If Candy Crowley Was an Honorable Journalist She Would Resign Today …Update: Most Stunning & Disgraceful Single Example of Moderator Malpractice

Last night we witnessed what all conservatives feared.


Barack Obama and Candy Crowley (both pointing) tag team on Mitt Romney at debate.

CNN’s Candy Crowley gave Barack Obama 9% more time.
She interrupted Mitt Romney 28 times during the debate.
She picked questions designed to help Barack Obama.
She picked a question comparing Romney to Bush… But not Obama to Carter?
She corrected Mitt Romney when she was incorrect.
She contaminated the debate.
Crowley’s false fact check saved Obama and derailed the debate.
She injected herself into the hottest part of the debate and she was flat-out wrong.
And, she even interrupted Mitt Romney and told him to “sit down” at one point.

Candy Crowley confirmed what most fair-minded Americans already believe.
The media is biased and in the tank for Barack Obama.

If Candy Crowley was an honorable journalist she would resign today from CNN.
For the sake of her profession.

UPDATE: Media Research Center President Brent Bozell says we just witnessed the most stunning and disgraceful single example of moderator malpractice in the history of presidential debates.

Last night, in what was the most stunning and disgraceful single example of moderator malpractice in the history of presidential debates, CNN’s Candy Crowley allowed Barack Obama to lie to the American people about his administration’s Libya cover-up. Even worse, she then validated this lie of extraordinary magnitude by certifying it as honest and by attacking Mitt Romney when he pressed the president on his administration’s cover-up. Crowley robbed tens of millions of Americans of the truth on national primetime television. Real journalists – who were fed the Obama Administration’s Libya lies for two weeks – should be furious.

Crowley was solely responsible for choosing the questions, meaning that it was her decision that there be only one question about Libya and nothing about anything else dealing with foreign policy. Her question selection process was typically left wing. Going into Tuesday night’s debate, the Media Research Center has documented that since 1992, moderators have called upon voters with a liberal agenda twice as often as those with a conservative agenda. The citizens selected by Crowley matched that tilt exactly, with six pro-Obama/liberal-themed questions, vs. three pro-Romney questions, and two others scored as neutral.

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:

Crowley was an utter disaster last night, and was, by far, the worst moderator of the 2012 election.

The Libya cover-up continues, and the national news media need to start asking some tough questions – including questions about one of their own. If Obama was correct that on Day 1 he said it was a terrorist attack, why did his UN ambassador say on five different national interviews that it was a YouTube video that was responsible, and who put her up to it? If he saw this as a terrorist attack from the very beginning, why did the president himself blame it on a video six times during a UN speech? Why has he made the statement so many times, as has Hillary Clinton, as has Jay Carney, as have others?

And why did Candy Crowley validate this lie?

If the national media don’t start asking these questions soon, they also will be guilty of enabling a massive cover-up.

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  • UncleZeb

    She would have been bettor off being a fly on the wall. She could not contain her true colors.

  • StandUpChuck

    Candy-bar Crowley is a useless slug beholden to the leftist media obama worshipers. Blows my mind that anyone on the RNC would agree to have any of these people “moderate” a debate.

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    If Libtard were honorable enough to resign when they commit egregious errors, they would not be Libtards.

  • P. Aaron

    Not much honor in today’s world of ‘journalism’…except FOX.

  • mg4us

    How did Obama know Rowley had transcript . . unless it was pre-planned and pre-arrangged. . .

    Crowleygate. . .Candy caught with her hands in the cookie jar. . err candy jar. . err you know where. . .

  • Sasja

    So Romney was right you old crone?

    http://minx.cc/?post=333916

  • SeniorD

    The words ‘Honorable’ and ‘Journalist’ are polar opposites (see Rather).

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  • mg4us

    And Candy Crowley picked the questions. . .

    Yep, for folks on Long Island, automatic guns more important than jobs, gas prices, mounting debt,

    And what???? No question on Israel or iran for folks living on LI. . with all the Jewish people in NY or those that lived through 9-11

    Something very fishy going on here. . . and I don’t just mean Candy Crowley’s Body Odor (BO) or Obama’s stench!!!!

  • Look-Out

    More I think about it, Axelrod/TeamO knew the LIbya thing could have killed him last night if the truth would be heard by the Undecideds (the UNINFORMED). They HAD (they’re Dems) to work out a plan with moderator to make sure they would limit the damage at the very least and keep the lie going at best. His political life depends on it.

