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Candy Crowley’s Journalistic Reputation is Debate’s Biggest Loser (as if she had some to start with)
commentary magazine ^ | 10/17/2012 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 10/18/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by tobyhill

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:

By far the biggest loser of the debate (after my former boss, George W., that is) was Candy Crowley. She is one of the most seasoned political reporters in Washington, but she came very close to becoming a participant in the debate. At some points she almost lost control, then seemed to interrupt Romney more often than Obama. The president also was given more time to speak overall. Ms. Crowley’s decision to buttress Obama’s declaration that Romney was being dishonest on Libya, however, will go into the Republican Party’s media-bias file for decades to come. Enjoy that moment—you’ll be seeing it again and again for years.

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1 posted on 10/18/2012 6:43:06 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Obama and Crowley choreographed the debate?   (Posted on 10/17/12 at 10:14 p.m.)
When the inevitable Libya question was asked, Obama baits Mitt by saying, “I said on day one that it was an act of terror.”

Mitt, knowing the administration sold the youtube theory around the world for nearly two weeks after the attack, moves in for the boom.

Obama says “check the transcript.”

Moderator picks up a piece of paper and says “he’s right.”

Why did Obama say “check the transcript” and Crowley just happened to have one sitting right in front of her? What are the odds?

Then what else is left for her to do, but incorrectly back up the president in front of millions of people. The most puzzling thing during this orchestrated insanity is the crowds applause as if the president has just been exonerated. They were in effect applauding the idea that the president knew it was a pre-planned terror attack on day one and had been lying to the world the whole time.

Did the president and Crowley orchestrate this exchange and bait Mitt into it?


2 posted on 10/18/2012 6:48:10 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
I have been thinking exactly this ever since the debate.

If you re-watch that segment, Obama says "Check the transcript" BEFORE Crowley ever says she has it. How would he know that she had one?

Remember, she picked the questions and their order. I have no doubt that she shared them with Obama and his campaign. Who knows, she may have helped him practice.

3 posted on 10/18/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: tobyhill

I had never seen Candy Crowley before. My first impression of her was that she is just another liberal Obama lapdog.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 6:54:33 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: tobyhill

Please. Candy Crowley was never “sharp” or “fair” before this debate. She was a typical liberal reporter. I can never understand why conservative columnists feel the need to call Lib MSM reporters anything other than what they are. Candy Crowley was and still is a liberal who spins stories and questions to the left, period. And when she opens her fat mouth on opinion programs, its clear that her personal views are far Left and that she wouldn’t remotely consider supporting conservative politicians or positions.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 6:54:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Proud2BeRight
....lapdog.

Lapbison is more like it.

6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t Crowley start off with CNN doing “human interest” type stories? I haven’t watched CNN since the mid-90s but the only thing I remember about her was she was doing some rather innocuous stuff.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:09:52 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: tobyhill

Obama chose the questions.
The applause was planned.
The camera angles were strategic.
The interruptions after Obama said “Candy”
The transcript: “Show the transcript, Candy”
The Bwenghazi gotcha.

The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod. This was collusion.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:10:52 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: TigerClaws

Obama and the MSM knew if he had another fail debate, it would be over. They were willing to pull out all of the stops to get him to a ‘win’ on this debate. No one is saying this was a big, decisive win like Romney had against Obama. Most people see it as a draw, at best, with only hard core MSM partisans declaring it a win for Obama.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:29 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: carolinablonde

When Mitt brought up Fast and Furious Obama said, “Candy?”

On cue she interrupted Mitt and told him to stay on topic.

Totally orchestrated and set up and it was still a draw.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: tobyhill
CNN’s Candy Crowley has always seemed like a tough, sharp and relatively fair reporter.

Since when? Who wrote this article? She's always been a libtard hack! I'm still wondering what happened to that big mole she had on her cheek years ago.

11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SC_Pete

The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod.

Next year I hope he can’t get a job as dog catcher.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 7:17:46 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: TigerClaws

By involving Mexico, Fast and Furious is fair game for the foreign policy debate. Maybe Romney will go after it again.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 7:17:54 AM PDT by Styria
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To: tobyhill
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14 posted on 10/18/2012 7:19:16 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: laweeks

And besides, if you want to watch the news, who would you rather look at — Megyn Kelly or (shudder) Candy Crowley?


