The moderator in the debate between Obama and Romney stepped in to ‘correct’ Romney as the pair clashed over what Obama said (referencing the assault on the embassy as a terrorist act, or not) the day following the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya in Benghazi. Now outside the heat of the debate and having done her pro-Obama work, the reality emerges.
If Crowley had been unbiased and impartial, not that one expects that in the US media which leans so far to the Democrat party it’s a surprise it’s not toppled over, one wonders if Crowley’s injection would have been rather different. Elsewhere someone who has undertaken their own fact check of Obama’s speech that day offers this assessment:
As for the actual Rose Garden speech by Barack Obama the day after the Benghazi Massacre, the one and only use of the word terror comes toward the end – the exact phrase being “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” The president was unclear as to whether or not he was referencing the specific coordinated terrorist attack in Benghazi, or acts of terror in general. This confusion is furthered by the fact Obama referenced that anti-Islam video in this same speech and placed its reference toward the beginning, further adding to its significance as the primary cause of the attack.
Possibly this small but significant part of the debate is going to get a lot of focus in the hours and days ahead. It will be interesting to see if Romney plays this up as the actual quote is spread far and wide. Fraser Nelson is already helping that along http://specc.ie/QpwjkK.