Candy Crowley, not just holding the microphone

October 16, 2012

Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN speaks to the audience prior to the start of a town hall style presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Candy Crowley is not “just holding the microphone” as a former town hall-style debate moderator suggested she might. Rather, Crowley is attempting to referee two highly charged candidates and asking several follow-ups to the audience questions. More than a half hour into the debate, we have only heard from four voters. The fourth question came from Katherine Fenton, who asked the candidates how they would address pay equity for women.

Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has been a business reporter, covered presidential campaigns and written about civil rights and race. More recently, she has covered the first lady's office, politics and culture.
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