Conservative Outlets Not So Sweet on Candy

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By Peter Ogburn

The winner of Tuesday night’s debate isn’t quite as clear as the last time Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met. Both sides of the political aisle have spent the day debating who won. One thing is clear: Conservatives did not care for Candy Crowley. In MOST cases, the party that blames the moderator is usually the party that lost. Crowley inserted herself into the Libya argument by throwing an assist to Obama and saying that he did call the attack in Libya a “act of terror” the day after it happened when Romney said that he did not. Obama did say those words that day, but it’s the context that has everyone riled up. Crowley didn’t do herself any favors by saying that Romney was “right in the main. I just think he picked the wrong word.”

This opened the floodgates for conservative pundits and pubs to swoop in and come after Crowley in a fast and furious manner. (They talked about that last night, too. That’s a WHOLE different story.) In the aftermath, the Daily Caller ‘s links for Wednesday had a one-track mind. In fact, four out of the top five stories on their website featured damning critiques on Crowley.

They aren’t alone. Breitbart has two stories up today about Crowley showing favoritism to Obama. Leading the pack on anti-Crowley stories, however, is Newsbusters. Since the debate, they have run 11 stories¬†on Candy’s job as moderator. I think I might get diabetes taking in all that Candy.