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View Diary: Candy Crowley Says She Will Play Journalistic Role Despite Objections of Campaigns (38 comments)

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    In an interview with USA TODAY last week, Crowley said she will call on audience members based on the questions they submit in advance of the debate, and that she will then ask a followup, or "drill-down" question. She also said that if news occurs Tuesday -- after debate questions have been submitted -- she may ask candidates to respond. "Do I feel a journalistic responsibility to fill a hole if there is one? I do.'
    Pressure put on debate moderator Crowley to follow rules http://bit.ly/...  via USA Today
    Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., co-chair of the commission, says the commission is not bound by the campaigns' agreement and that Crowley will be able to ask follow-up questions during a two-minute "discussion" period after each candidate has answered the question posed by a member of the audience. "This (agreement) is between the campaigns,'' he said Monday. "We haven't agreed to it and neither has Candy.'' Nor has the commission sent CNN a copy of the campaigns' agreement, called a memorandum of understanding, he said.

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    by smokey545 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 08:31:45 PM PDT

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