TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Candy Crowley

CNN Ducking Controversy

10/17/2012 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1017_candy_crowley_Article_getty
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.

390 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

obama'saracist    

she was biased,and cnn is biased what else is knew,tmz is biased,most media is liberal biased

701 days ago
32.

Mokie    

How can she be impartial? When she learned Ryan was picked as the VP running mate she said "Does Mitt has a death wish for the ticket"...she is clearly biased and her own agenda, which is largely, no pun intended, her own agenda of promoting herself firs and Obama second.

701 days ago
33.

John dowser    

well its just fantastic she finally admits she was wrong about Obama stating the Libya attack was terrorists right away. Gee to come to her senses after 60 million people turn off their TV sets. Corrupt CNN, in the bag for the Socialist. Absolutely disgusting . Is there any question of that? If anyone thinks so, quit eating the stupid pills !

701 days ago
34.

DWTS lover    

CNN is proObooboo.....and so is Candy....it would have been great to see a REALLY IMPARTIAL Moderator......

701 days ago
35.

Rocco    

In Tea Party English, this must mean apologize:

"That this was an act of terror and I also said that we're going to hunt down those who committed this crime."

That's why America thinks the Tea Party are a bunch of uneducated idiots. They have their own language, not recognized in any school in America.

701 days ago
36.

Ronnie VZ    

She interrupted Romney 28 times; Obama 9 times.

701 days ago
37.

Somerville    

She was a nightmare. Interrupted Romney 28 times to nine for Obama. Gave Obama almost five more minutes to speak, despite promising Romney she'd make up the time for him.

Her Libya statement was cuckoo. Well, Romney is six points ahead in the latest Gallup poll.

Crowley's protecting and enabling Obama is just going to backfire.

701 days ago
38.

david    

everybody knows CNN stands for "Communist News Network"

701 days ago
39.

Funstuff1223    

Romney should have given her a dozen doughnuts before the debate...maybe she would have sided with him.

701 days ago
40.

The Dude    

She lied and helped Obama during her debate, she has admitted doing both, just like Lehrer. How can anyone defend that?

701 days ago
41.

Ronnie VZ    

She interrupted Romney 28 times; Obama 9 times. Yeah, she was balanced.

701 days ago
42.

SensibleSense    

Candy needs to have age appropriate hairstyle that suits her rather enormous body. She looks like a mammoth and should be on Dancing with the Stars to give Kirstey Alley a run for her pounds!

701 days ago
43.

Yes    

9% more time to Obama and she was WRONG on Terror as well!!

701 days ago
44.

Ronnie VZ    

Lardbutt Candy reinforced the negative stereotype of female pro-Obama MSM types. Well done, little girl.

701 days ago
45.

Ldawg    

You could see the desperation all over Obama last night.

701 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web