How Conservatives on Twitter Forced Obama to Face the Benghazi Debacle

One of the most under-appreciated events in politics happened this last Friday on social media. While pundits argue about the value of the new media, and whether it detracts from “real” reporters, conservatives were able to quickly leverage social media resources to out-run the mainstream media blackout on the Obama administration’s culpability in the terrorist attack on our embassies on September 11th, and the death of our ambassador and  3 American soldiers.

Late on Thursday night the story broke that the father of one of the murdered at Benghazi was accusing the Obama administration of withholding assistance to the attacked, as many as three times. This set the conservative blogosphere afire, but was met with glassy-eyed yawns from the lapdog mainstream media all too eager to protect Obama.

On Friday morning, Fox News and conservatives on social media mounted a beleaguered attempt to force the issue and make the administration face the accusations from a frustrated and angry father of a deceased Navy Seal.

And then a fissure in the stranglehold of the mainstream media appeared.

Kyle Clark of Channel 9 News was able to secure an interview with President Obama, and to his great credit, opened up to twitter for suggestions on what questions he should ask:

This got 14 retweets, not a lot considering that Obama has millions of followers. Thankfully, local conservative Kelly Maher took the initiative to spread the word:

This was picked up by Tabitha Hale of the Franklin Center: Continue reading

Show 10: Benghazi Standdown

 

Hello my Gringos. Today our contributors @DefendWallSt and Matt Dawson (@SaintRPH) talk about Benghazi and the developments on this tragedy that unfolded today. Not a whole lot of mirth, but worth listening to.

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Some links to stories we discussed:

Obama Refuses To Answer Directly When Asked if Security Denied DURING Benghazi Attack

Dumbass liberal Dana Milbank blames Republicans for CIA secret link while ignoring Democrats

Twitchy: CIA spokesman says no one denied help; Fox news stands by story

Jake Tapper: Father of Slain Former SEAL, New Report, Raise Questions About Response to Benghazi Attack*

Opening song from Soundtrack to Idiocracy: Nuevos Tiempos by Pueblo Cafe

Our CONTRIBUTORS!!

VIDEO: Interview of Obama Refusing To Answer Directly If Security Denied DURING Benghazi Attack

Thanks to 9News and Kyle Clark for the video and interview.

Released Transcript here [emphasis added]:

KYLE CLARK: Were they denied requests for help during the attack?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks.

As I’ve pointed out before, Obama has already admitted that he knows who at the State Department denied security requests why is he saying he needs to find out?

Read how we got to the interview here.

Obama Refuses To Answer Directly When Asked if Security Denied DURING Benghazi Attack


Kyle Clare of 9News Denver was given an opportunity to interview Barack Obama today. They asked for some requests for questions from twitter. Many people demanded he ask about Benghazi.

https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/261861835047833602

I zeroed in on what I thought would be the key question:

https://twitter.com/SooperMexican/status/261864389194428416

A few hours later, it turns out requests like mine made it to Kyle, and he responded with this:

https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/261926155173654529

https://twitter.com/KyleClark/statuses/261926742179069952

He clarified that he asked about requests made during the attack:

https://twitter.com/KyleClark/status/261934470708482048

Earlier today, Jake Tapper reported that the CIA has stated that any no security requests were denied:

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/261936225106132993

But notice the specific quote – “No one at any level in the CIA.” Could they be hinting that an order came from higher up?

Of course, most media outlets like Buzzfeed will focus on the ridiculous “Bulls**tter” comment he also asked about.

Write up and video from 9news coming soon.

More from Colorado Peak Politics here

UPDATE:

From the 9NEWS writeup [emphasis added]:

President Obama discussed the situation in Libya during a satellite interview Friday afternoon with 9NEWS reporter Kyle Clark, who also asked if it’s fair for Americans to be told to wait until after the election to learn what truly happened in Libya.

“The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” President Obama said. “Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”

President Obama was directly asked twice whether pleas for help on the ground in Libya were denied during the attack. Both times, he repeated his standard call for a thorough investigation.

We’ve seen in the past where Obama withholds information just to anger his critics, then releases it later to undermine criticism. He might be trying that tactic here, or he may really be covering up what happened, and his personal complicity in denying security requests.

UPDATE:

Released Transcript here [emphasis added]:

KYLE CLARK: Were they denied requests for help during the attack?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks.

As I’ve pointed out before, Obama has already admitted that he knows who at the State Department denied security requests why is he saying he needs to find out?

Buzzfeed Exaggerates Supposed Romney Image Alteration; Obama Camp Pushes the Lie

Oh Buzzfeed… you clever little devils.

Today they tried to mock Romney some more by exaggerating in their headline:

Notice that the web address had the original headline, “appears to exaggerate” when it was tweeted out:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/romney-campaign-appears-to-exaggerate-size-of-neva

Then they dropped that out in favor of the more absolute headline in order to sensationalize it and get more hits from morons like Oliver Willis: Continue reading

NPR’s Cokie Roberts Confuses Twitter for Google

NPR’s Senior News Analyst seems to think her twitter is google, and started asking it to help her find the nearest Applebees. 

Twitter just wasn’t very helpful.

