The media is rewriting history to protect Obama

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You would think after last night’s debate that Romney made the biggest gaffe in the history of Presidential debates when he called out President Obama’s soft response to the attacks in Libya that ended with a U.S. Ambassador being murdered by terrorists. But last night, with an assist from moderator Candy Crowley, Obama was able to pretend that he took full responsibility for the attacks on Day One, and that he had acknowledged from the start they were committed by terrorists. But the fact is that he had been ducking the facts from the start, and had attempted to put the blame on a YouTube video which has now been debunked. So why is the media pretending the past four weeks didn’t happen?

Politifact had the transcript of the back and forth:

Obama: “The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people in the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened — that this was an act of terror — and I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.”

Romney: “I think interesting the president just said something, which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.”

Obama: “That’s what I said.”

Romney: “You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?”

Obama: “Please proceed, governor.”

Romney: “I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.”

Obama: “Get the transcript.”

Moderator Candy Crowley decided to interject into the debate:

“He did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terror,” Crowley said.

“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” Obama said.

“He — he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea [of] there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that,” Crowley said.

Unfortunately, most people only heard the part where Crowley said he did call it an act of terror, as the applause from a portion of the audience muffled the truth about the riot.

“I thought it was a knockout until Candy said that because she was playing semantics here. He was not calling it a terrorist attack, he used the word terror in his statement. It was a blanket statement,” Glenn said.

Stu pointed out that CNN’s own website reported that it took almost two weeks for the Obama campaign to admit it was a terrorist attack.

Now CNN host Soledad O’Brien spent the morning trying to say that Obama’s remarks encompassed all there was to say about the events in Libya:

TheBlaze explains:

O’Brien begins by playing edited clips of the debate, in which Romney says it took the president two weeks to admit the attack was actually a “terrorist attack,” before moderator Candy Crowley intervenes to say the president ​did​ refer to an act of terror the next day in the Rose Garden. After applause for the president, Crowley also says Mitt Romney had the right “idea,” however, and that the administration did spend roughly two weeks claiming the incident was a spontaneous protest in response to a YouTube video.

After O’Brien concludes “that’s what happened,” Snunu objects.

“The fact is that in that Rose Garden speech, the president first [said] it was the video, and then two weeks later at the U.N. the president goes out and tells the world six times it’s the video. The president got caught lying last night, and I think the world should know that!”

O’Brien’s guest John Sununu criticized her and CNN for leaving out the parts of Obama’s speech where he put the blame on the YouTube video, but O’Brien continued to push the narrative that Obama had been truthful in his response.

On radio, Glenn said that the media was entering into Clinton-era levels of “the definition of is is” in order to defend the President.

“They clearly say it was the video that did it. This man’s judgment is upside down,” Glenn said.

“Candy Crowley should be ashamed of herself. This is the biggest coverup, and biggest changing of history I’ve ever seen,” he added.

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

    The left wing media is trying to desperately cover up the growing failure and web of lies made by the administration. They are damning themselves, as Obama has already done, to the end of their time in positions of trust, authority and power.

    Understand clearly – judgement has come to the House of Obama, the administration and the left MSM are finished. The truth has vindicated itself.

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

    Does anyone else see the President coming unglued more and more as I do? How long until he finally snaps and goes into a fundamental meltdown due to his narcissm slamming hard on the rocks of reality?

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

    That whole gas comment that Obama made shows people that the left has no idea how the economy works. Second we know Obama lied about what happen in Libya. Obama can’t tell the truth or run on his record because he knows he will lose so the only option lie and hope something sticks. The strtlks of the world already ate his lies he could claim he is god and they will follow them blindly why because they are just program that way. We will win.

  • ratizbad

    Well,We Knew Hussein is a liar and the LSM is following right along,Lying to millions makes me sick,Candy..Was it deliberate on your side,To lie too.    

  • greywolfrs

     Yeah, the strtlk and matt “the moron” driscolls of the world eat up Obamao’s bullshit and ask for more. They are beyond dumb.

