Pat Caddell: Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people”

The Audacity of Corruption (h/t Babalu)

I want to talk about this Libyan thing, because we crossed some lines here. It’s not about politics. First of all we’ve had nine day of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this. Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, were under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers. If a President of either party—I don’t care whether it was Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton or George Bush or Ronald Reagan or George H. W. Bush—had a terrorist incident, and got on an airplane after saying something, and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified! It would have been—it should have been the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s “flying over Katrina” moment. But nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said.

It is one thing to bias the news, or have a biased view. It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know, and I choose right now, openly, and this is—if I had more time I’d do all the names for it—but The New York Times, The Washington Post, or the most important papers that influence the networks, ABC, NBC, and, to a lesser extent—because CBS has actually been on this story, partly because the President of Libya appeared on [Bob Schieffer’s Face the Nation] and said, on Sunday, while [U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.] Susan Rice was out—the U.N. Ambassador has no portfolio on this matter—lying, said of the Secretary—you know why, notice the Secretary of State wasn’t out there doing this—was on national television, lying and promoting the White House line while the Libyan President, the very same moment, is saying “This is a premeditated attack.” Nobody has asked that question. This morning—take a look at The New York Times this morning, it’s a minor reference. Oh, now we’ve decided that it was a terrorist incident. But this is—that would have changed, that should change the politics.

This is not without accomplices, because the incompetence of the [Mitt] Romney campaign, which I said a week ago is the—my God!—the worst campaign in my lifetime, and the Republican establishment in general’s inability to fight, has allowed these things to happen in part because they don’t do it. But I want to go through two other quick points.

[Mohamed] Morsi and Egypt: The President of Egypt, we find out now, that his whole agenda has been getting the “Blind Sheikh” [Omar Abdel-Rahman], who’s responsible for the bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993, out of jail. Prison. I’ve been told specifically, by a member of the intelligence community that the White House and State Department are negotiating that now. They have now come out and denied it, but [Morsi] comes out, that they ordered—he’s the head of the Muslim Brotherhood! The American people know what they think of the Muslim Brotherhood: They are against them eleven to one, all right? And he’s the president of the Muslim Brotherhood, giving $2 billion to United States. He tells them—we had advance warning because they had said they were gonna do this, attack our embassy. The President—after the incident, after 48 hours, Mr. Morsi does nothing and says nothing—picks up the phone, calls him, and demands that they call it off. On Friday—last Friday, a week ago today—there was supposed to be a big demonstration. We thought that would be the big day—no, it disappeared, because Morsi called it off. But no press person has investigated this, just as no press person will go and ask the most obvious questions, when there are really good stories here, good media stories, and good news stories. They are in the tank and this is a frightening thing.

Read every word.

White House officials dispute that the press secretary, Jay Carney, cited the anti-Muhammad video as the cause of the attack in Benghazi. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence now says it, not the White House is responsible for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.

The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.

“It’s A Mystery Why Romney Can’t Seize The Moment On This” (h/t Hot Air).

Related,
Kirsten Powers: The media may be complicit in another terrorist attack on America

Related prior post: Insane: “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman to be sent to Egypt??

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8 Responses to “Pat Caddell: Media Have Become an “Enemy of the American people””

  1. Ruthlessma Says:

    They couldn’t spare the protection for our U.S Embassy, they’re too busy protecting Valerie Jarrett.

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  3. Neill Says:

    How much money have we shoveled into intelligence going to the DNI since 9-11? All so that the DNI says the 0 admin’s response for TEN DAYS (even though sources say they knew differently on Day One)was based on the DNI’s assertion that the whole hullabaloo, including the murdered American ambassador and 3 other Americans, and was a violent reaction to a video no one had seen?

    Money well spent, I say.

    (Maybe AQ is smarter than I think: was this a test of Obama’s weakness, with the foreknowledge that the quisling media’s muted reaction to this outrage would leave him in office for four more feckless years, during which AQ will demonstrate 0’s increasingly craven penchant for appeasement and AQ’s growing strength and popularity.)

  4. jlh Says:

    When does this process of one-way lies reach a tipping point? Or will it ever?

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  6. Katie Says:

    Should have been equivalent to Bush’s flying over Katrina moment? No, this is much, much worse. Bush did fly over Katrina, and he wanted to stop. However, he was advised, and agreed at the time, that the President landing at that time would divert resources from helping Katrina victims and dealing with aftermath to dealing with the President on the ground. A decision in retrospect he feels should have been otherwise. At no point was he cold or asympathetic to what was happening.

    Obama didn’t even do a flyover- figuratively speaking. And there was no sympathy. He truly was/is cold to American suffering. Quite frankly, I tend to think he thinks we deserve it, and that he could instruct Rice and Hilary (whose complicity I

  7. Katie Says:

    Hit ‘submit’, darn Tab…
    Hilary’s complicity that I seriously consider voluntary, to spin the event in a way that was least damaging, and for which he could blame someone else. And perhaps lay groundwork for suspending the First Amendment.

  8. Steve J. Says:

    MORE CADDELL HACKERY
    In the same speech to AIM, he also made this claim:

    Twenty American embassies, yesterday, were under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.

    Caddell gave this speech on 9/21, so I used LexisNexis to search US Newspapers & Wires for “American” AND “embassies” from 9/20 to 9/22 and I found a lot of hits on 9/21:

    -Ugandan Muslims to protest over anti-Islam film
    The Associated Press, September 21, 2012 Friday 10:51 AM GMT, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, 134 words

    -Pakistan hit by deadly riots over anti-Muslim film
    The Associated Press, September 21, 2012 Friday 08:40 PM GMT, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, 1466 words, By SEBASTIAN ABBOT, Associated Press

    -Why did the Pakistani government sanction protests?; Analysts say the decision by the Pakistani government to sanction a special day for protests was a political move to draw support from a public that has larger frustrations with the US.
    The Christian Science Monitor, September 21, 2012 Friday, 832 words, Mahvish Ahmad Correspondent

    -Violence Over Video Continues in Pakistan Ahead of Public Holiday
    The New York Times, September 21, 2012 Friday, Section A; Column 0; Foreign Desk; Pg. 9, 655 words, By SALMAN MASOOD; Brooks Barnes contributed reporting from Los Angeles.

    Posted by Steve J. at 1:32 AM