    We’ve got to expose them for the liars/cheats they are. There may still be enough that still don’t see.

  • donh

    Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with poooh
    Cover it with choc’late and a miracle or two
    The Candy Man, oh the Candy Man can

    SING IT ….> http://youtu.be/AYihDAhVPko

  • Look-Out

    Not one question either on OBAMACARE…!

  • Ace

    A better article would be why the republicans always allow leftist moderators. Always.

  • Edward Treadway

    I hope President Romney takes away CNN’s license.

  • iamsaved

    Yeah right, a liberal resign because of integrity? If that were the case, Hillary, after taking full responsibility for the failures in Benghazi, would resign as Secretary of State. Ain’t gonna happen!

  • B

    I think it was great to see Meatloaf moderate a Presidential debate.

  • mg4us

    And Crowley picked question comparing Romney to President Bush. . .

    Romney should have used part of his time and said:
    Now let’s compare Obama and these past four years to Jimmy Carter. .
    A perfect fit. .

    Obama is Jimmy Carter II. . on steroids

  • Edward Treadway

    Intrade back up to 85% for Obama.

    Thanks Candy! /s

  • pink tie Republican

    Jabba the Hut was moderating.

  • Bill Mitchell

    You know, I simply DO NOT UNDERSTAND RASMUSSEN:

    Every other poll on the planet has a HUGE shift towards Romney in the swing states, but NOT Rasmussen.

    Rasmussen shows a 5 point swing to Obama in the last 3 days in swing states. Seriously, WTF? What is Rasmussen’s game here?

  • BurmaShave

    If Candy were not sufficiently biased, CNN would not employ her.

  • mg4us

    Romney has next debate in a week on Foreign policy. . .

    – Needs to nail Libya fiasco
    – Fort Hood as a terrorist attack
    – and link strong defense to a strong economy. . . to go back & attack Obamacare (2700 pages to his Romneycare only 70 pages)
    – How vulnerable we are to oil disruptions since Obama killed canadian pipeline or preventing drilling or killing coal

    But most of all, needs to highlight how under Obama we have Jimmy Carter II. .on steroids!!!!

  • rolling thunder

    The name of the game is power. The Obama democrats will do ANYTHING to hold on to power. The media and the unions are prepared to go all the way to hell and back for this guy. There is not one iota of concern about fairness, integrity, nor the good of the country. They’ve adopted a scorched earth policy.

  • Bill Mitchell

    One thing I have noticed about Rasmussen. Even before the first debate he was very strongly opinionated that debates don’t matter. Then, while other pollsters were showing HUGE shifts towards Romney after the debate, Rasmussen kept insisting there was barely a change at all, almost as if his chief interest was in being proven correct.

    Now while other battleground polls swing to Romney, Rasmussen swings dramatically the opposite direction. 5 points in 3 days, pretty significant.

    I personally believe that Rasmussen is tired of being referred to as “a Republican pollster” as is just rolling his polls around within the margin of error to make Romney look worse than everyone else and dispel that myth.

  • mg4us

    One other observation on last nights debate. . .

    Though Obama showed up this time unlike Denver two weeks ago. . .the person we saw was not the likable sincere guy or the presidential man. . rather he was a lying angry bull$#!++er. . . .

    Notice in the debate, when Obama had to defend his record or explain what he did or how it has helped Americans or the country he stuttered and rambled in a very quite tone yet when attacking Romney, out-right lying or spewing propaganda he was loud and aggressive and in his game. . .

    Why? because he acted natural in what he was most comfortable with. . .Because Obama has contempt for us as Americans

    His mama said so on p 47 of DREAMS FROM MY FATHER written by Obama
    When asked by her Indonesian Husband to join him at dinners and functions with fellow Americans, Obama’s mama said “They are NOT HIS People”

    Ergo, he is NOT our President and come November 6 2012, the world will see!

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    Hey Treadway! CNN does not need a stinking license. What they do need is a stinking audience. Candy lower the Bar, will not ignite a ratings binge for her network either. The folks will figure out the media and I am glad the Libya thing came up. Between that and the F&F that Romney mentioned, it gets those stories in the headlines again!

    Monday will be fun… time for Romney to rope the dope for good!

  • Kate

    “honorable journalist” has gotten to be an oxymoron in most cases. I can pretty much count good journalists on my hands and it doesn’t get to 10.

  • mg4us

    Crowly even tried to help Obama with gas price . .Obama has no clue what the price per gallon is. .only that he want’s it to be closer to Europe’s $7+/gal. . .

