Does anything matter?

Government abandoning accountability for its indifference and lies

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Someone noted recently that actress Lindsay Lohan has seen the inside of a courtroom more often than Fort Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan.

You also have to wonder where the justice is for the 9-11 conspirators. And of the 2012 attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, President Obama also promised that, “we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice.” Seen any signs of that?

Meanwhile, the self-anointed “most transparent administration in history” features a sitting attorney general who has been found in contempt of Congress for not helping lawmakers get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious scandal – in which the administration purposely allowed high-powered weapons to get into the hands of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. The debacle ended with untold people killed, including U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

This president also has invoked executive privilege to keep information about the Fast and Furious scandal from becoming public.

When this administration got four embassy personnel killed in Benghazi – after stubbornly refusing to step up security there after repeated requests, even on the anniversary of 9-11 – they lied through their teeth about it. Even though the facts now say otherwise, the Obama administration, led by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, repeatedly lied and said the embassy attack was the result of a protest over an anti-Islam video on the Internet.

The administration now admits there was no protest before the attack – meaning that someone in the administration simply manufactured the fairy tale.

Yet no one has been held accountable.

In fact, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a fit of concocted indignation, angrily demanded of Congress in January, “What difference at this point does it make?”

She may be right, though not in the way she thinks. She may be right that, in contemporary American society, nearly nothing matters anymore. Certainly not the truth, anyway.

Consider: The former secretary of state who basically said it doesn’t matter what led to the killing of four Americans in Benghazi – and who, herself, took personal responsibility for the titanic failures that left our embassy personnel as sitting ducks – is still the darling of the media and an instant frontrunner for president in 2016.

Indeed, little else would be needed to prove that nothing matters anymore.

But you have to wonder: Just where is the “mainstream” media in all this?

Why didn’t they demand the resolution of Nidal Hasan’s case, or the prosecution of the 9-11 conspirators? Why aren’t they the least bit interested in who authorized Fast and Furious? Why do they exhibit no curiosity whatsoever with regard to where the Benghazi suspects are? Or the surviving victims, for that matter?

On the latter question, Secretary Clinton testified she hadn’t even talked to any of the survivors. Her successor, John Kerry, said he’d talked to one.

Believe it or not, six months after the attack we don’t even know for sure how many Americans were injured in the Benghazi attack, who they are or where they are. Investor’s Business Daily notes that several Republicans report they’ve heard that “as many as 30” Americans were injured.

Really? We’re going on rumors?

If there’s no curiosity in the majority of the media; if there’s no accountability for the government’s lies, blunders and cover-ups; if there’s no expectation that fundamental actions of justice will follow terrorist or criminal acts; if basic honesty and truth is no longer a prerequisite for holding and maintaining public office – then, honestly, what does matter?

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carcraft
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carcraft 03/31/13 - 04:45 am
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The media is doing every

The media is doing every thing it can to cover for Obama! Edited out portions of an interview so the first lady wouldn't look like an idiot talking about guns! Very little on increasing health care insurance costs and the ever increasing cost of Obama care! The lies Obama tells are ignored! One could go on for days

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/31/13 - 05:15 am
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Don't be too hard on the media

Don't be too hard on the media. They are only doing what the Party tells them to do. Five Year Plans conceived in the administration Star Chamber are not to be questioned or revealed.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/31/13 - 05:16 am
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Benghazi

The question:

Why do they (the mainstream news media) exhibit no curiosity whatsoever with regard to where the Benghazi suspects or surviving victims are?

The answer:

Because investigating and reporting on Benghazi does not further the goal of the Obama Regime.

The goal:

Complete the neutering of the U.S. Constitution

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/31/13 - 05:50 am
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Doom's Day

My what energy it requires to find something to complain about with this administration every day. Do you care that there are courts under staff with judges because R's are holding up appointments?

