Kaus on Crowley
Writing for the Daily Caller, Mickey Kaus posted the entire Rose Garden statement by President Barack Obama on the events in Cairo, Benghazi, and the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. He concludes that Crowley should not have intervened in the debate.
So this is a dispute in which Josh Gerstein and Glenn Kessler can take opposing sides. So might viewers. But Crowley did not let viewers draw their own conclusions. She didn’t let the candidates make their arguments about what Obama’s statement did or did not mean–obviously the right course to take. She flatly intervened to declare that Obama’s interpretation was right.
Crowley was more interested in making a name for herself than being a proper moderator for the debate. Instead of raising the profile of Crowley and CNN, all she did was embarrass herself and her organization.