In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong. After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed
Comments: Sorry Barry, America isn't going to let you get to Nov. 6th without an answer. Better hope Valerie Jarrett comes up with something quick.
Obama sacrificed 4 American lives for a political calculation that blaming a video would allow him to ride this out to election day. To have sent in help would have ment having to admit that there was a terrorist attack. It would have raised questions about why we were not prepared and would have set up the possibility for him to be compared to Jimmy Carter if things in a rescue went wrong. Too bad for those Americans in Benghazi. Obama's re election was more important.
This election has a LOT to do with the death of 4 Americans. Everyone of us knows someone in the military, CIA, or State Dept, etc. and this concerns us because it concerns them. This also says that these people would let the American people on this soil die to protect one of their lies, their hides, or something to do with their foolish ideology.
Obama and legacy media only have to ignore this scandal until November 6th. If he wins, issue disappears because "I won, again, and the American people want me to focus on something other than 4 bumps." BO will be as callous as Hillary, knowing that NYT, WaPo and NBC could care less.
If he loses (yes!), he will ignore all requests for all info on scandals, from Benghazi and Fast & Furious to "green" energy. He'll spend last 3 months playing golf in Hawaii, Bora Bora, New Zealand and any other place his mother-in-law has seen. Eric Holder will have comprehensive pardon list executed on January 19th.
Obviously they were denied help, because help never came . Sheesh- we're not all Obamaphone people , Tapper. With the bombshell news reported today by FOX , treason and criminal charges are the first terms that automatically spring to mind. Obama's excuse, which the media laps up , is so infuriating. We couldn't send help until we determined the cause of the attack. Like saying firemen cannot enter a building and extinguish a blaze until they determine the cause of the fire. The military community is en fuego today , as are normal , patriotic Americans. This is outrageous.
They are trying to Sgt. Schultz us. Of course they know exactly what happened. And they don't want to just stall this for the elections but want to bury it forever so neither 0bama nor Hillary is ever held accountable.
E-mails prove that the Obama administration denied the Benghazi embassy personnel's pleas for help before they were murdered.
Presumably, the White House answered their pleas at the time by declaring that the situation was ''under investigation.''
Now, the same Obama administration is using the same excuse to deny the requests for the truth from the grieving families of the four Benghazi dead.
At least a Denver TV reporter had the decency to try to help the families by pressing Obama for the truth. Maybe the voters of Denver will be so disgusted at Obama's refusal to answer the reporter that they'll put the battleground state of Colorado clearly in Romney's column.
I don't believe Obama did not know what was happening at Benghazi. He knew and was setting up an October Surprise gone terribly wrong! It was supposedly a fake kidnapping where the ambassador was supposed to be taken in a safehouse and be rescued by Special forces sometime before the election. It supposed to be another Bin laden scenario and Obama will looked to be unbeatable for freeing the ambassador. But the two SEALS, Woods and Doherty who weren't in on the plot threw a monkey wrench by intervening without authorization. They had to to be killed by giving the insurgents the target information so they can eliminate both of them with mortars - silenced them forever. If ever they survived, they definitely would have taken down the Obama administration for their treasonous conspiracy. Sounds more plausible to me rather than the stupid, stupid video.
Questions an honest media member would be asking right now: Who was in the Situatiion Room? Was Obama in the Situation Room? What time did Obama go to bed? What time did Obama leave for Vegas? Why did Obama skip the Intelligence Briefing on the 12th? Was this a gun running operation? If it was a gun running operation,is that why there were no investigators on the scene.
Our disgraceful Pravda media should also be tried for treason. Starting with Nightly News anchors.
This is quickly becoming more and more damaging as it goes on. The lies are getting difficult to keep straight, and 10 days is a long time to hide under your desk when you are running for president. Even IF he is re-elected, Issa will not drop this. If Romney is elected, there should be no amount of effort spared to get to the bottom of this outrage. This isnt like it was a random firefight on foreign soil.. this was an attack on OUR soil. We have to protect our ambassadors, or bring them home. period.
How come he doesn't know already? This is the kind of gimmicky answer produced by someone who as they say never ever ran anything. Is he not able to command accountability? Not on the death of an ambassador? What kind of manager is this? Does he think it is normal to be out of touch with such facts? Is he getting his ideas of executive behavior from things he saw on television (yes), where, like, Simpson's boss, see? he demands answers! President Obama plays one on TV.
