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Thursday, den 16. May 2013

Right-wing media are increasingly and uniformly pushing the ” personhood ” position in their anti-choice attacks, an absolutist argument that equates fetuses with persons and goes beyond repealing Roe v. Wade to banning all abortions

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Thursday, den 16. May 2013

Emails from Obama administration aides obtained by CNN should end the right-wing media’s nine-month witch hunt regarding the creation and editing of talking points related to the September 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. CNN has obtained more than 100 pages of emails detailing the exchanges between CIA, State Department, and other Obama administration aides concerning what should be included in talking points for public appearances by members of Congress and administration officials. Those talking points were used by U.N.

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Tuesday, den 14. May 2013

For months, the Obama administration has been subject to media criticism for its initial statements linking the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to an anti-Islam video that had triggered protests across the Middle East at that time.

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Monday, den 13. May 2013

Breitbart.com is promoting the theory that Hitler was secretly gay, playing into one of the most extreme and damaging anti-gay smears in right-wing politics: that gay men were responsible for the Holocaust. In a May 9 post, Breitbart.com touted ” new evidence ” that Hitler was gay, citing a  Washington Examiner   article  that highlighted notes taken from interviews with several of Hitler’s doctors. The “evidence” of Hitler’s alleged homosexuality includes the claims that Hitler took female hormones and did not sleep in the same bedroom as his girlfriend and eventual wife, Eva Braun: There is new evidence that Adolph Hitler was  gay .

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Monday, den 13. May 2013

ABC News is falsely suggesting there is a contradiction between the Obama administration removing references to terrorist groups in Libya from talking points about the September 11 attacks on diplomatic facilities in that country and pointing to President Obama’s statements that those attacks were an “act of terror.” The original September 14 version of a set of talking points compiled by the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis stated that “Islamic extremists with ties to al Qa’ida participated in the attack,” and specifically suggested the involvement of the group Ansar al Sharia. Those specifics were subsequently removed, with the final version of the talking points stating only that “extremists participated” in the attacks.

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Sunday, den 12. May 2013

Peggy Noonan goes full wingnut in her Wall Street Journal column this morning, asking if the White House’s response to the Benghazi attack “cost American lives.” The argument she lays out is that President Obama and his team, faced with the death of an ambassador and three other Americans, deliberately scuttled any sort of military response to keep the story from looking bad. All of this is bad enough

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Sunday, den 12. May 2013

One of the big bits of news to come out of the May 8 House Oversight Committee hearing was the claim that “whistleblower” Gregory Hicks felt he had been “effectively demoted” within the State Department for speaking out about the September 2012 attacks on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi. Hicks’ attorney,  Victoria Toensing , is making the right-wing media rounds, telling radio host Steve Malzberg that Hicks was forced out of his post in Libya after the State Department told him he could either take a desk job or lose his job altogether

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Saturday, den 11. May 2013

Washington Times columnist Jeffery Kuhner accused President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of abusing their power which to the death of four Americans in Benghazi. In his May 10 column , Kuhner claimed that Obama was “engaged in the systematic abuse of power” in his handling of the September 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi

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Saturday, den 11. May 2013

CNN’s Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger used right-wing scandal mongering to push the discredited allegation that talking points about the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, were edited for political purposes. Borger’s analysis ignored that the intelligence community signed off on these talking points and that General David Petreaus testified in November that references to Al Qaeda were removed to protect the integrity of the investigation and to avoid tipping off terrorists.

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Friday, den 10. May 2013

A New York Times article directly refutes the claims of House Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner, that State Department officials knew immediately that the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 were connected to “Islamic terrorists.” Fox News willingly repeated the attack on its evening programming May 9 — but now that the Republican distortion has been exposed, will the network clarify its reports for viewers? Boehner called for the release of a State Department e-mail sent in the wake of the Benghazi attacks that he claimed suggested the assault was perpetrated by “Islamic terrorists.” At the House hearing on Benghazi on May 8, Rep.

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