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  • DOUBLE STANDARD: Khizr Khan Receives 50x More Coverage Than Pat Smith on ABC, CBS, NBC

    08/01/2016 4:11:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 1, 2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Two weeks ago at the Republican National Convention (RNC) a grieving mother blasted Hillary Clinton for the debacle of the 2012 Benghazi attack. Last Thursday, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), grieving parents gave a speech criticizing Donald Trump for his statements against Muslims. While all the grieving parents deserve sympathy, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening and morning shows seemed to only care about the parents that showed up at the Democratic Convention. Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazla’s DNC appearance earned 55 minutes, 13 seconds of Big Three network coverage, nearly 50 times more than Pat...

    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • Benghazi: They knew it was an attack within minutes

    01/15/2014 9:58:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-14 | DrJohn
    Following the attacks in Benghazi that took the lives of four Americans, including the Ambassador to Libya, the Obama administration blamed the violence on a spontaneous protest of a home-made video that is said to insult Islam. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not...
  • MSNBC Guest: Benghazi Is a ‘Fake, Phony Scandal’

    11/18/2013 4:51:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 18, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    With the wheels coming off of ObamaCare, liberals are desperately searching for a way to go back on the attack against Republicans. On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, Zerlina Maxwell of trotted out a months-old strategy: attack Republicans for pushing the supposedly “phony” Benghazi scandal. Asked for her opinion on the Republicans’ investigation of the Benghazi attack, Maxwell spit out the liberal narrative that we heard a lot of earlier this year: [Video below. MP3 audio here.] MSNBC Contributor: Benghazi Is a ‘Fake, Phony Scandal’ Well, I think that Benghazi is a tragedy but it's a fake, phony scandal....
  • French honorary consul escapes Benghazi attack

    07/06/2013 5:26:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 6 july 2013 | Wire
    France’s honorary consul in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi survived a gun attack on his car unharmed, officials said on Friday, in the latest assault on foreigners in the cradle of the North African country’s 2011 revolt. The attack happened late on Thursday when Jean Dufriche was returning home with his wife. “The consul was driving home when a car drove up and started shooting at their car,” said Mohammed al-Hijazy, spokesman of the security operations room in Benghazi. “They were close to the Benghazi Medical Centre when the incident happened. They went there and stayed there until we...
  • Islamic extremist' gunmen attack government buildings in Benghazi

    06/15/2013 10:23:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    AP - via The Guardian ^ | June 15, 2013
    Gunmen staged overnight attacks on at least six security buildings and outposts throughout Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing five soldiers, military officials said on Saturday. The assaults, which included snipers, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives thrown on to rooftops, came after a number of smaller targeted attacks and assassinations of security officials in the city over the past several months. A spokesman for the army's chief of staff, Ali el-Sheikhy, said no group had claimed responsibility for attacks. Officials have not announced any arrests. An elite military unit known as Saaqa claimed on its Facebook page that Islamic extremists were...
  • A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

    05/18/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/18/13 | Connie Cass - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky and in perpetual dispute. Why was a diplomatic outpost left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected? Congressional Republicans are poking for evidence of incompetence and cover-up in the ashes of the Sept. 11 anniversary attack....
  • White House’s Benghazi E-Mail Dump Shows Critical Two-day Gap, CIA Objection

    05/16/2013 4:45:38 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2013 | Neil Munro
    The Benghazi-related emails released by the White House late May 15 exclude the critical emails between administration officials that were sent during the crucial first two days after the deadly jihadi attack that killed four Americans last September. The 100 pages of partially redacted emails also conclude with a dismissive message from CIA chief David Petraeus. “Frankly, I’d just as soon not use this,” Petraeus said about the heavily edited, four-sentence “talking points” that the White House used to downplay Al Qaeda’s role in the Sep. 11 attack on the poorly protected diplomatic compound.....
  • Petraeus email objected to Benghazi talking points

    05/16/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | 5/16/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to emails released Wednesday by the White House. Under pressure in the investigation that continues eight months after the attacks, the White House on Wednesday released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House on Saturday, Sept. 15. On that page, Morell scratched out from the...
  • US Diplomat Reignites Benghazi Controversy

    05/13/2013 8:52:42 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | May 6, 2013 4:27pm | By John Parkinson , Luis Martinez
    The top deputy to the U.S. ambassador killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, is prepared to deliver testimony this week that could contradict the administration’s explanation of the deadly attack, renewing the controversy over whether all available resources were utilized while the attack unfolded.Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya, is set to testify Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee.Hicks, a 22-year Foreign Service diplomat, became the highest-ranking civilian in Libya after U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed in the attack, which the administration initially characterized as a...
  • Flashback -- Carney: 'Single Change' In Benghazi Talking Points ( Carney on Nov 28,2012 )

    05/10/2013 6:55:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies ^ | May 10 2013 |
    "The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two -- of these two institutions were changing the word 'consulate' to 'diplomatic facility,' because 'consulate' was inaccurate. Those talking points originated from the intelligence community. They reflect the IC's best assessments of what they thought had happened"
  • Benghazi: What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?

