Jake Tapper: Didn’t Obama “shoot first and aim later?”

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Jake Tapper, seemingly the only journalist not afraid of the Obama administration in the mainstream media, has pulled through again.

Jay Carney emerged Wednesday for a press briefing and was quickly met with some questions that many have been waiting for the answers to for weeks. ABC’s Jake Tapper confronted the Press Secretary on the Obama administration’s inconsistent account of the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

TheBlaze.com reports:

Tapper explained that President Barack Obama initially accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of “shooting first and aiming later” after he criticized an apologetic statement released by a U.S. Embassy, which falls under the Obama administration. Today, it is clear that the attack had nothing to do with any anti-Muslim YouTube video as the White House initially claimed. In fact, the State Department announced on Tuesday that there weren’t even protests outside the Libya compound before the attack.

This explanation led to Tapper’s question: “Didn’t President Obama shoot first and aim later?”

It went downhill quickly for Carney from there.


“Jay Tapper is fantastic,” Glenn said this morning, “and I think he’s one of the only people that is actually goes after and asks the tough questions.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Wonderful to see Carney the Russian Spokesman of Obama being put to task on this matter – Tapper is doing what more journalists should be doing, asking all of the hard questions and probing hard, fast and for effect.

  • landofaahs

    Don’t confuse the facts with obama’s narrative. Mitt’s gut was correct and obama’s cover up even days later was wrong. Obama’s world view is WRONG, ergo his assumptions and reactions will be WRONG also.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Imagine the next press conference Carney does – if Tapper is there, Carney comes out in a bite suit with body armor on underneath.

      • landofaahs

        One good thing among others about not watching television anymore, is that I don’t have to watch that sickening odumbass’s mugshot. I have no respect for democrats anymore. I know it’s sad but they are embracing the hell obama etal are bringing to this once great country.

        • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

          I have my radio and internet; its enough for me. I have to agree, at least with those Dem’s who vote for Obama. Compared to dealing with the trolls of Obama, getting the editors of Pravda worked up is easy enough – especially when I mentioned the Nixon ‘Kitchen conference.’

          • VindicatorX

            It’s patently obvious that this administration is tap dancing on hot water. The only question now is will they be rewarded for this performance art piece by being reelected. I certainly hope that this story matters to the voting public because the level of ineptitude and subterfuge employed on this incident is indicative of everything this administration has done. The question to ask this President is what is your real agenda for America, and it needs to be asked by an impeachment committee in Congress. Maybe we will see that if enough people get angry about the incompetence and mishandling of priorities by this President.

            Simply put, he’s a criminal and should be tried. He’s guilty as hell, and all this dog and pony show proves is that he is afraid of being found out as the guilty felon he is.

            If the liberal minded people out there have a problem with the assertions in my post, prove your case with verifiable facts. My facts are the ones we have been watching unfold daily since 09/11/2012.

          • http://lynn-miller.myopenid.com/ Lynn Miller

            So proud to have Jake Tapper as a journalist today...NDOQESB.Tk

      • ginger

        Carney can use soooo many words to say abolutely THING but lies. He is trying to say that the people who were there had it wrong.

        • Anonymous

          The Left Always Talks And Says Nothing! They’re All WOrds Speeches and Platitudes! All Words No Actions an example of the sheeple today.
          People better Wise Up Wake Up Before They lose their country Freedoms to enter into a Dictatorship with the chosen one…”you were supposed to bring balance to the force not destroy US” as obiWon Aply replied to darth vador as Sidious (Soros) Lead On!!

          • ginger

            may the force be with you….so correct.

  • Pat

    Lara Logan is also not afraid to call Obama out. Tapper has been doing an excellent job. The rest of the MSM is no more than a nasty joke as far as I am concerned.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Obama did shoot first and end up shooting us but what can you suspect from a guy who hates guns.

  • steve jackson

    This guy is lying through his teeth. They did nothing and they will do nothing. Obama does not want to go after his own crazy muslim people.

    • Anonymous

      All obama want to do is to help bring down any government leaning to west and relatively friendly to the Free Western World !!! So his radicals Muslims and Muslims Brotherhood can step in takeover to enlarge their Caliphate !!!

  • mudslide

    Obama drops the ball, Romney takes the fall…somehow…

  • Anonymous

    “Carney” ? Isn’t that what you Americans call a “Carnival Barker” ? Seems as though he’s well named and a good fit for the job.

