CNN is shooting down claims that their host Candy Crowley is an Obama supporter.
While many people are praising Crowley for her stern yet easy-going approach in moderating last night’s debate, others believe that her fact checking was attached to a partisan agenda.
“They want to make all of the publicity over Candy just go away, because it calls into question CNN's impartiality,” said an inside source to the network.
During the town hall discussion, Gov. Mitt Romney said that President Obama waited several weeks before officially recognizing the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi as acts of terror. Shortly after President Obama shot down the claim, Candy Crowley reaffirmed the facts over the issue.
“He did so, sir,” Crowley told Romney.
CNN’s critics believe that she was harsher on Romney than the president throughout the debate.
Another insider said the network expected this type of feedback and believes this type of issue can serve a positive purpose.
"It's typical. This type of publicity is great. More people know who Candy Crowley is than ever before, and CNN is blowing the chance of exploiting it," the source said. "What CNN cares about is the brand. It's all about the brand."
Crowley is the host of CNN’s "State of the Union", which airs weekly on Sundays.