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David Corn: 'For Many Conservatives,' Benghazi Like a 'Candy Store,' But 'The Bins Are Empty'
NewsBusters.org ^ | May 4, 2014 | Tom Johnson

Posted on 05/04/2014 3:10:25 PM PDT by Kaslin

This past week was the biggest in a long time for Benghazi news. How did some of the leading lights of the lefty blogosphere handle the Ben Rhodes e-mail and related topics? We report; you decide.

1. David Corn of Mother Jones, best known for bringing to light the Mitt Romney 47-percent tape, wrote on Friday that the Rhodes e-mail is "pretty standard stuff" and that "all the fuss about [it]...is smoke, not fire." Corn admits that the White House "certainly has bungled part of its Benghazi reaction" but that the Republicans' case nonetheless "should have been...closed, a long time back."

Corn wrapped up by suggesting that conservatives' obsession with Benghazi resembles an untreatable "virus," one that apparently makes them really hungry for sweets (emphasis added):

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1 posted on 05/04/2014 3:10:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Woodward and Bernstein leading the cover-up of Nixon's Watergate.

The media is an evil propaganda organ of the Left.

2 posted on 05/04/2014 3:14:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Kaslin
But 'The Bins Are Empty'

Unfortunately, Mr. Corn, four graves aren't.

3 posted on 05/04/2014 3:15:25 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, except, Baroke Obama sat in the situation room and watched the entire event happen, start to finish. He, Baroke, allowed the deaths of four Americans happen, and had the power to stop the terror attack, and chose not to stop these murders from taking place.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 3:16:09 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Kaslin

Something took him from -3 to -11 over the past four days in Gallup. That 10 % that reacts to the daily news headlines must see something it doesn’t like.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 3:16:30 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Kaslin

I only know one thing,Benghazi would not have happened that way under a Republican administration without a full military response. We wouldn’t have a bunch of people sitting around saying ‘What does it matter at this point?’. We wouldn’t have a president who refuses to answer where he was and what he was doing during the whole thing. You would know. We wouldn’t have a Secretary of Defense refusing to answer questions about the whole affair. Republicans would be answerable for the whole thing. Democrats are not!


6 posted on 05/04/2014 3:23:50 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Kaslin

I only know one thing,Benghazi would not have happened that way under a Republican administration without a full military response. We wouldn’t have a bunch of people sitting around saying ‘What does it matter at this point?’. We wouldn’t have a president who refuses to answer where he was and what he was doing during the whole thing. You would know. We wouldn’t have a Secretary of Defense refusing to answer questions about the whole affair. Republicans would be answerable for the whole thing. Democrats are not!


7 posted on 05/04/2014 3:25:34 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Kaslin
To a degree, the Left sees nothing in Benghazi because they want to see nothing in Benghazi.

At the same time, they see nothing in Benghazi because they attach no significance to the murder of four American officials in a foreign land. "What difference, at this point, does it make?" is an accurate expression of their disdain for the subject.

Four Americans killed? So what? David Corn and the rest...simply don't care. They really don't!

8 posted on 05/04/2014 3:31:13 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Kaslin

Well David, then why is the administration spending so much effort hiding the communications traffic and lying?


9 posted on 05/04/2014 3:31:59 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: exnavy
Obama sat in the situation room and watched the entire event happen, start to finish.

Obama was NOT in the Situation Room that night. He was doing debate prep or chillin' with 'Chelle and the girls, or shooting hoops, or taking selfies, or......something. We do know that he spoke with Hillary at ten o'clock, just before Her Heinousness released her first statement about the...wait for it................... VIDEO.

10 posted on 05/04/2014 3:34:14 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Truth is we really do not know where Obama was. I don’t think we can believe what that Tommy guy says, nor can we assume Obama was debate prepping. He was probably watching the whole thing and decided not to issue any order to save those guys.

This stuff we have been hearing could be more cover up.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 3:39:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: okie01

I think it’s because they see people as expendable in pursuit of agenda. And justify it because they signed up for a job they know they could die doing.

