I do find it reprehensible that Moderator Candy Crowley intervened to confirm the misrepresentation of President's Obama's statement on Benghazi the day after the killing of the American ambassador. If you look at the context, it is clear that President Obama certainly did not call it a terrorist act. At the end of the press conference that day, President Obama said:
"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,"The statement was made at the end of a press conference in which President Obama talked about investigating what happened in Benghazi It's a statement about terrorism in general, not a conclusory statement about what happened in Benghazi. The fact that it was a general statement is proved by the conduct of the administration for the following two weeks in which officials disavowed that it was a terrorist act and suggested the killing was the result of a poorly-made YouTube video. In interviews afterward, President Obama himself placed the blame on what happened in Benghazi on the YouTube video, not on terrorism.
It's hard to believe Candy Crowley would not have understood this. Instead of being honest about the statement, she decided to misrepresent the facts during the debate.