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Candy Crowley

CNN Ducking Controversy

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

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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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Danny    

Obama is a disaster and his nightmare for America needs to end.

680 days ago
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Jan    

Candy interrupted Romney over twice as many times as Obama. She gave Obama 4+ minutes more than Romney. She set the last time slot so Obama could close with the 47% crap.

680 days ago
108.

sunny012    

That cow interrupted Romney 28 times and Obama 9 times.

680 days ago
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Jan    

After that debate, Candy will be playing Candyland with Honey Boo Boo.

680 days ago
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Ldawg    

Could one of you Obama supporter here please tell us what he has done to improve you life and the country? I cannot understand the blind support.

680 days ago
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CC    

Something tells me Candy shouldn't wait for the phone to ring asking her to moderate another top tier debate. Her performance last night was probably the worst in modern history and CNN knows it.

680 days ago
112.

Ldawg    

Candy gave Obama the last word 8 out of 11 times last night.

680 days ago
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Stormy    

The three plus extra minutes she gave Obama doesn't show impartiality at all.

680 days ago
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Sassy    

I think she had to shush BOTH men last night. I didn't see any leanings. BOTH men were allowed to go waaaay over the timer. BOTH! I think both having passion for their ideas and trying to get their point across, timer done or not, made the debate interesting and less boring like debates in last elections.

680 days ago
115.

Paul    

CNN? Impartial?

CNN?? Bwahahahahaha!!!

680 days ago
116.

diane    

Another libtard in odumbo a pocket. R there any real journalists anymore. Fatwas Crowley. That's ok all the focus groups thought Romney was better so suck it

680 days ago
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Dawn    

I thought she let Romney say and interrupt ALL the time, I thought she was as weak as Lehr! She should have done the VP debate and that woman should have done this! Romney steam rolled her - wouldn't even answer one ladies question till he did damage control on the last question!

680 days ago
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DrLoveToe    

what a dumb ho

680 days ago
119.

Throwback kid    

She is a fat slob who should get her facts straight! The Obama administration has been covering this up since day 1 !!!!!

680 days ago
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Melinda    

Dumb whor*! She cut of Mitt every chance she got. Don't worry you can suck his di** later

680 days ago
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