I know that both parties use this as a way of tempering the other side's nominees, and that fair game, but these republicans are obstructionists on steroids. Their plan is clear, obstruct so the public will be so angry they will become more complacent and they can do whatever they want. They are not behaving as statesmen but as children having a temper tantrum because their candidate lost.

Oh please take your ball and go home so the rest of the country can have some peace for a change.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/31/13 - 06:03 am
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Examine Statement

"I know that both parties use this as a way of tempering the other side's nominees, and that fair game, but these republicans are obstructionists on steroids. Their plan is clear, obstruct so the public will be so angry they will become more complacent and they can do whatever they want."

Major flaws in the logic of that statment, especially since preventing more government control is what Republicans want. They certainly don't want government to do more.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/31/13 - 06:14 am
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Time to cut and run and

Time to cut and run and reinvade Grenada.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/31/13 - 06:39 am
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Not feeling it

I guess some of us just can't get that "thrill up our leg" like Chris Matthews felt after Obama's speech...

I want to get a thrill....but nahhhh ..ain't gonna happen.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 03/31/13 - 06:47 am
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Chronicle editorial staff use of sources:

Investor's Business Daily-9
Factcheck.org-1

carcraft
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carcraft 03/31/13 - 07:48 am
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It really doesn't bother

It really doesn't bother folks that this administration lies and obfuscates the truth continually? It isn't hard to find things to find fault with administration about, they seem to invite it by their ineptness and armature approach to dealing with issues. A small example of this was when Jay Carney said Obama had ordered tours of the White House halted and Obama said it was due to secret service cuts the secret service had ordered it! How weird and juvenile!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 03/31/13 - 08:11 am
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ha!liberals hired their own referees and call it "factcheck"

did they even check out the other anti-Islamic videos on the internet? There are always anti-Islamic videos on the internet, most much worse than the offensive video cited in the liberal lies. Everything known to man has an "anti-" video on the internet.
Even Stalin didn't have such a complicit media.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/31/13 - 10:01 am
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I Think The Real Point Of, NO SEE, NO HEAR, NO SPEAK

on both sides on all the lies, corruption, all the constitutional violations and everything that has happened in this once great nation for the past 4 years - 4 months - 9 days is FEAR.

If everything was known and brought to light, the only course of action would be "IMPEACHMENT" along with prison term and even the death penalty. Doing so would cause the biggest Riot & Revolution that this world has ever experience. They know it, We know it. There is nothing that can be done now to eliminate the Al Qaeda plant for the next 3 years, 219 days. My God help us to survive that long!

chascushman
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chascushman 03/31/13 - 10:07 am
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lies & corruption
Unpublished

“My what energy it requires to find something to complain about with this administration every day.”
TM, actually it requires very little energy to point out the lies and corruption by this administration. What takes the most energy is deciding which lies to write about. The commie in the WH tells so many it is hard to decide.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/31/13 - 11:15 am
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MEDIA
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The so-called fourth estate previously referring to the media hasn't done it's job since it started getting involved in the outcome of political races. At one time they put their politics aside and just reported the news. They now pick and choose what they report based on their poiltical beliefs. No wonder most news papers are going belly up and the once proud NBC is no longer relevent when getting honest news. It and many other mainstream news orgs. are just a branch of the democratic party. Sorta like Al-Jazeera is for muslims.

historylover
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historylover 03/31/13 - 11:16 am
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THE ADMINISTRATION LIES!!!!!!!!!!

There should be trials, impeachment, imprisonment, and even THE DEATH PENALTY!!!! KILL, KILL, KILL!!!!!

"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators."
"British intelligence has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production."
"The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on, which was weapons of mass destruction, as the core reason."

Will their executions be televised?

myfather15
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myfather15 03/31/13 - 12:38 pm
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@factualhistoryhater

Who exactly are you referring to: Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein or the MANY other liberal democrats that supported the Iraq war?

BUT, go ahead and blame Bush; as the democrats always do. he must have lied to them to get them to support it. Even in their own statements, after they said they regretted voting for it; they blamed Bush, saying he lied to them about the evidence. Really? Doesn't that sound a lot like children saying "But daddy, Johnny told me to do it."

