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The Media’s Cover-Up of Benghazigate
Front Page Magazine ^ | October 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/28/2012 11:53:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Let’s go back to 2004. Cindy Sheehan had been turned into a media star during the 2004 presidential election for no reason other than that her son had died and she was willing to lend her name to the left’s campaign. There was no specific issue that Sheehan raised, but nevertheless the media was willing to cover her every sneeze.

And now 2012. Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Navy SEALS killed at the Benghazi consulate, has made serious allegations about his encounter with Hillary Clinton and the refusal of the Obama Administration to save his son. And the media has conducted a complete blackout of the story.

The only mainstream media outlets to report on it are ABC News where Jake Tapper occasionally challenges the administration, but Tapper carefully left out Hillary Clinton’s statement that they were going after the Mohammed filmmaker, which may be the most damning part of the story. And the Christian Science Monitor which leans left but also has a history of being somewhat independent. And that’s not counting conservative figures like Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post.

Mainstream media coverage has repeated Panetta’s statement that the rescue could not happen because of a lack of intel, without challenging it in any way. There is hardly any coverage of the controversy because the media refuses to touch it. And yet how can the statements of Senator McCain and Charles Woods not be covered? They can only be sidelined until the election, which is what the media is doing, buying a little more time for Obama to win.

Rahm Emanuel hit the morning shows, mechanically reciting talking points about Obama bringing the killers to justice just like he did Osama bin Laden, while avoiding Bob Schieffer’s questions. When Bob Schieffer asked him about Susan Rice’s false statements about the video, Emanuel began rambling about Obama’s nation building plan at home to provide broadband access.

But at least Bob Schieffer was making an effort. David Gregory shut down any discussion about Libya. Meanwhile the New York Times chose to suppress coverage of the Congressional hearings on Libya, instead covering “six better stories” on affirmative action and Lance Armstrong.

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan commented,

“I believe that the Libya hearing story belonged on The Times’s front page. It had significant news value, regardless of the political maneuvering that is inevitable with less than four weeks to go until the election. And more broadly, there is a great deal of substance on this subject that warrants further scrutiny.

“I can’t think of many journalistic subjects that are more important right now, or more deserving of aggressive reporting.”

But the only aggressive coverage of Benghazigate is coming from FOX News. By refusing to cover Benghazigate, the media is acting to cover it up, at least long enough to give the man responsible for it another chance at the Oval Office.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; coverup; mediabias; msm; obamamedia; partisanmedia; shadowwars; spiked; statemeida; threatmatrix
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1 posted on 10/28/2012 11:53:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Suppose Obama wins and then the truth of the matter dawns on the public at large. Does Obama think he can then still govern? Maybe by more than ever ruling by executive orders. He will then be outside the Cobstitution, but I doubt her cares. The House will still be Republican, and so I guess must treat Obama as the House of Commons treated Charles I. Something like civil war would ensue. And there are, what two hundred million guns in this country. May sound melodramatic, but we are in new territory here.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 12:07:40 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The thing is Cincinatus' Wife ?
As the cover up dam cracks, this will be the major news story.... the news story of the main stream media's COVER UP !
3 posted on 10/29/2012 12:11:00 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I had forgotten about Cindy and her “absolute moral authority” (I think that was Maureen Dowd). Funny how some things only work against Republican presidents and not Democrat presidents...


4 posted on 10/29/2012 12:13:26 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: American Constitutionalist

I believe that the press, by acting to blatantly promote 0bambi, is depriving each and every one of us our First Amendment rights. Freedom of the press is NOT just for those in the media. It is a right for ALL people.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 12:33:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey
" Freedom of the press is NOT just for those in the media. It is a right for ALL people. "

BINGO DINGO RINGO !!

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS and FREE SPEECH....

It's not a exclusive corner of the market for the main stream media..... that's what they believe and think... it's just for them.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 12:36:58 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
When Romney wins, They should be parachuted into Benghazi with a bayonet each, and just as much ammo as U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith had.
And President Romney should give them the SAME SUPPORT
    that they gave Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone S. Woods.



That would be justice!
7 posted on 10/29/2012 12:41:30 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: NTHockey
This Hurricane Sandy is a God send because it gives our side the " NEWS CYCLE " rein of getting the news out.
Most people will be online trying to find any news while the MSM is scrambling to hype up this storm up....
OHH MAIN STREAM MEDIA ! ? YOUR SO YESTERDAY !!
8 posted on 10/29/2012 12:43:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

After a few days people are not really going to be interested in a New York story (I will be, but that’s just because).

They’ll be tapping into new news sources.

Some guy in mid Ohio is not going to change a vote because BO is helping NYers.

In Penn., there are more broke glass repubs than hurricaine dems, I’d imagine.

All the other affected states are solid blue x NH


9 posted on 10/29/2012 12:54:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: American Constitutionalist; All
Despite Amb Steven's dispatches about growing threats and his concerns for their security, his protective U.S. team was withdrawn.

Lack of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response "As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force.

The new command’s lack of such a unit is another piece in the unfolding Benghazi timeline that shows an overriding theme: As radical Islamic extremism swelled in the chaotic coastal city, U.S. security assets in Libya diminished................."

