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ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya
NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2013 | Scott Whitlock

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.

Video

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.



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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup
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1 posted on 05/10/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

WH Press Briefing for today has been pushed back over an hour already.

Smelling quite a bit of panic.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:54 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Kaslin

..and with pressure building, the dam breaks.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 9:19:35 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: TexasCajun; Kaslin
Never underestimate the teflon negro.
5 posted on 05/10/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: MNlurker
"WH Press Briefing for today has been pushed back over an hour already."

This could be fun.......

6 posted on 05/10/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: Kaslin

Translation:

ABC News awaiting new talking points from WH to repeat as unimpeachable fact, for sure this time.

Stand by...


7 posted on 05/10/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Kaslin
Before scrubbing = War & Peace

After Scrubbing = Ben Vareen is starring in a controversial video.

8 posted on 05/10/2013 9:24:53 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kaslin

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?”


9 posted on 05/10/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: MNlurker
Regarding the unfortunate martyrdom of our Benghazi staff.............

That's how government by Islam works.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: MNlurker
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11 posted on 05/10/2013 9:28:32 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: Kaslin

12 posted on 05/10/2013 9:29:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: MNlurker
They can brief until the cows come home...Doesn't change a thing...Obama issued a stand down order and people died.

It's not bad judgement...It's treason...because he supported the Muslim over our own.

13 posted on 05/10/2013 9:32:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MNlurker
"WH Press Briefing for today has been pushed back over an hour already.

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!"

14 posted on 05/10/2013 9:34:35 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: brownsfan

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)


15 posted on 05/10/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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16 posted on 05/10/2013 9:39:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: cookcounty

Carney must be wetting his bloomers today.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:54 AM PDT by surrey
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To: RedMDer

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.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 9:50:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: MNlurker

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.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 9:56:57 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: MNlurker

This is how Watergate started... slowly the stone gathered moss.

LLS


20 posted on 05/10/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Rush just stated that obama’s head of communication is now stating that the the republicans forced obama into lying... I kid you not.

LLS


21 posted on 05/10/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin

They are only investigating half of the lie.
Lie #1) Scrubbing mention of Islamists and Al Qeaeda
Lie #2) Blame it on an obscure video

Who decided to blame it on a video?
Who convinced the POTUS, the SoS and their staff that they were going to go with the vieo lie?
Who decided to spend money on advertising in Pakistan to promote the lie?
Who helped the POTUS carefully parse his words in his speech to the UN?
Who made the call to local law enforcement to roust the video maker out of bed at 2am?


22 posted on 05/10/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Kaslin
I'm sure this link has been posted but, just in case anyone missed it, you can see the actual 12 ABC Talking Points versions here:

Talking Points - 12 Versions

Note that the first paragraph of the original contains the following:

"We believe based on currently available information that the attacks in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex."

That sentence skated through the edit cycle essentially and perhaps completely unscathed. And, you should note, it is pretty soft. There is no question that it left an opening for Hillary to stick in the YouTube reference.

But I have a problem with ABC's Draft #1 which includes that sentence. If you look at the text at the link you will notice that the ABC First Draft is relatively short. Previous images of the original (Hannity? Steve Hayes?) that I have seen show a much longer original Draft. So I'm confused.

Do we really know that ABC has given us all of the Drafts? Was that weasel-worded sentence really in the First Draft? I wonder.

23 posted on 05/10/2013 10:29:42 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
This will be repeated often, so pinging this one and check the keywords or the link for Benghazi for the rest.

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


24 posted on 05/10/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: LibLieSlayer

OMG....Now...that’s a sure sign of treason.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 10:30:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: EQAndyBuzz
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.

It's very disturbing when such pessimistic predictions are always proven true.
26 posted on 05/10/2013 10:46:27 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: kidd
There is something major to add to that.

They did not defend our 1st amendment rights but blamed those rights instead.

In blaming it on a “video” they were pushing talk about limiting the 1st amendment. And that our freedoms went too far and needed to be restricted. They also tried to make the case to prosecute the video maker. There were numerous editorials and politicians pushing for restrictions on free speech.

It was a lie with serious consequences for all of us. Not just some talk. And it is from the man who swore and oath to defend those constitutional rights above all other things.

27 posted on 05/10/2013 10:53:28 AM PDT by DB
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To: V_TWIN
Never underestimate the teflon negro.

