Fox News Watch: Judith Miller rips the media over ignoring Benghazi

Judith Miller on Fox News Watch says she is furious over the media’s lack of follow up on Benghazi with some big questions going completely unanswered and contradictory statements by the administration being ignored:

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  • d1comment

    The legacy media is the enemy of the American people. We should be treating them as such.

  • 100 Americans or more could have been murdered in Libya… This Admin wouldn’t give a damn! A “Bump in the road” An inconvenient truth!

    NObama only cares about power and re-election.. A thousand Americans could die between now and Nov 6th and he’d find some excuse to blame it on… Any thing to deflect and reject actual responsibility! He is the face of the true evil and a detached uncaring psychopath! Anyone who’s paid any kind of attention, nevermind close attention, can see this… He brings great SHAME on America!

    His only regret?? Unlike the great Patriot, Nathan Hale, who lamented that he only had one life to give for this country… NObama is the kind that wishes he was King of this country!

    Help give him the Mother of ALL Reality checks on Nov 6th! Vote his embarrassing sorry a$$ out of the People’s house and help restore true Honor and Respect by voting for Romney and True Grace and Beauty First Lady Ann Romney!

    God Save and Bless America!

    • Landscaper

      “that he only had one life to give for this country…” No!

      Obama regets there is a two term limit, otherwise if elected we would have him arond for no telling how long.

      • canscrap

        He’ll do what bloomberg did….. he’d convince the stupid freeloaders that they can’t live without him

      • Linky1

        “Obama regets there is a two term limit, otherwise if elected we would have him around for no telling how long.”

        That’s called being a dictator.

        Ooops, isn’t that what he now, the Dictator In Chief?????

    • bobemakk

      You took the words right out of my mouth….great post. Benghazi was a big embarassment to the self proclaimed Messiah/Obama and that is why he avoids the situation as well as the lamestream media who are in the tank for him. Romney will win, I am confident.

      • You won’t find many here, including myself, willing to bet against a Romney win! 🙂

  • Landscaper

    Trust me, after Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus, they are not going to let Benghazi go. Obama, Biden, Clinton and others are going to get burned on this one. Lies may be one thing, but lying and then blaming the CIA won’t cut it. They are ticked off big time and I suspect “leaks” will begin to surface.

    • Betsey_Ross

      I can’t wait. The damage these people have done to America won’t be known for a long time. We will keep finding things that will tell us that we voted them out just in time.

      I keep thinking that Mitt has found a new passion because when he started running for President the senario wasn’t so bad. After almost 4 years of Leftist rule there is much more to do and he will have to make some not-so-pleasant decisions. I think he can’t wait to get in there and restore the country and it is showing in his speeches. A couple of weeks ago he would say if Paul Ryan are elected we will do this and that. Now he is saying when Paul Ryan and I are elected we will do……
      This is a new twist to his speeches and I think he is getting more confident that the polls are moving(I always thought those polls were already showing a Romney landslide) towards Mitt and Paul. The crowds are getting bigger and bigger. I especially like that he is calling out the military to be recognized. The reason he had so many in his audience today is that Lebanon is right up the road from Wright-Patterson near Dayton.

      I do wish that he would go to PA and MI. There’s gold to be mined in those two places and he needs to mine it.

      • p m

        Agreed. I just posted on the speech thread that I thought Mitt Romney has had a more serious look to him lately. Then remembered that he’s getting read into the daily intelligence briefings, and IMO that’s why. The scale of destruction brought about by zero and clinton would sober anyone, and I think it’s made Romney more passionate than ever about his country.

    • sjmom

      Agreed. I expect the intel community to retaliate.

  • Coming Apart

    MSM missing Benghazi debacle, they also are missing Syria and Turkey! Iraq is becoming a disaster day by day! In fact MSM is staying out of the Middle-East for it reflects poorly on President Obama’s foreign policy, and all the turmoil may affect consumer spending!

  • DCGere

    My lib friends (what few I have) could care less about this too. In typical fashion, if it doesn’t directly affect them, they don’t pay attention. The state run media is absolutely shameless too. Course when Romney wins, they will magically become quasi journalists again.

    • sjmom

      Tell your lib friends to start caring because with terrorism growing it could affect them sooner than they think.

      • DCGere

        I know sj, yet sometimes it’s like talking to brick wall 🙁 But I will still keep telling them.

  • This will be a media black mark scandal for the ages.

  • p m

    Courtesy of Commentary Magazine:

    In December 2001, federal law-enforcement officers were preparing to raid the offices and seize the assets of the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation—two Chicago-based Islamic “charities,” both of which were linked to terrorist organizations abroad. Evidently, on the eve of the raid, Miller and another Times reporter, Philip Shenon, acting on confidential information from a source inside a federal grand jury, telephoned officials of the two foundations and asked them questions that had the effect of tipping them off to the impending operation, thereby potentially if not actually nullifying its value and imperiling the law officers carrying it out.”

    Does this Fox news report mean that she has decided the islamists maybe aren’t so worthy of her former consideration, or is her ‘fury’ directed at that bastion of misreporting and anti-Americanism, the NYT, of which she was such a willingly complicit member?

    I wonder what value Andy McCarthy would ascribe to her opnions…

    • mike3e4r7

      Hmm. Interesting. I have never heard of her before and wasn’t aware of the incident you sighted. Could her telephone call have been the result of ineptitude and an egotistical desire to “get the scoop” which blinded her to the dangers she caused, or was it a more sinister motiviation? Either way, it was wrong and dangerous.

      • p m

        No, mike, unfortunately it wasn’t a one-off, she’d already participated in the Plame affair. Oh, and apologies for not linking to the article I excerpted – it’s quite long and really about freedom of the press under the 1st Amendement, and dates from 2007. Worth a read IMO:

        PS wish Roger Ailes would think twice about employing some of his leftist commentators – did you catch this Juan Williams melt-down on Hannity a few days ago? Thought I was watching Biden again, finger-pointing and shouting… Enjoy:)

        • colliemum

          Thanks for the links.

          That Juan Williams melt-down was spectacular. One wonders if he, just like Biden, actually informed themselves on what had been said at the hearing.
          It’s really coming to something when ordinary people are more informed than a Vice President and a TV commentator!

  • 911Infidel

    Benghazi isn’t going away Obaminites. There are some even amongst your own crowds who are continuing to call into question the crap weasels who keep defending this egregious regime failure to protect our diplomats. It is resonating across this country and will be in Obama’s craw for the foreseable future. The NY Times, WAPO and all the rest of the Obaminite propagandists can’t stop it.

    • colliemum

      Too right!

      I believe we’ve still not got all the information, there are still administration people trying to brickwall.
      Don’t forget that Foggy Bottom has been inhabited by socialists for a very long time – John Bolton describes this very nicely in his autobiography.
      So they would try and run interference for their Obama.
      I don’t know what’s going on in the intelligence community, but I’d be very disturbed as American citizen about the obvious carelessness or ineptitude at the National Intelligence level.

      • 911Infidel

        Oh I think that all the data about that incident is available. Those of us that study Islam have most of the puzzle figured out. The rest of it is just a mostly a pretext by Islam to kill more people that they dislike. The final piece is the lie that the administration did not know about the security situation on the ground. Last week’s testimony on the hill gave us the “right scoop” on the details both before and after the murders of our diplomats. Hillary, Cutter, Biden, Carney are all trying to dance on the sharp end of a pin.

        So, we have two lies here. Lie #1 The Obaminites did not know about the security situation on the ground. Lie #2 that a large group of worshippers of the pimp-daddy god and his faux prophet were motivated by a movie trailer that none of them saw to kill and protest all around the globe on and past the anniversary of 9-11. The real truth is that the Koran, Hadith, and Sira have plenty of injunctions to kill, and destroy as they have for the last 1400 years. Islamists don’t need a pretext to kill. Killing is the absolute right that their pimp-daddy god gives to them in order to subsume all other cultures and beliefs until none but Allah is worshipped. America and Israel are their top two targets.

        Oh and lets not forget that AQ’s No1 called for a fatwa against Americans for killing AQ’s #2 Al-Libi. Zawahiri is Eqyptian MB. Al-Libi was Libyan. Gee is there a pattern for developing a target list? Even a fool could have deduced that US embassies in those two places would have to be strenthened or abandoned prior to 9-11. Oh wait, we’re talking Obama admin here. They don’t even rise to the level of a fool. They’ve gone past fool…alll the way to straight up evil.

