Oct. 17, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement calling for CNN to fire last night’s debate moderator Candy Crowley:
“Last night’s debate moderator Candy Crowley broke the basic rules of her job when she went beyond taking sides in the debate and at one point effectively called Governor Mitt Romney a liar; only to admit after the damage was done that Romney was correct.
“Crowley’s behavior goes beyond despicable as it was a blatant attempt to influence the presidential election. If CNN wants to maintain any shred of credibility as a ‘news’ organization, they should fire Crowley immediately for her gross violation of whatever remains of journalistic standards.
“If CNN continues to employ Crowley, they should be required to register as an Obama supporting SuperPAC, and any responsible guest should boycott appearing on their air. CNN’s limited viewership shows that the market has already deemed them to be an unreliable source of news, so the change in their legal status from journalist to advocate would just reflect the verdict that has already been rendered about their content.”
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