"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.He got four more minutes than Mitt Romney because "he speaks more slowly." What? Whose fault is that? In a debate if you can't get your dang words out in the allotted time then too darn bad! It just proves how biased the media is, and how unfair debates can be. Partisan moderators who can't leave their favoritism or bias at home have no place moderating debates. Shameful.
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."
Saturday, October 20, 2012
CNN- Obama Got More Time At Debate Because "He Speaks More Slowly"
TMZ somehow got the inter-office email that CNN's Mark Whitaker (Managing Editor) sent to fellow CNNers praising Candy Crowley's abysmal performance at the presidential Townhall Debate, and justifying her bias.