  • greywolfrs

    Of course soledad defended Obamao, she is another Obamao dick sucker. I guess the Clown News Network has just given up on acting like real journalists and are embracing being the mouth piece for this administration. 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    What do you two think of the fact that they immediately blamed a video that no one even knew about? I just can’t let that go. No one even knew what our government was talking about when they first mentioned the video. The Muslims using the protest as cover for their attack on the embassy were like, “What? A video that puts down the Prophet Muhammad? When the hell did that come out? Alah hu akbar!” (I’m sure the FBI just flagged me for typing that out)

    This is insane, right from the lack of security, the way the embassy security requests were turned down, the way the FBI was blocked from investigating the site of the attack, the way that our government was prepared to immediately blame a video that not even the Muslim protesters knew (not on the morning of 9/11/12 anyway) about… It’s unreal.

  • http://nicolegraham.myopenid.com/ Nicole – Graham

    @greywolfrs:disqus  the administration and the left MSM are finished. The truth has vindicated itself.I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve been doing,..Goo.gl/ieTVV

  • greywolfrs

    It’s all insane. To think any of those things were a direct reason is complete bullshit. I think those protests were about that video, the part no one will say is that was the cover for the attack. I think there were probably more attacks planned also, they may not have worked out though. I find it funny that most still do not realize that these “protests” just happened to be planned right around 9-11. I find it even more funny that this administration refuses to see that these people will make any attempt to carry out more attacks on that date. They are either blind, stupid or both.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, if that is so great, what are you doing here? Why aren’t you out making that money for yourself, instead of spamming every forum you can? Why, because your scam is bullshit. Now, go peddle your bullshit some place, piece of shit.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    There is another possibility. I think they knew. I think they enabled it. I don’t know to what end, but it seems to me the most logical conclusion… It’s either that or a massive number of them are complete idiots. I just can’t fathom the incompetence being that widespread.

    Yeah, I’m spitballing a conspiracy, but it’s pretty freaking suspicious, isn’t it?

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/21/world/la-fg-kadafi-money-20111022 Gaddafi had over $200 billion. What have we heard about what has been done with that money? How about the fact that before the 2008 election, Gaddafi made multiple speeches bragging about how he and other world leaders (esp. Muslim and/or African) were contributing to do everything they could to help Obama get elected? How about Obama allowing Chrysler to be bought by Fiat, and how Fiat was partially owned by Libya?

    The rabbit hole is deep. Very deep.

  • Draxx

    It’s his unglued instability that worries me the most in the next couple months after the election is done, he might make a cornered cat last stand…

  • http://twitter.com/MarianneA_D Marianne

    How did Obama know that Crowley had a copy of the Rose Garden transcript on her desk? Crowley claims the transcript was there because she knew the questions ahead of time and wanted to prepare. At the beginning of the debate, she stated that no one outside of herself and her staff knew the questions. Yet, when the Libya question arose, (if you watch carefully) Obama turns to Ms. Crowley and smugly tells her to, “Get the transcript.”
     
    How did he know she had it handy? He didn’t defer until the transcript could be found or suggest people look it up. He KNEW that transcript was THERE.
     
    Fox News had an interesting quote in their coverage of the situation. Pay attention to how Ms. Crowley stumbles, stammers, then admits the president was looking at her for confirmation…
     
    “But Crowley also admitted she took her cue to intervene from Obama. “The president kept looking at me, going you … and I thought, well, I did know that, I said, he, you, he did, call it an act of terror.” She then chastised Romney because “he picked that one wrong fact.”  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/17/cnns-crowley-first-plays-umpire-then-joins-team-obama/#ixzz29cYIVKuM
    How Obama know about the presence of the transcript if he didn’t have pre-knowledge of the questions and Crowley’s preparations? 

  • Lioness

    I think this whole idea of what Obama said or didn’t say in reference to this horrific attack is overshadowing the real issue. Why was Ambassador Stevens sent to a hostile area without proper security on the anniversary of Sept. 11? It doesn’t take “intelligence” to figure this one out, I’m sure Obama had plenty of security when he went to Vegas!! This is the real issue for me. How could our leaders have been so callous as to send an ambassador to a slaughter?!? And we’re supposed to trust these people when they say they know what’s going on with the Iranian nukes?  They can try to cover their rumps all they want, but it doesn’t change the fact that this country will not be safe as long as this incompetent, campaigner in chief remains in power.      
    They can try to cover their rumps all they want, but it doesn’t change the fact that this country will not be safe as long as this incompetent, campaigner in chief remains in power.
         

