Jay Carney clashes with Jon Karl: That Benghazi e-mail from Ben Rhodes wasn’t about Benghazi

posted at 3:21 pm on April 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

Not the first time the White House has tried to spin itself out of a political jam on Benghazi by very finely parsing a particular choice of words. The day after the attack, Obama said vaguely in the Rose Garden that “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation;” after that, however, he studiously refused to describe Benghazi as a terrorist attack. Then, later, having taken some heat for that, he insisted that he’d been calling it terrorism all along, pointing back to his Rose Garden statement as proof. WaPo’s fact-checker slapped him with four Pinocchios for that.

Now here’s Carney insisting that the Ben Rhodes email that lit up conservative media yesterday, which listed as one of the White House’s goals before Susan Rice’s Sunday show appearances “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy,” didn’t necessarily mean Benghazi — even though the whole reason Rice was booked was because a U.S. ambassador had just been killed in the American consulate there. It’s basically his version of “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” Is it working?

Q: Jay, I guess you’re aware that Judicial Watch obtained an email from Ben Rhodes to staff members about the Benghazi attack.

MR. CARNEY: That’s incorrect, but go ahead.

Q: Oh, OK.

MR. CARNEY: The email and the talking points were not about Benghazi. They were about the general situation in the Muslim world, where you saw, as you may recall, protests…

That exchange isn’t in the clip below (it happened a few minutes earlier in the briefing) but you’ll see Carney reiterate the point. In other words, he wants you to think that Rhodes’s e-mail wasn’t about spinning the gigantic foreign-policy crisis foisted on the White House by the Benghazi attack but rather the much smaller crisis of Islamists gathering near the U.S. embassies on the anniversary of 9/11 to protest the Mohammed movie. It’s ludicrous on its face. If he’s desperate to spin the Rhodes e-mail, I wonder, why didn’t he follow the timeline a la Dave Weigel and argue that Rhodes himself was merely reacting to the first draft of the CIA talking points issued earlier that same day? The White House’s goal all along in this mess over the video has been to keep it safely quarantined outside their own building, a product of honest error by U.S. intelligence, not scapegoating directed from political agents in Obama’s inner circle. Carney could have made that move here; instead, he decided to try arguing that somehow the entire public’s confused about the plain import of Rhodes’s e-mail, to spin the Benghazi attack. Baffling.

Another question from Karl: Why wasn’t Rhodes’s e-mail released before yesterday? It … does seem germane to the House’s investigation of Benghazi.

If there’s no smoking gun and they’re eager to put Benghazi behind them, everything should have been disgorged to House investigators ASAP. Instead, this. What conclusion should be drawn?


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The fact remains no one is asking why our ambassador was in Benghazi in the first place. We’ve established the lie was for political expediency.

DanMan on April 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

He was part of “Operation Petraeus” which along with Turkey was running guns to al Nusra and freinds in Syria.

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Are they going to admit that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was raped and dragged naked and dead through the streets of Benghazi by AlQueda whilst Obama got his beauty sleep?

No Justice, no Peace Obama…. You’re DONE.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Don’t you remember what Killary said about that September 12th 2012? Libyans and Americans stood side-by-side defending the consulate. Libyans rushed Christopher Stevens to a hospital where he died. Libyans were deeply upset because they loved Stevens so much.

Are you suggesting she lied?

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

They need a lie detector attached to the podium, every time he lies it causes him to smirk, hey it’s working.

Sven on April 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

He was part of “Operation Petraeus” which along with Turkey was running guns to al Nusra and friends in Syria.

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Correct, for one reason.

The second reason, after the meeting, he retreated to the bedroom…payback for helping kill Qaddafi, because the latter wanted to get rid of the US dollar for oil trades. The local thugs who’d killed him sent a bunch of local boys to the ambassador.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

The press corps (as much as I dislike the lot of them) should get hazardous duty pay for attending briefings with Carney. It is hazardous to their sanity to have to pretend to be civil to someone who so blatantly lie about everything.

TimsTruth on April 30, 2014 at 3:34 PM

At least HazMat gear. I don’t think waders are sufficient when the BS is getting piled that high.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

And I bet Holder blackmailed Patreus into silence/early retirement. After he said Hillary was a great SOS, I knew they had something big on him. Gates was the only one with a modicum of integrity.

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 4:04 PM

It would appear that Obama, Clinton and Petreus are all war criminals, assisting in murdering Christians in Syria with at the minimum their depraved indifference, and Boehner is helping to cover up for them [LINK]

“It has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004.

