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CBS's Crawford Exposes Obama's Deception on Benghazi Attack
NewsBusters ^ | 10/18/12 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:31 AM PDT by DFG

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Jan Crawford devoted a full story to President Obama's deceptive claim that he called the Benghazi attack an "act of terror" early on, as she recounted the administration's initial reluctance to call it a terrorist attack. The CBS correspondent also implicated debate moderator and CNN anchor Candy Crowley in bolstering Obama's distortion.

After showing a clip of Obama and Romney clashing over whether Obama had used the words "act of terror" early on, Crawford showed a clip of what the President said the day after the Benghazi attack, but then exposed Obama's revisionism:

But with that statement, Mr. Obama didn't directly say the Libya attack qualified as one of those acts of terror. Earlier in his remarks, he seemed to suggest the attacks instead were triggered by an anti-Muslim video.

After another clip of Obama, she continued:

Top administration officials, including U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, delivered that message over the next five days. On Face the Nation, Rice suggested the Benghazi incident might have been triggered by demonstrations in Cairo over the film.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; candycrowley; cbs; crawford; libya; wagthevideo

1 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:38 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Good job Jan Crawford. Been nice knowing you.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: DFG

This was on CBS evening News?


3 posted on 10/18/2012 8:08:07 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: DFG

And - we still don’t know why a State Dept official tweeted from the attack that they were sorry for the video that caused the riot....

... when there was no video nor was there a riot.

What prompted such a false claim?


4 posted on 10/18/2012 8:11:13 AM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: DFG

What’s amazing, is that is not a case where someone has been accusing Obama of saying something behind some closed meeting. This is something that was debated daily for two weeks solid!

Day One
Obama: It’s the Film
All Conservatives Everywhere: No! It’s Terrorism!

Day 7
Obama: It was the Film
Conservatives: No you idiot! It was terrorism!

Day 13:

Obama It was the Film
Conservatives: You lying marxist piece of trash! It’s obvious it was terrorism!

Debate:
Obama: I said since the beginning it was terrorism.
Crowley: Yup, this sheet of paper right here says he’s right!


5 posted on 10/18/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: DFG
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6 posted on 10/18/2012 8:12:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Principled
we still don’t know why a State Dept official tweeted from the attack that they were sorry for the video that caused the riot.

To be fair, that tweet was from someone in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, not Benghazi, where there was a demonstration purportedly about the video.
7 posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: DFG

they’re wanting everyone to forget something we’ve been arguing with them about less than a month ago!


8 posted on 10/18/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: DFG

WOW, you know your in trouble as a lib/dem when cbs is on your A$$


9 posted on 10/18/2012 8:17:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: John W

“Good job Jan Crawford. Been nice knowing you.”

Yep


10 posted on 10/18/2012 8:19:49 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Principled

And I keep wondering how they even knew about this video’s existence to use it as the scapegoat. The whole thing sounds fishy to me. I keep thinking Nobama wanted this to happen, but that doesn’t seem rational—I can’t figure out how it could possibly serve his needs.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: V_TWIN

Go to the CBS site and read the comments. This is San Francisco remember. Obama is toast, totally burnt toast. I read a lot of the comments; none were in defense of Obama. I think this was the straw.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 8:22:48 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: DFG
Another thing, by Obama perpetrating the lie this was a riot due to a movie clip on youtube (which only had 363 hits at that time) was the direct cause of the the other riots by muslims on our embassy's thru out the Middle East.
13 posted on 10/18/2012 8:30:08 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: MNDude

Obama pissed on our legs for two weeks, saying it was raining.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Principled
And - we still don’t know why a State Dept official tweeted from the attack that they were sorry for the video that caused the riot....

IIRC, the first mention/apology regarding the reference to the video came from the US Embassy in Egypt. That apology came just hours after the Benghazi attack.

[At the time, there were so many different versions and narratives and riots/attacks going on in several countries that is was difficult for us on FR and the general public to keep up with which story/narrative/attack came from where.]
15 posted on 10/18/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Josephat

Hope so, but won’t be counting any chickens before they hatch.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
To be fair, the crowd in Cairo was chanting:

"0bama, 0bama, we're a billion Osamas!"

Not exactly an anti-video chant. More of a Pro-Al-Qaeda chant, doncha think?

17 posted on 10/18/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Changing tagline.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ( “Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas” - Cairo Protesters, 9/11/2012)
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To: V_TWIN

“Good job Jan Crawford. Been nice knowing you.”

Jan doesn’t say snot without Editors and others higher ups give her the go ahead. So this is REALLY big other than nobody saw it being CBS. But it might make a mighty fine Swing State TV commercial.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: MNDude

Even yesterday, there was a thread that indicated the WH/Admin/St Dept were still looking into the idea the video might have had something to do with the riots/attacks.

The Admin still needs that narrative, because that is the only narrative they have. Otherwise, the entire Admin is shown to be incompetent.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 8:35:03 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DFG

I predicted this 6 weeks ago right here... drip... drip... drip... death by thousands of cuts.

LLS


21 posted on 10/18/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: V_TWIN
WOW, you know your in trouble as a lib/dem when cbs is on your A$$

Add comedians and newspeople (Kirstan Powers, for one).

I have a feel that, if Obama blows the foreign policy debate, the pressers will turn on him for the remaining two weeks.

They have been propping him up for 4 years. He has been lying to them and using them to perpetuate the lies. If his lose appears inevitable, they will try to regain some credibility in the remaining months before a new administration is sworn in.
22 posted on 10/18/2012 8:43:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DallasDeb
I can’t figure out how it could possibly serve his needs.

It couldn't.

No way a 9/11 terrorist attack and murdered ambassador is anything but a political liability.

