Terror truth scrubbed during 12 edits of Libya talking points; Lapdogs spin, Media Matters tool deletes tweet

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.

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?

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.

Evidently Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert didn’t read his talking points for today.

The tweet was swiftly deleted.


But most good little lapdogs appear to be sticking to this spin:

Because, hey, what difference does it make, right?

Media talking point for today:

Oh, that’s not the only remaining angle:

  • Dandee

    Finally ABC news does some reporting, but would really love to know who left our people twisting in the wind to die and where was POTUS? Mmm?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Who left our people twisting in the wind? ==> Our Military Brass.
      obama told them to stand-down & went to bed.
      Brass said ==> OKAY.

  • nc

    Am I missing something? Wasn’t this ABC “exclusive” report uncovered by Stephen Hayes and reported on Fox several days ago?

    • Guest

      ABC gives an aside acknowledgement to Hayes here: http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=19149119

    • colchak

      Thinking the same thing.

    • gracepmc

      Yes, but it doesn’t become true or newsworthy until one of the MSM breaks out and commits an act of real reporting. On that, hey CBS look at what ABC did while you were all worried about Sharyl Atkisson’s “advocacy”.

  • Clete Torres

    Remember kids, the changes were only ‘stylistic’ says the Carney-barker.

    • Red Fred

      Saying “protest” not “terror”, saying “video” not “armed assailants”, are outright lies, even so, the outrage is not their lies, although that plays into it, the outrage is their failure to send our military to defend the ambassador and our other men at that post. What kind of thinking excuses that? They REFUSED to send help, then concocted the lies to cover their @ss. Not okay. By a long shot.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      .@PressSec is paid a TON OF MONEY to stand up in front of the AMERICAN PEOPLE and LIE through his #fucking teeth, with a straight face, for potus.

  • Ken Masterson

    Benghazigate worse than Watergate.~!

    • ObamaFail

      Yeah, nobody died in Watergate. And nobody blamed a video for Watergate either.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      They aren’t even in the same ballpark.

  • rm1evo

    We need to keep this up. Tell or talk to 1-2 people about this Benghazi and or Gosnell. Post it Facebook or anywhere.

  • Jimni27

    Am I missing something? I saw in the original draft it said something about a spontaneous protest, but nothing about a video, even on final draft. Where did that come from?

    Also, pretty sly of Nuland not to mention Hillary by name: “These changes don’t resolve all of my issues or those of MY BUILDINGS LEADERSHIP,” Nuland wrote”. Gee, who could that be?

    • OLLPOH

      Could it of been William.J.C…Nah wrong building!
      No, say it’s not sooooo…the one, the only, the Bride of William.

  • ceemack

    Wow…I mean, if you can’t trust Jay Carney, who CAN you trust?

  • OpenTheDoor

    Nixon lied, nobody died.
    Wondering if the guilty are as colourful a cast of characters?
    Going to be hard to beat the Nixon connivers, but then they say O’Bama, is a genius.


    Heads Up***To***Our New U.S. Libyan Ambassador***

    >Please See Reuters News From This Morning 5/10/13, Time around 8:13AM EDTExplosions in Libya – Political UnrestBritish Embassy Temporarily Withdraws Some Staff<
    We Pray Madam Ambassador That You Are Safe!
    ***From Concerned Citizens of USA****

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      With Ketchup Kerry saying #Benghazi is a “non-issue”, she better watch her back.

  • Squirrel!

    It’s a hard choice between Obama & Hillary. Who will the media choose?

    • MarcusFenix

      They don’t really choose one or the other, per se….they just will recycle them over and over in different places.

  • Jim Chandler

    It looks like Hilary may go under the bus.

    • truckee22

      They will start with some lower level flunky, then move up to Hillary’s inner circle, then Hillary herself if needed to protect the “Dear Leader”. As many bodies as it takes to jam those bus wheels up.

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        It will be interesting to see who fights back… if at all.

        • truckee22

          True. Will they willingly fall on their sword or will they go down fighting?


    Fact Finding Mission…
    Who, What, Where, When, How, Why?
    If We The People continue the Complacency and Mediocre then what do we have?
    We People have got to accept the truth and understand that we have people in ObamaGovernment that are only concerned with Not Prejudicing the enemy.
    And that is Not acceptable!
    These political power greedy hacks just want their names in lights, pictures for their museum rooms, mansions to live in, taxpayer money shoved into their troughs and bank accounts, Post Offices named after them, all bloody accolades versus true reality that we have Evil Enemies and they just don’t vanish by throwing money at it, or saying poooooof.
    How they sleep at night or look at themselves in a mirror is more than befuddling to us.

  • TocksNedlog

    The Obama administration: “WE can’t handle the truth!”

    • MyrmidoNOT

      …more like: “WE don’t know what ‘telling the truth’ means…”
      …so: “How do you expect us to “spin it” that way…??” 😉

  • PatriotRG

    The left do make it easy – as they only have 3 stock responses which are interchangeable ….

    a) you are a racist
    b) you want to take away welfare from the poor
    c) What about…(insert Bush , Chaney, Reagan ,) insert unrelated distraction, like WMDs being the favorite.

    That’s it , no actual desire to find out the truth as to why 4 dead , why the obvious cover up. I genuinely don’t think they think there is an issue because like any condom used to protect a pr*ck after a while it makes one numb to any feelings.

    • truckee22

      Amen to all 3, but especially #3. I dont care what the debate is, but Bush and WMD’s always comes up somehow. That and “fake outrage”, Limbaugh/Beck and “you just hate (insert protected class here)”.
      I think the tweet above says it all.

      “On what planet is officially scrubbing facts from public statements to avoid scrutiny and accountability not a cover-up?”

