So 12 times the State Dept said "Take that out, that out, get rid of that, that, scratch that..Leave that part about a YouTube video in"—
S.M (@redsteeze) May 10, 2013
So about those revisions of the Benghazi talking points that the White House claimed “were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community”:
Caught. Out. There.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports that the Benghazi talking points underwent 12 revisions with “extensive input from the State Department.” Terror reference? Scrubbed. And in unsurprising news, the White House was involved:
White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.
That would appear to directly contradict what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the talking points in November.
People died, Jay Carney lied.
Not only were the facts deleted, the reason for the deletion was given —> That it would make the State Department look bad.—
Lee Doren (@LDoren) May 10, 2013
Cover-up? What cover-up?
In an email to officials at the White House and the intelligence agencies, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland took issue with including that information [on al Qaida-linked extremists] because it “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? Concerned …”
The paragraph was entirely deleted.
What say you, Jay Carney?
"Jay Carney wouldn't lie to me, our kids go to the same school." – every last fucking reporter in Washington—
David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 10, 2013
After reading these emails, anyone who dismisses the Benghazi cover up is instantly disqualified from being taken seriously.—
Lee Doren (@LDoren) May 10, 2013
Wow. How do Victoria Nuland and Jay Carney keep their jobs after this?—
RB (@RBPundit) May 10, 2013
How do they keep their jobs? Spin, lapdogs, spin!
Media Matters’ Oliver Willis is still trying to play the pitiful and disgraceful “Benghazi truther” card.
Basically cons are asking if track changes in Word are impeachable.—
Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 10, 2013
Evidently Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert didn’t read his talking points for today.
The tweet was swiftly deleted.
"We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting." – Dep NSC Adv Ben Rhodes aka White House—
Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) May 10, 2013
But most good little lapdogs appear to be sticking to this spin:
Because, hey, what difference does it make, right?
How it works: Deny. Dig in. Claim it doesn't matter. It's just political. Everyone does it. It doesn't matter. Blame Bush. SQUIRREL!—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 10, 2013
What we learned from Benghazi apologists: expecting govt to give truthful information makes you a tinfoil-hat wearing conspiracy theorist.—
Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) May 10, 2013
On what planet is officially scrubbing facts from public statements to avoid scrutiny and accountability not a cover-up?—
Matt Cover (@MattCover) May 10, 2013
shorter media: our sources (w/ kindergarten reasoning skills) say the benghazi talking points may have been altered. DEVELOPING…—
Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) May 10, 2013
Media talking point for today:
Oh, that’s not the only remaining angle: