Much ado has been made (and rightfully so) about Candy Crowley’s performance as moderator in the second of the three Presidential Debates this year. Opinions on the left range from embarrassment to outright praise; while those on the right are pretty much in agreement that she was definitely in the tank for team Obama.
In an internal memo obtained by TMZ and reported on Breitbart, Crowley’s Managing Editor thought she did a “superb job.”
However, the question practically nobody is asking (although I did find one article about it on the Independent Journal Review) is “Did CNN and the Obama Campaign commit a major breach of ethics by coordinating how the president would respond during the debate to the issue of the terrorist attacks on our Consulate in Benghazi?”
From that article:
But the specific question being raised here, with no bias aforethought, is why the president said “get the transcript” to Candy Crowley, who nearly instantly backed the president up on calling the Benghazi attack “an act of terror” in his September 12th Rose Garden remarks? There doesn’t seem to be any documentation that the campaigns either provide, or are aware of, any transcripts or other materials in the possession of the moderator during the debate.
But why would the president presume that she had a transcript of his September 12th Rose Garden remarks at her disposal? The Rose Garden speech may have been mentioned at a few news outlets or blogs prior to the debate, but it certainly was not a widely known or talked about source of public information about the Benghazi attack.
This article really sums it up. Why did the President tell Ms. Crowley to read from the transcript of his remarks? Other than outright, unethical coordination, how would the President know she even had them to read from?
Of course, the MSM will not explore this question because they are probably breathing a sigh of relief that it wasn’t more blatant than it already was. In other words, they got by with it.
Let’s make sure they don’t get by with in on November 6th, shall we?