In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus Operation). The purpose of the operation, carried out by the CIA and Great Britain’s MI6, was to move weapons from Libya into Syria, using back channel ‘rat lines’.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who’d recently met with the House Intelligence Committee just days prior to this death, met with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin within two hours of the attack.

Last year, after outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified in front of a Senate Committee about Benghazi, Boehner appeared on a radio show one day later and admitted to having knowledge about weapons being shipped to Turkey:

If Boehner had classified information about weapons being shipped to Syria from Libya, via Turkey as far back as January of last year, how long before that did he know about it? Despite a majority of House Republicans (185 – 38) who are calling for a Select Committee to investigate what happened in Benghazi, Boehner continues to refuse to appoint one. It stands to reason that if Boehner knew what was going on in Benghazi prior to the attacks, he wouldn’t want the truth about Benghazi to come out now….

If the U.S. presence in Benghazi was about arming Syrian jihadists through Turkey, countless innocent Christian lives have been ended as a result. Any member of Congress who knew that before the September 11th attacks in Benghazi has blood on his hands and any member of Congress who continues to remain silent about it is complicit in war crimes [the war crimes of Obama, Clinton and Petraeus].”

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

YOU LIE.

Good Lt on April 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM

The good Libyans stopped to take selfies of the ambassador as they dragged him to the hospital by his heels to keep blood in flowing to his brain, and who doesn’t take a selfie during a medical emergency?

Have you rubes even heard of social media?

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

There is nobody {past or present} in this entire administration knows what it’s like to tell the truth! Not one.

De Oppresso Liber on April 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Jay Carney is determined to win the Baghdad Bob Award for Idiocy even if it kills him, dammit!

ricoliv on April 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I mean you guys did read the excerpt of that email specifically titled “Benghazi”, right?
 
And you noticed that there was not one reference to a video in that section, right?
 
I mean, you read it, right?
 
everdisodumb on April 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM

 
You know, I’m always, always genuinely amazed at how dishonest the evangelistic Obama supporters will be just to try and protect the queen.
 
Here’s a screengrab of the page he’s referencing:
 
http://imgur.com/xr2VKOK
 
Go ahead and tell us why they just randomly mention “YOUTUBE” on that same page, everdiso.

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

The better question is how many on the left don’t buy it but simply don’t care because they built their boy up too much to tear him down.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Here’s one (found in Karls twitter feed)

KingsCupRun27 ‏@KingsCupRun27 2h
@jonkarl @PressSec @rhodes44 Again, the only ppl who care (aside from the families) are u bubble pundits, the RW media and RWNJs. #goaway
Details

Who cares aka What difference does it make.

MontanaMmmm on April 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

That makes perfect sense. I can’t imagine all the crimes that have been committed under this administration and since the DEMS took back Congress in 2007. Not saying the GOP is perfect, but this lawless, anti-american exceptionalism bunch has been extraordinarily bad for our Nation.

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Shine the spotlight on these incestuous worms in the WH-Media complex.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/376885/truth-drips-out-victor-davis-hanson

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

And I agree with your assessment of Boehner, VorDaj, he needs to go!

DebraChicago on April 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

MontanaMmmm on April 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Question answered even though one of their own was destroyed in the attack.

They’re soulless creepy thugs, all of them.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

rogerb on April 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Well, everdumb’s obvious reply will be that the YOUTUBE section wasn’t in the BENGHAZI section. Therefore, Carney can’t be lying.

It’s so obvious.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Jay Carney – RULE #1 – say something often enough and it becomes truth

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Carney’s answer: “This document was not about Benghazi.”

Let’s all cut Jay some slack here. There is a small city in southeastern Washington state named Walla Walla. The city they liked so well they named it twice. And I have been told that Walla Walla is actually Fugawee Indian (an Indian tribe Johny Carson used to talk about) for Benghazi Benghazi, so all these emails could have actually been about Walla Walla, Washington.

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

The fact remains no one is asking why our ambassador was in Benghazi in the first place. We’ve established the lie was for political expediency.

DanMan on April 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

He was part of “Operation Petraeus” which along with Turkey was running guns to al Nusra and friends in Syria.

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Yes, which was not approved by Congress and thus way too close to President Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contras scandal, and therefore has to be covered up.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Question answered even though one of their own was destroyed in the attack.

They’re soulless creepy thugs, all of them.

