Fox Business aired a graphic that set an image of CNN's Candy Crowley on fire in what seemed to be continuing efforts to demonize her for her debate fact check on the attack in Libya.
During the October 16 presidential debate, Crowley corrected Mitt Romney's false claim that President Obama waited 14 days before calling the attack in Benghazi an act of terror. In fact, as Crowley noted, Obama referred to the attack as terrorism on September 12.
As a result, conservative media have denounced Crowley as a terrorist, assassin, and communist. And in what seemed to be a continuation of Fox's attacks on her, Fox Business aired a graphic of a burning image of Crowley. On-screen text beneath the image read: "Nothing moderate about moderation":
As the image flashed on-screen, host Lou Dobbs stated: "It's been a tough year for presidential debate moderators." He then aired video of Crowley's debate fact check, but did not address the image.
Conservative media's backlash against Crowley's actions during the debate have included denying the fact that Obama referred to Benghazi as an act of terror and falsely claiming that Crowley walked back her remarks following the debate.
This post has been updated.