PROTECTING OBAMA: CBS finally releases footage showing Obama refusing to call Benghazi attack a terrorist attack

Remember how in the 2nd presidential debate that, with the help of Candy Crowley, Obama boasted that he had indeed referred to the Benghazi attack as a terrorist action in the Rose Garden? Sure, we all remember that.

Well CBS has been sitting on 60 MINUTES footage taken the day after the attacks, hours after Obama’s Rose Garden appearance, that directly contradicts Obama’s boast that he had called it a terrorist attack. Sure, CBS released a smidgen of it before, but now they are releasing the entire cut which reveals that Obama refuses to call it a terrorist attack even when pressed on it (via Bret Baier):

KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?

OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

KROFT: It’s been described as a mob action, but there are reports that they were very heavily armed with grenades, that doesn’t sound like your normal demonstration.

OBAMA: As I said, we’re still investigating exactly what happened, I don’t want to jump the gun on this. But your right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt. And my suspicion is there are folks involved in this. Who were looking to target Americans from the start. So we’re gonna make sure that our first priority is to get our folks out safe, make sure our embassies are secured around the world and then we are going to go after those folks who carried this out.

KROFT: There have been reports, obviously this isn’t the first time…there have been attacks on the consulate before. There was an attack against the British ambassador. Do you…this occurred on Sept. 11. Can you tell me why the ambassador was in Benghazi yesterday? Was it to evaluate security at the consulate?

OBAMA: Well keep in mind Chris Stevens is somebody that was one of the first Americans on the ground when we were in the process of saving Benghazi and providing the opportunity for Libyans to create their own democracy. So this is somebody who had been courageous, had been on the ground, had helped to advise me and Secretary Clinton when we were taking our actions against Muammar Qaddafi. And is somebody who is very familiar with the train. He was doing the work that he does as a diplomat helping to shape our policies in the region at a time when things are still fairly fragile. But I think it’s important to note that we have a Libyan government in place that is fully cooperative, that sees the United States as a friend that recognizes we played an important role in liberating Libya and providing the Libyan people an opportunity to forge their own destiny. And in fact we had Libyans who helped protect our diplomats when they were under attack. But this is a country that is still rebuilding in the aftermath of Qaddafi. They don’t necessarily always have the same capabilities that countries with more established governments might have in helping to provide protection to our folks. But beyond that, what I want to do is make sure that we know exactly what happened, how it happened, who perpetrated this action, then we’ll act accordingly.”

Once again a news agency is protecting the president. But there is no media bias just like there isn’t voter fraud. None. Nothing to see here. Just move along.

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  • Conniption Fitz

    Obama is an Islamic/Communist/Fascist operative, not an American President.

    That’s a fact. He is unconstitutional, illegal, criminal and immoral.

    • MiketheMarine


    • free4now

      Right on the button there…

    • kong1967

      …and that’s when he’s on his best behavior. Next term he will be unhinged. What will we be calling him then? I don’t even want to think about it, so we can’t let it happen.

    • Rightstuff1

      If only he would refer to Republicans as folks or even his opponent upon whom he wishes revenge. If only he was a “folk” but no he called a felon, a liar and bull*****” etc etc. In other words fellow Americans are to be demonized and attacked cruelly and the scum that desecrates our flag and murders our Ambassador and our troops they are labelled “folks”.

      I’ve heard enough, had enough, can’t take another word from this creature.

    • bobemakk

      People told me I was nuts when I said Obama was a plant by our enemy extremists over a year ago, but it is all apparent now. Romney must win and I pray he will. Obama must go to jail after Romney wins.

  • denbren52

    “They (the Libyans) don’t necessarily always have the same capabilities that countries with more established governments might have in helping to provide protection to our folks.” – Obama

    Knowing this, Obama and Clinton repeatedly denied the extra security that Chris Stevens was begging for.

    And CBS, knowing they had this tape under wraps, allowed the President to lie to the American people repeatedly about the terrorist attack and his coverup.

    • Patriot077

      This retired General gives some insight into both Ovomit and Panetta:

      • kim

        Interesting theory but I don’t believe it. If he was risk-averse, he would not have pushed 0-care or many of his other unpopular initiatives. I think the statement reflects just another coverup attempt rather than a governing philosophy.