Thus the Left has no problem//issue/remorse when they do. And since they got paid for their work, it’s merely the bad conclusion of a business transaction with no issue of morality involved. Ergo “What difference at this point, does it make?”

To them, none. Because others will fill the positions and the agenda can continue until a successful completion.

Yes, they DO think like that.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 3:44:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Kaslin

Barry’s boys, like Mr. Corn here, have been riding to Barry’s rescue a lot lately. Being a commie ass kisser must be a terrible life to have to live. Four Americans are dead Mr. Corn. Your boy did NOTHING to try to save them. Grow up!


13 posted on 05/04/2014 3:49:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: dforest
I don’t think we can believe what that Tommy guy says,

Vietor is a loose cannon. How does it advantage Obama to NOT be in the Situation Room?

14 posted on 05/04/2014 3:49:52 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

It advantages Obama because we all know that he gives the cross border order.

Truth could be he has all that is in the situation room in that big old bunker he had built under the White House.

If we are to believe this Tommy fellow, Obama was engaged though not in the same “situation” room Tommy was in.

We don’t have a picture this time with that tiny little Obama sitting in a corner.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 3:55:07 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Kaslin

I’m sorry, but who is David Corn?


16 posted on 05/04/2014 3:56:13 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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17 posted on 05/04/2014 3:56:35 PM 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: exnavy
That is what everyone thought, but it came out he was not. He was busy getting ready for his fundraiser in Las Vegas, which was more important then then a terrorist attack.

What you are thinking about is this

Source

18 posted on 05/04/2014 3:59:30 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: dforest

The WH has lost control of this. That Ben Rhodes email was never supposed to see light of day. Kerry is going to have to account for why it got “overlooked” before.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Exactly


20 posted on 05/04/2014 4:00:13 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: don-o
His reelection was more important to him then a terrorist attack when 4 Americans were killed. Including Ambassador Stevens.

The rats in the Senate and the House did the same thing during the 2008 and 2010 election because their reelection was more important to them than passing a budget

21 posted on 05/04/2014 4:06:23 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: maxwellsmart_agent

The WH lies about EVERYTHING! If it is not important why are they lying and covering it up. When do they ever tell the truth? Who was in Benghazi? We still don’t know because they are allowed to keep using the “ongoing investigation” ploy. Just like Fast and Furious and IRA and NO ONE in the press gives a crap except Fox and they have given up on F&F too. This is what a successful stonewall/coverup looks like.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 4:07:34 PM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Kaslin

If the bins are empty then what do they have to worry about and why did they have to come up with the video lie?

Pray America wakes up


23 posted on 05/04/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: ought-six

David Corn is a leftwing lunatic who works for the leftwing site Mother Jones. That should tell you more then enough

24 posted on 05/04/2014 4:17:06 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: okie01
To a degree, the Left sees nothing in Benghazi because they want to see nothing in Benghazi.

Take that one step further. They demand that we see nothing.
25 posted on 05/04/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: bray

We need to pray that it is not to late


26 posted on 05/04/2014 4:18:41 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: Kaslin

Dear Mr. Korn,
Yes we can see the bins are empty although there
appears to be a lot of candy spilling from the trunk
of Hillary and Barak’s car...


27 posted on 05/04/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

David Corncob...Mother Jones....it should be renamed Father Marx...


28 posted on 05/04/2014 4:30:12 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: dforest

We don’t know where Obama was that night..did anyone every asked a gay bathhouse manager if he was there that night?


29 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Kaslin

“all the fuss about [it]...is smoke, not fire.”

Poor choice of words considering there were hours of smoke and fire in Benghazi that night brought about by muslim terrorists — and which culminated in untold injuries and four dead Americans. All this because the obama administration refused to even ATTEMPT to come to their rescue!

And instead of being outraged about that terrorist attack, and calling it what it was, the obama administration played politics — and continue doing so!