So then Cokie demanded a recipe for “applebees dessert shooters.” After a few tweets, she gave up and sent out an article about women holding the keys to the White House. If she’s representative of women, I hope to heaven they’re not…

 

UPDATE!

3 hours later Cokie posted this:

https://twitter.com/CokieRoberts/status/261908436952948736

Did she discover her mistakes? lol… Sorry cokesters.

Citizen Putting Obama in Dunce Cap is Racist; Obama Campaign Putting Romney in Same is Hilarious!

From Republicanism Redefined Blog:

A New Orleans man is getting quite a bit of attention from some of his “Uptown” neighbors with signs he’s posted on his property that express his frustrations with the Obama administration.  Local officials and politicians have even been called upon to convince the man to remove the signs.

A news report about the story:

From a person offended by the sign:

“This is nothing but pure racism, this is a total disgrace…

It was sooo racist that former Mayor Ray Nagin even went out to talk to the guy. To no avail.

Then a City Councilmember called the police on him.

The oily snake’s only purpose is to shut down criticism of Obama:

“We have to determine that there is a zoning law that prohibits perhaps the sign of the size, perhaps the way it is erected… Whatever we can use, we will…”

 I hope they throw the racist book at him!!!

Oh by the way, that was from a year ago, and Obama campaign put this out on their TUMBLR account:

So a citizen criticizing Obama is racist for doing it in this manner, but the Obama campaign doing the same to Romney is perfectly decent.

I don’t have a problem with their graphic aside from being kinda peevish, but the hypocrisy is growing ever more obvious. I hope America is paying attention.

Obama Voted!! And Obama Bloated…

Barack Obama and his team were VERY excited yesterday when he became the first sitting president to vote early. Quite an accomplishment.

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So to celebrate the greatest and singular achievement of President Brony Mompants, they changed his avatar on twitter:

I think… it needs improvement, to be more accurate, so let’s just.. ahh.. here we go…

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Creepy & Classy New “First Time” Ad Compares Voting for Obama to Copulation

I understand you think this is gonna help you with the college-age vote, but why on Crom’s brown earth would you have creepy Jim Messina tweet it out?!?

 

 

Just amazing… to think these people sit around thinking about how to draw college kids to the voting booth with copulation jokes.

Ironically, the Obama campaign has shown itself best at political Onanism.

9TH SOOPERPODCAST!! Post-Debate Analysis, Allred and Trump Surprises!!

 

Hello my Gringos. Today our contributors @DefendWallSt and Matt Dawson (@SaintRPH) talk about the last debate, and whether it will change the election. Billy reveals his name!!! It’s Billy. And then Billy talks about Senate races, and we try to decipher the Allred and Trump October Surprises! Don’t be a racist! Listen in!!

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Some links to stories we discussed:

 Twitchy: Woman sets herself on fire and blames the KKK

Opening song from Soundtrack to Idiocracy: Nuevos Tiempos by Pueblo Cafe

Our CONTRIBUTORS!!

Obama Releases 8-State, 48-Hour Trip Schedule

The Obama team released his very very busy schedule!!! How will poor Obama stay awake during this intense trip?!?!?

 

When you zoom in on the map, some curious notes appear that explain how he’ll keep to his rigorous itinerary!!!!

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Shots Fired at Border Patrol Agents From Across Mexican Border

From the Brownsville Herald:

LOS EBANOS — Five men from Mexico face federal drug charges after U.S. Border Patrol agents were fired upon from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

The shooting took place Friday evening along the river near Los Ebanos after agents saw a dark Ford Expedition that approached the river and then was loaded with bundles of marijuana by several men who had used rafts to move the bundles from Mexico to the U.S. side, court records show.

The agents requested backup and moved in to intercept the vehicle as it was leaving the river, heading northbound. Upon spotting the agents, the vehicle turned around and headed back to the river, where the driver ditched the Expedition.

According to a written statement from Border Patrol, the driver of the vehicle waded toward a raft in an effort to get across to the Diaz Ordaz side of the river. When the agents chased him on foot, they came under fire from a gunman on the Mexican side of the river, who had perched himself in a tree. After taking fire, the agents were forced to fire their weapons back at the gunman.

It remains unclear how many rounds were fired at the agents or how many were fired back, but the agents were not hurt in the firefight, court records show.

Once the shooting ended, the agents searched the area, finding 63 bundles of marijuana — with a total weight of 1,017 pounds — and five smugglers.

Obama Camp Releases Deceptively Edited Romney Video in “Not One of Us”Ad

There is a lot of controversy over the latest ad from the Obama camp entitled, “Not One of Us” in Ohio – not the least of which is the historically racist intonations of that saying.

 

But while liberals are also praising the video for “slamming” Mitt, they miss that it’s ridiculously and purposely edited to absolutely mangle Romney’s quote about the auto industry.

In the ad, video from a Romney video is edited so that he says, “…that’s exactly what I said. The headline you read, which said, ‘let Detroit go bankrupt…”

But if you look at the full transcript, Romney is not referring to the headline when he says “that’s exactly what I said.” He is referring to her question about whether or not the auto companies went bankrupt anyway:

HILL: The companies actually had to go through bankruptcy- but sir, the companies actually had to go through bankruptcy before that bailout. Continue reading