Here is the live feedfor the third, and final debate between President Barak Obama, and his challenger, Governor Mitt Romney.
Here is the video, via Breitbart, that shows how Candy Crowley tried to explain away how she helped Obama with some false information.
It seems that Crowley aided the POTUS will some cover. Mediaite has even more on why so far fewer Americans trust the media…
My singular take away moment of last night’s debate was one that elevated Crowley from moderator to debate participant. Crowley shot from the hip and echoed a talking point from the Obama campaign regarding their handling of the Libya attack to criticize Mitt Romney mid-debate. What’s more? She was wrong. Crowley did her profession a disservice last night and confirmed many American’s deepest suspicions about the media in the process.
During the debate, when President Obama was challenged – as his administration has been for weeks – about the White House’s handling of the attacks in Libya, he bristled with indignation over the suggestion that he was taking this attack with anything but the utmost seriousness.
So, the MSM helps out Obama again. And CNN wonders why no one watches?
CNN is hosting the next Presidential debate, which is a town hall format. However, the host, as well as the format should provide the Romney campaign with some caution, as CNN allowed Democratic “plants” to pose as alleged independents back in 2007. Michelle Malkin has the details, as well as the history…
But Crowley is already making noises that she plans to circumvent the agreed-upon rules and take control:
In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of this Tuesday’s town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned.
While an early-October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns suggests that CNN’s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday-night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested that she will assume a broader set of responsibilities. As Crowley put it last week, “Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?’”
OK, that doesn’t seem too strange or odd to you? Well, look at it again through the prism of what happened in 2007, also from the same source…
If any more political plants turn up at CNN’s presidential debates, the cable-news network will have to merge with the Home and Garden channel.
At CNN’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas two weeks back, moderator Wolf Blitzer introduced several citizen questioners as “ordinary people, undecided voters.” But they later turned out to include a former Arkansas Democratic director of political affairs, the president of the Islamic Society of Nevada and a far left anti-war activist who’d been quoted in newspapers lambasting Harry Reid for his failure to pull out of Iraq.
The story is far from over: Cooper and CNN still owe their audience – and the GOP candidates – a bouquet of mea culpas for due diligence and disclosure lapses. Beyond Kerr, Internet sleuths have uncovered several other Democratic activists lurking in the YouTube garden:
* A young woman named “Journey” questioned the candidates on abortion. On her blog (easily accessed from her YouTube channel), she declares herself a John Edwards supporter. Post debate, she immediately posted a video wearing . . . her John Edwards ’08 T-shirt.
* David Cercone of Florida asked a question seemingly on behalf of the Log Cabin Republicans. He had declared his support for Obama on an Obama ’08 campaign blog back in July.
* Concerned mother LeeAnn Anderson asked about lead in toys with her two children in her lap. She is actually a staffer and prominent Pittsburgh union activist for the United Steelworkers – which has endorsed Edwards.
On other questioners, elementary Google searches show that:
* Ted Faturos, who asked about ethanol subsidies, had served as an intern for Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.).
* Adam Florzak, who asked about Social Security, quit his job as a welder and is working with Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) staff on the issue.
* Mark Strauss, who urged Ron Paul to run as an independent, had publicly supported Gov. Bill Richardson in July.
So, this is where it all ties in. Plants can ask questions designed to favor Obama, or just try to make Romney look bad. Then, with Candy Crowley threatening to “expand” on the questions, Romney can be clobbered with unanswerable or asinine questions, only to have the host stay on the topic.
Now, the Obama Campaign can take the “high road,” and try to stay above it. They can do that because they know that the bias will favor them, and they can claim innocence, or ever denounce it. But all the while, the damage will be done.
Isn’t it great to have a media that will do your dirty work for you?
Here is the live feed link for the Presidential Debate this evening. It’s Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger, vs. Barak Obama, sitting President of the United States.
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Here is the live feed link for the Presidential Debate this evening.