Skip to comments.Jon Stewart grills Susan Rice on Benghazi attack
Posted on 02/15/2013 5:36:05 PM PST by Seizethecarp
On The Daily Show on Thursday, host Jon Stewart grilled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the Obama administrations response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
Stewart pressed her to explain why there was so much back-and-forth between government agencies and why no one seemed to have the straight story.
Stewart asked why there seemed to be more effort put into ironing out talking points rather than preventing the attack in the first place. As he put it, Why is there a bureaucratic system in place that is so tenacious with the explanation, yet seemingly abdicates a little bit of responsibility for the initial thing?
Stewart pressed her: Do you think the bureaucracy is more tenacious and detail-oriented when it comes to the political aspects of their job and less efficacious when it comes to some of the more brass nuts and bolts thing?
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Is Stewart trying out for Fox News?
He listed correctly each of the contradictory finger-pointing explanations and denials between DNI, CIA, FBI, and DOD as to who in the “intelligence community” wrote the talking points that Rice read from but Rice only gave the excuse that “there was confusion.”
Brett Baer played it on his show with considerable amazement.
Well there’s a news anal-ist for you.
Jon Stewart grills Susan Rice Benghazigate ping...
Only Nixon can go to China...
This was Rice’s first interview since being dumped as SOS candidate and I am sure the White House was expecting another kissy kissy soft interview from JS like the one on 60 Minutes.
A DNC spokesman is expected to announce a replacement in the morning.
Pray for America
Sometimes they eat their own, sometimes they are fed their own to placate the masses...
Not sure what this is....
I wish there was a “Like” button for your comment.
Jon Stewart is about to get voted off the island.
If that was a grilling I’d send the meat back for more time on the grill. Stewart lobbed softball after softball, ending up with them laughing it up at how stupid anyone is who questions the Obama line.
She will have plenty of time to think about the four individuals slaughtered by her and her cohorts inaction.
Hopefully, a long (eternal) tour in HELL will be in her future.
Domo. Just noticed this on the sidebar.
I wonder why none of the families of the slain in Benghazi were invited to be guests at the SOTU address. Wonder why no GOP invited them even. Such a shame.
Maybe Stewart is leaning on Barry on behalf of some left-wing cabal as a form of blackmail concerning another hidden issue which Barry hasn’t delivered on yet.
The White House calls up Stewart and says “What to we have to do to get you to drop the Benghazi interrogations on your show?” The Stewart tells them.
My liberal son, who voted for Barry, gets all of his news from Stewart and Colbert, so maybe he will start asking questions about Benghazi.
This is so that as the 2016 campaign kicks into high gear and Stewart starts slamming republicans and parroting the media party line, he'll have a 2013 interview to point to and say that he's been equally tough on democrats.
"0bama offered you a promotion to SoS immediately following your comment on the 5 Sunday news shows.. Did you say 'protest over a video' for 0bama in exchange for a promotion by 0bama shorty afterward?"
"Do you believe the 'protest over a video' narrative was an attempt to downplay the terrorist attack at Benghazi in order to lessen its impact on 0bama's re-election bid?"
"Do you believe 0bama would've been re-elected had the truth about 0bama's handling of it been immediately disclosed?"
He must be a racist.
I have long said I wish I could come back in 500 years to read the history books on this time period. The chapters about the deal struck between media and the Obama machine will be like a twisted Hollywood horror plot.
Yup. Your questions are better, but they assume an admission by Rice that she was lying. Stewart hasn’t set a predicate for that admission for his audience, but he got a long way there with this interview.
That history was already written a few years ago.
Something about the “Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic” wasn't it?
Ever more Blood and sexual excesses.
Corruption in the Senate.
Power only in the hands of the politically connected ....
He’s asking great questions there...did fox ask these? Hopefully.
The guy from the Weekly Standard on Baer’s panel, when pressed by the lib, flat out said that the” worst case” implication from Stewart’s questions that were unanswered by Rice is that the Obama political team deliberately removed Al Qaeda from the narrative and inserted the video (of course).
The lib had said “Are you insinuating that the Obama political team went into the back room and did this just for political advantage?” The WS guy was quite heated and said it doesn’t matter what I think, it matter what actually happened and we haven’t gotten a straight story yet.
It might be up on youtube soon...
As of 11/29/12 Stewart was attacking McCain and Graham for asking Rice the same questions that Stewart asked yesterday:
Huffpo article (won’t link)
“Jon Stewart Hammers John McCain, Lindsey Graham Over Susan Rice Hypocrisy”
Absolute rubbish! Crazy talk! That can’t happen here! This is America!
What really sickens me is that people say ‘I don’t understand this’ and seek out some Oracle to divine it all for them. The thing is we have several. All anyone needs to do to is crack the history books because every single move Obama has made has been made several times before. The results mirror each other and it’s a set in stone certainty they will again.
But people refuse to believe that it can, much less ‘will’ happen again. Always excuses about of ‘different’ this is and how much ‘smarter’ and ‘well informed’ we are.
I would put forward that people to unwilling to learn from history are too stupid to deserve knowledge of it’s benefit.
Appropriate that a hack for the 0bamugabe administration gets interviewed by a comedian.
Thanks Seizethecarp. In the context of the partisan media shills’ treatment of Zero and his cadre, this might qualify as a grilling, just “a bit”.
Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE.
That was a revealing exchange. The lib had nowhere to go but agitprop so he went to the agitprop. Steve Hayes handled that well. He completely avoided the Alinsky ‘personalize it’ strategy. The lib works for ABC News or the WaPo, I can’t recall which.
‘Something about the Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic wasn’t it?’
Or the end of the Weimar Republic.
Great screen name and thanks for the update, I don’t watch news on tv so I appreciate it.
No one is more upset or cares more about this than 0bummer. He will get to the bottom of this and see the killers brought to justice.
Jon Stewart's capable of being more insightful than all the 60 Minutes crew put together... I'm not sure how it happens but I suspect it has something to do with integrity...
The empire thrived and prospered for centuries after the fall of the republic.
You're 100% correct. There was NO grilling whatsoever. Just lots of fun, cheery laughter, at how funny it seemed like the talking points were added, edited, etc. And in the end, well no one will ever know for sure... isn't that funny?
What a bunch of lying, pathological evil bastards. May 0dumb0Shit and anyone who voted or supports this RAT bastard commie muslim pig, may they roast for eternity in Hell!
All this show, is the sad state of the media in the US. How in the tank they are for Obama
Eggs ackley. The media in America, however, is the enemy within.
Smoked democrat with fishy smelling glaze..
Stewart is trying out for Create Channel..
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