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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Perhaps one of the worst and pathetic jobs in this country is the president's mouth called "press secretary". Every single one I recall going back to JFK has been at best a chonie not believing one word they speak to the press and to the country. How does one qualify to be the presidents butt boy? I was taught to not believe one word any politician says and I learned it very well.
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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Sorry, I didn't see this was Up and I had thrown up a thread on it.....JM. Maybe a Mod can delete mine.

    Here let me see if I can add to this story from Politico.





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    Fox's @JamesRosenFNC reports that "several more" #Benghazi whistleblowers are considering coming forward, including CIA officials.

    Just today we've seen additional, independent confirmation that Stephen Hayes' reporting from last week was spot-on. Susan Rice's Benghazi talking points were redacted and revised at least 12 times in advance of public consumption in order to help cover up the administration's security failures prior to the attack. Hayes is starting to name some names, including influential figures inside the State Department and White House. This thoroughly debunks the falsehood expressed by White House spokesman Jay Carney, who claimed that Rice's talking points originated from the intelligence community, and that only cosmetic alterations were made. Carney also provided completely false information about Benghazi and terrorism for days after the assault.

    The CIA’s talking points, the ones that went out that Friday evening, were distributed via email to a group of top Obama administration officials. Forty-five minutes after receiving them, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland expressed concerns about their contents, particularly the likelihood that members of Congress would criticize the State Department for “not paying attention to Agency warnings.” CIA officials responded with a new draft, stripped of all references to Ansar al Sharia. In an email a short time later, Nuland wrote that the changes did not “resolve all my issues or those of my building leadership.” She did not specify whom she meant by State Department “building leadership.” Ben Rhodes, a top Obama foreign policy and national security adviser, responded to the group, explaining that Nuland had raised valid concerns and advising that the issues would be resolved at a meeting of the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee the following morning. The Deputies Committee consists of high-ranking officials at the agencies with responsibility for national security?—?including State, Defense, and the CIA?—?as well as senior White House national security staffers.

    This is what Washington calls "CYA." They doctored intelligence to protect the political reputations of people who dropped the ball. All of this has moved well beyond conservative theorizing. Based on the major ABC News report this morning, members of the mainstream press are beginning to acknowledge a cover-up -- from National Journal to BuzzFeed to the BBC. I highly recommend reading Ron Fournier's NJ piece in its entirety. An excerpt: (at link.)

    Significant edits were made to the talking points after a meeting at the White House the day before Rice's appearance on five Sunday shows, said the official familiar with Nuland's thinking, who added that she did not attend the meeting. As I wrote yesterday (“Why Benghazi is a Blow to Obama and Clinton"), Obama has earned the trust of most Americans but credibility is a fragile thing.

    Get ready for more hearings. How about a bipartisan Select Committee, a la Watergate? Meanwhile, the slime merchant hacks at Think Progress are smearing whistle-blower Gregory Hicks with ad hominem attacks from unnamed sources. Just two days ago (before his testimony), TP cited Hicks approvingly as having helped discredit conservative "conspiracy theories." So in their eyes, he went from credible to not credible in two days. What happened? His damning testimony happened, that's what.....snip~

    Unreal: WH Holds Off-the-Record Benghazi Briefing for Hand-Picked Reporters - Guy Benson

    Looks like Team Obama.....is going to sell Hillary out! How those chances of hers looking now? Do you think she will Actually even consider running now? Her face must be livid. Bubba must be having a dam near nervous breakdown. Expect Bilbo to start fresh in the Media over this.

    Hows that for Carney trying to get round things yesterday? Hows that work out since Nuland dealt with changing the talking points 45 mins after getting them. Not the next day like Carney stated. Plus she still wasn't satisfied with them after the CIA was done. Do you think Carney will now come out and say he misspoke? Do they actually think they can spin around and then attack the MSM now? NTW UPDATE: Carney says it was not off the Record Meeting. But a Background Meeting.....yet with only select members of the media.

    "Oh" and more Whistleblowers coming forward. Can you Say Select Committee ala Watergate Style.

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    The idea this so-called "off the record" briefing would in any way contain anything we need to worry about is absurd. If the White House wanted to give "marching orders", so to speak, to the press, do you really think they would announce it publicly?

    Just more made up conspiracy nonsense.

    I think there is a relevant point to be made:


    Let's assume, just for the argument's sake, this is true. Let's say these e-mails were provided to Republicans months ago and now they've been leaked. Would that not all but prove this is purely a political witch hunt?
    Maybe, but that's not the point. Why isn't the admin releasing this info to US.

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If by "mainstream" you mean carrying water for Obama on a daily basis, then right you are. But FNC is in the news line up of every other "MSM" source, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC...

    I think what you mean to say is that you don't like FNC because you like your news to ideologically agree with your point of view.
    I have to agree. Fox is pretty mainstream when it comes down to things. It is part of the show and it works with the other networks to pretend there is some sort of real fight going on while the thieves are behind you stealing whatever you have left. The thieves in this case being congress who hoists up the corporations and unions and the unions and corporations who then steal your money.

    I have to agree fox is certainly a part of all of that along with all the others you mentioned. Unfortunately it now seems The Blaze is getting support as a mainstream news source also. I don't think they are quite there yet but i have noticed a bunch of feeds that use multiple sources where they have all of a sudden started to show up when they never did before.

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NTW UPDATE: Carney says it was not off the Record Meeting. But a Background Meeting.....yet with only select members of the media.

    "Oh" and more Whistleblowers coming forward. Can you Say Select Committee ala Watergate Style.
    Changing talking points again? A Background Meeting that's off the record, but not an Off The Record Meeting? Geeze. These people are coming unglued.

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Changing talking points again? A Background Meeting that's off the record, but not an Off The Record Meeting? Geeze. These people are coming unglued.
    Team Obama knows it can't get round the Fact Checkers either.....so I expect the WH to push it off on the State and Hillary. As currently they got Nuland dead to Rights. Then they have Charlene Lamb that reduced the security from the first attack to the second. Plus Now they Have the one and Only Right Hand to Clinton going after Hicks and Nordstrom. That would be Cheryl Mills.

    Even the BBC and the Daily Mail UK have the timelines up. Also Reuters.

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Um Deuce, "unidentified sources" seem to be fine as long as the validate the liberal progressive line of Bull ****.
    Way to completely miss the point. "Off the record" discussions between the white house and reporters are not some new sinister thing that should make one terrified of the media. They happen all the time.
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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    According to Gawker, here's the list of attendees: Ben Feller (Associated Press), Jonathan Weisman and Laura Meckler (Wall Street Journal), Michael Shear and Scott Wilson (Washington Post), Caren Bohan (Reuters), David Jackson (USA Today), Carol Lee (Politico), Peter Nicholas (Tribune Co.), Margaret Talev (McClatchy), and Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg).

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Changing talking points again? A Background Meeting that's off the record, but not an Off The Record Meeting? Geeze. These people are coming unglued.
    Good morning, humbolt.

    What the heck is a "background" meeting? A review of what happened? If so, why would that be necessary at this point? The outcome that people died unnecessarily hasn't changed, but the stories sure have! Is it too much to expect that the truth be told and mistakes admitted, and a solution found so this never happens again? Most people don't like to be lied to! :

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    Re: White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

    I remember Obama bragging about how transparent (non secretive) his administration would be. So far it's been as bad as any I've ever seen.
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