US News editor trolls conservatives over ‘real’ (yet debunked) Benghazi scandal

We fully expect Sen. Barbara Boxer to beclown herself whenever possible — it’s her job, and she’s dedicated. She did her best to run interference for President Obama on the Senate floor this week by claiming that the GOP was responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, because they’d cut the budget that would have gone to properly secure the U.S. consulate there. The Washington Post gave that claim three Pinocchios, but that hasn’t kept US News Opinion managing editor Robert Schlesinger from tossing that dud grenade, or any other one within reach.

Schlesinger has his own fact-checker ready, and it’s not even US News, but the New York Times. Take that! But wait … that article is about the IRS scandal. It’s tough to keep all these “fake” scandals straight.

He should know that, but not even the president knows what’s going on in his own administration until he reads it in the newspaper.

Sprawling bureaucracy? Not even David Axelrod could get away with that excuse.

  • bkeyser


    [bee -kloun] verb (used with object)

    1. To make a complete idiot of oneself in public.
    2. To argue loudly about things one does not understand.
    3. See: Robert Schlesinger

  • tcbaz

    I hope it’s not to late for this kid to get his money back for the so-called journalism degree.

    • Elaine

      Guess US News & World Report doesn’t do news any longer. Another one bites the dust.

    • OLLPOH

      ….what you be ‘cusing that he spent his mama and daddy moola on degreeing while keeping a journal??? hmmm…we believe you are on to something, that and wonder what kind of accolade-grades he received in Pre-k, not to mention the degreeing of keeping his journal hidden from us all.

  • Burgermeister Meisterburger

    Where are the shareholders of USN@WR to demand this fools resignation? In the course of 5-6 tweets he completely destroyed whatever sad remnant of journalistic credibility that magazine had left.

  • yourmamatoo

    Ís this little punk for real?
    And he isn’t even relevant.
    Just another liberal parrot.

  • Steve_J

    Either he has no clue as to what is happening or he’s a partisn hack either way he makes a fool of himself. I would like to know if he puts the ass or the clown in assclown.

    • Americanazalea

      You can’t “make” a fool out of someone who is already a fool.

  • grais

    Where did they find this child?

    • ChHarrison

      the rich dilettante son of liberal JFK flack Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. He doesn’t have to have a brain in his head
      (obviously) to get that job.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Robert, “journalism” is NOT writing down what you did all day.

  • Garth Haycock

    Why do folks on twitter waste their time engaging a leftist worshiper of Dear Leader?

    The best way to deal with a troll is to ignore it. Eventually, it will stop because it’s not get the responses it wants.

    • ObamaFail

      It’s better to flood a leftist idiot’s twitter feed with a huge dose of facts than just to ignore them.

  • JR48

    Is ‘sprawling bureaucracy’ a euphemism for CIA/State/White House? Because they literally talked to each other to get the story that they wanted in the talking points.

    Amazing how he’s just spewing dem talking points with little or no knowledge as to what is known.

  • Bill Board

    Robert ShitSlinger is a moron.

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  • Sunshineandsurf

    Isn’t US News and WR part of Mort Zuckernan’s empire. He’s a regular on McLaughlin Group and is not an Obama supporter. So Mort please fire this guy since he is causing you a disservice.

    • Jon

      U.S. News is kind of like Zuckerman’s N.Y, Daily News, which has endorsed Republicans in three of the past four presidential elections, but has a a newsroom with a number of overtly partisan liberals. The question for Mort is do you want your editors tweeting their obvious biases like this, when they’re not editing the op-ed pages (which is why Twitter’s been so bad for liberals in trying to maintain the fallacy of no media bias — the statements they used to only make to their peers they now tweet out to the world, like this effort, and then they double-down on their liberalism when they’re called on their bias).

  • TocksNedlog

    Another “the government is so big the president can’t be expected to know what’s going on, let alone control it” excuse.

    His place in history is assured.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Yet, they keep saying that Obama has *reduced* the size of government…so doesn’t that blow their “It’s Bush’s fault” excuse ENTIRELY out of the water?

  • aquaviva

    This is incredible. This clown is and editor for US News managing editor and he’s completely ignorant of factual evidence.

    He’s got no nose for news.

  • aquaviva

    OK, that explains it. This punk is Arthur Schlessinger’s youngest kid.

    We’re talking about a Kennedy outer-circle wanna-be robot here. 100% drone. His “think critically” mind is gone. It’s hopeless. He is a 100% DNC life-like talking point robot. You’d have more luck trying to have an honest conversation with Max Blumenthal (i.e. impossible) .

    Let him play in his private, personal internet blog that nobody reads and used to be a real magazine, sandbox.

  • BruceMajors

    One gets the sense that some effeminate men, among other powerless, abused, and resentful groups, identify with, crush on, and get a thrill up the leg from abusive dictators. When the State inflicts pain, violates rights, lies, they feel that they are empowered because “their” team “won.”

    • Evil Otto

      That is absolutely correct.

