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Krauthammer on Petraeus: Now That There's a Sex Scandal Benghazi Will Become Hottest Story Around
newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/10/2012 6:37:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Friday that the revelations concerning CIA Director David Petraeus's affair will now make what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, back in September "the hottest story around."

As Krauthammer noted on Fox News's Special Report, this goes in stark contrast to how the media buried this story before Tuesday's election (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The other thing I would add, which is what Bolton said. I think he’s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out, and in an odd way, and sort of a discouraging way, now that the story is attached to a sex scandal, it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as were not pursued before.

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1 posted on 11/10/2012 6:38:05 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Not a chance.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 6:47:57 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wake me when that happens.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 6:48:42 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t see it. The media absolutely buried this story before the election and I don’t see them now undermining what they worked so hard to achieve. Any reporter, from any media outlet, who dares to broach the subject, well, I wouldn’t want to be them.

It’ll go nowhere IMO.


4 posted on 11/10/2012 6:48:52 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I doubt it. The media will protect the Marxist until his grave. He’s a phenomenon with which we’ve never encountered. To the MSM he is as important as Catholics view the Pope.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 6:51:37 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: RoosterRedux

Krauthhammer still has a pre-Obama mentality if he thinks there will ben any “journalistic” interest in this story. The MSM is the state propaganda machine.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 6:54:59 AM PST by Starboard
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To: BlueStateRightist

Good post and a great analogy.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 6:57:13 AM PST by Starboard
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To: ClearCase_guy
Shocking that it hasn't yet been covered by National Enquirer at the very least.

Maybe next week.

8 posted on 11/10/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux
So, the media would use a story about sex to distract from a real story of malfeasance in office, actually conflating the two stories until Benghazi becomes "all about sex"?

What, are you crazy? The American people would never fall for that.

< /SARC>

I am beginning to understand how the Indians felt when all the buffalo were gone.

9 posted on 11/10/2012 7:02:05 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: RoosterRedux

If the DBM does step up coverage, it will be in the context that tinfoil hat Republicans are suspicious of the timing. It will be a Republicans wanting to damage Obama meme. Truth matters not.

The DBM are only interested in a story if it has the potential to be damaging to Republicans.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 7:03:45 AM PST by randita
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To: Starboard

I’ve posted this analogy before, and I firmly believe it defines the impossible task Mitt Romney had to complete:

1. 1972 Munich Olympics Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game = 2012 Presidential Election
2. USA Team = Mitt Romney
3. USSR Team = Barack Obama
4. Referees = MSM

Go watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwZuPi4cbyg


11 posted on 11/10/2012 7:09:20 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: RoosterRedux
it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as were not pursued before

Oh yes, Mr. K, but not in the direction that you think. Here's who the MSM will trace the blame to (in no particular order): powerful men, all men, military leaders, the entire military.

It's all about the conservative's war on women, dontcha know?

12 posted on 11/10/2012 7:12:37 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: RoosterRedux

If Krauthammer thinks the media will dig deep on Benghazi, give me his phone number so I can ask him to invest big money in my unicorn ranch in Montana.
Off point slightly, I would like to ask this question, to SOS Clinton if possible. Why should Petraeus resign considering past precedent. Does the CIA director know any more secrets then the President of the United States. The President is his boss, and I assume the CIA director must devulge any and all information he knows to him when asked. So if a certain slick President could walk on equally if not more tawdry action, why should Petraeus resign at all. I would love to see her try to answer this.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 7:15:15 AM PST by gusty
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To: Leaning Right
No this is part of the Benghazi Story! The reason Patraeus backed the Obama version was that the administration was holding this “sex scandal” over Patraeus’s head. Once they won the election they betrayed the secret to neutralize this good but flawed man.
14 posted on 11/10/2012 7:20:31 AM PST by cotton
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To: RoosterRedux

