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ABC Ignores New Benghazi Revelations Showing Disengaged Obama
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Posted on 02/08/2013 6:13:39 PM PST by chessplayer

While the NBC and CBS morning shows on Friday both covered troubling Thursday testimony from outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that revealed President Obama's lack of engagement during the Benghazi terrorist attack, ABC's Good Morning America completely ignored the story. In addition, none of the networks mentioned the testimony on their Thursday evening newscasts.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chrisstevens; leonpanetta; libya; mediabias; obamasfault; panetta; waronterror
And most of the people see the evening newscasts. And now they can ignore it some more while they cover the snowstorm. (and probably blame global warming for it)
1 posted on 02/08/2013 6:13:45 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Where are the 30 or so who were rescued from the attack? Why have we not heard from them? Where are they? More than likely they have been silenced. Why is there no journalist who will attempt to get their story?


2 posted on 02/08/2013 6:29:48 PM PST by Faith
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To: chessplayer

I e-mailed ABC about their lack of coverage.

Screw trying to influence your congresscritter—the media needs to be constantly inundated with “raspberries”.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 6:32:50 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: chessplayer
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.

4 posted on 02/08/2013 6:50:01 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Faith

Ben ghazi attacks began around 3:40 pm. BO had had an hour long conversation with Netanyahu beginning around 6:30 pm. There is a photo of Biden and Bama being talked to by NSA asst, now chief of staff, Denis McDonough at 7:26 pm on 9/11/12 at the WH. It is on the ‘Last Refuge’ blog.Very worthwhile reading. Link below.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/01/05/benghazi-not-conspiracy-just-an-old-fashioned-cover-up-of-ineptitude-with-the-kids-making-decisions/

I am too dumb to be able to post the photo.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 6:57:00 PM PST by madameguinot
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To: chessplayer

We’re supposed to post news here.

ABC (and the others) are a campaign arm of the Democrat Party, so of course they will ignore this.

The REAL question is where is the Republican media operation and why isn’t there a Republican version of ABC News? As long as we don’t do that, we have NOTHING to gripe about.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by BobL
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To: chessplayer
Monitored ABC World News Tonight tonight. The inane crap they covered was pathetic. Addled Diane Sawyer and that freakish guy with a funny head, who probably never had an independent thought in his life, talked about some obscure author, or cook, or what ever the hell the person was, for about ten minutes.

And that was their most serious story.

7 posted on 02/08/2013 7:02:13 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: madameguinot
0bamugabe was very busy that evening. /s

Obama Blew Off Benghazi After Scheduled Meeting February 7, 2013 By Daniel Greenfield

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified that they spoke to President Barack Obama only once on the evening of the Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya were under attack by terrorists.

Panetta and Dempsey had a pre-scheduled meeting with Obama at 5:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on Sept. 11. After that they did not speak to Obama and Obama did not speak to them. Neither Panetta nor Dempsey spoke to anyone in the White House that night after their meeting with Obama.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:26 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack video 10-27-2012

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 7:09:00 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: chessplayer
ABC Ignores New Benghazi Revelations Showing Disengaged Obama

???

Isn't that what the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms are expected to do?
Why would they turn around and report anything negative about the scumbag they worked so hard to elect?

10 posted on 02/08/2013 7:16:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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11 posted on 02/08/2013 7:25:11 PM 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: madameguinot
Thanks for the link.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/01/05/benghazi-not-conspiracy-just-an-old-fashioned-cover-up-of-ineptitude-with-the-kids-making-decisions/

(Sept. 11, 2012) – ”Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, left, updates the President and Vice President on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Chief of Staff Jack Lew are at right.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The picture was taken at exactly 7:28:16pm DC time. It was dusk outside, and President Obama had just completed a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why is this important? Because we know the conversation lasted an hour.

12 posted on 02/08/2013 7:26:56 PM PST by Faith
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To: chessplayer

By the way, my wife turned on the ABC News tonight hoping to get more info about the snowstorm. I happened to be half napping in my Laz-E-Boy at the time. This was the first network newscast I’ve endured in over a decade. Words cannot express how appalled I was at what passes for a “newscast” today. The over-animated Diane Sawyer is a disgusting pig, and the smiling blow-dries she went to for “reports” from the field were simpletons.

One guy, reporting on the rogue cop in California, looked into the camera, held up a 50 cal round and said, “This is five inches, over five inches long. Can you imagine the damage it could do?” Another handsome blow-dry sat at Sawyer’s anchor desk and together they talked about how “wonderful” it is that little Timmy (whatever), a boy hostage who was rescued from a bunker, can be hugged by his mother and tucked in his bed again. I wanted to throw up all over the family room floor.

OF COURSE Sawyer and ABC had no time for Ubama’s Benghazi scandal.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 7:29:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“5 whole inches.... this brand is called Obama’s Wang .... can you imagine the damage it could do?”

as if the reporter didn’t understand that... eh.. I don’t even need to finish that sentence on this site. Of course his producer and the shows people never noticed the flaw there.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 7:34:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mortrey

They can ignore it all they want, but it doesn’t change the FACT that he did ignore it and no one knows where the hell he was. The media don’t have to cover it, but it’s out there and if he’s charged for dereliction of duty it doesn’t matter if they report or not. They aren’t the ones deciding whether to impeach or not. The low info voters don’t need to know=who cares what they think. They are total idiots.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 7:54:18 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Faith

Why does anyone think the MSM will report the truth at this point? They have clearly shown their allegiance to the liberal/progressive agenda and have made the conscious decision to represent them, despite what you think.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 8:16:00 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks chessplayer.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 8:20:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: chessplayer

if 0bama wasn’t engaged, then who made the call to relieve gen. hamm?


18 posted on 02/08/2013 8:28:31 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Faith

last i checked, 7:28p is after 5:30p... which means they lied again, and we’ve got photographic proof

isn’t lying to congress/false testimony against the law?


19 posted on 02/08/2013 8:34:53 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: dandiegirl

I agree with you.

I would just enjoy the media being criticized on an hourly basis by people who can remind them how dispensable they are.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 8:47:21 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: chessplayer

in a nutshell, “The One” as usual doesn’t want to deal with a national crisis. That’s Bidens, Hillary’s and Beyoncé’s Job.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 9:12:44 PM PST by Seventh_Tiger
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To: TigersEye

I would make this observation. If you’ve spent most of your life in jobs that have no real connection to the people in your office, your division, or your company....acting more as a professor than a leader....and more focused on an agenda than actual events going on around you, then you’d be disengaged.

I suspect leadership within the State Department, CIA, and Pentagon are sitting there and now grasp that if they ever get into such a life-threatening bind, it won’t be the President acting in your best interest to defend you or save you.

In this case, the ambassador would have been better off to turn and ask for help from the local French embassy. And that says tons about who you trust.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 9:58:03 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

I think you’re exactly right. That and I think 0bama is a true sociopath of the narcissistic kind. It never occurred to him at the time that people were suffering or being killed. A thought like that just doesn’t pop for him until the question of “how does this effect me?” enters his mind.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 10:06:03 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: chessplayer

New guidelines from American Pravda, If we didn’t make it up, then it didn’t happen.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 4:51:35 AM PST by PYTHON77
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