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(VIDEO) Not parsing words - CNN's Candy Crowley says no 'backtrack' of 'Acts of Terror' took place

HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Moderator Candy C...
HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16: Debate pitting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama.
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CNN Journalist Candy Crowley correct asserted a #Justthefactssir moment on October 16th at the second Presidential Election debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

Republican Candidate former Gov. Mitt Romney wrongly believed he had a "got ya" style moment suggesting that President Barack Obama (D) did not method the term "Acts of Terror" during his Rose Garden statement on September 12th, one day after attacks in Libya which killed four U.S. State Department Workers.

In fact, moderator of the debate Candy Crowley was right, as below part of what President Obama said.

Candy Crowley Interjects: Obama 'Did In Fact' Say Libya Attack Was Terrorism -You Tube - TPM/CSPAN



"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done," President Obama statement in the Rose Garden on September 12, 2012.

So was Mitt Romney misinformed or used this failed moment in time to score a political point. It's unknown presently but, the long term impact of Romney's at best lack of research on what the President said along with when he made the remark, may become a turning point for voters on November 6th.

Yet the facts did not stop right-wing blogs and web resources from immediately turning on their computers to say that Candy Crowley retracted her correction during the debate less than one hour after she made the statement. 

Romney right, Obama and water-carrier Crowley wrong on ‘act of terror’ claim- Twitchy.com  - October 16, 2012

In response to Hofstra presidential debate participant Kerry Ladka’s question about Benghazi, President Obama claimed that he called the attack an “act of terror” during his Rose Garden appearance the day after four Americans were murdered by jihadists. 
Mitt Romney immediately challenged the statement — and CNN moderator Candy Crowley jumped in on Obama’s side.

Obama still wrong on Libya; Crowley blows it - Washington Post Blog - October 17, 2012

In what surely was one of the weirdest incidents in a presidential debate, CNN’s Candy Crowley egregiously sided with President Obama on his false remarks on Libya, was repeatedly and decisively fact-checked post-debate as wrong (somewhere between “mostly wrong” and “pants on fire” in my book) and then backed away from her own incorrect assertion.


"Obama gave a lengthy response which never addressed the question. During his rebuttal Romney said, “I think it’s interesting, the president just said something which is that the day after the attack, he went into the Rose Garden and said that this is was an act of terror? 
"It was not a spontaneous demonstration; is that what you’re saying?” 
“Please proceed, governor,” Obama replied.  
Romney looked at him with consternation as the president didn’t say whether he called the Libya attack an act of terrorism on September 12.  
To much surprise, debate moderator Candy Crowley interjected herself into the conversation and said that the president did in fact call it a terrorist attack during the Rose Garden speech, thereby shielding the president from embarrassment over the question.  
“He did in fact say it was an act of terror,” Candy Crowley said to Gov. Romney.  
A review of the official transcript on the White House website and the video from the Rose Garden address shows that not once did the president call the Benghazi attack a "terror attack." He used the word "terror" exactly once, late in his address..."
It feels the right-wing-a-sphere are experiencing a "what the meaning of is, is" former President Bill Clinton moment. President Obama said, "Acts of Terror". Deal with this folks!

Leave it to Ms. Crowley to have the last laugh on who said what when, as she should since Crowley had the facts right, first.





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