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The Media’s Benghazi Scandal
Commentary ^ | 11/20/2012 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 11/21/2012 11:22:24 AM PST by mojito

....In the Benghazi story, we have four dead Americans. A lack of security that borders on criminal negligence. No apparent effort was made to save the lives of Messrs. Woods and Doherty, despite their pleas. The Obama administration, including the president, gave false and misleading accounts of what happened despite mounting evidence to the contrary. And the person who was wrongly accused of inciting the attacks by making a crude YouTube video is now in prison. Yet the press has, for the most part, treated this story with ambivalence and reluctance. A reliable barometer of the views of the elite media is Tom Friedman of the New York Times, who said on Meet the Press on Sunday, “To me, Libya is not a scandal, it’s a tragedy.”

Here’s the thing, though. If the exact same incidents had occurred in the exact same order, and if it had happened during the watch of a conservative president, it would be a treated as a scandal. An epic one, in fact. The coverage, starting on September 12 and starting with Mr. Friedman’s newspaper, would have been nonstop, ferociously negative, and the pressure put on the president and his administration would have been crushing. Jon Stewart, the moral conscience of an increasing number of journalists, wouldn’t have let this story die.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazimedia; cincinnati; corruption; drivebymedia; obama; pravdamedia; press
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Why would they want to hold 0bama accountable? That's not their job. Getting him elected and reelected, now that's their job.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 11:22:35 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

The media accuses Republicans of outrage over nothing. They are deliberately and intentionally covering up for their boss. They helped get him elected, and they will not allow any normal person to criticize him.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 11:25:52 AM PST by I want the USA back (The media is completely irresponsible.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Finally some serious comment on Benghazi.

Ping.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 11:27:38 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: mojito

The Benghazi incident is a microcosm of everything that’s gone wrong with our country.

An incompetent communist regime.

A news media that, acting as the ministry of propaganda for the regime, covers up the incompetence and associated dangers.

An ignorant public that just doesn’t care or give a damn.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 11:34:02 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: mojito

Excellent analysis. so sad yet true

and the sadder thing is nothing will change.

thanks for posting
even if it did depress me


5 posted on 11/21/2012 11:34:20 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: I want the USA back

Americans died, Obama lied, the press yawned.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 11:34:38 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: mojito
So far Clinton, Clapper, Petraeus, Rice have lied, but still no one is asking Zippy why he did.
Where are the treason and murder charges?
Who decided to abandon 30 Americans causing 4 to be killed?
7 posted on 11/21/2012 11:36:31 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: mojito
But the outstanding ones and the honest ones would admit, though perhaps only to themselves, that the double standard is real and troubling, that it’s injurious to their profession, and that things really do need to change.

It may be injurious to their profession, but its proving lethal to the republic.

These people are a cancer.

8 posted on 11/21/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Arm_Bears

Scooter Libby was a scandal. Turned out to be a Democrat scandal. No one n the media even uttered an oops. No Democrat congressmen were brought before committees to be held accountable for lying. Nothing, nada, zippo...


9 posted on 11/21/2012 11:38:26 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: mojito

Why do we dissect these things in such cerebral fashion? The media IS the democrat party and it is corrupt. Duh. I’ve watched documentaries going back to Roosevelt, in which reporters say they had to pretend to be impartial, but they were “all for” the democrat. For God’s sake half of them went from democrat administrations to being “reporters”.

Wake up America.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 11:43:30 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Obama lied. The media lied for him. AMERICA died.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 11:43:51 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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12 posted on 11/21/2012 11:44:23 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: MestaMachine; onyx

OKay.
Will read.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 11:47:12 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: mojito

Folks, go back to the MILLIONS killed in Indochina while the press cheered, our allies abandoned, conquered, murdered and enslaved. You still waiting for hearings on that? They don’t care. They are leftist democrats.

The cease fire in the Middle East was just held up 24 hours so Hilary could get there from her vacations to take credit.. you’re dealing with evil vicious corrupt scum, the media/democrats, they are as one.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 11:47:39 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: mojito

For comparison the following story received more negative press for the politician than has Benghazi for Obama. You will know this story in one word, and you will know that it absolutely ruined the political aspirations of the well established republican involved.

Did you guess it even without the one word hint?