  • Anonymous

    The embassy chief of security and the commander of the Marine guard are “politicizing” what happened? They were begging for more help since March. Instead, the decision was made by Ms. Lamb to not only NOT increase the security force, but to REDUCE the force so that the Libyan guards wouldn’t feel like we didn’t trust them. After all, hurt feelings are worth four dead Americans.

    Poor Jay Carney. There is simply no way to get around this one. This was a ridiculous breach of trust and unforgivable. The president, instead of taking responsibility, is doing his usual tap dance and it is up to Jay Carney to pick up the pieces. No hope for Obama there.

    Obama’s next move has been signaled clear as day. He intends to blame what happened on the security service and avoid any responsibility. I guess that if he gets desperate enough, he can always serve up Hilary on a silver platter.

    • douglas crawford

      ole blamer blames bush again

      • Anonymous

        You cannot say there he goes again blaming Bush ,came up with a new one it was Romney that gave a timely and accurate response statement that cause commotion on the Libya incident !!! But nothing said about obama delay response and he still got it completely wrong for a week or more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Marcie

      Oh, Slick Willie will never let that happen as she is his ticket back to the White House in 2016! Look out Obummer, here comes Willie for your manhood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/leah.greene.1209 Leah Greene

    So proud to have Jake Tapper as a journalist today.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Carney will make millions of dollars when he leaves this job – His ability to stumble around the truth like a little kid trying to get out of a lie is remarkable.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is TIED to the Taliban since the 1980’s. This was an al Qaeda attack against the United States – Muslims hate the United States now and forever more until they take over: http://www.mat-rodina.blogspot.com/2010/09/kaffir-of-america.html

  • Govwatch4

    I would like to kow who issued the “Do Not Shot Back Order?”

    • Anonymous

      That is not unusual for the embassies because they are considered American soil. If there is a shooting incident in which the Americans shoot first, it could be considered an act of war by the host country. However, in the event that the grounds of the embassy are breached, especially by more than one person carrying a weapon, that is considered the “first shot” because it is an overt threat that indicates malignant intent. No host country would have a case before the UN for violating diplomatic agreements for killing armed intruders.

  • Tom

    This event is what will lead us to the brink and the Arab’s spring is mechanism in which sets the trap and 50,000 troops will pay a heavy price. When this day happens, those to claim to be wise will be fools and the those who claim tolerant to evil will have their heads in a basket and heads held high in the hands of a blood thirsty enemy. The standards of high intelligent theology will stink to the high heavens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.lee.7370013 Ben Lee

    jay carney looking more and more like a weasel ..why doesn’t he admit he is lying ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ben.lee.7370013 Ben Lee

    debbie wasserman schultz is a liar

  • mdkrause

    The ambassador was murdered and the White House let it happen. He was sacrificed for the illusion of the White House and State Department. And the lies brought to you by not just Obama and his team including Clinton but also the media.

  • Soulphoenix

    This Administration has been about deceit and distraction from the beginning, all in the name of a) covering up glaring inadequacies, and b) hiding the real agenda. Why the media chooses to play this game with them will someday make a fascinating journalism case study – assuming, of course, that we get serious about real journalism at some point again.

    Kudos to Tapper and Logan. There are a few more out there pushing back against the evolution toward state-run media as well, and we need to keep supporting them.

  • Anonymous

    @Steve Jackson… quote “This guy is lying through his teeth. They did nothing and they will do
    nothing. Obama does not want to go after his own crazy muslim people.”

    More to the point he & the entire administration wanted to and would STILL love to make believe that al-Qaeda
    is OVER and done with, that Islamist terrorism is a thing of the past, that
    Obama, our GLORIOUS leader had vanquished our foe(s) himself by Osama
    being taken out (my understanding is that Obama really didn’t have
    anything to do with that in reality). The fact that terrorism ISN’T
    dead, that al-Queda ISN’T over with but rather regrouped and still very
    active, that radical Islamists STILL hate us and want us ALL dead, DIDN’T FIT into their make believe scenario, that SAME scenario
    they’ve been feeding the public. It’s ALL ABOUT getting reelected and
    THAT’S ALL they care about!

  • http://www.facebook.com/infohwyman James Williams

    “I don’t have anything new for you” is probably the best summation of the words that will continue to come out of this administration regarding who is responsible for perpetrating lies and coverups about dereliction of duty.

