CNN Boss Sends Email to Staff, Reminding Them to Cover For Disgraced Crowley

CNN’s Candy Crowley did an unspeakably bad job moderating the debate. More has been said in recent days about her awful job than what either candidate had to say. While the best the liberal media can seem to muster up is a, “Well, she didn’t do that badly,” it seems even her boss, CNN’s Managing Editor Mark Whitaker has to put a little salt on these grits to make them palatable.

Whitaker wrote an email to the CNN staff, equipping them with excuses for Crowley’s performance and ways to spin the unfair treatment afforded Governor Romney.

Yeah, it’s always the mark of a job well done when your boss has to circle the wagons and issue an email to all coworkers, issuing plausible excuses to defend the job you did.

Courtesy of Breitbart.com, the email reads,

“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.”

I don’t really know where to begin, so I’ll just dive right in:

Whitaker starts off by congratulating Crowley for managing to select questions. As she knew the liberal talking points that would favor Obama, let’s hold off on the praise; a high school freshman in a government class could figure out what questions to ask that would favor the liberal.

And as for the “pre-debate attempts to spin and intimidate her,” I think he’s referring to both campaigns’ attempts to get her to do what a moderator is supposed to do, and nothing more.

The reviews on Candy’s performance have not been positive. Even the liberal shills at The Washington Post have condemned her performance. Her partisanship was so indefensible, any news outlet that wishes to even maintain a scrap of ethics are admitting the inappropriateness of her meddling. Even Politico’s Mike Allen has abandoned the sinking Crowley ship. That’s saying something…

Hell, even Candy Crowley admits Romney was right…

Whitaker then goes into explaining that the staff are to excuse Crowley’s false information she interjected into the debate by offering a plausible excuse- that she may have been right if viewed through the flimsiest, most ambiguous and loosely-constructed context. I just know that if I were going to interrupt a presidential debate, I would have my facts straight before I opened my mouth.

And lastly, Whitaker then comes up with a defense to excuse the inequitable time allotted to each candidate by coming up with the excuse, and then hoping the facts will support it. And these people are supposed to be journalists?

Crowley’s indefensible behavior at the debate was bad enough. But now we must suffer a conspiracy within CNN to try and defend the indefensible position? I say throw her out and let her land in whatever garbage pail Dan Rather got thrown into.

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29 Responses to CNN Boss Sends Email to Staff, Reminding Them to Cover For Disgraced Crowley

  1. Is it customary for moderators to have transcripts of debate participants earlier speeches, press conferences, itc. on hand during a debate? Or, was this prearranged between the Obamas and Crowley? Obama was quick to say, “Check the transcript.” This makes me think this incident was pre-planned. Crowley made this question come at the end of the debate, and Obama knew to scream for the transcript. My other question is how is it possible that none of the Romney people knew what was in the Rose Garden speech and didn’t anticipate something like this happening.

    • MaryAnn Olt says:

      The following is my opinion and only my opinion…..

      Having listened to the Cindy Crowley “back-up” of Brack Obama during the 2nd presidential debate last evening, it stricks me that this whole event was a planned, staged, scripted and executed maneuver by Cindy Crowley and the president to cover up the real facts of the matter concerning the administration’s delayed response to the Libya terror attack on 9/11/12.

      I fully and completely believe this was the intent of the moderator and president to continue the deceit and outright lies told by Obama and his loyal liberal minions surrounding the Benghazi terror attack and the ridiculous movie that was used as the scapegoat for the 9/11/12 attacks on American soil.

      No one was on the ropes. This was a the plan and it was masterfully executed. — Mary Ann

      • MaryAnn Olt says:

        The following is my opinion and only my opinion…..

        Having listened to the Cindy Crowley “back-up” of Barack Obama during the 2nd presidential debate last evening, it strikes me that this whole event was a planned, staged, scripted and executed maneuver by Cindy Crowley and the president to cover up the real facts of the matter concerning the administration’s delayed response to the Libya terror attack on 9/11/12.

        I fully and completely believe this was the intent of the moderator and president to continue the deceit and outright lies told by Obama and his loyal liberal minions surrounding the Benghazi terror attack and the ridiculous movie that was used as the scapegoat for the 9/11/12 attacks on American soil.

        No one was on the ropes. This was a the plan and it was masterfully executed. — Mary Ann

  2. Rick Rountree says:

    All I want to know what has this president done for CNN for y’all to be for him at all cost. You people are more liberal than some of congress

    • Linda lAWRENCE says:

      I AGREE CINDY DID A TERRIBLE JOB AS MEDIATER. LIBERALS ARE FOOLS. this president has brought our country down big time.