The problem is; democrats will absolutely NOT hold themselves accountable for ANYTHING. If they mess up, it's always someone elses fault. Certainly these powerful senators and congressmen and women couldn't have done a little more research themselves. They couldn't require themselves to be fully convinced before voting for the war, could they? They certainly couldn't have requested to interview the actual agents that were gathering this intelligence, could they?

So, this is the most powerful Country in the world. If we have leaders that are so easily persuaded by lies; for them to vote for WAR that will kill thousands of people, should they still be the leaders of the Country? Shouldn't we expect a little more say.....leadership; from our elected representatives? So, since THEY say that Bush completely lied about the evidence, yet they voted for the war; shouldn't we hold them accountable as well? Serious question, please answer.

Maybe we should arrest and charge Bush AND every single representative who was stupid enough to vote for the war, which was based on lies.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/31/13 - 12:36 pm
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Some stories

... that won't get main-screamed:

Remember the 'women in combat'? The media showcased two women going to the Marine's Infantry Officer Course. How'd they do? Nothing I could find domestically about this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301717/Female-marines-fail-comp...

The message both local and national propaganda outlets are selling is how terrific the housing market is, and how, by inference, the crisis is over. None of the main US outlets are featuring this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301934/More-million-Americans-h...

How about the recent string of killings and shootouts by former law enforcement officers? The people who liberals believe should be the only civilians trusted with firearms? Their police background is mentioned, yes, but if they had been Christian ministers...?

ultrarnr
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ultrarnr 03/31/13 - 12:39 pm
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Nice Easter Message
Unpublished

While this is a day of resurrection and hope, the Editorial staff comes out with this. It must be really tough to work for the AC and be so filled with negativity and bitterness.

carcraft
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carcraft 03/31/13 - 01:06 pm
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Remember Dan Rather and the

Remember Dan Rather and the forged National Guard documents? Our media tries to make news, not report it. We have had NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR 20 YEARS! If this continues for another year all the global warming models will be proven inaccurate. Right now we are at the very end of the low heat gains forecast by the models. Dispite this Obumbler is still needing with gasoline putting in requirements that will raise the price of gas by $0.09 per gallon. The press and media well scream about it and the low information voters will blame the oil companies .

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specsta 03/31/13 - 01:27 pm
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This Administration?

"When this administration got four embassy personnel killed in Benghazi..."

ACES, where was the headline when George Bush got over 10,000 troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, PLUS the tens of thousands of civilians who died in those countries?

Where was the headline when Bush/Cheney LIED about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? If anybody deserves a jail cell, it is the Bush cabal.

ACES glosses over the atrocities committed by the Bush syndicate, yet nitpicks over the most trivial matters when it comes to President Obama. If the President decided to wear loafers instead of dress shoes to a meeting, there would be ACES, criticizing his wardrobe choice.

Let's face it, most folks are just trying to eat, keep their houses, stay in school and be able to go to the doctor when sick. Benghazi, "The Fast & Furious", etc. are just media soundbites to most people. They are worried about feeding their kids and keeping the lights on.

This whole "terrorists around every corner", as trumpeted by conservatives, has gotten old and tired. People want good jobs, a comfortable place to live and a few dollars in the bank. Not everyone has the luxury of spending inordinate amounts of time worrying about the so-called "9-11 conspirators".

Maybe you guys in ACES should step down from your ivory tower at 725 Broad, reverse the position of your upturned nose and try to understand real issues that effect real folks. Constantly condemning our President helps no one.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 03/31/13 - 01:35 pm
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Administrations have always obfuscated....

