CNN Internal Memo: “Obama Got More Time Because He Speaks Slowly”

By Geoffrey Dickens | October 18, 2012

According to an internal email, obtained by TMZ, CNN’s Candy Crowley allowed Barack Obama more time to speak at the debate because “he speaks more slowly.” The email sent out by CNN’s Managing Editor Mark Whitaker began with him cheering, “Let’s start with a big round of applause for Candy Crowley for a superb job under the most difficult circumstances imaginable.”

He then proceeded to offer up the following lame excuse for why Crowley gave the President more time than Mitt Romney.

“On why Obama got more time to speak, it should be noted that Candy and her commission producers tried to keep it even but that Obama went on longer largely because he speaks more slowly. We’re going to do a word count to see whether, as in Denver, Romney actually got more words in even if he talked for a shorter period of time.”

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