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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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MarkatLarge    

Wow. She states a fact and she is crucified. Aren't journalist suppose to give us the facts. It's a cheap GOP tactic because they lost the debate.

685 days ago
17.

Rocco    

Josie, stop wailing.

685 days ago
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Ellie     

I think Ciny did an outstanding job and made it clear she did her homework on both Romney and the President, and did not allow either of them to take control of the debate. I find this interesting because if it was a MALE moderator, I don't think this issue would be on the table.

685 days ago
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Ldawg    

She interrupted Romney 28 times and Obama only 9. She did everything she could to help Barry. Obama can't handle tough questions. All he did was lie. Romney won hands down.

685 days ago
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Raymond    

Candy's been solid. Romney apparently thought that mere aggression could win him the 2nd debate just the same. Well, Candy obviously was prepared, and it showed.

685 days ago
21.

DHD    

What made her bring the transcript of Obama's Rose Garden speech, and how did Obama know she had brought it with her?

685 days ago
22.

Ldawg    

When Mitt started going after Obama on Fast and Furious, she cut him off to protect Barry. The liberal media is a joke and America has realized it. Barry is a miserable failure and American has realized it. Bye, bye Barry.

685 days ago
23.

Michael    

Candy interrupted Mitt at least 28 times, but never stopped or correct BO. It is even more obvious that CNN stands for Communist News Network.

685 days ago
24.

Rocco    

Silly Mitt thought he was going to pull a Perry Mason, and instead pulled a Jerry Quarry. Ouch, Mr President. Stop hitting me.

685 days ago
25.

Taters    

Eat a salad.

685 days ago
26.

anony    

You know who is making these claims?
Fox News. So they can SHTFU.

685 days ago
27.

Dt    

I think Mitt did great against his opponet........I've had to much Candy Crowley.

685 days ago
28.

Meanie    

The liberal bias was QUITE obvious.

685 days ago
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Ldawg    

Romney leads Obama 51-45 in national polls today. YeeHaa!

685 days ago
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Elsa    

I saw the interaction with Crowley on CNN after the debate and it had the feel of a team celebrating their star player.

Thats fine and dandy, but when a news agency is so biased it does reflect poorly on their creditability to just report the facts.

The news always seems to make the story about them. Whether its the left or right leaning channels, they have some sort of messiah complex where they have to be the center of attention.
Its all just become a sad joke. The worse part of it is... I dont expect anymore then this type of behavior for them.

685 days ago
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