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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:43 AM

Bob Woodward Says Romney Allies Brought Benghazi Source To His Home

Source: huffington post

WASHINGTON -- Allies of defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney approached reporters with a government insider on the Benghazi, Libya, U.S. embassy attack in the final weeks of the campaign, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward told Fox News Wednesday night.

Woodward, appearing on the Sean Hannity show to discuss media coverage of Obama administration scandals, used the anecdote as an example of how he had tried to look into the story behind the Sept. 11 attack on an U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including the ambassador.

"Some people close to Romney, a couple of weeks ago, just showed up at my house and said that they had somebody in a very sensitive position in the U.S. government who was willing to meet with me and give me information about Benghazi," Woodward told Hannity.

After the source failed to show at several meetings, Woodward said he finally met the person and was disappointed by the quality of the information.

"He finally showed up and he didn't have anything where he had any firsthand knowledge," Woodward said. "He said you ought to talk to his person and that person and so forth."

It was not clear from Woodward's remarks whether the people shopping the source in the first place were part of Romney's campaign, or were operating with the candidate's knowledge.

Woodward declined to elaborate when asked later by The Huffington Post. A Romney spokesman didn't immediately respond.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/bob-woodward-romney-benghazi_n_2090833.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



WTF, should they be looking into this?

video at link

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trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #1
lalalu Nov 2012 #2
msanthrope Nov 2012 #5
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #7
msanthrope Nov 2012 #8
CTyankee Nov 2012 #17
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #18
CTyankee Nov 2012 #19
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #20
rusty fender Nov 2012 #21
peace13 Nov 2012 #3
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #15
peace13 Nov 2012 #16
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 #4
msanthrope Nov 2012 #6
exboyfil Nov 2012 #10
msanthrope Nov 2012 #13
DCBob Nov 2012 #9
mountain grammy Nov 2012 #11
riverwalker Nov 2012 #12
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #14
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #23
dawn frenzy adams Nov 2012 #22
vermont farmguy Nov 2012 #24
louis-t Nov 2012 #25

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:46 AM

1. The R campaign knew Woodward hates Obama and has gone over to the dark side

His next book will be a crap dump on the President, to be sure.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:48 AM

2. Exactly

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:55 AM

5. Um...Bob Woodward never left the dark side. He started out as Naval Intelligence, and

he's always been a rightist...

What he just did there is burn a source. It's a fuck-you to the Romney camp.

Which means that someone didn't want Woodward to help Romney. Who?

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 AM

7. Mostly, he is devoid of principle and the President's failure to kiss up to the DC establishment

offends him. And Cokie Roberts. And Ben Bradlee's widow Sally Whatshername.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:03 AM

8. I suspect Secretary Clinton's got reams of paper on him. nt

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:58 AM

17. Unless he keeled over just recently, Bradlee, age 91, is still kicking...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:03 AM

18. Oops...good for him

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:06 AM

19. You might be thinking of Jason Robards, who played Bradlee in All the President's Men. Robards

died in 2000.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

20. Who knows what I was thinking

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

21. You just made my day...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:51 AM

3. Weird...

I have thought all along that the way the Libya attack was used by the right was eerily similar to the way they used the original 911. I would not be surprised if Shooter had something to do with the attack. I would bet good money on it.

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Response to peace13 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:45 AM

15. I've been thinking that all along. They were too excited about it, made

too much of it. Like they were really banking on it. Like they thought it would attack Obama's strength (terrorism and foreign policy)--very Rovelike.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:58 AM

16. I hope we are wrong and that good people did not have to die for a meme but..

as you say it is very Rovelike.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:53 AM

4. Rove move. n/t

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:58 AM

6. That failed. Woodward didn't carry water for them. The question to ask is, why? nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:08 AM

10. Because the source was garbage like he said

and he was mad that they strung him along. At the end of the day he wants to sell books and win Pultizers. I am not sure he has any particular ideology or, if he does, it will not get in the way of making money or gaining fame.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:47 AM

13. Naval Intelligence. He's used garbage before, been 'strung along' before. The question, is, why

did desist now? Many layers to this onion.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:06 AM

9. I suspect the "informant" had a deep voice.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:10 AM

11. And your point is, Bob? you are totally irrelevant!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:13 AM

12. I watched this live

channel surfing, so missed some of the context, but my impression was that he didn't intend to reveal this, it just kind of came out, and Hannity didn't ask anything about it, no follow up, like oops you shouldn't talk about that.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

14. The Portrait of Dorian Woodward.

The sad and frightening tale of a once proud investigative journalist who sold his soul in order to retain his seat at the table.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:14 PM

23. Do a little research into Woodward's background...you might be very surprised at what you find. nt.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:36 AM

22. Bob Woodward Says Romney Allies

The fact that a "so called" respected journalist would go on the Sean Hannity Show is telling. If Woodward had a sliver of integrity, instead of some beef the president, there is no way he could validate the likes of a Fox News. What a scoundrel.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:32 PM

24. Some really bad journalism around Benghazi

Perhaps the worst was Anderson Cooper, using the stolen diary by the Ambassador, (and stolen by a CNN person) for part of his coverage on this. Cooper is such a rich kid hack that should be forced to spend a few years in journalism school. He and his "keeping them honest" series is a joke. He is only good at being a butt of a joke by Kathy on the New Year's Time Ball drop.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:58 PM

25. Another blind alley....

and another 'Curveball'. Typical right wing 'evidence'. "I heard that..."

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