Video: “The Daily Show” on the White House’s Libya cover-up

posted at 4:41 pm on October 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Gotta take the bitter with the sweet here. On the one hand, the White House’s contradictions are treated essentially as a big miscommunication, with the smoking gun about how soon U.S. intel knew that it was a terror attack dispensed with in the last 20 seconds. On the other hand, the fact that they’re talking about this at all is commendable and noteworthy as evidence that the story’s broken out of the normal cable news/blogosphere partisan political box. If they’re willing to spend five minutes of airtime dissecting the White House’s feeble spin, maybe they’ll spend a few more tonight or tomorrow on that devastating letter that Issa sent today. Ed did a bang-up job covering it this morning, but if you haven’t read the letter itself yet, stop what you’re doing and read it now [PDF]. There’s no substitute for seeing the many warning signs ignored by State presented in sequence. The White House’s response:

“I’m not going to get into a situation under review by the State Department and the FBI,” Carney said…

Carney said that “embassy security is a matter that is in the purview of the State Department,” and noted that “Secretary Clinton instituted an accountability review that is underway as we speak” while the investigation of the attack itself is being conducted by the FBI.

As you’ll see in the clip, this isn’t the first time Carney’s said he can’t get into a matter that’s under investigation before getting right into it to push the administration line. (Also, is that second paragraph the first inkling of a “blame State, not the president” CYA strategy? I didn’t think we’d reached that point yet.) I’m less concerned about contradictions in the White House’s spin than I am in nailing down what they knew — or what they should have known — about conditions in the city before Stevens was killed. The dissembling is important and should be covered, of course, but it’s the intelligence and security failures that led to a body count here. The latest on that point from Time mag:

Among Libyan intelligence experts, however, the early statements out of Washington seemed confounding, since in their view a terrorist attack had seemed almost foretold–and disconnected from the protests against the YouTube video. “It had absolutely nothing to do with the ridiculous film about the Prophet,” [former Libyan rebel intel chief Rami al-]Obeidi told TIME. He says he had in fact been deeply concerned about a possible attack in Benghazi, where the revolution began last year. “Don’t forget, al-Qaeda had started to operate right from the beginning of the Revolution,” he says, speaking from Benghazi, where the revolution began early last year. “They have been in preparation mode and organized their ranks from the first week of March of 2011, and infiltrated many of the brigades.”…

As soon as the video hit the Internet, an al-Qaeda strike in Libya seemed possible, according to Noman Benotman, the former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which had been an al-Qaeda affiliate until breaking ranks with Osama Bin Laden in the 2000s. Speaking to TIME on Tuesday, Benotman says he told a Western terrorism expert — whom he did not name — that “if nothing happens by Sept. 13 we will be very lucky, but the next 48 hours there is a very high possibility.” Benotman, who now runs the anti-extremist organization Quilliam Foundation in London says that he and that expert have since “met and he said, ‘you were right.’”…

Obeidi has a simpler explanation for why the U.S. apparently missed the threat of an attack: “There was a massive intelligence failure on behalf of our American friends,” he says, adding: “However, I do believe that the Americans learn very fast from their mistakes.”

Not just a massive intelligence failure, but a massive security failure. If the compound had been heavily guarded, Chris Stevens might be alive notwithstanding the CIA’s failure to detect the impending attack. As it is, they left him with a security footprint so light you could barely see it — even though jihadism in Africa was a big enough concern that the White House had huddled months beforehand over how to stop it. Can’t wait to see how the spin will have evolved by the time of Issa’s hearings next week. In the meantime, expect plenty of strategic leaks by the administration to major papers reassuring the public that we’re going to kick the asses of whoever did this. Afghanistan v2.0?


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they lie on October 2, 2012 at 4:45 PM

18.57 seconds onload time. You could sign on to AOL faster in 1995.

oldroy on October 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Somebody tell me what Jon says. Can’t bear to watch his smug mug.

bluealice on October 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

“Secretary Clinton instituted an accountability review a coverup that is underway as we speak

FIFY, Jay.

they lie on October 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Gotta say, I hate these Jon Stewart pieces. I don’t want that lying sack of you-know-what’s endorsement on any issue. Nor Bill Maher’s. When we put them up like this, it makes us look like the unpopular kid at the dance standing next to the popular kid at the punchbowl and exchanging a sentence or two with him then heading back to our nerd table and saying, “I talked with the Popular Kid!”