Bishop on April 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Which leads me to ask: Has anyone else taken the Libyan ambassador post since the attack?

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Carney should be running the sales and marketing at GM!

tomshup on April 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Perfect spokesman for Isuzu.

de rigueur on April 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

The important part is that the perpetrators of the Benghazi attack have been brought to justice…oh, wait.

magicbeans on April 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Has anyone ever seen Jay Carney and Joesph Goebbels at the same time?

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

So, Jay, if it wasn’t about Benghazi, are you then saying that a single video that almost no one had ever WATCHED is the cause of all the troubles in the Middle East post-Arab Spring? Because that is where you wind up trying to generalize the email: it goes from trying to cover up the assassination of an Ambassador, an act of war, and tries to have it cover the failures of all the policies the President has tried.

And you know something, Jay?

That is just plain nuts. If a 3 oz. bag of mixed nuts is your standard insane asylum, then you are in the jumbo, extra-sized ten ton container of them. Chock full o’ nuts doesn’t even begin to describe it.

ajacksonian on April 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

“No, no! He was referring to Ben G. Hazi. His space bar has been sticking lately.”

rightside on April 30, 2014 at 3:26 PM

“Ben, you talking about Ben? Haven’t seen him in years, but when I see him, I will mention that you were looking for him.”

right2bright on April 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM

If it’s true what they say about laughter adding a few minutes to your life, you guys have given me at least five more years.

ricoliv on April 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

And the State Run Media will sit on this or take the offensive and explain it as harmless…all WH’s spin….

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

What conclusion should be drawn?

My version of the conclusion.

Bmore on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Lying, slimy little worm.

rplat on April 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Politicos: “Oh my gosh! Their liars!!!”

Average American: “Who is getting voted off American Idol tonight?”

portlandon on April 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

IDOL is so yesterday….

“Naked and Afraid” is the new rage baby!!!!!

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

How much is Jay getting paid? It isn’t enough.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Why only Jonathan Karl…?

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 4:47 PM

everdiso on April 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Might want to have those swollen red lips looked at. Oh…that’s right….you aren’t covered under 0Care cause you’re not a US citizen.

Bmore on April 30, 2014 at 4:47 PM

They will do an Attkisson on Karl…hey, Jonathan check your laptop.

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Has anyone ever asked Carney why Rice was sent out to give interviews instead of someone at State?

hopeful on April 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

The way this White House works, you can bet there is more critical e-mail that hasn’t been released yet. I’m really surprised that Carney has allowed his integrity to become so tarnished working for this administration. Hell, his wife wouldn’t even go on O’Reilly last night to pitch her book, which shows you where both their heads are.

If Carney is so willing to sacrifice his integrity, why shouldn’t we believe the whole Washington Press Corps isn’t in the same boat with him. I’ll be interested to see how the MSM plays this. If the question and the answer aren’t front page/lead story in the MSM, they’re still in cover-up mode.

bflat879 on April 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Why was the email redacted when sent to Congress investigators..?

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

The little prick (Carney) got his wittle panties in a wad there, didn’t he? How dare those mean ol’ media asking anything other than a softball question…. :)

Bob Davis on April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Rep. Joe Wilson understated the reality of this presidency.

kingsjester on April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

We still have no answer to what Obama was doing all night, and who ordered the military to stand down.

birdwatcher on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

This is the same freak that decorates his home with USSR propaganda posters, correct?

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/12/jay-carneys-gourmet-kitchen-is-filled-with-communist-propaganda/

Do these modern Leftists even know that Communism killed more people than the Nazis? Maybe they just don’t care.

visions on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual. – Thomas Jefferson

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

So the email they have now released because of a FOIA request for a Benghazi-related memos was not released before because it was not related to Benghazi. Got it.

Knott Buyinit on April 30, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Boehner in a whiny voice: It’s just too hard to set up a Select Committee on Benghazi. Don’t make me do it……..

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Who you gonna believe — Carney, or your lying eyes?

AZCoyote on April 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

The pace to OPEN Tyranny quickens.

Will enough people care?

Attacks on the 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, lies by the Lynch Mob media that take your breath away, every where you look Amnesty and open borders being hailed, and yet republican voters keep re-electing the same is people that are doing it to them?

And Carney having a whittle bitty tough bit of questions is worthy of our concern about him or his feelings?

Benghazi never happened folks. No one cares.

