MSM Start To Turn On Benghazi . Could Get Interesting Real Quick.

This is encouraging. This will be the only way to take him down. Kinda wish the media would have done their jobs say…about 5 yrs ago.


MAY 10, 2013  POSTED BY


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Holds Daily Press Briefing
                          Poor wittle Jay Carney. Busted lying thru his teeth.    😀
                        I definitely have a case of Schadenfreude on this.  LOL

It’s a cliché, of course, but it really is true: in Washington, every scandal has a crime and a coverup. The ongoing debate about the attack on the United States facility in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, and the Obama Administration’s response to it, is no exception. For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something to it.
On Friday, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl revealed the details of the editing process for the C.I.A.’s talking points about the attack, including the edits themselves and some of the reasons a State Department spokeswoman gave for requesting those edits. It’s striking to see the twelve different iterations that the talking points went through before they were released to Congress and to United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, who used them in Sunday show appearances that became a central focus of Republicans’ criticism of the Administration’s public response to the attacks. Over the course of about twenty-four hours, the remarks evolved from something specific and fairly detailed into a bland, vague mush.
From the very beginning of the editing process, the talking points contained the erroneous assertion that the attack was “spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved.” That’s an important fact, because the right has always criticized the Administration based on the suggestion that the C.I.A. and the State Department, contrary to what they said, knew that the attack was not spontaneous and not an outgrowth of a demonstration. But everything else about the changes that were made is problematic. The initial draft revealed by Karl mentions “at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi” before the one in which four Americans were killed. That’s not in the final version. Nor is this: “[W]e do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qa’ida participated in the attack.” That was replaced by the more tepid “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” (Even if we accept the argument that State wanted to be sure that extremists were involved, and that they could be linked to Al Qaeda, before saying so with any level of certainty—which is reasonable and supported by evidence from Karl’s reporting—that doesn’t fully explain these changes away.)
Democrats will argue that the editing process wasn’t motivated by a desire to protect Obama’s record on fighting Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election. They have a point; based on what we’ve seen from Karl’s report, the process that went into creating and then changing the talking points seems to have been driven in large measure by two parts of the government—C.I.A. and State—trying to make sure the blame for the attacks and the failure to protect American personnel in Benghazi fell on the other guy.
But the mere existence of the edits—whatever the motivation for them—seriously undermines the White House’s credibility on this issue. This past November (after Election Day), White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that “The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Remarkably, Carney is sticking with that line even now. In his regular press briefing on Friday afternoon (a briefing that was delayed several times, presumably in part so the White House could get its spin in order, but also so that it could hold a <href=”#.uy1gksebagw.twitter”>secretive pre-briefing briefing with select members of the White House press corps), he said:

The only edit made by the White House or the State Department to those talking points generated by the C.I.A. was a change from referring to the facility that was attacked in Benghazi from “consulate,” because it was not a consulate, to “diplomatic post”… it was a matter of non-substantive factual correction. But there was a process leading up to that that involved inputs from a lot of agencies, as is always the case in a situation like this and is always appropriate.

This is an incredible thing for Carney to be saying. He’s playing semantic games, telling a roomful of journalists that the definition of editing we’ve all been using is wrong, that the only thing that matters is who’s actually working the keyboard. It’s not quite re-defining the word “is,” or the phrase “sexual relations,” but it’s not all that far off, either.


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Harriet Nelson
7 years ago

I have been waiting for this for so long, I want this POS to fry. All his minions need to be cleared out as well. Fast, no hearings ,no plea bargaining. I will gladly pay extra in my taxes to keep them in jail for their natural born days. BUT, I do want HOBAMA to swing.

7 years ago
Reply to  Harriet Nelson

Harriet, that is the most perfectly worded response I’ve ever read!

7 years ago Steve posted: “This is encouraging. This will be the only way to take him down. Kinda wish the media would have done their jobs say…about 5 yrs ago. ~Steve~ —————————————————————————————— MAY 10, 2013  P”

7 years ago

Now that the LIEs are coming out and all the media is picking it up, who will demand criminal charges and follow through. Just finding the problem so it doesnt happen again is hogwash. If the acts leading up to the attack are stuipity on Clintons part, then she must fess up, and be charged. Her reign is over Those that lied to cover this up must go down too, Period, even the Pres, he is is no better than the rest. I suspect if he becomes subject to impeachment the rest of his covered up life then will become… Read more »

7 years ago

Take my word for this – if this Fraud could land in the Dark House, then Benghazi isn’t gonna take him down. I don’t know how he does it, but he’s got his back, front and sides covered with MSM. How can someone as evil get away with so much – unless he’s on satan’s chessboard!

7 years ago

pnordman, I’ve wondered that myself. He’s gotten this far only because of media protection. Seems there might be a crack in the armor at the moment.
One can only hope. I hate getting my hopes up too. We’ve been smushed so many times before.

Mark Tipton
7 years ago

Highly doubtful under the best of circumstances even if the media actually does start to do their job now. It is already being (effectively) spun as a political attack on Hillary to get her out of the presidential race some three years down the road. Anyone who expresses any concern whatsoever for the four American citizens who needlessly died there will be labeled, demonized and ostracized in short order. The administration will continue to hold hands with and spoon-feed bull crap to the masses and they will suck it up, kiss his arse and thank him for it.

7 years ago

Mark, your probably right. But can’t ya at least let a guy hold onto his
fantasy for 24 hrs. LOL
Without a doubt hillary is flat under the bus..Splatttt

Mark Tipton
7 years ago

I been dreaming for a long time, but every day when I wake up, the nightmare is not in my dreams or fantasies … or even in some seemingly unbelievable though all too realistically possible conspiracy theories … but in what I see while wide awake, fully cognizant and aware!