4063605399?profile=originalWith the continuing furor erupting concerning the highly partisan nature displayed by Candy Crowley during the second presidential debate, the real question has evaded the American voter.  Who is truly responsible for acts of journalistic misconduct and what should be done when a debate moderator decides to go rogue, as Crowley did in favoring Obama?

 

The Commission on Presidential Debates is the organization which sponsors the presidential and vice presidential debates and it claims that these debates will be conducted in “a professional and nonpartisan manner.”  What happens when the journalist moderator interjects herself into the debate, in order to blunt a candidate’s momentum, as Crowley did to republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney?

  

Presidential Debate Commission Rules:

(c) With respect to all questions...

(iv) The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during the debate or otherwise intervene in the debate except to acknowledge the questioners from the audience or enforce the time limits,

Crowley deliberately and intentionally broke the agreed upon rules, and decided as Obama has decided during the course of his administration, that rules don’t apply and the ends justify the means.

So, what recourse do the American people have when a journalist is selected who openly ignores the rules in conducting the debate and in comments leading up to the debate?  What happens when the journalist moderator interjects herself into the debate, in order to blunt a candidate’s momentum, as Crowley did to republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney?

 

The easy answer is to say; simply that Republicans and GOP candidates who are the favorite targets of biased coverage in the mainstream media should just grit their teeth and bare it.  But that is not what the American public needs to see or should have to endure.  If a presidential debate commission purports to field “unbiased reporters” who are going to be fair and balanced moderators, then failing to do so should result in a penalty, and or permanent suspension of the reporter and their affiliated network from future participation in debates.

 

According to the national Verified Voting Foundation, in 2012 there are approximately 180,802,372 registered voters in America.  Voters are entitled to see a debate that is free from a moderator who appears to purposely steer a debate, to benefit the incumbent president Obama. Crowley’s behavior becomes even more suspect when one considers that Obama was increasingly losing ground to the republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Did CNN senior political reporter Candace Crowley conduct herself in a professional and nonpartisan manner?  Examine her earlier statement, when she announced that she would evade and ignore the professional rules of journalistic conduct, and inject herself into the presidential debate if and when she saw fit. So one has to question, who judges the moderators when moderators declare that they are above the rules as Crowley did?

 

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  • @Ed Watts. I agree. Didn't mean to leave her out.

  • If the republicans loose it's because they are afraid to tell the truth about Obama.All Romney needs to do is expose the failures that the Obum has seceded in doing.I dont understand it why want Romney go after him full force he dont mind belittling Romney. the day's of gentleman polititics with Obama is over come out swinging with all the junk that dude's done.If he dont we loose and if we loose they will come for us and put us in those new FEMA camp's.Just my thoughts."We own The Sky's"

  • @ A_Nobody:

    And Bachmann...

  • Has there ever been a "Conservative" moderator??  Just biased liberal cheats!

  • @keno Flynn: That's your problem. Boehner is nothign more than another "Can't we all just get along" coward. Issa and West are the only two I hear pushing back.

  • Keno.. speaking of spouting off when drunk.. Who the F are you supporting with that mindless rant.  If it's o.. I'm Bill McDonald in Richmond va.  So if you are a o supporter, lets see just who is the coward. You location?  

  • She has always been a flaming liberal. What did they expect. She is a disgrace to journalism. Why were no conservative moderators picked? Read the book Atlas Shrugged to see what is happening to our country. It was written in the late 1950's by Ayn Rand, a female emigrate from Russia who understood that big gov't is always a disaster. Candy Crowley owes Mitt Romney an apology at the least and should be off the air at least 3 months. The liberals will never punish her.

  • If we lose it will be because Americans are really stupid and unwilling to be responsible.  When I talk to many young people they are unengaged with government. They are a sleep at the wheel and think they can trust the politicians in Washington.  NOT!!! It is every citizens responsibility to remain active to keep their elected officials accountable. If a citizen is not willing to do their part then they deserve what is handed to them. We need to use the tools available to fire failed elected representatives, that is called vote them out, and for individuals demonstrating gross negligence impeach them, immediately. We are a Republic, not a democracy, and we the people are truly the governing body. We elect officials to represent out interests at the State and Federal levels. If they do not properly represent us then we vote them out or we fire them through the impeachment process. Obama needs to be voted out on November 6th, 2012

  • If the Republicans lose this race, they have nobody but themselves to blame,Its time to take the gloves off,you have been acting like a bunch of cowards for the last 3.5 yrs.

  • Candy Crowley should be FIRED.

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