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Moderator overstepped in ‘fact-check moment’

Re “In fact-check moment, Crowley didn’t overstep” (Editorial, Oct. 18): Whether you’re a liberal or a conservative, it is beyond doubt that moderator Candy Crowley stepped way over the line with her “fact-check moment” at Tuesday’s debate.

First, she is substantively wrong. Yes, President Obama did utter the phrase “acts of terror” at the end of his speech the day after the Benghazi attack, but in context it was a throwaway line at the end of his remarks and was not made in reference to either the attacks on either the US consulate in Benghazi or the US embassy in Cairo.

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