Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Post-debate questions for moderator Candy Crowley

 

 

We're sitting down with CNN's Candy Crowley to ask about her debate experience for a special edition of the iReport Interview later today. We asked you to share questions for Crowley and we appreciate the 250+ questions thus far!

 

Here are some of the questions we hope to ask in the interview:

 

-- As the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in two decades, what do you think are the challenges facing female journalists, especially those who cover politics?

-- Do you think the town hall forum provided more insight from the candidates than the traditional format?

-- Did moderating live up to your expectations?

-- How did you keep control of the candidates so they did not monopolize the conversation?

-- If you could take back one question that you asked, what would it be and why?

 

After reading those questions, what are we missing? Do you have a question you'd like to see in the interview?

 

Share your question in the comments or tweet your question @cnnireport with #askcrowleycnn. There's still time, so ask away! Stay tuned for the iReport Interview on CNN.com soon.

395 Comments
October 17, 2012
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I think that Candy Crowley was acting in a manner that was pro Obama. She helped answer his questions, was leading, and stated facts that were not true and she should be fired for her actions that were completely Bias toward the Democrats.

October 17, 2012
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Is Candy Crowley part of the Obama campaign ? From her behavior is may be a rhetoric question.

October 17, 2012
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The debate was orchestrated perfectly.  The response was orchestrated perfectly.  But, the growing dissent with both political parties was withheld from the cameras.  The revolution is not being televised. The spinning iron of a new country is guaranteed to gain more mass and momentum from Nov 3rd 2012 - Nov 2nd 2016.  Thanks - Dastreagus Letobeiter North American Social Ethical Anarchy / Anarchy Youth Chicago

October 17, 2012
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I see that some of the friends of Mitt (republicans) are now whining becuase they did not have a moderator that let Mitt go on as in the last debate. I think Ms Crowley had to get these guys to work within the time frame and did a very god job as tense as it was !

October 17, 2012
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She obviously was in the tank for Obama as is much of the media.  Why on earth would you interrupt when Romney was making a valid point on the Fast and Furious operation and on the so called "terror" statement from the president; both of which Obama had no answer for.

October 17, 2012
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Best moderator job for a debate I have seen in many years. She stood her ground with both candidates and didn't let them get away with much, although Romney, who is a control freak, tried to intimidate her. Crowley didn't let him do it.

Good for you Candy.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley was clearly in the tank for Obama.  She let him have time to reply to Romney every time but cut Romney off when he tried to do the same.

October 17, 2012
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Since when does the monitor do fact checks instantly, then admit she was wrong after the debate, CNN AND CANDY OWE THE COUNTRY A HUGE APOLOGY!!!!!

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley's performance last evening was disappointing at best and unprofessional at least. I was expecting a professional journalist..and watched a obviously biased "hack" for the Obama campaign. Maybe she should turn in her journalism degree, if she has a real one, and go to work for the Obama campaign. Her actions confirm what many Americans think...Media BIAS! I thought the fourth estate was to report the news.. not remake it in their image.

October 17, 2012
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She was not a moderator, she basically helped Obama win this debate, she shoule never be allowed to conduct another debate again.  What happend to impartiality?

October 17, 2012
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So I guess the liberal's think it is quite alright for a moderator to do fact check instantly and be wrong, It just shows how much they will lie , cheat , decieve, and then say she did a great job. Candy CRUDLY should be FIRED!!

 

October 17, 2012
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We now know for sure that Cnn is as bad or worse the MSNBC, not a news outlet , How can CNN be so decieving,

 

October 17, 2012
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The President did not say "This was an act of terror"; he referred to "acts of terror" in a general way which clearly and grammatically is  avoidance rhetoric and typical of his continual misleading the American public.  Why Candy fell for his trap is something only she can answer and which is something that the majority of Americans regardless of party understood to be a bias on her part in favor of the the President.  As an American, what I wanted and needed to hear from the President the next day was a clear, not ambiguous, statement "This was an act of terror".  Romney won on this one as it is the headlines that will consume the news reporting for the next week and divert Obama's campaign to defend their inconsistency and lack of honesty with the American public.

October 17, 2012
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The GOP have distorted the facts so often someone has to call them out. The economy would be roaring right now if the republicans would stop politicking and obstructing everything in congress.

October 17, 2012
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As a Canadian (non-voter), I wonder why CNN's own time clock showed Obama with more time throughout the debate and the moderator continually let the President give an extra comment while cutting Romney off from doing the same. Did she know the time discrepancy??

October 17, 2012
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Crowley's performance was very unprofessional:

1. She should NOT have inserted herself into the debate as she did at several points (e.g.,Libya); her personal bias surfaced and she forgot what a moderator is

2. Her personal "fact-check" on Libya was WRONG!

3. The very few questions she selected to ask were awful and not what people are worried about (e.g., AK-47s??!) 

4. She lost track of who was responding on what and whose turn it was

October 17, 2012
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Crowley, clearly not ready for prime time!

October 17, 2012
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Candy was was blocking for the President, Obama had more more speaking time, less interruptions and she stepped way over the line with the Libya issue. Obama did not call the attack a terrorist act for two weeks, no parsing of words will change that. Candy once again proves the extreme bias on CNN

October 17, 2012
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Candy real time fact checker Crowley was wrong!  CNN is staffed with Obamabots.  Is their anyone at CNN that is a closet Republican.

October 17, 2012
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Candy did a perfect job. Not only the republican candidate was RUDE but he was also wrong in a lot of the statements he made. I liked the fact that Candy was able to put him in place when needed. A lot of people attacked Joe Biden but nothing has been said about the rudeness of Romney. At the end of the day we can argue all we want but the truth is that the middle class will always pay the consequences of terrible decisions made in the past from previous administrations and no one will provide real solutions.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley's performance was poor at best. It will be another 20 years before a woman is asked to moderate a debate again. Thanks Crowley for taking sides, interjecting yourself into the debate and throwing Obama a lifeline every time he got stumped by Romney.  If it hadn't been for you covering for him, it would have been a clearer win for Romney. On another note was the first lady informed of the 'no clapping" rule. Her applauding during the debate was completely inappropriate and a clear example of how the Obama's believe they are above the rules.

October 17, 2012
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I am an independent and watched the debate in hopes that one candidate or the other would sway my vote.  What I found was a moderator who was bias, and spoke in favor of one candidate over the other.  As a debate watcher I felt this action to be unfair and unprofessional.  I would like Candy to be asked straight out why she answered questions for Obama, and at another time, cut Romney off when he was in the middle of making a key point?  Whoever hired her should be ashamed.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley should be fired for her performance in the presidential debate.  She is supposed to be a professional journalist.  This debate is for the american people, particularly since it was a town hall debate, where people ask their questions and expect to get answers from the candidates.  It is for the candidates to support their postition - not Candy Crowley.  She is not a professional journalist and deeply harmed the american people with her biased, shameful performance and incorrect facts.  She did not treat the candidates equally and fairly.  If cnn keeps her, it only shows they share these same unethics and bias and are in collusion to harm the american people.

October 17, 2012
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I was appalled at Ms. Crowley's take on the Libya/terror issue.  She showed bias toward the President but also kept him from responding in a way that might have been better for him.  Additionally, she didn't give both sides equal time.  As a Democrat, I get tired of conservatives claiming media bias.  This sort of behavior does nothing to stop it.

October 17, 2012
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CNN was the clear loser in this debate. Crowley lost all credibility as a reporter and moderator when she abandoned her principles and joined the debate (not moderated) on Lybia. It almost seemed that there was an Obama-Crowley tag team debating Romney.

October 17, 2012
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Yeah I have a question?  Can you please NOT do any more debates? Thanks.

October 17, 2012
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Wolf and Soledad sparred over who should get to call Candy's performance "excellent, excellent" and who could call the performance "masterful".  And CNN wonders why they are ridiculed as a fair news source.

October 17, 2012
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Simply put, Ms. Crowley was out of line.  Neither candidate should be forced to debate with the moderator.

October 17, 2012
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Fire Crowley

October 17, 2012
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My question for Ms. Crowley: Why did you join in the debate and do you think it was appropriate?

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley's behavior at the debate was clearly pro-Obama. What a disgrace. We all know that CNN supports Obama, but at least during a national debate show some decency please.

October 17, 2012
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She had to step in so she wouldnt be run over, and her instant fact check was great!  You cant let a candidate blatantly lie when you know the facts.  Read the transcripts, listen to the tape.  He was right and so was candy!  Obama set him up perfectly, and had a smirk the whole time!

October 17, 2012
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What is the difference between debate moderator and Obama supporter?  Evidently none with Ms. Crowley.

October 17, 2012
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I like Ms. Crowley but I was very disappointed about her performance.  Pres Obama had almost 3 more minutes than Gov Romney and the way she aided Obama on Libya was not only biased but wrong in substance.  No wonder people have lower marks for the media than for congress.  As for me, I learned nothing new from the debate.

October 17, 2012
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I hope Candy enjoyed the experience.....It will be her last as a moderator.....Dear God...she was pitiful......At some points - it was so obvious she was carrying Obama's water it was incredible.  CNN - Cartoon News Network....once again proves how in the tank they are.  I mean....where is CNN calling her out on her obvious gaffes.  We should have instant replay....just so these clowns can clearly see where they went wrong.  It should prove interesting what her comments will be on Libya..especially when she was wrong.

October 17, 2012
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I no longer watch CNN. I am a democrat and have found that CNN and other news outlets are in control and twist the facts. I think we should have a law in this country that if a news reporter or agency knowingly reports erroneous information, that they can be held accountable for damages. Like Spike Lee publishing the address of George Zimmerman in FL. yet it was the wrong address, and Reckless Endangerment and he should have been charged, but he was black and it would have been racist to charge him. Candy was Wrong it want she did last night. She should have NOT said anything whatsoever. These CNN people are all beating there chests on the air that she was great yet in the mens room as CNN headquarters, they are all saying "Wow, we did a good job for Obama last night"

October 17, 2012
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I stopped watching CNN for the same reason I stopped watching Fox. Obama if he won, only won because Romney faced two opponents during the debate. Thank you CNN, you can take Crowley and move to Canada or France.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley's performance was outrageous, but not surprising coming from CNN, the network Al Quaeda judged to be most friendly to their cause. Romney was interrupted frequently, while empty suit Obama was allowed to blather on with his nonsense, which Crowley actually backed up at one point when she somehow instantly "factchecked" that Obama called the Libya attack an act of terror in the Rose Garden. CNN should not be taken seriously, and Republicans should not agree to more debates which involve CNN

October 17, 2012
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Though I previously was undecided, Ms. Crowley's mishandling of the debate solidified my vote.  There is no moderator, regardless of his or her obvious political persuasion, who can disguise a candidate's lack of honor or refusal to be accountable. Tell me, Ms. Crowley, if you had been asked to inquire with the President yesterday as to the meaning of his "That Other Race" speech, delivered in Hampton, VA in 2007, would you have had the courage to insist on his accountability?

October 17, 2012
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as i watched the debate last night, i thought it was strange that the moderator felt the need to fact check. from what i understand, she then later said she was wrong and anderson cooper fact checked her(this is what i heard...didn't see myself) what makes this sad though is that most people that watched the debate...the millions of viewers, will take her word for fact checking Romney and not follow up to do their own research and read the transcript.

are moderators suppose to fact check at the debate? does this happen alot if so, i dont remember seeing in recent years...

October 17, 2012
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Candy did a wonderful job! I love when she stopped the candidates trying to iron over her nonstop. She is a very strong moderator and love her quick fact check. Really enjoy the experience. It makes the first debate look amateur.

 

Good job Candy!

October 17, 2012
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Great job CNN for being a leader in the industry providing facts and not fiction.  Candy you should be proud of your excellent job. People would have criticized your job if you had done it differently, so you should be proud of yourself. Republicans also trashed Martha Raddatz for what she did on the VP debate. This shows how desperate they are and would have preferred a passive moderator that lets Romney show how RUDE he can be.

October 17, 2012
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How could Candy possibly be tapped to moderate a debate at this level. We're all familiar with her work over the years on CNN. There was no way this was going to be a level playing field.

October 17, 2012
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Candy, how do you feel about a Fox news moderator for the next round of debates?

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley abandoned all journalistic integrity by her actions in the debate. I'm sure many people will not ever believe anything she says in the future. She ruined herself. I don't watch CNN anymore due to their bias. I'll pick up a story online once in a while, but that's it. With their ratings problems, it's amazing that they don't get the big clue that people see through their bias and don't trust them as a news organization.

October 17, 2012
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Could anybody be more cynical than Romney? I doubt it...

October 17, 2012
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I am not a Republican nor am I a Romney supporter, but I would have to say that Candy Crowley has shown herself to be the worst moderator (so far) of the 2012 campaign debates. Not only did she interject herself into the debate inappropriately (and in violation of the memorandum of understanding agreed upon for the debate), she attempted to "fact check" without knowing the facts. During his remarks in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12, 2012, the president did not clearly call the attack an "act of terror." He refers to the attack as an "act" and earlier in the same remarks alluded to the video that his campaign insisted for many days was the cause of the attack. Crowley's affirmation of the president's remarks (egged on by the president) was fallacious and a disservice to the American public. Even the timekeeping (as reported by CNN) was not even. All in all a very poor performance by Crowely.

October 17, 2012
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CNN fails as a business and a news network because they hire people like candy who cant even carry out her moderator duties with dignity and respect in an unbiased way.

My question to Candy is, "Why would you embarrass yourself in front of the whole nation by bringing out your pom poms for Obama and cheering him on throughout the debate?" Is your love for this man so much, that it outweighs your dignity?

October 17, 2012
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The sad truth is like most of the press, Candy doesn't even realize she is a liberal. An objective review of her time allocation shows she gave Obama 9% more time, and cut off Mitt from responding to Obama's tall tales. She obviously did a good job fighting it or she was have been as bad as Raddatz who cut off Ryan every time he spoke, but let dementia Joe finish his thought (probably because he has so few.)

 

October 17, 2012
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I watched with 90 other people as Candy kissed Obamas rump. CNN lost all credibility. Maybe she should get into a Big Bird costume since that what she demonstrated as her level of expertise.

October 17, 2012
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Notice a trend here? Even among impartial viewers, it was obvious that this moderator was in the tank for Obama. I have lost all respect for Candy, CNN, and the mainstream media. Add another subscriber to Fox now who at least seems to be fair and balanced and present an honest debate of the "facts" and not rhetoric.

October 17, 2012
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It was obvious by the questions that were selected it was a pro Obama debate set up... Candy should not be fact checking while the debate was on, she should have had Romney continue his answeres.. She was incorrect about the Rose garden statement which I believe she walked back but that was too late... She is an Obama supporter all the moderaters are which is very unfair in such a "fair administration".

October 17, 2012
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It's too bad that "Ideology" trumps "neutrality and reportage of news".

The same applies for Candy Crowley's "moderating".

Not being "restrained" in being neutral, when Pres. Obama was in trouble (Benghazi Terrorist Attack), she stopped Romney as he was about to skewer "El Presidente'" by being caught in a blatant, outright, barefaced lie.  Too bad.

Might have made the results of "who" won, a different matter today.

I hope Ms. Crowley sticks to being a CNN Obama Cheerleader in the background, and never, never moderates another debate again.  Her instincts to protect her political ideological candidate, renders her ineffectual, inept, and a "slanter" of the news, instead of just reporting, or in this case, being a "fair, neutral, honest and excellent" moderator.  A task she is clearly not capable of executing.

October 17, 2012
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Shame on You Candy ! !  It was very obvious that you were an Obama supporter.  It could't have been more obvious.  Did you not think the American people deserve to know what happened in Libya and with Fast and Furious?  Was it really your place to "save" Obama from the facts?  Shame on you, you were supposed to be a fair and unbiased moderator, and this was not the case.  And Really, who out there cares what the moderators personal viewpoints are?  I don't, I'm there to hear the candidates viewpoint, not Candy's.

October 17, 2012
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Prior to the debate, Ms. Crowley pledged to make sure the canididates answered the questions.  When asked about why additional security for the embassy in Lybia, the President did not answer the question - he jumped straight to "we'll get who did this" - why didn't you ask him to answer the question.  Also, why did you cut off Mr. Romney as he was trying to get answers on the attack?  If it was known that it was a terrorist attack (which is pretty obvious at this point), why the continued push about the video being the motivator over the course of a couple weeks?

October 17, 2012
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I was very surprised and disappointed that Candy Crowley she used her position to support Obama so blatantly. Whether or not she had the "facts", it was not her place back up statements made by either Obama or Romney. It appeared to me that Obama's comments and Candy's immediate confirmation of the "facts" was glib and was the opening she was waiting for to show her support for Obama.

The Commission who appoints the moderators should base their selections on integrity and impartiality, not popularity of the individual and certainly not those who will use the position to benefit their own careers and promote their policial affiliations and those of their collegues and employers.

 

October 17, 2012
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Candy was a huge disappointment. Besides the stated item in this section, there were times where Obama got the initial question, Romney replied, then Obama got to respond to Romney giving him 2 attempts at the question.  I don't ever want to see Candy on TV again unless it's on MSNBC.  Candy even told Romney that they were carefully monitoring time but Obama ends up with 3 more minutes.  CNN has lost it's neutral rating with me and is in the MSNBC camp.

October 17, 2012
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I am an independent, but I am feeling sympathy for Romney now! Its like, the whole media has ganged up against him. FIRE Ms Crowley!!

October 17, 2012
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candy has no right to answer questions , this was wrong... the debaters can answer for them selfs

October 17, 2012
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In spite of Candy Crowley's inaccurate reporting on Obama's fuzzy descriptions of the Benghazi attack the fact remains that he sent the people who work for him out to push the popular uprising theory even though he knew that was not the case. In other words he deceived his employers. All of Us.

October 17, 2012
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My - My - My - how the Repugs cry and whine when they do not get their own way.  READ THE TRANSCRIPTS of the President said in the Rose Garden - He DID mention TERROR regarding the Libya attack.

Must be a trait that if you are a right wing conservative you just automatically do not hear what you choose NOT to hear!!!

Most likely if Obama said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west - you would dispute that two......If you do not like CNN - then go back to the looney tunes that you can watch on FOX!!!!!

Yeah - FOX - the ONLY "news" outlet that makes up its own news..............sad....sad.....sad....

October 17, 2012
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I've never witnessed such biased journalism when such high stakes for this country are involved.  This should be a terminable offense for Crowley as she not only broke the cardinal rule of moderating (don't get personally involved in the debate) but she spun incorrect facts in favor of Obama!  Is she paid by the Obama campaign?  You wonder why CNN has lost millions in viewership...because we don't trust a darn thing you say!  THis was pathetic and borderline criminal to lie to the American people during such an important debate just to make Obama look good, show your liberal leaning views, and make the idiot students laugh at Romney.  You will NEVER get my viewing on your channel again!

