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Brit Hume Slams Former Dem Rep (Jane Harmon) For Spinning Benghazi Talking Points
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-4-2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Hume Slams Former Dem Rep For Spinning Benghazi Talking Points

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BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff

May 4, 2014 11:21 am

Fox News contributor Brit Hume lashed out at former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D., Calif.) on Fox News Sunday after she delivered an arrogant and dismissive lecture on the Benghazi talking points.

Harman equated the Benghazi talking points to other absurd conspiracy theories, prompting a large eye roll from Hume.

“You’re right, there wasn’t a conspiracy in the United States to mount the Benghazi attack,” Hume said. ”That’s not the question. The question was whether in the aftermath of the attack, when the administration sent its U.N. ambassador out to explain it to everybody, and she did so falsely, that there wasn’t a conspiracy to create the false talking points that she used. I’m not talking about the CIA talking points, I’m talking about the talking points used on that program that day, which were monumentally misleading, that since have been shown to be false, and based on no intelligence of any consequence that we know of.”

Hume pressed Harman to name a single person in the administration who credibly believed that the Benghazi attack was connected to an anti-Islam video. Predictably, she could not do so.

“Ben Rhodes talks about the video five times in this memo, five times,” host Chris Wallace interjected.

A clearly flustered Harman deflected, vaguely asserting “my view on this, having been around at the time, was that this was not deliberately misleading. It turned out to be wrong, but it was not deliberate.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; coverup; harmon; hume; rice

1 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So, not a gang of liars then, just easily duped and misled? Glad we got that straightened out.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT by Argus
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To: smoothsailing

Another reason California flailing around trying to convince itself that it has a future.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 8:56:23 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: smoothsailing

So here’s what we can expect from all Democrats running for office in the future:

1) no competence in the most severe geopolitical crises

2) no competence down to the simplest of domestic problems

2) no responsibility for anything

3) no accountability for anything


4 posted on 05/04/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: smoothsailing

That witch has a seriously distorted face. One too many surgeries?


5 posted on 05/04/2014 9:01:58 AM PDT by csvset
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To: reasonisfaith

Agree...

““my view on this, having been around at the time, was that this was not deliberately misleading. It turned out to be wrong, but it was not deliberate.””

Harmon says... they were not devious... they were stupid and incompetent therefore, as Democrats they should not be held accountable for what they say.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 9:04:58 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: smoothsailing

t-minus 3 months til Hume audit


7 posted on 05/04/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ridesthemiles

Is there one person with integrity in the entire Democrat party willing to accept the truth and own it?


8 posted on 05/04/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: csvset

Sort of Joan Rivers without the laughs.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 9:06:50 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Louis Foxwell
Is there one person with integrity in the entire Democrat party willing to accept the truth and own it?

Cue sound of crickets chirping

10 posted on 05/04/2014 9:09:45 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: RedEyeJack

Not quite. The story they put out was a complete fabgrication with no basis in any fact offered then or since. We are being told even though it was known to be false it was not misleading. That leaves an attempt to explain the situation based on what they wished to be true.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: smoothsailing
And even at that, Hume fails to follow through and say WHY it was changed, to keep Obama’s failed foreign policies from coming forward right before the Presidential election. That point CAN'T be hammered home enough!
12 posted on 05/04/2014 9:10:12 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: smoothsailing

13 posted on 05/04/2014 9:10:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: smoothsailing
Really scary bitch, but her insides are uglier than her exterior.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 9:11:53 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: reasonisfaith

It’s nothing new, they’ve been that way for a long time.

It explains why they have such a dysfunctional constituency.

Who in their right minds would ever vote for such irresponsible and deceitful morons?


15 posted on 05/04/2014 9:12:56 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Louis Foxwell

Difficult question. Where is the list of possible answers?


16 posted on 05/04/2014 9:13:37 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Argus

This administration is pulling out all the stops. Only they are not putting forth actively employed government employees to defend them.

The reason for this is that a government employee that lies, even to the public can be prosecuted. It is why you are seeing all these “former this and that’s...”.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 9:16:45 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: bigbob

Yes, and I’m expecting the upcoming treatment of Trey Gowdy by Dems and the media (ah, but I repeat myself) will make Ken Starr’s experience seem like a walk in the park.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 9:17:07 AM PDT by daler
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To: liberalh8ter

No journalists, and I mean NO journalists, ever follow through and simply say........well then it means they are incompetent. Which is worse? A real journalist would say something like that.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 9:18:35 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Lazamataz
Back atcha! B^)

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20 posted on 05/04/2014 9:19:11 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Lazamataz

crikey! Where does the Democrat Party find these creatures? Vietor, Sibelius aka cruella, Barbara Milkulski, a lesbian R2D2 wannabee, Pelosi et al. It's like a line up of a Star Wars casting call rejects.

"Sorry. We can't use you, you're too strange to be Jaba the Hutt, Jar-Jar Binks and we sure as hell can't use you in the cantina scene."

