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Wow: Greta drops a bomb about White House trying “very hard” to get Fox not to report on Benghazi

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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Posted by: Joshua Riddle January 17, 2014 


In all seriousness, if you’re a reporter for any other outlet besides Fox, and you are seeing this, you should either feel obligated to prove her wrong by pointing to all your own investigative work on this story, or just hang your head in shame because you’re just a disgrace to your profession.

On Thursday, Greta Van Susteren wrote at her blog, “After Benghazi on 9/11/2012, the Obama administration tried very hard to discourage Fox News Channel from reporting on it. The effort was obstruction – pure and simple.”

“They tried to prevent the truth from coming out and the Administration tried just about everything to discourage Fox from investigating and reporting,” she continued. “All the American people wanted, and all I ever wanted, was just the facts – why did 4 Americans die? What happened?”

“The Obama Administration put out that phony video story — but who could not have been suspicious of the Administration after hearing that?” Van Susteren asked. “Frankly, if they had been candid on day 1, the Benghazi story would have been over in short order. It would not be to the point we are now: with a Senate Bi Partisan Intelligence Committee report with the very painful conclusion that the murders at Benghazi could have been prevented.”

Van Susteren gave examples of how the Administration tried to prevent Fox from telling Americans the truth:

In the early days after Benghazi, the State Department omitted only Fox News Channel from its conference call to all the media when it claimed to be answering questions about Benghazi for the media. Our friends in other media outlets were scandalized that Fox was not included and told us all about it. They were suspicious of State Department forgetting us/Fox and courageous to tip us off. The State Department claimed it was accident and not intentional.

And then shortly thereafter, there was the CIA briefing about Benghazi at the CIA for all the networks – except one: Fox News Channel. The CIA would not let Fox News Channel attend. [...]

And there were many times in the months and years since September 2012 when Obama Administration officials would make comments to suggest that Fox was just doing the Benghazi reporting for political reasons. The Administration was doing what it could to deter and demean the Fox News Channel investigation. They did not want to give us the facts — so their strategy was to attempt to belittle and demean our reporting.

After taking a swipe at the New York Times for issuing an analysis that has since been completely debunked by a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report, Van Susteren wrote of attempts by a friend of hers within the Adminstration to get her to silence Fox’s Jennifer Griffin:

[M]y friend told me that my colleague Jennifer Griffin, who was aggressively reporting on Benghazi, was wrong and that, as a favor to me, my friend in the Administration was telling me so that I could tell Jennifer so that she did not ruin her career. My friend was telling me to tell Jennifer to stop her reporting. Ruin her career?

In 20 plus years, I have never received a call to try and shut down a colleague – not that I even could – this was a first.

Knowing Griffin to be one of the best investigative reporters in the business, Van Susteren demanded her friend offer proof that her colleague was wrong. None was forthcoming:

I got no proof. Zero. I smelled a rat. Favor to me? Hardly. My friend was trying to use me. I feel bad that a friend did that to me, tried to use me for a dirty reason. I knew then — and it is now confirmed by BIPARTISAN Senate Intelligence Committee — Jennifer was getting her facts right. I think it is really low for the Administration to stoop this low.

To be sure, the Administration should be ashamed of how it’s behaved since September 11, 2012. But it wouldn’t have been able to behave this way if other news organizations covered this story as aggressively as Fox News did.

Sadly, Obama and Company knew from the start that their accomplices in the media would parrot anything they said, and go along with their contention that this was a “phony scandal” ginned up by the President’s enemies which of course include Fox News.

Since a junior senator from Illinois first threw his hat into the presidential ring in February 2007, we’ve watched America’s media totally abdicate journalism for his benefit.

Benghazi is just another example.

With three more years left of this presidency, it likely won’t be the last.

by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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Ouch.

And Greta is a Democrat.

If the Obama administration had told the truth 18 months ago, there wouldn't be calls for a select committee to investigate this, and we wouldn't still be talking about it.

Cover-ups always make things worse.


fliptopz4
by Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM
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I can't believe the liberal left doesn't think this is important, but the bridge shutdown in New Jersey is an impeachable offense.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

Ouch.

And Greta is a Democrat.

If the Obama administration had told the truth 18 months ago, there wouldn't be calls for a select committee to investigate this, and we wouldn't still be talking about it.

Cover-ups always make things worse.


Didn't know that..  You know..if we KNEW all conversations this administration was having about "silencing" people..I bet you it would be a WOW and then "shiver"  moment.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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Priorities.

Quoting fliptopz4:

I can't believe the liberal left doesn't think this is important, but the bridge shutdown in New Jersey is an impeachable offense.


Billiejeens
by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:50 PM
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Most corrupt administration in US history.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Not transparent?

Quoting Billiejeens: Most corrupt administration in US history.


JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Jan. 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM
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They like shiny pennies.

Quoting fliptopz4:

I can't believe the liberal left doesn't think this is important, but the bridge shutdown in New Jersey is an impeachable offense.

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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Is that all that Fox news does is whine.

Wah wah wah
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:01 AM
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Which OP are you reading?

Or rather, not reading?

Quoting -Celestial-: Is that all that Fox news does is whine.

Wah wah wah


fliptopz4
by Member on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:07 AM
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Quoting -Celestial-: Is that all that Fox news does is whine.

Wah wah wah

Of course not they report the news that the current administration tries to hide from the American People. Why do people still believe what is coming out of this adminastration even after its proven a lie.? Heck even after they come out and admit its a lie. How do you people still think Fox News is the enemy here?

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