Greta: Obama Tried to Stop Fox News From Reporting on Benghazi
The Obama Administration is using “the most aggressive tactics since Nixon” to cover up its shady dealings and scandals. It has been one of the most tight-lipped administrations in history when it comes to controlling information.
Obama is also using political prosecutions and media bullying to keep his critics silent about his misdeeds as president. And remember, Obama promised that it would be “the most transparent administration in history.”
Obama’s cover-up of the Benghazi scandal has been particularly egregious. We recently wrote about how Greta van Susteren reported that she received a threatening phone call from an official in the Obama White House telling her to warn a Fox News reporter aggressively covering Benghazi that her career would be ruined if she continued to do so.
Now, more details are coming to light about Obama’s bullying of Fox News to keep the network quiet about Benghazi.
On Thursday, Greta Van Susteren wrote at her blog, “After Benghazi on 9/11/2012, the Obama administration tried very hard to discourage Fox News Channel from reporting on it. The effort was obstruction – pure and simple.”
“They tried to prevent the truth from coming out and the Administration tried just about everything to discourage Fox from investigating and reporting,” she continued. “All the American people wanted, and all I ever wanted, was just the facts – why did 4 Americans die? What happened?”
“The Obama Administration put out that phony video story — but who could not have been suspicious of the Administration after hearing that?” Van Susteren asked. “Frankly, if they had been candid on day 1, the Benghazi story would have been over in short order. It would not be to the point we are now: with a Senate Bi Partisan Intelligence Committee report with the very painful conclusion that the murders at Benghazi could have been prevented.“
Greta gives some examples of how Obama tried to keep Americans in the dark about what happened:
In the early days after Benghazi, the State Department omitted only Fox News Channel from its conference call to all the media when it claimed to be answering questions about Benghazi for the media. Our friends in other media outlets were scandalized that Fox was not included and told us all about it. They were suspicious of State Department forgetting us/Fox and courageous to tip us off. The State Department claimed it was accident and not intentional.
And then shortly thereafter, there was the CIA briefing about Benghazi at the CIA for all the networks – except one: Fox News Channel. The CIA would not let Fox News Channel attend. […]
And there were many times in the months and years since September 2012 when Obama Administration officials would make comments to suggest that Fox was just doing the Benghazi reporting for political reasons. The Administration was doing what it could to deter and demean the Fox News Channel investigation. They did not want to give us the facts — so their strategy was to attempt to belittle and demean our reporting.
Greta went on to recall her phone call with her friend in the administration, who threatened Fox News Investigative Reporter Jennifer Griffin’s career of her reporting of Benghazi. She said that never, in 20 years of journalism, had she received such a phone call.
When asked for proof that Griffin was getting the facts about Benghazi wrong, Greta received nothing:
I got no proof. Zero. I smelled a rat. Favor to me? Hardly. My friend was trying to use me. I feel bad that a friend did that to me, tried to use me for a dirty reason. I knew then — and it is now confirmed by BIPARTISAN Senate Intelligence Committee — Jennifer was getting her facts right.I think it is really low for the Administration to stoop this low.
This HAS to get out there. Obama’s Soviet tactics to try to cover up the truth are disgusting and antithetical to what we as Americans believe in. We’re now a police state thanks to Obama and his band of Chicago Machine politicians running the country. It’s time for Congress to stand up and impeach him immediately.