        • Patriot077

          You could be right, kim. I think he believes he has a far larger “voter mandate” than he ever did have for his totalitarian ideology. I do believe that the General was correct in his statement that his real concern is for polls and his election.

          In any event, the information about the deterioration in our response times was new to me but fits everything this administration’s dirty hands touch.

        • Orangeone

          The ObamaCare take over of our health care is necessary to imprison Americans and strip us of our freedoms. He tried to take full control of the banks with TARP but thank God US Bank fought back. He succeeded with energy (violating court order to allow drilling, denying assistance in the clean up, etc.), has tens of millions dependent on welfare, foodstamps and ObamaPhones. That is how a dictator takes control of the people. Take a long look at Hitler from 1930 until 1940 and you will see stark similarities. And Hitler convinced his followers to MURDER millions of innocents. I fear that is Barky Boy’s strategy for term #2. Jarrett is already on record saying those who opposed to Barky Boy will be dealt with.

    • They were just helping him with those darned video talking points, too bad that story got squashed. It’s almost as if they (Zero, et al) knew this was going to take place and were setting the Ambassador up for a quick kidnap & rescue (to the media raves of their Messiah and Saviour), which went horribly wrong. Do what Carter failed at doing kinda sorta thing.

    • Orangeone

      I have to say it again. Everyone else left, Stevens and Smith remained knowing their requests for security were denied. They had bowed so low to Barky Boy that they lost their lives. Unfortanately, 2 innocent Navy Seals lost theirs trying to protect them.

  • Patriot077

    This must have been more of what Glenn Beck threatened to expose. Last week he said both the Daily Beast and Cbs had responded but that the reporting was mild or buried.

  • So glad this 4 year obama administration nightmare is almost over, (1) day to go for the (O).

    Tea Party Express

  • You should read Bret Bair’s post on this. Something tells me we will see more on this tonight during Special Report.

    This just creates all kinds of really interesting questions.

    • Yep, more questions -need- to be answered by someone who can handle telling the truth.

  • GreenBeretWay

    OBAMA: As I said, we’re still investigating exactly what happened, I don’t want to jump the gun on this.”

    But he didn’t have a problem jumping the gun on a false narrative about a VIDEO!

    Got to get to work so I can break & shoot some stuff. Blow some anger out of my system today. CRUNCH TIME PEOPLE!!!! VOTE

    • kong1967

      Lol, I know. The WH and the media immedately jumped all over Romney for calling it a terrorist attack, calling it irresponsible. Yet, at the same freaking time they were calling it a protest out of control over a stupid video. Yeah, that’s not jumping the gun? Romney didn’t come to any conclusions other than the obvious, but they did. So it was they who jumped the gun. Actually, they intentionally lied, but that’s beside the point.

    • Jazzee

      he didn’t have a problem JUMPING the gun and get his sorry rear end about bin laden and all the secrets he exposed did he????? he EVEN LIED about that raid by the great Seals…this man cannot tell the truth about anything he is mentally ill……..get rid of him please he must go …..dangerous and stupid

  • Barry’s still investigating exactly what happened during fast and furious too. He cares so much that he used executive privilage to find out the facts. Some day the American people will know that Bush was responsible. sarc off

  • Psst Fmr Prez Zero… YOU KNEW & YOU LIED

    • free4now

      From your pen to God’s eyes, Foxies

  • Tiffini

    I get they were trying to cover Obama, but how could they just sit by while he lied repeatedly, over and over again. How can CBS or any of the MSM be trusted again. I know that when(if) Romney wins, they will report every time he walks across the oval office like it’s breaking news, but how can we ever trust what they report again? And I do know we can boycott their sponsors, but that doesn’t seem like enough.

    • kong1967

      You can boycott the sponsors, but I won’t do that. Putting ads on their networks is just an attempt to reach people to sell a product. It’s not a political stance in most cases. In cases where a company does openly support Obama’s views and policies, I would support a boycott. Otherwise I think it’s dirty pool.

      • Tiffini

        I agree with you in the sense we shouldn’t punish those who don’t support their views, do you think just not watching the MSM is enough? I mean their ratings are in the toilet now compared to fox. I’m really asking, I’m over the MSM and want to figure out way to make them hear us.

