TPM’s Josh Marshall steps into Candy Crowley lapdog costume; vid of Crowley walk-back!/joshtpm/status/258417799863611392

Er, Josh, perhaps you need to get up to date on CNN’s most up-to-date admission that President Obama’s “act of terror”/Rose Garden claim wasn’t — to use Anderson Cooper’s words — as “cut and dry” as the spinner-in-chief and his media wing lady made it out to be.

Crowley: Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word.”

— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) October 17, 2012

Anderson Cooper just said the “act of terror” line was “not cut and dry” as Crowley said it was. #debate @cnn

— Liz Carter (@lisbethcarter) October 17, 2012

After the debate, moderator Candy Crowley backtracked and said Mitt Romney was right “in the main” on Libya.

— The Neshoba Democrat (@NeshobaDemocrat) October 17, 2012

Video via Free Beacon:

Newsbusters adds:

“It was one of those moments and I could even feel that here, you know, when you say something you’re not expecting,” Crowley insisted, admitting she simply couldn’t help herself from unprofessionally inserting herself into a heated dispute that Obama and Romney were having on Libya.

This is an almost literal confession of knee-jerk liberal media bias.

Bitter clinger:

.@joshtpm So you’re saying if Obama says “terror” anywhere in his speech, that counts. A master of context, you are.

— Political Math (@politicalmath) October 17, 2012

@politicalmath <— “but, but, but …”

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 17, 2012

I think it’s pretty funny that, when I ask a journalist to provide his readers context, he responds like a 5 year old

— Political Math (@politicalmath) October 17, 2012


.@politicalmath My best friend’s dog is more of a journalist than that guy.

— OwenBrennan (@OwenBrennan) October 17, 2012

Oh, look. Another Candy Crowley costume-stealer:

I now understand the RWNJ argument re Libya:Obama lied, Crowley lied, transcript lied, and Romney never lies. #current2012

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 17, 2012

Poor dear:

@davidshuster Crowley changed her story already, try and keep up#current2012

— Andrew McGibbon (@ironelbow) October 17, 2012

Even Politico’s Mike Allen points to Obama calling Benghazi “senseless acts” in the Rose Garden statement and notes that “act of terror” referred to 9/11:

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