....to a certain degree. There have been NO exceptions.
The difference now is that over 75% (or more) of "journalists" self-identify as liberals....Hence the lack of serious investigative journalism practiced as it pertain to the current regime...
Let only half of the "incidents" perpetrated by "Our Dear Ruler" and his cohorts be under an administration with an "R" beside it and the outcry and demonization from the forth estate would be deafening....
Case in point: Dan Qualye was raked over the coals for using a different spelling for the word "potato" and the media was apoplectic.Yet our so-called "smartest woman in the world" Hillary Clinton has no viable excuse for allowing American citizens AND an American ambassador to be assassinated on her watch and there is barely a peep out of the media.... To paraphrase our "friends" on the left...Hillary lied, people died...
We have not been let down by "rulers" We generally know they are snakes.....we have been let down by the media at large who are in bed with these creeps....

justthefacts
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justthefacts 03/31/13 - 02:13 pm
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So, Spectra

"People want good jobs, a comfortable place to live and a few dollars in the bank." How's is it working out under the current Prez??
Bush and Cheney lied?? You are in denial dude.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp

ymnbde
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ymnbde 03/31/13 - 01:47 pm
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even their lies are lies

spectsa knows that congress, including many democrats, including Hillary, voted FOR the iraq war. They had the same exact information as George Bush.
Obama, through the approval of drone targets, whether in the presence of innocents or not, has killed many more...
Obama, through raising our debt past sustainable levels, has forced the unborn into servitude of a debt and "they didn't build that"
Obama, through supporting teacher's unions over education, has enslaved young people to a life of ignorance and government dependence.
The media are simply his mercenaries.
My goodness, liberal posters, when they pull your strings will anything new ever come out?

chascushman
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chascushman 03/31/13 - 02:46 pm
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Well said ymnbde
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Well said ymnbde

Darby
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Darby 03/31/13 - 03:47 pm
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"My what energy it requires...

to find something to complain about with this administration every day."
.
In truth it requires no energy at all. The incompetents running this administration have almost daily provided it's detractors with a virtual smörgåsbord of failures, lies, scandals distraction and incompetencies to choose from.

It's like shooting fish in the proverbial barrel.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/31/13 - 04:03 pm
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I see

I see Techfan...err....Bodhisattva....still can't make a relevant comment about the issue being discussed.

And Specsta can only discuss the failures and lies of Obama and the Democrats by saying "but look what Bush did". Well Specsta, a lot of people NOW disagree with Bush. But when he did it, hardly anyone disagreed....especially the Democrats who, in the vast majority, voted to go to war. So....Bush is gone....Obama is here and lying and covering up......FOCUS.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/31/13 - 06:22 pm
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Just got home from work ...
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Thanks ACES, don't think my day would be complete without my daily dose of Republican whaaaa.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 03/31/13 - 08:46 pm
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Just got home from work....

Thanks Aces, don't think my day would be complete without my daily dose of reminders that our constitution, and freedoms are being attacked from the highest offices of government.

AND for showing that those that are complacent in supporting said despicable behavior can't really justify that which they support.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/31/13 - 09:27 pm
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Thanks AC.
Unpublished

Just got back from the pharmacy, alternating between watching The Robe on Turner Classic and Walking Dead on AMC, thanks for dessert, a double dose of Rebublican whaaa - yum.

Darby
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Darby 04/01/13 - 03:30 pm
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"watching The Robe on...

Turner Classic and Walking Dead on AMC"

.
You do know, don't you, that watching too much TV can rot your brain..

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historylover 04/02/13 - 08:51 am
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Snopes

All of the quotes listed above are substantially correct reproductions of statements made by various Democratic leaders regarding Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's acquisition or possession of weapons of mass destruction. However, some of the quotes are truncated, and context is provided for none of them — several of these quotes were offered in the course of statements that clearly indicated the speaker was decidedly against unilateral military intervention in Iraq by the U.S. Moreover, several of the quotes offered antedate the four nights of airstrikes unleashed against Iraq by U.S. and British forces during Operation Desert Fox in December 1998, after which Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Gen. Henry H. Shelton (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) announced the action had been successful in "degrad[ing] Saddam Hussein's ability to deliver chemical, biological and nuclear weapons." "

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