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A Random Act of Journalism: Chuck Todd Refutes White House Stance on Benghazi (Video)

posted at 4:54 pm on September 18, 2012 by

Via Breitbart, in what must be called a “random act”, this video has NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd stating the facts about what happened in Benghazi, Libya. Also included is Susan Rice, claiming “there was a significant number of security personnel”.

Once again, the liberal media got “way ahead” of this story by projecting a competent White House and State Department, when in fact, the ineptness of this serious breech in security for our Embassies, (on the anniversary of 9/11), clearly shows deadly leadership failures. Susan Rice should have been ashamed to go on the Sunday news shows perverting her “spontaneous” excuses in this travesty.

(Disclosure: I picked up/used the “random act of journalism” meme from a commenter at Breitbart by the name of Michael—credit where credit is due.)

Cross-posted at Rovin’s World

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The first I ever heard the phrase “random act of journalism” is from Rush Limbaugh.

Bitter Clinger on September 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I’m a bit surprised that F. C. T. would say anything that contradicts the WH story; hard though, I guess, to contradict an already contradictory story….
Depressing, but not surprising, I guess, that the media thinks the “47%” comment is a big deal, but finds this kind of deadly dereliction of duty not worth digging into….and it’s probably because of this that they decided to go with the 47% tape now….otherwise, declarations of “race over” might be running the other way

EastofEden on September 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Bitter Clinger on September 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yep. “Random act of journalism” was popularized by Rush.

It remains horrifying to think what life must be like right now for foreign service professionals and the State Department security arm. These derelictions of duty are huge morale-killers. The perception is that everything has gone loosey-goosey and unaccountable. I hope that’s not true.

J.E. Dyer on September 18, 2012 at 5:27 PM

A few comments.

1. “random act of journalism” is Rush’s phrase, for sure. He’s used it for years.

2. Why was Susan Rice, the UN Ambassadoress, involved in this at all? Hillary avoiding the limelight? The regime thought she might have more credibility than anyone else?

3. I propose that henceforth, FCT be referred to as “F Chuck Toad”. It’s the Alinsky way… personalize, isolate, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”, etc…. you know the drill. Actually, I think it’d be an interesting experiment for the whole right blogosphere to pick one volunteer from the LSM and focus on them for a while – and FCT is as good as any. Might actually shake up the rest of ’em if it has any effect.

4. Susan Collins? Really? OK, now I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of this. I forgot, is she on our side?

bofh on September 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Why do bloggers (and commenters) constantly lift Rush Limbaugh’s silly phrases?

Dante on September 19, 2012 at 8:08 AM