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Only People Not Taking Benghazi
Emails Seriously Are Obama Advisers

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 5/2/2014 1:00:53 PM

It seems that former and current members of President Barack Obama’s administration are not particularly comfortable with the amount of serious press coverage newly released emails relating to the crafting of the Benghazi talking points are receiving. The White House has long-maintained that the notion video-inspired protests led a coordinated assault on American diplomatic and CIA facilities originated with the intelligence community. A year’s worth of reports, investigations, expert testimony, and countless hours of congressional committee hearings later, the evidence suggests that this was not the case. So where did the claim that a video was to blame for the nonexistent protests

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Wow! Rothman doesn´t pull any punches in this article, unlike his colleague McCurry who writes snarky very politically biased articles. The administration’s campaign of derision seems to have missed the mark. Do ya´ think?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 5/2/2014 1:12:36 PM     (No. 9833889)

Mediate commenters are not very pleased with Rothman. The Pavlovian patella - reflex leftists are outraged that anyone question the narrative, no matter the evidence.

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