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5 Bizarre Examples of Conservative Denial Over Obama's Strong Debate Performance

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5. Crowley Said She Was Wrong!

Last night, conservatives began tweeting that Candy Crowley had gone on CNN later in the evening and admitted she had been wrong and Romney had been right all along.

The spin began (I think), at Newsbusters, and was later picked up by Brietbart, the Washington Free Beacon and the Daily Caller – the usual suspects of wrongness. They all simply insisted that Crowley had somehow backtracked, and this is a transcript of the moment on CNN after the debate that  they're citing to make their case:

“Well,  you know, again, I’d heard the president’s speech at the time,” Crowley said. “I sort of reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So I knew that the president had said, you know, ‘These act of terror won’t stand,’ or whatever the whole quote was.”

“And I think actually, you know, because right after that I did turn around and say,‘But you are totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate, which there wasn’t,’” she continued. “So, he was right in the main — I just think he picked the wrong word."

So, she heard the president refer to the attack as an act of terror, and then added that officials had also said the attack was linked to the tape. So that means that the president never called it an act of terror in the first place. OK! 

Crowley, of course, told the Washington Post that she hadn't “back-tracked” on anything. But that didn't prevent Paul Ryan from making the claim on Good Morning America.

Joshua Holland is Senior Digital Producer at, and host of Politics and Reality Radio. He's the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy. Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter

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