October 17, 2012

CNN’s Craven Candy Crowley …

… covered the Commander in Chief’s keister when she backed up his claim that he called the Benghazi consulate attack an act of terror on September 12

Obama said in the debate: “The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror.”

Ad hoc “fact-checker” Crowley claimed: “He did call it an act of terror.”

No he didn’t.

What Obama said in the Rose Garden on September 12 was: “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” He did not — did not — did freaking not — call Benghazi an “act of terror.” Additionally, moments later, he deliberately avoided calling the attack terrorism, only saying that “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.” That’s “terrible,” not “terrorist.”

Except that even CNN’s Anderson Cooper knew that was wrong, and said so. After the debate, Crowley crawled it back, saying that Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word”). What a hack.

Debate polling appears to say Obama won on points, but Romney prevailed on substance (HT Ace, whose take is that “on actual issues — the ones that will determine this election — Romney destroyed him”). Not bad considering that it was a two-on-one game all night long.



  1. The point is that it was a fine point. So the moderator had NO business interjecting no matter what she thought. How ridiculous an excuse. She could not help herself?

    Comment by Jim — October 17, 2012 @ 11:05 am

  2. [...] I wrote at my home blog this morning: He did not — did not — did freaking not — call Benghazi an “act of [...]

    Pingback by BizzyBlog — October 17, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

  3. And he did not call Benghazi and “act of terror” the next day in Golden when he said, “So what I want all of you to know is that we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice. I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished.”


    Comment by Alex B. — October 17, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

  4. Or in Las Vegas the next night when he said, “As for the ones we lost last night: I want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. And we want to send a message all around the world — anybody who would do us harm: No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America.”


    Comment by Alex B. — October 18, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

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