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October 30, 2013

Anderson: Be afraid, America

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He noted the NSA wiretapping is “much more extensive than people expected … connect this with the drone strikes … our government conducting regular assassinations by air … you run into the rats nest of concealment and lies time and time again.”

On Sunday evening, “60 Minutes” finally caught up with the Benghazi story: “The events of that night have been overshadowed by misinformation, confusion and intense partisanship.”

An investigative report by Lara Logan confirmed that the Obama administration had been warned, months in advance, about inadequate security at the U.S. facility in Benghazi, and that it knew the story about a YouTube video was untrue.

Breitbart.com reminds us that this “was a reversal for CBS News, which played a key role in the Benghazi cover-up in 2012.

“A year ago, CBS News released a previously unaired clip of an interview for 60 Minutes with President Barack Obama on Sep. 12, the day after the Benghazi attack, in which the president suggests clearly that the attack on the U.S. consulate was premeditated. The interview contradicted Obama’s subsequent claims that the attack had been a response to an anti-Islam YouTube video, repeated to the public for several days.

“CBS News had withheld that portion of the Sep. 12 interview until Oct. 19, choosing instead to release a portion in which Obama criticized rival Mitt Romney’s condemnation of the administration’s response to events -- a repeated theme as the media helped Obama deflect responsibility.”

Obama deflecting responsibility, the Obama administration lying: another ongoing theme. The next major network to wake up was NBC News, reporting on Monday that “millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years … One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience ‘sticker shock.’

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