“Very loud, delusional minority”: Democrats hit the Sunday shows to downplay new Benghazi reports

On Tuesday, Judicial Watch released emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser Ben Rhodes collaborated with other senior White House officials to shield President Obama from criticism following the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In the emails, Rhodes explained the “goal” is “to underscore that these protests are rooted in [an] Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

As TheBlaze reported, several top White House staffers, including political strategist David Plouffe and press secretary Jay Carney, were involved in these emails, some of which were circulated just a day before then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on television to blame the attacks on a YouTube video.

Over the weekend, prominent Democrats, including Plouffe, made the rounds on the Sunday morning shows to downplay the significance of emails. On radio this morning, Glenn lambasted the sad state of the American media when it comes to actually reporting on the issues that matter.

ON CNN’s State of the Union, Gwen Ifill of PBS News Hour ran through a list of stories she believes deserve greater coverage than Benghazi.

“If this weren’t about politics, we would be talking about the two-hundred-plus missing girls in Nigeria,” Ifill said. “We’d be talking about the outbreak of war in South Sudan. There are so many important issues around the world which involves people’s lives, helpless people’s lives, that could use a little attention.”

“That involve people's lives,” Glenn asked. “Not the unbelievable slaughter of innocents in Libya, not the slaughter in Syria because we helped run guns to al-Qaeda then the guns were shipped over to Syria. It's just important things like Nigeria and the Sudan, not Libya and Syria. That's not important.”

Over on ABC News’ This Week, Laura Ingraham was forced to respond to Plouffe, Van Jones, and Cokie Roberts after she disagreed with Ploffe’s assertion that a “very loud, delusional minority” is driving the Republican Party to politicize Benghazi.

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“This is [Cass Sunstein] full throttle,” Glenn said of Plouffe’s attempt to marginalize the issue. “Cass Sunstein said make sure you call it a conspiracy theory. Even if you know it to be true, label it a conspiracy theory.”

While Ingraham holds her own against the progressive power players, the jury is stacked against her. As soon has Plouffe seems to be at a loss, Jones and Roberts are there to rescue him.

“She jumps right in and says, ‘Let’s not have a prosecution here,’” Pat said of Roberts. “What are you talking about? That's what your whole show is about!”

The Sunday shows should be a roundtable to Washington analysts who can offer a deeper look and perspective on the biggest issues of the week. Instead, week after week these shows prove to be nothing more than a political game.

"That's what it's supposed to be about. You are supposed to bring the newsmakers on and hold them accountable for what happened,” Glenn said. “But this is what it looks like after a White House Correspondents Dinner. You do a dinner for 100 years and this is what you get: ‘Whoa, hold on, outsider. I don't think you know how this is played. We're in this together. We'll take a pound of his flesh and he'll take a fund of ours, but we'll all go away happy and have dinner together.’”

“You see that played out every single Sunday on every one of these shows,” Pat concluded. “Then when you get someone like Laura Ingraham, who is not part of the inside ring, it's a blood bath.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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