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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:05 AM

New Details Discredit Fox News Reports on Benghazi Attacks

Source: Think Progress

New Details Discredit Fox News Reports On Benghazi Attacks

By Hayes Brown on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

A slew of new reporting this morning debunks Fox News reports claiming that the Obama administration withheld assistance during the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. With these revelations, the combined conservative narrative as led by Fox News — that the Obama administration failed to respond adequately during the attack and that mainstream media has not covered Benghazi enough — is in further disarray.

The Los Angeles Times’ version of the CIA’s role focuses the most heavily on pushing back on Fox’s spin:

“At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could,” a senior intelligence official said in a statement. “There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support.”

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In fact, the official said, the military diverted a Predator drone from a reconnaissance mission in Darnah, 90 miles away, in time to oversee the mission’s evacuation. The two commandos, based at the embassy in Tripoli, joined the reinforcements. And a military transport plane flew the wounded Americans and Mr. Stevens’s body out of Libya.

The new reports also contain previously unreported details about the CIA’s role in Benghazi. President Obama and Secretary of Defense Panetta did order U.S. forces into the region, but the CIA was the first to respond to the attack, arriving on the scene in under half an hour.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/02/1128831/new-details-discredit-fox-news-benghazi/?mobile=nc

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Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #1
Cosmocat Nov 2012 #4
bongbong Nov 2012 #6
Cosmocat Nov 2012 #10
certainot Nov 2012 #23
Recursion Nov 2012 #2
treestar Nov 2012 #3
lolly Nov 2012 #11
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #7
joefree1 Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #9
EC Nov 2012 #12
progressoid Nov 2012 #13
nolabear Nov 2012 #14
Loudestlib Nov 2012 #15
solara Nov 2012 #16
ck4829 Nov 2012 #17
UTUSN Nov 2012 #18
reflection Nov 2012 #19
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #20
underthematrix Nov 2012 #21
Superbot Nov 2012 #22

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:09 AM

1. And again the lies have run twice around the world

before the truth gets its jogging shoes tied.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:15 AM

4. Its over

You will NEVER get 40% of the country to believe anything other than that the President allowed this to happen while just doing nothing. The capacity for anyone to actually believe that to begin with defies reason.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:40 AM

6. repig projection

 

> You will NEVER get 40% of the country to believe anything other than that the President allowed this to happen while just doing nothing.

It's only OK to allow America to be attacked if a repig president does it (ex-president cheney, along with his assistant shrub).

However, in either case, the repig voters cheer whenever America is hit. The only difference is that they will try to use the situation for political points if a Dem is prez.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:12 PM

10. its funny

Reagen cut and run after Beirut, and he was STRONG.

They eviscerated Clinton for Black Hawk Down.

Somehow it was Clinton's fault for 9-11.

You could not criticize Bush for the Iraq debacle because he was COMMANDER IN CHIEF AND WE HAVE TROOPS IN THE FIELD1

That of course, went out the window in January 2009.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:12 PM

23. and the reason is..... GOP radio--- which blasted this story to 50 mil over the last week with NO

real time response from dems and others who often claim to be 'getting obama's back'

that's the story of US politics the last 20 years, since reagan did his most politically significant act, killing the Fairness Doctrine and enabling the talk radio monopoly that still dominates politics in red states and many others as the left sticks its fingers in its ears and walks on by.

and there is an answer- end that talk radio monopoly.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. Issa should go to jail (nt)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

3. It has been so obvious the right was just making this one up

they should have egg on their faces. But Faux won't do anything.

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Response to treestar (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:26 PM

11. I disagree

Instead of doing nothing, they will double down on the lies.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:33 AM

5. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Hissyspit.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:49 AM

7. Posting everywhere! nt K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 10:51 AM

8. Faux News is disgusting

After the flubs of rethugs in the last administration these jerks trying to make propaganda over this tragedy is repulsive.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:35 AM

9. Faux News can't understand a President who doesn't have CIA ops outed when it suits

his political objectives of the moment.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:37 PM

12. I wonder if that father of the dead seal

now knows that he was being used by FOX? He should feel like a fool.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:38 PM

13. Gosh, what a sad day it is when a respected news organization like Fox could make such an error.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:42 PM

14. Share this everywhere. The truth will set you free.

Free of Fox's evil minions, free of Romney's insanity, free of the Tea Party, free of Grover Norquist, free of Paul Ryan, free of Todd Akin, free of all those screaming crazies that will be dust in the wind in a few days. Hallelujah!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:52 PM

15. They have been selling this one pretty hard

but no one is buying.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:00 PM

16. Could the tide be turning?

I so wish faux would go away... far far away


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:01 PM

17. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:23 PM

18. R#45 & K n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:25 PM

19. Turned it on Fox at lunch.

They are not just gunning for the President anymore, they are gunning for the rest of the media for "ignoring it to help the Obama campaign." God these are some delusional fuckfaces.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

20. I hate F@ux news

hate it
hate it
hate it

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:41 PM

21. Like I said when I first heard about BENGHAZI,

It's a three-legged stool - CIA operation, Adelson's money, and Netanyahu's mouth. GOP biggies are going to jail.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 09:51 PM

22. Faux News

 

Nuff Said

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