Only a few days after CBS News´ intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson detailed a comprehensive list of questions the White House has refused to answer regarding the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the network had the opportunity to finally get some of those answers from Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama as they both sat with Steve Kroft for an exclusive interview on 60 Minutes. We imagine Ms. Attkisson might have thrown a handful of popcorn at her television as she watched the segment Sunday night when her colleague gently broached the Benghazi
What annoys me even more than these drones that march in lockstep with the dictator-in-chief, is the likes of O´Reilly and Bernard Goldberg circling the wagons and saying "Kroft is a wonderful journalist, yada, yada....I´ve known him a very long time." Who the he!! cares Bernard how long you´ve "known" him. ?? I´m the stupid one for being sucked in for even watching Fox anymore. I´m slowly recovering my fox addiction.....just look at Hannity´s numbers dropping.....thats because of our house barely tuning in anymore. Karl Rove and Dick Morris scarred me after this last election.
Obama selected Kroft because of their mutual love of softball shooting. On Obama´s "Pull" command, a slobbering Kroft tosses a pre-approved softball in the air and Obama blows it away. Kroft honed his skills at CBS and 60 Minutes while Obama´s practiced by shooting skeet at Camp David. Obama is an avid skeet shooter, since skeet is the Kenyan word for manure.
Blow is another Kenyan word with two meanings: what one does with cocaine; and what one did in Chicago gay bathhouses.
Oh dear friends, did any of you, any of you, really believe he would ask any a genuine question about it? With sadness, heartbreak really, i have to say Hillary is right. What difference does it make? America is over.
The alphabet Media demonstrates only that they are only interested in ´pimping´ the Regimes´ Line. They have long ago ceased to be a media for delivering News. Now they are just Propagandists, and pretenders for the Regime.
Imagine what would happen if no conservative outlet anywhere made a single mention of what happened on 60 minutes!
When are we going to come to terms with the fact that 60 Minutes is nothing more than a liberal distraction?
There are so many more important things that we could be focusing on right now. Why does any reputable publication give 60 Minutes the time of day? I think the only reason that 60 Minutes continues to exist is that they know they can turn the heads of conservative media away from America´s real problems.
I don´t think the parents and family/friends of the four who died think or conclude it is over. How about the 20 who were saved by the actions of another? How about the fellow marines and and those in the know of what happened. How about the seals? Surely there are those of courage and knowledge, insight, power are going to stand up and pin these liars and abusers of the truth to light and expose and hold them responsible.
Interview?/ What interview? I thought it was a trailer for a Peter Seller´s movie.I would have scripted it a little differently. Kroft should have been on his knees although his nervous trembling was quite effective. What must our international enemies think when they witness these two unmistakeable frauds? We can only guess but fear and respect for the old U.S. are not in their thoughts.
Dereliction: Big Journalism fails to interview Sandra Fluke about Bob Menendez.
I don´t expect 60 minutes to address Benghazi. And I don´t care. I don´t watch 60 minutes. I don´t know anyone who does, except for the people in the conservative media who don´t appear too interested in doing their jobs anymore.
There would have been no interview if Kroft had not agreed to stick to the script. Also, I am certain that a private screening of the video was conducted to make sure that nothing embarrassing got out.
It isn´t your daddy´s 60 Minutes any more..... Pure propaganda.
There were no tough questions that were left on the cutting room floor. Actually there was no video taken of Kroft on his knees kissing both their posteriors. And saying,"we´re not worthy, we´re not worthy.
Like #5, I stopped watching 60 Minutes many years ago. This is disgraceful - I thought Steve Croft was better than this.
If it were a Republican President (say GW Bush) and his SOS (say Condi Rice), Steve would have done a brutal investigation and made them appear to be unconstitutional criminals. There wouldn´t have been any softball questions for GW, Condi, Cheney, or Rumsfeld.
Sixty Softballs. November 2008 , Kroft interviewed Barry and Michelle just after the election. Kroft asked really tough questions. Like why Michelle had to " force " Barry to do chores. She told Kroft that she would force Barry " to make his bed " ( his bed ? ) and wash dishes. Barry told Kroft he actually found washing dishes to be " soothing ". Michelle reacted with head snapping incredulity. When the the Obamas lived in Chicago , they had a long time personal chef, Sam Kass. Another factoid the media decided to hide. Kass is now a White House chef. Apparently Kass didn´t clean up after doing their cooking. So, yesterday´s hem kissing interview by Kroft was not surprising. Huckabee has been playing clips of Barry stuttering in the interview and he sounds like Porky Pig. That´s all folks !