PappyD61 on April 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

So Carney tops a lie with another lie. Enough is enough. I wish this whole crowd was gone. And if its supporters want to defend its lies, by all means, go right ahead. And be complicit in a lie.

oldennis on April 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

This is just reprehensible. Some real journalist should make Carney retract this blatant lie.

oldennis on April 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Hey, Hillary. What difference does it make? That you’re a blatant liar makes a big difference.

oldennis on April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Press Corps to Carney. “What happened, why do you lie to us so much?” Carneeeey: “Well, it’s you guys who screwed up, you trusted me”

Goodie on April 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

So comforting to know we were getting such honest, unbiased reporting from Carney all those year before he joined the White House propaganda machine.

BushyGreen on April 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Ambassador Stevens was RAPED before he was killed and dragged through the streets of Benghazi

Obama is the champion of gay rights?

Yeah, right.

This poor man was raped before he died and was dragged through the streets to cheering AlQ militants. My God.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 5:44 PM

What difference does it make? – Hillary

lorien1973 on April 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I don’t know how Hillary sleeps at night with all the blood on her hands.

lea on April 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I don’t know how Hillary sleeps at night with all the blood on her hands.

lea on April 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

A BAC >0.20

Murphy9 on April 30, 2014 at 5:57 PM

What conclusion should be drawn?

That they’re a bunch of despicable liars, that’s what. But we all knew that before this came out. What a legacy to leave, being the biggest bunch of liars we’ve ever had in office.

scalleywag on April 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Everdiso is Jay Carney. How embarrassing.

CW on April 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

New here, so posting gingerly.

The VorDaj comments are interesting.

So many questions about this event ( tragedy) bother me – but, one more than most : I recall reading that, in addition to the dead, there were in the neighborhood of 30 wounded. Have never seen or heard a word about them. How can that be?

spinwedge60 on April 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Everdiso is Jay Carney. How embarrassing.

CW on April 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Ha! I usually ignore him, but I will call him Jay if I ever respond to him.

22044 on April 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

And in the entire video clip neither the reporter nor Carney mentioned the names “Obama” or “Hillary” and their role in the lies and coverup….

albill on April 30, 2014 at 6:11 PM

So many questions about this event ( tragedy) bother me – but, one more than most : I recall reading that, in addition to the dead, there were in the neighborhood of 30 wounded. Have never seen or heard a word about them. How can that be?

spinwedge60 on April 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Good question. I think they were advised not to talk to congress or the press.

Benghazi Survivors Given NDAs at CIA Memorial Service for Woods, Doherty

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

on’t you remember what Killary said about that September 12th 2012? Libyans and Americans stood side-by-side defending the consulate. Libyans rushed Christopher Stevens to a hospital where he died. Libyans were deeply upset because they loved Stevens so much.

Are you suggesting she lied?

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

She was “tired” and she “mis-spoke”

/Candy CowLey, CNN crack reporter

I think the WAY Christopher Stevens died should be reported. I don’t know if he was gay or not, but his body was killed, raped ( or vice versa ) and dragged through the streets of Benghazi as some sort of prize. He was a good and decent man. He deserves more respect than this from the Obama Administration, which purports itself to be a champion of gay rights.

Christopher Stevens was somebody’s son. He deserved more.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

At least Bagdad Bob was entertaining. The Carney? Not so much.

Serious question: Do you guys think Jay believes he is doing a good job?

I don’t recall ever seeing him doze off, so he must be sleeping at night. How is that possible?

JusDreamin on April 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

So many questions about this event ( tragedy) bother me – but, one more than most : I recall reading that, in addition to the dead, there were in the neighborhood of 30 wounded. Have never seen or heard a word about them. How can that be?

spinwedge60 on April 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Those were our SEALS who were silenced. Pay careful attention to the date

Obama is an asshole.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Big Lie Explodes In Liars Hand.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

I mean you guys did read the excerpt of that email specifically titled “Benghazi”, right?

And you noticed that there was not one reference to a video in that section, right?

I mean, you read it, right?

everdiso on April 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Maybe you should read the e-mail from this post, which was part of the ones released.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/29/newly-released-wh-email-shows-rice-talking-points-on-benghazi-politically-motivated/

Barred on April 30, 2014 at 6:21 PM

This is the same freak that decorates his home with USSR propaganda posters, correct?

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/12/jay-carneys-gourmet-kitchen-is-filled-with-communist-propaganda/

Do these modern Leftists even know that Communism killed more people than the Nazis? Maybe they just don’t care.

visions on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Maybe that is the allure for “modern leftists”. There are just too many people, right? AGW and all. The stinking masses.

