AP reporter slams Obama administration for ‘silent diplomacy’ while people are dying

Wow. AP reporter, Matthew Lee, goes after State Dept. spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, over the administration’s ‘silent diplomacy’ while people are dying. He even calls them out on their refusal to either agree with or condemn the remarks made earlier by Turkish Prime Minister calling Israel a terrorist nation.


(h/t: Fox Nation)

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  • Betsey_Ross

    Well, this could be another random act of journalism by the LSM. Nuland’s answer is just more BSing from the government. No real answer…..supposed to make journalists write furiously for nothing. This needs to happen every time a government official stands in front of the press. Sadly, they just can’t make themsleves do it.

    • Don

      It is widely known that journalism in the mainstream media has been dead for years and this AP reporter has a pulse? He will probably find out pretty fast what happens to brainwashed lemming reporters when they stray from the herd.

      • warpmine

        Better double check that car, mailbox, and toilet with bomb sniffing dogs.

      • Conniption Fitz

        True – Obama doesn’t value human life, not before birth or after retirement. He values dollars and power.

      • IwjwI

        He is a hard target to be made an example to squash rebellion.

    • conservative58

      ‘This needs to happen every time a government official stands in front of the press.’

      At which point they would probably cancel ALL press conferences!

    • Cindy09

      Actually, I beg to defer. Matt Lee is known to make the State Department, (especially Victoria Nuland) own it up to their actions. Every time Nuland comes out with some bull, Lee is always there to keep the State Dept (in a way her) feet to the fire! And it’s absolutely priceless!!

      Here is one:

      I wished there were more than Matt Lees. However you look at it, he asks the right questions!

  • Smith Smith

    now if we could increase the count to 2 reporters that ask tough question, we might be getting somewhere.

    Great job Mat, keep it up!!

  • Wow! This is what American journalism is supposed to be like. Not a lap dog, but a snarling, growling watch dog. Refreshing! It is amazing how disingenuous everyone in the Obama administration is, are we absolutely sure they are not all from Mars?

    • conservative58

      And why couldn’t ANY of them ask hard questions BEFORE the election?

      • warpmine

        How about query on voter fraud?

        • mike3e4r7

          That would be nice.

  • Finally (said with a deep deep sigh)

    • jlbs

      Yes, finally, but….this is only one reporter. They should all be like this but we won’t see it. Sure wish I knew what the media is expecting in return for their soft-peddling.

  • Wow, maybe now that the mainstream media knows that Obama has saved his job, they can get back to doing their jobs. We’ll see if this continues.

    • conservative58

      That would be nice, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

      The LSM ‘sold out’ the country when they carried O’s water the last 4+ years and covered up all the wrong doings by his administration. I find it hard to believe they even give a crap.

      I guess we can continue to HOPE they will CHANGE.

  • Rshill7

    Wow, I could go for more of that. If the press would treat some democrats like they treat every republican maybe our side wouldn’t have to swim straight up waterfalls to get anywhere.

    Oh gosh, that made me hungry somehow.

  • Stehekin912

    Do you think she could repeat his name a few more times and sound more condescending and patronizing? Just wondering if it could be possible.

  • freenca

    The O mailing it in again! The mail get’s to it’s destination a lot better if you put postage on the envelope Mr. pResident! Did she say the O man has allies on both sides ? Yeah, she said that!

  • FreeManWalking

    If I was Matt, I would have someone start my car, drive down the block and deliver it to me from now on, he is a Marked Matt, that 0b0 would like to make a door mat.

  • d1comment

    Maybe the corrupt legacy media is beginning to realize that they have created a monster and the next step in Dear Leader’s plan is to eliminate freedom the press..? Matt has been reassigned to the AP station at the North Pole…

    • white531


  • white531

    That was an incredible thing to watch. I enjoyed every minute of it. I don’t know who this guy is, but he’s on my list of the good guys, from here on out.

    • mike3e4r7

      Imagine if we had reporters asking questions like that on Benghazi, voter fraud, Obama’s illegal bypassing of Congress, Fast and Furious, etc. What a wonderful world it would be.

      • jodypear

        Exactly. They need to be made to lose their cool and look bad to people who don’t understand anything else.

  • John3_3

    It’s under investigation…………….it’s under investigation………………it’s under investigation…….Fast and Furious is still under investigation………….Libya will be under investigation until the American people forget that it happened…………..the voting fraud in Florida is under investigation…………………all you need to know is that it’s under investigation.

    • sjmom

      When is the administration going to be under investigation?

      • John3_3

        The admin will never be under investigation. It doesn’t matter what they do….they will never be under investigation.

    • jodypear

      AND “we just followed the misleading talking points…. It’s not our fault. Somebody stole mine. She told me to say that. The dog ate my homework. Nobody told me….”

