Will KMOX Drop Candy Crowley Or Lose Its Credibility?

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CNN’s Candy Crowley talks politics during KMOX’s Total Information AM every Friday. KMOX Presents Crowley as a credible source of political information.

But Crowley’s credibility is gone.

On Tuesday, Crowley jumped into the Presidential Debate by claiming Barack Obama called the Benghazi attack “an act of terror” in the Rose Garden on September 12. In hockey, she’d have earned a game misconduct for being the third player into a fight.

Crowley either lied or never read the transcript.

More importantly, why was the MODERATOR doing Obama’s bidding by side with him against Mitt Romney? That’s not moderation; it’s advocacy.

While Obama did use the word “terror” in that speech, he was clearly referring to 9-11-2001.

Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks.  We mourned with the families who were lost on that day.  I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed.  And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it.  Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

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. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America.  We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.  And make no mistake, justice will be done.

He did NOT refer to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror, as he claimed and as Crowley claimed. At best, he spoke of terrorism in the abstract. The fact that he blamed the video – that day and for weeks after – indicates that “terror” was not linked to Benghazi in Obama’s mind at that moment.

Here is Crowley trying to cover up her “3rd man in” moment after the debate, and doing a very poor job.

 

Crowley’s partisanship was disgraceful and unethical. KMOX has been a pillar of quality and credibility for generations. I would hate to see it end with this.

Read the transcript.

Hey, Candy Crowley: Tea Party Groups Resemble the 13 Colonies, Not the Balkans

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Analogies say more about the speaker than about the subject.

Candy Crowley told KMOX Radio listeners on Friday that Tea Party groups resemble the Balkans without guns.

Wrong. Crappy analogy, Candy.  The diverse and autonomous, often quarrelsome, Tea Party groups remind me of the original 13 colonies.

The colonies were divided on just about every subject imaginable. The disagreed on slavery, on economics, on agraculture, manufacturing, cities, names — name it.  But they agreed one thing: they hated tyranny and loved liberty.

Our Tea Party groups don’t always get along with each.  We often disagree on tactics, on scope, on message.  Some want to do nothing but rally while others network and others clean up voter rolls.  We’re a mess.

Except for one thing:  WE ALL FRIGGIN’ HATE TYRANNY AND TYRANTS!!!  We LOVE LIBERTY!! And when we smell tyranny and tyrants, when tyrants attack our brothers in liberty, well, then, to quote Quentin Tarantino’s fictitious quote of Ezekiel 25: 17:

And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

(You can just I hear Samuel L. Jackson, can’t you?)

Now, some background.

CNN’s Candy Crowley, a St. Louis native, talks politics on KMOX every Friday morning.  On May 4, 2012, she talked about the dust-up between Tea Party Express and several Missouri Tea Party organizations, including St. Louis Tea Party Coalition. Here’s what she was talking about.

The Tea Party Express planned to stop at the Victory Field House on Hwy 141 and I-44 in Fenton on Wednesday, May 2.  Ed Martin, Republican for Attorney General, and Cole McNary, Republican for State Treasurer, share the Field House as a grassroots HQ. Many GOP candidates have a presence there.

According to sources at the Field House, Tea Party Express planned to invite all Missouri candidates to the event.  The Field House made open access a condition, because TPE had already endorsed Sarah Steelman in the GOP primary for US Senate. My sources said they were assured that John Brunner and Todd Akin, Steelman’s opponents, would be invited.

As the event drew near, the Field House was unable to get hold of TPE.  Then TPE ran a series of ads on KMOX equating their visit to the Field House with Steelman.  That’s when Ed, Cole, and crew pulled the plug on the event and, instead, hosted a  little barbecue for volunteers.

I was late and had to stand in back. 🙂

Ed Martin addresses packed house at Victory Field House.

H/t to Craig Niehaus for the idea for this post.