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Did anyone ask Carney about CNNís Benghazi bombshell at todayís press briefing?
Hot Air ^ | 4:01 pm on August 5, 2013 | by Allahpundit

Posted on 08/05/2013 10:46:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

There was no briefing on Friday so this was the first chance to press him on CNN’s scoop. Ace says he watched most of it and didn’t hear a peep about it. When he tweeted at Ed Henry of Fox to ask what’s up, Henry tweeted back — well, go look. Consider this a bleg: Did anyone watch, start to finish, and can confirm or deny that it’s true? Even with the big terror alert preoccupying the media, it’s unfathomable that they wouldn’t pick up a story pushed by a major cable news net that kinda sorta hinted the CIA might have been shipping SAMs to Syrian jihadis under the radar and that the CIA is now trying to intimidate would-be leakers into silence. Especially when Carney dismissed this as a phony scandal as recently as last week.

If it is true, does this explain why?

Some CNN reporters are reportedly fearful now that their access to the White House will be hampered following their probing into a story that members of the Obama administration would prefer remain uninvestigated.

“Access is a very serious consideration when it comes to stories that could adversely impact a show, correspondent, or network’s relationship with the administration, a campaign, or any political leader,” one source with insider information told Mediaite.

“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,” the source, who did not wish to be identified, continued. “It’s the name of the game. And it’s bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way.”

I tweeted this out before posting in hopes that someone would correct me/Ace.

...what I got back:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bemghazi; benghazi; cia; democrats; jaycarney; obama; scandals

1 posted on 08/05/2013 10:46:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Its pretty amazing but not surprising


2 posted on 08/05/2013 10:47:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

hussein gets a pass on everything; but let a republican do the same things and he’d be scr*wed six ways from Sunday.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 10:53:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nobody watched CNN so they all missed the bombshell...


4 posted on 08/05/2013 10:54:59 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

Scoops used to payoff big and launch careers. Now smothering scoops pays off big and launches careers.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 10:58:27 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No point in asking unless you want to hear more BS!


6 posted on 08/05/2013 11:03:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How many “bombshells” have there been since F&F”,,, a million? The media is still ignoring them and bammer is still laughing. The word ‘bombshell’ is way overused. A bombshell is only effective if it does damage. bammer doesn’t even have a scratch.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 11:22:02 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Batman slaps robin over Benghazi

Obama benghazi 3 a.m. Obama benghazi las vegas dereliction of duty Obama on Benghazi: Bumps in the road

Hillary: "Not now Ambassador Stevens" Hillary Clinton: What difference does it make

Now the Ice Queen is ready...

Hillary Ready

8 posted on 08/06/2013 12:05:07 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As much as I get tired of Glenn Beck sometimes, I have to hand it to him this time because he was on this story about arms shipments as soon as the Bengazi story came to light in the Conservative media circles.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 12:07:27 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A little off topic...

Does anybody else remember the story that the WH put out about the Libyan security forces rescuing/recovering Ambassador Stevens body and taking him to the hospital? This was put out immediately after the attack and mentioned frequently along with the cause of the attack being the you tube video.

There was never an explanation of the photos showing the terrorists dragging his body through the streets.

Is this something that the Republicans have been looking into? I haven’t heard it mentioned at all.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 12:19:17 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What is the value of “access” if it means you don’t get to do your job? What perks are they being bribed with that are so valuable?


11 posted on 08/06/2013 2:15:12 AM PDT by motor_racer (Who will bell the cat?)
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To: submarinerswife

Does anybody else remember the story that the WH put out about the Libyan security forces rescuing/recovering Ambassador Stevens body and taking him to the hospital?
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I have to admit that if any of these so called political ‘leaders’ speak I either change the channel and on the car radio turn the volume down so I have to rely on ‘others’, (RL, here etc) for my political ‘news’.

I seem to recall that HRC had said the Libyans ‘gently carried’ him to the hospital and even thought BO had basically said the same.

Could have been a parody but not many people I ‘listen to’ would have been in a joking mood in the days that followed the event caused by a video....

About that bridge I have for sale in Brooklyn,.......


12 posted on 08/06/2013 2:53:38 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Access is a two way street! The main media when finding themselves blocked out can simply state...okay be like that but don’t count on us to be there when you need to access us when you want to get you policy points in front of the American people!


13 posted on 08/06/2013 3:10:48 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: null and void
This less a bombshell than an IED that has been 'roadside' since Benghazi. (Was reported 'early on'; but 'sat there' waiting to be picked up.)

Meantime; it appears and/or 'so reported'; that Boehner stifling investigation/commentary - per his own approval of these weapon transfers. (And if so/ he did this 'why'?) Time to just 'ask John'.. .but eye must be kept on Beghazi; and the immediate 'players' who made the decision to cover their tracks; from the beginning. Truth/Justice. . .must prevail.

Meantime; it appears Obama now- for all intents/purposes - has his 'own' Washington Newspaper; whose reporters will no doubt; keep this story up front and 'Obama personal'.

And now; back to Fox News. . .

14 posted on 08/06/2013 3:49:02 AM PDT by cricket
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,”

Wonder if an agency or reporter will ever have the cajones to bring a First Amendment suit against the one for impeding the free press?

15 posted on 08/06/2013 3:56:34 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative
Perhaps to get Carney to answer a question, the “question” being asked needs to begin with this, “Without deflecting my question will all your bullsh!t, etc., etc.”

Think he'd give you an answer? Probably not.

16 posted on 08/06/2013 5:03:48 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“What difference does it make”?


17 posted on 08/06/2013 5:17:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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None until we can regain some power over these situations.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 7:10:37 AM PDT by X-spurt (Ready for the CRUZ missle.)
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To: Bon mots

Well done!


19 posted on 08/06/2013 11:54:33 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Some CNN reporters are reportedly fearful now that their access to the White House...

The fact that the "media" has put a significant area of inquiry off limits so they won't "lose access" means that they have already lost access.

They are useless.

20 posted on 08/06/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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