MaxMBJ on October 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Bad news … Gallup has Obama up 6. Dang it. And I was feeling a sugar high from the other lying sack of you-know-what polls that came out this week.

Oh well, Gallup will switch to Likely Voter model later this week (I believe) and that’ll knock off 3 points or so.

MaxMBJ on October 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

It is sad testimony to the state of the U.S. media when we gauge a “breakthrough” by a segment on the Daily Show.

DrStock on October 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Also, is that second paragraph the first inkling of a “blame State, not the president” CYA strategy? I didn’t think we’d reached that point yet.)

My guess is that’s where this is headed. How pleased do you think Bill will be when Hillary gets thrown under the bus? What a reward for helping Obama at the convention!!!

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Weaker than the weakest weaksauce. Really, Jon? The best you could come up with was jokes about money machines and the Foo Fighters?

Hack.

MadisonConservative on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

meh. I’m more interested in the video DRUDGE is teasing us with.

Flora Duh on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Not just a massive intelligence failure, but a massive security failure. If the compound had been heavily guarded, Chris Stevens might be alive notwithstanding the CIA’s failure to detect the impending attack.

Unless… the attack was conducted with inside information. Not sure if this is public or not but a fairly reliable source I have has said the Benghazi visit was secret and only a handful of people would have known that the consular offices were occupied and that the Ambassador was even in Libya. Furthermore, the preplanned escape routes and the secret safe house both came under very heavy and very accurate mortar fire.

There is more to this story and it probably points to someone intimate with the Libyan leadership with divided loyalties.

lexhamfox on October 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Broken clock, twice a day, etc.

As for Drudge’s tape, what are the odds it’s Khalidi?

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

meh. I’m more interested in the video DRUDGE is teasing us with.

Flora Duh on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Me, too. Hannity on radio teased that he was airing a video tonight on Fox

DrStock on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Except for the fact that this dismal comedy series is the only ‘news’ source that some on the left, and even some on the right, are exposed to, I don’t care what John Stewart or any of his cohorts do or, and I use this word in the widest possible application, think.

thatsafactjack on October 2, 2012 at 4:55 PM

He can’t talk about something under investigation when everyone has been pulled out of Benghazi and there is no investigation. Talk about lucky!!

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Broken clock, twice a day, etc.

As for Drudge’s tape, what are the odds it’s Khalidi?

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

If it is,obama is done.Maybe. Depends if the LSM airs it, or if they blame on Buuuuuusssssshhhhhhh!

ConservativePartyNow on October 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

On the other hand, the fact that they’re talking about this at all is commendable and noteworthy as evidence that the story’s broken out of the normal cable news/blogosphere partisan political box

That is a sad little sentence.

How pathetic is it that we are at a point in this country where the mere mention of a major scandal and cover-up is “commendable”. UGH.

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Rush said today on his show that Amb. Stevens’ family (on facebook) are wondering why the investigation is going so slow. How about not at all?

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Would it be racist to say, “clown nose on”..?

d1carter on October 2, 2012 at 4:59 PM

ConservativePartyNow on October 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

If it is Khalidi, and the MFM embargoes it, it will go so viral that it will be the nail in that industry’s coffin, and SCOAMF’s chances.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Broken clock, twice a day, etc.

As for Drudge’s tape, what are the odds it’s Khalidi?

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Can’t be. Drudge is saying it’s a 6 year-old tape. Khalidi was 2003, I believe. If it’s an Obama tape as Hannity alleges, then that means it was shot before he officially announced his candidacy. I’m at a total loss as to what it could be. And for that matter, why it would harm him at this stage when so many other damning pieces of film that already surfaced have hardly dented his image.

