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Candy Crowley gets it wrong: Obama never called Benghazi a ‘terror attack’ in Rose Garden speech(Washington Times) Trouble ahead for Crowley and Obama?

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Washington Times-PHOENIX, October 16, 2012 — During tonight’s presidential town hall debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, an audience member asked the president, "We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?"

Obama gave a lengthy response which never addressed the question. During his rebuttal Romney said, “I think it’s interesting, the president just said something which is that the day after the attack, he went into the Rose Garden and said that this is was an act of terror?

"It was not a spontaneous demonstration; is that what you’re saying?”

“Please proceed, governor,” Obama replied.

Romney looked at him with consternation as the president didn’t say whether he called the Libya attack an act of terrorism on September 12.

To much surprise, debate moderator Candy Crowley interjected herself into the conversation and said that the president did in fact call it a terrorist attack during the Rose Garden speech, thereby shielding the president from embarrassment over the question

“He did in fact say it was an act of terror,” Candy Crowley said to Gov. Romney.

A review of the official transcript on the White House website and the video from the Rose Garden address shows that not once did the president call the Benghazi attack a "terror attack." He used the word "terror" exactly once, late in his address:

“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.” From the context, it was clear that his reference to "terror" was general. Not once did he apply that characterization to Benghazi.

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives,” said the president during his address.

Crowley's intervention on Obama's behalf was a blatant display of mainstream media bias. She incorrectly declared that Obama called Benghazi "an act of terror." As a member of the media and as the debate moderator, should not have protected the president nor thrown him a lifeline. She should not have inserted her own interpretation of Obama's September 12 remarks to suit his immediate need.

Crowley lied to protect the president, becoming another collaborator in the Obama-Libya coverup.

UPdate (12:09 am): Fox News Sean Hannity just announced that Candy Crowley said she got it "wrong" and that the President did not refer to Benghazi as a terror or terroist attack.

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  • LarryFine 2012/10/17 12:27:58
    YES, This issue will blow up
    LarryFine
    +6
    It will just come across as more liberal spin by an Obama adoring media. The truth will come out and Romney will have the opportunity to set the record straight.

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  • bye 2012/10/21 04:04:01
    YES, This issue will blow up
    bye
    +1
    she is the moderator not the save the Prez but girl she was wrong.
  • KoAm 2012/10/18 04:15:11
    YES, This issue will blow up
    KoAm
    +3
    Liberal pundits are now saying that Obama "won the debate."

    If so, then the only way Obama can win a debate is if there's a moderator who continually backs him up, and who continually interrupts his opponent.

    Truth be told, though, Obama didn't win the debate. No one who was planning to vote for Romney before the debate is going to change their vote now. No one. On top of that, Romney looks to have picked up at least a few "swing voters."

    Romney is going to win this election. You read it here first (or maybe not!).
  • CAPISCE KoAm 2012/10/18 12:48:19
    CAPISCE
    +2
    They would say obama won if he walked out on stage and took a crap
  • exhon2009 2012/10/18 04:14:11
    YES, This issue will blow up
    exhon2009
    +2
    The Crow (ley) admitted as much the next day.
  • gracious43 2012/10/18 02:12:44
    YES, This issue will blow up
    gracious43
    +2
    http://www.thepetitionsite.co... - Cached

    Please sign the petition to fire Candy Crowley.
  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/18 01:33:06
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Centurion~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Does anybody have an idea as to how much she was paid to moderate this debate?

    She should be fined sixteen times that much, one for each violation of the rules which she allowed or perpetrated herself.
  • mom 2012/10/18 01:21:09
    YES, This issue will blow up
    mom
    +3
    She is a mindless woman, gives us a bad name.
  • none 2012/10/17 18:42:29
    YES, This issue will blow up
    none
    +3
    Lying, distorting the facts, and avoiding the issue is all Obama has and last night he had help from Crowley. NOBAMA in 2012!!
  • lil crazy 2012/10/17 18:20:44
    no
    lil crazy
    He said he called it "an act of terror" and that is what he said.
    What I don't understand is why people seem to think the president or anyone for that matter would know for sure what happened the day after it happened.
    Do you know how many unsolved crimes there are? Do police or military or anyone know the next day exactly what happened and why after an incident? More often they do not know than they do.
  • J lil crazy 2012/10/17 21:19:51
    J
    +2
    The Libyan government told the world that it was a terrorist attack - right after it happened.
  • CAPISCE lil crazy 2012/10/17 23:47:01
    CAPISCE
    +2
    All America knew---it was freaking 9/11
  • Dewey lil crazy 2012/10/18 13:14:49
    Dewey
    +1
    When you have an embassy attacked and 4 killed by people carrying military equipment, it is a terrorist attack.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/10/17 16:33:43
    YES, This issue will blow up
    RJeffreySavlov
    +4
    She finally admitted it on CNN interview later when it was too lake. Typical Democrat Dirty Tricks.
  • dheydrick 2012/10/17 16:24:35
    YES, This issue will blow up
    dheydrick
    +2
    The next debate is all about foreign policy. That's it. The current administration's apologetic and weak foreign policy was very evident in both the Benghazi attack and their continued response to it. We need new leadership in Washington.