The video had been on the web since June, so the Obama minions seized upon it as the cornerstone for a desperate and clumsy cover-up attempt that has now completely backfired.

23 posted on 10/18/2012 8:47:21 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: DAC21

Isn’t she the one that was co-ordinating the questions to ask Romney? “Yeah, that’s the question.”


24 posted on 10/18/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: TomGuy

Timing couldn’t be worse for zero having to debate foreign policy. Hopefully it will be the death knell.

As for turning on him, well, that’s what happens in a barrel of snakes.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: DFG

OK Libs, he said it was a terrorist attack. Still four dead people and he’s on letterdouche. Four dead and they knew the attack was coming. 4 DEAD AND HE LIED! 4 DEAD AND HITLARY IS GOING OUT THERE AND LYING LIKE HER HUSBAND DID WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD TRACK DOWN THOSE RESPONSIBLE. WHEN WE HAD A PRES WHO DID GO AFTER THE TERRORIST THEY DID EVERYTHING TO BLOKE HIM AND EVEN BLAME HIM FOR THE ATTACK. HITLARY SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON WITH HER CROOKED WILLIE.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DFG
OMG, who would have believed it?

Guess she too is just sick and tired of covering for Bozo, some people do have some pride and convictions it seems.

After the debate there was no way the MSM's could ignore the obvious, it was exposed to all their viewers and on the record.

Those viewers were previously unaware of what happened in Libya, not any more and they want to know Who, What, When and Where.

OBAMA IS TOASTED. Finished, capoot, seeya, adios, aloha.

27 posted on 10/18/2012 9:01:57 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: John W

Crawford was one of the few to report on Fast&Furious, if I recall correctly.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

thanks - I wondered why nothing came of it.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: TomGuy

“They have been propping him up for 4 years. He has been lying to them and using them to perpetuate the lies. If his lose appears inevitable, they will try to regain some credibility in the remaining months before a new administration is sworn in.”

They can’t regain too much credibility, because they’re going to need every second they can scrounge in the next four years to bash Romney and tell us how evil Republicans are.

IF Hussein concedes.

Gore never did.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 9:11:18 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DFG

CBS, huh? Will wonders never cease. Makes me think that these guys are actually making an effort to be unbiased in some cases.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: DallasDeb
Something I read yesterday, suggesting Obama and Hillary wanted another Iran hostage. That hostage was to be Chris Stevens.

In return for Stevens Obama would give up the Blind Sheik (O's muslim brother), voilà, Obama is the hero and reelected.

If anything went wrong, plan B was the Video, ready and waiting, if needed.

Also tied into this was those missiles, Obama wanted them back, send Stevens in to get them, have him taken hostage, game on.

But lookie here, OOPS, we're NOT giving them back and we will kill the infidel.

Just all theory of course.

32 posted on 10/18/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: DFG
In the old days, before all the networks progressively merged into the DNC, there used to be healthy competition between networks to get the story first, to uncover all the details to get to the truth, regardless of who gets hurt, to tell it the best, to be the best news network, etc.

In the old days, they all would have had a field day ripping up Crowley and CNN, and she would have heard "You're FIRED!" the next morning if not that night.

I miss competition. I miss America. I miss merit. I miss when we fought communism and socialism abroad, instead of embracing it at home.

33 posted on 10/18/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: John W

Whatever FOX is paying Juan Williams ( to whom they threw a lifeline when he was fired by NPR) they should TRIPLE it and hire Crawford..


34 posted on 10/18/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: DFG

Thank you Wall Street Insider, for calling in the markers.

Obama must go.

See tagline for further enlightenment.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: annieokie

If anything went wrong, plan B was the Video, ready and waiting, if needed.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Kinda like the 2nd Pres debate on Thursday, where Obama and Crowley had the transcript of the Rose garden speech “ready and waiting”. That right there proves to me that are capable of “planning” for despicable events.

So the question becomes even wider, Who coordinated the protests at all of the U.S. Embassies? Was it not well known that Bill Ayers, amongst others, was deeply involved in organizing Muslim Brotherhood, who overthrew Egypt and Libyan governments.

Methinks, perhaps that Mr. Ozero sent the order on his personal blackberry to the people ‘on the ground’ (Muslim Brotherhood) via the network that Bill Ayers, Et Al, had organized. Were the protests started up as up-front cover story for the Benghazi attack?

Pure speculation on my part.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:56 AM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
To be fair, that tweet was from someone in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, not Benghazi, where there was a demonstration purportedly about the video.

Although I have seen unconfirmed reports that it wasn't about the video at all, but rather about demanding the release of the "blind sheik".

37 posted on 10/18/2012 9:45:10 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
You may be on to something.

Your suggesting they put this Video up first, start the protests in another area, fan the flames and hopefully it would spread over to Benghazi.

Sounds plausable.

They knew what Obama was after, those missiles, they forgot to tell him they don't play by his or his 38 CZARS rules.OOPS

But, stupid Obama reverts back to the one thing HE KNOWS started all the havoc, "that pesky video", the one he himself drew their attention to.

See, we solved it. lol The Freeper sleuts will always solve the mysteries.

38 posted on 10/18/2012 9:56:21 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: annieokie

Wouldn’t surprise me at all.


39 posted on 10/18/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
Were the protests started up as up-front cover story for the Benghazi attack?""""......

That was plan A. Right after Obama directed them to that Video. imo

Kinda like the debate: "Get the transcript" moment, conveniently waiting in little Crowleys hands. oops

Now those missiles are in Syria and being used. Another Fast and Furious.

I'm out of here for the evening, getting VERY slow.

40 posted on 10/18/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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