After Candy Crowley’s shameful — and flat-out wrong — characterization of President Obama’s Rose Garden remarks on terrorism, she and CNN are still taking a great deal of heat for her highly unprofessional conduct. This morning on Soledad O’Brien’s show, Crowley defended her actions, telling a panel that she didn’t think it was “a leap” to assume — falsely — that President Obama was referencing the Benghazi attacks.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, also on the panel, wasn’t having any of it. He added his voice to the chorus of conservatives frustrated and upset by Crowley’s blatant, biased defense of the president. Chaffetz, ever gracious, took Crowley to task, telling her that “when you have two candidates disagreeing, it’s not the role of the moderator to try to say, ‘Well, Mr. President, you’re right.'” Exactly.
You can watch the video here.