  • vctrvllbrian

    If Jake Tapper is so great, why didn’t Glenn turn birther after Obama revealed in Nicaragua in April of 2009, that he was born 3 months BEFORE the Bay of Pigs? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/president-ob-20/
    Is Obama just that clueless instead of a genius, or are we supposed to just accept the narrative from a chronic liar like Obama that says “trust me”? If you have questions on the birth narrative, you can start here: http://brianroysinput.blogspot.com/2011/01/obama-confession-and-more-on-non-extant.html Once you dig into this issue, it is just mind-blowing how much the Media had to cover for Obama then and now, (but with our own eyes we see them by and large STILL openly doing it on the pseudo-unemployment numbers and other issues, even with the 9/11/2012 Ben Ghazi narrative) excusing themselves based on Leftist Political Ideologies, Fear of Career Concern and later IRS and other retribution inducing their Silence, and the ever constant Affirmative Action “it’s the right thing to do” excuse over Barack’s skin color. Were Barack a Conservative Black Republican, he would have been seen as a traitor to his skin color, and outed within a week of announcing his run for the Presidency in February 2007.
    This whole Libya “thing” or “stuff” [as Vice-President Biden says is “the Irish” expression for something else] should have you re-evaluating other issues where Obama demands credibility for telling the truth, and has no evidence to back it up — since his electronic file Long Form Certification of Live Birth has long ago been debunked as fraudulent by Sheriff Arpaio, Israeli Intelligence Analysts, Dr. Ron Polland, and many others. Further, under 333 US 640 (1948) @ 653 with 533 US 53 (2001) @ 54,62, the document proof as to establishing the right to delegate authority by proving citizenship has been ignored when the Court demanded proof in Hollister v. Soetoro and in Farrar v. Obama. I don’t see Jake Tapper or Glenn questioning Obama on that. Does the Constitution matter? Yes? Then the Natural Born Citizen clause of it matters, that it is the Supreme Law of the Land matters, that the checks and balances of Government and governance matters.
    If Obama is such a liar, and he IS; and if the Democratic National Committee and the Media are so complicit to cover Obama’s true jihadi Shia Muslim Faith instilled in him in Indonesia and confirmed by pilgrimmage to Hyderabad India with his Occidental room-mate in 1981, or is complicit in covering up Obama’s homosexual liaisons while naming him as Newsweek’s first homosexual President, and who knows what else in his past, why should believe him as eligible for the Presidency, and why NOT bring back Jake Tapper’s original report to the forefront?

  • Anonymous

    “and I think he’s one of the only people that is actually goes after and asks the tough questions.”
    This is an exact quote that is shown twice on this page.
    I am still baffled on how often glenn’s crack staff team continually let him look like an idiot.
    This sentence doesn’t make any sense. I guess if glenn didn’t major in drugs and alcohol while flunking out of college he would be able to speak or write above the junior high level.
    Thankfully, it does explain the illiterate remarks made by st/guest or the rest of his weakling cult members.
    It also makes one wonder if Fox News fired glenn because of his Anti-Semitic rants or because they refused to pay glenn’s building block tutors anymore.
    It is Kool-Aid, crackers and nap time glenn. Sleep well!

    • SoThere

      Folks, the cockroach is back!

      Obama majored in drugs and alcohol and he’s president! Once a druggie, always a druggie, right strtlk? Thanks for showing people that obama should be voted out of office.

      Romney/Ryan 2012.

    • VindicatorX

      This proves you are certifiably insane, and quite probably the most idiotic leftist on the internet. The only true statement in your entire post is the part where you admit you are still baffled. You have never really developed an adult level intellect and this post is proof. It is typical of adolescent thinking based on emotions and ignoring all facts and logic if they don’t apply to your personal likings. Perhaps if you had not imbibed in mind altering substances at a young age, your power to reason would not have been affected to the point of making you a functional moron, but that is water under the bridge.

      Your remarks are always illiterate and the product of an under-powered intellect, so you critique of others, including Beck, always falls flat.

      Thanks though for the textual face-plant, I was beginning to think that there was nothing to laugh at today – and then here you come along again…

    • SoThere

      Folks, the cockroach is here again. Glen had the courage to change his life and become a successful entrepreneur He doesn’t need a college degree, he’s self educated and makes 40 million dollars a year.
      You never served in the military, you shouldn’t talk. Obama’s a druggie and an alcoholic and he made it to President because of idiots like you. Once a druggie always a druggie, right strtlk?
      Strtlk is jealous of Glenn Beck to the point of a sic obsession, that’s why he spams the site daily with his hate and bigotry.
      Strtlk, stop eating those round things in the urinals, they are not mints, and the blue water is not Kool Aid. You’re a sickidiot, get help!