This is getting worse and worse-per Fox News--they didn't just ignore Stevens' request for help prior to the attack. DURING the attack they had excellent communications and fire power galore, including armed drones that must have been overhead (because the SEALS were lasering targets for it!!) they could have sent, but the order was given repeatedly to STAND DOWN. JAKE TAPPER-for God's sake, step up and be what journalists are supposed to be in a free democratic nation-tell the American people this horrific, tragic story....
Americans are expendable for Obama's political gain. Do you think he cares on bit whether our citizens have health care, or not? It's all about him and power of control over We the People. This girly gay blade can go to Hades!
If you haven't read the front page at Rushes site do. He had a couple of guys call in who told what would have happened. Obama certainly doesn't have Harry Truman's sign on his desk!! Harry--my favorite president so far!!
Think Barry, If only you hadn't used the video as an excuse, you might have made it through to election day. Whose bright idea was that? Bet he or she is getting one of your killer prison stares about now. (In my mind, I'm envisioning Jarrett or Axelrod.)
It is simple. This is the way the Trillionaire figures it: if 15 people are getting gunned down per week in Chicago, then what's a few 'folks' in Libya! Hey, chill out, baby, and pass the lobster and pour me some mo' champagne!
Every time he opens his "yap" -- he sticks his foot in it....
Keep it up obama -- your osama movie will only "re/enforce" your incompetence -- because the Seals are prepared to tell the world you put OFF the raid for "months" so that you could claim credit closer to the election. They were ready. You were NOT...YOU made them wait till it was politically advantageous for you and your chicago thugs...
It is Inconcievable that POTUS was not watching live feed from the two circling drones over Benghazi, was told our people on the ground were asking for military help and personally ordered no gunships or other aircraft be sent. These decisions are made at the top.
First to the press: will you please in heaven's name ask the President -- if he won't answer won't happen because it is too soon -- why EVEN EARLIER than now, when he knew even LESS about what was going on, he went to the U.N. with a story he now implicitly acknowledges wasn't true. Why his Secretary of State parroted the same story in that dumb commercial she did, why his Ambassador to the U.N. went on all 5 Sunday shows (full Ginsberg) and told that story. Second, to the President, if the election isn't about your foreign policy, what is it supposed to be about? Libya is on YOU 100%. Nothing to do with Bush or the congressional Republicans.
Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy will wipe this right out of the news. By the time the MSM settles down from the storm it will be election day. Not that they would have covered it anyway, but it is getting to big for them to manage anymore - this storm will save them.
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hit 'em, 10/27/2012 10:04:24 AM (No. 8966683)
"We want to be sure we get it right."
What utter bull*hit.
It is as plain to see as the lengthening nose on his face that Obama's indecision on the night of September 11th while he sought to "get it right" is the reason four Americans are dead. He had all of the facts necessary to act. He was asked repeatedly to do so but didn't.
Was he waiting for Valerie to give him the green light to act as was the case in the aborted Bin Laden raids when she stopped the President from acting?
The father of Throne Woods last night called the inaction by those in the Administration the equivalent of murder. No mincing of words there. One can empathize with the parent of a lost navy SEAL who defied orders to stand down so as to engage the enemy to save American lives. Obama was at best grossly negligent in failing to order forces to help Americans in peril. As Commander in Chief, he exhibited gross dereliction of duty.
Likewise let us not forget the now-obvious lies that Biden spewed forth during the VP debate. Remember his words? He emphatically stated that the White House did not know what was happening on the ground. He blamed the intelligence community for bad intelligence. Biden is a disgrace.
Americans have less than two weeks until they can exercise their rights to vote these two out of office. It can't come quickly enough.
Please note, the notification of an attack on the Benghazi mission came right at cocktail hour. And we know (from the little we do know about BO's medical picture) that he has been urged to cut down on alcohol consumption.
So, he says NOW that he gave a directive to secure our personnel and doing whatever we need to do? Isn't that saying that he KNEW what was going on? So, why is he holding on to "I personally was not aware"?????
"...served under" him? Is he serious? He'd soil himself if asked to serve in the military or for that matter, to do anything risky.
He has demonstrated his cowardice repeatedly by refusing to make hard decisions and by blaming everyone else for his failures as a man, as a President, and as a Commander-In-Chief.
Who gave the "NO" answer to the cries for help? In this situation, answers have to come from the top. So was it Jarrett, Hillary, Biden, who? We know it wasn't Obama because he'd never have the cojones to make such a decision and have it go south on him.
Obama demands plausible deniability, so who was it that gave the orders to let our men die? And who signed off on those orders?
..I just got back from voting..got there 45 min before the polling place opened..frt doors are half block in the frt..I was half a block on the side of the building...was shocked by the numbers...
