All that spin from Obama apologists, gone in an instant. All those questions about the original of the false “video protest” narrative pushed by the White House to save Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, answered at a stroke. Yes, it was all a lie, and the White House knew it. They ordered it, for blatantly political purposes, and kept the proof secret until Judicial Watch finally managed to uncover some long-suppressed correspondence with a Freedom of Information Act request. Remember when our gigantic, well-funded mainstream media organizations used to conduct that kind of investigation, instead of just obediently passing along the President’s talking points?Yeah, I do remember that. Good times.
None of these documents are exactly “shocking,” because they buttress exactly what critics of the Administration have been saying all along. It’s another great example of Obama’s strategy for political survival by “winning,” or at least enduring, one news cycle at a time. Bombshell revelations lose their explosive force over time. Emails that would have ended the 2012 presidential campaign are now a historical footnote. The Obama-friendly mainstream press is unlikely to bring the story they’ve been trying to bury for the past two years back to the front pages, just to inform their readers that all of spin they previously delivered was invalid. Critics of President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were 100 percent right all along… but as the latter so memorably put it, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”It would have made a difference, probably a substantial difference, in 2012, but so it goes. So let's review what we've learned:
- The internet video story was crap from the get-go, and apparently dozens of people in the White House knew it, including Susan Rice, who wasn't a dupe after all.
- One of the main spinmeisters for the White House who was involved in the spinning is Ben Rhodes, whose brother happens to be David Rhodes, president of CBS News. You'll recall that CBS spiked a number of critical stories about Benghazi that its reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, had been following.
- Jay Carney told us the following with a straight face:
We get the government we deserve.