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Media coverup in the Benghazi incident

dealgate 962 May 9, 2013 at 07:54 AM
This article pretty much sums up what most people already know: the media covers for this administration. The news gets out anyway but it is really bad when you have legitimate reporters that are asking out of their contracts due to stories not friendly to "team obama" being censored.

I don't think you can rationally come to any other conclusion.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/20...eam-obama/

In the real world, when you cover up four murders after the fact, you likely go to jail. In government, you retire with dignity and run for president with full media support.

Up until yesterday, that was the Benghazi scenario following the death of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya.

The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration. And, with a few notable exceptions, the American media haven’t just let them get away it. Heck, they’ve helped.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/20...z2So7gHtYX

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Why did they say that they had nothing to do with this and that it all came from the intelligence community? Doesn't seem to be a truthful statement now.
Who is "they"? The White House? Looks like they didn't have much of any involvement in the formulation of the statement--though i suppose we should find out what that "one" change was. With such little involvement, depending on who and what they did--you need to see exactly what Carney and the WH actually said before start calling them liars.
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It has everything to do with the talking points doesn't it?
It gives us a better idea of why they chose the talking points they chose.
No, this is completely after the fact. And considering the hissy-fit being thrown by the Republicans and their clear desire to make an issue out of anything for the sake of the election, i'm not suprised they're a bit hesitant to hand them over something they'll abuse. And notice they said ABUSE. That means going beyond what is actually permitted or intended. They didn't admit wrongdoing there--rather they were concerned about the republicans trying to spin this information to suit their own poltiical purposes.
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Off the record briefings from the most transparent administration in history?

Hiding something?

laugh out loud
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No, this is completely after the fact. And considering the hissy-fit being thrown by the Republicans and their clear desire to make an issue out of anything for the sake of the election, i'm not suprised they're a bit hesitant to hand them over something they'll abuse. And notice they said ABUSE. That means going beyond what is actually permitted or intended. They didn't admit wrongdoing there--rather they were concerned about the republicans trying to spin this information to suit their own poltiical purposes.
It's not one if the reason they chose the talking points they did?
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It's not one if the reason they chose the talking points they did?

Carney says the changes were because "they did not want to speculate"?


WTF?!?!?

what were they doing with that youtube video?
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Carney says the changes were because "they did not want to speculate"?


WTF?!?!?

what were they doing with that youtube video?
Something that wasn't speculating... laugh out loud
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Something that wasn't speculating... laugh out loud

yeah, no chit. and the left is ok with that.
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Who is "they"? The White House? Looks like they didn't have much of any involvement in the formulation of the statement--though i suppose we should find out what that "one" change was. With such little involvement, depending on who and what they did--you need to see exactly what Carney and the WH actually said before start calling them liars.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/10/pol...?hpt=hp_t1

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Washington (CNN) -- An e-mail discussion about talking points the Obama administration used to describe the deadly attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, show the White House and State Department were more involved than they first said in the decision to remove an initial CIA assessment that a group with ties to al Qaeda was involved, according to CNN sources with knowledge of the e-mails.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_1...ng-points/

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While the White House says the changes were merely stylistic, the changes suggest administration officials were interested in sparing the State Department from political criticism in the wake of the attack.
It appears the WH was directly involved...
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Please keep reminding America that an attack in Libya is the biggest "scandal" of the Obama Administration's five years.
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Please keep reminding America that an attack in Libya is the biggest "scandal" of the Obama Administration's five years.

Keep spinning.


It's not the first lie of the Obama Administration's five years.
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Keep spinning.


It's not the first lie of the Obama Administration's five years.
Yeah, like the time Obama told us the WMD's were somewhere near Tikrit, or when he stood on an aircraft carrier under a banner that read, "Mission Accomplished", or when he exposed a CIA agent because he was angry at her husband for publishing the truth about the yellow cake uranium.
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All downhill from here...
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I don't really understand what your deal is here. the media givin Obama a pass is nothing new. maybe you disagree, ok, that's your right. not sure what your point is.
I thought that they were pretty straightforward questions. In what way is the media "giving Obama a pass" or "taking his side?"