..Barry people are po`d...heard a black retired MARINE voice crack during conversation with another voter....no Obama voters in that group..no consolation for the families I know but he and I know the blood of our folks cover these cowards....
"We have to wait until we have a full investigation.....". How many times have we heard that in the past 4 years? And we NEVER hear the results of any "investigation". And just how thorough of an investigation can be done in a foreign country? How can you compel witnesses to come forward with an information they might have? Are we going to subpoena them? How stupid do these people think we are?
Anyone with a speck of reasoning and common sense knows that all that is being played out now are stalling tactics to get past Nov. 6. It's a copper riveted cinch that all of this will die down after the election. Especially if (GOD forbid) Oboza should win.
I give a star to Fox News for staying on this. I hope that they continue to beat this drum loud and long until we, the people, get some satisfactory answers from the WH. And we MUST intensify our efforts to get rid of Obozo and elect Mitt Romney.
Young reporter NBC affiliate in Denver. He followed Benghazi question, with Solyndra and green energy (loooooooong Obama "answer") and a question re. calling Romney a BSer. Hopefully FOX has snapped this reporter up while he is still in the I am a real reporter/journalist stage. Anyway, kudos to the reporter. Check out the video which is referenced somewhere below or the full interview. Finally Obama death count-- 4 dead Americans, at least 1 known dead American border agents, and daily dead American soldiers in Afghanistan left with a single force of about 64,000 to be shot in the back of the head or otherwise murdered by Afghanis or Taliban or whoever. Picked off. And counting....
Reply 72 - Posted by:
Ida Lou Pino, 10/27/2012 11:04:14 AM (No. 8966887)
What terrorist attack on Benghazi? What American deaths?
All I know is that Romney put a dog on the roof of his car - - and that's about all we need to know.
It's time WE bring this POS to justice! Will there ever be a day that we do not have to listen to these trite platitudes that he is dishing from his teleprompter?! DO something about this piece of garbage, drag your neighbors to vote!
We will never get the truth. The truth is we have domestic enemies, and what congressman or newspaper is going with that until he can "get it right?" They define the problem and express disappointment and say "We need to get to the bottom of this soon." And they laugh at us. We are crippled by politically correct lawyers, and the people thinking they are supporting Obama and fairness do not have a clue what they are aiding abd abetting. Ask yourself: what calculation did McCain make when he stopped Bachmann from investigating Muslim influence on our policy? It was a Rove-type calculation.
IMO Obama was incapable of making any decision as he was unsure how any repercussions would play out for his reelection campaign. So he basically did NOTHING as Americans died. He watched it all in real time and did NOTHING.
Reelection is ALL he care about at this point in time..
The 4 Americans were nothing other than Collateral Damage in Obama's eyes.
If this creep is the CIC then I am the Pied Piper! No POTUS in our history has been so negligent.This Libya fiasco should get him ousted forever, and it couldnt come quickly enough....and take that mindless fool Joe Bite Me with ya....take your entire Marxist cabinet and all your commie cronies and beat it back to wherever you're calling home this week...(Libya, Indonesia, Hawaii, Chicago..wherever!)
Hilary Clinton kept her word to Tyrone Woods' father: Mr. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the permanent US resident Coptic Christian, is now in Federal Prison in Los Angeles. Hussein Soetoro himself addressed the video six times in his shameful speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24. Three days later Nakoula entered a prison where Muslim inmates are a threat to him.
Thank you Fox News for uncovering the lies of Obama. We will watch the new Bret Baier Benghazi program today. It will be repeated twice tomorrow.
Al-Qaida is doing just fine, thank you very much. ObamakilledOsama but al-Zawahiri's brother was directing the takeover of the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11. I remember when the Obama female ambassador to the Muslim Brotherhood apologized for the Innocence of Muslims YouTube video before al-Qaida took down our flag and replaced it their own
This was a criminal "hit" on Obama's former gay friend, Chris Stephens. He was stripped of his guards a month earlier, and defenseless on the nIght of the attack. He was meant to be killed. Bengazi the Commie
How about accessory to murder? Dictionary Definition of accessory [Noun] as pertains to: Law. a. Also called accessory before the fact . a person who, though not present during the commission of a felony, is guilty of having aided and abetted another, who committed the felony.
b. Also called accessory after the fact . a person who knowingly conceals or assists another who has committed a felony.
He is going to lose the election, then be impeached during his lame duck term, and then a Republican Senate is going to convict him after the first of the new year and strip him of his lifetime benefits. Then he will be prosecuted and imprisoned.