  • No cookies for Matt. Where were these questions a month ago?

  • demographicallychallenged

    I feel sorry for Mr. Lee. He has committed journalistic suicide. If he is ever allowed into another Press Conference, he will never be called on to ask a question. They won’t allow hard questions, or anything that may cause a conflict. The AP will probably be asked to reassign him to some other department.

    • Patriot077

      I realized I’ve seen this guy before and found a couple videos. He’s got moxie …


      • sjmom

        Thanks, I knew I saw him before.

      • iaintlyin

        Hey Patriot, sorry about posting similar comments and links in the same thread. Didn’t see yours before or while I was doing my post. We obviously recalled the same events at the same time, which is really a strike against the msm if we can recall such specific questioning, proving how rare it happens but, how appreciated it is .

        • Patriot077

          No worries. I don’t know which one made the biggest impression that made me remember it. Love the reporter’s toughness, but I cannot abide Victoria the state spox.

        • Cindy09

          I apologize to you and Patriot, I did not see your links when I posted above. But you’re right, Matt Lee does go after the State Department with the right questions every time. He is one lone ranger!

    • toongoon

      Hopefully he’s showing the wannabe journalists where to find their testicles.

      • warpmine

        Shoot, they just got to look in the top drawer of Moochelle O’s side of the closet. Same place she has Zero’s set.

  • Marridge

    That was BEAUTIFUL! Thank you Mr. Lee!!


    It would be nice if brain dead Newt Gingrich would stop pissing on Romney and address the real issues facing this country. He has lost my respect after his comments, and I guess the check Romney wrote to pay off his campaign debts must have cleared. I never thought I would have more respect for an AP reporter than Newt, but it has happened. Newt and the LSM have now partnered up. So sad.

    • 36Free

      What position does Gingrich hold again? Doubt any money was handed to Romney either. Direct that hostility toward the administration and their puppets for God sake. Who cares what a bunch of people that either lost, have axes to grind, or are positioning within the republican party have to say? This administration’s corruption and incompetence is on lightspeed now and we are going to need every ounce of energy directed toward this group of losers.

  • iaintlyin

    Mr lee was involved in another give and take with the Administration recently. Shame on me but can someone refresh my memory as to what and when that was about?

    This kind of questioning is what real journalism is, this is what could expose the current regime for its hypocrisys and injustices that they perpetrate on American day in and day out. Thanks Mr Lee. If there were only someway to show reporters how much this kind of questioning is appreciated maybe some of them would be willing to stand out like Matt Lee just did, and has done on occasion in the past. Again, please, if anyone recalls his last give and take, please refresh my memory. Thanks

    • sjmom

      I thought I saw him before too.

    • Cindy09

      Especially this one:

      State Department Spokesperson Avoiding Questions on What is the Capital of Israel

      • iaintlyin

        cindy, thanks, this was the original exchange i was thinking of. thanks for the find.

  • 36Free

    Glad Obama took time out to give his prediction for Monday Night Football on ESPN while the middle east burns.

  • sjmom

    Go Matt!

    The administration is
    1. cowards
    2. sympathetic to Gaza
    3. doesn’t believe Israel has the right to defend itself.

    • They claim to “believe” in the right to self-defense, but if you look at our own RoE under this admin, then you can understand how narrowly defined their idea of self-defense is when it comes to those they view as the bad guys/good guys.

  • c4pfan

    Like these people didn’t know that Obama was going to be silent?

  • Allies on both sides?…


    Let’s see how this concludes.

    The Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt who called Israel a terrorist nation is a friend of BHObama.

    The Jewish leader of Israel who has called the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization is a friend of BHObama.

    So, BHObama, aka Barack O’Clause, is the, uh, “broker”? who will bring Christmas, uh, I mean, Hanukkah, uh, I mean, Ramadan, uh, I mean, simple peace and harmony between Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood?

    The same Muslim Brotherhood that wants the genocide of the nation of Israel and ALL Jewish people on earth?

    Will Barack O’Clause

    1 – bring both sides together?
    2 – keep both sides apart?

    Somethin’ don’t not make sense with this “allies on both sides” diplomacy of the “Lenin wann be” Barack O’Clause administration.


    • freenca

      100 likes Art !

    • Thanks…

      Plus a correction.

      Instead of the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi, it was the friend of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, the FIRST leader that BHObama called after being sworn in as POTUS January 2009, who called Israel a “terrorist state” today, Monday Nov. 19, 2012.

      So, the question is MORE serious.

      Who is BHObama’s REAL friend, Jewish Israel or Muslim Turkey?


  • Bucketheadbaptist

    ahhhh… someone finally grew a pair at the AP.

