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Co-Chair of Presidential Debate Commission: Candy Crowley Was a "Mistake"

MattP Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:35 PM
Pretty clever of Pavlich to call him "Presidential Debate Commission Co-Chair Frank Fahrenkopf." It makes him sound non-partisan, and like his objection to Crowley should be one shared by all. But of course, she's obscuring the fact that Fahrenkopf was the RNC chair in the 80s. So why is it news that a former RNC chair thinks it was a mistake to use a liberal journalist? Answer: It isn't news, and Pavlich knows it--which is why she intentionally neglects to mention that the critic is a right-wing hack and not just some independent everyman.
ZombieLove Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 2:00 PM
Pavlick always does this. It's her job to obscure and slant the news to generate clicks from the angry right.
Becca in TX Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:42 PM
NattP-Pretty clever of you to throw up a false argument. Fahrenkopt didnt' say Candy was a mistake because she's a liberal journalist. He said she was a mistake because she interjected HERSELF into a debate-something a moderator should never do-and to make it even worse her information was wrong. That's why Candy WAS a mistake. The moderator of every debate was a liberal-he defended all of them except Candy. You're a moron.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:58 PM
"even worse her information was wrong"

See Moron, her information was CORRECT.

try looking it up.
the Rose Garden speech from sept 12 and real the words "act of terror".

You will find it a whitehouse.gov
Becca in TX Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 1:07 PM
Troubled-Even Crowley admitted she was wrong-later when it didn't matter. GFY
Hype_Blame22 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 1:09 PM
"You will find it a whitehouse.gov "

Yeah, where in context you see he's not referring to Benghazi. After all this, I still have to point it out to you.
westriversd Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 1:17 PM
he used the term in general, "acts of terror" and did not specifically call this incident an act of terror. You need to pay attention and not just believe everything obama and the kool aid drinkers, such as yourself, say.
scrow Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 2:16 PM
Right. And again, the issue isn't that he never used the word "terror" _anywhere_ in his RG speech. It's that he didn't refer to Benghazi as an act of terrorism, but instead attributed it to the video.

It helps if you keep up...
MattP Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 5:31 PM
I think you have half-a-point that he was singling out Crowley because of her intervention, and not solely because of her liberalism. Excellent distinction. Thank you for bringing it up!

It doesn't really have anything to do with my argument, though. My argument is that Pavlich is intentionally refraining from identifying Fahrenkopf as an RNC chair because she wants casual readers to think he's more independent, and not someone from the hard right. Don't you think that's a pretty critical journalistic oversight? Or do you disagree?

Also, what's with the "you're a moron"? I'm actually not a moron. Can't you all debate policies without resorting to name-calling? I'm quite happy to see things differently, no need for vitriol :-)
Smitty41inPB Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 12:37 PM
so your in favor of the right wing hack hagel being SecDef?
MattP Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 5:35 PM
Good question, Smitty! I'm mixed, frankly. I do find it fascinating that John Kerry--I mean, c'mon, John freakin' Kerry!--got something like 94 votes, while Hagel MIGHT muster 60.

The right doesn't think Hagel is to the left of Kerry, do they? Do you? I can't say that I understand it fully. It seems more personal than political; otherwise, Kerry would've floundered, too.

Anyway, to answer your question, I probably lean against Hagel. I don't see why the party in power needs to poach someone from the other side of the aisle. When GWB was President, I think Norm Mineta (DoT) was the only Dem--correct me if I'm wrong--and that's a pretty bogus position anyway. It's a winning President's prerogative (sp?) to appoint their own party.

We all remember the moment well when CNN's Candy Crowley quickly jumped to falsely defend President Obama against Mitt Romney when things started getting heated about Benghazi during the second presidential debate of 2012. As a reminder (the loud clapping you hear in the background is Michelle Obama):

 

And the back track:

Now, Presidential Debate Commission Co-Chair Frank Fahrenkopf is calling Crowley a "mistake" as a moderator.

According to Jon Ralston,...