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NBC's Brokaw: Romney 'Missteps' Gave Obama 'Air Cover' And 'Camouflage' On Libya
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Posted on 09/28/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by chessplayer

On Friday's NBC Today, special correspondent Tom Brokaw demonstrated the blatant media effort to ignore Obama administration failures surrounding the consulate attack in Libya: "Romney turned out to give the President air cover. There are serious questions about what happened in Libya and the absence of security and what is our Middle East policy, but Romney's missteps really have given the President more camouflage than he would have expected."

Brokaw lamely attempting to blame Mitt Romney for the failure of the media to ask tough national security questions of Obama echoed a recent revealing statement by CBS News political director John Dickerson, who declared that it was solely Romney's responsibility to hold the President to account over Libya because the media would not.


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Media-"we wanted to ask obama tough questions and look into this Libya thing but, darn it, Romney wouldn't let us!"
1 posted on 09/28/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I dont know Brokaw is getting his crack supply but whoever is supplying him needs to tell him to cut it down


2 posted on 09/28/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

When the truth comes out, it’s referred to as a “Romney misstep” by the commie piggies in the state controlled “media”.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: chessplayer

There were no missteps by Romney.

You gave him cover, you damn communist.

We all saw what he and you did.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

BS, the media gave Obama cover. I believe in Karma and it is time for it to hit Obama in the rear end.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: chessplayer; Sarah Barracuda; FlingWingFlyer

Is “Romney’s Fault” already overtaking Bush?!?!?

That means that the media is practicing for Romney’s First Term?


6 posted on 09/28/2012 5:41:26 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: chessplayer

Hey Tom. Go take an Ambien and don’t call us in the morning.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: chessplayer

Why don’t the MSM just admit they are part of King Obama’s Ministry of Propaganda


8 posted on 09/28/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by molson209
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To: chessplayer

THE AIR COVER AND CAMOUFLAGE WAS PROVIDED BY YOU!!!

God, I hate these ‘journalists’.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: sam_paine

Could be Im not sure but Brokaw is a delusional liberal scum bag. Obama gets blamed for NOTHING. He could take a shotgun, go on a shooting rampage and the media would blame Romney for it. Obama has been given a free pass to do whatever he pleases


10 posted on 09/28/2012 5:44:43 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Unbelievable. Just how stupid is Brokaw?

It is Romney’s fault because the media was able to blame Romney for telling the truth and not hold Obama to account for this lies?

What kind of a defense is that? I agree he is on drugs, going senile or is so corrupt with power he feels it really does not matter what he says anymore. What a lying, deceitful, evil idiot. I shudder.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 5:45:14 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: daviscupper

Just know that if this happened during the Bush Administration or ANY Republican Administration the impeachment proceedings would already be taking place..this is a massive massive cover up but of course it’s Obama, he gets away with everything


12 posted on 09/28/2012 5:46:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer
Tom Blochow (and some effeminate dude) Tom Brokaw Pictures, Images and Photos THE WISDOM OF TOM BROKAW: "Here is why I think there are a lot of Glocks being sold: because gun owners are worried that they’re going to be outlawed. That’s what happened when President Obama first took office is that people were buying ammunition and storing it in underground bunkers because they thought he was going to outlaw guns and ammunition. Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits."
13 posted on 09/28/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: daviscupper

or is so corrupt with power he feels it really does not matter what he says anymore.


Thats the one, for all the media.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

So a guy who holds absolutely no position of authority in the USA caused trouble? Is that right? Is Bam such a panty-waiste that this is all it takes to derail him?


15 posted on 09/28/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: chessplayer

Is there a word bad enough to describe how the media has acted this election cycle? I have tried to think of one and none of them even come close.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 5:53:35 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: chessplayer

4 Patriotic Americans died you freakin buffoon!! You all knew your black eye pea turd waws in big doodoo and you turned a blind eye and gave “eye candy” cover....FOUR FREAKIN LIVES were lost and you the mediaFUKers can say ROMNEY MISSTEPS?!! I hate them with a passion that if I came across ANY one of those SOB’s a**HOLES I would punch them in the face...don’t care if I would end up in jail,...I KID YOU NOT!!!


17 posted on 09/28/2012 5:54:41 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: chessplayer

So if there’s 22+ world wide protests, some hanging Obama in effegy (how racist), and the MSM doesn’t talk about them, does that mean they didn’t happen?
Muslim Brotherhood scheduled to protest Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Oct 10. THAT will be a real wake up call for the west.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 5:55:10 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: griswold3

Nay, the talking points are already out....DAY IN DAY OUT...how O beat the crap outta Romney in the debates blah, blah, blah....MARK IT! Eye candy will have his ass covered by the mediaSOB’s til nov.6 and beyond


19 posted on 09/28/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: chessplayer

So Mitt made the administration lie and cover their tracks?