    I guess he decided that maybe his time in Journo school wasn’t meant to see the news cycle dominated by the nation’s lack of twinkies.

  • Me thinks the press will now go more on the attacking of the administration because that POS doesn’t need them anymore and they will find that the majority of them will no longer be needed and thrown to the curb… watch.

    The administration’s arrogance will be as apparent as a building falling in the middle of … “Insert big city name here…”

  • elijahzabmom

    This is what a press corps is supposed to look like. He’s got some others on YouTube.

  • johngalt30

    I don’t know much about this reporter’s track record, but keep it up!!!

  • Fireplug52

    What crawled up that reporters butt? He better watch it or the Obama administration will have it removed for him. He is supposed to make nice with everyone in that administration.

    If I am not mistaken don’t the reporters take a class on how to pucker their lips and plant them on the great one’s backside? See what happens when they remove them from that region. They actually get to see other things around them that may be more important and much more significant than how many different ways they can pucker up.

    I found it quite refreshing to see the spokespersons frustration with the reporters questions and just loved his dogged pursuit of an answer that was not a talking point. Seeing this clip gave me hope that there are reporters still doing what was envisioned by the founding fathers. The frustration coming from the spokesperson was nothing that you and I feel since the sanctified one’s reelection. Ours is a million times worse.

    Please excuse me for my sarcasm, but I am still getting over the election and counting the many ways that our government will have their way with our liberty. I refuse to swallow that bitter pill.

    • freenca

      The ‘spokespersons’ can’t function outside of the talking points , really! and are insulted that anyone should question the ‘talking points’ ! May the future reveal more and more of these weaknesses !!

  • WhiteFalcon1

    Y’all notice the others in the background…not one of them had the stones to even look up like most men would have, they just hang their heads like broke dick dogs and pretend they haven’t sold their souls to the devil!

  • She looks like she’s about to cry. Good, because lots of us and others have been crying lately. Good for him for asking real questions. I’m kind of shocked.

  • badbadlibs

    Who has that brave soul’s back?????
    Wow, he’s my new hero.
    What a happy day if all journalists actually started to act like journalists instead of ovomit lap dogs.

  • StrangernFiction

    Get this guy some free pizzas or something. Good behavior like this needs to be rewarded.

    • Cindy09

      Make it a truck load. He makes Nuland quiver every time!

  • crosshr

    one thing this admin and the state dept. are doing is not support the security of the American people, never mind Israel. Another bump on the road, rocket shot into Israel, another bump on the road.

  • She looks miserable. Someone who knows she is wrong.

  • These people should be put in jail. She doesn’t understand the question because she refuses to answer. What do you know we found a reporter with cast iron guts. Nuland is Obamas puppet.

  • HUH? The mainstream media is finally waking up? Their silence for the past 4 years….following and worshiping this Pied Piper has now given us another 4 years.…. May God help us… we are in for ONE bumpy ride!!

  • Rocco11

    Conservatives are the only true enemy of the Left, they’ll speak out forcefully against us all day long…

  • tinlizzieowner

    There is going to come a time now that Obama has been ‘re-selected’, where his Marxist agenda will become so blatant that not even the most liberal reporter will be able to carry his water, without at least having to question it once in a while.

    • Rocco11

      don’t bet on it…

      • tinlizzieowner

        Oh, there will always be a few but the hypocrisy of their comments will render them irrelevant in the eyes of thinking people. Those who plan on being employed 4 years from now, are going to take a ‘slightly’ more balanced view of things.
        I’ve got a degree in Telecommunications/Journalism and a (long ago expired) Broadcasters License. I suspect we are going to see a very subtle shift in reporting in the next 4 years, not something you’ll notice unless you’re looking for it. ‘The left’ is the establishment now and reporters who plan on making a name for them selves, the way Woodward and Bernstein did in the Watergate days, are going to have to do it by taking on ‘the establishment’. 😉

        • Rocco11

          I don’t see it, the Left doesn’t tolerate dissension in the ranks. MSNBC is as much a party “discipline” enforcer as anything else, ridicule and ostracism being their preferred methods. See: halperin, mark.

          • tinlizzieowner

            I understand where you (and Halpern) are coming from. Just keep in mind what I said about the ‘establishment/anti-establishment’ thing and watch closely. I’m not saying I’m correct, only that I have my suspicions based on over 4 decades of media observation.

  • ebola131

    Just another NWO aparatchik.
    Nothing to see here.

  • How long can this guy expect to stay with anti-Semite AP?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Way to go Matt! Keep some honesty in the media and hold these weasels accountable. It’s nice to see a few people still haven’t lost their mind.

    Victoria Nuland is another one of the rude, dismissive, evasive Obamadrones who offers nothing significant to reports and those who seek the truth. I wonder where these drones are trained… obediance school?