State Department to Media: Stop asking about Libya

Now that the Obama administration’s spin that the ongoing anti-American riots in the Middle East that started on September 11 are caused by a reaction to an idiotic video is failing to hold up under scrutiny, the State Department has told reporters to stop asking about the crisis.  Most mainstream reporters and media outlets seem to be fine with that.

Have you seen the video?  Probably not.  According to YouTube’s counter, it has only been viewed 3.6 million times.  That may sound like a lot of views.  By typical YouTube standards the video is viral.  Yet for the supposed impact it has had on the world, the lives it supposedly cost and the news generated about it, the equivalent of less than half the population of New Jersey has viewed it.   More people have seen pictures of Princess Kate’s boobs, which were easier to find on the Internet than the video was.  I guess it is refreshing to know that the President of the United States has more influence on the media than the Queen of England does.

Here’s a link to the video.  You’re on your own to find pictures of Kate’s boobs.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Media, Middle East | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments »

21 Comments on “State Department to Media: Stop asking about Libya”

  1. TeaPartyDem said at 10:37 am on September 16th, 2012:

    This entire federal gov’t, including the State Dept. make me sick. Add in the extremist, radical left shill media and we have a marriage of sin, debauchery, deceit and conspiracy. We had better defeat the 2nd city con man (BHO).

  2. brian said at 10:42 am on September 16th, 2012:

    It is time to remove the Constitutional priviledge given to the media. They were created to be watchdogs and have devolved to become lapdogs. In addition to their total lack of credibility, they don’t deserve legal protection any more than the average citizen (who gets investigated by the Feds for speaking out against the moooslems),

  3. A'isha said at 10:56 am on September 16th, 2012:

    لا أستطيع أن أصدق أن دافعي الضرائب من ولاية نيو جيرسي يدفعون المعاشات التقاعدية، الحشو مايك Halfacre على راتب قدره 10،000 دولار في الشهر بالإضافة إلى الإعانات التي تقدمها الحكومة لل”العمل” أن يفعل. يا له من بلد!

  4. Bob English said at 11:40 am on September 16th, 2012:

    From the link to the article, this is what the State Department said:

    “The State Department told reporters Friday afternoon that it won’t answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete. “I’m going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened — not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it — until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that’s its got,” State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon. “So I’m going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they’re probably not going to talk to you about it,” she said. All aspects of the attack, including what led up to it, its causes, the identity of the perpetrators, and the circumstances surrounding the death of Amb. Chris Stevens and the other three Americans, are off limits for reporters.”

    Just my opinion, but I think its best to wait until they have the facts after a thorough investigation and than they can share those. Same thing for Congress which has oversight and is already having hearings in which they heard from General Petreaus (CIA Director) last week.

    If anything can be learned from Romenys ill informed comments last week, its best to wait until you have the facts before speaking.

    So everyone hear wants the facts and as much detail that can be provided but let them throughly investigate and than provide the media and public with the facts.

  5. Tom Stokes said at 1:09 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Now that was a terrible trailer – it was torture watching it.

    But the lunatics who took offense at it months after it was put out and ran amok on September 11 (of course, only a coincidence) and murdered Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya, only prove to the world that fanatics, using religion as a guise, are cretins who need to be expunged from the human race.

    Gee, when a so-called “artist” placed a crucifix (a cross with the image of Jesus placed upon it) in a jar filled with urine, I didn’t see Catholics or Christians running amok and burning and killing.

    Islam was supposed to mean peace. Where are the imams decrying these idiotic outbursts? Or are they encouraging this insanity? Their silence condemns them.

    And this idiot who made the film initially claimed he was an Israeli-American who raised $5 million for the “film” from 100 Jewish friends. Now we discover he was actually an Egyptian (Coptic Christian) who had previously been convicted for fraud.

    I would certainly consider calling this farce on the internet a “film” or “movie” to be a real fraud.

    However, every American must defend the right of free speech just as strongly as we use our right of free speech to criticize stupidity and insane behavior.

    If Islam and its adherents cannot control their murderous outbursts, then how can they truly claim to be worshiping the God of Abraham? Those humans who would try to gain or keep power through manipulation of the masses using religious beliefs serve only the Adversary, the Fallen Angel himself.

  6. Proud Republican said at 1:15 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Here we go again – correcting Bob English. Romney’s comments were appropriate and accurate – it’s just that the liberal press can’t stand when someone calls out our muslim president. Here are the facts – true Americans are sick and tired of Obama apologizing for America’s greatness, bowing to dictators, attacking success and just plain trashing everything this country stands for. For his administration to scold a filmmaker for exercising his first ammendment rights to try and appease those lunatics is disgraceful and more evidence of Obama’s deep hatred for this great country.

  7. Lil Bobbie Boy, PLEASE Put Your Head Back In The Sand Again said at 2:48 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    You are clueless. Just the fact that our embassies were poorly guarded in advance of 9-11 and that are Marines were only allowed to carry rubber bullets shows that you have bought the media line.