        • kong1967

          I wish I had the answer. I would think that since their ratings are in the tank they would be struggling for ads. Businesses aren’t going to advertise where there isn’t an audience.

          My solution is to just not watch them.

    • Orangeone

      Tiffini, it is about money and reporting awards! They are not journalists, they are the scum of the earth and think Americans still believe them. They are wrong and we are blessed to have the New Media like TRS for access to the truth.

      • Tiffini

        Yes we are, I hope after this election places like TRS get the kudos they deserve.

    • 3EYE

      The suicide rate will go up for these reporters, and no one will care. They did a lot of damage in their bias reporting of Obama. Who are we to trust??? the media again??? Those wounds will take time to overcome.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Hmm. Wow. For a supposed interview, the audience learned absolutely nothing from that exchange. Does Kroft still call himself a ‘journalist’ or is he happy with the title of ‘community @sshat’ now?

    Given this President’s inability to answer questions (even the most simple ones), I really find it appalling that he was ever elected.

    • kong1967

      “Hope and change”. It’s amazing that the people that voted for him, including the media, never even asked what he meant by that. It could include a wide range of things, and it obviously did not match what many of his voters thought it meant.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Oh, amen to that. I just posted a review at Amazon of 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA, and I made that same point. Kudos. Great minds. Think alike. All that jazz.

        • kong1967

          Of course. It’s called conservatism and common sense. Something a lot of voters don’t have.

  • Nukeman60

    I realize that we want smaller government. But the first thing that Romney should do on day two (day one being reserved for repealing Obamacare and kicking Holder out on his keister) is put together a group that will investigate the voter fraud issue and the Media complicity issue. It would be a monumental task.

    I want that job.

    • free4now

      Let Romney know, in all seriousness, let him know.

    • nibblesyble

      If I was doing the wrong thing..I would not want you after me Nuke…they better run and hide!

      • Nukeman60


        I would use all these great Scoopsters as my source of info.

    • kong1967

      Why doesn’t the media give some of that water they’re carrying for Obama to the hurricane victims? 🙂

    • Orangeone

      I would like to join you by bringing my skills to the table.

    • If I was in his cabinet, I’d hire you immediately Nukefriend. You’d be awesome!

      • Nukeman60

        If you were in his cabinet, I’d work for you in a heartbeat. I think we can use all of TRS as our posse.

        • I guess it’s too late to nominate Scoop for president.

          • Nukeman60

            Yeah, we don’t want any write-ins this late in the game, lol.

            And he might have a fight on his hands if he tries to take 2016 away from Col West. 🙂

      • StandingGround

        Hey ABic – I’ve been blocked from FB. At first I could not post; now I can’t get back in. Will you email me?

  • Treason. And the lamestream propaganda press is complicant.

    The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
    Psalm 37:12,13

    • Nukeman60

      Amen, ABs, amen.

  • Amjean

    From what I have read my opinion is that Ambassador Stevens was
    running guns left over from the Libyan conflict (that Obama took part in,
    led, whatever, without the consent of Congress)in order to help overthrow
    Asyad (sp) in Syria and give control of that country to his buddies,
    the muslim brotherhood. Obama had to do this under the table because
    Russia supports Syria. The muslim brotherhood has visited the white house many times during Obama’s thug regime….Obama is a thug….connect the dots!

    My question is why was the gentleman from Turkey visiting with Ambassador
    Stevens directly prior to the attack? Why was he allowed to leave the
    meeting unharmed when the compound was surrounded by whatever terrorist militia stormed the compound a short time later? And where is this
    gentleman from Turkey? What does he have to say about this situation?
    Rumour is that Turkey was the go between.

    And where are the 30+ people the CIA agents rescued? What is their

    Still more questions than answers. I hope the floodgates of info on
    this explode open after the election, hopefully, prayfully, when Obama
    is defeated.

    • One more for your list, Amjean – Why wasn’t our ally Turkey asked to help if we supposedly didn’t have the means (as they claim), they had officials there at the time. Or the Brits, they too had action teams available then and there.

      • Amjean

        Good points! We citizens have to make sure this event isn’t swept under the rug after Romney is elected.