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley was magnificent! Her performance was a complete triumph of professionalism.  She stood up to the most powerful person in the universe, a sitting US President, and did it gracefully.

 

I understand that republicans are bitter because their candidate performed badly under the burden of poor policy, flip-flopping, and a lack of integrity.  But it wasn't candy's fault.  The President go more time during the first debate too, but mysteriously, none of the republicans were complaining about that!

 

Candy Crowley fact checking Romney on the spot when he attempted a cheap, "gotcha" tactic with the "terrorism" comment was one of the great moments in TV journalism.

 

Bravo Candy, and CNN.

October 17, 2012
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My - My - My - how the Repugs cry and whine when they do not get their own way.  READ THE TRANSCRIPTS of what the President said in the Rose Garden - He DID mention TERROR regarding the Libya attack.

 

Must be a trait that if you are a right wing conservative you just automatically do not hear what you choose NOT to hear!!!

 

Most likely if Obama said that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west - you would dispute that too......If you do not like CNN - then go back to the looney tunes that you can watch on FOX!!!!!

 

Yeah - FOX - the ONLY "news" outlet that makes up its own news..............sad....sad.....sad...

October 17, 2012
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My question is "Candy, do you think the Obama/Crowley ticket won that debate?".  So with an overwhelming response from everyone about the bias, do you think CNN will mention it?  Probably not.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowly has always clearly been pro-obama, and she showed it last night for calling out Romney's words, even though she admitted on tv later he was right, just needed to re-word, but the damage was all done by then.  But, she was always liberally biased to Obama, remember her calling paul ryan a "ticket death wish"?  She should have never been allowed to be a moderator, but I guess Obama needed some help.  He got it, and I have to wonder if we will ever have a fair presidential race again in this country. Thanks for proving our elections are rigged, and making me lose faith in our electoral system.  Might as well go monarchy, I feel like as much as Obama has bipassed Congress in his first term we might as well be.  He gets a lavish lifestyle, we all can even afford bread. 

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley did her job as she saw it, which was to dig in her heels and give Obama the help he needed. Interesting that Obama got more time and the only candidate she cut off was Romney.

Obama responded to Crowley “get the transcript”. How did he know she had it?

 

October 17, 2012
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I know that there is no way CNN will even mention the overwhelming evidence prior to this debate as well as during it that Ms. Crowley is an Obama supporter and has a bias against Gov. Romney.

 

I would implore them to comment on this obvious Obama bias and prove they are as neutral as they claim. I respect Ms. Crowley's opinions and her right to support whoever she may chose but to interject her views and biases into a debate was a violation of her moral and professional obligations to the American people. A moderator is meant to be silent, no opinions once soever, we shouldn't even hear her/him except to stop a candidate to move onto the next point, which should yield a near tie with talk time, another sign that this was a bias host.

 

I have watched your show Ms. Crowley, many times to be honest, and I do not agree with your view of "unbiased" and I would ask that you reflect inward on how to better separate the news from 'Ms. Crowley's news'. I would keep tuning in to hear your insightful points if you could do that. 

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley has poisoned and invaded the integrity of Presidential debate, possibly decades to come by being partisan and injected herself to the debate itself, taking sides, instead of moderating. I agree with many other commentators on this blog that she allowed her personal bias dictate how the debate developed.  Her injection of her own opinion and interpretation of "No Act of Terror...." comment to defend the President was particularly unprofessional AND misleading, as if to suggest the President was forthcoming in admitting Terrorist Attack happened on his watch on 9/11 anniversary after he declared he has defeated them. She also cut Mr. Romney off whenever he attempted to respond to the President's personal attack. We, the public would have liked to hear BOTH sides of the argument.  Ms. Crowley, on the other hand, she let the President defend all criticisms from Mr. Romney by giving him extra time. Surely, Ms. Crowley and CNN must have had access to watches and clocks. We are so disappointed by CNN for its role in manipulating the election. It is no longer a place to get accurate information.  It has become a propaganda organization for a political party, something we used to only read about socialist countries in distant land.

October 17, 2012
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First off, her choice of questions were strange and for the most part not relevant to this election (assault rifles, come on?) Second, she did do a good job of trying to keep the two candidates on message, but I believe she was far more liberal with allowing Obama to talk on than she was with Romney (fact: Obama had 3 full minutes more than Romney). Lastly, and most important, her jumping in on the Libya question was partisan and she is in fact technically right on his White House lawn speech, but from the context of the speech- Obama clearly lied.  I think she lost all credibility as an impartial newscaster with her performance at this debate.

October 17, 2012
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I am from Canada so have no "dog in this fight". Crowleys comments especially stating WHAT Obama said outside that exchange in direct response to Romney, would cause any proper debate, that as scored, to be disqualified. It does not matter WHAT she said she simply should never have made a substantice comment like that. I mean the entire debate would stop. I know the format is a "Hybred". Maybe the US needs to insert debates every day like Parliment has, to learn what a Debate is. What Crowley did would not pass as being a moderator at a high school debate. That is really as objective as I can make it. This is not a political driven statement but truely very serious issue, that should be topic one the day after It would be if this was a Debating competition.

October 17, 2012
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I've lost all respect for Candy.  She blew it! She should be ashamed of herself! Her job was to moderate not to interject her opinions.  She had no place "fact checking" period. Way to go Candy; set back the women's movement singlhandedly!!!

October 17, 2012
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Clearly the Romeny campaign is not going to be driven by fact checkers and it's outrageous that facts should matter during a debate. What was Crowley thinking that would lead her to use a fact that was on the tip of her tongue.

 

Romney; Believe the Lies

October 17, 2012
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The mere fact that we're even discussing the MODERATOR after a presidential debate is emblematic of her failure.

 

Anyone who expected a CNN commentator to make the President provide direct answers to tough questions about his administrations failures has not been paying attention for the last 4 years.

 

Candy - your job was to facilitate a conversation, not to serve as real-time (and ill-informed) judge and advocate.

October 17, 2012
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She should be ashamed of herself for getting involved in the debate. Changed my mind about this campaign. When the moderator supports the President and lies along with him. Good Grief

October 17, 2012
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Cindy Crowley was more prepared to defend the President than the President was to defend our Libyan embassy. Her interjection into the second debate was a premeditated (not a spontaneous) attack on the Governor to defend the President. She did not fact-check on the fly.

October 17, 2012
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I specifically wanted to see the Libya debacle debated between the 2 candidates not Candy blocking and tackling for Obama to squash the Libya issue. Romney won on the issues of the economy and jobs by a country mile...therefore I feel he won the debate and will win the election. People living in the real world and not in the Washington beltway are very much on edge regarding job security and investment income. I really liked Romney's idea of eliminating the capital gains tax on investment income for the middle class.

October 17, 2012
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This performance by Candy Crowley was so biased and can't be undone.  The press corp. was designed to hold the public trust as its highest and more important ideal.  Sadly these days, as in most professions, including the presidency, that concept has gone the way of honesty, integrity and morality.  Candy Crowley should be fired for injecting herself into the debate and so should our president who misled the public with his answers on Benghazi.  When he used the "greeting the coffins at Andrews Air force base" as on of his ploys, please re-play the interview you did with the mother of one of the men killed.  Also, maybe you should take a look at his two campaign fundraisers immediately after and his appearances on TV while all this was unraveling.  You might get the real story....but never mind, you don't want the real story.

October 17, 2012
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"Candy" checked the facts? Obvious she was prepared to back up Obama when he made that misleading statement that he called it an act of terror. The only thing Obama left out was "nanny nanny boo boo". I thought it was an act of desperation on his part.

October 17, 2012
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The only people attacking Crowley are those with bias for Romney. You Romney supporters can't see anything from an objective point of view. Why don't you judge Romney for the way he constantly ignored and interrupted Crowley?! He has no respect for women and he proved it last night. And this is coming from a Republican who did not vote for Obama in the last election. Unlike you guys, I'm not blinded by a need to align myself to my party like we're fighting a civil war against the left.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley was terribly biased in her moderator role. I would ask the question of "why did you choose to favor President Obama in your selection of questions and the way in which you emphasized and/or restricted access to each question. Did you not know that the viewers would see through your bias?, or do you simply not care?" And given that each question was to be asked of BOTH candidates, why would one of the questions compare Gov. Romney to President Bush? Shouldn't there have been another question comparing Obama to say, Carter?

October 17, 2012
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I thought Candy Crowley's performance was poor and heavily biased.  Why was this woman allowed to moderate the debate?  She was clearly in the tank for Obama and anyone who tries to refute that is either uneducated or an Obama surrogate.  Case in point - she delivered an absolute cream puff of a question to Obama when she asked him what his take on Romney's tax proposal was.  She let him run on with misleading and false statistics.  On top of that, she went further and even questioned Romney's tax plan herself and then did not allow Romney a fair chance to defend his position.  She said something to the effect of "Sorry gentleman, I'll get in a lot of trouble if I don't keep this moving on schedule."  What she meant was, she won't get those VIP tickets to the White House Correspondents Dinner next year if she allows Romney a fair shot.  And before all the Obama surrogates chime in about Romney supporters whining, I've spoken to numerous independents and undecided voters and they have all said they were very disappointed with the blatant bias.  Shame on CNN and Candy Crowley.  I'm calling for the resignation of Candy Crowley.

October 17, 2012
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I would like to ask Candy if she feels she owes Romney an apology for her unprofessional conduct last night in interjecting her own comments to help Obama make a point.  I would like to ask Candy if her "natural" reaction was the result of her political ties.  I would like to ask Candy why, to keep it fair, she didn't jump in and assist Romney at least once after her Obama blurt-out.

October 17, 2012
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Either Crowley is incompetent or in collusion with the Obama administration, or both.  Her continual interrupting and LOUD misstatement regarding "acts of terror," showed her to be the ignorant, arrogant egotist I expected her to be in this debate, because of her many insistent remarks beforehand regarding her being allowed to do more than choose the questions and "hold the mic." It would have been a much better "town hall debate" if she would have stuck to her duty to inform, and not try to sway the information.  I have had enough of the totally biased media spin against Romney.  Shame on Crowley and CNN for last night's debacle.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley seemed to be more "in collusion with" than "in the tank for" Obama. She deliberately injected herself to cut off Romney and give Obama much needed cover on the growing Libya scandal and on Fast and Furious. Based on the common everyday observations and experience of most of us, her interuptions appeared to have been pre-planned - they were far too precise and targeted to be coincidental. 

October 17, 2012
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Two thoughts:

1) Ms. Crowley had no business helping the president answer a question on Libya.  That is simply not acceptable for any moderator under any circumstance.  It is not defensible.

2) After three debates the democratic candidates were allowed more time than their challengers.  All three.  Last night's being the worst with Obama, by CNN's own count a plus 4 minutes!  4 minutes is absolutely huge in that kind of debate format.  One debate discrepancy on time, no sweat.  Two....somewhat questionable.  But all three?  Not acceptable. 

October 17, 2012
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Let me get this straight; poiting out the FACT that the transcript has Obama literally using the words "act of terror" makes the moderator biased?  The comments on here exemplify what is wrong with America. We can, and should disagree, it is vital to our great democracy.  But in order to have a constructive debate or compromise we have to agree on the basic facts.  There is a valid arguement to be made that the Obama administration mishandled the Benghazi attack.  But you cannot argue that he did not call it an "act of terror" because it is a recorded fact that he did.  The fact that so many people are angry that the debate moderator stepped in to ground the debate in facts saddens me.  It seems some Americans have no use for facts, all they care about is the spin.

October 17, 2012
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Why is it when a Democrat wins a debate, the Republicans cry "foul"?  I'll admit that Candy - as the moderator should not be fact checking during the debate let alone confirming either candidate's assertions but that does not change the fact that Romney violated an important if unwritten rule about debating:  Never ask a question you don't know the answer to.  The Libya situation was an opportunity for Romney to discuss the lack of security and he flubbed it by stating, rather adamantely that the President didn't refer to acts of terror for 2 weeks.  He was wrong and the facts support this.  Romney did an outstanding job in the first debate - last night goes to the President.  

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley's personal bias was apparent from the start. She chose questions like "what is the difference between George Bush and yourself?" What did she not choose to ask the same question to Mr. Obama "what's the difference between Jimmy Carter and yourself? Why didn't she ask any questions about Obamacare, one of the top 5 concerns on our mind? She, instead to have discussion on whether or not government should pay for everyone's contraception. She clearly did not think of the audience as general public. She picked the topic, as if was having a debate during the democratic national convention.

October 17, 2012
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No matter how many times the right-wing trolls may re-log-in to post under a new name, the facts remain the same.  Ms. Crowley did an excellent job, and I thank god for a real journalist who actually challenged any lies or "misstatements".  We need more real journalists like her.

"I Like Candy!"

October 17, 2012
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As a woman I am offended that Candy Crowley behaved in such a biased way toward the president, I expected some bias but the way she inserted herself into the debate with lies to support the presidents claim re Libya is disgusting. Four American lives were lost and We The People want the truth, instead of allowing the debate to go on she instead inserts herself and lies.

I don't care if she came out afterwards and owned up to her lie, I will never believe another word out of her mouth. I used to watch CNN all the time, stopped after the last election and only started watching CNN again recently as it seemed the open liberal bias was under control. After last night, I will never watch CNN again.

October 17, 2012
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Romney committed the cardinal sin in law. If you don't already know the answer, don't ask the answer. The Libya "terrorist" comment came back to burn him. Then, he left himself open with the comment about looking out for the "100%." All that did was give the President the opening to bring up the "47%." Romney just did some dumb stuff that backfired on him. As far the whining about Crowley's performance, you guys sound like my grandkids complaining about the referee because they lost a pee-wee league football game. Grow up!!!

October 17, 2012

You lost me when you tried to validate the President’s outright lie about "Terrorist attack" in Libya, He deliberately omitted the word "not" that he used in his speech and you were all over Romney supporting that lie.  Very unprofessional and quite frankly damaging to the Obama campaign, when anyone claims media bias towards the President in this election you proved the claim correct.  You are the new poster child for “Media Bias”.  Good job.

October 17, 2012
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Too bad Romney had to debate two people last night. CNN has turned into a joke.

October 17, 2012
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We expect journalists to hold politicians' feet to the fire, but who holds journalists accountable for their lapses in integrity? It's interesting that in the midst of the flap over this, no one seems to be pointing out that the President utterly avoided answering the question that was initially posed to him.

October 17, 2012
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Susan Rice said it was the video. Obama told the UN it was the video. The transcript of what Obama said in the Rose Garden is not definitive. He did NOT state that the killing of 4 Americans was an "act of terror." A collage of the ENTIRETY of the official statements makes clear the obfuscation.

Crowley did hersef, CNN, and the media no favor last night. Polling increasingly shows Americans see the media as biased toward Obama. It wasOBAMA's duty to answer Romney, not hers. Never once did she "fact check" Obama. So Crowley played right into the stereotype.

 

It will hurt her and her employer more in the long run. She can't undo what millions saw last night

October 17, 2012
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Some pundits and politicians from the right are angry that you corrected Mitt Romney about his statement about Barack Obama not calling the incident in Libya a terrorist attack. Stating that Obama was indeed in the Rose Garden the day after calling the incident indirectly an "act of terror". Even though you also agreed with Mitt about a comment he made.

 

Do you believe that moderators in the future should be able to provide facts when asked by a candidate? Or should the fact-checking be left until after the debate?

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley should be fired. Her orchestration of this event was so obvious. The order of the questions, questioners having what seemed to be different questions on their cards for the candidates (i.e. the Asian/American lady who almost asked Romney Obama's question), and Candy's coming to Obama's aid over the Libya question all point to the bias under which this debate was carried out. Romney missed key opportunities to bring out FACTS about Obama's failures. But how could Obama miss when he has the moderator in his pocket.

October 17, 2012
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Disappointing slanted performance by Candy Crowley.  Her comment on the Libya question reminds me of an NFL replacement referee.

October 17, 2012
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My question is "will CNN have the guts to confront Candy on the overwhelming number of comments above that she was biased?".  If not, that just shows that CNN is in the Obama tank with Candy.

October 17, 2012
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i would like to ask Candy Crowley what she was trying to accomplish by her actions...in this time of presidential politics, to be so one-sided in your responses seems to be something that is not welcomed in the media...really disappointing, as i have enjoyed watching you on CNN...don't know i will be watching you anymore

October 17, 2012
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As a woman I was very dissapointed by Ms Crowley's behavior!! Go join MSNBC!!

October 17, 2012
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She lied in front of the nation to defend President Obama.  If that is the litmus test of an objective moderator today, we are truly screwed.  Her fraudulent defense of the President was knee-jerk, without thought or honor to her profession.   So much for her reputation but the damage was done.  Journalism is dead.

October 17, 2012
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Worthless moderator. Least the debate was a tie.

October 17, 2012
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Candy, what would you say to all the trolls posting statements instead of questions about your liberal bias?

October 17, 2012
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It is truly amazing how Ms. Crowley exceeded her role as moderator and instead became part of the debate.  I didn't like the fact that the campaigns tried to regulate her moderating responsibilities prior to the debate, and at first she seemed to act appropriately. 

 

However, she lost complete control over the process and simply allowed the candidates, the President in particular, to dominate the clock.  When she intervened and gave her characterization of the Libya matter, she lost all credibility.  And CNN's silence on that fact just shows that CNN has lost integrity as well.

 

It really seemed that the media decided a couple of weeks ago to let the candidates control the election, but now that has gone out the window, with a swift push by Candy Crowley.  I'll bet she gets an appointment or a President's recognition during the next term. 

October 17, 2012
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Cindy Crowley was more prepared to defend the President than the President was to defend our Libyan embassy. Her interjection into the second debate was a premeditated (not a spontaneous) attack on the Governor to defend the President. She did not fact-check on the fly.

FIRE  CROWLEY!!

October 17, 2012
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Nobody complained after the first debate about how Romney contradicted a number of his own positions that he made during the primaries. Essentially, he flat out lied. Now, because Crowley called Mitt on an inaccurate remark, the right-wing crybabies are crying foul. Whining won't win the election, but keep it up. It is amusing...

October 17, 2012
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Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR""  the the Rose garden on 9/12, according to transcript.

 

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

 

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate.

 

He certainly did not mean terrorism or terrorist attack as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration adamantly denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks.

October 17, 2012
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Why is it that you came to the aid of President Obama on so many occassions during the debate. The most outrageous being your false defense against Mitt Romney question pressing the President on his Rose Garden statement.