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Dang. And, I’ve got church small group tonight. Oh wait…is that a fever I feel coming on?

kingsjester on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

“Secretary Clinton instituted an accountability review that is underway as we speak”

Yup, gonna pass the buck/blame to State on this one. Weird how F&F was low-level guys at DOJ, Solyndra was someone at DOE, and no one’s sure who’s fault it was that the Marines lost a Harrier squadron in Afghanistan because no one’s even asking THAT question. So:

What exactly does the White House do? Because it seems to me that they are surrounded by policy failures that never seem to cross the White House lawn. Obama is the calm little center of policy storms whos best features we’re suppose to focus on is noble intentions, not the complete clustfark of results.

And all I can do is be frustrated at the media for ignoring all of it. Palace Guard media indeed.

Meric1837 on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I can imagine Stewart’s audience, between obligatory snickers, wondering what the heck he’s talking about. “We were attacked? An ambassador was killed? Huh.”

Jeffster on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

“If you asked the Foo Fighters, they’d blame it on ‘Foo‘.

LOL–Love that Jon!

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Me, too. Hannity on radio teased that he was airing a video tonight on Fox

DrStock on October 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Hannity has done this before, and I remember being disappointed. I hope this is not over-hype.

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Can’t be. Drudge is saying it’s a 6 year-old tape. Khalidi was 2003, I believe. If it’s an Obama tape as Hannity alleges, then that means it was shot before he officially announced his candidacy. I’m at a total loss as to what it could be. And for that matter, why it would harm him at this stage when so many other damning pieces of film that already surfaced have hardly dented his image.

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Drudge is saying on Twitter that it will ignite charges of racism on both sides. I hope it’s an Obama tape – please let it be an Obama tape. My heart will break if it’s a Romney tape.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

This from Drudge:

@DRUDGE

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions!
2 Oct 12

@DRUDGE

Internal debate at news network about airing tape tonight, on eve of debate… MORE
2 Oct 12

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I’ll just bring this over here, FYI.

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

WTH, it’s been three weeks…the legacy media is America’s mortal enemy…

d1carter on October 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM

please let it be an Obama tape. My heart will break if it’s a Romney tape.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Would Hannity have a scoop on a Romney tape and would he be eager to show it if it is harmful?

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Yeah, it can’t be Khalidi. And he’s already committed at least a half dozen impeachable offenses with absolutely no consequences, at least as far as the media are concerned. Hopefully, the late, great Breitbart, along with the intertubes and talk radio have begun to take them down for good.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Hannity has done this before, and I remember being disappointed. I hope this is not over-hype.

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Yes, Hannity has done it before. Just speculating that Drudge might be referring to the same video as Hannity.

DrStock on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Fighting foo.

John the Libertarian on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

The fact anyone is making light of the First Black Preezy of the United Steezy at all is remarkable and basically signals that the love affair is over. President Obama doesn’t get his clips in until the very end, and they make him look like a completely clueless blithering idiot.

Credit where it’s due, I suppose.

BKennedy on October 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Drudge is saying on Twitter that it will ignite charges of racism on both sides. I hope it’s an Obama tape – please let it be an Obama tape. My heart will break if it’s a Romney tape.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

If it’s the same one Hannity is plugging, it’s most certainly an Obama tape. But, like Doughboy said earlier, nobody cared about the Rev Wright stuff or the other vids of him before, so I’m not sure why this would be any different.

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Would Hannity have a scoop on a Romney tape and would he be eager to show it if it is harmful?

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Hannity’s a pretty fair person. If it were anti-Mitt, I think he wouldn’t hide it, but would certainly try to defend Mitt from its implications, whatever they are. So far, every attack on Mitt has either failed or blown up in Axelrod’s face. And Mitt has been a political figure for at least a dozen years. They’e got nothing. Not that it would stop them, but they’ve got nothing.

Has to be on SCOAMF.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

meh. I’m more interested in the video DRUDGE is teasing us with.

Flora Duh on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Come on Matt, we need a Breitbart surrogate in these times…expose the cornhole on debate-eve…

hillsoftx on October 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

My heart will break if it’s a Romney tape.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Sounds like it is Romney from what MontanaMmmm posted. Mother Jones posted the last Romney tape.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Would Hannity have a scoop on a Romney tape and would he be eager to show it if it is harmful?