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/obamas_plan_for_10_gas.html

  • Adirondack Patriot

    If Obama were honorable, he is the one who should resign.

    He LIED about his remarks in the Rose Garden. Crowley was the SECOND person to repeat the lie.

    The first LIE came from Obama.

  • Uncle Monkey

    Is it just me, or did the part about the Rose Garden seem to be a coordinated and preplanned bit?

    I mean, do most journalists have the transcripts of everything the president said memorized? How would she know that he mentioned terrorism (although incorrectly) in order to chime in on that?

    I think we’re going to be finding out a lot more uncomfortable CNN facts in the coming weeks.

  • Bob

    I’m sure both sides have some input on these debates on who will be the moderators. The republicans need to say no or one debate someone like Michelle Malkin will moderate.

  • Tom63010

    Jim, I agree with you 100%. Now folks calm down. We have a debate coming up on Monday, which focuses on foreign policy. At that point in time Romney will have the upper hand and will close this deal.

  • jorgen

    If CNN was a decent company and not agitators for socialism, they would fire her.

  • Adi

    You should have started with: “If CNN were an honorable institution…”

  • Adi

    Ha! #33 beat me. 🙂

  • dwd

    When she told Romney to sit down like a dog I was crossing my fingers that he’d be defiant and remain standing… standing, but in the vicinity of his chair. It was disappointing to see him sit, because remaining standing while awaiting his turn would have been a small, subtle show of backbone.

    Still, Romney crushed Obama on the ISSUES, however the media wants to spin the overall “victory”

  • bigL

    CNN viewership is about 184,000 a nite. So who watches them? They will be govt sponsored or gone in a year or two.

    I think romney did real well considering the Hack and the President and the phony questions were against him.
    Romeny still had to be respectful to the President, no matter what we think, At least it is afine line.
    As for the questions: one word- Journ-O-list. Still exists…

  • RKflorida

    She is NOT an honorable anything. No honor, no decency, just gross behavior from a gross person.

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  • Plenty of better moderators out there. Bret Baier. Chris Wallace. Brit Hume. Ed Henry. Jake Tapper. All but one of those are Fox News so the Dems would never agree to them.

  • if journalism were an honorable profession candy crowley would resign. people like candy crowley have put journalism on the endangered species list. call them what they are propagandists not lournalists.

  • AmericaWILL

    Someone should start a Facebook page calling for Candy to ‘retire’ from journalism.

  • lizzy84

    Too Much Candy wasn’t a ‘moderator,’ she was oBama’s debate partner..SHAMEFUL!

    CNN and The Obama Administration – Weapons of Misdirection–via Last Refuge
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/10/17/cnn-and-the-obama-administration-weapons-of-misdirection/

  • dwd

    #43 – kind of like the two-on-one tag team going after Paul Ryan in the Vice Presidential debate, don’t you think?

  • snewb

    Candy can’t resign. She probably owes $40k in debt for the face lift, body make-over, hair etc..

  • Carla Smith

    Candy, when you are defending, you’re losing. Moderators fact check during debates?

  • charliewalksonwater

    crowley is neither honorable nor a journalist.

  • JG

    … For the sake of her PROFESSION…??? bwahhahahahah

  • Johm

    You are making an error in judgement “honorable” and CNN should never appear in the same sentence, they have absolutly nothing in common.

    I think Jay Carney should start worring about his job as propaganda minister because Cand’s interview last night makes her a contender for his job.

  • mg4us

    Obama Lies. .Ambassador dies. .

    Shame on Candy Crowley. . .who also lies to cover Obama
    You can put lipstick on a pig but she is still a pig

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/once_biden_twice_barack.html

  • snap boy

    She can’t resign; she has to eat….

  • Big Al

    I have always been on the Romney team and didnt really care for Gingrich but I think with respect to the Crowley/Bengazi debacle ole Newt would have handed both Obama and Crowley their asses on that one, and in the case of Crowley…. 😉

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  • Sharpshooter

    I kept yelling, “Get that fat f&$ki&g sow off the stage!!”.

  • valerie

    We shouldn’t have newsies be moderators for these debates. Get a retired judge. They have seen everything, they won’t lose control of the forum, and they have great poker faces. Yes, they’d be less interesting to watch.

    I think Candy Crowley lacked the experience and the gravitas to control the forum. She does not have the background or the temperament for it. She forgot herself.

