Skip to comments.ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya
Posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
ABC journalist Jon Karl actually followed up on Wednesday's Benghazi hearings, exposing that CIA talking points on the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack were "dramatically edited" a total of 12 times by the administration. In a report airing on Friday's Good Morning America, Karl explained to viewers that, between the first version and the last, "all references to al Qaeda and all references to CIA warnings before the attack about the terror threat in Benghazi" were removed. [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
An ABC graphic went so far as to wonder, "Benghazi Statements Not True? White House Statements contradicted." Karl quoted from Hillary Clinton's State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland. Playing politics, Nuland said of the information in the warnings, "[It] could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that?" An online version of Karl's story showcased a full paragraph that was removed.
This section, highlighting previous CIA warnings about Al Qaeda threats, was entirely deleted:
The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.
and Editing of Documents
WH Press Briefing for today has been pushed back over an hour already.
Smelling quite a bit of panic.
..and with pressure building, the dam breaks.
Simply a mistake. It can happen to even the most ardent admirers of Obama.
I would expect ABC to backtrack and not make this sort of error again, in the near future.
This could be fun.......
ABC News awaiting new talking points from WH to repeat as unimpeachable fact, for sure this time.
After Scrubbing = Ben Vareen is starring in a controversial video.
I think a few of the mainstream media are beginning to ask themselves (to paraphrase Kerry):
Do I want my career to be the last one to die for Obama?”
That's how government by Islam works.
It's not bad judgement...It's treason...because he supported the Muslim over our own.
There's a slight delay while the White House calls its senior propaganda operatives at ABC(StephanOOOPSolis, Diane Sawyer et al) to order them to discipline their wavering underlings.
"Beat zem hardt, zoo az to 'encourage' zee rest of zem."
"You vant a promoootion? I vill show you a deeemotion!"
ABC running with this means only one thing....
THE CALLS are COMING From INSIDE THE HOUSE???
(i.e. other Dems trying to take down Hillary are leaking this stuff)
Carney must be wetting his bloomers today.
Delays are common with the White Hut.
Nothing to see here. Press will toss softballs, Carney will lie, no one will call him out on it, Atkinnson will write about it tomorrow and the weekend news dump will be complete.
Of course, ABC and the rest of the alphabet soup couldn’t be bothered before the election! Too little, too late, but better late than never.
This is how Watergate started... slowly the stone gathered moss.