Krauthammer is a former DemonRAT who has never fully detoxed.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 7:28:45 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t see it. The “news” media will cut-and-paste. I usually like Charles, but he’s been wrong just a little too much lately.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 7:47:16 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: RoosterRedux; randita

Check out this letter to the editor of the NYT earlier this year. (July 13, 2012)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html?_r=0

MY WIFE’S LOVER

“My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me?” NAME WITHHELD

Don’t expose the affair in any high-profile way. It would be different if this man’s project was promoting some (contextually hypocritical) family-values platform, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The only motive for exposing the relationship would be to humiliate him and your wife, and that’s never a good reason for doing anything. This is between you and your spouse. You should tell her you want to separate, just as you would if she were sleeping with the mailman. The idea of “suffering in silence” for the good of the project is illogical. How would the quiet divorce of this man’s mistress hurt an international leadership initiative? He’d probably be relieved.

The fact that you’re willing to accept your wife’s infidelity for some greater political good is beyond honorable. In fact, it’s so over-the-top honorable that I’m not sure I believe your motives are real. Part of me wonders why you’re even posing this question, particularly in a column that is printed in The New York Times.

Your dilemma is intriguing, but I don’t see how it’s ambiguous. Your wife is having an affair with a person you happen to respect. Why would that last detail change the way you respond to her cheating? Do you admire this man so much that you haven’t asked your wife why she keeps having sex with him? I halfway suspect you’re writing this letter because you want specific people to read this column and deduce who is involved and what’s really going on behind closed doors (without actually addressing the conflict in person). That’s not ethical, either.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 7:57:34 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
LOL...I saw that earlier today.

Sounds like Broadwell's husband alright.

18 posted on 11/10/2012 7:59:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: BlueStateRightist

“He’s a phenomenon with which we’ve never encountered.”

he is the anti-christ?


19 posted on 11/10/2012 8:11:31 AM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Wrong, Charles Krauthammer - you're totally wrong...

Benghazi will become the hottest story around because the biased nutless MSM will find a pair now that there's Republican blood in the water. Petraeus will be tried and lynched by the same folks who didn't care that four men were murdered in Benghazi - well, didn't care as long as they thought dems might be hurt by a murder charge...

Now that they've reached down and found a pair, a hundred of them will gang up on Petraeus and kick him in the head and groin. We know how the MSM and Chicago street gangs fight - no honor - no Queensbury rules... just thugs ganging up when they know ... when they know... when they know the victim can be tagged Republican. Who knows, maybe Petraeus deserves his fate... He did play along with Democrats after all...

Oh, and one more thing - if you subscribe to a newspaper or news magazine you're a traitor to your country.

20 posted on 11/10/2012 8:14:23 AM PST by GOPJ (New York Times Slogan : "We rewrite Democrat Press Releases Better!")
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To: RoosterRedux; sickoflibs; Liz
Wrong, Charles Krauthammer - you're totally wrong...

Benghazi will become the hottest story around because the biased nutless MSM will find a pair now that there's Republican blood in the water. Petraeus will be tried and lynched by the same folks who didn't care that four men were murdered in Benghazi - well, didn't care as long as they thought dems might be hurt by a murder charge...

Now that they've reached down and found a pair, a hundred of them will gang up on Petraeus and kick him in the head and groin. We know how the MSM and Chicago street gangs fight - no honor - no Queensbury rules... just thugs ganging up when they know ... when they know... when they know the victim can be tagged Republican. Who knows, maybe Petraeus deserves his fate... He did 'play' with Democrats after all...(think about this one congressional Republicans...)

Oh, and one more thing - if you subscribe to a newspaper or news magazine you're a traitor to your country.

And 'Newsweek'? I cheer hardily at your ignoble demise... may you be the first of many. Liberal knee jerk shills are sooooooo unattractive - and you NEWSWEAK were among the worst.

21 posted on 11/10/2012 8:19:46 AM PST by GOPJ (New York Times Slogan : "We rewrite Democrat Press Releases Better!")
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