  • Candy the Kook thought she was part of the debate, not just a moderator. Candy, dear, we are not voting for journalist-in-chief, and don’t need you to insert yourself where you don’t belong. Being a member of the “presstitute” cadre, even though she should, she would never admit she was wrong, and consequently won’t do the honorable thing and resign.

    Never listen to the outdated media. It just isn’t worth it. And stop reading the “alternative” media that simply parrots the outdated media harping.

  • Hal Jordan

    Candy Crowley stated the day before the debate that she would not abide by the rules established by the Debate Commission. Specifically, all of the questions were supposed to come from the audience and the debate moderator was not supposed to ask any questions. At one point she was telling the debaters what the rules were, but they were HER personal rules, made up on the spot.

  • dork lungfish

    #5 mg4us:

    I think there was deliberate collusion between Obama and Crowley. “Transcript” was the code word for her to bail him out of a Benghazi answer if it was problematic for him.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    If Candy Crowley Was an Honorable Journalist She Would Resign Today From CNN

    No.

    She should stay there and be joined by all the other scumbags of like minds trying to pass themselves off as “journalists”. Having them all in one place is a lot easier than trying to keep track of who is who at a whole bunch of different outfits.

  • Patty
  • Patty

    OT

    Michelle Obama, Ann Romney commit unfathomable fashion faux pas [PHOTOS]

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/17/michelle-obama-ann-romney-commit-unfathomable-fashion-faux-pas-photos/

    I suppose they didn’t see one another before debates! 🙂

  • If Crowley was honorable she would not be on CNN in the first place
    see my blog

  • DaMav

    We need to remain focused on defeating Obama right now, but after the election I hope some conservative bloggers will lead a major fact-finder into which Republicans approved these liberal debate moderators. They need to be removed from power within the party, and replaced with those willing to fight for a reasonable split of moderators in the future. I’ve been steamed about this since the moderators were announced, and plenty of others are a

  • DaMav

    .. are as well (correcting clumsy fingers,sorry)

  • Liz

    She was truly awful. Even though she rigged the event, Romney still handled them both relatively well. The dude is superhuman.

  • Granny

    #24 Bill Mitchell –

    I personally believe that Rasmussen is tired of being referred to as “a Republican pollster” as is just rolling his polls around within the margin of error to make Romney look worse than everyone else and dispel that myth.
    ____________

    I personally believe that Rasmussen is bending over and sticking his head up his own behind trying to avoid that magical phone call from the Obama campaign and the follow up by the IRS that Gallup was treated to.

  • Kelly

    Why should she resign? I think she is doing a marvelous job proving us conservative right and getting Romney elected. Thank you Crowley for proving the LSM is as Lame and insignificant as I’ve been saying for 4 years.

  • Winston Wolfe

    If Candy Crowley Was an Honorable Journalist…

    It’s been awhile since I’ve taken logic, but I’ll be damned if that ain’t a false antecedent.

  • owl

    Jim, that was a good list of what Crowley did wrong. She chose the questions and the one about Bush was so bias that it was unbelievable. She told Mitt to sit down.

    She told millions that Mitt was lying and Obama was telling the truth about Benghazi.

    Mitt became so flustered by Crowley and Obama lying, that he blew it.

    I get too angry. You betcha I am LIVID.

    I can not rant it enough. All of that old media are Professional Poop Scoopers for Democrats and rabid attack dogs against Republicans.

    FIGHT POOP SCOOPERS and their LIES. Crowley changed the entire debate. A Democrat Poop Scooper changed the entire debate.

  • retired militaryq

    You expect a CNN “journalist” to be honorable??? LOL.

  • owl

    Candy Crowley never told Obama to sit down.

    Candy Crowley never told Obama that he was wrong.

    Candy Crowley never asked Obama why he was different from Carter.

    Candy Crowley is a POLITICAL HACK.

    Candy Crowley never stopped the debate to tell Michelle Obama & Crew that she could not clap and misbehave. I heard it more than once during that debate and wondered about it. Now I have seen the picture where she was caught doing it.

  • Calliegirl

    Jabba the Hut’s twin sister isn’t going anywhere unless food is involved.

  • czekmark

    Honorable and journalist don’t seem to go together anymore.

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  • whocaresanymore.

    Unanswered Questions: Who Denied Security to the Benghazi Consulate?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ARintSTCWw4

  • bg

    ++

    oh please, this is no more about Candy Crowley than it is the Reps
    warring against women, chill out and focus on the REAL ISSUES!!

    you want to stop BIAS, go after the source, not the messengers..