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

True – thanks. Got a little worried there for a second.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hmmm, it wouldn’t be the infamous “whitey” tapes would it?

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

MadisonConservative on October 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The money quote comes at the end, where he points out that a terrorist organization the administration wants the American people to believe in dead or dying is more functional and coordinated than said administration.

Sgt Steve on October 2, 2012 at 5:09 PM

OMG,Along with Allahpundit, I’m overcome with orgasmic breathlessness.
The inscrutable leader of common political wisdom actually mentioned the Libya cover-up fiasco.

If they’re willing to spend five minutes of airtime dissecting the White House’s feeble spin, maybe they’ll spend a few more tonight or tomorrow on that devastating letter that Issa sent today

.
Uh,yeah-he’ll spend the few minutes mugging while ripping on and Issa, Republicans and Romney and never hinting at the White House or his moonbat messiah’s culpability in it.
.
Say, let’s do a double header this evening and pimp up a Kos’ PPP poll!!

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I love Hannity’s politics but not much of a fan of the man himself because he seems rather shallow to me. Most of his “earth shattering” videos have turned out to be like Geraldo’s Al Capone vault.

Strike Twice on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sounds like it is Romney from what MontanaMmmm posted. Mother Jones posted the last Romney tape.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

No Drudge says NOT Mother Jones.

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions…

via Twitter.

hillsoftx on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

True – thanks. Got a little worried there for a second.

gophergirl on October 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Read in the comments at another section that Hannity said it is the Daily Caller that has the “scoop” and that Tucker is releasing it tonight.

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Obama spoke to the Sojourners in 2006. I wonder if it is from that speech?

kingsjester on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

No Drudge says NOT Mother Jones.

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Why mention Mother Jones at all unless its about Romney?

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

carney….what a putz….canned response

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

A Rev. Wright tape does us no good. That stuff has all been priced in.

MaxMBJ on October 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

hillsoftx on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

against mitt?

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Agree about Hannity. His heart is in the right place, but he is so much a broken record at times that I find him impossible to listen to. Also, I feel he keeps telling us how we should feel about something. Sean, leave that to the liberals. I don’t need it from someone on our side.

mpthompson on October 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

In my fantasy, it would be a tape of Obama as guest preacher at Rev. Wright’s church, repeating the racially charged pronouncements of liberation theology that Obama claimed to have never heard.

DrStock on October 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Why mention Mother Jones at all unless its about Romney?

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Because Mother Jones has been the one releasing anti-Romney tapes. Seems like a tell that it might hurt Obama, not the other way around.

Plus, if it’s the same thing the Daily Caller and Hannity have, why would they hype an anti-Romney vid?

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

If Hannity has the video Drudge is referring to and Fox News won’t air it I’m done with the network.

I’d guess it has something to do with Obama and Wright…

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

kingsjester on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

*cough* *sniffle*
it sounds like a chest cold

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

18.57 seconds onload time. You could sign on to AOL faster in 1995.

oldroy on October 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

I’ve noticed slow-load problems at many sites today, not just HA. Instapundit was down this am for a while.

slickwillie2001 on October 2, 2012 at 5:18 PM

If they’re willing to spend five minutes of airtime dissecting the White House’s feeble spin, maybe they’ll spend a few more tonight or tomorrow on that devastating letter that Issa sent today.

A devastating letter still makes no impact whatsoever on the blind deaf and delusional.

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for this to make any impact on 95% of the media or a majority of our fellow citizens.

There is a freight train headed for us. It’s been blaring its horn at us for years, but we seem to lack the national will to get out of the way before it hits us.

MessesWithTexas on October 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Who do you want it to be about?

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Can’t do it. I have to pick up Little Caesar’s and a friend, before I pick up my bride from work.

Oh, well. It will still be around when I get home.

I hope it’s something powerful.

kingsjester on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Because Mother Jones has been the one releasing anti-Romney tapes. Seems like a tell that it might hurt Obama, not the other way around.

