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Clearing the Record About Benghazi
New York Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | By SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 10/17/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The dispute over how the Obama administration has characterized the lethal attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last month boiled over once again in the debate on Tuesday night between President Obama and Mitt Romney. But questions about what happened in the attack, and disputes over who said what about it, have left many people confused. Here are some of the facts as they are now known:

Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12, though the reference was indirect.

The next day, Sept. 13, in a campaign appearance in Las Vegas, he used similar language.

The “act of terror” references attracted relatively little notice at the time, and later they appeared to have been forgotten even by some administration officials.

Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, said on Sept. 14 about the Benghazi attack, “We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”

On Sept. 19, Matthew G. Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said about the killings in Benghazi during a Senate hearing, “Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.” The next day, asked about Mr. Olsen’s testimony, Mr. Carney declared, “It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; libya
The NYT covering for their punk president.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Duck and cover, new lie same as the old lie, spin the top, ...


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When I want to clear the record the NYT is the last place I’ll go.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:22:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ny slimes lying... it is all that they can do... satan is the lord of the lie and nyt is his newspaper.

LLS


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:23:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think a chart with these columns would be helpful:
date/speaker/oblique reference to terror/ terror/ stupid film


5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:24:12 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYT: “Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/bull.wav


6 posted on 10/17/2012 11:25:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve been re-reading 1984 lately. When I read it as a kid, the part about re-writing history seemed a bit bizarre. Now days I see it happening right in front of me, and what is worse, I see that in short order people forget what they saw and accept what the press tells them they saw.

Since historians typically start with press accounts, you know that history is going to get it wrong. We are watching history altered right before our very eyes.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 11:26:37 AM PDT by marron
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To: Snuph
Apparently the NYT has concluded that Obama spent the next two weeks apologizing to the terrorists!
8 posted on 10/17/2012 11:27:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here are some of the facts as they are now known:

Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12, though the reference was indirect.

Sorry Scott, but no he did not apply the "terror" label to the attack. He said "no acts of terror" will shake our resolve, etc. in the context of the American people remembering what had happened on that day 11 years ago. That comment was not addressing this attack. THEN he started talking about this attack and he used words like "murder" and "reprehensible" and "terrible act". But he called the perpetrators "murderers" rather than "terrorists" and he vowed to "bring them to justice". He also condemned those who insult other religions but then said that is no excuse for this act, thereby carrying water for the BS line from the islamists that the acts which just happeneded to occur on the anniversary of 9/11 were some kind of reaction to a youtube video posted months ago.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: marron

Now that America has bee undermined, the world is doomed to a prolonged period of darkness.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: VRWCmember
There's a post that includes a transcript of Obama's remarks to Univision, where Obama blames the mock Mohammad movie.

Romney's issue was, in his words, "This -- the administration -- the administration -- (applause) -- indicated that this was a -- a reaction to a -- to a video and was a spontaneous reaction."

11 posted on 10/17/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

New York Times - providing quality kitty box liner for over 100 years!


12 posted on 10/17/2012 11:35:01 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So I guess Obama didn’t think the terrorist explanation wasn’t credible enough to have his mouthpieces go on the talking heads shows and not mention it once??? The neglect of Obama not to specifically tie the terrorist comment to the murders of four American citizens is deporable when he or his henchmen attempt to hide behind the comment that was so general it could have meant 9/11/01. Obama is a fraud, pure and simple. The most dangerous fraud this country has ever seen. I would rather the Mafia operate the government than Obama. At least you knew where you stood. Obama is a closet Muslim and I will never be convinced otherwise. His actions from the second he took the oath to now have been in support of that opinion. The Quaran directs Muslims to lie in order to defeat your enemy. Isn’t that enough to convince you of his true beliefs. He’s an expert at lying and the media loves it. They think he has a great gift of gab.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by bramps
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, thank God for the New York Slimes coming around to set the record straight. LOL.

Give it up, assclowns.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12....

I read the transcript, watched the video, and disagree... but, even if he did, then why did he send Susan Rice out the following Sunday, 4 days later, on all the Sunday talk shows, and blame the entire event on a public demonstration that got out of hand based on that stupid video? Had her do the same thing at the U.N.? Broadcast the same thing all over Pakistan, fomenting public demonstrations there? What was his motive for that? Did he not have a handle on what his underlings were saying? Did he not brief them? Where was he?

Oh, yeah, he was in Las Vegas at a fundraiser; didn't have time to lead the country. I forget his absences in both the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate - not wanting to get blamed for his voting record.

15 posted on 10/17/2012 11:49:04 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: JaguarXKE
New York Times - providing quality kitty box liner for over 100 years!

And it was one hundred years ago when the New York Times was still a credible source of information.

Their coverage of RMS Titanic was accurate and timely especially considering the technology of that era. That century-ago occurrence may very have been the last time that the Times deserved the moniker of a newspaper of record. Since that time, it's been a reliably hard-left, anti-American organ.

16 posted on 10/17/2012 11:51:08 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
Today the headline would be:

Titanic Sinks! Republican Opposition to Fighting Global Warming Linked

17 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Tough day we had today."

B. Obama at LV campaign rally the day after Amb Stevens assassination.

You're right, Barry, it IS all about you.

18 posted on 10/17/2012 11:58:36 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: JaguarXKE
Today the headline would be:

Titanic Sinks! Republican Opposition to Fighting Global Warming Linked

Very well said and, much to the Times discredit, indeed quite accurate. I think the unraveling of the paper's integrity started when Adolph Ochs yielded increasing control to his in-laws, the Sulzberger clan.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The new York times is now on record as aiding and abetting the coverup concerning Benghazi. I wonder if advertisers will turn a blind eye to the new York times if the time’s unwillingness to investigate the Benghazi coverup results in a terrorist attack? I know I wouldn’t support any company that would advertise in the new York times if that happened. That would be putting blood on my hands. There must be lots of soap and paper towels at the new York times because they evidently don’t care how much blood gets on their hands.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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And by the way, new York times, the story you’re ignoring is the coverup over the missiles missing in Libya and how the Democrats helped this happen.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 12:11:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shameless. I can only hope with Romney is president he recalls the Crowleys,The NY Times and the Crissy Matthews of the world and grants them access accordingly. They need to be frozen out and marginalized for their behavior.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12, though the reference was indirect.

This is a blatant lie. The two paragraphs prior to the terror reference clearly show the president was referrencing the original 9/11 as a terror attack. There was no reference at that point, direct, indirect or imagined to the Benghazi attack.

23 posted on 10/17/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT by CMAC51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Interesting - Somehow the NY Times forgot to mention that Obama mentioned and blamed the attack on a protest boiled over, when there was NO PROTEST at all in Benghazi.

They also left out the most memorable statement, for me, from his rose garden address, “the future does not belong to those who insult the prophet mohammad.”


24 posted on 10/17/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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OOOOPs - I think “the future does not belong to those who insult the prophet mohammad” was stated by Obama at the UN. - when was the date of that address?


25 posted on 10/17/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12, though the reference was indirect.

IOWs 0bunghole lacks any conviction whatsoever to actually lead when the enemy is at the gates.

From the Rose Garden speech...

"Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."

In that very speech he bragged about last night he tells the lie about the "video."
Though the reference is indirect.

26 posted on 10/17/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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27 posted on 10/17/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
get the women and children out of the aspirin factories this weekend!!!

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28 posted on 10/17/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

lol, good one!


29 posted on 10/17/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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