Just think of all the wilderness areas that could be, if only someone had the cajones……

Hey, eugenicists can dream, cant they?

popup on April 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM

I don’t know how Hillary sleeps at night with all the blood on her hands.

lea on April 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

My guess is that someday she turns into Lady Macbeth and goes crazy. Because the Benghazi attack wasn’t the first rodeo for the fat pig. The Clintons have had a remarkably large number of colleagues die conveniently just before they were going to become a political liability.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Anyone seeing this on the State Run Media outlets…where’s Boehner’s statement?

d1carter on April 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM

My guess is that someday she turns into Lady Macbeth and goes crazy. Because the Benghazi attack wasn’t the first rodeo for the fat pig. The Clintons have had a remarkably large number of colleagues die conveniently just before they were going to become a political liability.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Someday? That makes it sound like it hasn’t already gone ’round the bend.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Mark Levin has just quoted from a second Benghazi email showing coordination between the WH and the AP. The MSM is up to its eyeballs in this cover up. Levin said if they will cover up for Benghazi they are also involved in Fast n Furious, IRS, NSA etc. the mainstream media is the enemy every bit as much as any lying politician.

neyney on April 30, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Sen. Graham was really upset on Special Report tonight. He is seriously emotional about this. I hope he sticks with it.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Killary can star in Orange is the New Black…

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM

He does sound like Baghdad Bob for reals.

Philly on April 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Mark Levin has just quoted from a second Benghazi email showing coordination between the WH and the AP. The MSM is up to its eyeballs in this cover up. Levin said if they will cover up for Benghazi they are also involved in Fast n Furious, IRS, NSA etc. the mainstream media is the enemy every bit as much as any lying politician.

neyney on April 30, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Yep.

A lot of the folks running these legacy media companies are either related to Obama Administration staff or in bed with em’

Tear the whole corrupt apparatus down and throw these traitorous scum down a pit.

IMPEACH Obama

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I will give this to Jon Karl…he has incredible restraint.

…Because if a man, who is obviously lacking in character to the depth Carney (or anyone in this administration,for that matter) is, would stand in front of a roomful of people, and tell me smugly that I was wrong, when I had written evidence in my hand to the contrary, de-facto calling me a liar…

…I’d have to insist we finish the discussion outside.

How the Press, which is supposedly the last line of defense against such behavior, can sit there and be not only placid, but complicit…is unfathomable to me.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM

I think the WAY Christopher Stevens died should be reported. I don’t know if he was gay or not, but his body was killed, raped ( or vice versa ) and dragged through the streets of Benghazi as some sort of prize. He was a good and decent man. He deserves more respect than this from the Obama Administration, which purports itself to be a champion of gay rights.

Christopher Stevens was somebody’s son. He deserved more.

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

What kind of savage rapes and defiles a corpse?

They did that to Kaddaffi too when they cornered him.

That’s some sick chit.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 7:08 PM

How the Press, which is supposedly the last line of defense against such behavior, can sit there and be not only placid, but complicit…is unfathomable to me.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Many of them have no integrity…they don’t want to make the wrong kind of waves….want to keep their paychecks coming.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 7:10 PM

The WH press room, the heath upon which the Weird Sisters meet, where lies are stirred into truth. All hail the Thane of Kenya!

texacalirose on April 30, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Happy Nomad! I just read your comment about she who would smash in a baby’s brains. ; o)

texacalirose on April 30, 2014 at 7:19 PM

How the Press, which is supposedly the last line of defense against such behavior, can sit there and be not only placid, but complicit…is unfathomable to me.

a5minmajor on April 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Many of them have no integrity…they don’t want to make the wrong kind of waves….want to keep their paychecks coming.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Even after a few more years of this, Carney will be welcomed back into the old liberal media to some big job that will be created just for him. In prog-world, arrogant lying and covering up for Barry is rewarded.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2014 at 7:22 PM

the Press is Criminally Liable in this case,
and for the Progressive Movement..
and this WH benefits from it daily..

there is no accountability for them…so they lie..
the old grey lady should have been in the glue factory years ago..

going2mars on April 30, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I wonder, why didn’t he follow the timeline a la Dave Weigel and argue that Rhodes himself was merely reacting to the first draft of the CIA talking points issued earlier that same day?

