Update: Press Secretary Jay Carney faces White House Press Corp (Carney’s Benghazi Blush -Do NOT Adjust You Set)
Does the phrase in the headline sound familiar to you? It was made famous during the Watergate Scandal and subsequent cover-up -ending in the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
Of course, the biggest difference between Watergate and Benghazi-gate is- No one died at Watergate.
We know NOW – the government was warned about Benghazi and it WAS an Ansar al-Sharia terror attack.
It was NOT a vile, despicable, disgusting YouTube video. We DO know that the video’s producer, Nakoula Basseley, was arrested by a 10 man swat team in a swat raid in the dead of night. (Approximate 1:30 a.m. P.S.T.)
Four brave American DIED in American soil at the consulate in Benghazi: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty.
I covered the Benghazi “Whistle Blower” Congressional Hearing this week- and the mainstream media has done to minimize the hearing, target witnesses Greg Hicks and Eric Nordstrom as liars and worse.These brave diplomats showed tremendous courage- and were choking back tears as they recounted the terrorist attack on the consulate and the death of Ambassador Stevens. They were also visibly angered by the appearance of Susan Rice of five Sunday shows- blaming the attack on “the despicable video.”
Hicks testified that the YouTube video was a “non-event in Libya.”
He also said that Rice had never spoken to him about the events at Benghazi.
The media has been saying over and over again that the hearings were politically motivated by the Republicans to target Hillary, as she is seen as being the presidential nominee in 2016.
CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been berated by her own network as being “an advocate” for the Benghazi story.
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank characterized the whistle blower’s stories as “yarns.”
Now, as the story of Benghazi unravels, it has been discovered that the Benghazi “talking points” had been re-written 12 different times. This news came from reporter Jonathan Karl this morning. References to radical Islamic terrorists had been scrubbed. Read Jonathan’s story HERE.
Today, NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor said: “most senior people in government worked on (Benghazi) from the moment it happened…” so Obama doesn’t count?
As of today, “the mainstream media” – which officially died in 2008- has been dragged kicking and screaming- to cover the Benghazi story. The story has been elevated out of “The Fox News Ghetto”– and on to CNN. It’s being covered by Jake Tapper on his show “The Lead.”
On Fox News with Megyn Kelly and Dan Gainor discussed “The Washington Post’s” Kaitlin Dewey tweet, where she accused Benghazi tweeters consisting of “rich, middle-aged men and Chick-fil-A lovers.” Gainor noted, “It’s almost like the code words for ways that they hate the right. It’s a racial code words, you know, you like Chick-fil-a, ‘Oh my god, that must make you a bigot.’ It is just so dismissive in 140 characters of raising questions in the situation where the first time we lost an ambassador, had an ambassador killed, since 1979. Ordinarily, journalists would actually care about such things.”
The the real world, murders and cover-ups are investigated, prosecuted- and the perpetrators are brought to justice.
If this were a Republican President, a Select Committee would be convened and cries of “Impeachment” would be resounding over every network,cable channel, newspaper and online news outlets.
We DO know there were 2 separate orders to “stand down.” A stand down order can only be given by the President of the United States. However, the “story” is that Obama handed the situation over to Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Where WAS President Obama during that 7 Hours of Hell in Benghazi?
Is there any truth to reports that we were “running guns” to Syrian rebels and The Muslim Brotherhood?
Well- we DO know where the producer of the “non-event”, despicable, vile, disgusting video – Nadoula Basseley, a Coptic Christian, is- being held as a “political prisoner”- on various spurious charges on tax problems and banking in some California jail.
As Hillary infamously asked: “What difference does it make?”
Now that the video story has been debunked- let the media start asking the question: “What did the president know and when did he know it?”
This president has YET to answer for the death of border agent Brian Terry in the Fast and Furious Scandal.
Let the cries for IMPEACHMENT commence!
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