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It back to on the -- -- Gregg Jarrett not Jonathan Hunt but speaking of -- Candy Crowley may want to go on an extended hunting vacation trip get out of town fast.
Last night she became in part the subject of the debate.
By virtue of her remark.
During a confrontation between the two candidates siding with president -- Obama saying yes he's correct he did refer to the -- Ghazi attacks.
As an act of terror the day after.
The murders joining us now let's talk a little bit about this Judy Miller Fox News contributor.
And thanks so much for being with us.
I hit pause button.
And last night intra my wife and said that it's gonna get any history of presidential debates is the biggest bone headed mistake by a moderator ever.
Well your opinion it is at the moment -- minority view but it also happens to be mine and I'll tell you why.
They were really two debates last night -- there was that free Candy Crowley intervention.
And the post it Candy Crowley intervention.
Governor Romney was slightly ahead I think he really had momentum.
He was very articulate he was he had seemed to have the president on the defensive on several issues.
And then sheet for the first time in the middle of -- Libya issue which is one of the most highly charged foreign policy policy issues.
Correct -- and governor Romney decided that with President Obama and said he was right.
On what the president had said.
The record is ambivalent what the president actually said can be read a lot of different ways he does use the words without a doubt.
He uses the words terrorist attack.
But then the question is raised by his use of that term.
Why is Susan Rice Jay Carney a succession of administration officials go out and tell the American people.
Then of course this wasn't terrorist attack it was a spontaneous.
Protests that got out of hand and as result.
No security problem no policy issue here just stuff happens.
On September 11 it was he present wanted to have it both ways she in -- wrapped in the momentum of the debate and from that point on.
Governor Romney appeared to be on the defense since.
I'm uncertain about things unwilling to challenge and President Obama became more assertive more aggressive.
And the polls show at least instant polls that he quote one the -- Thought he played a critical I think and I think -- and forty.
-- you -- you may be right.
I would argue it's inappropriate for a moderator to jump in and be an instant fact checker and declare one of the candidates correct on my.
On a factual dispute any other incorrect.
But come pounding that felony inappropriate -- Maybe the fact that she was arguably incorrect -- that's going to.
-- that I have to transcripts right here in front of me.
This one is the debate transcript this one is the Rose Garden speech only read in relevant part president last night in -- debates ahead.
The day after the attack governor I stood in the Rose Garden until the American people in the world.
We're gonna find out what happened that this was an act of terror are juxtapose.
The Rose Garden transcript this is by the way provided by the White House.
Talks in the first half of his Rose Garden address.
-- while the being Ghazi attacks nowhere.
Does he call it an active terror instead he says quote.
We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.
Implying that it would -- -- rose out of the anti Mohammed videotape.
Then he transitions to and of course it -- on the 9/11 anniversary of 2001.
And in that context he says.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this nation.
Like -- -- and then you have four days later Susan rice's.
Statement which was it was from.
Hedged somewhat but not enough it was on file name.
She had done all the talk shows asserting that is to the best of their knowledge at that time.
This was the spontaneous protests that had gotten out of -- And they did not get off of that line for two weeks but the issue was and what I -- I think.
Governor Romney was prepared to go in this -- what we're not going to know.
It if he was going to go to the see issues raised by this terrible events -- you know what was -- that on September 11 September 11 for that.
Her I you know if she.
There was so little security and and god thing when -- there had been spying attacks before that -- in the previous six months.
One on the Red Cross vehicle one on the British and last week we just kept got.
But no where do we see these policy issues -- because we're too busy talking now about what the president did or did not play and what he meant -- Think big Candy Crowley by helping the president throwing him a lifeline -- declaring him correct on that issue.
May have unwittingly actually helps Mitt Romney this now.
Puts that Libyan issue -- very contentious one that doesn't look good overall for the president.
Any brighter light for a longer period of time.
It does but.
And never underestimate the White House's ability to change the subject and to steer.
Create -- new narrative or to create a new events that could.
Creating -- narrative I -- I think that heat policy issues will not go away but now I think the American people may be so confused about what happened that perhaps even another debate.
The supposed to focus on foreign policy will not clear -- -- exactly.
Well I -- my guess is that Mitt Romney will be loaded for bear on my on this subject you won't practice ad nauseam.
What he intends to say in reference to the president's claim last night that he declared an -- -- of the day after.
Absolutely I just hope that we have a moderator who doesn't believe that his or her role in this case it is a man.
And then his role is going to be to instantly fact check you -- in a way that may affect the tone and the outcome of the debate.
-- And here's what I want to ask you about now how does the president he -- away from that subject what how does he change the disk.
Well one way you can always change the subject is to do something dramatic in Libya.
That's a very -- like -- drone attacks again I think drone attack are like the arrest.
One of the people in on -- Sharia who's believed to be.
-- have been present at the event -- mr.
Abu Ahmed could Tolle.
Whom we know according to intelligence reports once again hedging them was one of the leaders of that -- group.
Which was who was present -- the compound.
Shortly before the attack that's according to intelligence sources.
The FBI has not confirmed that we don't know that for sure but if the United States were to do something.
With respect to bringing those to justice who perpetrated this terrible act that would surely change the.
Yeah he -- that constitute an October surprise.
Well our wag the dog -- what -- help others have an -- definitely will certainly change the subject.
A great a great movie that I think not good history.
The best not what President Clinton was doing but -- he is typical yeah.
I accused of any U series Julie Miller Fox News -- -- great city nice is thanks for being -- the bags.
And would watch news watch this Saturday because you can bet your bottom dollar that -- got the folks up on news watch -- either.
I have -- -- are gonna be talking about Candy Crowley gas.
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