The hint:

Potatoe


15 posted on 11/21/2012 11:48:20 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: MestaMachine

Sometimes it is hard to decide what thread is best so I will link my last post this here. It fits under “The Media’s Benghazi Complicity”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2961477/posts?page=54#54

Short version (from WaPo 10/19/2012)
US Intelligence:
1. Monitored the live television viewing of the “Benghazi Attackers” (they were watching the Cairo protestors)
2. Monitored the conversations of the “Benghazi Attackers” after they watched the Cairo protestors, but before they assaulted to consulate.
3. Apparently no follow up question such as when did we stop watching the “Benghazi Attackers” and why did no one warn those at the consulate.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 12:12:22 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mojito
Three Facts

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

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Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The Media will not report the truth!

17 posted on 11/21/2012 12:47:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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bump your #17 - spot on


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:47:00 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: TigersEye

bump your #17 - spot on


19 posted on 11/21/2012 1:47:00 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: TigersEye

bump your #17 - spot on


20 posted on 11/21/2012 1:47:00 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: mojito

If we just ignored them the would just go away


21 posted on 11/21/2012 2:03:49 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Re: my earlier post. It goes without saying there was no attack based on what “Benghazi Attackers” watch on TV or YOUTUBE which makes the above claim all the more outrageous.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 2:08:17 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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23 posted on 11/21/2012 2:22:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Good evening.

There will come a point when journalist will need Blackwater 24/7/365. Heck, Limbaugh and Beck are not journalist, and they need round the clock security.

Methinks we are getting close, very close to the first one of them who goes down.

5.56mm

24 posted on 11/21/2012 2:41:54 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Travis McGee

placmark.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 11:12:30 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: mojito; MestaMachine
Thanks to both of you. Is sad for our nation when people are left behind by the cic. Have great difficulty not being overwhelmed when realizing the cic zer0 still holds power over our Military Women and Men. He and democRATS hate our Military. Is probably only a matter of time before additional setups to harm and murder more of America's Military Personnel. Lord, and our drive-bys are congratulating themselves for getting zer0 reelected. No honor or love of country from the drive-bys. What a mess, and with nobody to clean up this mess, expect a greater mess.
26 posted on 11/22/2012 8:43:39 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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27 posted on 11/22/2012 8:53:56 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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28 posted on 11/22/2012 8:55:51 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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29 posted on 11/22/2012 8:58:17 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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30 posted on 11/22/2012 9:05:09 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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31 posted on 11/22/2012 9:11:47 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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32 posted on 11/22/2012 9:14:50 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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OUR CORRUPTION DOESN'T COUNT


33 posted on 11/22/2012 9:19:54 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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34 posted on 11/22/2012 9:23:31 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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35 posted on 11/22/2012 9:25:50 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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36 posted on 11/22/2012 9:27:56 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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37 posted on 11/22/2012 9:30:02 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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38 posted on 11/22/2012 9:32:24 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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39 posted on 11/22/2012 9:34:41 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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40 posted on 11/22/2012 9:36:16 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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41 posted on 11/22/2012 9:39:08 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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42 posted on 11/22/2012 9:41:40 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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43 posted on 11/22/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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Are these photos all from the same event?


44 posted on 11/22/2012 9:49:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Yes, Cincinnati, November 4th, 2012. It received absolutely NO press of any kind. Even though ALL the USA, and World press was there to cover President Obobo.
That seems to be the new press strategy..to not only not cover, but don’t even show up at all.


45 posted on 11/22/2012 9:59:47 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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46 posted on 11/22/2012 10:08:31 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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If the press didn’t cover it; the event never happened. These must be a photoshop of some kind. :-)


47 posted on 11/22/2012 10:46:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BerryDingle

Three questions for Benghazi-Coward Obama:

1.) Are you HIDING INFORMATION from the US Congress about the Benghazi Massacre?

2.) Have you been LYING to the US Congress, The Media, or the American Public about the Benghazi Massacre?

3.) Were you, as Commander in Chief, GROSSLY NEGLIGENT about your responsibilities to protect and assist those four Americans who subsequently were murdered in the Benghazi Massacre?


48 posted on 11/22/2012 7:03:08 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: timestax

bttt


49 posted on 11/23/2012 8:25:42 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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50 posted on 11/23/2012 8:30:53 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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