Because the CIA talking points never mentioned an internet video in any drafts. Morrell testified that he was shocked to see Rice talking about the video as no one at the CIA had said or knew anything about it.

rcpjr on April 30, 2014 at 7:25 PM

How does any democrat sleep at night? They have made it easy to let innocent folks hang out to dry and die. They have practiced with 50 plus million instances where they allowed innocence to be crushed in the womb. They whine and complain about guns and the violence when human lives are snuffed out with rapidity all over this country and democrats exort other countries to get involved in the genocide of abortion. They don’t care and their hearts are dark and they are blind to the sanctity of life. Those 4 brave souls in Benghazi were sacrificed for the greater good of barrack obama, hillary and the democrats in much the same way as they sacrifice blacks to the plantation of welfare and babies to the alter of their convenience pimping for votes and power. Molock is the head of the democrat party and there is plenty of blood on the hands of the politicians involved.

crosshugger on April 30, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Unfortunately, out of four dead, only one is interested in any kind of explanation.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Key West Reader on April 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Unfortunately, out of four dead, only one mom is interested in any kind of explanation.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 7:38 PM

And America says “meh”.

I hate what this administration has done to our country.

KMC1 on April 30, 2014 at 7:41 PM

What a weasel and a liar..just like his boss

sadsushi on April 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

We still have no answer to what Obama was doing all night, and who ordered the military to stand down.

birdwatcher on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Yes we do. Obama went up to bed because he had an early flight out to do a fund raiser. No one has ever mentioned reporting to the President once he went back to the residence. They may try to cover that up but, as of now, I’ve seen nothing that says Obama was involved in this until he was on Air Force One.

bflat879 on April 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

The E mail in question was received as part of requested Benghazi documents.

Then Carney says it has nothing do with……..Benghazi.

Wow. This is unraveling fast for the white house.

Winston99 on April 30, 2014 at 7:57 PM

This whole brouhaha today is kind of amusing, since nobody in his right mind believed that whole cover story anyway. It was just the press who insisted on a “smoking gun.” The whole pack should be impeached for allowing the deaths of our personnel at the embassy, but politics assures that won’t happen.

flataffect on April 30, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hey fuzzface, I mean con-man….

Why does your boss get bent out of shape when a torturer, rapist and murderer takes 45 minutes to die when your boss partying in Vega$ and Killary goofing off left 4 innocent Americans waiting to die for four hours or more hoping the lazy Kenyan pharaoh and Bill’s doormat actually might bother to rescue them?

viking01 on April 30, 2014 at 8:13 PM

The E mail in question was received as part of requested Benghazi documents.

For the ‘most open and transparent Administration ever’, led by one of the smartest and most talented individuals who has ever occupied the WH, it lies with all the ability, intelligence, and capability of toddler who was just caught doing something they weren’t supposed to do.

The fecklessness, petulance, narcissism, and mendacity of this President and Administration is nothing new. We’re at the point where everything said, including the and’s and the the’s, are little more than lies in the name of political expediency, arrogance, and contempt towards the American people. More shouldn’t shock us.

Nor should be we shocked by the intellectual and ethical malfeasance of far too many of the media who have forgotten their duty towards the American people. Their elite callousness has existed for too long.

But with all of this, let’s not ignore the other major facilitator towards furthering the lies, misrepresentations, and obfuscation – and that is the GOP Congressional Leadership.

20 months after 4 were murdered in a terror attack, we still do not have a Select Committee aggressively investigating this, or the other substantial Administration scandals, lies, and failures. They got this same email several weeks ago – redacted to the point it was useless – because this Administration doesn’t believe its accountable to anyone, particularly Congress or the American people.

The Administration has skated far too long because of the feckless GOP Congressional Leadership refusing to do its job because it a) fears the media, and b) prefers to go along to get along.

Athos on April 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

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Murphy9 on April 30, 2014 at 8:27 PM

“<strongSen. Graham was really upset on Special Report tonight. He is seriously emotional about this. I hope he sticks with it.

Senator Graham is up for re-election so what he said on Special Report needs to be put in perspective. I believe Senator Graham knew about this a long time ago and he should have been putting up a stink when he first saw Susan Rice on the Sunday Talk Shows.

bflat879 on April 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I wouldn’t have cared what Obama had said about Benghazi if he had only tried to help our guys out of that murderous jam…even if we had failed to save them..if we had at least tried I could accept whatever happened.

gracie on April 30, 2014 at 8:54 PM

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