Since you made the mistake in front of millions of viewers don't you think you should correct your error in front of millions of viewers?

October 17, 2012
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Always respected Candy Crowley until tonight. Candy, you know exactly what Gov. Romney meant but chose to play the Obama "word game." This is 2012. In 2012 "act of terror" does not equate to "terrorist attack."  Obama was generalizing about "acts of terror" in the Rose garden and not being forthright about what had truly happened on 9/12/12 in Benghazi.

On 9/12/12 Obama knew full well but did NOT tell America WITH STRAIGHT TALK that the attack on Benghazi was a "terrorist attack." He did not tell America WITH STRAIGHT TALK on "The View." Or on "the David Letterman Show." Or at the United Nations.This is a sign of incompetence and/or deceipt. America is offended.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley should be fired for not only breaking the rules of the debate, but for her clear bias against Mitt Romney.  Her handling of the Libyan question was inexcusable.  I for one will not watch CNN again until she is removed.  Shame on you Crowley, you are the best example of how media bias is destroying this country and why over 65% of Americans say they do not trust journalist.

October 17, 2012
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Thank you Candy Crowley for fixing the truth. This republican wants the truth and solutions, we all know the problems, it's like health care reform, many, many Presidents attempted to fix health care, we the people demanded and bitched about it. This President fix the health care reform problems and now that we have it, people want to bitch about it.

October 17, 2012
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Holy Crap! I re-watched the debate and really couldn't believe what I was seeing... A Obama Supporter helping the POS of a president make points when he him self could not defend himself against Romney. And then on during the debate attacking hand in hand with Obama against Romney! Romney Is right. The President did not say it was terrorist but it was a movie! CNN I had to sign up to write this post but I tell you now I will never watch your bia lib spewing support station again. Candy is a Hack to which you can add Solodad and the rest of the tools! F-CNN

October 17, 2012
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I wonder if those making disparaging remarks about Candy Crowley's role as moderator as the reason Obama came out ahead of Romney can see how petty it makes them look. 

It's like the parent sitting in the stands screaming at an official about bad calls that are causing their child to lose.  The only way their child could lose is if the other team cheats. 

Romney ran over Obama and Jim Lehrer in the first debate.  He thought he could do the same in this debate but could not. 

As far as the talking time Obama the time was uneven from the point where Romney chose to use his time to turn to Obama and demanded an answer to a question. 

 

October 17, 2012
Click to view LCupoMD's profile

Always respected Candy Crowley until tonight. Candy, you know exactly what Gov. Romney meant but chose to play the Obama "word game." This is 2012. In 2012 "act of terror" does not equate to "terrorist attack."  Obama was generalizing about "acts of terror" in the Rose garden and not being forthright about what had truly happened on 9/11/12 in Benghazi.

On 9/12/12 Obama knew full well but did NOT tell America WITH STRAIGHT TALK that the attack on Benghazi was a "terrorist attack." He did not tell America WITH STRAIGHT TALK on "The View." Or on "the David Letterman Show." Or at the United Nations.This is a sign of incompetence and/or deceipt. America is offended.

 

October 17, 2012
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CNN has to have credibility to have value to a viewer. Many of us would like to have a middle ground between MSNBC and FOX where we can just obtain information. Unless CNN takes Crowley to task...and evidently they will NOT, the taint of her insertion of HER opinion and the memory of Obama asking HER to correct Romney...totally undermines and devalues CNN as that "neutral" place.

 

That is the big loss from last night. Romney will have another chance to engage on Libya at the next debate. Crowley will be on viewers minds at that moment. She is not PART of the Libya discussion....as Dan Rather became part of the Bush Natl Guard story.

 

Read the polls...Crowley confirmed voters fears and is now the poster girl for their distrust.

October 17, 2012
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yes she did a great job of stuffing her foot in her mouth and her nose up Obama's buttocks with her "fact check" on libya and her transcript comment....what was that about?

October 17, 2012
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I think she did a great job. She did have business telling the right story even if some of you or republicans don't like it. They just want Obama to pack and leave with their so call polls ( look at the idiots from Fox News). Well, not so fast. American people are getting smarter and don't want another idiot like Bush to get us back where we start 4 years ago.  4 years ago I didn't pay 1,80 gal/fuel, maybe Romney did. I'm a truck driver and remember when diesel was over 4 bucks on Bush era. Was the summer of 2007. Short memory for some of you but I do have to save every expensed for tax.  Didn't went well for lier Romney, first with Detroit then with Libia then with fuel the, then, how many lie a man can say?  Yeah Romney will create jobs but not in USA. china maybe. He will cut taxes but not for you because you regular mom and pap don't make millions like Romney & company. He will balance the budget by not adding 5 trillions he will only add 3 or 4 for military and destroy every project for short and long term that Obama create. He does have a plan and that is let the company and the rich get richer and you average Joe stay loyal slave until the system kick your ass like 4 years ago with Wall Street and 800000 jobs lost / month. Romney will make a difference  that is between him and you. So the only people is to blame is your GOP people for not having a honest candidate and a real alternative plane that will work when you say I will repeal that I will destroy that. What you putting back? Nothing, just destroy and let Detroit bankrupt, let 47% of us kill each other because you Romney send our jobs in China and you have enough money not to work for the rest of your life. Why don't you Romney pay over 20 % like I do and when you hire people give them some benefits so they can  have a normal life like yours and enjoy what America have to offer. Not just work work work and when you change your plan send them home and let them die. So, Go Romney Go, Go where your money is and never come back

October 17, 2012
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Her interuption of Romney and the so-called correction she made wasn't balanced by her dismissive acknowledgement of Obama's cover up (It's not my foreign policy, it's YOUTUBE!.  She also gave her pal Obama more talking time and seemed to favor him. Not a good job and a black-eye to the america people and our freedoms.  Shame on you Candy!

October 17, 2012
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I dont know why anybody would be surprised that Candy would conduct the debate the way she did.  she is clearly, as are most media folks, an obama supporter.  and to have liberals come on here and say "well the first debate wasnt moderated well so romney is getting a taste of his own medicine" is a ludicrous excuss for bias.  Jim Lehrer is probably one of the most unbiased media types out with great experience.  He may have let it go too much in the first debate but it certainly wasnt premeditated and biased as candy performed.  she is more a blogger than a reporter.  and too my fellow republicans, stop trying to debate with liberals because you cant debate with fools.  let another four years under obama run by and the denial just gets bigger.

October 17, 2012
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I think Obama and Candy set Mittens up to make a gaffe on  Libya - Which he promptly did.

October 17, 2012
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Repubs are accusing Crowley of being liberal, pro Obama, etc., because she pointed out these troublesome things called "facts" during the debate when Mitt thought he was getting a free pass on his lies.

October 17, 2012
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Candy was so painfully pro Obama she couldn't even stomach what Romney was trying to state.  She was like that nagging wife always wanting to interupt Romney while letting her savior speak freely.  It is pretty sad the Obama has to now stoop to having a middle aged white woman carry him.

October 17, 2012
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I wonder what the "moderator" of the next debate will do to help save Obama? I hear Joe Biden might fill-in!

October 17, 2012
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It was appalling to see a moderator differ with a candidate's response.  That is not moderating, and that is not journalism.  CNN continues to lose credibility.

October 17, 2012
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when you see the wingnuts complaining about the moderator, you know their candidate lost.

October 17, 2012
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The answer is simple here. I just stopped watching CNN as it is so biased. So no more CNN here. This debate was really a sham due to it's moderator actions and statements

October 17, 2012
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None of these so called "undecided" voters were really undecided!  They were ALL people who voted for Obama last time. They just couldn't shake the gut-feeling that they picked wrong guy last time and couldn't accept blame for the state of the economy and the suffering of their neighbors.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley did a great job.  The President and Mitt would have torn each other apart if it were not for her.  She kept the debate in check and moved it along brilliantly.

 

October 17, 2012
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I like Candy but the bias towards Obama was horrible.  I have never known in the history of debates for a moderator to factually support one of the candidates ( and turn out to be wrong, or atleast needed to qualify the answer after).  It is a clear demonstration of a bias in the media toward Obama.  Unless she resigns then CNN should be upfront in their support for Obama and quit pretending to be balanced.

October 17, 2012
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I think Candy did a terrible job.  She supported Obama and did not let Romney make his point.  I think she should issue an apology  and then be fired.  She did a terrible job and I guess she is now part of the Obama campaign.  Shame on you Candy!

October 17, 2012
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Pardon me if somebody else has already mentioned it, but I believe that Ms. Crowley's Sunday CNN show was one of the TV appearances of Susan Rice on her administration sanctioned dis-information tour regarding the Libya tragedy.

October 17, 2012
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I would guess that somewhere a great campaign ad made of of Obama Libya "clips" is being assembled...perhaps beginning with a clip of Crowley from last night. That could be an amazingly powerful assemblage for voters. Then Obama's credibility AND Crowley's credibility as a "journalist" can be decided everywhere, by VOTERS and VIEWERS.

October 17, 2012
Click to view crash112's profile

I'm watching a post-debate discussion on CNN with so-called undecided voters(ALL DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA LAST ELECTION) and they are just bashing Romney. They couldn'y find any pro-Obama independants- they are all leaning to Romney.

 

October 17, 2012
Click to view ma2012's profile

Candy please resign.  CNN needs to issue and apology and fire Candy now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 17, 2012
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Such biased moderating. Candy Crowley interupted Mitt Romney, didn't let him counter on Obama's attacks and then misstated the fact about the Libya statement that Obama made in the Rose Garden.  I couldn't believe that a journalist had lost their integrity that much as to be a completely outspoken advocate for one party. And CNN's reporting today is so one-sided.  I use to think I might get good, unbiased reporting from CNN (other than Anderson Cooper).  Not going to trust you as a news source any longer.

October 17, 2012
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Moderators are supposed to be impartial during debates and should not interject their own interpretion of the facts.  Candy was heavily biased and acted as though she was the last word on the issues. She did a poor job of time keeping, interupted Governor Romney throughout the debate and made comments favorable to the president. With her experience in news media, I expected a higher level of professionalism. While CNN poles may show that Obama won the debate, an asterisk should be included stating "moderator was a registered democrat". I use "was" in the past-tense, because Candy's performance last night just killed her career! CNN, please remember, while the end result is important, it's even more important to look at how we handled ourselves along the way...

October 17, 2012
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It became clear, from her Freudian slip on the president' Libya lie, that Candy wanted Obama to win.  The questions she chose?  100% destined to give Obama an edge...  With the exception of Libya, where she intervened to ensure the president won the point.  I thought CNN had started a road back towards telling the news, the whole news and nothing but the news, but Candy proved me wrong last night.  Nothing short of a public apology will cost CNN an easy 15% viewership.

October 17, 2012
Click to view EyeofEagle's profile

Ms. Crowley misled the American Public and pre-planned attack on Romney.

 

Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose Garden on 9/12, according to transcript.

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate. She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator. The attack on Mr. Romney was pre-planned prior to the debate. Ms. Crowley had a transcript of Rose Garden speech in front of her, when Obama told her to "read it".

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

October 17, 2012
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Once again the Commission on Presidential Debates failed.  It failed with Martha Raddatz and it failed with Candy Crowley.  Candy Crowley went way too far with injecting her biased (and wrong) opinion re: Benghazi.  That alone showed her bias against Romney and for Obama.  To add to her massive failure as a moderator, she completely cut off Gov. Romney when he made a brilliant point about Obama's failed Fast and Furious operation.  Republicans need to remember this come the 2016 debates and refuse to participate with these biased, Democratic journalists.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley had a tough job last night. She was rattled for a moment following Romney's first attack against her. To her credit she regained her footing but for some strange reason Romney likes to lash out at the moderators, making a tough task even tougher. And this morning scorn is being directed her way for fact checking Romney at one point. She got that right but she is being savaged for weighing in. Being moderator is a lose-lose proposition this debate season and that needs to be addressed. Romney will roll Bob Schieffer in the next debate as he, like Lehrer, is too old to handle the intensity and whinning in this year's debates.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley is a perfect example of how biased and corrupt the media has become. She had no interest in fairly moderating the debate. She, like so many in our so-called media, has sold out any pretense of being an objective journalist and is simply a surrogate of the Obama campaign. She will quickly move to criticizing the Romney Administration as soon as he assumes office. Remember, this is the same so-called journalist who called Romney/Ryan a "death wish" for the GOP. Her performance reminded me of Akroyd's "Jane, you ignorant slut." She is no longer credible.

October 17, 2012
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No questions for Candy.  She proved what a political partisan hack she is last night.  She and CNN should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves but that won't happen.  Why?  Because they are shameless when it comes to promoting this President's poor policies, no matter what the impact is on the middle class.  Well, THIS middle class citizen is SICK AND TIRED of the new normal. SICK AND TIRED of being lied to by people like Candy Crowley and Soledad O'Brien.  These two women, along with Andrea Mitchell at MSNBC give women like me a bad name.  No wonder women feel like they are under fire - they are - by these hacks!

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley did a poor job as moderator. She interjected her corrections twice. In fact, when she walked back her correction of Mitt on the Garden comment she said that Mitt had used the wrong word. Thus she admits that she quibbled on Obama's behalf.

 

Perhaps her intent was to do a little bit of fact checking. If so, why not correct Obama when he misstated his record of oil and natural gas on public lands?

October 17, 2012
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I am still undecided on which of these two clowns to vote for, but the moderator last night was the biggest clown of all.

 

I wonder if President Obama is putting her on the payroll for her performance last night. Talk about a lackey.

October 17, 2012
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Did Ms. Crowley try to tame her obvious bias towards President Obama?  Her interruption of the Benghazi discussion was obscene in my opinion.  Just look at the FULL TEXT of Obama's speech to the United Nations on Sept. 25th.  He was still bringing up the anti-Muslim video even then and nowhere in that speech did he mention a terrorist attack.  Ms. Crowley apparently doesn't follow the news.  Let me add that I am voting for neither of these candidates.  I just think it's a shame the way the news media is sticking it's head in the sand when it comes to Libya and what happened there.  Report the REAL FACTS and let everyone decide for themself what they believe really happened.

October 17, 2012
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I made an ireport asking Candy Crowley why she backed up Obama.  Was that part of being a moderator's job?   

October 17, 2012
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Putting biased people like Crowley in front of American eyes does CNN ever wonder why Fox News constantly kicks thier butt?   I want honest, and I mean honest in the truest sense of the word, reporting from my news sources and I am sorry to say that CNN is no longer one of my sources.  You might as well affiliate yourselves with MessNBC as both are biased, in the bag for Obama networks.  I have to laugh every week when I see the numbers of people watching Fox and how very few tune into CNN and then how very, very few watch those clowns on Mess!  You, CNN, should be ashamed.   Crowley was a huge laugh last night for the people in this country like me who only desire fairness.

October 17, 2012
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Dear Miss Cowley,

 

I am appalled that you had the unmitigated gall to call yourself "an unbiased moderator". You couldn't have provided President Obama any more help than you did last night.  What's it like being the presidential water boy?

 

Calling it down the middle isn't something you did. I thought you better than that. I guess I was wrong.

 

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

 

October 17, 2012
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I agree with JimWCDP45.  Candy Crowley had not interest in fairly moderating the debate.  If you wonder why I continue to come here and voice my opinion it is because as an average citizen I am outraged by the press, I'm outraged that a journalist WHO IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT would answer questions for the President to try to save him from being the dismal failure that he is.  THAT WAS NOT HER JOB.  Period.  She had NO RIGHT TO INTERJECT ANY ANSWER FOR THE PRESIDENT OR FOR ROMNEY HAD SHE DONE THAT (WHICH SHE DIDNT).  I am one angry citizen.  The constitution gave us freedom of the press for a reason.  That reason was NOT to be in the tank for this President.  Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.

October 17, 2012
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It is shocking that there is a debate about the moderator. The only thing more shocking was last night. I posted a detailed major issue with the Moderator as have at least four other Canadians. THERE IS NO BIAS from that side. If, like our system, you have question and answer session with the Prime Minister EVERY day you know debating. Whatever Crowley said and for whom it may or may not have benefited, she cannot interject a substantice comment let alone an answer or correction. She did that and it is serious. The US is not the only Democracy but if you place so much importance on such debates you better get it at least compliant. You must make an issue of what Crowley did last night regardless of your political view. People who are NOT Americans, but as close as you can get, are trying to make an objective point really just to add insight.  Still, I read Republican versus Democrat. This was about a very serious breach of what a debate is. It is black and white and clearly hurt one candidate versus the other.

October 17, 2012
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Questions for Candy: 

 

Do you and Soledad O'Brien receive only one communication per day on how to aid the Obama campaign or do you receive continuous texts throughout the day.

 

Why did it take you so long in some instances to cut Gov. Romney off and come to the President's rescue as he sat there with a look pleading for you to intervene?

 

Where could you have made more false claims that Gov. Romney's facts were incorrect in an effort to help the President further obfuscate the issues beyond just the economy, Libya, Fast and Furious, etc.?

 

Questions for the President's supporters: 

 

How much more time must the President be allowed to talk than is Governor Romney before you'd consider it "fair"?

 

Should Martha Raddatz be considered a conservative sympathizer since she interrupted VP Biden 19 times while only interrupting Ryan 31 times?

 

Should the President ask VP Biden to step up his game since Joe averaged only 0.094 interruptions per minute and rated only 87% on the rude-and-disrespectful scale during the VP candidate debate?

October 17, 2012
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Crowley misled the American Public. 

Candy Crowley should be fired for her performance in the presidential debate. It is not a place and time to be bias, too important for America to know the truth.

October 17, 2012
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Candy,

 

Your performance was so lopsided, it was pathetic. The questions from Undecided Voters - that you chose - were decidedly weighted in Obama's favor. You interrupted Romney over and over, cutting him off when he was beginning to make points, far more than you did Obama, you gave Obama far more time and then you inserted yourself - incorrectly - in direct defense of Obama. Your debate performance was very poor and your liberal leanings, shined through.

October 17, 2012
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We all know that Obama is a liar and now we know that Crowley is on board with Obama.  This was something that was planned in my opinion because Obama gave her the ques to reference the transcript  and therefor enter the debate when this was clearly not her job.  In time more will reveal the truth behind both of Obama and Crowley's actions.  Personally this is sickening and represents what is wrong with America today.  Crowley should of known better and we have come to expect this behavior from Obama.  I think this stupid stunt by Crowley will ultimately backfire and the American people will see this for the truth and realize how low some are going to gain momentum in this election, while as a result seriously blimpish her reputation as a "reporter".

