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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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46.

Yes    

CNN is as biased as FOX

735 days ago
47.

Lindy    

The CNN anchor later admitted that Romney had in fact been 'right in the main', but defended her decision to reprimand him
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She had no right to reprimand anyone..and she
was wrong!

735 days ago
48.

will    

CROWLEY INTERRUPTS ROMNEY 28 TIMES, OBAMA JUST 9. According to CNN's timekeeping, Obama got 44:04 minutes of speaking time, while Romney got 40:50.

Bias oh yes!!

Not to mention.. the Moderator: Romney was 'right in the main' on Benghazi, but 'picked the wrong word' Look it up the stories are out there.

735 days ago
49.

KnuckleDragger    

I don't think I'd mess with Crowley...that's a BIG chick.

735 days ago
50.

Ldawg    

Moochelle's gravy train of lavish parties and vacations is about to come to an end. They will probably have to drag her out kicking and screaming. Bye, bye Mooch.

735 days ago
51.

Ldawg    

Can you imagine how low in the polls Obama would be if he didn't have the media shilling for him. What if they actually reported on all his scandals and vetted his past?

735 days ago
52.

PatinNJ    

"....calls into question CNN's impartiality..."

ARE THEY JOKING?

hahahahaha

735 days ago
53.

phil    

Candy was fabulous, I just loved the way she ended it after Obamas "47% if Americans feeling entitled" punch at Romney. She was superb, she moderated both sides equally. Its not her fault Romney lost the debate, he stood out as someone disconnected with reality, protective of the wealthy, & did not sell his message with any sincerity. He also looked robotic, like some nerdy cartoon character...

735 days ago
54.

Smoothjc1    

GIVE THE MODERATORS AN ON/OFF FOR THEIR MICS , That will end that sh^& there & then, Run over on your time your mic cuts out. Problem solved.

735 days ago
55.

tgrfan42069    

her job was to make sure the debate ran smooth.not debate one of the cantidates herself like she did romney.romney was right.the obama admin including himself blamed the video for weeks.but her liberal bias would not let obama take a whooping.she kept cutting romney off and saying youll have time later to finish.yet no time was given

735 days ago
56.

woodin    

another attempt by the GOP to silence by slinging nonsense.

The GOP is America's Taliban

735 days ago
57.

w    

She's a fu**ing moron, she shouldn't of said anything..it was her Job to debate NOT take sides..stupid ass, Im never gonna watch CNN because of her sneaky bulls*it ways.

735 days ago
58.

Spot    

I am so disappointed in Candy. In case she did not realize it this is the U.S. stage not CNN's.

Obama lied and she backed him up. To FOX I go from now on.

735 days ago
59.

tgrfan42069    

The CNN anchor later admitted that Romney had in fact been 'right in the main', but defended her decision to reprimand him

only one problem.to late to admit he was right after the debate is done.the whole nation saw her the so called moderator say romney was wrong.and that is what many mindless americans will believe.aka if she didnt know for sure she should have kept her mouth shut

735 days ago
60.

Josie Wails    

WHEN ARMED MARSHALLS AT THE BEHEST OF THE PREEZY ARREST AN AMERICAN CITIZEN FOR MAKING A VIDEO HIS RIGHT TO DO AND USE HIM TO HIDE OBAMAS LIES FOR 2 WEEKS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN OBAMAGHEZI IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT HIS AND CROWLEYS PAST REMARKS, IT MIGHT AS WELL HAVE BEEN AMANPOUR MODERATING THEIR THE SAME CNN TALKING HEAD. CNN KNEW GOING IN THIS WOULD HAPPEN! PREEZY STATED OVER AND OVER LIES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN GRIN-GHAZI AND USED THIS VIDEO NO ONE KNEW EVEN EXISTED AND THIS IS HOW HE RUNS HIS PREEZYDUNCE-EE

735 days ago
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