Candy Crowley, Who Propped Up Obama at 2012 Debate, Out at CNN

December 5th, 2014 3:49 PM

Candy Crowley, who aided Barack Obama in a 2012 debate with Mitt Romney, will be leaving CNN, according to the network. In a memo, network President Jeff Zucker announced, "...Candy has let us know that she has made the decision to move on..." 

On October 16, 2012, Crowley famously moderated a debate between the President and Mitt Romney. After Obama insisted that he quickly labeled the attacks in Benghazi terrorism, the journalist interjected, "He did, in fact, sir, call it an act of terror." No, Obama did not. Even the Washington Post's liberal fact checker noted this. 

A Media Research analysis noted that Crowley knew Obama's statement to be false: 

Indeed, back on September 30, Crowley on her CNN Sunday program State of the Union, hit Obama advisor David Axelrod on exactly this point: “Why did it take them [the White House] until Friday [September 28], after a September 11 attack in Libya, to come to the conclusion that it was premeditated and that there was terrorists involved?”

In other words, Crowley knew the Obama administration initially tried to deny the Libya attack was terrorism, but suggested otherwise when it truly mattered, on a debate stage with tens of millions watching. 

The questions selected by debate moderator Crowley also tilted liberal by a 2-to-1 margin.