Remember teflon Bill? Oh so true and now that the RATS have a fully 100% committed media they are all covered with teflon. I can only think of ONE exception WEINER, and he is ready to make a comeback with the media's help (and his spouse in high places).
28 posted on 05/10/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Kaslin

So has the regime started investigating ABC yet?


29 posted on 05/10/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Kaslin

The fact that a News Organization gets a headline WHEN THEY ACTUALLY DO THEIR JOB is an indication of how far we have fallen.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
obama’s head of communication is now stating that the the republicans forced obama into lying... I kid you not.

Those wascally Wepublicans... is there anything they CANNOT do??

31 posted on 05/10/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Kaslin; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ...

Thanks for posting,


32 posted on 05/10/2013 11:41:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Kaslin

Apparently the media now wants a witch hunt for some lazy clerical typist, omitting text so they might sooner take a smoke break.

To summarize what Limbaugh has been saying for days:

At about 5pm eastern time in Washington, we’re told that Obama met separately with Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta telling each they needed to handle the attack in Benghazi.

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Panetta had the authority to order the military into action. And, conversely, neither could legally order the military to “stand down” during an attack on sovereign territory.

Obama’s whereabouts after 5 pm are undocumented. We are to believe Obama was having fish tacos and watching TV...while a terrorist attack was occurring on the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Resettozero

Just business as usual. It’s so bad the White Hut feeds the press their taking pioints before the press conference.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Fitzy_888

On The Five yesterday Eric Bolling posted a timeline that had the bamster meeting with Panetta and/or Clinton at 11pm the night of the Benghazi attack.

That was first time I’d heard of the bamster being up that late unless it was for a fundraiser.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: MNlurker

Jay must be on the phone to the president of ABC. “Hey, what’s going on here!? You said you had my back on this!”


36 posted on 05/10/2013 12:25:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Kaslin
CBS grumpy that Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi scoops are “wading dangerously close to journalism!”

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

37 posted on 05/10/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Have you seen this? I don't think there is a thread on it.

The Benghazi Scandal Grows

"CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original."

38 posted on 05/10/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Lazamataz

They certainly are a bunch of meanies to obomba huh!

LLS


39 posted on 05/10/2013 12:54:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: MNlurker

It’s going on right now as I type 2:54 pm CST


40 posted on 05/10/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: InterceptPoint

Isn’t that interesting


41 posted on 05/10/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: LibLieSlayer; All

Neil Cavuto just broke in and said the White House is now back tracking


42 posted on 05/10/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: V_TWIN
Never underestimate the teflon negro.

Pleonasm! You repeat yourself!

No black leader has been subject to no-holds-barred criticism (except Clarence Thomas) since the days of Huey Newton, Donald DeFreeze (AKA "Cinque", co-leader with Camilla Hall of the Symbionese Liberation Army), and H. "Rap" Brown.

43 posted on 05/10/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Lower on the Weekly Standard home page:
"NBC's Lisa Myers said this morning on TV that Democrats have been
calling her to attempt to undermine the testimony of Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks."

44 posted on 05/10/2013 2:26:31 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Kaslin
ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya

How dare they?

45 posted on 05/10/2013 3:08:07 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kidd
They are only investigating half of the lie. Lie #1) Scrubbing mention of Islamists and Al Qeaeda Lie #2) Blame it on an obscure video Who decided to blame it on a video? Who convinced the POTUS, the SoS and their staff that they were going to go with the vieo lie? Who decided to spend money on advertising in Pakistan to promote the lie? Who helped the POTUS carefully parse his words in his speech to the UN? Who made the call to local law enforcement to roust the video maker out of bed at 2am?

BUSH?

46 posted on 05/10/2013 3:10:54 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Fitzy_888; Marine_Uncle
Oh Man,....no email here.....

Gonna need subpoena power to the two cabinet secretaries that were told to handle the situation,....

47 posted on 05/10/2013 4:27:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TigersEye
I am just getting back in here after watchin Foxnews Special Report.....Benghazi Talking points was #1 topic.

Chris Wallace in for Brett....it will be the topic on his Sunday show,.....getting real interesting.

I will look for a thread...and post if such is absent.

48 posted on 05/10/2013 4:32:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TigersEye
It's posted:

The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

49 posted on 05/10/2013 4:35:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Kaslin; newgeezer

I wonder how long before Jon Karl is doing the classic hostage video.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by DungeonMaster ( 1Cor 7:21Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it;)
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