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Media discover Benghazi, notice Obama stonewalling
washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/2/2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 11/02/2012 7:41:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Well, it finally happened. The mainstream media have figured out that Benghazi is a big story and potentially a serious national security scandal. After weeks of silence, a plethora of mainstream media news stories have popped.

*snip*

CBS News reports: “CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG). ‘The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,’ a high-ranking government official told CBS News. ‘They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.’ ”

As conservative critics have pointed out for weeks, the White House cover story didn’t match the information held by intelligence agencies:

In the days after the assault, counterterrorism officials expressed dismay over what they interpreted as the Obama Administration’s unwillingness to acknowledge that the attack was terrorism; and their opinion that resources which could have helped were excluded.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazipress; cbs; coverup; jenniferrubin; libya; threatmatrix

1 posted on 11/02/2012 7:41:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Jihad ping...


2 posted on 11/02/2012 7:43:26 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: RoosterRedux

The Mainstream stupid media finally waking up?


3 posted on 11/02/2012 7:45:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: RoosterRedux
If SeeBS really is concerned, they'll devote the entire 60 Minutes episode to Benghazi.

It will take a big chunk of that time just to state all the different excuses the 0bama regime has tried to float for not doing a damn thing while they watched our people get slaughtered!

4 posted on 11/02/2012 7:46:00 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Tragically, I think the MSM feels like its dragged its feet on this just long enough to keep the real ugly facts from coming out until after next Tuesday. They can still remain “relevant” to the public, and help Obama get re-elected at the same time.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: RoosterRedux

CBS has been on this for a few days now. The tell will be when ABC/NBC/MSNBC report it.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Bitsy
Has anybody done a poll to see how many people think that this Benghazi is worse than water gate which it is? how many have even heard of Benghazi? I think hardly anybody knows and that is because of the media cover up. I don't think the media will cover this on the evening news. And if they even mention it they will spin it to cover for obama.
7 posted on 11/02/2012 7:55:20 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: All

The comments at source say much about the thinking (or lack thereof) of Libs. As usual, they recognize only those facts which support their POV.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 7:55:25 AM PDT 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
The ONE'S galactic MSM shield is sure to "soft peddle" the "news" (What? CBS has JUST learned...

RETARDS
9 posted on 11/02/2012 7:56:56 AM PDT by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: MNGal

Administration spin stories are appearing all over the place. The MSM prints the excuses to a story they never reported. That’s what happens when the media is nothing but PR crisis managers for Obama.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: RoosterRedux
The ONE'S galactic MSM shield is sure to "soft peddle" the "news" What? CBS has learned... YOU'RE ONE MONTH LATE...

...RETARDS !!
11 posted on 11/02/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: Bitsy
The Mainstream stupid media finally waking up?

No, they are not stupid. They are hedging their bets. Still propagandists, but this is so blatantly incompetent they are in an indefensible position.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 8:02:11 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: MNGal

I see this as a way to explain how the polls were so wrong. The polls showing Obama winning were accurate, but this “late breaking story” changed a lot of minds.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by birdsman (NAAWP)
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To: RoosterRedux

In Obama’s post “Arab Spring” - none dared call it “terrorism”. After all, Obama had “killed” Osama bin Laden, Obama had facilitated the “Arab Spring” - and, here they saw a chance to attack freedom of speech and deny the existence of terrorism in one incident. - Also, “muddling” is Hillary’s strong suit. She and Hussein are regular Bobbsey Twins.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:05:20 AM PDT by Twinkie (REMEMBER BENGHAZI !!!!)
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To: MNGal

I think you’re right. This is their last resort—feeble efforts far too late.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:07:05 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: RoosterRedux

My “cross-border authority” meme is picking up steam.

Here is the current Friday FR thread with the PJ Media essay I wrote for them today:

“The Smoking Gun of Benghazi? Only the president can grant cross-border authority.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953720/posts

The original PJ Media link:

http://pjmedia.com/blog/benghazis-smoking-gun-only-president-can-give-%e2%80%98cross-border-authority%e2%80%99/?singlepage=true

If you post a comment to the PJ Media thread, it might stay on their home page longer, and eventually be seen by a reporter who gives a damn about discovering the truth about Benghazi.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rurgan

And the state-run media complex has already been given the excuse they need to cover themselves, straight from the government they are protecting...”they didn’t have enough intelligence to take any action.”