60 Minutes is just a small fraction of the Media Complex whigh includes the network TV, liberal newspapers, Hollywood, etc. As an entity the Media Complex has a slogan (Seems to me at least): "TO PROTECT AND SERVE LIBERALS, DEMOCRATS, PROGRESSIVES AND ALL OTHERS WE AGREE WITH" This clearly does not include conservatives or the U.S. Constitution.
This isn´t news. I didn´t even watch it and I knew this would happen. Worrying about it is the very definition insanity because nobody can or will do anything about it. I´m getting really tired of it and I guess I´m going to have to stay tired of it.
The Republican Party threatened Monday to pull 2016 Republican primary debates from CNN and NBC if they do not drop plans for special programs on potential 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton—a move that could help the national party winnow the number of debates in the coming presidential election cycle. “It’s appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN who have donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives,” said Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican
It’s difficult to imagine someone more important in U.S. history than Harry Hopkins, but Americans don’t learn much more than his name, if that, in school. This means we aren’t taught that Hopkins, FDR’s top wartime advisor, ran what became known as “Roosevelt’s own personal Foreign Office” from the Lincoln Bedroom, where Hopkins lived for three-and-half-years. We aren’t taught that this former social worker in key ways controlled U.S. foreign policy by controlling the distribution of U.S. military materiel to countries at war through his supervision of the massive Lend Lease program.
In a shocking announcement late Monday, The Washington Post Co. announced that it´s selling its eponymous newspaper to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Obviously, it´s early to say how the sale and new owner will affect the direction of the newspaper. Most new newspaper owners (ahem, Rupert Murdoch) immediately vow not to interfere with the news reporting of the paper, though sometimes they don´t keep that vow. As at many newspapers, Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt reports to the publisher rather than the editor. Publisher Katharine Weymouth
Connecticut has so many advantages that it might be hard to understand how it became one of America’s worst-performing state economies. As we know, Connecticut is located along an important commercial corridor between New York and Boston. It’s well-served by railroads and highways. Major airports are accessible. Connecticut has many charming towns, historic sights, stylish shops and nice beaches. CNN determined that of America’s 25 towns with the highest median family incomes, four are in Connecticut – New Canaan (#1), Darien (#2), Westport (#5) and Greenwich (#14).
You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 2012 must be must be so sufficiently wrongful that, if revealed, they could lead to the president’s impeachment. How else can we gauge what is apparently the most energetic coverup in modern history? We know, from several sources, that the survivors of the attack
On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson. Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors, she delivered some surprising news: the Web site would merge with Newsweek, a once-proud but struggling magazine brand. Ms. Brown, according to staff members who were present, spoke excitedly about the potential synergies for advertisers across platforms and promised to produce a new form of
On State of the Union Sunday morning, host Candy Crowley asked South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham if he thought the terror alert that went out this weekend was less of a defense against terrorism and more of an acknowledgement of its power. “When you look at this map of U.S. embassies that are closed, twenty-two of them, most of them across the Muslim world, when you hear this global warning to all Americans to take care, what do you think that says?” Crowley asked.
The House Intel Committee is stonewalling Congress’s efforts to access information about the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program affecting millions of Americans, the Guardian reports. Both Virginia Republican Representative Morgan Griffith and Democratic Florida Representative Alan Grayson have tried to obtain information about the NSA’s phone and Internet surveillance programs first disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Presently, their attempts seem to be in vain, despite the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee’s insistence
SAN FRANCISCO — With an eleventh hour order, Gov. Jerry Brown averted a strike of San Francisco´s Bay Area Rapid Transit system late Sunday night, easing the minds of hundreds of thousands of anxious commuters. In the order, Brown named a board of investigators for a seven-day inquiry into the contract dispute that threatened to shut down, beginning Monday, the nation ´s fifth largest rail line. Brown´s order comes under a law that allows the state´s intervention
The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert because of the threat of terrorist attacks from al-Qaida and affiliated organizations, it said Friday. The State Department cited the potential for terrorist attacks in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. "Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period
We just heard from President Obama that the middle class is struggling. We also heard that he is taking another those vacations that will cost a fortune: "The Massachusetts island of Martha´s Vineyard, the exclusive playground for presidents and their families, is about to get its annual summer infusion of cash and attention as President Obama and his family prepare to arrive August 10 for an eight-day vacation. Local reports indicate that the first family will likely be staying at a
On November 25, 1970, writer Yukio Mishima and four of his friends paid a visit to the commandant of the Tokyo camp of Japan´s eastern army. After the commandant poured tea, things turned weird. The visitors tied the officer to his chair, took him hostage and demanded that entire camp gather beneath his balcony. When the soldiers were assembled, Mishima extolled them to hold a coup to restore the authority of the emperor. The audience laughed. Realising that he was getting nowhere, Mishima knelt down on the floor and committed ritual suicide
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
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Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.