That’s a point, but they usually try to keep it under wraps before airtime. It sounded to me as if they are indicating its a different tape than the one released by Mother Jones.

You could be right on this.

Plus, if it’s the same thing the Daily Caller and Hannity have, why would they hype an anti-Romney vid?

changer1701 on October 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Ratings.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Gotta say, I hate these Jon Stewart pieces. I don’t want that lying sack of you-know-what’s endorsement on any issue. Nor Bill Maher’s. When we put them up like this, it makes us look like the unpopular kid at the dance standing next to the popular kid at the punchbowl and exchanging a sentence or two with him then heading back to our nerd table and saying, “I talked with the Popular Kid!”

MaxMBJ on October 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I disagree. I have to say that Stewart takes on both sides on a fairly regular basis. While I think that he takes more glee from lampooning Republicans, he goes after the absurdities of Obama and the Dems with equal aplomb. I like the cut of his jib.

Fritz

Old Fritz on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

The tape is George admitting he has a little box on his mantle containing the frag shrapnel Kerry inserted in his own butt muscles.

Limerick on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

He makes Carney appear weaker than an eunuch.

Turns out that Hillary and Oama are equally incompetent and dangerous on teh 3:00a.m. call.

May both be destroyed by Egypt/Libya. It w/b the ultimate irony and Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Oh, I knew you guys would be talking about this- I’m feeling a little sick about it. I don’t know how one tape can cause problems for both sides, besides I REALLY don’t think Romney’s a racist, but I do think Obama is.

BettyRuth on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

No Drudge says NOT Mother Jones.

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Why mention Mother Jones at all unless its about Romney?

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Assuming he didn’t want people to think it was the 2 minutes that Motherjones cut out of the Romney video.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Who do you want it to be about?

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Given what we have seen from Wright and the Joe The Plumber video, I don’t think most Obama voters actually care. They know what he is which is why they vote for him. It can only hurt Romney so I hope its about Obama, but if it is it won’t matter.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Assuming he didn’t want people to think it was the 2 minutes that Motherjones cut out of the Romney video.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Winner!

JPeterman on October 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Curious tape dropping tonight. NOT from MOTHERJONES. Will cause controversy, ignite accusations of racism — in both directions…

via Twitter.

hillsoftx on October 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Maybe it’s Obama saying he hates black and white people. Unless they’re Muslim.

BettyRuth on October 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Assuming he didn’t want people to think it was the 2 minutes that Motherjones cut out of the Romney video.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

That makes sense.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

You know that Obama sycophants like Stewart, are never going to get to the bottom of anything that shines a truly negative light on the Marxist Messiah! But, like AllahP says, at least they’re talking about it.

For those following,How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hannity’s a pretty fair person.
Has to be on SCOAMF.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I would not expect Hannity to hide it. I just don’t think he would be so eager to unveil it if it were harmful to Romney.

Hannity just said it is a tape that the MSM “selectively edited”. Very curious. I do not like suspense!!!

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Interesting comments at Right Scoop all sorts of theories.

Drudge is a master at getting clicks.

MontanaMmmm on October 2, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Assuming he didn’t want people to think it was the 2 minutes that Motherjones cut out of the Romney video.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:21 PM

That makes sense.

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM

But, this tape is from 2007

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

kingsjester on October 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM

you won’t be alone…it’s bowling night, will have to catch up with everyone later as well….

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Sounds like the video is a Daily Caller scoop that will air on Hannity.

That’s what the plan looks like anyways.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM

But, this tape is from 2007

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Maybe he still put it out there to tell people its a different tape, rather than let them make incorrect assumptions? I mean how many people know the year the Mother Jones tape was shot?

sharrukin on October 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I did some searching and this link to tonight’s tape has just appeared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Well, Hannity seems more positive that he actually has this tape to show tonight. It is about Obama. Before he wasn’t sure he would have the tape.

BetseyRoss on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Hannity’s a pretty fair person.
Has to be on SCOAMF.

Rixon on October 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I would not expect Hannity to hide it. I just don’t think he would be so eager to unveil it if it were harmful to Romney.

