"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fox Military Analyst Counters Rest Of Network, Denounces "Second Guessing" On Benghazi Attack Response

Former NATO Ambassador Adds: "Keep Politics Out Of This"

From the October 25 edition of Fox News' Happening Now:

As I sat here watching this video of Retired Army General Jack Keane, Vice Chief of the US Army, 
 and Ambassador Nick Burns, former US Ambassador to NATO, who are both Fox Analysts, I was struck at the total dishonesty of the Fox host Jon Scott in trying to steer the conversation.

Although I have to admit that Jon Scott's comments why didn't they fly F-16's overhead and scare the the terrorist was classic. Guess they scared Scott when they flew over his head but we are talking about terrorist types that had planes flying overhead all the time during the uprising in Libya that took out Gaddaffi. What can you say to such stupidity -- thought the General was going to burst out laughing.

These two men put Country over the Republican Party and Fox News by telling the truth that politics needs taken out of the Libyan Consulate Attack.  When you listen, you discover how brave our security people were and how security forces from Tripoli got there to help evacuate those still alive who you never hear about.

Then there was the former Secretary of State Condi Rice interview throwing cold water on Fox Tabloid News Libya conspiracies:

With her reasoned response, Rice stands apart from other former Bush administration officials, including former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Both Rumsfeld and Bolton have repeatedly insisted that the Obama administration has performed a cover-up of the events in Benghazi. 

Condi Rice Pours Cold Water On ‘Benghazi-Gate’By Hayes Brown on Oct 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice broke with the majority of her party last night on Fox News, as she tried to hit the brakes on the right wing’s politicization of the recent attack in Libya. 
Host Greta Van Susteren asked Rice directly and repeatedly about a set of emails uncovered by Reuters. In what has been dubbed “Benghazi-Gate,” the conservative media has jumped on the emails as definitive proof that the Obama administration has been lying about what it knew and when in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on a diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Rice’s response was likely not what Van Susteren expected: 
RICE: But when things are unfolding very, very quickly, it’s not always easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11?
So there’s a big picture to be examined here. But we don’t have all of the pieces, and I think it’s easy to try and jump to conclusions about what might have happened here. It’s probably better to let the relevant bodies do their work.
Throughout the interview, Rice highlighted the difficulty that comes in a “fog of war” situation, with multiple stories coming in which need to be processed and verified. Her statements strongly align with the evolution of the Obama administration’s understanding of what happened in Benghazi. Rice also joined current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in dismissing the big picture importance of the emails from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, as a small portion of the overall communication between the mission and the State Department.
Read More at Think Progress and Media Matters about the biased reporting we are seeing about Libya from Fox Tabloid News.  You may ask why I call them Tabloid News -- the answer is pretty simple as they have as much credibility on reporting News as the tabloid news magazines you see in the grocery store. aisles.

When Roger Ailes who is President of Fox News Channel and Chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group decided to take Fox News from being more Fair and Balanced to being the Romney campaign second headquarters, for some of us it was the final straw with Fox.  They had so many Romney surrogates like Karl Rove and others giving Romney spin even during the primaries that it was obscene but they refused to acknowledge these Fox news contributors were Romney supporters/consultants.  According to Fox Tabloid News, Rove is just another analyst not the owner of a Super PAC and non-disclosure PAC supporting GOP candidates including ads for Romney which he has now scaled back to concentrate on the hard right GOP Senate races.  

It has been amazing to sit back and watch Fox News contributors go on the air along with Rush to give Romney and his team advice and the next day see a clip of Romney using those same words.  At first I thought I was imagining things but I wasn't.  Others picked up on the same thing

Check out these links from Fox Tabloid News and see why I call them Tabloid News now:
  • Fox Regular Michael Scheuer: "Democrats Are Very Good At Watching Americans Die" Video October 25, 2012 5:16 PM EDT
  • On Fox, Lars Larson Accuses Obama White House Of Watching Americans Die In Libya Blog October 25, 2012 6:19 PM EDT
  • O'Reilly "Speculat[es]" Obama Didn't Pay Attention To Benghazi Attack, "Even Though One Of His Ambassadors Was Murdered" - Video October 25, 2012 10:01 PM EDT
  • Fox's New Low: Accusing Obama Admin. Of Abandoning Americans To Die In Libya 
    Fox News hosts and contributors repeatedly suggested that the Obama administration made a "political decision" to allow Americans to be killed in the September 11 Benghazi, Libya, attack on an American compound. But U.S. agents and the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli rushed to the aid of the compound during the attack, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that the attack was over before the U.S. military had sufficient information on which to act.

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