20 posted on 09/28/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: chessplayer

This is Clinton redux. “We couldn’t grill Bill Clinton on sexual harassment, sexual assault, perjury, suborning perjury, abuse of power, etc, because that Ken Starr just seemed to be interested in nothing but Bill Clinton’s sex life, the pervert.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 6:02:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: chessplayer

If she would have done what I said, I wouldn’t have had to of hit her.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic
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23 posted on 09/28/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He could take a shotgun, go on a shooting rampage

No. Actually, you're wrong.

This guy couldn't even figure out how to rack the first shell into the chamber, much less go on a shooting spree.

If he did manage to squeeze off a shot, the recoil would hurt his hands too much to continue.

24 posted on 09/28/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: chessplayer

Here’s what I believe happened.

Romney on day one called out Obama for failing to condemn this as a terrorist attack after more that 12 hours of silence and for later appeasing the Islamic world instead of defending free speech as a President should.

Obama knew that if he called this a terrorist attack, which it obviously was considering the anniversary of 9/11, then questions would be raised (questions that an even overly biased MSM would be forced to ask from day one after admitting it) on the irresponsible lack of security at the consulate and on his pro Arab Spring foreign policy. Obama also would have had to defend free speech because declaring it a terrorist attack would make the argument that all of this was caused by a never even heard of Youtube video null and void.

Instead, Obama used Romney’s comments that he knew was correct as an opportunity to let the MSM denounce Romney as long as they could to cover for the downright recklessness of his Administration on this issue.

Now weeks afterwards Obama can claim that it was a terrorist attack that would have proved Romey’s weak response comments true, but instead gained political points as the MSM provided cover and bashed Romney for weeks directing much of the shock and outrage at the situation onto Romney and the Youtube video. Playing on the average American’s short attention span he can now deny and misdirect with the knowledge that the American public won’t have the answers questions until after the election.

What say you?


25 posted on 09/28/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by CavScout19D
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To: chessplayer

Okay, so it’s Romney fault now not just the film.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: chessplayer

Unfortunately, with the exception of Fox News, you are right. I am at the point where the mere sight of the MSM makes me angry.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You are right.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 7:17:03 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: chessplayer
"Romney turned out to give the President air cover. There are serious questions about what happened in Libya and the absence of security and what is our Middle East policy, but Romney's missteps really have given the President more camouflage than he would have expected."

Brokaw's pathetic excuse for the media ducking their responsibility to report actual news sounds exactly like what you would expect from a three-year-old child.

"He made me do it."

29 posted on 09/28/2012 7:19:46 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: chessplayer

Brokaw’s theory is just plain stupid.


30 posted on 09/28/2012 7:22:51 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: chessplayer

Ridiculous.

Brokaw is Polish for moron.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: chessplayer

Ridiculous.

Brokaw is Polish for moron.


32 posted on 09/28/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: chessplayer
Cronkite,”America's Newsman”,came out as a filthy pig Maoist not that long after leaving See BS.Perhaps with NBC’s being on the verge of utter collapse they can lay Brokaw off leaving *him* free to bare his soul.
33 posted on 09/28/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Perhaps with NBC’s being on the verge of utter collapse they can lay Brokaw off leaving *him* free to bare his soul.


Never happen. obama needs the media too much to allow it to collapse. If NBC news was in danger of going out of business, obama would bail them out and pay their salaries with taxpayer money.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SkyDancer

It isn’t Romney’s fault at all, definitely not. But I do believe Obama knew the truth that it was a terrorist attack. Instead of taking the heat for it and proving Romney’s initial criticisms of the Administrations incompetence correct, which would have given Romney a key political point in a close election during the wake of American outrage at the situation, he instead denied it and funneled some of that outrage by using the MSM to vilify Romney’s “disrpespectful” comments and also placed blame on the Youtube movie to cover for his Arab Spring policies.

I’d bet he knew that American’s would have demanded answers on day one had he admitted it as a terrorist attack, but now that he misdirected it on Romney and that outrage has subsided he can just kick the can down the road.

I think that that some of this will come to light eventually, but definitely not until after the election through investigations and that’s the entire point.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT by CavScout19D
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To: chessplayer
Brokaw: "Romney turned out to give the President air cover. There are serious questions about what happened in Libya and the absence of security and what is our Middle East policy, but Romney's missteps really have given the President more camouflage than he would have expected."

No, Tom - I think that you and your overpaid media pals performing fellatio on Obama gave him "more camouflage than he would have expected".

36 posted on 09/28/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: sam_paine

And the Democrats called George H.W. Bush a “wimp”???


37 posted on 09/28/2012 11:20:41 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: chessplayer
ABC Reports Obama Administration Knew Terrorists Carried Out Libya Attack; NBC, CBS Out to Lunch

Jake Tapper seems to be the only MSM Whitehouse pundit that is annoyed at being lied to his face.

38 posted on 09/29/2012 4:59:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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