    Add to that, that all indications are that this was pre-planned and we had advanced notice shows how weak the President is, the same one that you defend.

    It’s high time Romeny called him out.


  8. Bob English said at 5:03 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Geez…every major fact check site said Romney was wrong in his remarks and anyone with a brain who listens to him knows he was wrong. I will save you the pain of looking at a zillion fact check links but at least check out one.


    The idea that Obama apologized for anything is the usual exteme Republican BS. Just because Romey said that as his campaign was imploding does not make it true. Why dont you tell everyone where/when Obama apologized and please dont use Romenys half assed remarks when he made a fool out of himself saying that a statement that the embasy is Egypt isssued trying to diffuse the situation was an apology by the President. Incredibly he even went out the next morning (when you would assume that he had been given correct information) and basically repeated the same nonsense over again.

    Any comments on Romenys stupid remarks in the first 24 hours last week that even Republicans criticized???

  9. Bob English said at 5:06 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    By the way, statements issued by the administration condeming violence and calling for respect of all religions are exactly the types of statements that were issued by the Bush Administration on several occassions. Funny that I dont remember a bunch of nit wits running around saying President Bush was apologizing for anything or sympathetic to terrorists.

  10. Proud Republican said at 5:10 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Short and sweet – Romney was right to criticize Obama. The State Dept. put out that pathetic statement about how disgusting the video was and that the U.S. was not behind it. Now, follow me, these animals just killed four Americans and rather than rip the murderers apart, they waste their time explaining a stupid video to try and calm the animals down. That is weak leadership not fitting the USA. To make matters worse, even though it’s been shown that this was a pre-meditated terrorist attack, the US ambassador still clings to the video nonsense. Wishful thinking on the part of our muslim president

  11. The Point Is Bobbie "Head In The Sand" said at 5:56 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    That instead of condemning the violence, the PC Correct Administration apologized FIRST for something that is only being used as a canard to hide the fact that this was premeditated.


    There’s my comment

  12. Proud Republican said at 6:07 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Finally a Democrat willing to tell the truth.


  13. Bob English said at 7:10 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    At the risk of the facts getting in the way of what people wish was true, the first of Romneys nutty statements or press releases that said the President was sypathizing with the terrorists was issued before the President even said anything. Nothing the President or Secretary Clinton said was sympathizing with the terrorists but if u want to live in crazyland and believe just that….just put the hate for Obama asside for a minute and ask yourself what all of this says about Romneys stability in a crisis where his actions and words we criticized by numerous Republicans

  14. Putting Aside Lil Bobbie's Lib Bizzaro World Version said at 7:40 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    The first statement from the Cairo Embassy SYMPATHIZED with the enemy, rather than condemn the violence.

    The Embassy IS Hellery Clinton & The Obummer, Obummer & Hellery Clinton ARE The Embassy, The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…

    Romney spoke in a firm and Presidential manner.


    BTW, where is Obummer lately? Oh, fundraising instead of handling the crisis.

  15. Simply Put said at 8:13 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns

  16. Bob English said at 9:26 pm on September 16th, 2012:

    Putting Assie: The statement on the Cairo Embasy website was issued 6 hours before the demonstrations even started in an attempt to defuse them prior. There was nothing that “SYMPATHIZED with the enemy”. This is what it said:

    “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

    Note that PolitiFact and other fact checkers said the statement released by the embasy WAS NOT AN APOLOGY


    I dont find a problem with that statement but if you do, note that is was not cleared by the Administration and was actually disavowed by the Administration.

    Romey than went into crazyland and used that statement by the embasy to attack the President and said he was sympathizing with the terrorists!!!!…that is why Romney should be the one doing the apologizing.

    Those are the facts!!!

  17. Horny toad said at 7:29 am on September 17th, 2012:

    You had me at “Kate’s boobs”

  18. Whatever, Lil Bobbie Boy, Whatever said at 8:48 am on September 17th, 2012:

    If you want to believe Politifact, keep your head in the sand while you are at it. Meanwhile, I choose not to even entertain comments from people who want to act like morons while the world is going down in flames around them, and our own country is being driven over a financial cliff.

    YOU and the rest of the moronic Lib Nation choose to attack Romney, because YOUR Dear Leader has NOTHING to run on.

    Now, how ASSIEnine is that?

  19. Bob English said at 11:14 am on September 17th, 2012:

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own set of facts. If you don’t believe all of the fact check sites (not just Politifact) that said Romney was totally wrong, what about so many Republicans who said the same thing?

  20. Get your "facts" straight. said at 12:52 pm on September 17th, 2012:

    Declaring someone to be “wrong” is an opinion, not a fact.

    Just sayin’.

  21. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » The world we live in said at 11:16 pm on September 17th, 2012:

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