Did This Just Happen? Really?
Published on September 15, 2012 By Daiwa In Politics

I posted this in a reply elsewhere but I think it's worthy of its own thread.

Major face-palm moment. I’m still stunned by it. The only explanation is that the producer is insane.

NBC News, this evening’s newscast. Lester Holt presiding. A reporter conducts an interview of Libya’s President in which the President states unequivocally that the consulate attack was not a spontaneous uprising in response to a film or any other thing but rather a well-planned attack that had been in preparation for some time. Stated flatly that they have irrefutable proof.

Immediately, immediately, at the conclusion of the interview, Holt goes to a segment ‘on the film at the center’ of all the trouble (I’m paraphrasing), including an on-site report from in front of the alleged filmmaker’s home and extensive critical coverage of what people and groups might have had anything to do with the film. Time devoted was longer than the segment including the Libyan President’s interview.

Talk about ‘shiny object journalism’. Squirrel !!!

All I can say is, “Gob. Smack.”

Additional background and info on the subject here.

Comments (Page 2)
on Sep 18, 2012

I actually want my military funded and researched...

on Sep 18, 2012

I actually want my military funded and researched...

My husband has a DOD job, non-active duty.  I'd hate for him to lose his job because of cut backs, but you know what?  We'll be ok.  He's an educated hard working man....it's not the only job he's qualified to do.  He believes in serving his country.  Always has.  He'll do it this way or another.

We're at a BIG research base...lots of labs and innovative weapons, aircraft, etc.

If the sequestration thing happens, business will pretty much grind to a slow tempo, if not stop outright.  Just the threat has contracts not being renewed.  People are preparing for the worst, and some have taken 50% paycuts (contractors). 

The people here that we know working for the DOD all believe Romney will cut as much or more from the budget than BO because we HAVE to get the budget balanced.  Most of my husband's friends don't want to lose their jobs, but are resigned to taking the hit.

So before the axe drops new training, or classes to become more marketable.

It's gonna be ugly.

on Sep 18, 2012

Ugly, but necessary.