  • MaxineCA

    Forget Judith Miller, I don’t give a rat about her opinion. None of us are surprised at the coverup by the WH and Clinton in conjunction with the MSM. Newsflash to Judith – none of us rely on the MSM to be honest or go there to get our news. We all had it figured out from DAY 1! Unfortunately, we now have another 9/11 date to remember.

    Let’s face it folks, this administration has had absolute disdain for our CIA since the beginning. Remember how they stopped enhanced interrogations of terrorists? They have politicized every dept. leader position that is charged with keeping us safe.

    OPSEC is really ticked off about this whole thing. I got an e-mail from Scott Taylor yesterday, here’s an excerpt:

    “Here we go again….

    In last nights debate, Vice President Joe Biden shamelessly joined the chorus of Obama administration officials claiming credit for the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden while shrugging off the grave national security failures in Libya that resulted in the death of our Ambassador and three other Americans…two of which were former Navy SEALs.

    Government officials, like Joe Biden, need to understand that Special Operations Forces actions are not to be used for political gain or as partisan jabs in debates.

    Biden went too far by blaming the intelligence community for the Administration’s numerous public statements that failed to correctly report the attacks in Libya as terrorism and not motivated by a YouTube video.”

    I really think the whistle blowers will be coming out BIG time next week. Hopefully this will be OUR October surprise that will take down this regime.

    • colliemum

      That – and a few well-aimed remarks by Bill Clinton who is not going to let Obama throw Hillary under the bus without a fight-back.

    • Don’t give a rat about Truth…..I guess truth depends on who is speaking…yes? Hmm….interesting conceptualization of what is? You don’t like Judith…I understand…..

  • Now the mainstream media’s bias is helping the president and vice president cover up the deaths of four Americans. Think about that. The New York Times is a willing accomplice in trying to minimize and silence this whole scandal, and nobody is saying a word about it. This isn’t just shameful, it’s a horrible disservice to the American public who used to rely on the media to UNCOVER scandals, NOT cover them up. If the New York Times is doing this just to get Obama re-elected, nobody in this country should touch that paper ever again. Not a single American should stand for it.

    • aposematic

      Approximately 20% Marxist/Communist/Socialist/Progressive, 12% Black population, and another 15% continuing their indoctrination/brainwashing in our schools (total 47% of population) gives America’s Constitutional Republic backers a huge burden to overcome. With NY, California, Illinois, and most of the NE electorial college votes, Obuma needs very few more States to win reelection. The NYT is their Bible and they worship at its alter.

  • Joe






    How can they ignore this? – It is so obvious – What a disgrace they are

    • sjmom

      Did you ever know anyone who was so in love they couldn’t see the person’s faults? This is the media with Obama, but as Rush said, not him but the caricature which they made him to be.

    • colliemum

      They are a disgrace,and have been for a generation.

      We’ve only got to ask ourselves what they’d report if this had happened under a Republican President – and we all know the answer!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I have zero respect for the MSM. In my opinion they’re worse than hacks!!!! They are derelict in their duties to investigate and report. It’s almost like they’ve been bought-off by the Dimocrat Party…but they’ve been that way for far too many years now!

    The MSM are the lowest of the low lifes on this planet!!!!

    • aposematic

      Its very difficult to discern just who bought who: did the D’s buy off the MSM/Press or did the MSM/Press buy off the D’s?

  • WordsFailMe

    Even this, from an NBC with Ed Klein on NBC:,%20Libya

    A spinning and grinning like typical white trash on garbage pick up day begins to duck and cover:

    • p m

      Hard to believe they’re hanging their hopes for a dem Presidency in 2016 on HRC eh? When an ‘pure’ Alinskyite like her, minus the extra baggage of zero, is the best hope for them, it’s obvious the degree to which the dem party has fallen…leftwards.

      On that same link is discussion of Wells Fargo Bank’s recent cyber-attack, apparently by Iran. I was shocked to hear that the NSA director has information on cyber-attack activity that he is forbidden by law to share with business leaders. What the heck kind of thinking would make a national security issue like that, illegal to disseminate??

      Thanks for that link, Words.

  • 2besusie

    From your lips to God’s ear.

    I can only imagine, and admire, the courage it took for those two brave whistle blowers to testify last week. Darrel Issa even went so far as to tell them that if they received any threats or problems resulting from their testimony that they should come directly to him and/or the committee.

    I pray members of the intelligence community will do what they can to enable the truth to come out.

