The act of stepping in and saying something to try to save your friend in the midst of his or her telling a lie or exaggeration, when in fact you know it's probably wrong and you are supposed to be an unbiased party. Based on TV reporter Candy Crowley's actions in one of the debates of the 2012 presidential election.
Did you see that guy lie/exaggerate to everyone about what really went down? No one was buying it, but then some other guy swooped in and pulled a Candy Crowley, and everyone was like, wow! You know, like when Candy did it for Obama over Benghazi talking points.