  3. Burns Carness says:
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    October 18, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Is it customary for moderators to have transcripts of debate participants earlier speeches, press conferences, itc. on hand during a debate? Or, was this prearranged between the Obamas and Crowley? Obama was quick to say, “Check the transcript.” This makes me think this incident was pre-planned. Crowley made this question come at the end of the debate, and Obama knew to scream for the transcript. My other question is how is it possible that none of the Romney people knew what was in the Rose Garden speech and didn’t anticipate something like this happening.

  4. Ali dabiri says:

    This woman is an anchor, literally. She can be used to anchor 3 ships. What a brazen disgrace to journalism. No wonder CNN is going under.

  5. Sharon says:

    After the President said, “Can you repeat that a little louder Candy?” in the most arrogant of displays I believe he was saying, “Take that Romney ;”Candy” is my BFF.” He WAS at her wedding. Troubling also is that I could see Michelle Obama start applauding in the back of the room when he said it, which moved forward with the clapping. Which I read was forbidden. The audience was told to remain silent! Why didn’t “Candy” address them? Or are rules forbidden when you are trying to force your way into another term, like you rammed an unread Obamacare down our throats?

    • otto says:

      No, Obama wasn’t at her wedding. Obama was at Martha Raddatz’s first wedding, the moderator for the Biden/Ryan debate. Get your facts straight before you type. You won’t look ignorant that way.

  6. Joanne says:

    There is no doubt that she keep interrupting Romney and aided Obama in the debate. She also help him with his lies. She should have been fired for her part in this one sided debate. Romney did well inspite of this bias debate.

    • Linda lAWRENCE says:

      joanne you are right on, about candy’s actions in the debate. the first moderaters was better. candy is a liberal from hell.

    • otto says:

      She had to keep interrupting Romney, he wouldn’t stfu. He kept talking and talking as if he was on some game show, trying to win the stuffed animal.

      • Dave says:

        otto says:
        She had to keep interrupting Romney, he wouldn’t stfu. He kept talking and talking as if he was on some game show, trying to win the stuffed animal.

        Kind of like the above comment/talking point……blah, blah, blah….crickets!

  7. Mark R says:

    Any event run by the liberal media machine will favor their bias. Conservatives have to stick to their guns, stay on point and speak the truth. They cannot allow themselves to be pulled into the weeds and on the defensive. Obama cannot defend against the simple truth of his failed and corrupt administration and Romney needs to point this out daily.

    • David says:

      Conservatives should speak the truth. Liberals should speak the truth. But they won’t because honesty doesn’t win elections. Face it Mark, you have been turned into a partisan fool because you have bought into talking points and forgot to do the research.

  8. Carla Alsup says:

    Americans know exactly what happened and that is why Fox News broke all records with the number of viewers. CNN and all the other liberal news outlets are going down and are becoming insignificant!

  9. Ken Crocker says:

    THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ‘BIASED” COVER UP BY THE LIBERALS TO MAKE MITT ROMNEY LOOK BAD & GIVE OBAMA MORE CHANCES TO TELL MORE OF HIS ‘LIES” TO GET OFF THE HOOK ON NATIONAL TV BEFORE MILLIONS OF VIEWERS….HE’S IN ENOUGH HOT WATER 7 WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP HIS JOB (WHICH HE HASN’T DONE FOR FOUR YEARS) FOR ANOTHER TERM.

    YOUR MODERATOR, CANDY CROWLEY, DID A HORRIBLE JOB DURING THE DEBATE AS SHE SIDED ALMOST ALL NIGHT WITH OBAMA…GIVING HIM MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO “BASH” MITT ROMNEY….CROWLEY STOPPED ROMNEY 28 TIMES & ONLY 9 TIMES FOR OBAMA…HER ACTIONS WERE SO BLATANT AGAINST ROMNEY THAT ANY FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD COULD TELL WHAT SHE WAS DOING..SHE CONTINUOUSLY ALLOWED OBAMA TO “CHEAT” ON HIS TIME & EVEN SIDED WITH HIM ON SOME ISSUES. THIS IS A PATHETIC WAY TO RUN A DEBATE BEING IT WAS SO OBVIOUS WHICH SIDE SHE WAS ON….ONE OTHER THING THAT’S VERY BIASED IS HOW THE MEDIA HAS BEEN “SLAMMING” THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN THE PAPER, ON THE AIR TO STAY ON THE “GOOD” SIDE OF OBAMA.
    IF YOUR GOING TO COVER THE NEWS….DON’T BE SO ONE SIDED BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AREN’T STUPID…WE CAN TELL WHEN THE “CARDS ARE STACKED” LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN.

    SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED FOR HER ACTIONS…NOT GET A CONGRATULATIONS ” PAT ON THE BACK” FOR A JOB WELL DONE !!

    I’M A LEGAL AMERICAN BORN CITIZEN WHO HAS VOTED IN EVERY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SINCE 1960 …A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN WHO IS DISGUSTED WITH ALL THE LIES AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT OBAMA HAS DONE AGAINST OUR GREAT COUNTRY…THE MAIN THING IS HOW HE HAS MOCKED ALMIGHTY GOD & CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE ISLAMIC MUSLIMS WITH OUR TAX MONEY BY GIVING BILLIONS OF OUR MONEY TO FOREIGN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES…HE ALSO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOMS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN OUR CONSTITUTION BY OUR FORE FATHERS, ALONG WITH TURNING AMERICA INTO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY IF HE CONTINUES AS PRESIDENT.

    • Eleanor says:

      If this was a town hall debate, I am a monkey’s uncle. In a town hall debate, no questions are culled. They are truly spontaneous and the moderator either recognizes as valid or not. All she did was pander to BHO, picking only the questions most liberal leaning, trying to make Romney look bad. So glad he held his ground, not putting himself DOWN to their level. Professionalism and Presidential materal, nonwithstanding.

    • Larry says:

      You’ll look considerably less insane if you hit the caps lock key just one more time
      before your next post, content aside.

      • Jim Monaghan says:

        I certainly agree with Ken . . . and am always amused when people resort to personal insults when there is no rejoinder in fact. God bless you all, and God bless this great country. Jim

  10. David L. Webb says:

    Candy Crowley was disgraceful, though not gracefully so. Her attempts to silence Mitt Romney and her editorializing (or opinionating) the presidents untruths, was horrible at worst and amateurish at best. She should be immediately fired. If not, then CNN is a co-conspirator in this excuse for a lewgitimate debate. It all makes me wonder if the presidents debate preparers weren’t co-conspirators as well.
    I noticed that, while the camera was on his back, that the president was not looking at the person who raised the question, but somewhere out in spoace. I noticed it a number of times. Or was it just me??

    • Eleanor says:

      Nope, he does this during a lot of his speeches, like he is looking for someone to appear out of thin air to support him Just his usual spacy self.

  11. Linda Harward says:

    I’ve been thinking that, too. Obama had that self satisfied smirk when Romney too the bait. He knew what was coming. It was his Gotcha moment, only it backfired on him.

  12. Keith Poorman says:

    The Libya deal was bad, but even worse when Mitt tried to ask about the “fast and furious” she cut him right off! Why did Obama grant Holder executive privelige on the matter? Americans, even border agents are being killed on our soil over this travesty! In my opinion Obama and Holder need to answer for this!

  13. Jim Monaghan says:

    How telling that even CNN executives have to cover for the unprofessional job that Ms. Crowley did in the recent presidential debate. I have a bit of a different view of what transpired, however. I believe Ms. Crowley’s bias was so blatant that it backfired to the extent that it helped increase Mitt Romney’s lead over Obama. I hope the next moderator is equally as biased . . . which will continue to increase Romney’s lead over Obama. It is my opinion that we have a patriotic American (Romney) -vs- an anti-American Muslim (Obama) and that the general public is becoming more-and-more aware of the stark differences between the good (Romney)and evil (Obama) of these two men. Please continue to use Ms. Crowley in debates in the future . . . she will continue to energize conservatives everywhere and will help conservative candidates whose debates she may be selected to moderate. Thank you. Jim Monaghan 10-18-12

  14. M Schmidt says:

    If any one doesn’t believe that candy was in Obama’s pocket, just re-play the debate. About 2/3rds of the way through when Obama is giving talking points on college funding, you can hear Candy’s voice speaking in a light whisper saying ” Yes, that’s right , Oh yes.” as though she’s cheering him on.
    For some reason no one has commented on this.

  15. xsnake says:

    Originally pissed at the debates always being monitored by pinkos……I came to the realisation that it would be terrible to have non leftists doing the job…….why?……because they’d have to bend over backwards to show that they weren’t in the tank for Romney.
    I like it the way it is…..the pinkos make loads of bad press for themselves…..sit back and enjoy it folks.

  16. Linda says:

    Where did we get the idea that television news anchors are qualified to be debate moderators? They are nothing more than glorified teleprompter readers just like our infamous leader.

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