15 posted on 10/18/2012 7:20:19 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: tobyhill

Candy Crowley reminds me of a BC comic strip character, can’t think of her name right now but the woman with the belligerant bossy attitude who had it in for the snake.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:44 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: tobyhill

What the world saw was an affirmative action president who couldn’t get the job done without Candy’s help. Like all affirmative action hires, Obama’s enabler had to lie and exaggerate to get him through the debate. Americans have seen this time and time again at the work place, at least back when Americans had jobs. We’ve experienced it as employees, managers and business owners. Someone is always picking up the slack for the affirmative action guy. It’s all we will ever get from Obama, a teleprompter doofus who gets carried by an enabling media.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Bitsy

According to the EPA, secondary smoke is bad for pets.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: tobyhill
but she came very close to becoming a participant in the debate

Close?.... CLOSE?

LOL! Providing documents on demand, repeatedly shutting down one participant'd line of questioning in order to blatantly shield the other.

That's not 'close', it's way over the bloody line!

19 posted on 10/18/2012 7:30:29 AM 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: MamaTexan
participant’d = participant's
20 posted on 10/18/2012 7:31:53 AM 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: TigerClaws
Did the president and Crowley orchestrate this exchange and bait Mitt into it?

Proof that the whole "debate" was rigged, Obama was on all the questions, no wonder he "won on points". It is SICK!!!

21 posted on 10/18/2012 7:45:22 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: tobyhill
CNN’s Candy Crowley has always seemed like a tough, sharp and relatively fair reporter.

Says it all. Relative to what?...and that is the problem.

22 posted on 10/18/2012 7:51:01 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: baddog 219

Why is Obama’s logo on the paper Candy is holding?


23 posted on 10/18/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by Mother Mary
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To: TigerClaws

The 2nd Debate. The series of the Punk Romney shows great success.
Unfortunately Crowley playing second to Obama was not given due credit by key reviews offered in the Mainlining Socialist Media. And most kudos given to Obama fail to mention Crowley’s calculated interruptions which caused the off script and never had one Romney to stumble (later promoted as “gaffes”)to the scripted questions and answers or leave last questions unanswered.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 7:56:29 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Leo Carpathian
Proof that the whole "debate" was rigged, Obama was on all the questions, no wonder he "won on points".

For a competent campaign this issue is gift. The Benghazi exchange put Obama on record that he "knew" it was terrorism less than 24 hours after the attack. Then he and his minions went on TV and to the UN and said otherwise, repeatedly. So he either lied at the debate or he lied everywhere else, there is not other option like "well I never knew because I had bad intelligence" anymore. His righteous indignation that anyone would suggest he would mislead the people over this issue shows what a fake he is.

Romney (knowingly or not) nailed him by making his own his lie that he knew it was terrorism on Sept 12th and Crowley's ham handed attempt to support Obama only made the exchange global news, making his assertions irrefutable later. Now Romney needs to bring it home.

25 posted on 10/18/2012 8:04:58 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mother Mary
Who do you think gave her the transcript?
26 posted on 10/18/2012 8:05:40 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: tobyhill

“Why yes, President Obama, I just happen to have the transcript here on my desk.”

If CNN had any journalistic principles, they’d can her. She can always get a job at MSNBC.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama also says, “Proceed, Governor”, waiting for Romney to fall into the hole. My question is, why did Crowley have a transcript of this particular speech in front of her? Not the usual thing you would carry in debate preparation. And how did Obama know she had it?

The evidence never lies, friends. The people involved will and do, but the physical evidence never lies.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 8:09:48 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Reddon

Fat Broad.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: baddog 219

Some Obama staffer probably gave her the transcript.

So much for unbiased moderators.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: SC_Pete
Well Obama has painted himself into a box and I think Romney will nail the lid on on Monday. Romney will remind people that Obama said he is responsible, that Obama said it was an act of terror from day one and Crowley verified it. So Romney will say something along the lines, Obama’s reporting on what happened is muddled and indecisive to the American public,to our friends, but worse of all our messages to our enemies is muddled and misleading. We just have to look at the Obama administration to verify this situation and to understand how poorly this administration has communicated over seas and to American citizens!
31 posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:34 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: tobyhill

Her next gig will be as a bouncer on the Jerry Springer Show.