  • redheadgrl

    When did ABC get these docs that went through 12 revisions? How long have they been sitting on the info and why are they just releasing them now?

    • Surry918

      Exactly. How come every time we find out something new about this story, it raises 10 more dirty, filthy, questions that show how big this crooked coverup actually is?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      .@ABC probably had them for some time. Now that the #msm can’t discredit Whistleblowers based on reputation & testimony, #msm is now trying to cover their own #asses.
      I bet Whistleblowers have a paper trail & recorded convo’s with the criminals involved….. I would!

    • MurphTacular

      Oh, here’s a conspiracy for ya: You don’t think they just got them? You assume they’ve had them for a while and sat on them? Good grief.

      • redheadgrl

        I’m well aware of how track changes and versioning of documents works. Someone has had these documents/various versions since Sept. 12, 2012. And yes, seeing as how ABC has not been asking very tough questions on Benghazi, and had minimal coverage until recently, I do believe they may have been sitting on them.

  • redheadgrl

    What I want to know:
    1 – who gave the order to stand down? Americans died because of this order, and others had their careers ended/destroyed by being demoted for trying to rescue their fellow citizens.
    2 – Where was Mr. Obama? Was he really asleep in the WH? Was he somewhere else? Was he watching it all go down via cameras on a drone?
    3 – Why was Mr. Stevens at the ‘compound’ in the first place, not at the embassy?

  • Junie3

    When found out, change the name, the game, the score, the dog, the truth, the face, dim to liberal, liberal to progressive, progressive to Marxist, finally Marxist to Islamic apologist. Liars of this magnitude entered into the realm of demonic influence. I totally understand why Jesus told them they were the children of their father the liar.

    John 8:44 KJV
    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    I believe the conspiracy theorists might be right on this one. The attacks in Egypt, Libya and all around the middle east was perpetrated by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. They wanted the release of the blind sheik and this was an attempt to capture high level US people for a trade. The whole thing went bad and with the Obama actions and lies regarding Egyptian Morsi and the MB, the lies regarding Libya and what Stevens was actually doing there (think guns AGAIN) they had to completely change what happened.

    See CNN and the quashing of a story they had completed. It had to do with the MB and their insistence on getting the blink sheik. That story was quashed by the insistence of the White House.

    You are just beginning to see how deep this thing is. I hope you all the best, keep digging. I will no longer even pay attention to the crud any longer. The US had a good run and I hope you all the best. I believe the illegal invaders have shown you how to deal with fedzilla, just do not comply any longer. Flip them the bird, Obama likes that. Let them make the next move. Hat tip, good day, good afternoon and good night.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      It’s not a ‘Conspiracy’ if it’s true.

    • Junie3

      It’s about the Muslim Brotherhood taking over the ME, Syria is on the list and the way to do it is to arm the rebels (Islamic radicals) via gun running through Turkey. Get rid of Assad, just like they did Ghadafi, where the MBH is in charge there.. Guns are ran through Turkey to Syria, thanks to our tax dollars and Obama, Hillary, prob Soros too.
      Listen to Aaron Klein’s audio on it or go to his website to read it. http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2013/05/10/bengazi-tied-to-boston-bombing-common-thread-runs-through-deadly-assaults/
      He tells you why Russia is telling us they warned us about the Boston Terrorists, to point us right back to Benghazi and why.
      Blind Sheik isn’t in this picture, yet.

      • MurphTacular

        The Muslim Brotherhood IS NOT ‘in charge’ in Libya. A more moderate party is overseeing the transitional government there while a new constitution is being penned.

    • MurphTacular

      CNN ‘quashed’ a story about Benghazi? Where’d you get that?

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        It might take a sec….Amber Lyon exposed CNN as the propaganda tool they are. They will take money from governments to quash stories and to promote stories. As for the MB story, google CNN drops Muslim Brotherhood Blind Sheik Story. Here is a CNN vid with Lyon explaining it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP-kf__4GoQ

  • © Sponge

    When Mr. T says “I pity the foo!” he’s talking about Oliver Willis. Every. Time. Oliver, your name is Foo and Mr. T pities you.

  • Susan Reaney

    What gets me is that they were willing to spend all night revising talking points, I’m just curious…exactly how much time did they really spend trying to save 4 Dying Americans in Benghazi?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness


  • © Sponge

    I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that liberals think “It’s REALLY OK for the government to lie to me as long as it’s a DEMOCRAT doing the lying, regardless of content.”

    • MurphTacular

      Who’s saying it’s OK for Democrats to lie? Certainly not a majority of Democrats.

      • © Sponge

        Basically everyone that is trying to bury this story as being irrelevant. They lied to the American public and the world about the attacks and how those men died and liberals are saying “that’s OK.” There are LOTS of Democrats that are saying this is a Republican witch hunt when it’s clearly not.

        You should really pay attention to what’s going on…..

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    The Democrats will soon be offering to have zombie Nixon run as a Democrat…..news at eleventy!

  • therantinggeek

    Hmm. Leftists haven’t made their way to this particular topic yet. I’m sure that will all change before this day is through. I suppose I should go prep some more clue-by-fours…

  • muckraker

    Jay Carney: “Sometimes finding just the right word takes a while.”


    What kind of security does our U.S. Ambassador Deborah Kay Jones have today in Libya? According to Reuters this morning around 8:13 am there were Explosions and Political Unrest bad enough for Britain to evacuate their employees in Libya??????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Guess the jailed guy out in California could have made another crappy video and launched it earlier this morning… wait, he’s in jail and being guarded. hmmmm…

  • Just Another Guy

    Sort of like X Files…. The Truth is Out

    (There removed by “sequester”)

  • Paul C.

    I see the SOROS Puppet boys are in damage control.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Media Matters Doesn’t will be it’s own.downfall.