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  •  Gosh -- why not just call him out on his bias. (0+ / 0-)

    I don't recall any news outlets being singled out as wings of the Democratic party when they were running with the 'gosh, Libyans got their fee-fees hurt by this bad bad man and his movie" story.

    But, of course, that's exactly how they were acting.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 07:48:26 AM PST

    •  I don't believe that the Dems (0+ / 0-)

      were particularly wedded to that meme.
      The fact that the preview clip had sparked demonstrations in a dozen countries around the Islamic Crescent is undeniable. The timing of the Benhgazi attack made it a very easy mistake to make.
      But real news orgs, including Oh So Leftist MS/NBC, reported within 24 hrs (IIRC) that there had not been a demonstration before the attack in that location.
      There HAD been demonstrations in Tripoli, but Benhgazi is a second city. A small regional capitol where many Qaddafi dead-enders live. Many of them have a bone to pick with US and took that opportunity to strike at US.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:23:34 AM PST

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      •  A very easy mistake to make... (0+ / 0-)

        Certainly for this administration.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:31:29 AM PST

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        •  The Administration got it right (0+ / 0-)

          Their Intel services gave Rice edited talkingpoints to prevent her from tipping the perps. It was the Media that put forward the incorrect story and some of them corrected quickly.

          If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

          by CwV on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:40:38 AM PST

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