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Obama Plays Disclosure Card, Shows Anyone Can and Does Fake the News 

By William Boardman      

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Show Us The Emails!  Here, Take Another Look! 

The strangest thing about the public release on May 15 of 100 or so emails relating to Benghazi talking points was that the White House had already made these same emails available to Congress roughly two months earlier.  

But they weren't the same emails, were they? 

Well, yes, apparently they were exactly the same emails.   But the White House didn't release them, it just gave a few Congresspeople a chance to look at them.   But the emails weren't classified, Congresspeople were free to talk about them if they had any problems with then. 

But didn't the emails tell pretty much the same story last winter as they do this spring? 

No, they tell exactly the same story -- the same sloppy, confusing, bureaucratic mishmash of a story featuring a mud-wrestling match between the CIA and the State Department over who would be set up to be the fall guy for four dead Americans.  Of course that wasn't the story Republicans were looking for. 

But if that's the true story, isn't that the story news media were looking for?  Apparently not, since it's not a very exciting story, especially during an election season that needed all the excitement it could get, no matter how artificial. 

But if the White House showed the 100 pages of emails to Congress last winter, why didn't that put the Benghazi "scandal" to rest? 

Well, you seem to be assuming that Congresspersons -- or most of their staff -- bothered to read the emails.  A hundred pages is a lot, and that cuts into fundraising time.   Some in Congress were just too busy even to attend the briefing on the emails.

One Email Asked:  Why Are We Even Writing Talking Points? 

OK, I understand why Republicans aren't interested in reading information that undermines their most cherished fantasies, but what about Democrats, why didn't they play whistleblower and tell the truth? 

You're still assuming someone's going to attend a briefing or read a hundred pages of six-month-old emails.  Failing to master the core evidence is a bi-partisan skill.  Besides, how many Democrats do you think there are who want to be seen defending President Obama? 

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for another awesome article! You totally rock!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:44:36 PM
If this happened under Bush I have no doubt this a... by Jack Blue on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 5:35:48 PM
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