  • Sandie

    Yup, if they don’t believe the lie, just lie more convincingly – grasshopper O learned well from the Clintons.

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

    I don’t think he cannot about the economy anyways and that is why he will lose. Any idiot can see that the economy is in hell still and you have to be really stupid to buy his lie about why gas prices are going up. I know some idiots and told them about that and they are like what in the hell was he even talking about. Obama sucks at it so bad I don’t think he can pull a Bill Clinton in the two weeks he has. I may not have been alive during the Carter years but that is who Obama reminds me of. He tried to lie and Mitt was right there to mop his lies up. I think Mitt could of done a little better with the whole gas prices thing but he did well enough to point out that hay this guy has been at it for four years and yet he still wants to do the same thing in the next four years when it did not work the last four.

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

    Obama’s ego thinks he has won with terrorist. Hell I think he thinks he is a messiah. He thinks he can make peace with them as they kill are soldiers during the peace talks. He thinks that for these terrorist that they can be reason with. Sorry but people who actively kill because you don’t believe in their god can never be reasoned with and they will never surrender. I wonder if the left ever knew what the idea of human nature truly is because Obama sure don’t and people paid with their lives. If Mitt does not win more will die needlessly. The terrorist will not quit until we convert or die.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1584271970 Melissa Regan Lemmen

    This needs to be mentioned in your show. THere are electric meters that have been installed and are being installed outside of people’s homes. I was given a new digital meter in the last week without my knowledge or permission. THEY emit radiation and cause cancer and health problems. Some people noticed on the 1st day the meter was installed they got headaches, vomited, lethargic. Not only do these digital meters emit RADIATION,  they also have spyware to spy on you inside you’re home. I’m mad as he– about this. I have a son that’s diabetic and we don’t need any more complications. On the web there is info and videos about this. It’s best to contact your board of public works and tell them you want your old meter back. They might not let you unless you pay a lot of money

  • Matt Driscoll

    Hahahah. Obama will win. Sorry. Your small, useless faction of right wing nuts will soon be silenced. The bulk of the Republician party ignores Glenn Beck and his followers. The irony is that Glenn in turn ignores all of his followers. Has he ever replied or commented on this discussion board? Don’t think so. He only cares about his “media empire.” Sorry but you folks are worshipping a false idol. Again you want to talk about vanity look at hom many times Glenn Has his own picture on his website. It is truly sick. 

  • outlawed

    idk why you waste your breathe.  Agree to disagree.  We will see who wins on Nov. 6th

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Galarneau/100002282436411 Dave Galarneau

    Facts about Romney:  Foreign bank accounts to shelter income.  Invests in Chinese companies including sweatshops which he witnessed, then invested in it.  Capitalizes on workers jobs being outsourced to China.  Refuses to divulge his tax returns for past years.  He’s anti Roe v Wade/Supports Abortion for 3 scenarios.  Believes 47% of Americans refuse to take responsibility for their lives (his words).  Stated he has no $5 trillion tax plan but does and gives no details how to pay for it.  Would repeal Obamacare with no alternative plan despite Obamacare being very similar to Romney’s own plan in Massachusetts.  Wants an end to Capital Gains tax, an end to dividend tax, an end to estate taxes for wealthy.  You get the point?  Fact is Romney himself has no ideas other than putting more money into the pockets of the very wealthy like himself.

  • greywolfrs

    OK, keep proving your stupidity, matt “the moron” driscoll. Obamao will win? So, I can you are a master at not only psychoanalyzing people’s posts, but your crystal ball is working great, also.
    Who cares about the Republican Party, since I am not a Republican. Did you just make another assumption? Someday, when you graduate third grade, you may learn that assumption is the mother of ALL fuck-ups. Then again, you are a moron, so maybe not.
    I find it funny that you think everyone is a “follower” of Glenn Beck. See, most people agree with some of what he says and disagree with other things. I do not really care if he comments. You seem to be the only one that gives a shit about that. By the way, that is like saying anyone who is in talk radio should comment in their own forums, none of them do. Your obvious and completely stupid comment proves you are dumber than a bag of hammers. I worship no one, that would another assumption.
    This is Glenn’s site, why wouldn’t his picture be on it? Who are you to decide what is too much and what is acceptable? The answer: you are a moron that thinks they have a right to pass judgement.

