught first lady Michelle Obama clapping after moderator Candy Crowley told Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney that President Obama called the Benghazi attack an "act of terror" soon after the attack on the U.S. consulate. Nearly all of the audible applause came from those sitting away from the actual debate, but when FOX News' camera shot moved to a bird's-eye view it became apparent that the only applause from the participating debate audience came from first lady Michelle Obama. Mitt Romney's wife Ann was also sitting with the debate...
  • VANITY: Obama & Candy Lied - Official US position stated at UN: "spontaneous event triggered by vid"

    10/16/2012 11:09:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies ^ | Oct 16 2012 | NLZ
    “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
  • CNN post-debate poll breakdown....WOW!!! (vanity)

    10/16/2012 9:06:45 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    watching CNN...their initial "scientific poll" had obama winning the debate 46%-39%...but then the fun really started...
  • Obama team doles out meal morsels

    10/16/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    politico44 | 10/16/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Obama, the aide said, worked out Tuesday morning at the Kingsmill resort in Williamsburg, Va., where he spent the weekend studying. There, he had what the aide described as “a short 45-minute review.” SNIP Obama then ate “pasta with chicken for lunch,” though it was not clear what type of pasta or where he consumed this surely delectable meal. Then during the afternoon hours at a Marriott here on Long Island Obama will do “last minute prep for about an hour” with his advisers before spending down time with two friends, Marty Nesbitt and Mike Ramos. SNIP And tonight before...
  • **LIVE THREAD** Second Presidential Debate - Mitt Romney vs Barack Obama (9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern)

    10/16/2012 2:13:41 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 1,160 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 10-16-12 | Live Thread
  • Candy Crowley will disregard debate agreement on Tuesday

    10/16/2012 12:48:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Video at link. CNN's Candy Crowley, the moderator of Tuesday night’s presidential debate, plans to disregard the rules the campaigns signed on to and wield more control in the conversation between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Tuesday night’s debate at Hofstra University in New York, the second presidential showdown, will be a townhall organized around audience questions. The Obama and Romney campaigns agreed in advance on rules specific to the town-hall format that rule out “follow up questions” and “comment” by the moderator. But Crowley never signed such an agreement, and told CNN in an interview on Tuesday that she...
  • Aide: Mitt Romney Will Ask Obama to ‘Man Up’ on Libya

    10/16/2012 9:12:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Jonathan Miller
    A foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney, in a preview of the second presidential debate, said on Tuesday that Romney will ask President Obama to "man up" on his response to the terrorist attack in Libya that left four Americans dead. Richard Williamson, the former special envoy to Sudan under President George W. Bush, was asked on Fox News how Romney would bring up the issue of September’s attack on the American mission in Benghazi in the debate. “I think Governor Romney, quite properly, will be asking questions, probing, and trying to ask the president to man up, accept his...
  • Phony Town Halls and Candy Crowley’s Ego (Moderator who calls Romney/Ryan ticket a "Death Wish")

    10/15/2012 1:07:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/15/2012 | Roger Simon
    The U.S. population clock is currently showing 314,583,682 [1] residents as of October 2012 and yet we are about to hold a “town hall” debate for our presidential candidates.How quaint. (The first town hall meeting was held in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1633.)How completely and utterly phony.Let’s begin with how the audience–those town hallers–are chosen. According to Gallup, the organization that selects them, they are “uncommitted” voters. But how do we know that is true? And to what degree are they really uncommitted? What finally does “uncommitted”–the term used by Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport [2] on this video–mean anyway? How...