Brutal: Las Vegas Review-Journal slams Obama over ‘Benghazi blunder’

In an editorial today, Nevada’s largest daily newspaper officially endorsed Mitt Romney for president, but it wasn’t the endorsement that left the lasting impression.

The Review-Journal blasted Obama over his economic ineptitude and absolutely excoriated him and his administration over their handling of the attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. Not only has the president failed to demonstrate any leadership, but, according to the editorial, he is unworthy of being our commander in chief.

The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday’s election.

The Review-Journal also slammed the lapdog media for trying to ensure that the truth stay buried:

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promptly criticized the security failures in Benghazi, the White House and its lapdog media jumped all over him for another “gaffe,” for speaking out too promptly and too strongly. Prompt and strong action from the White House on Sept. 11 might have saved American lives, as well as America’s reputation as a nation not to be messed with. Weakness and dithering and flying to Las Vegas the next day for celebrity fund-raising parties are somehow better?

These behaviors go far beyond “spin.” They amount to a pack of lies. To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation’s economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” would be disastrous.

A major newspaper pushing the truth about Benghazi? Conservatives couldn’t quite believe their eyes, but they were thrilled that an Old Media outlet finally had the guts to speak truth to power:

Indeed. Kudos to the Review-Journal on reminding us of what media integrity looks like. An editorial such as this was a long time coming. Let’s hope that in this case, what happens in Vegas spreads.

  • Libs_R_Wrong

    Superb. And LONG overdue!

  • drnash

    SO proud of the Review-Journal. Love their state and love them for being honest!!

    • Kevin Krom

      Now, if only they would apologize for their part in the Righthaven fiasco…

    • Elaine

      Catherine Herridge deserves the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting on this story!

  • Jack Deth

    Wow!

    Coming from the city and state that is supposed to be in Harry Reid’s hip pocket. Also Obama’s favorite playground and Cash Cow, second to Hollywood, California!

    This is going to hurt. A lot! And hopefully, get the ball rolling a little faster and harder towards its ugly, inevitable end.

  • Barbara

    Makes you proud to be an American

  • stuckinIL4now

    Thanx, LVRJ. Awesome editorial. Extremely well-written with wall-to-wall truth. Required reading for every voting age American.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’, ‘What happens outside of Vegas, is fair game, baby’. @Las Vegas Review-Journal rips Obama a new one. #7HoursOfHell #Romney/Ryan2012

  • jd

    More hurt feelings….

  • cgraham77

    The imagery of that end scene to Dr. Strangelove…oh so appropriate!! Was almost poetic. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • gr82cu2

    God, I love Las Vegas even more than ever now….if that is possible! Please Lord let this be the beginning of a tidal wave of truth over the next 5 days. The American people and especially the families of those who were murdered on 9/11/12 deserve to know the truth. Everyone, please pass this article around in every way possible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Theresa-Sugrue/1382063787 Theresa Sugrue

    Your beating a dead horse No one beleives Obama is in charge of all the consults security.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      “The buck stops here” – or, in Obama’s case… “The buck stops anywhere BUT here”

    • smmy33

      You pathetic piece of crap….. Why did Obama never convene his counterterrorism task force during Benghazi attacks even when everyone knew within the first hour it was terrorist attack, Why did the CIA bother sending in a team as small as Doherty’s and Woods’s against 150 jihadis if the White House wasn’t prepared to send reinforcements to support them

      And why are there Marines and more security for our Ambassdor in Paris… then for our people in one of the most violent country’s in the world, even after the Ambassdor begged numerous times that he needed more security

      . Ah because Obama policy was not to offend the Islamic’s in Lybia……. How you can see pictures and video of our Ambassdor’s dead body dragged through the streets to cheering crowds and vote for Obama is what makes you a patheic piece of crap.

      • Donna Jackson

        Anyone that votes for this Marxist, after all he has done and is doing, I have no respect for them. This man is proving more and more that he is trying to kill us all.

    • Kevin Krom

      Ace of Spades nailed it yesterday, to the effect of: when bin Laden was taken down, Obama was all over the place taking credit for making the gutsy call (and we get situation room photos). When Ambassador Stevens is killed, we get lies, spin, delay, and an “investigation” as if the call to abandon our people was made by some junior staffer manning the phone bank.

      No “investigation” is needed — only 4 people could remotely have the authority to make the call to stand down once the attack was underway: SoS Clinton, CIA chief Patreus, DoD head Panetta, or CinC Obama. And Obama outranks the others. And he was there in the White House when the decisions were made.

      In short, if Obama didn’t make the call himself, then isn’t an even bigger story in the sense that he has no control over the decisions that should have been his as CinC?

    • lainer51

      other than his vacation plans and MeShell’s nasty eye-rolling, what IS he in charge of?

    • http://www.facebook.com/rodney.c.jacobsen Rodney C Jacobsen

      an ambassador in that kind of trouble has the same response equivalence as a four star general being in trouble. that sort of thing is reported almost instantly to the head honcho el president dimwit. he didn’t have to deal with all the consults just that one and he failed and then lied. to everyone including you Theresa. I noticed your cups lookin a little low ya better go get a refill on your Koolaid lady.

    • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

      This horse will not be dead until we get the real story and punish the ones negligent in their duties. If Obama is not in charge of consulate security, who is? He stated that it is his responsibility so who do we believe? Him? You? The presidential charter?

  • orringtonmom (D)

    damn. ’bout time.

  • lonestar

    Finally! Thank you Las Vegas Review Journal.

  • MoxieLouise

    Las Vegas…Barky’s there now, isn’t he? [snort] If I were the editor I would be spending the night in an unnamed motel under an assumed name, and drive a rental car to get there.

    • Donna Jackson

      Snort is about right…or how about Bahahaha! I think he is there now. It will be a long night at the tables. I wonder if JayZ is with him?

  • nc

    Like seeing a patient awakening from a coma that had been given up for dead, I want to shout “Hallelujah!”

    More and more people are seeing the Emperor has no clothes.

  • Ty Pryor

    I had to read this twice to make sure I was actually seeing this. A purple state newspaper endorsing Romney AND bringing the fire to the Obama admin? Pinch me.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      *pinches* Hehe. It’s not a dream!

  • Donna Jackson

    I am so proud of the Review, too. I read a few posts, where the editor didn’t put his/her name. Quite frankly, with the death threats other people have had, from speaking ill of the king, I don’t blame them one bit.

  • http://ladyliberty1885.com/ LadyLiberty1885 – A.P. Dillon

    DAYYYYYYYYUMMMM!!!

  • Scott

    Speechless, about dang time somebody besides Fox got on the bandwagon. Damn fine job

  • http://www.facebook.com/denis.charpentier.90 Denis Charpentier

    No one died because of Watergate: Obama Ordered That The Men In Benghazi Be Left To Die…

  • smiley_t

    Way to go LVRJ! About time someone in the media reported honestly about what happened. I wish people would wake up and realize who BO is, and how unfit he is to be the leader of our country!

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I may pick my subscription back up for it now. It was getting too Liberal for my tastes, and now this.. Well! Finally, well done, LVRJ! Keep going! Bring the truth to home. Maybe the honesty will spread through the MSM.

    “To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation’s economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” would be disastrous.” – Las Vegas Review Journal
    I couldn’t have said it better!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I7E6CPG5QPZEFCRD6ZRWMFXZOM Christopher Chambers

    BOOM! That is awesome! I hope this catches on. We need the truth to come out no matter what it is. Holding back on something this important is just plain wrong.

  • mrt721

    Ouch!

  • RightThinking1

    How refreshing.
    Here’s a nice cartoon of how the MSM are dealing with the Benghazi massacre.
    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/156403/

  • Violette Heggen

    i used to reside there in vegas,love it there!Thanks to rj for telling the true story about the 4 great americans that OBAMA AND HIS REGIMES WATCH DRAGGED AND TORTURED! I hope with the help of Future President Romney,these nazi’s who’s running our country will start an impeachment proceedings right away! they all need to pay for their crime they committed.Romney got my vote!!!!

  • Eh2Zed

    You know when the MSM will start covering Benghazi? Simple answer, November 6th, 5 minutes after Obama concedes to Romney. The circular firing squads will form and the sharks will start their feeding frenzy. They will eviscerate Obama to try and recapture some form of relevance after the last 4 years of obfuscation.

  • Eh2Zed

    You know when the MSM will start covering Benghazi? Simple answer, November 6th, 5 minutes after Obama concedes to Romney. The circular firing squads will form and the sharks will start their feeding frenzy. They will eviscerate Obama to try and recapture some form of relevance after the last 4 years of obfuscation.

  • DMalcolmCarson

    Could not have said it better myself. Wow, that was just the best summary and run-down of the Benghazi situation that I’ve yet read. Kudos to the Review-Journal. Let’s hope enough people to read it to swing the state to Romney.

  • DMalcolmCarson

    Could not have said it better myself. Wow, that was just the best summary and run-down of the Benghazi situation that I’ve yet read. Kudos to the Review-Journal. Let’s hope enough people to read it to swing the state to Romney.

  • http://www.humorsmith.com HumorSmith

    Too little, too late. Employment numbers are up again, the liberal media continues to ignore Benghazi and the Democrats are scared about lady parts and women in binders. Looks like we will get another four years of this clown. I want to throw up.

    • renagle

      Get a grip, Eeyore. Romney’s numbers are too good for that eventuality to ever happen.

      • http://www.humorsmith.com HumorSmith

        I will grip renagle, as soon as you remove the rose-colored glasses. Show me the national concern over Benghazi. Show me the non right-wing MSM outcries against this pretender. The sad truth is we are a nation of celebrity and Obama’s a celeb. Not a good president, but the Obamabots have a stranglehold on the media in this nation. They are burying Benghazi. They are burying Michelle Malkin’s exposure of his cronyism. They are burying his radical Muslim ties, and there is every chance they will bury Romney on November 6th. I don’t want that, I hope against it, but the stupidity of the public is a huge plus for this administration.

  • http://www.humorsmith.com HumorSmith

    Too little, too late. Employment numbers are up again, the liberal media continues to ignore Benghazi and the Democrats are scared about lady parts and women in binders. Looks like we will get another four years of this clown. I want to throw up.