Bullet Points Over Benghazi

  • Aired:  05/05/14
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Fox News calls for more media outrage over the Benghazi intelligence failure. (5:32)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILYSHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

GOOD SHOW TONIGHT. TONIGHT'SGUEST THE GREATEST, THE GREATEST

RELIEF PITCHER IN BASEBALLHISTORY MARIANO RIVERA IS

GOING TO BE JOINING US ON THEPROGRAM LATER ON TONIGHT.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THATBUT --

[LAUGHTER]I SAID THE BUT REALLY LOUD,

DIDN'T I?

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, SCAREDSOME PEOPLE.

WE HAVE TO GET TO THE NEWS.

BECAUSE LATE LAST WEEK IT ALLWENT DOWN.

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ON THEDEFENSE OVER A NEW SMOKING GUN

BENGHAZI E-MAIL.

>> SOME ARE CALLING A SMOKINGGUN.

>> THE SMOKING GUN.

>> Jon: SMOKING GUN.

[ LAUGHTER ]IT'S ONE OF WORST KINDS OF GUNS.

[LAUGHTER]A GUN THAT SMOKES.

ITS A TERRIBLE INFLUENCE.

[LAUGHTER]ALL THE OTHER GUNS THAT JUST

HAVING A GOOD TIME.

THEY ARE NOT SMOKING, NOTDRINKING AND THEN THAT GUN WALKS

IN.

COME ON, ALL THE COOL GUNS AREDOING IT.

[ LAUGHTER ] NOW WE WENT INTO IRAQ BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T WANT THE SMOKING GUN TOBE IN THE FORM OF A

MUSHROOM CLOUD. WHAT WASTHIS GUN SMOKING?

>> THE CONSERVATIVE WATCH DOGGROUP JUDICIAL WATCH OBTAINED

INTERNAL WHITE HOUSE E-MAILSTHAT IT CLAIMS REVEAL MORE ABOUT

THE EFFORT TO GET THEN U.N.AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE TO ASSERT

ON THE SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOWSTHAT THE ATTACK ON THE

U.S. CONSULATE WAS THE RESULT OFA DEMONSTRATION OVER AN

INTERNET VIDEO AND NOT A FAILUREOF ADMINISTRATION POLICY.

>> Jon: HUH.

MAN, THAT IS DIFFERENT. THEWHITE HOUSE HAD SAID THEY HAD

VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH CHANGINGTHE TALKING POINTS. WELL, NOW

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS BEN RHODES AWHITE HOUSE NATIONAL

SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS AIDEDID ADD TO THE TALKING POINTS,

EMPHASIZING THAT THE PROTESTSSURROUNDING THE BENGHAZI

VIOLENCE WERE NOT COORDINATED BYTERRORISTS BUT WERE INSTEAD

SOMEHOW RELATED TO A PROVOCATIVEANTI-MUSLIM VIDEO THAT HAD

CAUSED DEMONSTRATIONS IN OTHERCOUNTRIES. BY THE WAY,

THAT VIDEO, SNOW DOGS.

IT REALLY IS A TERRIBLE,TERRIBLE VIDEO.

[LAUGHTER]WELL, I WILL SAY THIS, FROM THAT

E-MAIL IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WHITEHOUSE -- WELL DONE.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAD POLITICS ANDELECTIONS ON THEIR MIND WHEN

THEY SENT SUSAN RICE TO THESUNDAY SHOWS.

IT'S DEPLORABLE.

NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS IN TERMSOF FIXING THE INITIAL PROBLEMS

OF INADEQUATE COMMUNICATION ANDPROTECTION THAT CAUSED THE

TRAGEDY BUT OKAY. GOOD FIND.MOVING ON.

>> WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE OVERTHOSE FOUR DEAD AMERICANS?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: WAIT, WHAT NOW?

>> WE NOW KNOW THAT THE WHITEHOUSE HAD A CONSPIRACY WHERE

ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY WERETRYING TO DO WAS CHANGE THE

STORY.

>> WILL THE MAINSTREAM MEDIAEVEN PAY ATTENTION?

>> THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ISGIVING PRESIDENT OBAMA A PASS ON

BENGHAZI.

WHERE WAS THAT OUTRAGE?

THE PRESIDENT AND THE WHITEHOUSE CREATED A POLITICAL

AGENDA.

>> WHERE IS THE MEDIA OUTRAGE?

>> THEY KNEW IT WAS A TERRORISTATTACK FROM THE GET GO.

>> NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE.

>> FOX NEWS IS THE ONLY ONE THATSTAYED ON THE STORY AND HAS NOT

LET GO OF IT.

>> WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE THERE?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: OKAY.

I THINK I SEE THE PROBLEM.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU THINK PEOPLE'S FAILURE TO

MATCH YOUR LEVEL OF OUTRAGE ISBASED ON IGNORANCE THAT AFTER

NEARLY 100 NETWORK NEWS STORIES,HUNDREDS OF CABLE NEWS STORIES

ABOUT BENGHAZI 13 CONGRESSIONALHEARINGS, 50 FURTHER

CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGS AND

25,000 PAGES OF OFFICIALFINDINGS CONCERNING WHAT

HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI THAT IF WEALL ONLY KNEW ABOUT IT --

[LAUGHTER]-- WE WOULD CARE.

[LAUGHTER]YOU KNOW, THERE ARE VERY FEW

THINGS WE'VE HEARD MORE ABOUT INTHE PAST YEAR AND A HALF.

THE ONLY THING WE'VE HEARD ABOUTIN THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF.

THE ONLY THING WE'VEHEARD MORE ABOUT MAYBE

THE KARDASHIANS AND THERE IS, THERE IS NO DISPUTE THAT THIS

SITUATION WAS SPAWNED BY THERELEASE OF THE VIDEO.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYQUESTION ABOUT THAT. I THINK

THAT -- I THINK I SEE THEPROBLEM. HERE'S YOUR PROBLEM,

YOU ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO GETOUTRAGED ABOUT AN INTELLIGENCE

FAILURE THAT TRAGICALLY LED TOSOME AMERICANS LOSING THEIR

LIVES.

ONE INTELLIGENCE FAILURE. ANDTHEN, I MEAN,

IMAGINE THE OUTRAGE IF THERE WASA SECOND FAILURE RIGHT AFTER

THAT ONE THAT TRAGICALLY LED TOEVEN MORE AMERICANS LOSING

THEIR LIVES? BUT, YOU ARE NOTCONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

YOU ARE JUST CONCERNED ABOUTTHIS ONE INTELLIGENCE FAILURE

AND YOU ARE UPSET THAT THEADMINISTRATION IN ITS HASTE TO

GET REELECTED PULLED SOME DODGYFACE SAVING (bleep).

THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE AFRAIDOF. WELL, I COMMEND YOU FOR

FINALLY GETTING IN TOUCH WITHYOUR INNER OUTRAGE BECAUSE

IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY,IN THE PREVIOUS DECADE

IT WAS AN EMOTION YOU DIDN'TSEEM COMFORTABLE

ADDRESSING OR EXPRESSING. LIKE,FOR INSTANCE WHEN FORMER BUSH

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARYTOM RIDGE SAID HE WAS

PRESSURED BY ASHCROFT ANDRUMSFELD TO RAISE THE

NATION'S TERROR THREAT LEVELBEFORE THE 2004 ELECTION TO

HELP PRESIDENT BUSH'S ELECTIONCHANCES.

WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THAT?

>> WELL, TOM RIDGE IS A GOOD ANDDECENT MAN ENTITLED TO HIS

IMPRESSIONS BUT THERE'RE JUSTTHAT AND THERE ARE SOME FACTS

THAT STAND BETWEEN TOM RICH ANDTHE SMOKING GUN.

>> IF FORMER HOMELANDSECURITY CHIEF TOM RIDGE

WAS HOPING TO GENERATE BUZZABOUT HIS UPCOMING

BOOK, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

>> Jon: ZING.

THAT'S NOT OUTRAGE.

THAT IS SNARK.

SNARK IS NOT OUTRAGE, SILLY. [LAUGHTER]

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