10 posted on 10/29/2012 1:00:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


 

11 posted on 10/29/2012 1:01:59 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots; All

http://www.therightscoop.com/emotional-pat-caddell-on-the-msm-ignoring-benghazi-these-people-have-no-honor/

Video: Pat Caddell lets loose!


12 posted on 10/29/2012 1:12:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Yosemitest; All
Report: Bret Baier Special On Libya: "Death And Deceit In Benghazi"
13 posted on 10/29/2012 1:16:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RobbyS

Between now and the election Obama must be made to
tell as many more lies as possible. Why? Because if he
does win his statements will be part of the public record
which can be used against him when the sh*t finally hits
the fan. Only Romney can make this happen by continually
challenging Obama to come clean with the truth. No in-
vestigation is necessary to compel Obama to explain the
lies surrounding his administration both during and after
the attack. Sadly Romney is not doing his duty.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 1:19:32 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks. I watched it on fox news.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 1:21:58 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Charlene Lamb refused (”denied or ignored”) to extend the security Strike Force.

________________________

“......The colonel and Mr. Nordstrom were fighting a long-distance battle of emails and phone calls with the State Department to maintain a large security presence.

But Charlene Lamb, who was in charge of international programs for the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, rejected their requests. State wanted to create a picture of normal operations in Libya......”

Read more: Lack of strike force impeded Benghazi response - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/28/lack-of-strike-force-impeded-benghazi-response/#ixzz2AfsQ2tDs


16 posted on 10/29/2012 1:28:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Read and watch the video at Retired Lt. Col.: My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen .
17 posted on 10/29/2012 1:36:46 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Thank you!


18 posted on 10/29/2012 1:37:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

19 posted on 10/29/2012 1:38:34 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Watch the two videos at Father of SEAL Slain in Benghazi Attack Demands Answers as Grisly Details Emerge .
The ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF is classifing the video tapes and radio traffic as "TOP SECRET" to COVER HIS MURDEROUS @SS !
20 posted on 10/29/2012 1:46:36 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: PhilDragoo; Yosemitest; All
Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack "....There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam's Prophet Muhammad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound....."
21 posted on 10/29/2012 1:51:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NTHockey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2951758/posts?page=12#12


22 posted on 10/29/2012 1:52:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Militants assemble 20 youths to chant against film. CIA ran anti-Castro Cuban exile groups. Stage management.
23 posted on 10/29/2012 1:59:24 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Gene Eric

24 posted on 10/29/2012 2:23:54 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let's not forget that ridiculous manufactured political scandal about Valerie Plume. It engulfed the news media and hammered the Bush administration 24/7.

Today's MSM needs to be tarred and feathered.

25 posted on 10/29/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: MagnoliaB; All
"..........Surely it is in the president’s best interests to release a copy of his order, which the military would have sent to hundreds in the chain of command. And if the president did not direct the NSC “to do whatever we need to do,” then who was in charge? When the American ambassador is attacked and remains out of American hands for over seven hours as a battle rages — and our military sends no aid — either the crisis-response system inside the White House is incompetent, or top officials are covering up." Benghazi: Obama Emerges from the Fog of War [Where is president's order to "secure our personnel?"]
26 posted on 10/29/2012 2:51:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’ll keep hammering until we get answers. And the media are co-conspirators. Thank God people are waking up. This will NOT go unanswered. Not on our watch.


27 posted on 10/29/2012 3:26:08 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sadly, it isn’t just the media that is careful to close their eyes and look the other way. Those who consistently vote Dem don’t want to know the truth, either. The nation is split into those who want the best for the country as a whole and those who either are looking for handouts or are owned by unions - two segments of society who feel that the end justifies the means.


28 posted on 10/29/2012 4:07:20 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: RobbyS

The allusion to Charles I is apt..


29 posted on 10/29/2012 4:25:06 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Hussein Obama, what American would elect a guy with that name less than 10 years after 9-11?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

The numb mindset of the MSM is astonishing. If just one of the reporters would “break” this story, he/she would be a rock star forever, get a Pulitzer Prize, etc., similar to Woodward and Bernstein. Benghazi is a tsunami compared to piddly Watergate.

So reporters prefer to protect Obama and, in the process, sabotage their own careers and the future of America. What defect in a brain could make someone make this decision?

(I know; Fox has done this and Jennifer Griffin broke the story and should get the PP, but that would never happen for Fox.)


30 posted on 10/29/2012 4:33:21 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"It's not a scandal if we don't report it."


31 posted on 10/29/2012 4:45:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There was not ONE word in my Sunday paper about this.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 5:01:38 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Media’s not only to blame....not a PEEP out of Romney. Sorry, but with everything we now know, as long as he remains silent, IMO, he’s complict too.


33 posted on 10/29/2012 5:05:46 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Auntie Mame

See #31 for how it works.


34 posted on 10/29/2012 5:06:06 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The question that should be asked and shouted far and wide is ?
Why didn't Obama give as much care and attention that he is giving to this storm Sandy as didn't give to save the lives in Benghazi ?
35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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