21 posted on 05/04/2014 9:20:11 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: smoothsailing

Always wondered who that hellish lizard-woman next to that idiot is. Maybe I don’t want to know.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 9:21:33 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Covenantor

Lizard people... which I don’t think is genetic. Must be possession-based.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 9:25:12 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

I always thought the globalist/communist elite were aliens. Now this just confirms it.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 9:28:15 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: smoothsailing
Oops, have to edit my #21. (That wasn't posted when I started my reply)

It seems like Elijah Cummings was cast in the first Star Wars Cantina scene.

My bad.

25 posted on 05/04/2014 9:30:02 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ridesthemiles

And, what do you have to say about the future of Nevada
after a Harry Reid interview?


26 posted on 05/04/2014 9:30:03 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: smoothsailing

27 posted on 05/04/2014 9:30:37 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: csvset; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; hoosiermama; Bizzy Bugz; ExTexasRedhead
"That witch has a seriously distorted face. One too many surgeries?"

Exactly. She has that "Bride of Wildenstein" face. The appellation deriving from the face of socialite, Jocelyn Wildenstein, famous for her over-extensive plastic surgery which resulted in her self-desired "feline" look.

It's that unsettling cat-like look that Dim Congresswoman Harmon sports...and all the extensive make-up plastered on her mug doesn't help a thing.

Joan Rivers and many other "notables" have that same look....even "dudes" like Wayne Newton and Bruce Jenner have those weird and awful feline eyes derived from the surgeons' scalpels.

Meow!

Leni

28 posted on 05/04/2014 9:31:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: reasonisfaith
So here’s what we can expect from all Democrats running for office in the future: 1) no competence in the most severe geopolitical crises 2) no competence down to the simplest of domestic problems 2) no responsibility for anything 3) no accountability for anything

But they care about people like me.

29 posted on 05/04/2014 9:32:18 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: smoothsailing

My usual reaction to Jane - what a douche bag. One more POS lying pol from the former Golden State.


30 posted on 05/04/2014 9:35:26 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Covenantor
Elijah Cummings...after spending too much time in the Cantina...

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31 posted on 05/04/2014 9:38:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: JPG

Yep, Dan nailed it! B^)


32 posted on 05/04/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Harman is a PIG!


33 posted on 05/04/2014 9:45:51 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: smoothsailing

The democrat ship is sinking fast if they’re trotting Harmon out to belittle the Benghazi cover up.

This is going to get better and better as democrats and their media pals try to sweep this under the rug with more lies and ridiculously stupid explanations


34 posted on 05/04/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: Covenantor

Vietor drove an Obama campaign bus, super qualified to then become a NSC spokesperson!


35 posted on 05/04/2014 9:50:23 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: smoothsailing

Bottom line....RATS are the country’s most notorious liars!


36 posted on 05/04/2014 9:53:28 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: smoothsailing
Harman equated the Benghazi talking points to other absurd conspiracy theories..

It must be in the D's latest memo, equate Benghazi to something crazy.

To quote Reagan, "There you go again".

37 posted on 05/04/2014 9:55:26 AM PDT by csvset
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To: smoothsailing

and what's that thing sitting next to him? Looks like a troll doll...

38 posted on 05/04/2014 10:00:30 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

That’s Carolyn Maloney (Dingbat-NY)


39 posted on 05/04/2014 10:10:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The other elephant in the room is where our Dictator was during the event and why he let them die, and the conspiracy to silence and intimidate the survivors, not to mention what kind of illegal arms trafficking they were involve in that provoked the attack in the first place.

Then there is the matter of the guy they still have in prison for posting an anti-raghead video on YouTube

40 posted on 05/04/2014 10:17:25 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

The stupid video producer has been released, IIRC.


41 posted on 05/04/2014 10:24:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Doesn’t matter if there is a smoking gun or not to these people. They will just state the sky is red when there is a clear photograph that depicts it as blue. Nothing will happen unless CNN turns on them.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: tina07

Vietor drove an Obama campaign bus, super qualified to then become a NSC spokesperson!

And before that, he was an Oompa Loompa in Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory.


43 posted on 05/04/2014 11:17:03 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: smoothsailing
Of COURSE they were deliberately misleading.

They changed the CIA assessment...on what evidence? NONE. That is misleading.

44 posted on 05/04/2014 12:02:54 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: All


45 posted on 05/04/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: smoothsailing

https://usconstitutionalfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/judge-jeanine-pirro-opening-statement-5-3-14/

Judge Pierro tells it like it is and cuts through the RAT feces.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

She’s very good. I enjoy her “opening statements”.

Thanks for the link!


47 posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tina07

Vietor drove an Obama campaign bus, super qualified to then become a NSC spokesperson!
***************
But the bus driving stint was when Obama was campaigning for the US Senator job. .....Wonder if Obama had him as a guest at Man Country?

Vietor has spooky eyes. He rarely blinks. Reminds me of one of those old b/w sci-fi movies where the aliens had eyes like that.


48 posted on 05/04/2014 4:30:14 PM PDT by octex
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To: smoothsailing; All

I t would be funny to see if someone might call Brit Hume “dude” in an interview...

I think he’d roll on that person like Sherman through Georgia...


49 posted on 05/04/2014 5:42:46 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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