October 17, 2012
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"47%", "self-deportation", "binder of women", "coal plant kills people", "paying less taxes than the middle class is fair... All these gaffs came from Mitt Romney's own lips.  It didn't take Candy Crowley to point them out. Everybody heard them. You can whine and point fingers from now til November, but it won't make any difference. Romney is his own worst enemy, and he is going to lose.

October 17, 2012
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By the way the speaker of the house is the moderator and every now and than (start of each session) the Queen takes that seat. Ask Queen Elizabeth to be your next moderator

October 17, 2012
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Candy said in remarks after the debate that Obama was looking at her like, Candy you were there at the rose garden , you know.  So she decided to jump in and defend him.  Fire Candy now!!!  I am so so disgusted by CNN.  I will never watch again.  They are pro Obama.  Get rid of Candy!

October 17, 2012
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Questions for Candy:

 

Why did Obama get more than 4 minutes more than Romney?

 

Why did you interject yourself into the debate during the Libya topic?

 

Why were you asking follow-up questions when the memo of understanding between CNN and the Debate Commission expressly forbid it?

 

How many questions from the audience didn't get asked during the debate because of your own follow-up questions?

October 17, 2012
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Who is Candy to do the fact check.  What about all of Obama's lies???????  It is not her place.  Candy and Obama both need to be fired! 

 

October 17, 2012
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One more thing.  If Candy Crowley picked the questions ahead of time, her bias came through front and center with the question to Governor Romney about how he is different than George Bush.  REALLY????????????????????  She felt that was an unbiased question that people really want to hear about????????????  This President has done nothing but blame George Bush for 4 years and we are SICK OF IT.  It is not an excuse for the President's failure.  To pick this question was PROOF of Crowley's train of thought.  Ridiculous.  The only solace there is is in reading the comments here.  The vast majority of people feel the way I do.  Candy Crowley should be fired.

October 17, 2012
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Let's not be too critical of Ms. Crowley  Think about it. By clearly running interference for the President, Ms. Crowley proved the President of the United States...the most powerful person in the world...needed her help in order to deal with Mitt Romney.  I suspect she instinctively knew the President couldn't do it for himself.

 

What does that say about the President?

 

And by inserting herself into the debate, she became the story. That can't be good for the Presidents' hopes either.

October 17, 2012
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A question for you Candy - Three debates down, and in each debate, the incumbents have been given more prime time critical minutes to make their points than the challengers.  Surely, a 50-50 split is difficult to achieve, but what are the odds of flipping a coin three straight times and coming up one sided each time?  Just an observation.  Call it what you may.  In the world of statistics, we would question whether there was a bias in  the system.  We have another debate on Monday. Let's see what happens then.  Given it is CBS News, I've got my money on seeing the coin come up heads 4 straight times..

 

October 17, 2012
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The very worst moderator I have ever seen.  She needs to go back to "moderating school" and learn to moderate.   She had her own agenda and made up the rules as the debate went on.  I hope the next debate the American people will be able to have clear and concise answers from President Obama and Governor Romney without the moderator expressing his/her opinion or clarifying answers for the candidates. I hope the moderator will keep the candidates within their time limit.  I hope the moderator will enforce the time limit and remind the candidates of the time limit.  I hope the next moderator will be very well versed on the "rules for moderating".  I hope the candidates will play fair, look presidential, and answer the questions clearly so the American people will have all the information they need to vote on election day.   It was very clear which way "Candy the Moderator" was leaning.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley allowed Obama a rebuttal, but told Mitt to "go sit down." She lied for Obama's behalf regarding denying the president blamed a silly 6 minute youtube video for the "rioting and demonstration". Obama got 44 minutes and Mitt's 40. That's a big difference in such a critical event. Toastsmasters does much better than that. She was really in the tank for Osama-Obama.

October 17, 2012
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Bye the way get the local news paper from 05 to 08 and see for yourself how many jobs where back then and look around now and see if you can find a job if you really want to work.

Obama is the bets one up there? Not at all. Democrats have the bets plan? Not at all. But hey do have one and that give me hope that one day me or my kids will really make it in this beautiful country. No, I don't want government taking over but I don't like big corporation or big shut people doing what they want in this country and set their own regulations. Every body saw what happened when president look the other way and Wall Street do what they want.

I have 2 back surgery and couldn't  get health insurance. Now I can. I do. Want more regulations in trucking business so when I book a load with C H Robinson they pay me what's right for the mile not that slap in the face they do right now. cHR charge costumes  3 4 dollar/mile and pay  small trucking company like me 0,80 cent going west to California and 1,25 from. California. Try to make it with this kind of money if you can Mr Romney big shut. I believe you'll do what you say you'll do when you invest in America and lobby for investing in USA and have a plan that give us equal opportunity.just because you have money doesn't make you smart. Just because your sons had money don't mean they are smarter then average kid that grow up with little money. Nobody give you the right to setup rules just because you have money. Bush has money and his an idiot. You have money Mr Romney and some people call you smart guy. I don't. I call you arrogant , rich, closed mind, opportunistic , church dogma, hypocrit , lier. I will back up every single word about you with explanation. There are people like you Romney. Most of Americans are not like you and you will face that in November. What Bush did with Al Gore will not work this time for you or any other republican in the future.. People are not stupid no matter how many Fox News or tea party will cry out loud bs like you do Romney

October 17, 2012
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CNN = FOX (just happens to support a different side).  Shame on you!

October 17, 2012
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Bravo Candy! Despite Romney tried was, as usual, a bully with you and the President, you were able to perfectly face him.

The Republicans are whining; it means the debate was very good for the Democrats.

October 17, 2012
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Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose garden on 9/12, according to transcript.

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate. She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator.

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

October 17, 2012
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Shame on Crowley last night.  She showed several things about herself.  First, that she can't control herself and her emotions when she jumped in to rescue our lying President.  Second, that she can't read the Sept 12 transcripts in proper context.  Third, that she is a biased reporter who is not credible.  Vote with your dollars and turn off a "news" source who supports this bias. 

October 17, 2012
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My questions for Candy Crowley:

 

Candy,

 

You stated prior to the debate that part of your responsibility as the moderator was to ensure that the candidates actually answered the questions asked.  I noticed several (including the very first one) that didn't seem to be directly addressed (using your own metaphor, apples were asked but oranges were given).

 

So, that begs the question, did you (or CNN, or the debate commission) receieve feedback from the debate audience as to if they were fully satisfied with the information provided by each candidate for every question?  Did they, being actually present, have an overall sense that their concerns were being addressed?

 

From what I saw, Jeremy was given no assurance to share with his parents by either President Obama or Governor Romney that in two years he would be able to find suitable employment.  Also, Lorraine's body language seemed to fairly scream that she was unhappy that neither candidate picked up on the totality of her question to address immigrants who were productive members of our society yet were without green cards. 

 

Those are just two quick examples.  I would like to know if you have a sense that these previously undecided voters walked out of the debate with new decision to vote for a specific candidate?

October 17, 2012
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Crowley is supposed to be a moderator. She failed the role in trying to get Obama win at any cost. She should be removed from any future moderation role in any capacity. This is like the 2-on-1 debate.

October 17, 2012
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I'm a voter from one of the swing states and after watching the debate last night, my mind is defintely made up now. Ms. Crowley helped me make that decision. She was so openely biased that it turned me off of Obama for sure.

I WILL be voting for Mr. Romney. Thanks Candy for helping me make my decision.

October 17, 2012
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I just love it when all the Fascist Fox wing-nuts come out flooding these posts like little cry babies.  The funny part is that it matters NOT who is president.  The corporate fascists run the country. Ever since they changed the word "bribery" to "lobbying"...the congress was little by (buy) little bought and paid for by giant corporations. It's over folks... The corps and bankers run it all. You name it; the Fed, Congress, the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court---they run all of it.  Get used to it and march in step like nice little consumers that 'they' demand you be... Besides, you have NO choice. You only think you do.

October 17, 2012
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Correction:

Bravo Candy! Despite Romney was, as usual, a bully with you and the President, you were able to perfectly face him.

The Republicans are whining; it means the debate was very good for the Democrats.

October 17, 2012
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Obama is toxic as he is ruining careers around him to accommodate for his lies and short comings.  Who knows how many others have been in the same boat as Hilary Clinton and Candy Crowley before now just because they were not in the spot light.  I bet if you looked back at every Obama failure you would see someone taking the hit for Obama instead of him taking responsibility for his own actions. People that have had "notable" careers are now committing career suicide.  Can anyone else see this?

October 17, 2012
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I hope the Debate Commission does away with this type format. Candy is one of the weekend programs that I listen to while I move from place to place on Sundays and I generally find the program enlightening as a left leaning, but not overboard program. Candy did her credibility a disservice when she came to the rescue of the President on the Libya comment. She later retracted her comment, but not in front of the 70 million+ persons that were watching the debate.

 

Fact checking by the moderator in real time is NOT something that should be done in front of the audience under any circumstances. I look forward to the Sunday show to see if Candy broadcasts her retraction. If not, there are a lot of other programs to listen to on Sunday.

October 17, 2012
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CNN takes another step backwards in its reputation as a news agency.  An obviously biased moderator.  Then to hear Wolf congratulate her (I truly don't believe he understands half the news he reads)was almost nauseating.  How far can you fall CNN?  At least don't criticize Fox anymore.  You are just as bad.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley was a POOR choice for moderator! I watched her attitude during the 2008 election reports and she is far left liberal and an Obama supporter and she is NOT impartial. I have seen this woman in action and have very little respect for her ability in her present position. ANY moderator needs to be bipartisan! The debate was a JOKE! What Candy actually knows about any of the subjects you can stick in a thimble!

October 17, 2012
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Crowley-one more reason never to watch CNN, oh, hardly anyone does.

October 17, 2012
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If  Martha Raddatz attended Obama's Wedding, then Candy Crowley was in the wedding party...

October 17, 2012
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CNN.....Candy Crowley.....you BOTH get me SICK to my stomach! Shame on BOTH of you!

October 17, 2012
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Obama did well. Romney wasn't as articulate as I would have expected. But I was stunned that at several points in the debate the talking time favored the President (up to) 7 minutes. In all fairness, we don't know if the evening of the time would have favored Romney, because he was rambling, but as much as Obama talks about fairness, he was a little greedy on his time - I swear he winked at Candy to get her to stop a 2 minute Romney rebuttal so he could respond (again, 7 minutes in favor of the President at times).

October 17, 2012
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Do you think the cummulative effect of your more frequent intetrruptions of Romney, your mistaken interjections on the Bengahzi terror attack and his point on Fast & Furious, and granting Obama more time, gave Obama too much of an edge and unfairly influenced viewers opinion of the debate?

October 17, 2012
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I think Candy Crowley was trying her best to help The View's Eye Candy. She thoroughly embarrassed CNN as the network probably dropped to NBC-land in biased, thuggery reporting. No wonder Obama has to watch Fox to see what is going on in the world.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley's "moderation" of the debate was laughable.  How stupid does she think people are?  This was supposed to be a town hall debate, not the Candy Crowley show.  Who does she think she is?  Is her opinion the only one that counts?

 

She should be summarily fired for what she did yesterday.  Her actions were reprehensible.  If Romney would have had the opportunity to respond to Obama's deceit instead of constantly being cut off by Crowley, we'd have seen the same result last night that we saw in the first debate.  Instead we got to see Crowley play Mommy to Obama.

 

The media disgusts me.

October 17, 2012
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I believe a debate should be without offenses and obviously Romney offended the President of the United States several times.  Too bad nobody asked him about Lesbians and Same sex marriages or abortions.

October 17, 2012
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after reading the comments, not sure of % but it would be fair to state, Candy blew it with Libya, WHY would she put her 2 cents in here? shameful, CNN will go on beating it's chest like it was fair! but the majority do know better, ya better get your spin machine going big time here. I cannot watch such a network that enjoys skewing facts. America knows it was 2 weeks. Candy WHY?

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley showed her bias, she had no business helping the president with his answers, she has sealed the deal for me, I will vote for Romney.

October 17, 2012
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Regardless of whether Candy Crowley jumped in to correct either candidate - it is NOT her job as moderator to offer facts or correct either candidate.  She is was not supposed to be the Fact-Checker in Chief.  She was supposed to be an objective moderator.  Instead she came off as a third participant.

 

Even though I'm not a big fan of Jim Lehrer, he did a much better job in the first debate than Crowley.

 

As a former broadcast journalist I am disgusted by the state of the profession. Too much opinion is offered as fact - and - too little objective examination of the issues.

 

Very sad!

October 17, 2012
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Candy you were a little slow at first to get your bearings with Romney running off at the mouth.  You were great with telling him he was off topic on several occasions.  Didn't appreciate Romney's bully tactics and from what prior Romney administration people were saying about him, he has been a bully for a while.

 

Romnuts came across as an entitlement person.  President Obama took his team's opinions and made them his own, that's what people do when they have teams; they listen. 

 

Romney consistently picked the wrong "digs" to try and make points; of which, he lost. 

 

Just because you constantly say, "I know what it takes to make the economy work" doesn't make it so, when all you've ever done as a "businessman" is consistently taken jobs from Americans.  You're betting against America with your foreign investments, offshore bank accounts and God knows what else.   You've taken the attitude of I'm priviledged and I don't have to show my tax returns if I don't want to.  You're a flip flopper and your dad has probably flipped a few times in his grave if he knew what you've been up to.  You're a disgrace to your family and to the American people. I was taught that all money isn't good money.  You said yourself last night that John McCain whipped that ass, well get ready for another ass kick from the POTUS.   Can you promise us if you don't win that you will go into your car elevator and jump from the top floor.  I want to sell tickets.   

 

 

October 17, 2012
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Romney offended the president?  Good Lord.  Obama did nothing but constantly interrupt Romney, trying to take away his time.  He also never responded about Libya when Romney called him out.  The facts speak for themselves: Obama has an abysmal record, a la Jimmy Carter, and needs to be replaced.

 

Immediately.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Crowley should be fired for her performance in the presidential debate.

 

She had no right 'fact checking' anyone. Her role was to ask the questions and keep the time.

 

Newsflash to the media, Americans aren't stupid, and they don't fall for the bias (from either side).

October 17, 2012
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So Romney is betting against America and Obama isn't?  Romney made a point that Obama's investments include investments in China and other foreign countries, and rather than respond to that, all Obama could jealously say is that "your pension is bigger than mine".

 

Obama panders to people like no other politician ever has.  Unfortunately for him, people can see his abysmal record, and will act accordingly.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley manipulated the debate in both questions and content. At one point, openly debating Romney. She should be removed from any future debates and called out by the media.

 

Not likely, this morning she gets a pass for her unethical behavior.

October 17, 2012
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CNN is becoming harder to watch, it's liberal slant and pro Obama leanings are readily visible when the likes of Blitzer, Yelling and Borger are on! Anderson Cooper is worth watching but the rest of your team has lost me. With regards to Crowley she had no business budding in, SHAMEFUL!

October 17, 2012
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Why can't people see the vast emptiness that is Obama.  He's not a leader.  He says what people want to hear, but he isn't capable of following through.  He's the most arrogant and obnoxious presidential candidate we've ever seen.

October 17, 2012
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Candy,

 

I supported you whole-heartedly until last night's debate.  As a woman, I was extremely happy that a major network would have a "not 12 year old" with a non-Barbie appearance in a large role.  I thought you were fair.  I'm saddened and disgusted by what you did.  You should not have fact-checked in the middle of a debate!!  If that were the case, why didn't you do it all night long???  Are you so sure that the Libyan story is a non-starter or are you just kicking the can down the road?  It's completely obvious that either the administration and the State Department are completely incompetent or they lied repeatedly to Americans and the world inciting violence in the Middle East by constantly referring to a video as the cause of the attack in order to win an election or BOTH.  THERE IS YOUR STORY.  NOW GO DO SOME REPORTING or you will never increase your ratings because your news organization is a JOKE!!!

October 17, 2012
Click to view Colonel76's profile

Is CNN catching up to NBS and MSNBC in the race to the bottom?

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley has poisoned and invaded the integrity of Presidential debate, possibly decades to come by being partisan and injected herself to the debate itself, taking sides, instead of moderating. I agree with many other commentators on this blog that she allowed her personal bias dictate how the debate developed.  Her injection of her own opinion and interpretation of "No Act of Terror...." comment to defend the President was particularly unprofessional AND misleading, as if to suggest the President was forthcoming in admitting Terrorist Attack happened on his watch on 9/11 anniversary after he declared he has defeated them. She also cut Mr. Romney off whenever he attempted to respond to the President's personal attack. We, the public would have liked to hear BOTH sides of the argument.  Ms. Crowley, on the other hand, she let the President defend all criticisms from Mr. Romney by giving him extra time. Surely, Ms. Crowley and CNN must have had access to watches and clocks. We are so disappointed by CNN for its role in manipulating the election. It is no longer a place to get accurate information.  It has become a propaganda organization for a political party, something we used to only read about some socialist countries in distant land.

October 17, 2012
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Wonderful job Candy!!   Obama ruled Mittens, I thought he was going to cry and have a temper tantrum.

October 17, 2012
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Why did you let Romney talk past his two minutes and why did you let him butt in all the time?

October 17, 2012
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The President by what was seen on the debate, knew you had the Transcript of the sept. 12 speech in the Rose Garden.  "show him the transcript Candy," he said.  Can you explain this?  It appeared to be a planned event.  What follow up is planned by you since it is obvious from the video and chronological record that the President, Sec. Clinton , Sec. Rice, and others had no intent on calling this act terrorism and in fact---The rose Garden speech about Terror as quoted by you and the Pres. last night was about the 2001 attacks not the Libya attacks.  When to you plan to  correct the record ,if you have not done so already, in a very public way?

October 17, 2012
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Crowley, CNN - FAIL

October 17, 2012
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I thought Candy did a GREAT job last night. Everyone here is just bitter that Candy didn't allow Mitt to bully her. Nobody said anything when Mitt was being very disrespectful to the moderator in the first debate and even to Candy last night. Instead of bashing Candy for something you all claim is wrong you all should be fact checking all the lies that Mitt keeps saying at these debates. It's funny how all of you people saying that you are no longer watching CNN. I want to see who your going to turn to. FOX news.. You will certainly get some unbiased news there. lol ..

October 17, 2012
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you know? Why don't you guys allow OBAMA TO stand on his own two feet. FOR ONCE.   This was a three person debate. Obama, his surrogate as moderator and Governor Romney. I don't know who I am voting for but I know this. With the first female moderator in years, Crowley destroyed the opportunity.  We now have after 2 debates approximately 7 more minutes of Obama and a full throated defense of the President by an "UNBIASED" moderator.  The other party should NEVER Accept these kinds of moderators in the future.  Crowley should have KEPT HER MOUTH SHUT. She didnt. She hurt the debate and the country. Congratulations.........HONEY.

