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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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Ldawg    

Gas was $1.86 per gallon when Bush left office. Obama closed 11.5 million acres to drilling in Alaska last week. Obama's Energy Sec. Chu has publicly said that he want our gas prices to be the same as Europe $9-10 per gallon. Our economy would collapse at that rate. How about $10 for a loaf of bread. Please wake up Obama is doing this on purpose to destroy the country.

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122.

Margie    

CNN is in the tank for Obama. They need to just go away,along with MSNBC and CNBC

682 days ago
123.

Adrien303    

It's funny how people is saying CNN MAY be impartial. And Obama is in their pocket. But what is Fox? Fox is the nothing but republican. At least CNN has some neutrals. Come'on this topic is so stupid. Republican-Democrat, they are just gangs with suits.

682 days ago
124.

catherine    

i have been begging liberals for 40 years to pay attention to the garbage that the 'liberal' media ABCCBSNBCCNNCNBCMSNBCNPRPBS were selling them

and they refused.......................OFFLMFAO........

but BARRY HUSSEIN HAS BEEN TOO AWFUL FOR THEM TO IGNORE.....................

and LIARS like CANDY trying to carry their idiot over the line, IS JUST PISSING US OFF

CANDY - YOU BOYS DON'T GET IT - PICKING BARRY OVER AMERICA IS GOING TO DESTROY YOU - FINALLY

682 days ago
125.

Rich    

Candy did a great job, But the Republicans will put her down to change the focus on the debate that Romney again did poorly on.

682 days ago
126.

Rich    

Why is it that Republicans are big cry babies. Just like Fox News, crying all the time about the polls, news media, etc. They just won't understand that Romney/Ryan and the Republican party are losers.

682 days ago
127.

Kathy    

How very,very unprofessional of Candy. There is no excuse for such blatant one-sided favouritism.

682 days ago
128.

cancelledaccount    

It's amusing that the readers of TMZ are mostly right wing nuts who support Mittens. Anyone who argues with them gets attacked with comments about welfare checks and bongs. Well guys, I'm incredibly wealthy and highly educated with no welfare or bongs and I support Obama. Most highly educated people do. Candy Crowley did a great job. She had to interrupt Mittens because he wouldn't shut up and broke the rules constantly. Obama was professional and polite. Mittens was a jerk.

682 days ago
129.

jackie    

Romney = "R Money" !!! If you think he's saving the middle class guess again. This is a man who paid 14% tax on $20,000,000 when the average American is paying 25-28% in taxes off their salaries!!!

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juliemcw    

It boils down to this - allow Obama back into offce, and all of our Founding Fathers will roll over in their graves. What he is pushing is not what this country was founded on. Mitt Romney is not trying to say those who are going through difficult times will be punished! You take responsibility for yourself - point blank. All of us are challenged financially. I would love to get a handout, but I have more self respect than that.

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131.

Leanne    

CNN is so pro Obama !

682 days ago
132.

tom p    

It's not Candy...it's the FACTS that are pro-Obama and harsh on Romney.

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133.

Rob    

She crossed the line. The umpires should never be the story... she IS now the story. She is "Team Obama" and it showed...

682 days ago
134.

Susan62509    

A moderator's job is to do just that.....moderate!!! Candy Crowley was totally out of line by giving her opinion, using the debate time and interfering in the debate. She should never be a moderator again since she was biased and unable to control her mouth.

682 days ago
135.

Wolfgang    

Candy Crowley had to save Obama, because he can't stand on the facts, he can't stand on his record, and he has nothing to offer exempt more of the same from the last 4 years.

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