    • sjmom

      One way or the other the intel community will get their say.

  • Liz_Liz

    Obama’s water-carriers are terrified this will bring Obama & Hillary down.

    This is much worse than Watergate, and today’s media is just shameful.

    No one died in the Watergate “scandal”…..

  • sjmom

    In spite of the attempts to ignore it the attacks in Libya have now become Benghazi gate. Like it or not it is not going away and any media outlet who does not follow the story will be shown for what it is. We are now in a 24/7 news cycle; the media wanted it and now they have to live with the scandal which grows bigger each day. The truth is like cream; it will always rise to the top.

  • Tall, Dark and Handsome

    Lie to me once, shame on me…..
    November 6th I get even.

  • 12grace

    Love Judy Miller, she is 100% right.

  • I think Judy Miller is one of those people neither side likes. That said, of course the media’s not covering it because they’re in Obama’s pocket. You’d certainly have heard about this cover-up that led to the deaths of our people just a few years ago. You wouldn’t now, and that’s horrible.

  • Pat Caddell: “Press Has Become a “Threat to Democracy” and “Enemy of the American People”. unquote

    What else is new with this so called mainstream media complex.. who have abandoned their core values and principle as responsible professional journalists, which is supposed to be reporting news, investigatively, without political bias or prejudice, regardless of who’s in power in the Federal govt, or local or state govt.. ie; They have sold their journalistic souls, and have thus, like Pat Caddell stated so articulately, succinctly, and concisely, have now committed themselves to become the enemy of America and the American people, not the protectors of America and the American people.

    The so called mainstream media do not deserve the 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of the Press protection, for which they used against the American people, by being willing complicit Obama pravda propaganda ministers, instead of protectors of the people.

  • Rocco11

    She’s so “furious” guess what? She’ll vote for Obama again…

  • aZjimbo

    The media is the enemy within. No surprise here at all.

    • Rocco11

      that was the Communist objective, infiltrate government, education, and the media.

      • aZjimbo

        To say the liberal media has an agenda is an understatement. Thank God for Conservative talk radio and writers and bloggers.

  • aposematic

    At the same time Ms. Miller will be at the front of the line selling the fantastic lie that the MSM/Press are not Marxist traitors supporting the Marxist Party (formerly called the Democrat Party) in America.

  • Let’s face it. They’ll never admit it, maybe not even to themselves, but to those in power, Obama’s reelection is so vital and important that the lives lost in Benghazi are unfortunate “collateral damage”. In every war, lives are lost, and to them, Obama continuing his realm is nothing short of a war on what the U.S.A. is and stands for.

  • Erc Seitz

    A free media won’t keep us free but a FAIR MEDIA will!

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Freedom of the press is a very important freedom in this country. But they are answerable to those who read/watch/listen- if they are a propaganda arm of a corrupt government (as they seem to often be), people are free to complain and try to boycott them out of business/into changing and to drive up the ratings/circulation of those who accurately report the news.

  • wmath44

    Nobody wants to talk about the 10 to 20 thousand stinger missles still in Libya?

    • Source/link would be helpful?

    • Huh? Libya was understaffed and underprotected, that’s how the terrorist attack happened!
      Those stinger missiles which I have no links existed sure didn’t help out our ambassador.

  • I actually think that this IS the OCTOBER SURPRISE many have spoke about..

    Backfired? Miscalculations are a Way of Life…for these inept Democrats who cheated their way into power…with the direct help of the Marxist Media…

  • Mar 5:9 Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”
    Mar 5:10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.
    Mar 5:11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.
    Mar 5:12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”
    Mar 5:13 And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.



  • Galatiansch2vs20

    The liberal media are today’s Minister of propaganda.

  • Welcome to the party, Judith. You’ve been doing some covering for the Dems yourself the past few years.

  • Rosebud

    Obama’s Pravda liberal media proves to be a great danger to the American people. The constant coverup of huge scandals and lies by the liberal media is very dangerous for our country. Secrets and lies are never good.

  • No discussion of how this administration used the attack to diminish the First Amendment either. The seed of an Anti Islamic Blasphemy exception has now been planted in the American consciousness. Outside of Reynolds, Reason and a few others this aspect wasn’t really discussed. Not to make light of the death of four Americans but the rewriting of the Constitution is much more dangerous long term. One more crisis that wasn’t allowed to go to waste.