October 17, 2012
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I, like so many other viewers, was stunned when Crowley interrupted and injected her defense for Obama, bringing a quick halt to that important exchange on how the attack on Benghazi was reported to the American people by the OWH and the State Department.  We as a nation have watched this entire event unfold with each passing hour since the attack and it's clear that the OWH and State Department never acknowledged the Benghazi attack as a terrorist attack, not until it was simply impossible to ignore.  It was from the beginning always about that movie and a protest that never took place and the OWH not sharing the truth with the American people was either a calculated campaign strategy decision or just gross incompetence.  This is the greatest insult to our ambassador, those brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and their families. I don't care if CNN endorses Obama but when it can no longer report honestly and fairly then their credibility as a news organization is gone.  I now go to CNN not to be informed, but to read what the latest liberal spin on current political events is.  Hopefully this outrageous claim will be further exposed at the next debate.

October 17, 2012
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1. Candy Crowley is unfit to moderate any debate.  The debate was totally out of control.  It is her job to keep it on track and not suport or critize one candidate or the other.

 

2. I heard the Rose Garden Terrorist commit too, and it sounded like Obama had no idea what was going on in Liba.  It sounded like a guess at best.  Every one else was reporting that the Administration had no clue that the attack was about to happen and was just a mob.

 

3. She was not part of the debate and had no right to input her comments.  If so she should have called out the many comments that Obama made that he was for the men and women in the amilitary and their missions which is a total fabrication on Obama's part.

 

a. He has pulled his name and title from all militry funerals when presenting the flag that covered the coffin to the decesed family: instead of from a grateful nation and the Commander-in-Chief, it now reads from the Secretary of Defense.  What the "Hell" was he elected for to always have a smerk on his face.

 

b. Obama has called for the militry to contribute to their healthcare, knowing all to well that it "OK" on his part to ask someone to give their life is above and beyond the call of duty.  Why does he not send the Civic Service employees to give their life and see what happens.

 

3. Obama is calling for cuts in the military budget, pay, and requiring increases in the militarys healthcare while leaving unionized civilian defense workers salaries and benefits untouched while behind their comfortable digs in Washington.

 

4. Obama and the Mulsum Brotherhood would like The United States to lose it's posiion of strength and its credibality.

 

5.  Go look at the Zars he has created, which he has no Constitutional authority to do and whom he calls his Founding Fathers.  He is either a Socialists or a Communist and see what happens to your job Ms Crowley if he is re-elected!!!

October 17, 2012
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I signed up to express my disappointment in Candy Crowley.  She was biased, opinionated, and came across as an Obama groupie.

 

Shame on CNN! 

October 17, 2012
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Is this post being trageted by Romney camp because they know nobody reads foxnews article..

I atleast think obama is humble, genuine and responsible. I cant find truth in Romney? He doesnt answer clearly how he will pay for the taxcut he is proposing wealthy...

 

October 17, 2012
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Candy just proved she's a shill for the Left-leaning

Main Stream Media.  We didn't tune in to see or hear the Candy Crowley Show!

October 17, 2012
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For a moderator to call out one of the candidates and challenge them on facts is fine, if it's done to both candidates.  Candy was wrong and deplorable!  CNN has lived up to their reputation.  Admitting afterwards you were wrong is fine.  The problem is that your bias shouldn't have come out in the first place.  For Libya to come up last.........geez.......i wonder why that happened?  That's what happens with a left-bent commentator.  Put a 'cover-up' at the end of the debate.

 

Candy didn't do herself any good....unless she wants a position in a Democratic white house some day.

October 17, 2012
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CNN AND CROWLEY SHOULD HAVE JUST PUT UP SIGNS TO VOTE FOR OBAMA.  IT WAS A JOKE HOW SHE INTERUPTED ROMNEY WHEN HE HAD OBAMA SPEECHLESS.  MY SON WHO HAS NO IDEA ABOUT POLITICS AND LIKED OBAMA BECAUSE HE HEARS ALL THE HYPE FROM TEACHERS AT SCHOOL SAID, "DAD, IS SHE PART OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN?" THIS WAS HIS FIRST DEBATE HE WATCHED.  HE THOUGHT THAT OBAMA WAS RUDE AND OFFERED NOTHING.  YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT ROMNEY WAS OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT ON HOW HE WAS ATTACKED. AGAIN, WHAT A JOKE!

October 17, 2012
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Candy,

 

Why did you attempt to fact check during the debate?  A moderator is not supposed to be a debater.  But hey, if you're going to fact check, at least get it right!  Study the transcript of Obama's Rose Garden comments; clearly room to question his meaning.  I'm an independent, and I read his comments as a general, overall comment on terrorism.  No way can I interpret his comments as calling it a terrorist attack.  Even if you interpret Obama's remarks to actually call the attack that of terrorists, why did he and other members of his administration continue to reference the video and call it random violence for almost 2 weeks?  Swing and a miss, Candy!

October 17, 2012
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Dear Candy:

 

Aren't you ashamed of your open partisanship in yesterday's debate? Unlike the previous two moderators, you literally babysat President Obama. You addressed him more gently than Mitt Romney. If Obama, when out of time, persisted with his answer, you stopped interrupting, but if Romney did you kept interrupting. And that happened during some of Romney's strong responses. As a result, Obama got four more minutes. And you helped Obama directly with the question on Libya, which was totally outrageous. And, Romney's point on Libya was not beyond dispute. 

 

You also did not play by the rules candidates sign off on in advance. If you knew you wouldn't abide, you should have recused yourself in advance, not come up with a surprise that you would play an active role a day before the debate.

 

You were not a journalist, just a partisan hack. Shame on you!

October 17, 2012
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This performance by Candy Crowley was so biased and sadly, it can't be undone with a walking back after the remark.  The press corp. was designed to hold the public trust as its highest and most important ideal.  Sadly these days, as in most professions, including the presidency, that concept has gone the way of honesty, integrity, patriotism and morality.  Candy Crowley should be fired for injecting herself into the debate and so should our president who misled the public with his answers on Benghazi.  When he used the "greeting the coffins at Andrews Air force base" as one of his ploys, I was offended.  Please re-play the interview Anderson Cooper did with the mother of Sean Smith, one of the men killed in Benghazi.  Also, maybe you should take a look at his two campaign fundraisers and his demeanor and speaches immediately after the murders and his appearances on TV with David Letterman, the View and his appearance before the U.N. while all this was unraveling.  He mentioned the U-tube video 6-7 times as the cause of the uprising.  This was a full two weeks after the attack.  How dare this administration parade all these people out to decry the video, all the while knowing it was a terrorist attack (or in their words during the Fort Hill attack - workplace violence.  CNN you might want to get at the real story....but never mind, you don't want the real story.  CNN - a division of MSNBC.

 

October 17, 2012

Romney did as well as in the first debate, Obama did better. This puts Romney well ahead by my count. 1 win1 tie for Romney, 1 loss 1 tie for Obama.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley, after considering the debate can you answer the following:  Did you live up to the definition as required by the Council of Presidential Debates (sponsor of last night's debate)  "The CPD is firmly committed to providing, in a professional and nonpartisan manner, debates in 2012 that will allow the American public to view the leading presidential and vice presidential candidates discuss the issues facing the country."

 

I think that most on this blog are concerned with the key question on "nonpartisan." 

 

Rationale - you provided the President 4 more minutes to speak, you interupted the President seven times, and interupted Gov Romney 28 times and told him "to sit down."  You also allowed clapping from the audience which is strictly prohibited under the rules.

 

We all stand by your response, thank you.

October 17, 2012
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The questions chosen and comments interjected by Crowley show the bias towards Obama in the media. Crowley's attempt to spin the Lybia story for Obama was deporable. 

October 17, 2012

My question for Candy is, why didn't you ask Obama how he is different to Carter?

I thought the question to Romney about Bush was a complete sign of allegiance to Obama.

October 17, 2012
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October 17, 2012
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Candy, as usual, you were rock solid.  You remind me of Katie Couric - strong, poised, and professional.  Fact checking Romney's cheap and ill advised attempt at a meaningless "gotcha" on the fly will go down as one of the great TV journalistic moments in history.

 

Questions for Candy and CNN: Why are Romney supporters so bitterly angry that their candidate failed?  Why do they feel better blaming the moderator instead of Mr. Romney, who has left a long, consistent trail of gaffs and blunders throughout the campaign?

 

October 17, 2012
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It’s pathetic that a moderator would offer validation  of blatant lies to any candidate. Looked like Candy was in awe of being a moderator at a presidential debate. I guess she thinks she is the final word. Repugnant! This just feeds into the media bias against anyone they deem the enemy. In this case Romney as evidenced by the classless act of validation of Obamas numerous skirting of the truth and falsities. It seems that Candy Crowley goes hand in hand with the democrats in this one trying to spin and justify herself out of what is an OUTRAGEOUS remark by saying " And what I wanted to move this along ".  So you move it along  at the expense of a candidate. You did not seem so eager “ to move it along”  when President Obama went over his 2 minute time limit by over a minute with some stupid statement bashing Romney that had nothing to do with the question.  Shame on you! I think your validation as a political analyst is over. It’s definitely as a moderator!  As they say "It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people believe what they want to believe than open your mouth and erase all shadows of doubt.". In this case Candy you have gone too far and erased all shadows of doubt. But then again your arrogance is in line with whom you apparently support and any backlash will have no effect on your ego. Good luck to you and CNN. Again Shame on You!

October 17, 2012
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I thought Crowley showed clear bias towards Obama.  In particular, it was inappropriate for her to weigh in on Obama's Rose Garden comments relating to Libya.  The meaning of those comments is not clear cut and is subject to interpretation.  Crowley's backing of Obama's position showed bias and helped the president.

October 17, 2012

Candy, are you embarrassed that you stepped in to defend Obama with an issue you now realize you didn't understand? Obama spoke of acts of terror in general and you gave him the nod to imply that he was calling what happened in Libya an act of terror. The fact that the administration went on to deny this act of terror for days after they knew that it indeed was solidifies this point.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley misled the American Public and pre-planned attack on Romney.

 

Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose Garden on 9/12, according to transcript. Besides, this was a part of the speech referring to 2001 attack, NOT the attack on Libya.

 

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

 

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate.

She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator. The attack on Mr. Romney was pre-planned prior to the debate. Ms. Crowley had a transcript of Rose Garden speech in front of her, when Obama told her to "read it".

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

 

CNN and Ms. Crowley should apologize to American people for misleading the public and planning attacks on a presidential candidate, using a position of moderator who was expected to be neutral and fair.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley and CNN wrote another chapter in the disgrace, corruption, and demise of American journalism in the latest debate. Not only did Crowley unfairly favor Obama with excessive time and interruptions and inject her own bias, but she took it upon herself to blatantly and erroneously side with the President in a fact check that will require a correction to the correction. As usual, the damage cannot be undone because the audience for the correction will be much smaller than the debate audience. Worst of all, after the debate, Crowley and Soledad Obrien inadvertently disclosed their hidden agenda on the air. Amazingly, they ticked off in unison the three liberal-oriented topics THEY had decided in advance to ensure were raised in the debate: global warming, women’s issues, and gun control. In other words, they had conspired to harm Romney. The advertised audience-driven format was a sham.

October 17, 2012
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I think Candy did a perfect job. She stood her ground and not let either one take over the debate like Romney did last time. My husband ask which station she worked for, and I said CNN. He then said, I thought CNN was for Obama. I then said the TV station are not to show which one they are for except for FOX, FOX does not care and are totally Republican and if your not, your fired. CNN and Candy do a very good job at this, and to accuse CNN for being just for Obama is just wrong. And as for Candy, she excuted the debate just perfect. Congrats Candy, you deserve to be praised for not being imatimated by either.

October 17, 2012
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Why were you so impartial? Why did you feel the need to help one candidate over the other. Why did you repeatedly say you were keep track of time and then let Obama have about 4 mins of more speaking time?

October 17, 2012
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It is shame for what had happened last night. I hope Ms. Clowley can be honest to herself for a self evaluation. For the country, we need a professional debate on what a journalist can do or can not. A strong and successful nation need a fair, objective  and non-bias journalism to survive.

October 17, 2012
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p10689 said:  Is this post being trageted by Romney camp because they know nobody reads foxnews article..

 

I atleast think obama is humble, genuine and responsible. I cant find truth in Romney? He doesnt answer clearly how he will pay for the taxcut he is proposing wealthy...

.............................

 

Maybe you could tell us, 10689, when Obama is going to tell us how he intends on paying for his $5+ trillion deficits he has rung up.   Also, you must be STUPID to say that Obama is responsible.  If so, we would not be in the position we are.

October 17, 2012
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Guys and gals, you think Candy Crowley made a mistake. I think otherwise. I strongly believe Candy had already given all the questions to Obama's team, and had a secret understanding to pull this Libya lie and should have known that Obama is going to say that. Does someone believe that she remembered all the transcripts, and speeches given by Obama for the past one month. If one does, I have two mountains and a bridge for sale.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley misled the American Public and pre-planned attack on Romney.

Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose Garden on 9/12, according to transcript. Besides, this was a part of the speech referring to 2001 attack, NOT the attack on Libya.

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate.

She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator. The attack on Mr. Romney was pre-planned prior to the debate. Ms. Crowley had a transcript of Rose Garden speech in front of her, when Obama told her to "read it".

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

CNN and Ms. Crowley should apologize to American people for misleading the public and planning attacks on a presidential candidate, using a position of moderator who was expected to be neutral and fair.

October 17, 2012
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I think Candy Crowley did a fine job as moderator in last night's debate. Many on the right are decrying her correction of Mr. Romney regarding the President's Libya/terror statement.  I found it rather refreshing that a moderator would call out a candidate for making a clearly false statement.  So many of the statements by the candidates are highly-nuanced and shaped answers that while technically not untrue, mangle and twist the truth.  When they clearly state something that is wrong (what some will call a lie), they ought to be called out.

 

From the very first question, Mr. Romney attempted to bully the moderator, with clear disregard for the agreed-upon rules, just as he bullied Jim Lehrer in the first debate.  It's probably a conditioned reaction for him - bully anyone that disagrees with him, since he has the money to buy and sell most of us.  He even bullied one of the questioners, telling her that her question was "half right" (my paraphrase). And of course, when you push back at a bully they always cry foul.

October 17, 2012
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Until last night, I figured CNN as the "fairest" of the liberal media.  With the exception of Anderson Cooper, who usually seems impartial, CNN fully revealed themselves to be what I feared.  Supporting Candy after such a horrible job moderating last night made them lose are credibility with me.  She was horrible at time keeping and the incorrect real time fact checking left me reeling.  Romney wasn't stumped by Obama.  He was incredulous that Candy had jumped fully into the debate and was doing the fighting for the Pres.  Not going to watch CNN anymore, except maybe Cooper.  I'll check out your site just to comment, since Fox doesn't do it anymore.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley was so unprofessional and forgot her objective was to moderate, not to participate.  Shame on her.  If she could not be unbiased, she should have passed on the job.  What she has done is symptomatic of the problem in America... she just needs to be humble, apologize and move forward.  Continuing to makes excuses for poor performance makes her look worse.

October 17, 2012
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Romney tried to push her around within the first 5 minuts of the debate: "he started so I get to finish..."She was forced to shut him down then and control Romney for the rest of the evening. Big difference between the boardroom and the debate stage. One is a dictatorship one isn't. It was obvious which one he prefers.

October 17, 2012
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I would say Candy was fine, until she threw Obama a "call a friend" on the Libya question.  This won't happen in the next debate. 

Shame on her.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley failed to control Obama as he rambled on but was quite vocal with Romney, including erroneously siding with the Obama camp on the Libyan Embassy conversation.

Clearly biased in her attempt to direct the conversation.

 

I was waiting for a "contrast yourself with Jimmy Carter" question for Obama, but of course it never showed up.

October 17, 2012
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Crowly made a terrible mistake when she mistakenly backed the President on his Libya statement but she could have recovered after the debate when she was given an opportunity to do a mea culpa and apologize but instead chose to stand by her actions. I will never watch her again without thinking that she has an agenda that may taint her journalism.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley - You are a disgrace even by CNN standards. What you did yesterday was not an attack on Romney, but attack on America, her democracy, and everything it stands for. How did Obama knew you had the transcript on the Rose garden speech? When did you inform the panel's questions to Obama people? Why did you cut short an important question on national security (Libya terror attack) by blatantly lying?

October 17, 2012
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Candy, let's see - you chose the topics/question...you interrupted Romney 28 times to Obama's 5 times....2 of which were he was over his 2 minutes..so actually 3.......You answered several of the questions for the president...ah - Libya in particularly incorrectly....you help him on numerous questions..you provided more time for Obama.......you allowed Obama multiple times to follow-up while cutting Romney off more often.......That said - Here's my question:  What  do you think of your first performance as a first time moderator ......and what grade would you give yourself....between an "F"...or an "F" minus?...Pitiful...Hoped you enjoyed it - it was your last.

October 17, 2012
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Candy, your factoid interruption of Mitt showed a liberal bias to all who watched the debate. 

 

Why would you take the transcript quote form the 12th out of context (he was talking about 911, not Benghazi in this piece of the transcript) on national TV if you did not have an agenda? It was quite clear on the 12th and for two weeks after this that the President and the Administration was pitching all of us on the video as the cause of the attack. No one called it Terrorism until you tried to re-write history (on national TV) last night.

 

I hope your superiors at CNN understand the overlying credibility issued you have caused them.

October 17, 2012
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I think that Obama and the moderator knew in advance what to say….  This is cheating like Watergate. 

October 17, 2012
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To Candy Crowley:

 

One question bothers me more and more as I think about the interaction between Crowley and Obama: the Libya question.

 

It seems that Obama and Crowley were too well-scripted on that question in providing a united front.  There is no question that the white house mislead all of us with a story about reaction to a U-Tube video for many days.  Crowley seemed to have an exact quote, at the ready, a vague reference to "acts of terror" that Obama referred to the day after the attack, in the Rose Garden, to show that he acknowledged it as terror.  No he didn't. 

 

Obama immediately ordered Crowley to "read the transcript" which she pulled out on request.  That whole interaction looked planned and orchestrated. 

 

So far, Martha Raddiz has won the moderator contest.  Not even close.  Somehow Raddiz was able to make it look effortless, while Leher and Crowley stumbled and lost control a good part of the time.

 

As for credibility, Crowley lost it with me on that one Libya question.  It was too rehearsed and showed bias in her handling of it.