    ==

  • EDWARD M KLEKOTKA

    ….and this is the country of free speech and political honesty which we willingly try to impose on all foreign countries. We are getting to be in such sad shape with the lies and commentary that is spewed from the mouths of this disgusting liberal press. What is happening to this once great country and how do we change it? The slug Crowley will probably get a promotion for all of her left wing bias and ineptitude. She must have pictures or videos of someone very high up at CNN to allow her to embarrass them. Wait, maybe they were not embarrassed, maybe they were proud…….she lied!

  • Road Kill

    RE: If Candy Crowley Was an Honorable Journalist….

    And if the dog hadn’t stopped to take a poop, he would have caught the rabbit!

    WHEN are stupid Republicans going to learn? Why are we angry at Candy Crowley – she’s never going to change. WE REALLY NEED TO BE ANGRY AT THE losers who accepted her as moderator. DANG, it’s no wonder the Republicans keep losing elections – they have an intellect of a 4th grader with the common sense of a 3 year old.

    GET RID OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP – THEY’RE FOOLS!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …after the election I hope some conservative bloggers will lead a major fact-finder into which Republicans approved these liberal debate moderators.

    Look no further than RINOs in the party apparatus.

  • Oliver

    google “Contact GOP” to get to their response form. I have sent them dozens of emails, many telling them to SMARTEN UP about debate format and moderators. In the last one, I actually asked if they were trying to lose the election.

    maybe if we bombard them with complaints about this, something might actually sink in.
    (but don’t hold your breath)

  • czekmark

    #78

    WHEN are stupid Republicans going to learn? Why are we angry at Candy Crowley – she’s never going to change. WE REALLY NEED TO BE ANGRY AT THE losers who accepted her as moderator.

    Well just how are the moderators selected? Does anyone know?

  • Truth Teller

    The biased, leftist journalists fail to realize the pending danger that comes with supporting Obama.

    If Obama is successful, this country will collapse. When this country collapses, mass violence will ensue. When mass violence ensues, the traitor journalists will be the first rounded up and executed.

    Wake up morons!

  • desertdweller

    #FireCandy

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  • Elba medrano

    I can’t stand all this left people I wish they would live in a communist country for one year and u will see how fast they would never vote for someone like Obama he is not about democrat or republican wake up and read and find out who he really is believe I come from one of those communist country and will do what ever I can to stop people like Obama to be on power God be with all of us and get him out please lord

  • Gary

    Why did Candy have a copy of the Rose Garden transcript or at least hold up papers as if she did?

  • michael ball

    candy crowley is honorable journalist who deserves to be treated with respect after all she is a lady you rightwingers are sounding off on war on women shame on you.

  • Look-Out

    #85 Elba — God bless you! How wonderful to have you with us in America. I hope your words are read by many who still don’t realize the danger that lies ahead for us all and for our freedoms. Thank you for speaking up and thank you for your prayers!

  • BurmaShave

    Did anyone else notice the following:

    When Romney was making his point that Obama refused to call the attack at Benghazi a terrorist attack, he looked at Obama as if to seek from him an acknowledgement. Instead of acknowledging what Romney said, Obama bid him go on and finish his point. Then when Romeny did finish his point, Obama jumped up and said to Crowley “check the transcript.” And Crowley IMMEDIATELY agreed with Obama.

    Did anyone else notice that Obama evidently KNEW that Crowley HAD IN HER POSSESSION the transcript of JUST THE RIGHT SPEECH AND that she was ready to IMMEDIATELY confirm — or actually, side with — Obama’s disingenuous claim that he called the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack?

    How did Crowley just happened to have the transcript of the just the right speech?

    Who put it in her hands?

    How did Obama know that she had it in her hand?

    How was it that Crowley was instantly ready to respond?

    I detect a strong whiff of conspiratorial cheating here.

  • arlenekucan

    Candy Crowley needs to grow up; time for her to retire from journalism; and the Shirley Temple curls. As a moderator, she should not have voiced agreement with Obama on the Rose Garden statement re terrorism. Her job was to moderate; and not intervene. It made her appear that she was more informed than Romney.

  • gee

    She was “hand picked” and just another BO zombie which is wrong in itself but very predictable in view of all the wrongs with BO Camp. WE are living in the ERA of Lawlessness so it shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  • gee

    Cheating??? Ya Think????

  • Dan Freeman

    We must keep Obama out of office so america can get back on track

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  • Joe Heller

    Everyone should twitter her ! What is her twitter account ?