        Romney, not my first choice, although I am praying he is elected,
        has always appeared to me to be a compromiser, an appeaser, a
        Chamberlein vs. Churchill, if you will. This country needs a
        Churchill right now. The evil must be purged in a public way
        so others will think twice.

  • 2besusie

    Boy, Obama sure does use a lot of words not to answer a question.

    • kong1967

      That’s what he does when the line of questioning heads in a direction he doesn’t like. They are on a time limit, so all he has to to is talk without saying anything to run out the time. “YES or NO, Mr. President!”…lol.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Yes, after he’s voted out, he can always get a job filibustering.

    • Orangeone

      That’s what they teach you in law school. Talk around and never respond.

  • I guess it was a bunch of “folks” that did it.

  • Marridge

    He allowed the four Americans to be killed. Let there be no doubt that if you end up in similar circumstances, barack hussein obama will feed you to the jihadis. lefties are you paying attention? You guys are not getting bonus points, okay?

  • He keeps on referring to these terrorist as “folkes”.

    They’re not your buddies pal…oh wait…never mind.

  • iHeartLife

    He gives me the creeps. Especially with the dead look in his eyes…I wish he’d be kicked out of the WH with NOTHING BUT SHAME AND HUMILIATION for how he has grossly mismanaged the U.S of A.

    I guess I’ll have to settle for the former.

  • kong1967

    Is it just me or does Kroft look like a shifty character? His eyes….I don’t know.

    This has been so obvious that the MSM looked pretty rididulous scrambling to protect Obama. Everyone could see the administration making false claims for a long while even after it was obvious to everyone it was a lie. How do you look someone in the face after you tell such blatantly obvious lies? I couldn’t do it, but…then again….I don’t lie like that.

  • lalavz

    BHO:”So we’re gonna make sure that our first priority is to get our folks out safe, make sure our embassies are secured around the world and then we are going to go after those folks who carried this out.”

    Yeah and how long has this person been in custody and you have not even lifted a finger to have him questions. Republicans had to negotiate for the FBI to get access NOT you….ugh. It makes me so mad every time he says he’s first priority it to catch the “folks” that did this. Liar!!

  • October 16, 2012
    Date of the 2nd debate, with Candy Crowley moderating, when Romney and Obama sparred about whether he leveled with the American people since Sept. 12, whether the President told us that this was a terrorist attack.

    November 5, 2012
    CBS releases full tape of interview one day before the election clarifying the matter in Romney’s favor….

    The Difference = 2 weeks, 6 days

    CBS, 60 Minutes, and Steve Kroft,
    I do believe you have some ‘splainin’ to do…

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama has blood on his hands… pure and simple. And media blockades or even re-election (God forbid) won’t wash that blood off. The truth will get out eventually and questions will be answered. And he will pay politically.

    Too bad this doesn’t get out before the election though… I’m sure some lemmings will vote for him anyway. Obama is a traitor to this nation several times over.

  • NYGino

    I’m surprised he doesn’t say how “offended” he is that he would be asked such questions.

    And notice “the look”. The intense, intimidating look that is supposed to stop the questioning in its tracks. It almost says “I have the IRS as a tool, do you really want to proceed?”

    I hate the MSM , they are the real threat to America

  • Susitna

    Baraka Hussein Obama doesn’t want to offend the Muslim World and this is why he doesn’t like the word terrorism. Fort Hood was called by this traitor “violence at a working place”. Baraka doesn’t even deserve to run and to be in any ballot!!!!

  • Orangeone

    Like the emails, CBS sat on this even though their person, Bob Schieffer, moderated the last debate, topic: foreign policy. They should be prosecuted for accessories after the fact.

  • Obama is lying, and badly too. He just doesn’t want to admit that his entire policy is a failure in Libya and that the situation, in many ways, is WORSE than when Gaddafi was in power. At least Gaddafi smacked-down the al Qaeda Islamists, but now those same Islamists probably control about half the country. Obama and Clinton will never admit that what they did actually made things worse. And now we have four dead Americans and nobody to answer for them. Well, after this election Obama, Clinton, and their minions will be held accountable for this. Too much has happened and too many lies have been told to America. Somebody has to pay and it WILL land on Obama’s doorstep. The only question is if he’s going to take Hillary down with him. Trust me, he will.

