The NYT tries to pull Hillary’s Benghazi acorns out of the fire, they get burned

The NYT did their fraudulent best this weekend to pull Hillary “Frankly what does it matter now?” Clinton’s reputation out of the morgue. The true believers will – and are – pointing to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and screeching that he wasted time and money on a phony investigation.

The bottom line here is that a Times “investigative reporter” talked to some Libyans and came to the conclusion that “it was the video thingy” and al Qaeda wasn’t involved.

Today, Rep. Issa and several members of Congress who have seen classified documents that the Times “reporter” didn’t have access to have cried “bunk” on the story. People who were in Benghazi have confidentially confirmed that the Times story is a lie. Here’s a former CIA analyst on the story.

It wasn’t a riot caused by a video that had had about 35 hits on YouTube prior to the attack in Benghazi. FoxNews spoke people on the ground…

It was a coordinated attack. It is completely false to say anything else. … It is completely a lie,” one witness to the attack told Fox News.

The controversial Times report has stirred a community that normally remains out of sight and wrestles with how to reveal the truth, without revealing classified information.

Fox News has learned that the attack on the consulate started with fighters assembling to conduct an assault.

Guys were coming into the compound, moving left, moving right…and using IMT (individual movement techniques). … That’s not a spontaneous attack,” one special operator said.

“One guy was shooting, one guy was running. There are guys watching the gates. … The bosses on the ground were pointing, commanding and coordinating — that is a direct action planned attack.”

That statement comes from people who do direct action, planned attacks for a living. They know the difference between a planned attack by trained military and civilian riot.

Paul Mirengoff of Powerline spoke to one of the people David Kirkpatrick, the Times “reporter”, interviewed.

Kirkpatrick’s heavy reliance on self-serving comments by Libyans that also serve the purposes of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, etc, suggests that he had a story he wanted to write and was looking for confirmation of that story.

This suspicion was confirmed to me by one of the people Kirkpatrick interviewed. This person, probably as well informed about the Benghazi attack as any American, tells me that during the interview with Kirkpatrick (which occurred many months ago), it quickly became clear that he “had his conclusions and simply wanted me to confirm them, not refute them.” It also became clear, my source adds, that Kirkpatrick “was off the rails.”

John Hinderaker, also of Powerline, notes that for all the “investigation” supposedly done by Kirkpatrick, he didn’t answer or even address three of the main questions around the attack.

Why didn’t Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, respond to any of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ several requests for increased security? The Times offers no answer to this fundamental question. […]

Where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the night of September 11, 2012, and what orders, if any, did they give? The news media’s lack of curiosity as to what Obama and Clinton were doing during the seven or eight hours that went by while four Americans, including an ambassador, were under attack and ultimately were murdered, is remarkable. […]

Why haven’t the perpetrators of the murders been found and punished? President Obama vowed to find and punish those responsible for the murders of the Americans. […] even though many of those who participated in that night’s carnage have been happy to give interviews to New York Times reporters and others, nothing has been done to bring justice to the perpetrators of the greatest outrage against American honor in recent years.

The Weekly Standard also has an excellent takedown of this piece of Hillary propaganda that dissects the NYT whitewash.

The Times doesn’t address the classified cable that Catherine Herridge reported on last year.

13-1229 - Benghazi BloodIt comes down to who ya gonna believe?

People with access to classified information – including at least one Democrat – who insist the article is bunk?

Or the house organ for the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign who are trying to put Benghazi in the past?

We know who we trust. HINT: It’s not the modern day Walter Duranty.

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  • Lawrence Westlake

    If you think the Democrat national media is spinning this scandal now just wait until 2016. And don’t overestimate the Idiocracy general electorate. Obviously any sentient, informed and rational person already knows this was a preventable al-Qaeda-linked terrorist attack and ensuing administration cover up. But a majority of the voting electorate clearly falls outside one or more of those categories and every year the attendant demographics get worse.

  • Commander_Chico

    So it turns out the Nakoula video was a motivating cause after all.

    It’s true that reckless intervention, poor planning, and lack of resources also caused the death of those guys in Benghazi. Just another fuck-up in a string of Middle East fuck-ups.

    • GarandFan

      “So it turns out the Nakoula video was a motivating cause after all.”

      More Kool Aid?

    • Sky__Captain

      Looks like Chico’s taking an early seat on the Hildabeast’s bandwagon.

      • jim_m

        Chico will promote any lie that advances his agenda.

    • jim_m

      What a worthless idiot you are. Is there no lie that you will not automatically believe in when told to by your leftist masters?

      Explain how al qaeda was solely motivated by this video and how without this video there would never have been any attack.

      You neglect the fact that the video story was promoted because the admin was striving to deny al qaeda involvement and they knew that this story was false at the outset.

      I suppose that you also approve of having people airbrushed out of history when they fall afoul of the party.

      • Commander_Chico

        Except now the NYT says the video was the reason.

        We know that there were attacks in Khartoum, Tunis, Cairo and Sanaa because of the video.

        Is this drug dealer Nakoula some kind of hero to you? I’d still like to know who financed that video.

        • jim_m


          So you think that the NYT has better access to classified information than the members of congress that have been investigating this, including the democrats?

          You area a pathetic left wing stooge. Your lies are becoming so transparent that I almost pity you in your inept attempts to deflect attention from obama’s malfeasance.

          This isn’t about attacks elsewhere and it isn’t about Nakoula and I really don’t give a damn about him or his movie. I am sure that in your anti-semitic hate you believe that the Joooos! financed it and I am sure that in your bigoted mind there was some Jewish conspiracy to attack Benghazi and blame it on al qaeda.

  • GarandFan

    You’ll have to pardon Pinch. He just wanted to test the waters and see if the general public had forgotten sufficient details to the point that they swallow his garbage.

    • JannyFayRay

      CNN sure fell for it hook line and sinker. The top of the hour news lady had an interview with Candy Crowley asking if the President was going to be able to do an “I told you so” with the Republicans who, apparently, according to this anchorette, the only ones who said it was a terrorist attack linked to Al Qaida.

      • jim_m

        Candy Crowley needs for this story to be true because she needs to find a way to restore the shreds of her reputation. She would grasp at any flimsy excuse to support the video lie.

  • Wasting time and money, ? Issa?, who’s wasting time and money? The fat cat Regime, is who! This is real-diculous, just stick those burned hot ACORNS up Hitlary’s fat A$$ and be done with it. BTW save a few for BHO’S nose.