'Eye Candy' Lies, and Candy Swears to It

In the run-up to the second debate, feminists have been moaning about how Candy Crowley, unlike Jim Lehrer, was reduced to a "Vanna White ... holding a microphone."  Advocating for equal debate clout, Crowley has been speaking out on her own behalf and told Mark Halperin of TIME magazine that during the debate, "[o]nce the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, 'Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?'" In other words, Candy made it known prior to the event that she had no intention of keeping to the rules and that she in no way would she remain a "voiceless moderator," fielding questions from the undecided audience and keeping close watch on the clock.  Going rogue, Ms. Crowley succeeded in her objective and in the process managed to weaken the credibility of women as debate moderators. The guidelines in the memorandum of understanding that was agreed upon by the debate commission, as well as both campaigns, stated: The...(Read Full Article)

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