The media is running a PA system as the Republicans sustain this ongoing, partisan farce. Apparently an old fashioned witch hunt is good entertainment. How is that a help to Obama?

Seriously, there are thousands and thousands of journalists out there that would give their left nuts/ovaries to unravel some cover up. He or she would collect a Pullitzer and become this generation's Woodward and/or Bernstein.

Nobody's done it because there doesn't seem to be anything to find. If journalism wasn't so blended with entertainment at this point, they'd tell the Republicans to put up or shut up, quit crying "wolf" and get back to something that matters.
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Yeah, like the time Obama told us the WMD's were somewhere near Tikrit, or when he stood on an aircraft carrier under a banner that read, "Mission Accomplished", or when he exposed a CIA agent because he was angry at her husband for publishing the truth about the yellow cake uranium.

it's amazing you guys agree with the bho admin saying "bengahzi happened a long time ago" and the potus saying the buck stops with him, yet...

the gwb admin was just yesterday and everything is gwb's fault.

AGAIN

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WTF does this even have to do with dems vs. repubs??? that is just the problem, the dems keep saying this is just a "political scandal".

there were some major fark ups, people died, and the american public was clearly lied to. there needs to be some accountability.
Carney basically threw Hillary under the bus today.

Carney is Milton Mamet, lol
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They are comparable when you hear the reasons why the republicans are making such a big deal. It isn't that there were calls for additional security. They just talks about whether or not the administration lied and the severity of a situation resulting in American deaths.
false. the initial hearings were precisely about the requests for additional security, that was one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest. if it were not for the request for additional security I think this would be a far smaller issue (lie excluded).

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Neither does focusing on this kind of "gotcha" bullshit. If these scmucks were actually concerned about this country instead of scoring political points--they'd be asking better questions that aren't just aimed at trying to shame or politically damage Obama and Clinton. This whole thing is a fiasco.
when politicians lie (for reasons other than direct impending danger to national security) they should in fact be shamed and slammed by the media in a matter of fact way. much in the way politico and others determine when they are telling the truth or not.

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Perhaps then we shouldn't spend our time worrying why the media isn't asking loaded, stupidly partisan questions. Lets focus on productive approaches, not fostering more partisan bullshit.
I am not looking for partisan attacks from the media, I am looking for "keep Washington honest" type questions. the people in power should always be defending what they do and say. this year its Obama, previously it was bush, etc. etc. the media should not be throwing up softballs.

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WAIT a minute here. Are you seriously blaming the increase of rapes on the mere presence of women in the armed forces? As if men can't control themselves? That is total bullshit. I think if you put women around military men, it is entirely reasonable that we don't expect those men to rape the women. Call me crazy. There are many women who work with men in my office and i'm pretty sure we haven't had any rapes.
look, rape is a problem in the military this is nothing new. its been a problem for a while. adding more women into a whole bunch of new roles was of course going to potentially get more women raped. IMHO, not having a plan to protect those women in place is shameful. you are aware that the rapists are judged by superiors right? and that the military has a dismal record of punishing rapists? so forgive me if I don't trust the men in the military to not continue raping women and superiors to continue not to punish anyone..... IMHO they should hang those men by there nuts in town square....
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I thought that they were pretty straightforward questions. In what way is the media "giving Obama a pass" or "taking his side?"

The media is running a PA system as the Republicans sustain this ongoing, partisan farce. Apparently an old fashioned witch hunt is good entertainment. How is that a help to Obama?

Seriously, there are thousands and thousands of journalists out there that would give their left nuts/ovaries to unravel some cover up. He or she would collect a Pullitzer and become this generation's Woodward and/or Bernstein.

Nobody's done it because there doesn't seem to be anything to find. If journalism wasn't so blended with entertainment at this point, they'd tell the Republicans to put up or shut up, quit crying "wolf" and get back to something that matters.
I was thinking more in general about him getting a pass, not so much about this particular issue. I have no problem with them telling the repubs to put up or shut up. great, pass that around to all the idiots in Washington.
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