The "Affordable Care Act" will be repealed by that same Republican Senate about the time he is convicted just for good measure.
#28, Clinton did the same thing i.e. "calling for an investigation" in response to Jim Lehrer's question about "did you have a relationship with the young woman Lewinski."
You don't have to investigate something of which you and only you have personal knowledge.
Obama knew what happened then, and he knows it now. The ongoing investigation is not to uncover the truth, it's to find out who else knows about what happened that night and make sure they stay silent.
I read this on Powerline this morning and it made my blood boil! I hope it is OK to copy and post here. How can we have sunk so low that a candidate (excuse me a president) will jettison all duties in favor of re-election? AND the media will cover?
"If, in addition, there is credible evidence that American soldiers, fighting desperately for their lives against our country’s most bitter enemies, called for help but were cynically left to perish in order to protect Barack Obama’s petty re-election campaign, Obama will not only lose the election but will be turned out of office in disgust by a clear majority of voters. Reporters and editors know this. It will be interesting to see how they respond during the coming days: will they do their jobs, or will they assist their candidate with his cover-up?"
In Bow-Boys own adjective, he is the consummate Islamic loving "bullsh*****". He could care less about "crackers" under fire; its all about jihad against the U.S. and enabling same just as hard and fast as he can and lying through socialist teeth.
Bow-Boy's the enemy of the U.S., pure and simple; and he's got help right here at home.
my liberal husband doesn't believe that pres. obama had anything to do with the libya debacle. if he did, "why hasn't the globe (boston) or nyt printed anything? why didn't romney say anything during the debate? it's only the right wing conspirators who are making accusations." hard to argue with that line of reasoning. we can scream and yell all we want but it's all into the wind. i believe that the msm knows that were this info be printed in the papers, pres. obama would lose hugely and they absolutely don't want that. whether it's a voiced and behind the scenes conspiracy i don't know, but it certainly seems that way. my question is: what can we do beside scream into the wind? anyone have an answer?
Expendible consumables in the effort to maintain some imaginary semblance of not doing anything that may offend Mohammed. He lied after folks died. "Folks" is such a hometown word. Brings back warmth and togetherness like a Norman Rockwell painting of Christmas. Those people died horrible unimaginable deaths. How about they release the autopsy reports and some drone video. Let's have a time line put down on paper as to what unfolded minute by minute, who sent what to who when and what happened. This will make a dynamite movie som day. Napoleon had his Waterloo, and Doh'bama has his Bengazi. It's the final countdown to election day and We The People saying it stops now. Que Donald Trum the morning after Romney sweeps it and let him say to Bamajama, "You're fired, suckah!".
A serviceman in the know called Rush and brot up the whole Carter fiasco , notably the hostage crisis and the bungled rescue . His point : Zero be- scared didn't want a repeat , especially this close to the election . Rush also mentioned The Stoopid Won's refering to the murderer's as FOLKS . His constant use of the word . Folk are friends , relatives and neighbors , NOT terrorists .
Imagine if you had an employee who made a MAJOR screw up, then made all sorts of excuses and lied about it...for days. Lets say this employee was hired for his great skills, which were soon proven to be only fairy tales. He has nearly bankrupted your company, payed out huge sums of your money to corrupt friends and caused massive layoffs. Now he wants you to keep him on for 4 more years. Seriously. JUST FIRE HIM.
Three Urgent Requests for Military Back-Up Denied: Does Public Deserve to Know Who Told CIA Operators to 'Stand Down' During Benghazi Attack?
I believe each and every one of us should be hitting as many news outlets' websites as possible and make comments - even copy some of the wonderful comments on this page - I think every one of us should do this every day until the election results are announced. I think we should absolutely drown them in our comments - leave no doubt what we think of this travesty.
I believe we should be blistering to every comment that flatters the Administration until we KNOW what was and was not done and said. And I believe politeness has left us forever because no one in DC has earned one teeny bit of politeness.
Media must have SOME value. There will be more people hear us if we bang on THEIR door, and especially if we continually bang without letup.
Put out the lawn chair, set the alarm and maybe bring something to wet your whistle while you gaze into the nighttime sky — the year´s best shooting star show has started. August´s annual Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday, promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour those evenings. "The Perseids are the good ones," says meteorite expert Bill Cooke of NASA´s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Perseids take their name from their apparent origin in the constellation Perseus, the hero of ancient Greek myth born from a shower
It’s August 2013. What better time to talk about 2016? At this point, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been awarded the Democratic nomination virtually by default and declared the clear favorite to win the general election against her as yet unknown Republican opponent. That’s an overstatement, of course, but just barely. Make no mistake. The former secretary of state, former senator from New York and former first lady is in a commanding position at this very early stage. She stands far above all the others in her party who might seek its nomination.
