Sickening: MSNBC Media Hack Katty Kay Blames Amb. Stevens for his Own Death in Benghazi
As 2016 looms in the distance, Democrats are already pondering how to spin a Hillary Clinton campaign that excuses her colossal failures as Secretary of State. The media fix is in and still two full years from the campaign, we are hearing the early rumblings of media hacks looking to fabricate a narrative that is absurdly false.
On Thursday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, liberal hack Katty Kay blamed Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death at the hands of Islamic terrorists and outright lied about Stevens rejecting offered security personnel.
On Thursday, Joe Scarborough and Kay had the following exchange: (emphasis added)
JOE SCARBOROUGH: [Libya] was just a rat’s nest of terrorists in and out. There was anarchy across the country and if you’re Secretary Clinton and you get cables from the ambassador saying we need additional security, you know, you act on that. It’s not like it’s just another outpost. It’s like one of the hottest outposts out there. I think that is a fair criticism and I don’t know that Hillary Clinton ever answered that.
KATTY KAY: Yeah. I mean I think there’s always been two important points about this story and neither of them frankly are political. One is the intelligence. Why did U.S. intelligence analysts miss what was clearly a buildup of insecurity in Benghazi? The British ambassador for example had been targeted in his car just before the attack on the U.S. compound. We knew that this was becoming increasingly volatile. And the other was the security issue. Why were outposts in an area, as you suggest, that was difficult, where the Americans had just completed a war. Why were they not properly defended? And this report in a way is very sad because Chris Stevens, who was the ambassador who was killed who was clearly a brave and honorable man, was also fallible, and perhaps didn’t ask for, rejected even, some of the security that he might have had.
Kay’s assertion that Stevens did not ask for and even rejected offered help is insulting and horrendously false. On August 16th, 2012, Stevens cabled State Department headquarters in Washington, warning of increased Al Qaeda presence and according to a report by House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,
“[M]ultiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”
When his calls for increased security went unheeded, Amb. Stevens even reportedly begged the Libyan government for security personnel.
After a Senate Intelligence Committee report emerged earlier this week that highlighted State Department failings, the USA Today reported,
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, a Republican on the House Oversight Committee who has been investigating Benghazi, said the report is evidence that State kept security minimal to give an impression that U.S. policy in Libya was a success for the Obama administration.
“The bottom line is Hillary Clinton wanted the appearance of normalization” in Libya, Chaffetz said. “Security was not driving these decisions. Politics was.”
Already, we are seeing a blatant disregard for facts when it comes to Benghazi. With Hillary’s complete and utter failure as the Secretary of State coupled with her cavalier attitude towards the murder of four Americans in a consulate that she was assigned to protect, she will have a tough time winning the Oval Office unless her minions in the mainstream media start early on the propaganda.