Rice's Benghazi spin
Media play race card on critics
- Duration 6:52
- Date Dec 1, 2012
Media play race card on critics
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Ambassador Susan Rice asked for a face to face meeting with some of her most vocal critics -- to make things better.
The meeting took place today and appears to -- made things worse rice herself -- from the meetings.
But the effort to smooth things over didn't exactly work for the first time she acknowledged her comments were wrong.
-- Susan rise has been depicted as everything from -- thrown under the bus sacrificial lamb.
To a willing political accomplice.
Ambassador Susan rise on Capitol Hill this week meeting with some of her critics.
About how she wrongly characterized the deadly terror attacks in -- -- on September 11.
As reported the meetings did not clear things up.
-- -- Significantly.
Troubled by many of the answers that we got -- some.
I'm more troubled today.
Up knowing having met would be acting director of the CIA.
-- ambassador rice I am more convinced than ever.
Then it was bad.
It was -- justify.
Did give the scenario.
As presented by ambassador -- and President Obama.
Three weeks before an election.
Well her meetings with the senators getting all kinds of media attention they might have pressured the press to push for some more details from the White House.
As Jay Leno noted on Thursday night.
This week CBS news became the first news organization besides fox to ask President Obama who changed have been guys keep talking points out.
This is very dangerous of the White House -- journalist should suddenly start asking real questions.
So what about it Jim if Jay Leno is asking that question does it mean that the press might be finally catching on I think something's happening here -- -- that campaign of their race baiting against.
John McCain led by Richard wolf and -- don't forget the accent mark that we'll talk about that it is going fine.
I think her meaning.
Rice is meeting with the senators when Batman -- when Susan Collins who.
Prides itself on being a moderate comes out thinking worse of -- then you've done a bad job in your presentation and then finally.
Speaking at a press actually doing this job Adam Credo and the new website called globe the Washington -- deacon.
Report such that.
Ambassador rice has.
Potentially millions of dollars in investments in companies linked to Iran and the rattle off all the -- -- -- -- -- disclosure what kind of makes you wonder how she got confirmed in the first place in the UN ambassador or widen the Romney campaign.
-- -- -- notice any of this is the issue of Iran and its nuclear weapons was heating up but I.
Sort of thinking now that there might be enough staff here coming up -- -- It in independent voices like that the beacon that maybe it'll get it'll be -- -- the media seem to be circling the wagons around her those -- -- yes I mean the John McCain has racist theme as Jim says has really picked up steam and it is being -- -- -- it did not joust spy.
MSNBC that by people on NBC.
The Washington Post in an editorial pointed out something astonishing to me was that of the ninety people who signed the letter objecting.
To Susan Rice is nomination -- potential nomination.
As secretary of state eighty of them were male and about half of them came from states used to have -- Tough -- not a hundred years ago is when this kind of reasoning gets into the mainstream media we've got problems.
This for you know the accusation directed at Senator McCain in particular who voted by the way to approve Colin Powell as secretary of state and Condoleezza Rice -- secretary.
Yeah why you know and it's as if remember that John McCain used to be the darling of the left and he's been somebody -- -- you know he was very.
Front and center on immigration reform not usually something racist you.
And and you know now suddenly we're told that this man has been in the public -- For as long I've been alive I feel like is suddenly a racist and they have no problem seeing that.
This is just an extremely toxic and dangerous.
Trend that's happening and I think if -- -- very concerned that this is now the argument people make.
We've come a long way baby I still remember just before the civil rights movement when racist and misogynist.
Criticize women and African Americans because they were female and black now you can.
Ads criticize -- somebody tell me what the rules are what ever happened to Tom -- character not color of skin I mean everything is flipped you can't criticize isn't right because she's black and female.
What -- the new rules.
If you're watching Fox News Channel regularly you might not know who this guy -- is or what -- -- but we thought we'd play a clip for you.
From this MSNBC anchor here it is.
McCain tried to make fun nominate a -- but made -- -- Obama will look weak if he doesn't nominate her and we'll disappoint the left McCain asserted an inappropriate political cover up while pursuing an inappropriate political attack.
He also gave us the horrible optics that he and Lindsey Graham -- old white establishment folks wrongly and repeatedly attacking a much younger black woman moments after an election -- which blacks and women went strongly blue.
He also claimed that McCain was on a witch hunt and said that he was horror and -- the ambassador in the press that's quite eluded -- So many words that he can say that for some reason I can't say.
Next time we hear the usual suspects from the Columbia Journalism Review and so on denouncing some rush LaMarr -- -- British remember they were stoned cold silent most likely so far at least on all this race baiting going on.
And on the rights McCain nation that what what about the real issues I mean what are the real issue is that the media should be -- here.
And you know this -- been an indictment not just.
Of the of politicians who make these charges and remember that this is where it started because Congressional Black Caucus.
I'm represented and is made the charge that Senator McCain was -- but it's also.
And totally in curious press being our most reporters unimportant questions issues a fact like.
What's happening and -- What happened before -- I was there's so little security what did they do what and they say they did after the fact.
We still don't know and where was President Obama your airwaves just seven hours probably afraid of being called racist you know naturally and an -- that's what it's turned and you know I think -- people.
The setup is a few -- -- -- -- racist it's not that there can be legitimate questions it's not that.
Senators to oppose nominees all the time -- did nothing that's been said about her -- hasn't been said in spades about John Bolton.
So and I want to say that no.
I think I think that yeah.
You're being -- -- out.