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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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76.

Mayu    

crowley is an idiot who should have kept her mouth shut if she didn't know what she was talking about. Obama did NOT say the attack was terrorist related the following day. His terrorist comment was a general comment about ALL terrorism, in relation to 2001's attack. For 14 days both he AND his administration claimed it was the video or they were still investigating and couldn't say it was terrorist related. Which was a lie because they had that information early on from what intelligence is saying. So he lied last night when he said he called it terrorism the next day, and he lied for over a week when he and his administration blamed the video knowing it was a planned attack. Even Crowley had to back track.

646 days ago
77.

OBAMA CLAUS     

From behind the camera angle showed her 'Long_Line Bra" no wonder she was choking_the poor old thing couldn't breathe !!!

Romney was the CLEAR winner as he told the truth and didn't resort to prevarication as our dear leader did. (lies that have already been exposed) Take it Democrazies.

I'd fire CANDY WOMAN she committed career suicide last night__

646 days ago
78.

Jordan    

In todays media it is impossible to find a bi partisn moderator you as journalist are either pro democrat or pro Republican and that is just the way of the media in todays world.

646 days ago
79.

John    

They can stop carrying about brand... we all know they are Pro Democrat and ALWAYS have been..

hence the nickname Clinton News Network...

Most media is Pro left and almost all media including the ones pro right don't care about real news but bull**** they call news to sell more ad's

funny how their websites have become nothing but filled with google ad's..

Same with these so called blogs all over the net.. nothing more than traps filled with bull**** to make people click on them to sell them more google adsense..

646 days ago
80.

Ldawg    

Romney was trying to respond to Obama's nonstop lies. Obama can't handle being called out on lies, so the moderator and the media have to protect him. Pathetic. He truly is an empty suit.

646 days ago
81.

Lydia    

I hope Mitt is able to address this again to Obama at the next debate and also call out Crowley at the same time in an AWESOME way.

This woman is a piece of work. May she lose her job.

646 days ago
82.

Kev the Realist    

She was hardly neutral and it was OBVIOUS... CNN should be embarrassed.

646 days ago
83.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Candy Crowley puts a lot of the regular network political reporters and anchors to shame. She does her homework and she takes no prisoners and she works very hard to keep a good balance. Too bad she wasn't given Tim Russert's job when he died.

646 days ago
84.

Jen    

Believe me, no one thinks CNN is impartial. No news network is. They're all owned by the people who run this country...

646 days ago
85.

Ronnie VZ    

Obozo promised Candy two free Diablo burgers and three milk shakes for her help. She couldn't resist.

646 days ago
86.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

CNN is about as impartial as FOX. Impartial journalism no longer exists. Don't insult the general population's intelligence.

646 days ago
87.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Ew , and you write fat.

646 days ago
88.

There's a problem here    

I guess it came down to they wanted a woman to moderate this town hall meeting debate. Not one single woman in all of America could be found so people had to start walking all over the place finding one saying "Hi lady! Would you like to moderate a town hall style presidential debate?" They came back with stacks of papers with "girls" names on them. They settled on that girl. Sound familiar? Listen up, if you aren't familiar with Candy Crowley keep your stupid comments to themselves. She's one of the best.

646 days ago
89.

NOT ELMO    

Fact is Romney is no good for women, latinos gays or America in general, i voted for Mccain before but Mccain is an Honest man... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDfK0NiWzB8 ----------------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODbn5GTkOQ -------------------- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypdF5Q73Nbo

646 days ago
90.

ckeegan    

Anyone who doesn't know CNN (ABC, NBC, CBS, etc) is skewed left or that Fox News is skewed right doesn't deserve to have their brain, let alone be registered to vote.

646 days ago
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