    romney ryan
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/10/17 14:57:26
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    We can only hope that the lying little bastard and his lard assed helper will be the topic of discussion for the news media, but don't hold your breath.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/10/17 13:57:01
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Todd Parsons
    +2
    Especially since it's not appropriate for the moderator to take a side or get involved in the debate!
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/10/17 13:52:08
  • CAPISCE whitewu... 2012/10/17 13:53:29
    CAPISCE
    +2
    Good point---Romney will be ready with all of these foreign affairs zingers for Monday. I see a big win coming monday
  • AAA123 2012/10/17 13:30:49 (edited)
  • CAPISCE AAA123 2012/10/17 13:53:49
    CAPISCE
    She looks better in that photo
  • ready46xwu 2012/10/17 13:10:20
    YES, This issue will blow up
    ready46xwu
    +4
    MITT was 'DEBATING A TAG TEAM'!
    And, both were 'intellectally unarmed'!
    Wonder 'what JOB, SHE'LL GET SHOULD
    OBUMMER WIN!
  • CAPISCE ready46xwu 2012/10/17 13:10:59
    CAPISCE
    +3
    Romney still won in my opinion
  • T Bevan 2012/10/17 12:55:12
    no
    T Bevan
    +3
    The lamesream media has and will contiue to cover for Obummer....

    media covers for obama
  • HOMBRE 2012/10/17 12:34:52
    YES, This issue will blow up
    HOMBRE
    +3
    If the alphabet news would do their job there should be
  • LarryFine 2012/10/17 12:27:58
    YES, This issue will blow up
    LarryFine
    +6
    It will just come across as more liberal spin by an Obama adoring media. The truth will come out and Romney will have the opportunity to set the record straight.
  • HOMBRE LarryFine 2012/10/17 12:39:22
    HOMBRE
    +3
    Every time she interrupted it was on Mitts time.It was like Mitt was debating two people and when she corrected Mitt to what wasnt true .TAKING SIDES
  • CAPISCE HOMBRE 2012/10/17 12:42:48
    CAPISCE
    +5
    Mitt had 4 less minuets than OWEbama but still complained Romney was being given more time.
  • LarryFine HOMBRE 2012/10/17 12:49:50
    LarryFine
    +5
    We know it was deliberate. If she could have given Obama ten extra minutes, she would have.
  • CAPISCE LarryFine 2012/10/17 12:50:49
    CAPISCE
    +3
    She did give him 4 extra
  • LarryFine CAPISCE 2012/10/17 12:54:05
    LarryFine
    +3
    Yes. I watched the entire debate and the post debate commentary. I hope it even better prepares Romney for the next round.
  • All American 2012/10/17 12:19:47
    YES, This issue will blow up
    All American
    +4
    She was out of line when she injected her opinion and did in fact bail out Obama on this issue.

    While Obama did not specifically call this incident and act of terrorism, It could be interpreted as such.
  • CAPISCE All Ame... 2012/10/17 12:21:16
    CAPISCE
    +4
    She reminded me of an umpire calling a Baseball game who was paid to influence the outcome
  • All Ame... CAPISCE 2012/10/17 12:22:46
    All American
    +3
    MSM bias.
  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2012/10/17 12:12:01
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +3
    Candy Crowley was a disgrace last night. I used to thing highly of her. Her selection of questions were clearly bias and her "mistake" through the impression of the debate toward a favorable Obama outcome. But it will not hold. Today the facts will come out and make Obama's lying even more obvious.
  • CAPISCE Marlow ... 2012/10/17 12:19:52
    CAPISCE
    +4
    State Run media
  • Don 2012/10/17 11:52:05
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Don
    +2
    I can't understand why a Republican canidate would agree to a debate that was run by an openly partisan hack.
    It was like playing 2 on 1 out there.
    She helped Empty Suit get more time and heped his responses numerous times.
    Be a little smarter about agreeing to these debates on the front end.
  • dan 2012/10/17 11:23:51
    YES, This issue will blow up
    dan
    +2
    She is doing her job a libeal in the tank forObama noting new all liberal s do it.
  • Space Invader 2012/10/17 11:07:11
    YES, This issue will blow up
    Space Invader
    +2
    what did this woman think she was doing anyway??
    I heard someone say about Romney; don't ask a question unless you know the answer(this only works in politics; or why ask a question); well Ms Crowley; don't agree with someone on something you don't have any knowledge about.
    She had to back-track AFTER the debate; of course it DIDN'T make headlines like the lie she endorsed...
    All she had to do was follow the rules set by the Presidential Debate Committee; but she wanted to make for herself...and she showed she was nothing more than a Honey Boo-Boo wanna be..laughable at best...
  • Joe D 2012/10/17 11:04:23
    no
    Joe D
    +3
    It was stated that he said 'Act of terror". And the argument being made here is that he did not say "terrorist act". Why argue semantics? The truth is, President Obama did mention, the day after the attack, that it was an act of terror. Stop trying to sway votes with idiotic spinning of the truth. Republicans bought and paid for the film that caused an uproar all over the middle east. Republicans bought and paid for the attack on Bengazi by channeling money and arms to an anti-American militia who was given the orders to attack as people were protesting the film paid for by republicans.
  • Space I... Joe D 2012/10/17 11:13:09
    Space Invader
    +3
    stop spinning?? if it was the truth; why did he allow Clinton;Jay Carney; and UN Amb. Rice to repeat the mantra about a stupid video; and then he himself; standing before the world; praising his Prophet; lambasting a stupid video(again); and trying to cover his backside?
    Because he couldn't blame himself; and blaming Bush again was out of the question on this one.....and if Barack would spend some time defending "his" God(his words of his Christian faith); and the terrible treatment of Christians all over the world by his Prophet's followers; instead of the Muhammad thing; he might be believable..
    But the man has a double standard; PERIOD

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