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Boom: CBS Sharyl Attkisson tears into Obama Admin over Benghazigate
Twitchy.com ^ | January 23, 2013

Posted on 01/23/2013 5:59:45 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the few members of the media willing to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazigate. Despite Obama et al.’s toxic mixture of silence, prevarication, and obfuscation, Attkisson has doggedly pursued the truth about the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. Today, she spotlighted the list of questions that the Obama Administration has yet to answer:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 113th; attkisson; benghazi; benghazigate; benghazihearings; cbsnews; hillaryhearing; leonpanetta; libya; sharylattkisson; soshillary; waronterror; whatdifference

1 posted on 01/23/2013 5:59:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

huh. finally


2 posted on 01/23/2013 6:01:05 AM PST by stickywillie (should we feel a "glimmer of hope")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She’s gonna end up in a certain park.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 6:05:50 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Excellent questions!


4 posted on 01/23/2013 6:07:14 AM PST by livius
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Too late - sorry no sale.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 6:07:48 AM PST by skeeter
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To: stickywillie

She’s actually kept after this for some time.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 6:08:25 AM PST by livius
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To: skeeter

Did you read her questions? She’s been asking for answers for some time. It may not be getting a lot of publicity, but she’s kept after it.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 6:09:52 AM PST by livius
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hillary will reveal NOTHING!

Benghazi was designed to allow the kidnapped ambassador to be traded for the blind sheik.

The ex-CIA security wasn’t supposed to be there shooting at the would be kidnappers.

Of all the questions Sharyl has, which are not explained by my scenario above?


8 posted on 01/23/2013 6:10:08 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: livius

There was a time when CBS was the gold standard in broadcast news gathering (I know this dates me...)


9 posted on 01/23/2013 6:12:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: livius
Yes, they're good questions.

Perhaps I missed it but I didn't notice any tough investigative reporting prior to November - from any major network.

Maybe this individual reporter is sincere in her job but her employer can go p*ss up a rope - CBS as an organization could care less if these questions get answers.

10 posted on 01/23/2013 6:15:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Darksheare
She’s gonna end up in a certain park.

Or doing the 11PM weather forecast in Toledo


11 posted on 01/23/2013 6:15:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
"Who made the decision not to convene the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) the night of the Benghazi attacks?"

"Is the Administration revising the applicable Presidential directive? If so, please explain."

Oh, yes. PLEASE will get you...just what you have gotten.
Nothing.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 6:17:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Perhaps the new fix is to destroy presumptive 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as she exits State Department for parts unknown. Kicking her wide a$$ out the door.

Team Obama - Biden are good with that.

13 posted on 01/23/2013 6:17:26 AM PST by Tugo (SIG)
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To: livius; MestaMachine; Nachum

Perhaps there is some hope


14 posted on 01/23/2013 6:18:10 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: livius; MestaMachine; Nachum

Perhaps there is some hope


15 posted on 01/23/2013 6:18:15 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: All

hillary testifying NOW


16 posted on 01/23/2013 6:20:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m watching the hearings with HRC on C-SPAN 3 but her constant ‘listening tour’ bobble-heading is darn annoying.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 6:20:26 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Better late than never. This needs to be covered especially now with the Algeria terror attacks occurring so close to the Libyan border. The same AQ factions were involved in both incidents. We know the administration was asleep at the switch on Bengazi. A key question I’d ask is why they were still asleep allowing the Algeria hostage situation to happen? Where is obama on this? It’s almost as though it never happened.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 6:22:03 AM PST by jersey117
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Regime is never going to tell the truth on Benghazi, just as they won’t on F & F. Evenutually someone like Sharyl will get to the bottom of it and figure it all out ... probably well after Barry Benghazi is playing with his balls (golf) full time in Hawaii and the Obamanists/Enemedia aren’t in full cover-up mode to protect their darling boy.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 6:24:59 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That too.
Lapdogs that wander from the Commie map tend to get euthanized.
The left is not too forgiving of their lapdogs when they wander without permission.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 6:26:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sharyl Attkisson is also one of the few who has been pursuing the “Fast and Furious” story.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 6:27:53 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This is too serious an offense to banish her to the 11pm weather forecast in Toledo. I predict she’ll be doing the weather in Fresno.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 6:36:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: DuncanWaring
Sharyl Attkisson is also one of the few who has been pursuing the “Fast and Furious” story.

She may have a future.... with FOX!

23 posted on 01/23/2013 6:36:01 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: G Larry

Yes, Hillary will reveal nothing. And her toadies in the news media will start pushing her as a Presidential candidate.

Hey, American public, are you really this stupid?


24 posted on 01/23/2013 6:38:01 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: G Larry

I never listen to Coast to Coast but last night I couldn’t sleep and was desperate. They had on a fellow who is in the witness protection program who spoke about terrorism and the blind sheik in particular. According to this guy, Bin Laden was a nothing compared to the sheik. He(the sheik) believes he’s destined to lead Egypt. I certainly got the impression that the Muslims will do just about anything to get him freed.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 6:39:00 AM PST by surrey
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To: livius

Welcome to the club little sister. I’d be happy to send her another dozen topics to continue her studies.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 6:45:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There was a time when CBS was the gold standard in broadcast news gathering

ONLY because we didn't know any better back then.

27 posted on 01/23/2013 7:05:19 AM PST by Roccus (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yes, there’s a pretty fertile field for research if she really gets going on it...that said, I was impressed by the specificity and clarity of her questions about this matter. Of course, the rest of the press is probably hoping she’ll take a long walk off a short pier or something like that.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 7:32:01 AM PST by livius
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Committee should hire Sheryll Attkinson to question Hillary for them.

Instead, here is the likely agenda for each Congressional Rep’s 15 minute inquisition:
5 minutes: solicitude for Ms. Clinton good health;
1 minute: probing questions like: “Isn’t this whole Libya and Benghazi matter just one of those things?;
3 minutes: Ms. Clinton dodging said questions with “Aw shucks, I wish I could remember, but you’ll have to ask someone else about that”;
1 minute on final question, “May we grovel in fear and worship you as a god? Yes?”
5 minutes thanking Ms. Clinton for her brilliant, courageous, heroic, ground-breaking historic service, helpful testimony, and permission to grovel.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 7:41:07 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Yes, there’s a pretty fertile field for research if she really gets going on it...that said, I was impressed by the specificity and clarity of her questions about this matter. Of course, the rest of the press is probably hoping she’ll take a long walk off a short pier or something like that.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 7:43:28 AM PST by livius
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To: surrey

Interesting. They certainly do seem to be fixated on getting that blind sheik creature back among them.


31 posted on 01/23/2013 7:45:15 AM PST by livius
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To: skeeter
Perhaps I missed it but I didn't notice any tough investigative reporting prior to November - from any major network.

I'd nominate Jake Tapper of ABC as one reporter who was in there looking for honest and complete answers during the campaign.

32 posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:38 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There was a time when CBS was the gold standard in broadcast news gathering (I know this dates me...)

Let me guess.

700 years old?

33 posted on 01/23/2013 3:50:10 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker
In the 1940s and early 50s CBS was excellent at straight reporting.
So were many newspapers.

More's the pity more of us can't remember.
I think Journalism has been hijacked.

34 posted on 01/23/2013 5:02:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I remember all of the lies in the 60’s about Vietnam so yeah I missed the era of honesty.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 5:26:18 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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