32 posted on 10/18/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: TigerClaws

The transcript failed to uphold Obama’s lie.

It merely gave Crowley the opportunity to compound it, thus leaving Romney with no further need to comment.

This wasn’t a stumble for Romney; it was a skillful manipulation of two rambunctious fools, leading them into the snare.

This mistake will haunt Obama all the way to the election, exactly because Romney left a huge opening for all the pundits and bloggers to jump through.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Proud2BeRight

>> “I had never seen Candy Crowley before.” <<

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You were fortunate.


34 posted on 10/18/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Iron Munro
No CNN just released an internal document of support for Candy saying the reason Mr. Obama got 3+ minutes more of debate time is because Mr Obama speaks slower than Mitt Romney......So forget the 29 interruptions, Mr Obama is slow! Pray for this Nation and vote.
35 posted on 10/18/2012 8:23:35 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt is not a conservative but he is not the Monster Obama and the 4th estate claimed.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Alana Goodman is no conservative.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 8:23:35 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SC_Pete

>> “The entire debate was orchestrated by Axelrod.” <<

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Did Axelrod really set Obama up for the lie that is going to end his presidency?

I tend to doubt that. This was childish theater, planned by two children.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 8:28:23 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: thanatz

>> “who would you rather look at — Megyn Kelly...” <<

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Megyn was quite a doll before she got so skinny; now she’s beginning to look old.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Perhaps there will be unintended consequences—but the selected questions, transcript, cued interuptions [”Candy”], camera angles, Mooshell’s applause, Benghazi gotcha, “Sit down, Governor”, “That’s enough, Governor”, all point to collusion. Will it unltimately work? I sure as hell hope not.


39 posted on 10/18/2012 8:34:35 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: editor-surveyor

Did anyone notice the discerning look Candy gave Mitt
when he first walked in. That alone is enough to see
what was about to unfold. She gave him the look of a Jr. High
teacher when a popular student walks in.
Like would you just go sit down and shut up!


40 posted on 10/18/2012 8:36:23 AM PDT by Conserev1
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To: Leo Carpathian

Obama wasn’t “on all the questions,” in fact he failed to answer most of them.

This debate was the next nail in the coffin for him. He won nothing.


41 posted on 10/18/2012 8:36:58 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: tobyhill

One can’t lose something they don’t have to begin with. In my opinion, by no strectch of the imagination, was she ever a journalist. What she is, again in my opinion, and she fulfilled that to a tee,is a whore for obama and the Democrat Party.


42 posted on 10/18/2012 8:38:19 AM PDT by sport
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To: tobyhill
She is one of the most seasoned political reporters in Washington

Do tell? If *that* obviously non-objective partisan hack is what passes for a 'seasoned political reporter', then the field of journalism is deader than a doornail...

the infowarrior

43 posted on 10/18/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: editor-surveyor
".......He won nothing."

Except to his worshipers.

44 posted on 10/18/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by sport
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To: carolinablonde

I would suggest that the transcript episode is indicative of how he managed to graduate from Harvard. Someone else wrote his papers and took tests for him.


45 posted on 10/18/2012 8:54:45 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: TigerClaws
Obama says “check the transcript.”

Moderator picks up a piece of paper and says “he’s right.”

Why did Obama say “check the transcript” and Crowley just happened to have one sitting right in front of her? What are the odds?

What are the odds? The odds are very good when the moderator and one of the debaters are working as a team.

46 posted on 10/18/2012 9:01:44 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: SC_Pete

It didn’t work.

The “debate” has him sinking in the polls, and made Romney look better than reality. The chatter is all about Obama’s lie in the debate, and foreign intelligence failures.

All he needs now is to pull a “Carter” by trying to use the military to save his skin. Will he do it?


47 posted on 10/18/2012 9:02:54 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: tobyhill

Crowley did what the NYTimes does...

Tell the LIE on page one...

Apologize for lie on page 46... the next day.. or next week..
After the debate she apoligized after everybody turned their TV off.. or changed channel..


48 posted on 10/18/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tobyhill

Relatively fair reporter seeks work,have knee pads will travel.


49 posted on 10/18/2012 9:30:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Lady Heron
CNN’s Candy Crowley has always seemed like a tough, sharp and relatively fair reporter.

Brings to mind a song by jazzer Les McCann called "Compared To What"

50 posted on 10/18/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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