    05/11/2013 8:04:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 67 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    Congressional testimony this week showed the appalling lengths to which the Obama administration went to cover-up its mishandling of last fall’s terrorist attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, but President Obama’s precise role in the cynical operation remains hidden.Americans still don’t know what President Obama knew and when he knew it. We don’t know what exactly he did when he learned on Sept. 11, 2012 that U.S. officials in Benghazi were under attack. Obama may have gone to bed while the attack was in progress, leaving others in the administration to develop a politically expedient cover story calculated...
  • Clinton's Republican Guard-Andrew McCarthy

    05/07/2013 2:12:11 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 7, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    With each new revelation, what has always been obvious becomes more pronounced: the State Department’s self-proclaimed final word on the Benghazi Massacre, the risibly named “Accountability Review Board” investigation, is a fraud. Yet, like the rest of the Obama administration’s obstructive wagon-circling, the ARB’s report continues serving its intended purpose: to thwart efforts to hold administration officials accountable. Even on Fox News, which has been admirably dogged covering a scandal the Obamedia has done its best to bury, the refrain is heard: How could the ARB report be a whitewash when its investigation was run by such Washington eminences as...
  • Congresswoman: Benghazi Stand Down Order Came From Obama

    05/10/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 126 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 10, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Congresswoman and former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg Ann Wagner (R-MO) appeared on The Dana Loesch show and placed the blame, of the stand down order to those that could have offered assistance to Americans under attack, on none other than Barack Obama. Loesch asked Wagner, “Because you have been an ambassador, you have been overseas with similar responsibilities and similar missions – who gives such an order to stand down? Where does that come from?” “The President of the United States,” the Missouri congresswoman affirmed. As top diplomat in Libya Gregory Hicks testified to on Wednesday before the House...
  • ABC Commits Journalism, Investigates 'Not True' White House Statements on Libya

    05/10/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    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...
  • President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied ... Help (Oct 2012)

    05/10/2013 11:21:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | Oct 26, 2012 6:31pm (Reposting - May 19, 2013) | Jake Tapper
    In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to...
  • The Damning Dozen: Twelve Revelations from the Benghazi Hearings ( Good Intro )

    05/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    townhall ^ | Guy Benson
    Much of the media and liberal establishment simply ignored yesterday's Benghazi hearings.  They were content to see, hear, and speak no evil -- which is typically the fastest way to kill a story in Washington.  Others framed the proceedings as just another quixotic, partisan effort to hype a long-resolved story.  Selling that template requires adherence to two fallacious assertions: First, that no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  -- and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers' hours-long testimony.  The former claim is outright insulting.  The latter betrays either...
  • Associated Press Headline Casts Official House Hearing On Benghazi as 'GOP Hearing'

    05/08/2013 10:05:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Associated Press could not very well ignore today's hearing at which whistleblowers are testifying as to the events surrounding the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration's failed response thereto. So AP did the next best thing from its liberal perspective: it downplayed the hearing's significance, casting it as a purely partisan event in its headline as a "GOP hearing." That is not mere MSM spin: it is blatant journalistic malpractice. This is not some unofficial hearing held under Republican auspices. It is an entirely official hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Yes, there has in recent...
  • Benghazi investigations included CIA activities; personnel had secret base in Libyan city

    05/03/2013 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 2, 2013 | By Shaun Waterman and Guy Taylor
    Raising the stakes in the high-profile clash with congressional Republicans over last year’s terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, a person familiar with the State Department-chartered inquiry said investigators talked last year with CIA personnel who were on the ground during the attack and were briefed about the CIA’s activities at their secret base in the Libyan city.The quality of the administration’s internal review — and its access for key participants involved in the incident — is a key point of contention as the House of Representatives gears up for a hearing next week on the Obama...
  • The Overlooked Terrorist Threat

    03/01/2013 9:56:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | March 1, 2013 | Stewart Scott
    People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threat posed by fire, even though fire kills thousands of people every year. The World Health Organization estimates that 195,000 people die each year from fire, while according to the Global Terrorism Database an average of 7,258 people die annually from terrorism, and that includes deaths in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq. There are also instances in which fire is used as a weapon in a terrorist attack....