  • Robert4Liberty

    OMG! CBS doesn’t play fair!!!!!

  • mike3e4r7

    The mainstream media is a disgrace. They’re doing some CYA now as they see the handwritting on the wall.

    On a seperate note, am I the only one who will be relieved to not have to listen to Obama whistle every time he pronounces his S’s? I’d rather hear finger nails on a chalkboard (which I hate) then to hear that. It physically makes me cringe.

  • Jazzee

    nice job CBS you idiots you are not journalists but liars like obama
    how dare you insult all of us??? DO YOUR *&^% JOB ….losers all of them
    bye bye obama and even if you are elected you will never be my president ever!

    • Marridge

      If reelected this should dog him to his dying days. We will NEVER let up about is. NEVER.

  • The problem is we haven’t secured our embassies nor our consulates even after earlier attacks on the Benghazi consulate and after multiple requests for security. This was a systematic failure of the Obama administration. Period.

  • TJinNJ

    Just remember all the Traitors…List keeps growing…

  • SaraPFan

    It appears Kroft seems like he’s apologetic about challenging Obama’s responses. He’s gives the most hesitant rebuttals I’ve ever seen!!! I’m sure he has his questions written down. Why are his follow up questions so hard to spit out? Kroft’s facial composure looks like, “I’m sorry to ask this question Mr President, oh please, I’m very, very sorry”.

  • Wow this guy starts off lying. The phrase in question was during the debate was “act of terror.” The President did in fact use that phrase, the morning after the attack, and in speechs in Nevada, and Colorado, the next two days, and the word terrorist on Letterman a few days later. The reality is some but not all the people involved in the attack belong to a terrorist grouped. Some of the people were unarmed.

  • It’s not that complicated. The video sparked violence in several countries including Libya, Libyans in Benghazi told reporters the video sparked the attacks. NBC Fox, AP, the WSJ, the New York Times, Reuters, and Al Jazerra reported this back on Sept. 12th and 13th. No one claimed any of the newspapers, were lying, or covering up. Why not?

    Susan Rice goes on TV on 16th basically says the video might have caused the attacks in Libya, but we have to wait for the investigation to be completed. She’s immediately accused of lies, and cover up. Why? Political hatred and distortions, generated by Fox, probably bordering on treason.

    Here you can read distortions promoted by Fox and what Susan Rice actually said.

    Even Juan Williams called out Fox.




  • Fox, AP, and the WSJ, falsely reported that the film was made and financed by Jews in America. Terrorist said they killed an Israeli soldier because of the movie.

    Should Fox, AP, and the WSJ, apologize?

    • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

      There was no mention of Fox – AP – WSJ in the Reuters story at the Jpost.. Please include a link to the Fox story where that comment was made so I/We can respond to this question…….. And terrorist say they killed anything because of anything……

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    “Democrats” —-> But… But…. He said act of terror…. LOL………. When we all know and the transcripts state ACTS of Terror…… These people are criminal and that is what it is….

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    Yet another reason this criminal Barack Hussein Obama must go————>

    Breaking: Obama Administration Hid Secret Meetings With Iran From Israel and Congress……

  • NCHokie02

    What a shame. Not surprising though. I honestly have no idea how Obama can look himself in the mirror everyday or sleep peacefully in his bed. I suppose when you don’t care about those kind of things (Benghazi) it doesn’t bother you. I couldn’t handle lying like that and acting like nothing was wrong.

  • RonnieMay

    Hey Obama, where are the terrorists that you and al-qaida murdered our Americans?  You’re a muslim loving freak who loves terrorists that murder Americans. You’re a downlow baby murdering fraud. And that Clinton alcoholic wino whore is no better. Where are the terrorist you said you would go after? Another filthy lie, huh osaama?

  • AndyFrightbart

    So in bizarro world this doesn’t mean he’s looking to find out which group is responsible for this attack and that he’s ruled out terror groups altogether? Jesus, learn English:
    “And my suspicion is there are folks involved in this. Who were looking to target Americans from the start. So we’re gonna make sure that our first priority is to get our folks out safe, make sure our embassies are secured around the world and then we are going to go after those folks who carried this out.”