I’m outraged that there hasn’t been a bigger “fuss” for those Americans and their families!


30 posted on 05/04/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Heart of Georgia

Did you honestly expect the left being outraged about the terrorist attack were 4 Americans were killed including Ambassador Stevens?


31 posted on 05/04/2014 4:47:44 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: ClearCase_guy

1. Where was Obama?
2. Where was Hillary?
3. The military would have wanted to mobilize, who told them not to?
4. Many more than 4 could have been killed that day, others were saved - that IS a big deal.
5. How did you know there way no time to do anything? The battle raged for hours, could’ve been another day for all we knew.
6. Everybody knows that for weeks Obama and crew said it was about a video. They kept saying it, over and over, even when all the evidence pointed elsewhere and the CIA never mentioned a video.
7. They promised the families justice. What has been done? They lied to the face of the families stating they’d “get the person responsible (for the video)”. That is wrong itself, free speech.
8. They said we need to understand how this happened so it can’t happen again, yet this administration stonewalls on coughing up documents - we’ve still not received everything. How can we get to the bottom without being able to know everything that happened? Back to items 1,2,3.
9. We all know this was because of POLITICS - Obama, Hillary, etc. let these people die without lifting a finger because they wanted to blame A VIDEO so as not to look weak before the election.

...but for ABC/NBC/CBS/MSNBC/CNN/OBAMA, there’s not a story here????????????

This is such an amazing insult to the American people.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 5:06:46 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: ought-six
Corn is probably a communist...works for Mother Jones.

He's one of the people who created the lies about Valerie Plame. He's awful.

33 posted on 05/04/2014 5:10:17 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: exnavy

Well played.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 5:12:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Kaslin

Empty, eh? Is that why the administration has been blocking every attempt to look into it, because it is ‘empty’?


35 posted on 05/04/2014 5:13:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: don-o
In the 10 p.m. phone call, was it Hillary telling Obama about the video, or Obama telling Hillary about it? Who first concocted the story?

Obama was not continuously in the situation room, but from my recollection of what Vietor said, it's possible that he was there at least briefly. But I don't recall exactly what Vietor said about it.

36 posted on 05/04/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

pretty sure the bins are full of American blood

leave it to a democrat to equate dead Americans with candy


37 posted on 05/04/2014 6:02:41 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: what's up
He used to be connected with The Nation magazine--another militantly left-wing magazine.
38 posted on 05/04/2014 6:03:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

This is the same David Corn who thought Romney’s 47% statement was so important, but the death of four Americans, one an ambassador is not important. The only thing you need to know about Corn is that Democrats can do no wrong and Republicans and conservatives can do no right.


39 posted on 05/04/2014 6:03:59 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: falcon99

I remember when he was on FNC, he always let little spittle out when he talked. I knew right then what a lunatic he was


40 posted on 05/04/2014 6:34:51 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: ought-six

David Corn is some leftwing faggie who writes for the far left The Nation. One of a free society’s genuine parasites.


41 posted on 05/04/2014 7:24:06 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: bray

If the bins are empty then what do they have to worry about and why did they have to come up with the video lie?

Good point. Why all the redactions in the emails and the stonewalling. There is a lot there and Corn knows it. The libs are scared to death at what is coming out, that’s why they are so dismissive in public.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 7:28:23 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Kaslin

Mr. Korn,

The bins are filled with Fast and Furious RPG’s, shoulder fired heat seeking missiles and other armaments from the US arsenal transferred to Al Qaeda.

When Ambassador Stevens complained he was lured to Benghazi and killed. Subpoena of State Department documents will prove this and it is my belief that Trey Gowdy already has these documents in his possession. Hence he asked these questions of the press.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bURYL4N_CQ&feature=share


43 posted on 05/04/2014 7:50:22 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: Kaslin
Why would you trust anything anyone tells us who is in this administration. Lies and deception are the modus opperendi.
44 posted on 05/06/2014 12:04:43 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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