  • Anonymous

    Something is very wrong if we had military assets that could of quickly respond to the threat to the Embassy which was in lawless zone or war zone & uncontrolled area by the newly form Libya government !!!??? Our President did not hesitate to act before in Libya without congress permission,no act of war against us by Libya dictator, in fact he was helpful against terrorists and gave us info about Pakistan sharing nuclear known how !!!! Our President did not mind in aiding the radicals Muslims and Muslims Brotherhood who are sworn to kill the great Satan and all the infidel that us.!!! By obama enforcing a no fly zone and our planes ,helicopters taking out Libya dictator tanks ,this dictator was relatively friendly to U.S compare to the Muslims Brotherhood!!! Now if we had military assets that could of prevented the taking of Embassy and four U.S citizens lives ,I would put total blame on the Commander Chief who did lift his little finger to help people in the Embassy!!That was assault on U.S territory & U.S citizens lives were at great risk and he did nothing if were during the daytime he would most likely turn his back on situation & be not present playing golf !!!!! But break all rules to help the Muslims brotherhood our enemy !!!!!!! I cannot believe our military did not have a quick response plans & options already work out with a rapid deployment of our military to rescue ,evacuate the Embassy or aid or reinforce SST (Security Site Team) especially on 911 some troops should of been on standby and able reach the different Embassy relatively quickly !!! We have many airbases in southern Europe that might have helicopter transports,Osprey tilt rotor transport ,Cobra or Apache helicopter gunships, harrier jump jets use for ground support !!!Plus a number of refueling tankers that could refuel helicopters ,Harrier jump jets and osprey so they could of reach the Embassy under seize !!!Could of started the flight of reinforcement with the first communication from the Embassy under major attack and the possibility of being overrun and about 4 and half hours to reach their destination !!! Plus many of our Navy warships have a spare helicopter landing pad could be use as quick refueling stop !!! I cannot believe we had no carriers or a (amphibious assaults ships that have on broad Cobra gunships,Helicopter transports,Harrier jump jets and osprey) not being in central location in the Mediterranean sea ??So they could respond to possible numerous threats to our Embassies on 911, plus Navy have planes capable of refueling other jets and planes,helicopters too !! Question we had a predator drone do a overflight of the 5 hour firefight ,why not was it arm with it’s 8 hell fire missile it could of tip the scale in the Embassy in not being completely over run ???????? We have arm predator drones hunting terrorist all over the world we could not re direct one of these in time to save the Embassy ???? Question if little Israel with it small military force can rescue it citizens about 2 thousands of mile away in Uganda and we have much larger force nearby in southern Europe and on our ships in the Mediterranean Sea and we have no rapid response plans ready and no rapid deployment force something wrong ?????,I believe the buck stop with the Commander Chief I hope the congressional hearings of Senate and House and Romney will look into this and put a spotlight so all our citizens will be aware of obama incompetency or his traitorous contempt for our country and our citizens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The Muslims Brotherhood government didn’t do to much to protect our Embassy and all obama want to do is to appease the ones who invade our territory and kill our citizens a act of war !! Then appease the Libya government that look the other way and let it happen !! Hey obama no need for F.B.I this was a act of war !!!! What obama going have the Justice Department look the other way like the Black Panther voter intimidation incident ???????

  • Anonymous

    They did not know what?!  I am sorry but how does it make any sense to send our people into an area
    where war is going on between people who hate us and hate us a lot and
    not give him extra security?!  They did not know that it was dangerous in Benghazi? Somebody had to tell them? Somebody had to die for them to see the danger? Or Obama believes that he has a magic touch?  Why don’t they learn from Bush’s mistakes?  Repeating the same mistakes that he made and expecting different results?  It must be a sign
    One of the few good things that came as a result of the war in Iraq was that Qaddafi surrendered. But they had to go and ruin it!!!  How much better life is for people of Libya now?

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      • Anonymous

        Let me show how you lie. It’s easy:


        Willie won’t walk back, won’t apologize for lying, won’t show remorse. Being a Beckerhead means never having to be honest.

        • Willie Geist

          So this proves your site is worth a couple hundred bucks. I don’t think it’s worth sh*t. lmfao

          • Sandie

            It isn’t because it gets any traffic even though he tries so hard to pull people into it with his anchor-links. Any site will be worth a few bucks just for the address. The rest of the stuff he posted – the vampirestat link is pretty meaningless as it can only report that which has been reported to it. Since almost no one goes there, if only the few that do can’t be bothered to make a report, there won’t be anything up to date. he value given to it by vampire is not based on a realistic formula or reality. It is meaningless. What is that saying, a things value is only that which a willing buyer would pay to a willing seller. In the case of Victors bugsite, I wouldn’t give him 2 cents for it.

  • Anonymous

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