In case you thought Fox’s Benghazi obsession was only about Hillary Clinton or – don’t make me laugh – the death of four Americans, check out ex-Judge Jeanine Pirro’s commentary from yesterday’s show. In case you think this woman has any credibility, don’t forget this is the same former judge who was shockingly blind to the overwhelming evidence about President Obama’s birth certificate when Fox was all over that fake issue. That’s not counting her own history of being married to the mob.
Pirro’s 7:30 commentary was beyond jaw dropping, even for Fox News:
This is the biggest cover up since Watergate. A story no one wants to talk about. He (President Obama) didn’t protect your sons. So he could protect his presidency and the wannabe future presidency of his then-Secretary of State.
He didn’t protect your sons, choosing instead to protect the feelings of those in the Muslim world. This week, Ben Rhodes’ White House email is the Benghazi smoking gun.
Susan Rice was prepped to say the so-called protests were "rooted in an internet video so as not to show a broader failure of policy,”
It just so happens that Rhodes’ language perfectly tracked what the CIA said. But once again, Pirro was blind to the evidence – or else willfully ignored it – in favor of advancing Fox’s partisan agenda. And, perhaps, her relatively low ratings.
She continued with two misleading statements: “Now, we’ve impeached a president for lying about sex with an intern.” She conveniently forgot to mention that the charge arose because President Clinton was under oath. You'd think a former judge would recollect a crucial detail like that. Then, referring to Richard Nixon, Pirro said, “A president has resigned in the face of certain impeachment for covering up a burglary.”
Except that’s not really why Nixon was about to be impeached. As Fox’s own George Will noted on Fox News Sunday today when he characterized the Benghazi email as “rather less than the Watergate tapes." Will pointed out that the Watergate tapes “showed a president at the heart of the crime wave, suborning perjury and raising hash money and all the rest.” Not even Pirro could come up with such an accusation against Obama. At least not yet.
But birther Pirro was on a political mission:
Why wouldn’t we impeach this president for not protecting and defending Americans in the bloodbath, known as Benghazi? … This dereliction of duty as commander in chief demands your impeachment.
Pirro went on to throw around words like “conspiracy” and “I don’t even think you believe in the First Amendment.” Later, she seethed, “You’re certainly not a man of your word.”
Well, why should that bother Pirro? This is a former prosecutor who was married to a mobster and thug for over 30 years. The same woman who plotted with crook Bernard Kerik to secretly record her husband in order to catch him cheating on her.
But while it’s preposterous for Pirro to be pointing sanctimonious fingers at anyone else, it is serious that she’s doing it on Fox News, which almost certainly approved her message. In fact, Fox has been salivating for impeachment, albeit a tad more subtly, for a while now. With the Republicans ramping up their Benghazi crusade, Fox’s efforts are likelier to get louder and shriller.
And that is no laughing matter.
(H/T reader Jack)
Conservative viewers weren’t happy about Fox “News” throwing Bundy under the bus, so the suits switched gears and rehashed Benghazi.
Let us educate Pace.
Fox “News” hires freelancers to work at this so-called “news” network. News Corporation/21st Century Fox (parent company of Fox “News”) earns billions of dollars in revenue. Perhaps Pace can advocate better working conditions on behalf of freelancers.
For Jama’s sake.
I’m sure Fox will want to see these hearings held this month. May is a ratings sweep month and no doubt this will be a rating bonanza with their retired conservative audience after the Price is Right is over of course.
I saw snippets (on CNN) where the President referred specifically to Fox with a deliciously mocking tone: “you guys are going to miss me when I’m gone… no way you’re going to be able to say Hillary was born in Kenya, etc. etc.” Delightful.
I am, however, confident that they will find a totally off-the-wall way to denigrate Ms. Clinton. If she runs and wins, FNC may actually implode. Must remember to buy some popcorn.
But, having a BBFS card (Big Bucks From Soros card) means I don’t need anything else.
Wow, these trolls just get dumber, don’t they?
And I promised a long tim ago I wouldn’t link up the scenes posted to Youtube, but how about you search there?
BTW, Whit, there was no cover up. There was faulty intelligence when the statement about Stevens was given, saying that they thought the attack was related to violence over the video. No one doubled down, no one said “No terrorism, It’s the video!”-Fox News just ran with the lie that they did. And youtube their reactions to it- They didn’t have a bad word for the creators, or even a “Surely they knew this would happen…” No. A lot of them weren’t even hiding that they were happy about the rioting.
In fact, the only time they really tried that hard to look ouraged or concerned that I can think of is this segment:
And even then, the little insertions like “America vs. the muslims,” and the snide little implications in how the questions were wording was basically “We can slander your religion- Live with it!”.
Oh, and if I don’t use an EBT card, what should I get instead, while I “shut up?”
This cafeteria Catholic stood by her crooked then-husband Al despite damaging evidence of his involvement in criminal activities, and his involvement with another woman. Read this gem.
This broad had the nerve to ask crooked Bernie Kerik to wiretap her then-husband, which is a no-no.
This is I Dream of Jeanine’s close buddy
Thank goodness she is no longer on the bench in New York. Her judgement is cloudy when it comes to certain men.
G Whit: that video does exist, dear.
It was aired all over the internet about six months before it finally caught the attention of people equally interested as the maker in fomenting violence. The maker of that video committed a terrorist action by fanning the coals of hatred, just like the writers of that infamous forgery entitled “The Elders of Sion”. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the foxies continue to believe the latter to be authentic.
Roughly 3000 dead in the Twin Towers collapse (and Flight 93 and the crash into the Pentagon) then thousands more—American soldiers and airmen plus innocent Afghanis and Iraqis and, just as US forces were closing in on bin Laden’s hiding place, Dubya and Cheney decided to attack Iraq in full force and leave the Afghanistan campaign with a fraction of its previous force. And, then of course, Dubya decides that bin Laden’s really not all that important so he ordered the unit hunting bin Laden to shut down.
Just imagine FoxNoise’s reaction if either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama had done that. But when Dubya did it—crickets made more racket.
So yeah. Four dead Americans in Benghazi versus THOUSANDS of Americans dead in NYC, Afghanistan and Iraq (not to mention the people who died during attacks on other American embassies and consulates during the Dubya/Cheney administration). Pirro really has her priorities in place.
I think it’s about time that Ms Pirro’s title as “judge” be formally stripped. She was a judge for all of FOUR YEARS (according to her Wiki bio), and has not been a practicing judge (and, no, her “Judge Jeanine Pirro” show doesn’t count—her role on that was effectively that of an arbitrator) in the last 2 decades.