Hannity just said it is a tape that the MSM “selectively edited”. Very curious. I do not like suspense!!!

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Maybe related to this, from March?
Breitbart Friend Reveals To Hannity: Obama Harvard Tapes Will Be Out ‘In A Week Or Two’

whatcat on October 2, 2012 at 5:31 PM

new thread folks

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hannity just said “a tape from then-Senator Obama”

MississippiMom on October 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I doubt Hannity would be plugging it if it were anti Mitt. Even for ratings. Unless it’s Mitt in blackface or some big game changer. I have to wonder if it is an Obama tape someone found. Breitbart’s revenge! If it does hurt Zero. Count on the MFM to totally ignore it.

Minnfidel on October 2, 2012 at 5:33 PM

@whatcat

According to Drudge the tape is 6 years old.
That would rule out Harvard days, not to mention this is apparently a Daily Caller scoop, not Breitbart.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

@whatcat

According to Drudge the tape is 6 years old.
That would rule out Harvard days, not to mention this is apparently a Daily Caller scoop, not Breitbart.

jaygatz33 on October 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Ah, good points.

whatcat on October 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Maybe it’s the long-rumored Moochie tape ranting about ‘whitey’.

slickwillie2001 on October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I did some searching and this link to tonight’s tape has just appeared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Thank you! Rough day. That hit the spot.

crash72 on October 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Obama has to say it wasn’t terrorism, he further proved his incompetence when he skipped town to go to Vegas.

obladioblada on October 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Since there’s a Drudge tape post up now, back to the article cited in this post:

“It had absolutely nothing to do with the ridiculous film about the Prophet,” [former Libyan rebel intel chief Rami al-]Obeidi told TIME. He says he had in fact been deeply concerned about a possible attack in Benghazi, where the revolution began last year…

Obeidi has a simpler explanation for why the U.S. apparently missed the threat of an attack: “There was a massive intelligence failure on behalf of our American friends,” he says, adding: “However, I do believe that the Americans learn very fast from their mistakes.”

This Obeidi is the same Captain Obeidi whose Libyan Shield Brigade helped the 8-man special operations squad (initially reported to be U.S. Marines) rescue the 37 diplomats and CIA operatives while under attack at the annex (the consulate “safe house”) and transport them to Benghazi airport for evacuation to Tripoli, as reported in one of the first accounts of that evacuation.

So Captain Obeidi is still around, still available to the media, and the press can’t ask him for a fuller account of what happened during that rescue and evacuation? It’s not like the FBI is ever going to get to the bottom of it.

de rigueur on October 2, 2012 at 5:58 PM

This administration is so incompetent, that lying is the only way they can look good.

GarandFan on October 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

i am glad stewart has noticed obama’s malfeasance.

and that he did a piece on it.

but – no one should be laughing.

and they were.

disgusting.

reliapundit on October 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Someone tell Jon that the next time he ‘goes after’ the Obama administration he should pretend it’s Bush. Else he looks like a water carrying partisan hack who had to be dragged to the story.

MechanicalBill on October 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM

…the economy…stimlus failure…fast and furious…Lybia…the middle east in general…bundlers and green energy loans…HIS budget voted down by his own party everytime…etc.etc.etc…and people think some tape will hurt JugEars?…get real!

KOOLAID2 on October 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Our pezdent is a bigger arsehole than Jon Stewart and that is just plain sad.

Then again our pezdent bobble head is just about the biggest arsehole alive today.

Sherman1864 on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Bush a couple days after 9/11: “They’ll be hearing from us shortly.”

Obama’s interference flacks: “an ongoing investigation”

Does anyone see the difference?

MarkT on October 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Must suck to be Carney? Let’s go back to the interview:

Interviewer: Jay, most of the time we will tell you to stand before the press and lie through your teeth to the American people. How do you feeeeel about that?

Jay: What is a lie? From what I have been taught truth is nothing more than a vague concept, which means lying is a means to an end. What’s the point of your question?

Interviewer: How soon can you start?

sdbatboy on October 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM