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(Fox News)   Fox News expert, Bill O'Reilly: "It's now clear Benghazi-gate is much worse than Watergate. The question is how much worse"   (video.foxnews.com ) divider line
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2012-11-16 06:10:27 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

What's being covered up?

The scandal. Pay attention.

What's the scandal?


I think I've explained this enough times.
 
2012-11-16 06:10:30 PM  

RedT: This is an honest question:

Can someone please explain to me like I am a 6th Grader what the big controversy is that, assuming it is true*, the government knew but didn't tell everyone this was a terrorist attack for two weeks or a week or whatever the time period was?

Or is there something else?

/I'm not saying it is true, but let's just assume so for argument's sake
//yes, I know the President is blah, but I'm really trying to figure out why folks are so upset about the handling of this tragedy.


Because they want to deflect attention away from the fact that the Republican Congress gutted security funding for the embassies a while back, probably ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTING to this tragedy.
 
2012-11-16 06:10:38 PM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: killermartinis: I read breitbart so that these things make "sense."

People suffering severe dementia brought on by fact-deprivation think a lot of things make sense.


My dad thinks that buying gold will spare his retirement from the ravages of obamacare. So there's that.
 
2012-11-16 06:11:23 PM  

The Larch: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

What's being covered up?

The scandal. Pay attention.

What's the scandal?

The scandal is that they're covering it up! Don't you understand anything?


And that there is nothing actually to make a scandal of is PROOF that there is a cover up!!!
 
2012-11-16 06:13:58 PM  
Why isn't anybody talking about the 241 Marines that were personally murdered by Ronald Reagan in Beirut in 1983? This seems like the real scandal.
 
2012-11-16 06:14:16 PM  

Hetfield: For two months I was the lone voice in the wilderness here on Fark. Now I'm the only one with all the credibility. And yet everyone continues to let me be the sole credible voice here. Not that I don't enjoy the sweet sweet redemption here. Its just that I am shocked by how many people would rather be part of the majority than be right. You guys can be an echo chamber. It doesn't make you any less wrong.


Is this "lone credible voice" thing a new meme?
 
2012-11-16 06:14:43 PM  

Corvus: The Larch: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

What's being covered up?

The scandal. Pay attention.

What's the scandal?

The scandal is that they're covering it up! Don't you understand anything?

And that there is nothing actually to make a scandal of is PROOF that there is a cover up!!!


We're through the looking glass, people!!!
 
2012-11-16 06:16:17 PM  
One thing about O'Reilly's show since the election is that you can see how agitated he is about who won. How dare he get reelected! Moocher nation! Benghazi! Then gets his feathers ruffled when he gets called on on being a right wing shill.

The only thing the network cares about is trying to go after Obama. Everyone knows good and well that if there was a Republican in office they would not give it a thought

Also its funny how they have yet to mention that the GOP denied funding for extra security. Seems like its been their MO, Slash funding, blame democrats when something goes wrong from their fark ups

//FOX is always on at work. I dont mind only reinforces why I dont vote for the right
 
2012-11-16 06:19:24 PM  

scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.


Uh, what coverup?
 
2012-11-16 06:20:31 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Well, nobody died in Watergate. So, yes...it is worse.


i51.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-16 06:21:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

Uh, what coverup?


We don't know. Obama is covering up the coverup.
 
2012-11-16 06:22:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This is Obama's Battle of Balaclava.


His Battle of Falafel.

/apologies if someone already said that.
 
2012-11-16 06:24:02 PM  

TheOther: cameroncrazy1984: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

Uh, what coverup?

We don't know. Obama is covering up the coverup.


Is his time machine involved somehow?
 
2012-11-16 06:24:46 PM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-16 06:24:51 PM  

TheOther: cameroncrazy1984: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

Uh, what coverup?

We don't know. Obama is covering up the coverup.


This guy knows whats up
 
2012-11-16 06:25:25 PM  
The real question is how it ranks compared to Solyndra.
 
2012-11-16 06:25:35 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: The only thing the network cares about is trying to go after Obama profit.


FTFY
 
2012-11-16 06:29:13 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Well, nobody died in Watergate. So, yes...it is worse.


By that metric, literally every hour of every day is worse than Watergate.
 
2012-11-16 06:30:13 PM  
"The Obama administration will not define exactly what happened"

What the fark does this even mean for fark's sake!!!!! "define"?

i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-16 06:30:58 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

What's being covered up?


The scandal. Duh!
 
2012-11-16 06:31:53 PM  
This is Obama's Half-Hour News Hour.
 
2012-11-16 06:34:31 PM  

theknuckler_33: This is Obama's Half-Hour News Hour.


Dude...too far.
 
2012-11-16 06:35:25 PM  
I guess since Beck is long since gone...O'Rly needs to turn up the nuttiness. He was dangerously close to seeming moderately right wing there for a while, but he took a right turn back to crazy-town the past few months.
 
2012-11-16 06:35:27 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Corvus: The Larch: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: YoungSwedishBlonde: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

What's being covered up?

The scandal. Pay attention.

What's the scandal?

The scandal is that they're covering it up! Don't you understand anything?

And that there is nothing actually to make a scandal of is PROOF that there is a cover up!!!

We're through the looking glass, people!!!


t is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma!
 
2012-11-16 06:39:45 PM  
Since no one seems to know what the scandal is, except that it has obviously been covered up, I have to wonder if this whole thing is a retaliatory troll on Obama voters.
 
2012-11-16 06:42:12 PM  
This is Obama's Romney.
 
2012-11-16 06:42:38 PM  

Snark Shark II: Holocaust Agnostic: Snark Shark II: FriarReb98: This is today's reason I want an amendment banning the media from using "-gate" to describe every last goddamned thing that happens to a politician.

I can get behind this.

CSB: when I was a wee lad just starting to listen to the news this was such a thing that I assumed that -gate was just a suffix meaning "scandal about" and hearing watergate mentioned in passing later assumed it was some sort of kerfufel over water rights.

Same here. I remember when I was five that I thought Reagan was president for life. We think dumb things when we're kids.


This, This, This, Thissity-This This, THIS!!


Unlike Shark Shark II and Holocaust Agnostic, I remember Watergate. It was news on TV in my youth. Now, every time I hear a new scandal or wannabe-scandal being suffixed with ‶−gate" I wanna yell, ‶Hey, news media! It′s been about four decades since Watergate! Can we puh-lease come up with a new suffix already!? Must the fine, luxurious Watergate Hotel forever have its name associated with the very concept of political scandals!? Have you guys no imagination at all!? (Okay, I admit, ‴Whitewatergate′ was kinda clever, but none of the others have been, and besides, even that one was decades ago!)"
 
2012-11-16 06:45:38 PM  
This is Obama's Bosworth Field.
 
2012-11-16 06:50:47 PM  

The Larch: RedT: Can someone please explain to me like I am a 6th Grader what the big controversy is that, assuming it is true*, the government knew but didn't tell everyone this was a terrorist attack for two weeks or a week or whatever the time period was?

Well, first some background from before September 11th

A1) There is a really offensive anti-islamic video on youtube that has been associated with riots in 20 different countries, resulting in about a dozen deaths.

A2) There are a number militias that were armed and organized during the Libyan civil war. Some of those militias are organized under the loose banner of Ansar al-Sharia (Fighters for Islamic Law, or something like that) and possibly associated with Al Qaeda. The methods by which the United States keeps track of these militant groups is heavily classified, and any release of information about these militias threatens operational security (i.e., makes our spies very dead very fast).

A3) There are many American civilian and military assets in Libya, including CIA employees, private security contractors working for the State Department, and probably some military as well. The existence of most of these assets is heavily classified.

Then the actual events of September 11th:

B1) There were riots in Egypt associated with the film.

B2) There may have been riots in Libya associated with the film. I honestly don't know.

B3) Some of the Ansar Al-Sharia militant groups decided to attack the consulate in Benghazi; I do know know how long they planned the attack (minutes, hours, days, or what) or what level of coordination existed between the different groups (did they just find each other there, or text each other on the way over, or do more careful coordination). The people at the CIA probably do have a very good idea, but if they released this information, people would quickly figure out how they got it, and more than a few of our spies would find themselves very dead.

B4) A bunch of American military and c ...


If I remember correctly, there was a report that one of the terrorists involved in that attack was killed in a firefight with Egyptian security forces not long afterward. And knowing how the CIA works, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they told the Egyptians where to find him.

We probably won't know for sure for at least a few decades, though.
 
2012-11-16 06:56:38 PM  

Shvetz: Just a reminder, G. Gordon Libby actually had a show on Fox. Yes, one of the perpetrators of Watergate was rewarded by Fox News with his very own radio program.


this
 
2012-11-16 06:58:27 PM  
Ollie North
and this tool is a regular guest on faux nudes
 
2012-11-16 06:58:58 PM  

Dimensio: Cletus C.: HST's Dead Carcass: This just needs to be posted repeatedly in all Benghazi threads:

[i18.photobucket.com image 480x480]

2002 - Satanic Verses released in coloring book form
2004, Uzbekistan - Burned Koran found in dumpster outside Tashkent Wendy's
2004, Saudi Arabia - See-through burka introduced
2006 - Muhammad bobbleheads handed out at Toledo Mud Hens game
2007 - Marmaduke comic strip features madcap adventures in Mecca
2008, Serbia - Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" mistakenly translated in Arabic to say "I Educated a Girl"
2008, Yemen - Obama administration denies the new president is a Muslin

Please explain, specifically, the "scandal" involved with the Benghazi attacks.


That blank has already been filled in.
 
2012-11-16 06:59:47 PM  
Republicans shilled - Americans got killed.
 
2012-11-16 07:03:57 PM  

TheOther: cameroncrazy1984: scavenger: It's not so much the scandal, as it is the coverup.

Uh, what coverup?

We don't know. Obama is covering up the coverup.


i21.photobucket.com
WE'RE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS HERE PEOPLE

 
2012-11-16 07:18:08 PM  

Cletus C.: That blank has already been filled in


With what? Conjecture?
 
2012-11-16 07:18:45 PM  
I'm not wading through all the previous comments. Just dropping in to say: part of America has lost its collective shiat, and, [FredThompsonOnABoat.jpg].

Seriously, these are truly strange times.
 
2012-11-16 07:24:22 PM  
was the cover up undercover? undercover of the night?

thefunniestvideos.com
 
2012-11-16 07:41:44 PM  
Is it worse than Hitler yet?
 
2012-11-16 07:56:42 PM  
Just keep on graspin, GOP. Keep on graspin.
 
2012-11-16 08:00:27 PM  

whatthehayell.com
Why won't Obama answer questions about his time machine?!?!?! The louder I yell, the more correct I become!!!!!

 
2012-11-16 08:02:38 PM  
This is Obama's Battle of Hoth.
 
2012-11-16 08:09:57 PM  
i.imgur.com 

HEY NEOCONS! SUCK IT! SUCK IT LONG, SUCK IT HARD.
 
2012-11-16 08:11:15 PM  
Bill's freaking out. He sees the future. His audience is literally going to dies of old age in the next few years - and not be replaced.
 
2012-11-16 08:17:47 PM  
I love the evolution of this story and how Republicans are slowly easing their way into this position. Like, they need to look around first and make sure other Republicans will stand with them when they spout off such knowingly crazy libel.
 
2012-11-16 08:21:48 PM  
O'Reilly is full of Al Adeen.
 
2012-11-16 08:24:59 PM  

tlchwi02: Dear Baby Boomers,

The world is not all about you. We know you were young and thought you were totally changing the world with flower power when the original watergate scandal hit, but you weren't. You'd all eventually sell out and vote for the successors of nixon, happily pillage the environment and repeatedly vote and agitate to screw anyone who did not "get theirs already." As such, you need to just get the hell over yourselves and stop appending the term "gate" to every freaking thing that happens


Dear you.
Not every Baby Boomer was a hippie. Millions upon millions of clean-cut, uptight squares (and their ladies) had no desire to go to Woodstock or smoke dope and thought that things would have been great if Goldwater had won.
 
2012-11-16 08:27:31 PM  
This is Obama's Romney campaign.
 
2012-11-16 08:47:53 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I'm actually beginning to pity the average Fox News viewer a little. Brainwashing is hard to notice when it is happening and harder to break after it is done.


Don't pity the dead.... 

image.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-16 08:50:37 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: kingoomieiii: The GOP is insisting it's a scandal because they want people to be mad at a scandal. They have absolutely no reason to call it a scandal, and somehow they've twisted that COMPLETE LACK OF ANY SCANDAL into proof positive of a 100% perfect coverup.

THIS WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.

They're actually doing two things. First, the short plan is to plant a seed in the public's mind that Obama couldn't stop terrorism which was important during the campaign to counter the killing of Bin Laden narrative, and remains important as Republicans realize they desperately need to reestablish their tough on terror bona fides. That is difficult to do when the sitting president killed the guy who perpetrated the most spectacular terrorist attack in the history of the world, on their watch, so they have this shiny object and want everyone to look at it.

The longer plan is the insistence of coverup/scandal in order to minimize the scandals that have followed every Republican president since Nixon like the dirt cloud follows Pigpen. It's the old both sides are bad, so vote Republican, except it's in the context of historical relativism rather than political relativism.


What I don't quite get is this: The only people they're going to convince are those that already have faith in the GOP. That group has proven to be too small win Presidencies, so what's the point of pushing like this?
 
2012-11-16 08:56:26 PM  

stewmadness: St_Francis_P: Is the Libyan situation another Watergate?

Short answer: no.

How can you ignore the obvious? The administration pretended, after the death of 4 Americans, that everything you saw was the result of some video posed on YouTube 6 months prior. That shiat is supposed to happen in North Korea, not the United States.


How can you ignore that a witness stated that the terrorists were recruiting people pissed about the movie to riot, and using that riot as a cover for the actual attack? The dumbass movie was involved, whether you like hate speech having consequences or not.
 
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