  • peteee363

    president romney would be all over all these scandals, had obama released them when he knew about them. but romney lost, partially because he became a pander monkey, but also because obama used his fingers in power, to hide embarrassing reports.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@rschles @mandylhoward @MelissaTweets @conservJ Where did you get your *cough*journalism degree at, Hamburger University? Goodwill? #tcot

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    That’s what they must have taught Mr. Schlesinger in Journalism School-AVOID THE FACTS AT ALL COSTS! Unforch for him, FACTS ARE FACTS.
    I think he needs to go back to School… Wait, no…. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • QueenB

    Right….because if the democrats could have blamed it on the republicans from the beginning, they wouldn’t have gone that route.

  • rennyangel2

    This needs a DC grand jury a la Watergate.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Man, I get the feeling US News is about to lose a lot of subscribers.

    • Jim Denney

      I wasn’t aware they had “a lot” of subscribers. I did hear they distribute a lot of complimentary copies to mental hospitals and Head Start “teachers” though.

  • Gallatin

    Perfect example of why the lame stream media is dead. They not only will not do any real journalism but will do anything they can to protect this administration, dimocrats and libturds. An editor of an alleged “news” magazine trolls Conservative social media sites and parrots dimocrat talking points. I think I will subscribe to US News today they look like they are GIANTS of investigative journalism.

  • Paul C.

    The lame street media treats Obama like their child……he can do no wrong, they enable his actions and he enables his administrations actions.

  • Noneya

    It is now evident that the Obama coverup begins and ends with a very complicit media. The Liberals are running this country right into the ground. Prepare accordingly.

  • Muddstuffin

    It ‘might be help you do your job’? Oh.. nice grammar there Melissa. Are you a REAL journalist?

  • Kevin

    The GOP leaked editing talking point emails that were released by the Whitehouse? WTF is this maroon talking about? The conspiracy runs deep for this Benghazi truther, huh?

  • Americanazalea

    Ah, I see someone has been reading Breaking Dawn Part 2! I mean, coming up with the word “specious”? What journalist uses words like “specious”? Wait! He isn’t a journalist. He’s a Liberal and a Democrat. Trolls? IGNORE THEM, because they only show their stupidity by opening their mouths, texting, and everything “elsing”.

  • Herman LaClair

    wow. we don’t have to make our “too-big government” claims any longer. these frickin’ idiots are doing a good job validating our position. “sprawling bureaucracy”, indeed.

  • irishgirl91

    When finally proven wrong, resort to the ol’ gov’t is too huge for the One to have know what was going on. Priceless.

  • neoface

    Schlesinger a journalist? A Joke right? The idiot is still carrying water for Obama. Schlesinger, Obama has been checkmated.


    Have a great day TROLLUSNEWS Editor with that USNEWS Trolling! Buh bye!

  • David

    Obama Zombie.

    I got nothing else.

  • ObamaFail

    Truth is something that liberals can’t stomach using. This guy spews false information because, like every liberal, the truth about their hero Obama hurts them on such an emotional level that they lash out by lying.

  • Conservagrl

    I have a question, when Journalists graduate and get their degrees do they actually get a diploma? or kneepads with DNC printed on them?

    • $18912735

      The second one.

      • Conservagrl

        I thought so!

    • IceColdTroll

      PS – I think I love you. ..

      • Conservagrl

        Thanks! I told my non-political Husband and he said “good, does that mean you have someone else to talk politics with”? LOLOL!

  • aquaviva

    Headline: ” Schlessinger Calls Bob Woodward Scandal Pusher!”

  • Im_Done

    The sad thing is, this type of idiocy on display by the “media” no longer surprises me.

  • Bozo Sapien

    Isn’t it amazing how “journalists” don’t even have to do actual work anymore? The only qualifications are that you be liberal and have opinions.

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  • detroit19

    The BS…it makes my head hurt, not to mention what it does to my surroundings…you can only spray so much Febreze and use so many Glade plug-ins :(

  • missyree68

    Oh! Robert, you poor misinformed, uninformed misguided cretin..

  • Mark81150

    Typical leftist effete little milksop..

    ME big tough Twitter commando for Obama… dumb as a post, but good to go for the propaganda effort…

    He’d wet his pants after five minutes in uniform.. or two seconds at a Middle East Embassy.. but he’ll sure shrug off the sacrifices of others… and their cowardly feckless CIC..

    all about his “team” being on top.. whatever the result, he doesn’t care.. just gotta support the big blue D…

    Most of us stopped calling ourselves republicans a long time ago.. now.. it’s conservatives, libertarians.. who vote R because they’re the closest to what we believe.. not perfect,..

    This clown would snap off a finger and smoke it like a cigarette before admitting the DNC was ever morally wrong..

  • cherie bone

    Shuffling down the Newsweek goat path to nowhere. They get touchy.

  • Brett McMicken

    he would make an excellent inner party member in orwell’s 1984.

  • Brett McMicken

    he would make an excellent inner party member in orwell’s 1984.

  • TocksNedlog

    Next time, crib a pic from someone that knows how to spell Machiavelli.

  • Zach Smith

    People who post on blogs should have to register with the government and be subjected to oversight and reporting requirements because they could influence elections and such.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Starting with the “Evil Rich” Obama supporters, like George Soros and Warren Buffett, who support KING FINK OBAMA and his policies! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • GaryTheBrave

    Yes, that is the price to pay to exercise one’s right guaranteed by the Constitution. If it is good for the second amendment then it’s just as good for the first amendment.

  • angeleyez

    dollar reading glasses

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Thought Khan didn’t require glasses…??