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 ...
She no longer has any journalistic integrity!! She needs to be FIRED!!
Yeah, there might be collusion.
is...ah a word that would be counted..
Job loss is the only punishment that thios lady will understand
“Mighty white of you” Harry Callahan
When one was asked a question the other was allowed a rebuttal. A few times though Candy allowed Obama to rebut Romney`s rebuttal. She never allowed Romney to do the same.
I think the next debate should be fair and balanced. The next one should be pulled from the alphabets and given to Fox News. I mean ... why should the Liberal Nets be given exclusive monopoly and rites on Presidential Debates that determine the fate of the country and thus the world anyways?
I have this all figured out.
First, announce that no RNC candidates will participate in any similar shenanigans in 2016. No more town halls or other crap. Candidates will be given equal time in future debates, and timing will be strictly enforced.
How to pick moderators: Let both parties submit 10 names and then throw all of the names into the trashcan. Cut a deal with the NFL to hire NFL officials to moderate each debate, equipped with three things:
1. A list of questions and rules
2. A stopwatch
3. An audio/video control box
Think about it. That is ALL you need in a moderator. When a candidates time is up or if he/she breaks the rules, the audience sees this for the duration of that persons time:
If you're not old enough to know what that is, it will be a teachable moment.
Why did the RNC and Romney campaign allow all debates to be moderated by Liberals? Drives me crazy.
“She no longer has any journalistic integrity!!”
This should qualify her for a nice promotion at CNN, if not a management position so that she can hire more like-minded biased “journalists”.
She needs to stay. CNN becomes more irrelevant. CNN goes out of business.
Awesome set of rules.
Mitt Romney Jokes and One Liners at Al Smith dinner with President Obama
Under FCC laws, it is a federal crime to “transmit” false and/or deceptive information. Of course, under the criminal watch of the pig Holder, none of this will ever be investigated and/or prosecuted.
Criminals protecting criminals. Obama will go and THANKS TO GOD for that. Washington will see a record house-cleaning.
Went to Powerline and there is no link to the actual CNN memo. The link Powerline provides just takes you to TMZ, and they don’t provide a link to the actual memo either.
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