October 17, 2012
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I am disappointed in the unprofessional manner with which Ms. Crowley conducted herself and "moderated" this debate. She missed the mark on every level form keeping time equitably to assisting the President in lying to the American people for the second time about Libya. I too will never watch Candy Crowley again, nor beliveve anything that she reports as being done so with journalistic integrity.  She has harmed her own career by allowing her personal bias to grossly effect her professional performance. She should resign.

October 17, 2012
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A moderator is supposed to be nuetral, polite and in charge. Show no bias and treat both camdidates fairly. You did none of that. You went way overboard calling down one of the candidates. This makes two debates where the moderators showed bias and misbehaved. This is going to have the opposite effect you hoped for. Clearly you in the media can't control you emotions or chosen agenda. Only the people that are of your vent find it good. So that tells the rest of us you don't have a problem with cheating. That is a big turn off for the vast majority of Americans. Which you are not.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley misled the American Public and pre-planned attack on Romney.

Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose Garden on 9/12, according to transcript. Besides, this was a part of the speech referring to 2001 attack, NOT the attack on Libya.

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate.

She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator. The attack on Mr. Romney was pre-planned prior to the debate. Ms. Crowley had a transcript of Rose Garden speech in front of her, when Obama told her to "read it".

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

CNN and Ms. Crowley should apologize to American people for misleading the public and planning attacks on a presidential candidate, using a position of moderator who was expected to be neutral and fair.

October 17, 2012
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Questions for Ms. Crowley - Do you think it was right as a moderator to correct one candidate to help out another, especially since you had to retract that comment after the debate?  How did one candidate get almost 4 minutes more to speak when you kept constantly cutting the other off (the one with less time) due to time constraints?  Was your role as a moderator to push an agenda?

October 17, 2012
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Do you really think you are unbiased? If the answer is yes, Americans strongly disagree.

October 17, 2012
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I have to wonder what debate the people saying Candy Crowley was biased were watching.  She interrupted both men as they were going over their time and she fact-checked both men as well.   She also moved the debate along to get to the questions of the participants - which was her job.   She asked pertinent follow-up questions.   Perhaps these people are upset because Romney was made to look the fool.

October 17, 2012
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Ms Crowley would not accept being a non-bias moderator, she said that.  Although the Debate Contract between both parties had outlined the Debate Protocol.  Ms. Crowley wanted to make a NAME FOR HERSELF, pure and simple and the Debate Committee should selected another choice rather than accept this moderator conflict.

 

During the Debate, Ms. Crowley inserted herself into the Debate with her follow-up questions.  Mostly, of her injections were 60/40 pro-Democrat which is not OK because it "tilts" the debate OFF BEING NEUTRAL. 

 

The worst example, was HER INSERTION into the Benghazi cover-up, and speaking over Obama and directed toward Gov Mitt Romney that the "President, did say in the Rose Garden that the Bengahzi attack was a terrorist attack".   This was an amazing event by the moderator, so amazing that Pres Obama, interjected asking Ms. Crowley to say it aagin to the camera and louder !!!!!!   The unfortunate result, which Ms. Crowley admits later, was that she was WRONG.  But in the world of 10 seconds sound bits, Ms Crowley took a debative arguement between the candidates and inserted herself with WRONG INFORMATION and misinformed 70 million people on LIVE TV.

October 17, 2012
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Wow.  Glad to read that so many others felt as I did about Crowley credibility.  She let Obama hog the mike, just like in the first debate.

 

Obama runs over his time limit talking way too much on every question, but it is not questioned?

 

Bottom Line:

 

CNN Poll of over 400 people that watched the debate.

 

Economy: Who would handle it best?

___________________________________

Romney: 58%

Obama:40%

 

Leadership: Who would make a better leader?

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Romney: 49%

Obama:40%

 

What do people care about?  People vote on what matters to them.

October 17, 2012
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Wow.  Glad to read that so many others felt as I did about Crowley credibility.  She let Obama hog the mike, just like in the first debate.

 

Obama runs over his time limit talking way too much on every question, but it is not questioned?

 

Bottom Line:

 

CNN Poll of over 400 people that watched the debate.

 

Economy: Who would handle it best?

___________________________________

Romney: 58%

Obama:40%

 

Leadership: Who would make a better leader?

__________________________________________

Romney: 49%

Obama:40%

 

What do people care about?  People vote on what matters to them.

October 17, 2012
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Question for Ms. Crowley,

 

Do you think you were neutral or biased in you insertion over Obama and Romney debate, that Obama did in fact claim that the Bengazhi attack, " .... was a Terrorist Attach"

 

And HOW do you think was the impact of your WRONG STATEMENT

October 17, 2012
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The fact that CNN wants to know what people think about the MODERATOR is WRONG.  The moderator should not be fact checking on the fly or bolstering one position or the other.  The moderator - especially in a town hall style debate - should be transparent.  Now she is in the spotlight.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.

 

The media is constantly slanting toward Obama.  Until the first debate clearly went to Romney - they acted like only Obama was running for president.  Romney did not look like a fool.  That is a foolish thing to say.  If you disagree with his positions then make your argument.  To resort to name calling makes it appear that you can't argue against Romney's positions.

October 17, 2012
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No matter what your political leanings or ideology, it seems pretty clear that in this debate, Ms. Crowley insulated the President at key moments during the debate. 

 

Every point made be either candidate is full of nuance and slant.  The point is to see which of them can best articulate, defend and think on their feet.

 

So my question:  "Do you believe the journalist's primary role is to influence or to inform?  Which role do you believe you played in last nights debate?"

 

 

October 17, 2012
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I have a serious problem with a moderator that feels it is her job to confirm or deny facts during a debate.  She should have questioned it more thoroughly, but definitely not confirmed or denied any facts.  The other problem was that she tried to cover it up by saying that one side of the room clapped and then the other based on her "confirmation" of the administration's response. 

 

One more point...she seemed very diligent about keeping Romney in check...but the ONN achor allowed Obama 4 MORE minutes of talk time...where he just rattled on and on about how great he was.  Yes I understand that ALL the debates give the Democrats 4 minutes more than the Republicans due to their unfortunate bias...but it got really noticeable when Obama got a softball question and he was just left to finish whenever he felt like he was done.

October 17, 2012

Was Obama in Candy Crowley's wedding, too?

 

Talk about being in bed together.

 

What would liberals be saying today if Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh were the "moderators?" CNN needs to issue an apology and correction.

 

I signed up simply to post my disgust. I will be canceling my account immediately after this comment posts. Last month, I was an independent, now I'm definitely voting for Romney.

 

CNN... that was simply awful.

October 17, 2012
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For reference, I'm an independent voter who has voted for both Democrats and Republicans. I don't love either candidate, but I have already decided who I'll be voting for. I watched the first presidential debate and the VP debate. Despite very different formats and styles, I liked the moderators in both of those debates. Really, I'm not picky about the moderator as long as they're fair and keep control. Candy Crowley definitely was not fair, and it's questionable as to how much control she kept. I strongly disapproved of the way Candy Crowley handled herself as moderator. She did the American people a great injustice.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Candy and Eye Candy. Very prejudiced and out of place when she did the fact check. BTW she was wrong and now admits it. She was misleading. There was no recognition of a terrorist attack in the Rose Garden. The allusion was vague at the best. She should be fired. I win either way. My son will go to college during the next 4 years and I expect plenty of freebies from Obama since my wife is Hispanic. I may even divorce her and keep living with her so she can get single mom benefits for the other child. A couple of Obama phones would come in handy although I do not know if seeing Madonna strip again is a perk. On the other hand, dignity could be restored to the White House if Romney wins. Vote for black Muslim that defends gays says Madonna. That is like saying vote for the KKK leader who supports the Rainbow Coalition. You cannot have it both ways Obama. You cannot extol Muslims and defend gays and women. Again, I will either way.

October 17, 2012
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  We need some action here on these debate interruptions on Libya.  This type of thing shapes public perception and influences votes.  A moderator cannot act in the manner I saw yesterday.  Not only did she cut off Romney give false info but she said it “louder” when Obama asked her too and the audience cheered.  Obama is misleading us and he refuses to answer the tough questions.  Imagine if this would have happened with Fox news!  Imagine the media fire storm people creating pictures of Obama with a piece of tape over his mouth with the word “truth” on it.  Or the cartoons with Obama debating both the moderators and Romney...  Cnn we need on official statement here.  You are a news organization and the public trusts you to inform us and arm us with the knowledge to make individual choices based on the data our news sources provide.  Interjecting a reporter’s personal point of view and siding with a candidate and therefore affecting the reality of a topic is dishonest and against the Journalist’s Creed.  Look at the guiding group of principles below and honestly ask yourself if that is what you saw last night.

 

The Journalist's Creed is a code of ethics written around 1906 by Walter Williams shortly after founding the Missouri School of Journalism.

edit The creed

I believe in the profession of Journalism.

I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of responsibility, trustees for the public; that all acceptance of lesser service than the public service is a betrayal of this trust.

I believe that clear thinking, clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.

I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.

I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.

I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one's own pocket book is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another's instructions or another's dividends.

I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.

I believe that the journalism which succeeds the best-and best deserves success-fears God and honors man; is stoutly independent; unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power; constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of the privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance, and as far as law, an honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship, is a journalism of humanity, of and for today's world.

 

 

October 17, 2012
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Biased?  Lay aside your politics for a moment. She interrupted Romney 28 times, Obama 9. Obama gets 4 minutes more talk time that Romney. And when Obama visually signaled for her to jump in on his defense she did. For those of us that tuned in to see and hear the candidates in an effort to make our choice Ms Crowley couldn't leave it to us to make our own decisions, she had to get inject herself and her bias. For me, she is the absolute poorest excuse of a moderator I have ever witnessed.  I think she would make an excellent "poster child" poster for the question "Why do we even use journalist to moderate debates?"  Ms Crowley did a great injustice to America last night.

October 17, 2012
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When Candy Crowley was selected, I was optimistic that she would keep her political bias underwraps.  It was apparent to me early on by the questions she chose and the fact that she allowed Pres. Obama to interrupt during Romney's presentation. You could see Obama's confidence grow as the interruption continued and Candy reprimanded Romney for any such attempted interruptions.  The icing on the cake was her move from moderator to participant in correcting Romney's perceived mistatement on the Libya attack. He was correct in his assertion that Obama refused to call it a terrorist attack and continued to blame a little-known video rather than point to terrorists. If she felt that correcting "mistatements" was her job as moderator, there were quite a few questionable statements by Pres. Obama.  No such correction was made.  

October 17, 2012
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From the comments, it is apparently pick on Candy day. While I think Ms. Crowley inappropriately from a journalistic standpoint interjected herself in a way that she became the story, I also believe being a moderator is a very difficult task. It is much easier for those of us at home to be armchair moderators than to be the one in the actual hot seat.

 

For the 2nd debate in a row, the President received more talking time, over 3 minutes in the 1st debate and over 5 minutes in this debate. Yet, it seems, according to CNN, Romney in both debates got in more words.

 

In light of the brouhaha over the "fact check" that turned out to be not so accurate, do you feel, Ms. Crowley, that if you had it to do all over again you would have been less inclined to attempt an on-the-spot attempt?

 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your turn in the moderator's chair compared to Jim Lehrer and Martha Raddatz?

 

In the grand scheme, I believe did an admirable job last night...albeit the one big misstep on her part in making herself the story rather than remaining on the outside.

October 17, 2012
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Candy Interjected w/ a controversal fact check aiding Obama, and then saving face by trying to side w/ Romney.  When the Economy question was raised Candy interjected and gave a what if scenario asking Romney to answer too. Over Libya Candy was quick to get off subject instead of showing the same attention towards Obama. She repeatedly interrupted Romney, while in the backround you could hear Obama saying "Candy" while watching Candy knodd her head yes towards him.  Liberal state, liberal city, screened, scripted & controlled questions & liberal moderating! Thats what it takes so Obama can get a win. One sided n sooo obvious!

October 17, 2012
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It is clear that Crowley was helping Obama, especially on a subject that he mislead the American public. 

 

It was funny, there was an interview on CNN this morning, with one of the town hall invites.  The interviewer said it was against the rules for the applause.  The lady being interviewed voted for Obama in 2008, and was supporting him again.  She was asked if she could see who was laughing, and she responded, "Michelle Obama".  It is clear the news agencies are steering this debate process.

 

Next election, I want to see at least one Fox News moderator, and lets see what the Democrats say.

October 17, 2012
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Rich posted this, and the facts are the facts.

 

Biased?  Lay aside your politics for a moment. She interrupted Romney 28 times, Obama 9. Obama gets 4 minutes more talk time that Romney. And when Obama visually signaled for her to jump in on his defense she did. For those of us that tuned in to see and hear the candidates in an effort to make our choice Ms Crowley couldn't leave it to us to make our own decisions, she had to get inject herself and her bias. For me, she is the absolute poorest excuse of a moderator I have ever witnessed.  I think she would make an excellent "poster child" poster for the question "Why do we even use journalist to moderate debates?"  Ms Crowley did a great injustice to America last night.

October 17, 2012
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Ms Crowley...... why did you interrupt Romney when he was discussing Libya and had an advantage over Obama with this and also why was Obama given more time than Romney?   I did not see your moderating as being fair and balanced.  You being a reporter for CNN tells me that you were biased against Romney.  Even though CNN has not come out officially and endorsed Obama, we can all see that your media network is pro Obama.  Come on, why can't you people do a fair debate without siding for your choice of candidate? 

October 17, 2012
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I for one thought Candy did a great job!  I have had enough of R&R's lies and bullying, and journalists afraid to call a spade a spade.  Thank you for the courage to speak up.

October 17, 2012
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HEY CANDY SEEING A TREND HERE YET?

October 17, 2012
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Talking about Women's rights last night lends me to believe that Candy Crowley just set Women in television journalist back about 15 years.  She was so UNPROFESSIONAL.  She is like a waitress that gets too friendly with a customer.  She needs to know her place and her place was to moderate and keep time.  Both of which she was not capable of doing, but when she interrupts Romney with false information when he is trying to make a correct statement is THE ULTIMATE IN UNPROFESSIONALISM.

October 17, 2012
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I would like know why President Obama got 4 extra minutes of talking time also why social issue questions were the main focus of the debate when the economy is the main problem.  Our country needs to get back to work.  Do you feel you were biased as evidenced by your comments regarding Lybia and the fact that President Obama had so much more tim?

October 17, 2012
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it appeared that the President Obama set a trap for Gov Romney on the Libya question.  The mention of the word Terrorism vs Terrorist act was misleadng.  My question is did President Obama's team pre-plan this exchange and your comment by letting you know through information provided prior to the debate that the Rose Garden speech had Terrorism in it?   It looked that way on television because the President looked at you for support...you provided it rapidly...It was almost if the President knew you knew...I am not saying you were part of this plan knowingly, but that you were set up along with Romney.

October 17, 2012
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Lord you Republican can't handle your BOY GOT BEAT DOWN. The question she asked were from the voters...... When Ryan and Romney are RUDE its ok, but when they get caught up in all their lies you cry Foul. Candy did an awesome job. Mitt Romney was just  shown to be what he really is. He screwed himself up not Candy. I am questioning all the people commenting on here are all fake GOP accounts to HOG up the comments. Obama was just on his A Game and he setup Romney to reveal his true self is all. Great Job Candy and either way this would have turn out you did a great job. These GOP people are becoming so extreme I am sure after Obama win this election they will try to pull some funny business and claim Obama and the Dems cheated. I can hear that coming already. So to all don't blame the moderator, Blame Romney poor showing. You can't fake and fool people forever.

October 17, 2012
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I'd like to know how much the obama administration and democratic party paid Crowley to protect obama?  I hope it was enough to get a new brain and maybe a facelift.

October 17, 2012
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@HunterPSU , you have to admit Romney did look like a total JackAss on that. Showed him for what the real fool he is and how he fooled some many to follow him. Romney is clueless and would lie about anything to win.

He just had a POOR NIGHT. Obama took it to him with both gloves.

October 17, 2012
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I think she did an okay job.  I think B.O. did much better than the absent minded professor roll he played in the last debate..As far as winning I give the edge to b.o. but the lasting power not much..B.O. can only go negative and attack as he has nothing beyond that..Many of his supporters the same way.  Romney is offering up plans..albeit without much detail but I believe his experience, leadership skills, success in business, charitable nature, and fix it capabilities would serve the country best if he replaced B.O. and was elected president.  

October 17, 2012
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I think he handled it pretty decently.  Remember he like the rest of us all know that b.O. sent the Ambassodor to the UN on the Sunday talk circuit the next week plus B.O. could not even say terroist attack two weeks later.  B.o. response was so disengenous that it caught Romney off guard for a moment.  But I believe he came back nicely.

October 17, 2012
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1. It's about the economy stupid!

2. Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

3. If he didn't do his job it's time he got fired!

4. We don't have to live like this. We're not socialism yet.

 

At least the Republican party doesn't think it is appropriate to vote God and Israel off the party platform like the Democrats. It's time to get people back to work and reduce the deficit before it makes slaves of our children. I think Mr. Romney has done a lot more successfully in govt working with both parties than Mr Obama.

October 17, 2012
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Candy has still worked with CNN ? She should quit her jobs, as a moderator and a chief correspondent in CNN,

because she lied to 100,000,000 viewers with Obama about the facts which Obama didn't mentioned "Terror Attack" in the Rose Garden. I'LL STOP TO WATCH CNN UNTIL SHE QUIT HER JOB.

October 17, 2012
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Key Quotes from Rose garden speech

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Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.  None.  The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

 

Discussion of 911 than below comment

 

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.  Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America.  We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.  And make no mistake, justice will be done.

 

So looks like b.o. was not clear...seems like he believes video...He does not refer to murderers as terrorists...but as the attackers...I would say not clear that B.o. called it a terrorist attack and look more likely video and mention of terror was about 911.   Evidence would be communications after this for the next 5 days and 2 weeks in B.O. case was mob action and video.   3 pinnochios  for B.o.

October 17, 2012
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  CNN management where are you here?  We need a response now!

October 17, 2012
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The following quote is another line from the Rose Garden speech..so rather than calling it a terrorist attack..he calls is....

 

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack.

October 17, 2012
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CNN chief political correspondent and anchor Candy Crowley Did a good job of helping President Obama. As a loyal CNN watcher and a Independant voter I would like  to know why you needed to help the President during the debate?

October 17, 2012
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If it was up to me  and I owned CNN,Candy Crowley would make a full public apology for the way she acted, if she didn't , she would become the latest statistic in the growing number of unemployed.  She has always been pro-Obama, and should have been the last person to be a moderator. This statement is coming from a former Democrat, that now is crossing party lines, for this election at least..

