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Disgraceful: NY Times Still Blames YouTube Video for “Riots” in Libya
JWF ^ | Oct 24, 2012 | Jammie

Posted on 10/24/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by Qbert

We noted this absurdity already here, but this is worth its own post. In light of the stunning news that the White House was aware of the Benghazi terror attack as it happened, the New York Times still actually reports the YouTube video was behind “riots” in Libya. This just defies belief:

Beyond the political issues, the film may carry the risk of associating Mr. Obama with any backlash in a Muslim world already inflamed by the YouTube trailer for an insulting film portrayal of its prophet. In September riots erupted in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere as Muslim crowds reacted violently to what they perceived as the unforgivable insults of a scratch production, “The Innocence of Muslims,” some of which was posted on YouTube.

It’s not even plausible that the White House can still blame the video, but the Times does.

On Sept. 11, 2012, just two hours after the State Department first began notifying government agencies back in Washington–including the White House–that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack by armed men, State sent out an email that went to at least two people in the White House that said the group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The email, which was sent from a State Department address at 6:05 PM on Sept. 11, 2012, was obtained by CBS News and posted online by the news agency in a PDF file. This email and others posted by CBS News had certain elements redacted–particularly the exact identities of the person who sent it and the persons who received it.

The email sent at 6:05 P.M. on Sept. 11 was sent by a person using an @state.gov email address. The subject line said: “Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU)”

It’s one thing for the White House to try and cover up this story, but it’s dereliction of journalistic duty for the media to still aid the coverup.

In case they try to memory-hole this absurdity, we have the screengrab.

Here’s one of the so-called reporters on the story. It says he welcomes questions and tips.

Update: Amazingly, Stelter repeats his lie:

JammieWearingFool@JammieWF 24 Oct 12 @brianstelter How can you actually still report the YouTube video set off riots in Libya?

Brian Stelter ✔ @brianstelter @JammieWF Because there were protests in Libya, Egypt, etc. There was also, according to the government, a terrorist attack in Libya. 24 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; coverup; liberalmedia; newyorktimes; nyt; spiked

1 posted on 10/24/2012 7:58:06 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

From the movie “Top Secret”:

“Klaus is a moron who only believes what he reads in the New York Times”


2 posted on 10/24/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Qbert
DANG....
My money was on Thomas al-Friedman...
3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:01:12 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Qbert

The Obama cult in full protection mode. Denninger just put up a piece on how this was all about buying back Stinger missles that were sold to Q’Daffy, no doubt in the Obama era.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 8:10:49 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Qbert

The spirit of Baghdad Bob lives at the NYT, laughing stock to the world.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Qbert

The left doesn’t actually believe the video set it off. Actually, the left doesn’t believe anything at all. For the left, there is no objective truth. There is “your truth” and “my truth.” Reality doesn’t affect their thoughts. A true leftist can believe two contradictory things at the same time.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 8:11:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The left is disconnected from reality.)
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To: Qbert
The Times has entered the same panic stage of the Soetoro campaign, i.e. protect, at all costs, the core constituency: whacked out libtards. Circulation continues to decrease as the libtard base decreases.
7 posted on 10/24/2012 8:15:05 AM PDT by immadashell
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Makes one wonder if this faux oped was written while under drugs in the Jason Blair hot tub for maggot infected faux NY Slimes reporters.

Or was Jason the secret writer of this bs?


8 posted on 10/24/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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9 posted on 10/24/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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What video? Has anyone actually seen it?


10 posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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You know, if Obama went into a grade school and shot a bunch of kids, the headline at the New York Times would be , PRESIDENT OBAMA REDUCES CLASS SIZES!!!


11 posted on 10/24/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: New Jersey Realist

The video posted on Youtube purports to be a trailer for a movie or the movie, which isn’t all that clear. In any event, the video is veery crude and amateurish, using live action in front of a bluescreen or greenscreen on which crude backgrounds are used. One of the actresses complained she was hired to produce a very different story, and her performance was edited very heavily to give it a very different meaning in California.

The person/s responsible for making this video were reported by the MSM to be an Israeli-American Jew in California. The non-mainstream blogosphere has instead identified the man arrested in California on probation charges as a Muslim from Hama who in conjunction with similar collaborators has a history of using forged identity documents and passports to perpetrate fraud crimes and traveel internationally under the false ideentities. The false identities are alleged to include an Israeli passport and masquerading as an Israeli-American Jew.

In other words, these blogosphere reports are indicating the filmmaker in California is a Muslim man with affiliations to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, who made a film insulting to Muslims while masquerading with false identities and passports as an israeli-American Jew. The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al Qaeda then use this Muslim produced provocation against Muslims to falsely attribute the insult to Israeli and American Jews, and the Obama Administration collaborated to promote the 9/11 false flag attack on the U.S. Benghazi consulate as a protest against the video. Was this simply an inept coincidence, or was it a poorly orchestraed 9//11 event in which the Obama Administration played a cooperative role?


12 posted on 10/24/2012 11:05:45 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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Why should it mater whether the video caused the riot? Whether the video was true of false, the rioters had no right to attack any American citizen. And can anyone show that there was anything false in the video?


13 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:39 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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"And can anyone show that there was anything false in the video?"

I'm trying to locate an article (posted here on FR?) that claimed that -- albeit presented in cartoonish, exaggerated fashion -- every episode in that trailer/movie supposedly depicts an actual event in the life of MadMo, as recorded in Muzlim "holy" books...

Any help locating it would be appreciated.

14 posted on 10/24/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Qbert

The NYTimes caused the attack on our embassy!


15 posted on 10/24/2012 4:00:12 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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FORGET YOU CNN,ABC,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,N.Y. SLIMES Etc.

MEET THE NEW NEWS MEDIA


16 posted on 10/27/2012 10:47:36 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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