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WaPo fact checker: Who rewrote the Benghazi talking points?
Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on May 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/07/2013 11:37:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Edited on 05/07/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Some readers have suggested we should boost the Pinocchio rating for Rice’s comments. Still, it is clear Rice was simply mouthing the words given to her. The bigger mystery now is who was involved in writing — and rewriting — the talking points.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; soshillary; talkingpoints

1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:37:28 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I predict they’ll say Rice re-wrote them herself, just went rogue to attempt to impress and curry favor with Obama.

Then, under the bus, and into a left-wing think tank where she’ll be well taken care of.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:44:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ...

Just what did hillary and Obama have to do with them.??


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who hired Craig Livingstone?


4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: All
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Michael Ramirez argues that it matters in another way — that the cover-up of Benghazi is at least as bad as that of Watergate, and perhaps worse, since no one died in Watergate and we didn’t lose a consulate to terrorists:

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Be sure and see his toon.....brings back memories of ....NIXON!!

5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Me thinks the term “Executive Privilege” will soon come into play. The “That happened a long time ago” excuse has just expired. Mr. Soetoro and Ms. Rodham were probably arguing about who should have picked up the big red phone at 2 am. My bet is that Huma re-wrote the talking points to avoid a bright light on Islamists, al-Qaed, and the Muslim Brotherhood which is now embedded into the State Department, CIA, and White Crib.
7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:50:13 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t know who wrote it, but I would bet the farm on who was behind it’s writing.

Hint: He travels with Reggie Love instead of the Mooch.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did Rice ever say who gave her the info to read, other than her saying it was the best info she had at the time?


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bigbob

Valerie Jarrett is the Resident’s prima donna on EVERYTHING.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:53:37 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Submit!)
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To: bigbob

Couldn’t be Rice. She just won an award for being all awesome and stuff.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:54:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NEMDF

We can guess where it came from.. s^%$ rolls downhill, right?


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:57:26 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks like Rice was nothing but an “Obama puppet” despite claims by others that she was a brilliant, experienced woman re foreign affairs.

I thought that I read recently that she was going to either a “think tank” or university.

I my opinion, she is not as smart as people think because she has failed to perform honestly which it came to “crunch time” (Benghazi).

And if she knew that what she was saying at the UN was either false, then she’s a willing Obama liar. If she didn’t question the stupidity of the “video” claim after a week of the Consulate attack and available public knowledge about it, then she is just stupid and incompetent (very highly prized qualifications for Democrats in any major position).

In summary, Rice is any or all of the following:
* stupid
* a mindless dupe
* a willing dupe
* a willing disinformation Obama operative
* totally dishonest
* incompetent
* power-hungry

SHe is not qualified to represent the US anywhere, any time.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hillary was the first to use the "Youtube video" excuse.

10:38-39 p.m., 9/11/12. @StateDept tweets: " #SecClinton: I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. http://state.gov #Libya" and "#SecClinton: We have confirmed one @StateDept officer was killed in #Libya. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss." Hillary Clinton issues a statement, saying, "I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack." She adds: "Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."

That was when Hillary herself took over the Cairo embassy Twitter account and personally posted. (anyone who thinks she wasn't directing the earlier Tweets is smoking something) That was at 10:38 PM Eastern Time. That would have been 4:38 AM Sept. 13th in Benghazi. About the time Woods and Doherty were making their last stand.

14 posted on 05/07/2013 12:00:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Axelrod wrote the talking points and made the recommendation to let the Embassy burn. New meaning to the phrase "gutsy call".
15 posted on 05/07/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Victoria Nuland.

Odd that no one seems to know WHERE she was born.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 12:02:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SpaceBar

Heck, I musta missed that. Now I feel like a racist for even thinking it.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

I don’t think they care who gets blamed. They know the MSM won’t report anything, Congress will be too spineless to do anything, and this will all go away after several GOP members grandstand for a little while.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: bigbob

My prediction?

All the blame will be dumped on Hillary, and Obastard will be absolved. This is a case of “Who’s ox does the media want to gore?” They want to protect both of the liars, but push will come to shove, and Obastard will be the one they protect.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: TigersEye
Comment at Hot Air:

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Hillary Clinton rewrote the talking points.
BTW, does any one else remember a curious report that came out two weeks after Benghazi and after the lies were obvious, that Hillary Clinton would be absolved of all responsibility if the truth were known. That curious report was attributed to Bill Clinton. It was curious at the time because all of the focus was on Obama and his meeting with Panetta. I think the Clintons thought the cat would be let out of the bag and were trying to set up Obama for the fall. But the fall never happened. The MSM censored the story in order to protect Obama, an extreme that the Clintons did not anticipate, but perhaps should have.

pat on May 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

20 posted on 05/07/2013 12:03:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 12:04:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nuland has had a long career in the Foreign Service and has worked for both Democratic and Republican administrations. During the Bill Clinton administration, Nuland was chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott before moving on to serve as deputy director for former Soviet Union affairs.

