L.A. Times’ smug Benghazi narrative destroyed

L.A. Times’ smug Benghazi narrative destroyed

The Sept. 11-12, 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, killed two San Diego County residents — CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods — and a San Diego native, information officer Sean Smith, in addition to U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

gty_benghazi_dm_130425_wblogBut the Los Angeles Times editorial page has long bought the idea that the real scandal about Benghazi is that the Republicans tried to make an issue out of it during the 2012 presidential race and that House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Vista, has kept demanding more answers from the Obama administration. This is from a sanctimonious May editorial after the White House finally released emails related to Benghazi after eight months of stalling:

“On Monday, an exasperated Obama, referring to the emails, said: ‘There’s no ‘there’ there.’ The same is true of the allegation of a broader Benghazi coverup. And now that we know, let’s move on.”

This lap-doggery from most of the media inspired the president’s jab earlier this week that the Republicans were obsessed with “phony scandals.” That he did so even as his administration stonewalled IRS probes is insulting. But Barack Obama might be regretting the claim now that CNN has figured out a key part of the Benghazi mystery: who is driving the cover up.

“CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

“Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

“Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings. The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

“It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career. In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, ‘You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.'”

Will Times finally now acknowledge Benghazi coverup?

Will the Los Angeles Times still pretend Benghazi isn’t a true scandal featuring a massive coverup?

Of course. That’s what lapdogs do.

Good for Jake Tapper and CNN. In a shocking development, they did their jobs, even though it embarrassed the Democrat in the White House.


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  1. The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit
    The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit 2 August, 2013, 14:40

    I have to laugh, sadly though, the litmus right AM radio sleep-media continues to bang the nothing Banghazi drum…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..if they’re not wasting time halfway repealing the law of the land of Obamacare they are touting some other non-issue ……Bring back Nixon

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    • Annie
      Annie 2 August, 2013, 15:22

      You’re being sarcastic, right? The Daily and the Telegraph are both reporting the same stories. I suspect Al Jazeera will soon be carrying it, too. In fact, I better go check that right now.

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      • Dyspeptic
        Dyspeptic 2 August, 2013, 20:32

        Annie, I’m afraid Ted is quite serious. Amazingly he sometimes manages to compose missives here displaying new depths of groveling inanity, implacable ignorance, moral debasement and just plain foolishness. Don’t take him too seriously, I think he’s a shut in who watches CNN all day and talks to himself a lot. Just be glad he’s not your next door neighbor.

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  2. Let It Collapse
    Let It Collapse 2 August, 2013, 14:44

    I don’t think this story will be allowed to grow legs in 2013. After all, it’s not 1972-73 anymore. Is it? But if it did (by some miracle) grow legs…. OMG. Timber! I suppose this pretty much exonnerates the poor slob who produced the flick about Mohammed though? Maybe the jailers will augment his good time and cut him loose a few months early. It would only be the fair thing to do.

    Did you see this one yet?


    Pretty funny stuff. Enjoy.

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  3. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 2 August, 2013, 14:47

    “On Monday, an exasperated Obama, referring to the emails, said: ‘There’s no ‘there’ there.’ The same is true of the allegation of a broader Benghazi coverup. And now that we know, let’s move on.”

    Here we go again. Funny how the Demogoguecrats, when caught in a scandal, make the same predictable claim of “nothing here folks, move along now or it’s the paddy wagon for you with a crack upside the head for good measure”. Then the inevitable and preposterous claim from their fearless leader that there is no scandal at all, followed by insinuations from the regime aligned “News” media that it’s all just politics as usual, ho hum.

    The fact that it works is yet more evidence that a majority of the American people are hopelessly decadent, complacent, ignorant, gullible and completely distracted by the endless, desperate search for material gratification. Most of the idiots who now infest what used to be a great republic are only interested in electronic gadgets, vapid cable TV shows, meaningless celebrity gossip and professional sports hero worship.

    If the U.S. government nuked Afghanistan during the Stupor Bowl would anyone even notice?

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  4. BillyB
    BillyB 2 August, 2013, 15:39

    Mmm…, if a US city was nuked during the Stupid Bowl, would the rest of the USA notice? Not my problem. “We interrupt this broadcast…”, good time to take a piss and fill the chip bowl.

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  5. us citizen
    us citizen 2 August, 2013, 18:24

    I see the uninformed voters are posting again…………

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 3 August, 2013, 11:13

    At least you’ve finally quit misidentifying them as U.S. Navy Seals.

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  7. Donkey
    Donkey 4 August, 2013, 07:31

    Dyspeptic has made my day with that rant!! Awesome! Now where is Steals??? 🙂

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  8. Ted Steele, Janitor
    Ted Steele, Janitor 5 August, 2013, 07:42

    Duncey— So far you and Dysphoric get a c- for your rants— sorry little buddies!

    All a non issue——Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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