“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.

Watch the exchange below:


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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.”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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