17 posted on 11/02/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SC_Pete

re: The MSM prints the excuses to a story they never reported.

excellent point!


18 posted on 11/02/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Travis McGee

IIRC, there was a mention of CBA in the WaPo comments section as well.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 8:22:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Travis McGee

Greta just reported that Lindsey Graham has secured permission from the Tunisian government for the fbi to question the ‘suspect’ from 9/11 they are holding.
Herridge asks if the Tunisian government so swiftly acted on an intervention, nothing more than a letter, from a senator, why didn’t the justice departmemt or the whitehouse ask for access in the first place.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 8:33:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

but this is so blatantly incompetent they are in an indefensible position.

If anything good comes out of their reporting it is that they will lose creditability with a few more of their public. Sad that Americans had to die to prove once again the incompency of this administration and the corruption and bias of the mainstream media.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 8:56:40 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: MestaMachine
Thank God--and I mean that literally!--for Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin and Fox News.

Herridge and Griffin especially--they both deserve Pulitzers for their reporting, and so do Greta and Bret Baier for their bull-dog efforts to pull the rug out from under O and those "sicko"phants in his administration and the LSM who have used it to cover-up the truth about "Benghazigate"!

22 posted on 11/02/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: RoosterRedux

 

23 posted on 11/02/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Are you kidding? Hurricane Sandy is the big story - local paper hasn’t mentionned Benghazi since last Friday, and that was quoting the administration line.

I don’t watch television, and I don’t know what the papers are running outside of the NYC/NJ/Philadelphia .

It probably doesn’t matter much - what could make NJ swing Republican, for instance? More than Benghazi and foreign sex trips for our senator, that’s for sure.

But really people - for nearly all of us the storm damage will affect us two weeks tops - the election will take us four years and beyond.

Take your flashlight, hold your nose and vote for Romney.

Which is what I would say if I had a newspaper.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 9:11:15 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: MNGal

Agree.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Nevadan

Amazing, isn’t it? What part of Nevada you from?


26 posted on 11/02/2012 9:26:09 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: rurgan

how many have even heard of Benghazi?

Most won’t learn of Benghazi until after the election and only if the leftist idiots in the MSM decide to tell them.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: heartwood
Just have a look at Google news. Their lead story for the past week has been Sandy. All Sandy all the time. Today they took a break to report that the latest jobs report shows "Persistent Growth". Yah, right.

Maybe by Monday they may notice that there is an election coming.

28 posted on 11/02/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: Bitsy; RoosterRedux

NO, they are NOT waking up, they knew it all along the way, but swept it under the Soetoro’s “silence” rug!

They are now afraid to be left behind with rotten eggs on their faces!!

Because they see now that FOX is prying this criminal war case wide open with help of many whistle-blower officials and military outrage!!!


29 posted on 11/02/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: RoosterRedux

I think the media is covering this just in passing a milestone of sorts. They need some credibility and/or traction should a story break in the next three days, they’ll need to put out that fire. Can’t be seen as totally unaware.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 10:03:06 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: SC_Pete

Las Vegas


31 posted on 11/02/2012 10:44:16 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan

Searchlight is killing us.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:16 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Bitsy

No the media will not cover Benghazi. Probably only a few token Internet articles but not the massive coverage Benghazi would be getting if this were a Republican president( it would have been more than the Sandy coverage it would be on every 2 minutes on the news). Look at how much coverage the media gave Abu Gharib when one died there.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:44 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: rurgan
Benghazi would be getting if this were a Republican president( it would have been more than the Sandy coverage

You are right. People better start letting them know we know what biased, leftist elitists they are. When Romney becomes president it will be all out war on him. We better be prepared for the return volley.

34 posted on 11/02/2012 11:49:56 AM PDT by Bitsy
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