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Candy Crowley

CNN Ducking Controversy

10/17/2012 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You'd think CNN would be thrilled with all the controversy over Candy Crowley's performance at last night's Presidential debate, but we've learned network honchos are NOT happy she's become part of the story.

Multiple sources connected with CNN tell TMZ ... the honchos think Candy did a good job, but they're freaking out over allegations that she was pro-Obama and harsh on Romney. As one source put it, "They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality."



Another well-connected CNN source scoffs at the reaction, telling us, "It's typical. This type of publicity is great. More people know who Candy Crowley is than ever before, and CNN is blowing the chance of exploiting it."

A CNN source says putting Candy on the network last night immediately following the debate was not because CNN was bragging about her performance ... it was "damage control." 

The source added, "What CNN cares about is the brand.  It's all about the brand." 

So 1980.

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181.

Sharon    

It has long been known that CNN is a supporter of Obama! Just read their website! EVERYTHING is OBAMA!!! That is why I no longer watch CNN or go to their website.

646 days ago
182.

jonesy7    

Get TFOH...she interrupted EVERYTIME Romney gained some momentum, they need to change that title from moderator to Obamas-detonator, becuz she shut Romney down every 2seconds: My Guy Romney could not finish his sentences or finalize his point without her grim looking ass or Obama glaring at him, then cutting him off.

646 days ago
183.

MnemonicMike    

I think we need to quit trying to debate left-leaning Democrats like Crowley. It just keeps going on and on and the average Democrat doesn't complain when the rules and law are broken in their favor. I.e., rules and law don't mean anything to Democrats. Fine.... let's all play. See if the Democrats like it when other people play the same unethical games. They're too dumb to think that far ahead.

646 days ago
184.

Char    

When you as a Moderator months prior use the term "death wish" when referring to Romney picking Ryan as his VP then jump in to defend Obama with something that later turns out to be false then ur gonna be part of the story. you don't jump in to defend a certain candidate, they defend themself and u especially don't defend them with something you know is false and later have to admit the person who accused of lying was right all along!

646 days ago
185.

Char    

When you as a Moderator months prior use the term "death wish" when referring to Romney picking Ryan as his VP then jump in to defend Obama with something that later turns out to be false then ur gonna be part of the story. you don't jump in to defend a certain candidate, they defend themself and u especially don't defend them with something you know is false and later have to admit the person who accused of lying was right all along!

646 days ago
186.

Char    

She interrupted Romney 28 times Obama 9 times and Obama got more time.. Do The Math

646 days ago
187.

Deborah    

Crowley injected herself into the debate. That was where she messed up. She's the moderator; She is there to make sure the debaters answer the questions they are asked, and in a timely manner. She placed herself in the position of the President when she responded to Romneys question.

646 days ago
188.

Diana     

Loss of credibilty means Candy Crowley will have a future on Al Gore's UNSEEN network like what happend to Ollbermann and Joy Behar. Its where old newscaster careers go to die.

646 days ago
189.

Mr. Obummer    

President Obama's accomplishments.

He has done more than any other President before him. He
has an impressive list of accomplishments:

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign
student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a
state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating
of the United States

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for
illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

First President to require all Americans to purchase a
product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on
'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready'
jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over
control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the
Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that
stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. ,
including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion
to one of his political appointees.

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation
(Chrysler) to resign.

First President to terminate America 's ability to put a
man in space.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and
to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen
without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law
unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they
publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in
which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he
swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that
had been properly issued years ago.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American
industry (coal).

First President to fire an inspector general of
Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected
officials in his office.

First President to surround himself with radical left wing
anarchists.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two
and a half years in office, 102 to date.

First President to hide his medical, educational and
travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing
NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple "global apology" tours
and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including
date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends
paid for by the taxpayer.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer
funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for
$102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

646 days ago
190.

Snowpuppy    

It's pretty obvious that Candy Crowley had one absolute imperative on her mind.

That would be to not let Romney get the upper hand on the topic of Nine Eleven Twelve. She knew it was coming and she knew she had to be ready. She's as much as admitted it.

It almost looked staged to me. Obama told a WHOPPER - something so stunningly false that Mitt just asked him to clarify and repeat for the record.

On cue, Crowley jumped in, confirmed the lie, and cut Romney off. It didn't matter that she was wrong, and it didn't matter that she was out of line.

Candy Crowley was not going to go down in history as the moderator that handed America to Mitt Romney on a golden platter, and she knew full well that Nine Eleven Twelve was Obama's achilles heel.

646 days ago
191.

intrepid    

Candy Crowley injected herself into the presidential debate. She should be reprimanded or fired. She destroyed the integrity of the process, abused her position as moderator, and attempted to influence the course and outcome of the debate. Shame.

646 days ago
192.

Eric    

CNN's "impartiality"!!!? Now that's an oxymoron!

646 days ago
193.

bebefj123    

Forcing religious groups to provide birth control including the abortion pill is my deciding factor because women have the righ to control their bodies with refusing unprotected sex or buy your own birth control. It equates to a fat guy suing burger king for his diabetes. If Obama gets away with this, then he will make it illegal for religious groups to speak out against the sin of homosexuality but freely against other sins, showing sin prejudice, Democratic pro-gay marriage, the Libya attack, and how Obama is handling Israel kept my vote with Romney.

646 days ago
194.

Mr. Obummer    

The facts about President Obama’s record are simply indisputable and disastrous.
23 Million unemployed or underemployed
47 Million on food stamp
5.5 Million homes in crisis/foreclosure
$4500 Drop in household income
$5.5 Trillion of new debt
$716 Billion in Medicare cuts
$2.6 Trillion for Obamacare
$1.9 Trillion in new taxes in Obama’s Budget
100% Increase in gas prices

646 days ago
195.

ProfessorNunez    

A moderator is supposed to be both professional and neutral. Candy Crowley was neither. Very disappointing, CNN. She seemed to make light of the use of the word "terror" and "terrorist activities" when the issue of Libya was briefly raised. The president even joked with her about repeating what she had just said, and they both laughed. She must remember that Congressional hearings are currently being held to determine the culpability for well-do***ented evidence of impending violence at our consulate and embassy being ignored, resulting in the deaths of 4 Americans. This debate was more of a "game" to Ms. Crowley, and her bias was so obvious that several people watching changed their votes at the end of the poorly moderated debate. However, Ms. Crowley should never forget that there is no shortcut to professionalism and compassion, which go hand in hand for a successful and sincere journalist and moderator.

645 days ago
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