October 17, 2012
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Since Candy Crowley "picked" the questions to be asked, why did you pick this one?

 

"What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?"

 

Obviously, it is not a question both candidates could answer, since the question was directed solely toward Governor Romney. Since Obama couldn't answer the same question, he was essentially given 2 minutes of "free time" to say whatever he wanted.

 

Unsatisfactory.

October 17, 2012
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There were three debaters on that stage and two of them were ganging up on one.   In the end, it was clear who was the strongest of the three combatants.

 

Unfortunately, this is a debate not a shouting match, so in a sense noone won --- at least not if they wanted to win over moderates.  But perhaps given the circumstances, pushing back is still preferable to just being polite and civil.

October 17, 2012
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Ms. Crowley misled the American Public and pre-planned attack on Romney.

Obama said  "NO ACT OF TERROR"" in the Rose Garden on 9/12, according to transcript. Besides, this was a part of the speech referring to 2001 attack, NOT the attack on Libya.

He DID NOT say "it was an act of terror" as he claimed during the debate.

He DID NOT say "act of terror" as Ms. Crowley  claimed during the debate.

She misled millions of public, pretending to be a neutral moderator. The attack on Mr. Romney was pre-planned prior to the debate. Ms. Crowley had a transcript of Rose Garden speech in front of her, when Obama told her to "read it".

Obama certainly did not mean "terrorism" or "terrorist attack" as we public came to understand it. In fact his administration furiously denied "terrorist attack" for the next 2 weeks, as it was an inconvenient fact after declaring War on Terror won and fished and denying additional security requests from our Libyan embassy.

CNN and Ms. Crowley should apologize to American people for misleading the public and planning attacks on a presidential candidate, using a position of moderator who was expected to be neutral and fair.

October 17, 2012
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Crowler should resign for displaying her blatant bias and giving wrong information. Well, what else is new, CNN has always been known for its media bias in favor of Obama anyway.

October 17, 2012
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Crowley should apologize to the American people. She should resign for the danger she is causing to our system. CNN is going down with the rest of the media. CNN will not last with reporters like this.

October 17, 2012
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My post-debate question for Candy:

1)  Why did you have the rose garden address transcript in your hands during that portion of the debate?

2)  How did President Obama know to ask you for the transcript or that you even had that information handy without prior knowledge?

3)  Why didn't President Obama get to answer the question as to why he isn't Bush (or Carter)? 

 

 

October 17, 2012
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We are independent, undecided voters so this has nothing to do with being partial to one candidate over another.  With that said, Candy Crowley makes me want to boycott CNN for allowing her to be so unfair and biased in a Presidential debate!!!  I was actually embarrassed for the world to see our Presidential debate be so unjust & unfair.  We preach to the entire world & try to set a high quality example of our democratic processes and freedoms.  We want to set an example to countries who are fighting for democracy and a right to vote but when CNN Candy Crowley showed the world a POOR example of how to have a legitimate Presidential debate should be FIRED!!!   I'm disappointed in CNN for not addressing this openly as well.  They certainly like to analyze everything & everybody in the world except themselves. Candy was extremely unprofessional in her moderator performance in a very important Presidential debate.  If CNN was open and honest about her performance  with constructive criticism that would convenience CNN viewers that they can be balanced & unbiased news, like the old days with Walter Cronkite and that they would not allow or protect Candy or anyone who might think they can inject their personal agenda into a Presidential debate or other important news and stories, I would not feel like I want to boycott CNN.   After this debate, I realize that CNN is not any better than Fox News & their biased journalist, crazy opinions & personal agendas.  Why do news stations feel the need to tell people how to think?  I really thought for years that CNN had higher standards for Americans and the world viewers.  They should fire her!  I won't every trust anything CNN reports now & wonder if they are being objective.  They have lost creditability with my family.  I agree with so many of the above post in regards to this...  I hope CNN doesn't take 2 weeks like Obama did in regards to Libya's terrorist attack acknowledgment to correct this injustice to their viewers!

October 18, 2012
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Ms Crowley was a disaster!

October 18, 2012
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Both candidates tried their best. However, Ms. Crowley's unprofessional way truly bothered me. She acted as a supporter of the president rather than a professional moderator. I'm neither a republican nor a democrat. She represents CNN, so she brought a bad image to CNN.

October 18, 2012
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Candy Crowley should be fired over this. Never seen a more biased moderator. Isn't giving both candidates equal time and enforcing the rules on both candidates equally pretty much her only responsibility? How can you screw that up?  Amazing!  Also, I'm all for fact checking, but if the moderator is going to become a fact checker, then please check all of the facts and not just those of one candidate.  I am stunned.  I used to think Fox was the most biased network, then MSNBC joined them, and now CNN is giving up on impartial journalism too?  This sucks!

October 18, 2012
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If Candy Crowley's moderator performance is a reflection of unbiased reporting from a CNN employee, I will ensure my future news comes from the Wall Street Journal or FOX.  You need to clean house and quick!

October 18, 2012
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Ms. Crowley's performance was shameful at best. She clearly showed total disrespect to Romney while favoring Obama over and over again. Interesting how Obama knew she would have the transcript handy but then she was not honest enough to report properly. It has been obvious for 4 years how the media is in the tank for Obama. But to report in such a bias way when 4 of our fellow Americans a dead on his watch and not ask the hard questions. All of you at CNN are responsible. Shame on all of you. You have lost another viewer.

October 18, 2012
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What other journalist would be allowed to keep their job after such a huge blunder during the debate.  I was so sure she would do a good job but was so disappointed.  Why did she have to interupt Romney so many times and not Mr. Obama?   I was also disappointed in some of the questions.  There were so many things we needed to hear but didn't. I am watching to see what CNN will do now.  I may switch news shows if I think I can't trust you anymore.

October 18, 2012
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I think she did an okay job.   That was a huge blunder but I believe she was set up on it by B.O. and AxelRod.   Unfortunately CNN is sliding a little bit to far to the left...They used to be left of center...Now they are becoming right of left....Fox is now the most fair and balanced news show....I watched MSNBC for a couple mins...that is all I can take....The Ed Show had a survey about who won the debate...96% roughly said B.O. That describes the viewership and leanings perfectly.  Sad that it is becoming harder and harder to find decent balance of ideas.   I used to rely on CNN and Fox...with a sprinkling of MSNBC for nighttime news cable...Anderson Cooper obviously a liberal,  Erin Burnett same...but worse.....Candy is one of the best...Wolf okay as well...but who is center right on CNN?

October 18, 2012
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Since when is a Moderator suppose to be pro anyone.  Your preformance was discussting  and it shows that you and CNN are as biased as they come.

October 18, 2012
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How do you call yourself a serious journalist or journalist at all given how you disrupted the debate by spinning the facts on Lybia to favor Obama? I am an independent but I can spot bias when I see it.  It was shameful for you, Crowley to do such a thing. You need to apologize to the American public.  What did you have to make it about you!?

October 18, 2012
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How much do you get paid to be Obamas stuge??--Thats my question

October 18, 2012
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CNN sure lost a position as a news source with Crowleys reporting (not moderating) of the debate. What a shame on CNN for they supplied a obvious Democrat to moderate. But in this case her showing helped Mr. Romney by showing how dangerous the Democrats are 

October 18, 2012
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THIS is a "journalist"?!

October 18, 2012
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As journalists, you all must see a lot of suffering that goes on in this country.  I would like to know why you continue to believe Obama is the right man for the position of President of our once great nation?  Is he threatening the media with censorship if you don't show him in a flattering light at all times? What gives?

October 18, 2012
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You claimed Obama said "this was an act of terror". He did not say that. Shouldn't a journalist interrupting a debate be honest and know the truth? You said it was from the transcript, but you made up your own paraphrasing.

 

Why didn't you interrupt Obama when he said Planned Parenthood performs mammograms? That is not true, but your fact checker must have been off.

 

You mention a "time keeper" when you cut off Romney. Yet, you allowed Obama to speak almost 4 minutes more.

 

CNN is MSNBC without the reverend.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley should fact check as well as other moderators. Apparently most of posting I have read on here is only concerned about whether the candidate is Republican or Democrate. Use your brains and fact check for yourself. Know the issues and what each candidate stands for become voting. Vote your pocket and not someone elses!

October 18, 2012
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I would like an answer to the following question that was dodged by Obama and not picked up on by Mitt.   The question was:  "who was responsible for not responding to the request for more security for the Lybian consulate and why was the request refused?"   Obama just went into a discourse about the foreign service staff all worked for him, etc.

October 18, 2012
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Candy; Why did you break debate rules and take the side of one side when a Moderator is only suppose ask the questions and not help Obama in the debate. Also did you know you cut Romney off 28 times and Obama off 9 time and gave Obama almost 10 percent more time? I hope the debate commission in the future will never allow you this honor ever again. From now on do to your coming out as a Liberal with a bias your shows should only be considered opinion not news. Maybe you could get a show on Fox, they do have both News and Opinion and are quite clear where that line is drawn.

October 18, 2012
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Sometime truth hurts(R), Crowley did great job.

October 18, 2012
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What a disgrace Crowley's performance was.  I was embarrased as a woman to watch that train wreck.  Prior to this I had a pretty high opinion of Candy though you can tell she leans liberal, she does try for the most part to keep her opinions in check during her normal CNN appearances.  But Martha Raddatz wiped the floor with her on that debate performance.  Journalism has become such theater with smoke and mirrors rather than real reporting, it just disgusts me.

October 18, 2012
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Watching the Right argue semantics is hilarious!

October 18, 2012
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Amazing that CNN supports this type of moderator,must be that they what to insure BHO would win the debate (BARELY at that!). Here is a fact...Crowley should be "retired" from her position along with any other CNN flunkies that thought that was an OK moderator performance.

 

I will not use CNN or cnn.com in the future due to your biased reporting.

October 18, 2012
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Any astute voter can see the Republican strategy.  Sununu, Gingrich and Carly Fiorina hold Obama down while Romney tries to cut Obama’s hair off.  Ryan, you’re too young for this: you stand in the hallway and make sure Hillary and Biden can’t come to the rescue.  And let’s not forget to bully any moderator or newscaster that reports it. 

October 18, 2012
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ASKED ROMNEY

 

MEDICARE and Private Insurance or Voucher.

 

Private insurance is unaffordable for middle class people no matter the age. No one who is currently retired, can afford paying for a private insurance out off Social Security income.  If you become the president, how are you going to guarantee that middle class people that their income from social security will stretch enough to afford the cost of the Private Insurance option you propose? Please give some specifics of how you are going to achieve this plan to benefit the middle class.

October 18, 2012
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I would like an answer to the question to Barack, which he blatantly disregarded and neither Mitt nor Candy picked up on it.   The question was "Who refused the request for additional security by the Lybian consulate and why?".  

October 18, 2012
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fire her

October 18, 2012
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What is most disturbing that not only was not only did she actively support Obama but she was factually incorrect. 

 

If CNN had a single ounce of journalistic integrity they would have apologized for her performance and suspended her.  Sadly, CNN is worse than Fox and MSNBC, at least those organizations make no pretense about who they are.  CNN attempts to present themselves as a true, unbiased news organization but they are biased AND dishonest.

October 18, 2012
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I would like an answer to the question to Barack, which he blatantly disregarded and neither Mitt nor Candy picked up on it.   The question was "Who refused the request for additional security by the Lybian consulate and why?".

October 18, 2012
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If you watch the moment closely, Obama reaches out for help from Candy like it was prediscussed.  Candy had a paper on it and it looked like Obama was directing her to it.  Did the Obama campaign prep Crowley?  Answer than CNN, because the stupid response video from Candy doesn't address the 95% of questions posted on this page.

October 18, 2012
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Candy Crowley was a poor excuse for a moderator and clearly in the tank for OBAMA. She should be fired for injecting her opinion when she did not know the facts of Obama's statements (as well as his cronies) following the attack & murder of the ambassador. Was it not made clear to Candy that she needed to be impartial regardless of her political views. Way to go, Candy, you messed up BIGTIME.

October 18, 2012
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She is so biased that I think CNN has become a propaganda vehicle for liberals.  How sad.

October 18, 2012
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How much Obama campaign money was she paid to fix the debate?

October 18, 2012
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Not biased are you.

October 18, 2012
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Hi Candy, In general you did a good job.  Your experience and knowledge showed on the debate night.  At one point of time, I noticed that you were unsure to intervene or not, when they physically came too close in an argument.  Though you were smiling all through the debate, there was some kind of tension and fear surfaced on your face now and then.  Your moderation was good but slipped in one incident when you backed-up President Obama on the 'No terror' statement.  I do not know how many people noticed this, the President immediately took advantage of your support and I think he said, 'Say that loud Candy'  As a moderator you let Governor Romney look weak/small at this moment.  You can work on this.  Anyway, Good job.

October 18, 2012
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October 18, 2012
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All,

 

I thought the debate was OK as long as you are open minded. The very problem we have is that we expect someone to him at the end.

 

The purpose of the debate is to listen to the candidates about their views on a certain subject. At the end of the day, you will decide who best answer the question.

 

The problem with Rommey is that he is making up the story and he got caught. The same thing with Obama.

 

So you guys stop blaming the moderator because there is no such thing as a perfect moderator.

 

Peace to all. we are all Americans. Canadians please hands off. Non of your business.

October 18, 2012
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When Obama made his comment on Benzhazi and his Rose Garden statement and Romney responded that, in fact, Obama had NOT called the Benghazi incident an "act of terror" so early on, Obama immediately turned to you and asked you to back him up with the transcript. It appeared that his campaign had told you he was going to make that statement and asked you to be ready with the transcript to prove he used those words (although not with respect to the Benghazi incident) and you responded immediately to do so. Did you come to the debate with transcripts of all previous statements by the candidates or did you prepare for this particular statement by Obama with the purpose of appearing to give credence to his claim?

October 18, 2012
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If CNN and Crowley had any credibility before this debate, they've lost it all now.

 

Pathetic.  Sickening to see this is what has become of CNN.

 

Has anyone, anywhere offered a reason that the speaking time in these debates are lop-sided?

 

Has Crowley offered an excuse as to why she interrupted Romney 2 or 3 times as much as Obama?

 

As an independent, the media running these debates has decided my vote.  

 

ROMNEY is getting my vote because I believe all this adds up to a very deliberate conspiracy against the American voter.

 

Scary.

 

Go Romney.  Go Freedom.  Go America.

 

Shame on Crowley.  Shame on CNN

 

 

October 18, 2012
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I have a question for the US citizens. Where do you find politicians like Mitt Romney. Obama is bad enough to swallow but, Romney? No, please. Any chance than the Republicans make an effort and try harder (I know is a lot to ask)on finding a politician better than this guy. Don't blame the moderator just tell Romney and his followers to look at themselves in a mirror carefully. And please, stop calling yourselves, Americans. America is a continent not a country. I am sure you can get geography book in the library.

October 18, 2012
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Candy Crowley in working for CNN lives in so much spinn she dosen't even know the truth when she hears it. Obama must have loaned her his rose colored glasses.

October 18, 2012
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Romney wanted to say that he supports "equal pay for equal work" for women, but Crowley wouldn't LET him.  Obama doesn't control just the lib-traitor media-- he also has rigged the entire election.  His poor performance on the first debate was pure deception, because he had already decided the eventual outcome.  Obama controls high gas prices not just here; he controls WORLD gas prices, which he is keeping high to make the election appear to be close-- when in fact it is already stolen!  Nothing we read or see in the news is ever factual.  White male conservatives are the most oppressed people in world history!

October 18, 2012
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I would ask Candy why she was so biased for Obama. The questions were mostly in his wheel house, she helped him answer questions, she continually interrupted Romney as he started to make his points, she allowed Obama to speak almost uninterrupted and rarely hit him with a difficult or strong followup question, and she let him talk 9% longer than Romney -- she was an embarrassment to herself and CNN, and showed she is not a fair journalist. It will be the only presidential she moderates, I bet. She inserted herself into the debate, falsely. She made some bad decisions. Total disappointment.

October 18, 2012
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Thank you all for reminding me why I should not scroll down to  the comments section ever again. Congratulations.

October 18, 2012
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I am a foreighner... neither Dem nor Rep.

 

First of all, today's CNN is a media rep for Democratic party even for my eyes.  So it is very odd that CNN does moderator.  They should bring BBC or NHK to host.

 

Second.  I have to agree that both moderators are biased to Democratic party candidate than Repblican candidate.  More time given to any one is already unacceptable.

 

Thirtd. For both debate, anyone saying Obama did better better test your brain or alter the way you pick president.  Stop selecting unqualified speaker who represent as clean human who has nother other to offer as leader.  Rather pick a skilled one even though you dont trust him.

October 18, 2012
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I prefer Jim in the first interview over Candy.  Candy was so worried about being labeled as too soft as jim was, that she dominated the debate and actually engaged in the discussions. She held them to the time too closely and at the expense of cutting off dialogue and thereby denying us a chance to see who these men really are.  So if Romney tends to run over, but says nothing, then that helps me to decide.  Let's hope the last debate is moderated somewhere between Jim and Candy.

October 18, 2012
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I am so surprised that Candy is still working at CNN after her horrible night at the debates. This just goes to show how far the main stream media will go to promote their candidate. If this had been done on the other side the democrats would be taking this through the ceiling!!!!

October 18, 2012
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Candy is a liberal latina with ties to Obama, and works for CNN. I need say more?

October 18, 2012
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FIRE HER

October 18, 2012
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I am not surprised at the pro Obama stance Candy took in the interview. She works for CNN and she has to toe the CNN line, which probabaly too is hers. It is a pity that CNN(and laso other BIG ones) is not balanced. In 2008 Democratic primaries they were pro Obama and again in the election 2008. The 2008 results were a foregone conclusion with Obama being a movement and also a moment. I am not apolitical but I still believe that Candy could have been more neutral rather than jumping to show her slant for Obama.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley shamed all journalist with her obvious bias against Romney.  Nothing wrong with being an Obama supporter but she shouldn't be in a moderator if she can't stay objective.  CNN's liberal bias set the debate up for Obama to 'win' by letting him finally address the 47% comment at the end where Romney couldn't respond. Crowley knew that Obama would tank on Libya and knew Romney would attack his commments.  How conventient that she had the transcript of Obama's speech with her.  This whole thing was a sham.  I've deleted their news app and will no longer watch such an unobjective news 'journalist'.     

October 18, 2012
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These questions are suspiciously soft. How about:

 

"Do think it is appropriate, even ethical, for a presidential debate moderator to provide  "real-time" fact checking statements?"

