How did she admit she was wrong? She corrected him in that Romney said Obama did not refer to “acts of terror” when he did indeed refer to “acts of terror”.
Nowhere in there did she say she was wrong. I believe in the the debate she corrected him on the “acts of terror” and then said something along the lines of but it did take two weeks before they moved off the tape thing.
CNN: WH Declared Benghazi Terrorism ‘First Time’ Nine Days After Attack
by Ezra Dulis
17 Oct 2012, 12:09 AM PDT
News agency CNN reported on September 20th that the White House characterized the September 11th attack in Benghazi, Libya as terrorism “for the first time.”
This report, published over a week after the attack, contradicts the assertion by Barack Obama – and CNN’s own Candy Crowley – that the President first made that assessment one day after the attack. Obama and Crowley made this claim in tandem during Tuesday’s town hall debate against Governor Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York.
The administration and the debate moderator’s revision of the record is further contradicted by UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s public statements five days after the attack. One five separate television interviews, Rice claimed that the assault which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a “spontaneous reaction” to a YouTube video based on the “best information at present.”
Crowley’s False Fact Check Saves President, Derails Debate - UPDATE: Crowley Backtracks
by John Nolte
16 Oct 2012
***UPDATE 4: Politico’s Dylan Byers: “After the debate, even Crowley seemed to acknowledge that she had erred.”
***UPDATE 3: Even Politico’s Mike Allen is questioning Crowley’s call.
***UPDATE 2: Even Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler says Crowley got it wrong: Obama “did not say terrorism.”
***UPDATE: After the debate, Anderson Cooper was the first member of the CNN post debate group to question whether or not Romney really got the Libya issue wrong. They then brought Crowley on and after all the damage she had done during the debate, she finally admitted that Romney was “right” but “picked the wrong word.”
Here’s what Obama said that day:
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.
Context matters and the context here is that Obama connected this “act of terror” to … a mob action over a YouTube video – not a deliberate terrorist attack. Obama was using the term generically and it would be almost two weeks before he used it again.
Let’s not forget that Susan Rice said declaratively on the five Sunday shows four days later that it was NOT an act of terror.
And then there’s that other moment of denunciation before the UN, when Pres. Obama condemned … the You Tube video. Candy Crowley, not Mitt Romney, blew it on the facts, and in so doing, her gratuitous intervention, in frequently interrupting Romney, in skewing speaking time in Obama’s favor (even Politco admits that statistical fact!), in selecting twice as many “questions” that challenged Romney positions as challenged Obama injected her strong partisan bias into the debate. Not that she was alone among MSM folk in her bias. Then there’s Crowley’s parroting of an Obama talking point as the premise of a question: “I do attribute much of America’s economic and international problems to the failings and missteps of the Bush administration.”
All in all, her “moderation” was pretty much what one can expect from US MSM folk.