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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  • This was a microcosm of our lame stream media. She did openly what our yellow journalists do in supposed covertness everyday. It fails because most Americans are more intelligent than given credit for!

  • the only other thing she could have don would be go and wisper in the commie's ear to give hin the wright answer. She should be FIREF  and Obama should be IMPEACHED.

  • Never trust a "beached whale" - everytime they will roll over on you!!!!!

  • Yes. Rules are rules, then why do we have them?  Michelle also clapped when she wasnt suppose to.

    If that were a Republican, that would have changed the election

  • "Reaganesque" is the word that comes to mind regarding Romney.  His "performance" at the Alfred E. (Al) Smith Memorial Foundation dinner was very much like one by Ronaldus Magnus.  I didn't care much for Romney at first, but he has won me over.

  • The lame stream media is in charge of the debates, with their biased mediators and anything they can do to favor to make obama look good.   So Romney doing very well in the liberal arena just shows how much better he really is when compared with the snakeoil salesman and fraud they call potus.  The more I get to know about Romney the more I like him.

  • Definitely! She is supposed to be professional, unbiased, fair, neutral, nonpartisan, knowledgable in facts, and be honest and truthful. She displayed none of those, and for her to be in the arena of moderator, she was reprehensible in her lack of duty, as well as the way she treated Romney, and supported the treasonous liar who is destroying our country, is bent on finishing the job, and has been forcing sharia law over ours.

  • She should be made to appear at the next debate, and before it starts, she should apologize in front of the camera to Romney and the American people and set the record straight.

  • She should be fined $25,000 immediately before the debate on Monday night.  She was a disgrace. 

  • We all knew going in she was bias, but nobody could guess how bias. Mitt holds his own against Obama AND the moderators. But it is very maddening to see Obama get to talk twice on a subject and Romney only get once. When he would try to talk a second time she would cut him off and say they had to move on. I can't beleieve FAIR Americans don't see this and get mad. How can anyone have a fair and equal chance in this envoirnment? When do we get a moderator who leans towar our canidate? NEVER! Great idea about just turning off the mics when the time is up. Time's up- PERIOD!

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