Based on Jonathan Karl’s updated report, it looks like the White House played Tapper to create a controversy by releasing just one in a chain of emails. This provides the dodge White House defenders were looking for, and they are relishing it.Benghazi Bombshell: Leaked Emails Were Edited to Make Obama Look Bad
Turns out the press got played again by Republicans. Jake Tapper has the smoking gun of the original email from the Obama administration which differs significantly from the “leaked emails” ABC ran with.
....What is even worse for Republicans is that the real email expresses dismay at the uninformed spreading bullcrap. The only people screaming bullcrap about Benghazi were Republicans who sought to use it to win an election.
Another day, another conspiracy debunked. Now, when will the press stop falling for this crap? Note to the media, the next time a “Republican congressional aide” or unnamed source has a smoking gun OMG!!11!!! Nixon Bush scandal, you might want to find a back up source, and get the original documents before being Breitbarted by edited emails/videos/etc.
Will the media apologize to Obama and Clinton? Will the leaker be outed? Will an investigation be set up to find out who misled the public on such a serious matter? We await House Republicans investigating themselves to stop the misinformation leaks.
The White House does not deny that the talking points were edited, and we all can see that important points — such as prior threats and the al-Qaeda involvement — were removed, and that the focus shifted to the video by the time Susan Rice used them.
You're being played again by the Obama Team Mean Lean Lying Machine.
"All the White House needed to do was get people to chase squirrels. And at that it succeeded via Tapper."