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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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91.

Caleigh    

I think she did a great job, it was a tough debate.... CNN pro Obama, and FOX pro Romney whats the diff?

Romney aka Mittens I didn't like his condescending tone, like he was trying to teach something to a bunch of 1st graders, and this is the man that some people should be elected
President?

734 days ago
92.

charles    

what human can keep up with the demands of media?!

734 days ago
93.

BECKER    

It used to be called Clinton News Network Now Obama has taken over the network.
I know where Candy got her name. Just look at her sixze and you can see that candy is a mainstay in her diet

734 days ago
94.

Gandulf    

The only thing moving last night was her fat ass. She is a real piece of work. Why didn't she just wear "I Love Barry" button? At least she would have been truthful. Then again, this was CNN.

734 days ago
95.

MJOC    

I watched the entire debate and what I did notice is that it appeared that Obama had 4 legs until I realized that Crowley was so far up his ass that her shoes were the only thing showing....CNN is BIAS, won'tr watch anymore...I can see why their ratings are down.

734 days ago
96.

Jody Abu Zubaydah    

She is biased. Watch the whole thing and see and if you don't see it then remember to turn the volume up and actually listen. I am so sick and tired of Barack Obama and his mountains of lies. He has literally ruined my life, and if you don't know how check out my last name and then ask yourself did you know we are in the USA and some of us born here?

734 days ago
97.

Liz    

Romney was being very rude and interrupting her. There were debate rules which needed to be followed, and Romney was not abiding by them what so ever. She was trying to keep the debate on track and on schedule. But Romney thought he could say what ever he wanted when ever he wanted. Goes to show you he doesn't like being told what to do by a woman.

734 days ago
98.

wasup    

She was terrible.

734 days ago
99.

Josie Wails    

PREEZY CANNOT EXPLAIN GRIN-GHAZI BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE WAS ON HOLE 14 THAT DAY WHILE HIS POKES PERSON WAS dbizzy ACKSHOEWILLY ATTENDING THE SECURTY BRIEFINGS HE ALWAYS WAS MISSING, FORE!!
HE WILL BE SECRESTS NEWEST IDOL-SPRING JUDGE IN 2013.

734 days ago
100.

Gretel    

Reading these comments I can see what's wrong with this country, and it is the sporting teams called political parties and the fools who follow them spewing stupidity and hatred. THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY AND YOU "HATE' HALF OF THE PEOPLE IN IT BECAUSE THEY PRACTICE FREEDOM OF THOUGHT?" I wish both political parties would crash and burn and take all the devisive American sheep with them. GARY JOHNSON 2012! Your vote. Your message.

734 days ago
101.

Terry     

I have never heard a moderator attempt to bail out a candidate when his answer was called into question the way Crowley did.It was way biased.Just look at the time differance.

734 days ago
102.

Mookey    

You would have thought she knew better.
She stock her shoe on her mouth after bending over!

734 days ago
103.

E POPE    

CANDY DID A VERY GOOD JOB. I LOVE IT THAT LIBRAL STATIONS CAN ADMIT WHEN OBAMA LOSES BUT WHEN ITS CLEAR THAT ROMNEY CAME UP AGAINST THE REAL OBAMA AND LOST, THEN SOMEONE MUST BE CHEATING. HELLO FOX NEWS LOVERS, YOU LOST GET OVER IT. "SIT DOWN"..LOL

734 days ago
104.

Meg    

To all of those who are saying Romney went well over his time, he only spoke for 40 min while Obama was almost at the 45 min mark. Crowley clearly was biased and the room was rigged in favor of Obama. It doesn't matter who is going to win, the country is f*cked either way!

734 days ago
105.

Jan    

She favored Obama.

734 days ago
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