    This is a perfect description of you:

    I can tell that most of the left wing id iots that post here are just kids. They seem to be within the range of 18-24. How can I tell, you ask? I can tell because they, obviously, don’t know shyt about shyt and need to pull up their pants. They have never owned a home. Their car was bought for them by mommy and daddy. (if they even have one) Their college indoctrination was paid for by mommy and daddy. They have no bills and spend all the money they make flipping burgers on partying. The funny thing is, one day, when they have lived a little bit of life and need to pay their own way, they will be singing a different tune.

    Moron.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, I am not much of a conspiracy theorist, but facts are difficult to deny.
    Let’s take another subject for a minute: The Kennedy assasinations.
    When it comes to JFK, they have blamed everyone under the sun, that is a way to deflect from who the true perpetrators probably were. JKF intended to abolish the Federal Reserve. They tell everyone is was the mob, the Russians or the Cubans, but never say anything about that. Those bankers are more powerful than all three of the others combined. Those bankers were not going to let the Federal Reserve be abolished. Their meal-ticket would be gone.

    Now, RFK decided to run and intended to abolish the Federal Reserve, just like his brother. Those bankers didn’t even let it get to an election, they had him smoked.

    Here’s the kicker, of the first three, which do you think would even bother to smoke Bobby? Maybe the mob, but certainly not the Russians or Cubans. The had some power, but to set up RFK? I don’t think so. On the other hand, those bankers certainly have the power and the reason.

    Now, back to Obamao. He is nothing more than a lackey of those same bankers. I am sure there is a lot of fushy stuff about him. (more so than the fishy stuff we know)

    In the end, that rabbit hole IS deep and just like JFK we will probably never know how deep. The craziest part is all the morons that continue to follow and vote for this idiot, like sticky chin and matt “the moron” driscoll.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey dave, you are so stupid, I don’t know where to begin….

    First, Romney is far from the only politician that has money in foreign bank accounts. Debbie Was-A-Man Skank has plenty in the Cayman Islands, as well as Obamao.

    Second, Obamao’s jobs czar is good ol’ Jeffery Immelt, you know, the CEO of GE. GE just sent 12,000 jobs to China or did you miss that part?

    Third, Obamao seems to be perfectly fine holding fund raisers with very same investment bankers the he and you are crying about.

    Fourth, tax returns are not required to become president. The IRS has no problem with Romney, so why do ou think you have a rght to say anything about it? The man;s personal information is none of your damn business.

    Fifth, the 47% do need to take personal responsibility and pay some taxes, stop thinking it is all on the wealthy. Obamao and you both believe you have the right to tell people who is “wealthy” and who is not.

    Sixth, you are obviously unable to do math. If one lowers the tax rate, but closes tloopholes to cover it, how does the equate to 5 trllion in new debt? The answer: it doesn’t. The details will depend on what loopholes CONGRESS agrees to cut.

    Seventh, the Republicans have an alternate plan to Obamaoscare, just because you are too stupid to go to the Republican website and read for yourself, does not mean one does not exist.

    Eighth, cutting cap gains, dividends and estate taxes would effect EVERYONE. Anyone who is invested in the market with their 401K would be helped. Anyone invested in the market would make more and have more money. How would that only help the wealthy? The answer: it wouldn’t.

    People like you are fucking morons, you think you come here and spout this left wing bulsshit and everyone is going to buy it. Obamao is a complete failure and you are too dumb to realize it, keep sucking his dick, drone.  

    P.S. I am not a Republican or Romney supporter, so don’t be trying to run that bullshit to me.

  • Anonymous

    O’Brien is such a libiot hack.

  • Anonymous

    Matt come back to this site on Nov.7th 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Greywolfrs, settle down man. You’re getting into it so intensely that you missed this was a spambot comment you just responded to. Take a deep breath and remember that the libs are a figment of their own imagination. Or, something like that.

    I get just as worked up. You just have to make sure you’re not wasting your ammo (motivation, efforts, and wit) on decoys.

    Keep fighting the good fight! God bless.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Hey, you’re cheating. You have a tiger in your pic. ;-)

    I think they’re (they meaning the majority of non-Democrats in office and in the media) picking on the lie concerning the “The video made them do it” story because it points to foul play and they think if they poke with a stick enough we’ll see the bees come out. This is one of those times when you truly can narrow down the scenario to one of two possibilities: 1) Gross, widespread incompetence (coupled with overt dishonesty) 2) Foul play conspiracy

    And, if you listen to the language of those bringing this up the most, you’ll see that those are the two distinct angles they take (one or the other). This is related to their motives.

