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Mainstream media watchdogs are toothless covering Obama and Libya scandal
fox news ^ | 10/27/2012 | By Richard Benedetto

Posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:53 AM PDT by tobyhill

When Mitt Romney chose not to directly engage President Obama on Libya in last Monday’s third presidential debate, the mainstream media wrote it off as over-caution on the Republican challenger’s part.

That might be true. Certainly a lot of Republicans think so.

But what is the mainstream media’s excuse for cautiously engaging the president on Libya? Aren’t we supposed to be watchdogs? The ongoing story is story focused on whether the Obama administration provided, or refused to provide, adequate protection for the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya when it faced the threat of attack on Sept. 11. The attack left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. Subsequent conflicting accounts coming from the administration on how the White House responded, or didn’t respond, are tailor-made for a full-blown media feeding frenzy.

Yet, the so-called media watchdogs so far have been mostly toothless.

Case in point: On Friday, FoxNews.com reported that it “learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command... -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:59 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Toothless hell, they’ve stapled their own lips shut.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 7:13:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tobyhill

Do we know who gave the orders to stand down yet? Has Bohner demanded answers yet from Hilary or Obozo?


3 posted on 10/27/2012 7:14:51 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: tobyhill

The media has deliberately chosen to suppress the facts about how the president refused to send military aid for Americans so as not to annoy his co-religionists.
The media has full knowledge of the facts. They have intentionally hidden the truth; they have chosen to protect the man they helped elect in 2008.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The media is completely irresponsible.)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder if it’s not time for folks to make signs, gather and protest in front of the WH. It looks like the POTUS chose not to defend and send help to US military personnel under fire, and chose to aid the Muslims. That is what it looks like based on what I have read. I could come to D.C. for one or two days but - I have Sick dad witha broken back about to be released from the hospital tomorrow. Need to rise up and force the issue.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 7:18:29 AM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: Blue Highway
Has Bohner demanded answers yet from Hilary or Obozo?

Speaking of toothless. Hell, even senator pansy-graham has shown more testicular fortitude in the matter.

6 posted on 10/27/2012 7:18:46 AM PDT by Sirius Lee
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To: tobyhill

It’s like Woodward and Bernstein actively helping Nixon cover up Watergate.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: tobyhill
There might come a point in the years ahead where journalists will need bodyguards.

Just say'n.

5.56mm

8 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tobyhill

Mainstream media watchdogs—No.

Obama lapdogs—Yes.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 7:24:45 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: tobyhill
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10 posted on 10/27/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Blue Highway
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11 posted on 10/27/2012 7:26:58 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: tobyhill

The supposed media watch”dogs” only show their fangs during a Republican administration. Otherwise, they are curled up nice and snuggly waiting for their “master” to give them a command.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: tobyhill
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13 posted on 10/27/2012 7:30:33 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219
MSM understands if the public is informed of this....that is the request for help and the denials....these four heroes fought for 7 hours for their lives....and that he went to Vegas the next day....his reelection chances would be over...

Like good little PRAVDA lap dogs....they have decided it is best for the people not to be informed....after all....Dear Leader is their demi-god...
14 posted on 10/27/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: tobyhill

They’re not “toothless”, they’re accomplices.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: tobyhill

If “FOX” knew...they ALL knew. And that’s all one needs to know. His Marxist base will choose to ignore it. Hopefully the rest of America will not.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill

You know, it’s a cold, cruel world out there. Life and death struggles. Sadness and misery and pain. The media has looked at God, but they can’t understand how God could let this pain and misery go on. In step the Democrats. They’re like pimps to lonely teenage girls. They tell the media, “Oh....you’re right. There is a lot of bad stuff in the world. We Democrats want to change that. Those evil Republicans don’t care about you, but we do. Now you just take off your clothes and go with my friend here while I go buy a new car with the money he gave me. I’ll use the new car to deliver groceries to poor people. Honest I will. Would I lie? I love you, baby.”


17 posted on 10/27/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill

Media


18 posted on 10/27/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DOGHEAD

Good thought, Doghead. Someone already wrote in and said there should be a giant protest at the White House with everyone holding a sign reading STAND DOWN! There was a song in the 50’s called the Great Pretender. We should all be singing that song, too, with a few adjustments in the prose.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 8:24:33 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Blue Highway; All
Info on Benghazi keeps coming out.....

Check the keyword for Benghazi....absolute torrents of articles and statements.

Saw an abbreviated Brett Baer Special Report on the Benghazi coverup ,...attack this morning.

Expect more to be shown tonight and Sunday ...believe at 10 pm EST.

Graphic by LadyJag!


20 posted on 10/27/2012 1:23:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: tobyhill
FORGET YOU CNN,ABC,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,N.Y. SLIMES Etc.

MEET THE NEW NEWS MEDIA


21 posted on 10/27/2012 11:07:38 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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