 

"Is it a good idea for a moderator during a presidential debate to verbally comment on the accuracy of a statement made by a candidate?"

 

"Ms. Crowley, what would you say about his statement: 'A moderator of a presidential debate should ensure that each candidate receives equal time in response to the questions posed and that this responsibility is the first priority of the moderator?"

 

"Given your performance and what many are calling an obvious interference in the debate process, do you think you will ever be asked to moderate any debate ever again?"

 

I would very much like to see these questions posed.

October 18, 2012
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I hope it's obvious to others reading this that there is an effort by Romney supporters to deflect from his debate defeat by blaming the moderator (you can tell by the way the same language is used) in the same way Obama supporters tried to accuse Romney of cheating in the first debate. The thing Crowley should be criticized for is running out of time to ask a question about climate disruption. Very ironic since we're running out of time to respond effectively.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley is a disgrace to journalism.

FACTS: 

10% more time to Obama

Interrupts Romney 28 times, Obama only 9.

Got her "fact checking" wrong - even according to the liberal Washington Post.

She shifted debate momentum in Obama's favor.

She's not suppose to be the 3rd debater!

October 18, 2012
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It is quite obvious this pathetic hack was schilling for her chosen candidate and not moderating a presidential debate. What republican in their right mind would agree to have this non-journalist scrub moderate such an important event? Who was soooo stupid as to agree to let her even attend much less moderate? She warned us she would not sit on the sideline and through gross negligence of her SIMPLE duties managed to insert herself into the debate. Guess what idiot, your actions have been noted as outrageously biased by liberals and conservatives alike, there is no hiding the fact you have disgraced and defecated on any and all journalistic creeds of unbiased and ethical behaviour. The whole world, whether they will admit it or not knows and understands you are nothing more than a media prostitute doing the calling of your johns in the democratic party. Read the comments, they are 99% negative, even from the party you worked so hard to support as 'moderator' Hopefully someone is 'moderating' your dismissal so you can go to the land of obscure irrelevance where you belong

October 18, 2012
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Crowley's stint as a "moderator" was an embarassment.  She was clearly rude to Mr. Romney, particularly regarding her idiotic input concerning what the president and his administration said about the attack on our embassy and the fast and furios debacle.  She should learn to keep her big fat mouth shut and do her frikkin job, if she's ever chosen again.  CNN should apologize to Mr. Romney and the nation for this circus.

October 18, 2012
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Good job, Candy.  I appreciate how difficult it was to keep that Romneybot under control.

October 18, 2012
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Candy did a great job, its funny when Mittens loses a debate there is a lot of finger pointing. He lost the debate. Obama lost the first one. Get over the it!

October 18, 2012
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i would like to know how much team obama pays her? it was obvious she has a dem. agenda....but the good news is, the american voters are on to the bias media these days....well most of us are.

October 18, 2012
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Candy is such a sweet name. Now I wonder if there is a woman in the binders of women who can come to my house to cook for me. Romney is such a wiz to find a place for women. Women can be useful. We just have to organize them in the binders.

October 18, 2012
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Remember what happened when Dan Rather showed his bias and tried to change the course of the election.  Crowley is the new Dan Rather and should be banished to some obscure cable network never to be heard from again.

October 18, 2012
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Candy, you did a great job!

 

Thank you

October 18, 2012
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Hey dubrats would it have been "bias" media if it was Hannity from Fox News.. HE LOST GET OVER IT.. YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley ...did not like her as a moderator ...she showed favoritism towards Obama...she should not have done that ,and she had no business getting involved in any questions and especially  about Benghazi ,that was not her job.Evidently no one told her how to be a moderator

October 18, 2012
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I’m very disappointed in CNN.  I was so looking forward to an unbiased moderator for this debate.  We expect commentators from Fox News to be right-wing, MSNBC to  left-wing.  As Americans we can make up our own minds about who we vote for without the moderator taking sides during a debate.  We all have our opinions and preferences.  However,  Ms. Crowley should have been professional enough to check hers at the door…

 

I hope CNN learns from this and provides unbiased professional moderators in the future.  We Americans are counting on CNN the be reasonable, open-minded, thinking persons news network.

 

October 18, 2012
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I don't see why Fox & Friends are on CNN posting these ridiculous comments. CNN is about the fairest news network around.

October 18, 2012
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Also as a woman ,if these women think they have it so hard they should have been woring in the late 70"s when as women we could not get a credit card in our name ,it HAD to be in you husband's name,to get ahead in business was very difficult to do ,harrassment,huh ,I could write a book about it in the early 90"s and not by men but by women,trust me you have it easy.The only thing I do not understand is why are women letting men make decisions about their bodies,I have yet to hear about women putting restrictions on men's bodies.....I never hear anything about men's health in any conversation by a politician???????  

October 18, 2012
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well thank god she didnt work for FOX :) stop whining! it is what it is and it already happened so get OVER it!

October 18, 2012
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You are amazing!! How could you keep a straight face knowing that willard Romney was lying thru his teeth...Joe M.

October 18, 2012
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mr shabazz.....if it looks like a duck,quacks like a duck...it's a DUCK....get over it.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley bias?  She interrupted Romney 28 times, Obama 8 times. Crowley told Romney and all in the room and on national TV that Obama called it a terror attack! A blatant lie! If you listen to Obama's Rose Garden comment, you can see that Obama was using a generality at the end of the speech, NOT talking about the one event! And note how Obama told Romney to go ahead..then when Romney said Obama did not call it a terrorist act..Crowley quickly called Romney a liar and Obama yelled out for her to repeat it and pull a copy of the comments!  How did he know Crowley had a copy? This smells of a pre-planned attack orchestrated by Obama and Crowley. Of course, Crowley has now back tracked, but the damage is done! CNN and Crowley proved once again, they are in bed with the Democrats!

October 18, 2012
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Unbelievable. For someone as experienced as Crowley, what in the world was she thinking? She needs a very long vacation and then CNN should not risk put her back on TV but find her a desk job doing the research she obviously did not do, nor should she have had to . . . because she was a moderator, not a fact checker with bad facts.

October 18, 2012
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Candy Crowley committed the most obvious "crime" of bias ever committed by a presidential debate moderator. To jump in and rescue a debate participant is wrong to begin with, but she did more than that. She rescued him when he was wrong! The fact is, Obama tried to make it look like he called Benghazi an act of "terror" immediately afterward, when he didn't. Read the transcript. He uses the word "terror", in a generic sense, but not in labeling the attack. Obama and Crowley misled the entire American public by failing to provide the context in which the word "terror" was used. Mitt Romney was right to call out Obama on that point, and Crowley was absolutely wrong for coming to Obama's defense!

 

October 18, 2012
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So Candy, obviously you're in the tank for Obama, since you gave him all that extra talking time, fed him lines, and generally tried to cover for him. Why editorialize in favor of the president instead of following the rules laid down by the debate commission? Also, if a moderator can't follow rules and guidelines, shouldn't they be removed from the position before they can blatantly trying to take sides in the debate?

October 18, 2012
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IN FULL: THE CNN EMAIL

Let's start with a big round of applause for Candy Crowley for a superb job under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. She and her team had to select and sequence questions in a matter of hours, and then she had to deal with the tricky format, the nervous questioners, the aggressive debaters, all while shutting out the pre-debate attempts to spin and intimidate her. She pulled it off masterfully.

The reviews on Candy's performance have been overwhelmingly positive but Romney supporters are going after her on two points, no doubt because their man did not have as good a night as he had in Denver.

 

On the legitimacy of Candy fact-checking Romney on Obama's Rose Garden statement, it should be stressed that she was just stating a point of fact: Obama did talk about an act (or acts) of terror, no matter what you think he meant by that at the time.

On why Obama got more time to speak, it should be noted that Candy and her commission producers tried to keep it even but that Obama went on longer largely because he speaks more slowly. We're going to do a word count to see whether, as in Denver, Romney actually got more words in even if he talked for a shorter period of time.

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Above is the email that CNN mailed out to their co-anchors stating to back up Ms. Crowley.

 

Ms. Crowley, my question is this, is it CNN's policy to allot time based upon the numbers of words that each candidate says?  (read last paragraph of CNN email).  It sounds like CNN is not interested in equal opportunity but more in equal outcomes.  Is this the CNN policy?

 

I stand by to hear your response Ms. Crowley

October 18, 2012
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Those weren't the right questions. The right questions are:

 

1. Why did you bring a copy of the President's "Rose Garden Speech" in reaction to the Libya attack?

 

2. In the course of answering the Libya question, how is it that President Obama knew you had a copy right there with you? President Obama pointed directly to you and said, "Pull out the transcript.

October 18, 2012
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wow all the Friends of Fox are posting here...blame it on Candy because Mittens got smashed and exposed for his Richie Rich self.

October 18, 2012
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I think that CNN should be fined for what happen with this

debate. and Ms. Crowley should have been professional and not of try to sway the votes and she need to be fired for it.

October 18, 2012
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The fact that the righties here are dissing the moderator is a clear sign that Obama whipped Romney in this debate-a sure sign that they are losing is when they start whining about the moderator or the polls or the "liberal" mediawhat a bunch of losers

October 18, 2012
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agree completely with others in that Ms Crowley was there

to help the president;she led him, covered for him when he

stumbled, and had the transcript from the rose garden to verify what he said(he told her to read from it when Mitt

called him out on his lie).

News agencies in this country are supposed to give us the 5 W's, not there personal opinions;are suppose to give all sides of issues. That is what the public WANTS!

Why don't you give it a try,your ratings might go up.

October 18, 2012
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Moderators are outdated, technology is a better answer. Read the question, give each candidate four minutes (or whatever agreed time) to answer it with a countdown clock they can see, then cut the mike until it is there turn. When all three debates have given the DNC ticket more time, and and interrupted the GOP more has shown bias in the debates. When Crowley interceded on Obama's behalf only to be wrong  Mitt right when she flushed her credibility as a journalist down the toilet forever. And the fact that this news organization has tried to defend her at best incompetent and worst disgusting and sleazy act is a severe hit to the credibility of what was once America's only unbiased cable news source. Crowley's performance was one of the lowest points for journalism ever. And then the outlets wonder why they're getting beaten by blogs run by camera phones that just show the facts and keep their partisanship out of the way. Pathetic.

October 18, 2012
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I just went to FoxNews to see this fair-mindedness that all of these conservative posters are talking about and I don't see it. 

I have a feeling that these are all just people that are frustrated that they aren't allowed to vent on the fox website.

 

Even though I am an Obama supporter I am always willing to hear a good argument.   How about they try and do a detailed explanation of Romney's financial plan instead of all the biased articles they currently have posted.

 

By the way, on FoxNews after the debate Pat Buchanan talked about how he loved the way that it all went, style wise.  Some republicans are honest and more willing to see both sides.

 

Mrs. Crowley, while making a mistake to get involved on substance, should not be lambasted.  She was certainly better than the moderator of the first debate in my opinion.

October 18, 2012
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Crowley is just a pawn for Obama and CNN. Did you really expect anything different? FOX found a niche because CNN and others tilt so far to the left. I don't watch either very much. I use to watch CSPAN but got tired of the lies each party told of the process I just watched. So, the partisans fight like little kids. I thought the job of a moderator is to facilitate. Obviously, to Crowley and CNN facilitate means get your guy over. Sick!   

October 18, 2012
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CNN now needs to change from CNN to CNDNC, the same as MSDNC is now the call letters for MSNBC, These so-called news organizations along with ABC and others are a disgrace to the news industry. All of these networks are as bad as MediaMatters and MoveOn.org! Maybe George Soros is funding these networks too!

October 18, 2012
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Candy I hope you have watched the video of Obama's speech again in the rose garden (as I hope everyone has, its on youtube).  Now I would expect that you would nationally apologize for incorrectly stating that Obama said it was a terrorist attack.  I'm hoping Romney will clear that up on Monday.  You should be fined or suspended at the very least for a. influencing voters as that was NOT your job (either way) or b. what believed to be correct statements.  Your job is just to allow them to present their case and move them on.  Personally I think your crendentials should be terminated.  Whether this was for either candidate its not for a moderator to determine the validity of a statement or you should have been doing them for every statement.

October 18, 2012
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I want to ask Ms. Candy that how much she got sugar from the looser and liar Obama to sale herself  by interrupting  a viable candidate, Ramney who has the same right to speak as Obama. And also why she was giving President more time to blather as he has been doing since four years, and no truth ever comes out even our ambassador and people are being killed.

At the time when the world was Watching our election process, is that the best thing of her she has to show. She shamed all the people and media of this country.

October 18, 2012
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I want to know if Candy is single I would like to buy her Obama cookies. She did a great job and I wish her the best as a reporter.

 

Love D.

October 18, 2012
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From the Commission of Presidential Debates - "The CPD is firmly committed to providing, in a professional and nonpartisan manner, debates in 2012 that will allow the American public to view the leading presidential and vice presidential candidates discuss the issues facing the country."

 

Ms. Crowley, do you believe that you were non-partisan as the debate commission requires?  If yes, then why the CNN directive to co-anchors directing them to support your work as moderator?

 

We Americans stand by for your response -

 

October 18, 2012
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@flyover,

 

Please grow up she has done a great job. please leave her alone. I wish should could moderate all the debates from now on.

 

 

October 18, 2012
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CNN posted a "Fact Check" article on Obama's Libya comments and that is just as misleading as Crowley's remarks during the debate. During the debate, the president specifically indicated that he called the Benghazi attack an act of terror. That is entirely untrue! Nobody cares if he used the word "terror" in his speeches following the attack. The fact is...It took him two weeks to label this specific act as an act of terror. That's what matters! CNN, please quit taking the president's remarks out of context!

October 18, 2012
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I think Candy was very professional, did her job and didn't let Romney bully her like he bullies everybody else. Romney was clearly the one doing the interrupting and didn't want to play by the rules set before him unless he was the one making them. Obama on the otherhand doesn't loose control and get defensive. He smiles and was very gracious. Even Candy had to tell Romney, like a child, to sit down and be quiet, when he was supposed to be finished and running over into the other debater's time; he's done this twice, (you act like a bully child, you'll be treated like one) which is clearly the way Romney comes across. And the sad part is, he may not really be this way at all, but his presentation skills are terrible; it's obvious people skills is not one his strengths. Somebody may like that aggressive, bully attitude but to me that spells trouble and is clearly not a characteric of a president. He's defensive when someone ask him a question that he is clearly uncomfortable answering; he always seems trying to provoke a fight from someone. He gets angry too quickly. I've also noticed he has to backtrack pretty much on everything he says, the problem with Romney is his communication skills; everytime he speaks, he puts his foot in his mouth. It is obvious by all of the jokes and jibes about Romney on the internet. It's not fabricated; he's done this to himself because of his poor communication skills. He's doesn't know how or where to begin nor end. He's become a laughing stock. I've given Romney a chance to prove himself, but I just keep getting the same bully attitude and tons of inaccuracies that he keeps getting called on. I don't think he's president material; he's too nervous to be president and probably needs to go back to the corporate board room where he is most comfortable. He just can't stay focused. I'm not an Obama fan either. I'm currently disappointed in both candidates and personally wish we had better candidates to choose from. I fail them both.

October 18, 2012
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Christina, just saw the video interview with Candy Crowley. Great job as always. Candy was also quite engaging and direct in her response to our questions. Thanks!

October 18, 2012
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Obama squeaks out a technical win, with an assist from Candy Crowley. Apparently CNN believes it was her roll to jump in and help Obama like she that. It sure did look like he needed all the help he could get after the first debate. And get help he did.

Needless to say, Candy Crowley vaporized any lingering claim she had to being an objective arbiter or a fair moderator with this performance. Of course Obama supporters will not be bothered by that. In fact, it is largely because of the assistance that she gave Obama that the left is so pleased with her performance.

In any case, Candy Crowley's presidential debate moderating career ended Tuesday night. I hope she is proud of herself, because she is going to have to live with this from now on.

October 18, 2012
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I thought Candy did a great job considering she was trying to guide 2 powerful men. I liked the way she kept the questions moving and just enough time for the answers. I have been reading all of the terrible things people have been posting . In the first debate I think the moderator just gave up and president Obama was very laid back and Romney just took over  Obama was too quiet and everyone including his supporters saw this. No one blamed the moderator. Romney looked like a bully who was wrong on the last question and the right & Fox News blamed Candy.

That was not her fault, she did GREAT!

October 18, 2012
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She was just plain bad at her job

October 18, 2012
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"I think Candi Crowley should be fired from CNN for being so overtly biased in favor of President Obama and for misrepresenting the facts regarding President Obama's address in the Rose Garden following the killing of the four US diplomats in Benghazi.  Crowley gave President Obama more time to speak, interrupted Governor Romney many more times and took President Obama's side during the famous exchange regarding Libya.  It was not Crowley's place to act as the fact checker for the Obama campaign, especially when she distributed incorrect facts and intentionally tried to mislead the public about how the Obama administration handled the first two weeks following the murders in Libya.  Shame on Candi Crowley for trying to take the spot light and help President Obama.  Shame on the Commission on President Debates for picking such a partisan like Candi Crawley to moderate the debate."

I am fiirst an American and then a Democrat and I cannot defend her poor and biased and irresponsible conduct, that can be explained from a reporter like her,in front of my Republican friends.

She did a shameful job.

October 19, 2012
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Ms. Crowley- As a professional female, I am saddened by your immaturity-- it may be another 20 years before a female may be called upon again to moderate, thanks to your performance... I have a feeling you will be ruminating over multiple re-reruns of the debate tape. Your "emperor has no clothes": fawning courtiers like you do neither him nor your fellow countrymen any favors. Categorizing his first debate performance as a failure of style was disingenuous- he lost on both style and substance. Good for him for bring on the former during the second debate- he did what he had to. I wish you had too.

October 19, 2012
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All I have to say is "Candy, you rock."

October 19, 2012
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All I have to say is that Crowley's face will never appear again in my livingroom.  What makes her think she has the authority to correct one of two people debating when she was the moderator? She should check her facts!  She was WRONG!

October 22, 2012
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Why don't you ask some real questions instead of just skirting the issue of Candy's obvious bias for Obama.  I can't believe you are just letting this go, but of course she does work for CNN...

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November 21, 2012
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I'm back and still no birds!So what can be going on? Maybe the chem trails they've been putting in the sky for the past year or more might have something to do with it,which by the way, I can't believe more people don't take notice of!If we don't have birds we're going to have a lot of insects,which in turn means more decease.Whats going on?

November 24, 2012
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Why would it not be practical,i think the young male with the dui charge to go to church instead of jail is a

great idea, put him in prision what will he learn. (except to be like other inmates.Church will give him guildance and teach him in many ways , i say horray for the judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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