The disgrace of Anderson Cooper: Who the heck is Susan Rice, “this girl” we’re considering for secretary of state?
To get a rough idea, we will recommend this report by her most authoritative biographer. Meanwhile, let’s offer two more examples of the low-IQ garbage which went on the air last night.
Let’s skip the comments of John McCain, one of the dumbest, angriest people in recorded history. Speaking with the equally hapless Anderson Cooper, McCain helped us see why he famously graduated 894th out of 899 in his Annapolis class.
Let’s skip this angry old nut-bag completely. But here’s the way Cooper is still cherry-picking Rice’s statements from September 16.
Good God. This is just awful, pathetic:
COOPER (11/14/12): More to the point, [here’s] how the ambassador described it five days after the attacks.Good God. That is just awful. Cooper is simply pathetic.
RICE (videotape): Putting together the best information we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video.
COOPER: Ambassador Rice, blaming the killings in Benghazi on that hateful anti-Muslim video made in the U.S. That turned out to be wrong.
Why is this hapless child on the air? In that presentation, Cooper aired only one part of what Rice said on Meet the Press. And quite plainly, that was not her account of how “the killings” occurred.
Does Cooper know what “initially” means? In that excerpt, Rice was describing the scene at the consulate before the violence began—before heavily armed extremists arrived and hijacked ongoing events.
This was Rice’s fuller statement. Cooper won’t stop cherry-picking:
RICE (9/16/12): Well, let me tell you the best information we have at present. First of all, there is an FBI investigation, which is ongoing, and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired.Cooper won’t stop doing this. Again last night, he played the first part of Rice’s chronology. He omitted the second part of what she said, where she described extremists armed with heavy weapons arriving on the scene and creating a much more violent episode.
But putting together the best information that we have available to us today— Our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video.
What we think then transpired in Benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. They came with heavy weapons, which, unfortunately, are readily available in post-revolutionary Libya, and that escalated into a much more violent episode.
Obviously, that's our best judgment now. We'll await the results of the investigation, and the president has been very clear we'll work with the Libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
Obviously, that is when and how “the killings” occurred. Cooper grossly misled his audience—for about the ten millionth time.
Cooper will never stop doing this. But for sheer unvarnished haplessness, Erin Burnett is always tops at CNN. One hour before Cooper aired, the pitiful halfwit “quoted” Rice in the following manner:
BURNETT (11/14/12): I want to ask you about the Benghazi hearings that are starting and General Petraeus, or Director Petraeus of the CIA in just moment.Good God! The cherry-picking has gone so far that Burnett cherry-picked exactly one word as she "quoted" Rice.
But, first, on Susan Rice:
You know, when she made that appearance on the weekend talk shows, it became something that we were all talking about a lot, because for a long period— You know, it was sort of—it was the statement that set the tone, right? The video, using the word "spontaneous.”
Given what you know now, would you oppose her nomination as the next secretary of state?
Ambassador Rice used the word “spontaneous!” On CNN, case was closed!
As everyone has always known, Burnett is on TV because she’s extremely telegenic. She is also extremely dumb—although she does know her scripts.
CNN kept script alive all through last evening's programs.