Two British teenage girls were being treated for burns at a London hospital on Saturday after acid was hurled in their faces in the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.(snip)Tanzania is predominantly Muslim, and the attack happened at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as people were beginning to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Some of the island´s more conservative Muslims object to foreign tourists who wear revealing clothes, as well as bars selling alcohol. One of the girls had posted on her Twitter page that she had been hit by a Muslim woman
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CHARLOTTE, NC - Local civil rights group True Healing Under God (T.H.U.G.) in collaboration with Temple Church International is holding a countywide workshop this weekend. The self-development workshop is for black boys ages 8-16. It will focus on character improvement, godly principles, discipline, respect, "pulling up their pants", and learning more about the Trayvon Martin case. T.H.U.G. says the concept is called "Save Our Sons" and mothers around the county have responded. The group hopes to reach 100 black males.
ISLAMABAD,: A suicide bomber was killed by security guards while trying to blow himself up at Ali Masjid in Barakahu on Friday. According to an Islamabad police spokesman, the security guard spotted the suicide bomber at the entrance of the Masjid and shot him dead instantly. He said the bomber started firing indiscriminately as he wanted to enter the mosque, where people were leaving after offering Friday prayers. The guard Ameen Hussain Shah, who was injured in the firing, later died at Government Polyclinic Hospital. Police officials arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area around the mosque.
America´s foreign policy has gone into a tailspin. Almost every major initiative from the Obama administration has run into sharp, sometimes embarrassing, reverses. The U.S. looks weak and confused on the global stage. This might come as happy news to some opponents of the administration who enjoy seeing Barack Obama fail, but it shouldn´t. America´s failure in international strategy is a disaster-in-the-making for its allies and for the people who see the U.S. model of liberal democracy as one worth emulating in their own nations.
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the murder of unarmed black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, sought to buy a bulletproof vest and a home-security system while out on $1 million bond, according to records released Thursday. The Seminole County, Fla., Sheriff´s Office released a 57-page log obtained by USA TODAY that recorded Zimmerman´s activity last year and this year while he was connected to a GPS system via ankle monitor. Zimmerman was court-ordered to GPS monitoring as a condition of his pre-trial release, said Kim Cannaday, public information officer of the Seminole County Sheriff´s Office.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram on Thursday to his old sparring partner, former U.S. President George W. Bush, wishing him a quick recovery from heart surgery. It may have been coincidence that the Kremlin released details of the telegram a day after Barack Obama pulled out of a planned summit with Putin, but little is left to chance in Russian politics. The warm words to the man who once said he looked Putin in the eye and got a "sense of his soul" highlighted how different the relationship
Users have one option: Slap her for speaking. Although several women´s rights organizations have condemned the idea, an anti-Hillary super PAC has refused to remove "Slap Hillary" from their website, allowing individuals to virtually hit the former secretary of state with a click. The Hillary Project posted the clickable graphic earlier this week in which an animated Hillary Clinton stands outside the White House, and users can click "speak" or "slap," cueing a graphic hand to whack her across the face. The game had been on the internet since 2000.
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
Joe Arpaio is notoriously tough on his Tent City prisoners. And now he seems to be going Marie Antoinette on them. Over the weekend, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona celebrated the 20th anniversary of the controversial facility in Phoenix , giving inmates access to cake, coffee, unrestricted television, movie rentals, candy cigarettes, and copies of Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day. According to a press release put out the by the sheriff’s office, Arpaio authorized the so-called “Retro Day” for the 1,000 inmates in the open air jail a treat.
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
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In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted.. In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special "secondary screening" because
At a White House press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that health insurance plans offered under Obamacare will be "significantly cheaper" than plans currently on the market, but a string of recent reports say that isn´t true. "What happens on October 1, in 53 days, is for the remaining 15 percent of the population that doesn´t have health insurance, they´re going to be able to go on a website or call up a call center and sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on
The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.
Tonight, I went on Lawrence O´Donnell´s show, and Lawrence O´Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O´Reilly´d at me. That O´Donnell interrupted and harangued and mansplained and was generally an angry grandpa at me is not what I take issue with, however. What bothers me is that, look: your producers take the time to find experts to come on the show, answer your questions, and, hopefully, clarify the issue at hand.
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