    The top Republican leadership relies on stability so much (in every way) that they’re unlikely to even want to it come to light if it actually is #2 after all. They’d rather just convince the money votes to swing their way, perceiving the Obama Administration as incompetent. Ultimately incompetence makes for a better contrast with Romney than the actual policy issues, so it is important/relevant to the campaign.

    On the other hand, while a conspiracy may hurt Obama and Democrats, it also makes the country as a whole look bad (to the top level international bureaucrats and money movers). Plus, initially the Obama campaign may be able to spin a conspiracy in a way to make them look like the victims of a witch hunt just long enough to possibly allow Obama to eek out a win. After he wins, even if the conspiracy ends up with an impeachment, Democrats win as a whole. At least, this is how top Republicans typically view things.

    Think of McCain having a nice warm glass of milk before bed. He’d rather go to bed believing that Obama will be defeated by Romney in a scenario in which all the right people become convinced Obama’s Administration was filled with incompetent radicals and dimwits than to chance the outcome of a potentially “embarrassing” investigation. So would Carl Rove. So would Mitt Romney.

  • Bonnie Somer

    first off y were there no conservative moderators?  the o/thing is we who know and understand what the real obama 2nd term agenda(GOD forbid) would be are not who worries me it is the ones who do not know.   Obamas record of govt owns u is horrid he ignores the constitution a disgrace and y hasn’t he been impeached?  His gr energy agenda is like chinas 1 child so we can save the planet, jobs he could care less.  Who nds him we cannot afford him and his lies and communist tactics oh i mean chicago samething.

  • Anonymous

     Perhaps you could expand on your analysis of ‘assumptions.’ Maybe add a few lines to your last paragraph.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, since you are another left wing moron, I will draw it in crayon for you. Matt thinks I am a Republican, that is an assumption, I am not a Republican. He assumes I am a Glenn Beck “follower,” I simply agree with some things Glenn says and do not agree with other things. He assumes that Glenn should be the only talk show host to actually write in his own forums. There are just a few assumptions.

  • greywolfrs

    I a perfectly calm and always am. That bot has a person behind it….

  • MarsBarsTru7

    I was only picking on you about settling down.

    I think you’re better off just flagging it because I don’t think there is a person that reads responses to it. But, if you want to respond to it, have at it. At least it’s good practice for taking on the robot-headed libs.

  • Anonymous

     Tell me more about ‘passing judgment.’

  • Lioness

    And the liberals like to call us racist?! I don’t have an issue with interracial couples! (The liger is beautiful!:-)

    I’m just horrified with the lack of empathy. It’s like humanity has become numb. As Obama said in reference to their death “it’s not optimal” just a “bump in the road“, but of course that’s probably how he felt when his Grand mother passed during the 2009 election, it was more like an event that got in the way of his moment. I just don’t understand what people see in Hussein, he’s cold and empty.

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

    I have the same concerns with the lack of empathy. I notice that it just get worse every year. I wouldn’t write all of humanity off tho. There has been something happen over at the next town. There is this guy who got custody of his grandkids but they live in a real bad part of town and want to move to his home but the state would not let him because the home is in disrepair. A lot of people now are putting their time and energy into fixing the home most are laid off construction workers are rebuilding his home making it livable again. There is a lot of bad in the world but when I see a bunch of good people getting together and helping the poor like this putting their time and money down when they don’t have much to spare is heartwarming.

  • Lioness

    That’s always nice to hear. Perhaps things will be a little more normal when this divider and chief gets out of office. It might get worse before it gets better, but it will eventually get better:)

  • Anonymous
  • greywolfrs

    No judgement, just facts, dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    Flagging doesn’t work on this site, just so you know.

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

    I would be down there myself if I had a car I know the people working on the house but I don’t want to get in the way of them by making them drive out of the way to pick me up I jump up for work like that. It also opens him up to God himself. God still does works today because every time they run out of money more money come in. I love living here.

  • linlili
  • MarsBarsTru7

    Yeah, I’m getting that.