Wednesday, December 09, 2015

And when Hillary decreed that the past should be that she did not tell grieving families that "'we are going to have the film maker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son"...

...the Ministry of Truth sprang into well-oiled, practiced action, memory-holing the contrary truth and fabricating useful artifacts to support the new and better truth.

Hillary accuses Benghazi families of lying.

//Did you tell the families that the attack was about the film?  Answer: No.  Justin has addressed her subsequent "fog of war" dissembling, which is belied by the fact that she consistently managed to get it right in private discussions, while peddling a very different tale in public.  But let's ignore that part of her answer for the moment.  She was asked a direct question: Did she, or did she not, tell those family members that the Internet film was responsible for their loved ones' deaths?  She says she did not.  This is a direct contradiction of very explicit memories shared on the record by multiple people who have far less incentive to lie than, say, a truth-challenged politician seeking power.  This should be a serious problem for Hillary Clinton.  The media spent an enormous amount of time fact-checking Donald Trump's false claim about watching "thousands" of Muslims dancing in the streets of New Jersey on live television after 9/11.  Here we have the presumptive Democratic nominee essentially arguing that Benghazi victims' relatives are either forgetful simpletons, or liars.  How mysterious that they all "forgot" in exactly the same way, and that their "lies" all match up.  Is this another one of those conspiracies Hillary sees around every corner when her political ambitions are threatened?  Stephanopoulos didn't follow-up on this point during the interview.  Other journalists should, relentlessly.  She's sure she didn't blame the video in those discussions?  If so, why are the families saying she did?  And if they're inventing a collective memory out of whole cloth, is it just a coincidence that Hillary happened to invoke that video during her public remarks that day?  And that another administration spokesperson made the same untrue connection on national television the next day?  C'mon. //

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