During the George W. Bush administration, she served as the principal deputy foreign policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney and then as U.S. ambassador to NATO. During the Barack Obama administration, she was special envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe before assuming her current position as State Department spokesperson in summer 2011.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Nuland


22 posted on 05/07/2013 12:04:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

* stupid
* a mindless dupe
* a willing dupe
* a willing disinformation Obama operative
* totally dishonest
* incompetent
* power-hungry

Those very attributes form an orthogonal set of basis vectors in corruption space.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 12:07:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rice got her information from her BOSS....the liar Hilda Clinton. Anyone got the list of Hilda lies?

From when she was 27 years old:
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

Why?

“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”


26 posted on 05/07/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Admitted Lies

Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)
She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn’t cover the market back then.)

Whoppers She Won’t Confess To

She didn’t know about the FALN pardons.
She didn’t know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.
She didn’t know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
She didn’t know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.
She opposed NAFTA at the time.
She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
She played a role in the ‘90s economic recovery.
The billing records showed up on their own.
She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
She was always a Yankees fan.
She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).


27 posted on 05/07/2013 12:14:28 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
If she blamed it on the sequester 60% of the people would nod in agreement.
28 posted on 05/07/2013 12:19:20 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: SpaceBar

In plain English these words describe a “Democrat”.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 12:23:26 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Tomorrow will continue wall-to-wall coverage of the recued women and their five kids.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 12:24:01 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

One option might be to revisit Susan Rice with the promise of prosecution unless she agrees to testify fully with immunity. That might be useful in isolating Hillary as the culprit. Not going to get Obama with anything but censure, but Hillary can be prosecuted. It’d be the second-best outcome.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Doogle

Hillary also claimed to have wanted to join the Marines back in the late 1960s, and her political views “evolved” when told by the recruiter the Marines had met their quota of women.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 12:26:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: bigbob
Then, under the bus, and into a left-wing think tank where she’ll be well taken care of.

Would that be Podesta's Center for American Progress, aka, the Retired Obama Henchmen's Home (ROHH)?

33 posted on 05/07/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: proudpapa
"Who hired Craig Livingstone?"

The same person who rewrote the talking points.

34 posted on 05/07/2013 12:59:38 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why was UN ambassador even in the conversation? Hmmmm?


35 posted on 05/07/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: NEMDF

Everything that takes place in matters like this comes RIGHT FROM THE TOP. Can you imagine a lower level government type making decisions on matters like FAST and FURIOUS or BENGHAZI. It would never happen. They would be to afraid of losing their job. The FOREIGINER’S REGIME has lost all credibility with the american people. It’s time for him to step down. But like the AGW scam, the socialist left will keep the lie going on his behalf.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 1:12:32 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Just what did hillary and Obama have to do with them.??"
Oh ye of little faith. Don't you trust this administration to do honorable things. :)
37 posted on 05/07/2013 1:46:01 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: txhurl
Tomorrow will continue wall-to-wall coverage of the rescued women and their five kids.

The media will carefully select quotes making the left look innocent for the public to hear. I pray they somehow air it, but that might have to wait until the impeachment hearings. Pray people, pray. Last week was the national day of prayer and we continue to pray that God will answer one of our many prayers; for corrupt and dishonest politicians and government workers be taken out of office.
38 posted on 05/07/2013 2:24:30 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; F15Eagle


39 posted on 05/07/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Will The Clapper be thrown under the bus?


40 posted on 05/07/2013 2:53:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It was Benjamin Rhodes, son of Davis Rhodes, owner of CBS.

Rhodes is Deputy National Security Advisor, and he re-wrote them.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
One would opine that Miz Rice is the type of person who would have a bright future in the oil industry.

Alas, most service stations now have self-serve pumps.

Besides that, she is the type who would forget to put the cap back on the fuel inlet tube.

42 posted on 05/07/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: F15Eagle
Benjamin Rhodes is 0bama's advisor and speech writer.

Benjamin's brother David Rhodes IS PRESIDENT OF CBS.

No conflict there huh?

43 posted on 05/07/2013 4:56:56 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Cyber Liberty; All

“They want to protect both of the liars, but push will come to shove, and Obastard will be the one they protect.”

Race trumps gender in the liberal pecking order.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 10:18:19 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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