President Obama’s call for calm and restraint for Ferguson, Missouri yesterday was little more than a pretext for Fox’s Greta Van Susteren to go off on a Benghazi jag. Seriously.
As I wrote in my last post, in which Fox host Laura Ingraham used the wrongful arrest of two reporters to attack Obama, it’s a testament to how praiseworthy Obama’s statement was that Fox needs to scrape the bottom of the credibility barrel to find reasons to attack him over it.
But you have to give Van Susteren an E for effort. She blogged about Obama’s statement in a post titled, “President Obama is right but he needs to “practice what he preaches” (I wish he felt this way about the Benghazi investigation!)”
Van Susteren wrote:
President Obama is right — we need “open and transparent” but I don’t think he thinks “open and transparent” applies to him and to his administration. Getting information out of the Obama Administration about Benghazi (and other investigations) has been like pulling teeth.
Pulling teeth? In May, Politico reported there have been 13 hearings, 25,000 pages of documents and 50 briefings.
Later in the month, Sally Kohn noted on CNN.com,
A bipartisan report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence determined that “there were no efforts by the White House or any other executive branch entities to ‘cover-up’ facts or make alterations for political purposes.” The report did say the attack could have been prevented and blamed the State Department, military and U.S. intelligence community for failing to do so.
Clearly, the Committee felt it had enough information to make such a determination.
But hey, when the president issues such a reasonable and unifying statement on a tragedy like Ferguson, a Fox anchor’s got to find something in it to smear him with.
You can watch Obama's remarks below and see how he just forced those Foxies to sound so ridiculous!
(H/T reader Carole S.)
“The Benghazi reference shows one of the major traits of Republicans – even after something they say has been proven wrong, they keep on saying it!”
Dear Steve: That’s that main reason why I call today’s rightwing Republicans BROWNSHIRT-WEARING, RIGHT ARM EXTENDING, GOOSE-STEPPING NAZIS! Remember these infamous words of that notorious Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels — this is why I ALWAYS call Rupert Murdoch (CEO of News Corporation, the parent company of Faux Spews) “Herr Goebbels II”:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Furthermore Steve, here is a link that shows the fourteen characteristics of FASCISM — and always remember, outside of violent anti-Semitism and “master race” ideology, FASCISM AND NAZIISM ARE ONE AND THE SAME! :
Later that day Greta wrote:
“I think the President’s remarks today were needed and helpful.”
You just never know which direction she will go and when!
As someone I read long ago (early 2000s) said “they just keep throwing shit at the wall until something sticks.”