Richard Grenell: White House calling on reporters to spin administration’s failures in Libya

It’s an incendiary tweet to be sure, but perhaps the most shocking thing about the claim from the Romney campaign’s former foreign policy aide, is the suggestion that the White House even thought it had to ask for cover. Mainstream media outlets were happy to run with the administration’s story that the assault which killed the United States’ ambassador to Libya and three others was the result of a spontaneous protest against a YouTube video.

A report from the U.K. Independent on Sept. 13, though, suggested that the U.S. did indeed have advance notice of the attack, a story supported by Libya’s president himself even as Ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds on television to push the “spontaneous mob” narrative as evidence mounted.

More than two weeks after the attack, media outlets are still attempting to wring some truth from the administration, as the president at last admitted (on “The View” of all places) that the attack “wasn’t just a mob action.” With #Benghazigate a trending topic of Twitter, it’s obvious the public isn’t satisfied with the crumbs offered on “The View.”

Will we hear the word “Benghazigate” at the debates? Unlikely, unless it comes from the candidate himself.

Update: While no one expected reporters to raise their hands, Grenell has seen some feedback from his tweet.

  • Charles Seeburger

    The old and busted media had best begin complaining about coercion or they may never recover. Im sure the WhiteHouse is not nearly as worried as they should be.

    • Brett McMicken

      they’ll go along with it….remember, the only reason they went into journalism in the first place was to “change the world.”

      • Charles Seeburger

        I do not think an overwhelming majority of Americans thinking they lie constantly and (hopefully) turning them off is the change they meant to pursue.

  • Love of Country

    This Joseph Stalin wannabe still has some lessons to learn, lol.

    • Brett McMicken

      he’s learning that being president is more than just having joy behar shine his shoes with her tongue on television….don’t worry, they’ll spin it as bush’s, romney’s, and ryan’s fault.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Stand by for latest updates from the Ministry of Truth….

    • Love of Country

      If he had some real onions he would have already off’ed one or two reporters like his mentor, Stalin, would have done ….. perhaps on a Sunday evening in the Rose Garden. I mean why settle for 99% compliance, right? And after that …. he wouldn’t have to beg ’em for nuthin’, lol … and then get caught at it, and look like the biggest, lying Marxist loser wannabe in the world!

  • Denise Simon

    I can also add, that it seems that all foreign affairs activities have completely stopped as well. Gen. Allen was relieved of his command in A’stan, everyone has lawyer’d up and govt contractors are getting the same kind of communications, dont report layoffs. Between now and November nothing else is to happen, the smoke must clear. Hello Univision….

  • Brett McMicken

    ah, just quit whining and give the libyans a phone call, president eye candy. this ain’t nuthin’ but a bump in the road.

  • Jack Deth

    Warning up my BS Meter and Caching time for the Micro Wave and plenty of popcorn for tomorrow morning’s talking heads!

    Zero their Hero can wind up all the slimy minions possible, but there are far fewer people buying what he’s selling.

    This is not going to end well or prettily and that pleases me.

    • Johnny Banco

      As Jack Deth, if you weren’t pleased, I’d be disappointed in you! :)

  • Ellis Reyes

    Romney should, in the middle of a debate, call for a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in Libya. There is nothing Obama could do to counter that.

    • LightSabre

      OUTSTANDING IDEA! And then follow it up with a question to Obama to explain why he isn’t being honest with the American people about it.

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  • truthtopowerCNS

    Even Scott Pelley can’t fake a smile any longer while pushing the WH lie.

  • Libertyship46

    Romney should hit Obama hard on this during the debate, because the mainstream media will never do it. Obama hasn’t had a real news conference in months, so this is going to be the only time anybody confronts him on it. Hope Romney is up to the task.