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CBS apology on Benghazi

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  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    This is way too much for a media outlet to cut loose. Obama apologizes for ACA problems, Rand Paul apologizes on plagiarism on his book, Toronto's Mayor apologizes for his smoking crack, and now CBS for reporting falsely on Benghazi. Has the water or air changed to make several to apologize? Is this a new fad desiring a mass approval that's it's OK that you did bad, just apologize and it will go away.

    I apologize to my wife all the time, but it never works. I'm still in the dog house.

    This Sunday night, CBS will air 60 Minutes and publicly apologize their false reporting on Benghazi. As I understand a "Big" Republican was the culprit that led CBS down the wrong path for the purpose of undermining the Democratic administration and Hillary. I'll will watch 60 minutes to find out if that is indeed what I am reading from excerpts of information on the internet. I only wish that the media would have been all over the Beirut bombing (216 Marines killed) and lashed out at Ronald Regan for pulling out the Troops from Beirut. America ran from this tragedy.

    America is in a circle of circus events. Oh! I can't wait for the elections to see more circus clowns and dancing bears.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    The difference is that this is 60 Minutes.

    I think 60 Minutes usually gets it right, but this just another example that shows there is no media outlet that is always right. I think they are more respected, by more people, for their accuracy in reporting, but that's just my opinion.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    yeah, then we have the Toronto mayor and of course Obama apologizing for the healthcare debacle; I'm apologizing as well that I did not buy an AK47 yet; I may need it in the future if things continue this way; my present defense is only my big mouth, so I will need more than that from now on in this crazy world.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I don't think President Obama apologized at all, his only regret was that some people lost their health care policies, and that was only after 13 Senators confronted him in a White House meeting a couple days before that, the VA. election proved their fears, even though their candidate won it was a very slim margin considering that before this roll-up ,their Candidate was leading the GOP challenger by as much as 12% just a week earlier, he won by 2%, so you can see why some Democrats were worried, not about health care but about losing their seats and possibly the Senate.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    johnny you are right President Obama didn't REALLY apologize, but it's probably the best we can hope for. It was kind of like saying "I am sorry that my dog ate my homework." or "I am sorry that I got caught telling a lie."

    He should have come out at least three weeks ago, if not a month ago and given a REAL apology like "I am sorry that I told Americans that they could keep their health plans, which turned out to be incorrect. I was wrong and I apologize for that and now let's get this thing fixed and move forward." Something like that most Americans could respect, but not his saying that he's sorry that Americans are ..."finding themselves in this situation"... because of his assurances that they could keep their plan when he knew, or should have known that that would not happen. This whole situation is his responsibility and whatever happens in the future is on him.

    Yes, the only reason for the "almost apology" is because of the Senate Democrats who are very worried about their reelection. And they have good reason to be worried, if Obamacare does not get a lot better and in a hurry, then this one issue could flip the Senate.

    President Obama is a smart guy, but has surrounded himself with "yes men" and "yes women" who are not telling him the truth about how bad things are. They keep telling him how wonderful things are going when things are actually going to hell. He needs to find some advisors who will tell him the truth...no matter how good, how bad, or how ugly, but above all the truth.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The so-called advisors that are with the President are more concerned about their own particular station and status, they like the trappings of power and the fear it emanates, and since they won't be held accountable by this administration don't look for anything to get better any time soon, it's such a shame, President Obama could have been so much more, but pride gets you every time.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    We have President Obama for three more years and I'm hopeful that he'll do better. You say that ..."President Obama could have been so much more, but pride gets you every time."... and I think you may be right. I have heard this theory before but after the "Syrian Red Line" warmongering and Obamacare disasters I am beginning to believe it. He wanted so very much to attack Syria and was dismayed that he got push back from his own party and the rest of the world, and ended up looking weak and ineffective. I think that affected the way he has mishandled Obamacare. His pride was hurt by the Syrian affair, and that made him more stubborn when it came to the web site failure. He just seems unable or unwilling to admit the severity of the whole problem.

    I don't know if it's just an intentional suspension of reality because of the "yes people" or his pride, or his ego, or what it is, but something seems to keep him from seeing the truth. Or at least acknowledging the truth.

    I feel sadness and disappointment toward the president more than the anger that some feel toward him.

    Big question: Assuming that Obamacare survives, how will Hillary react to it? She seems very quiet on the subject right now, and who can blame her? How much will it hurt her?
  • Democrat
    Mckinleyville, CA
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    The President doesn't owe me an apology! I owe him my great gratitude for courageously battling the racists, the haters, the obstructionists, the Tea Party, the NRA, corporate greed and the list goes on. No other President has faced more wishes for his failure beginning with his first day in office. All things considered, President Obama has done a fantastic job. Thank you, Mr. President!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I imagine every President ,with the exception of George Washington has faced the prospect of continued criticism and wish's for failure from the opposing party for the length of their term(s), it's the nature of the beast. Although President Obama has not helped his cause with these deceptions and lack of accountability for those who are responsible for much of this mess.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Edman you say ..."The President doesn't owe me an apology!"...

    I don't think it is about what you think, or what I think, but it IS about what the American people think. And many of them, maybe most of them think he owes them an apology.

    He lied or misspoke or misrepresented (whatever you choose to call it) and that's one thing that Americans hate. Most of us know that they all lie, but to look directly into the camera and lie directly to the American people is very different.

    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman...
    Read my lips, no new taxes.
    If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period!"

    These are the most famous quotes that people remember from the respective presidents.

    President Obama needs to apologize and explain that he didn't understand it or wasn't clear on what would happen, and then say that we need to fix the problems and move forward.

    When caught in a lie or a scandal, the best thing to do is to come clean tell the truth, apologize and put it behind you and do all that as soon as possible. Putting it off, or continuing to lie just makes it worse every time. President Obama is smart enough that he should understand this.
  • Liberal
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    So if the president tells us we can keep our policies even though these were scam policies that couldn't meet the standards of basic medical needs....he should apologize to you????? This is your gripe of the week?
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    I don't hear any of you asking for apologies for GATT, NAFTA, pork spending, billions in medicare fraud perpetrated by doctors (not consumers)....But, a black president now owes you an apology. All of your attempts at seeming rationale and moderate....along with a fake attempt at weighing these issues with great thought ......only shows your racism. You hate this black president so much that your unable to mask your true beliefs. SHAME ON YOU
  • Liberal
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    jamesn Wrote: Edman you say ..."The President doesn't owe me an apology!"...

    I don't think it is about what you think, or what I think, but it IS about what the American people think. And many of them, maybe most of them think he owes them an apology.

    He lied or misspoke or misrepresented (whatever you choose to call it) and that's one thing that Americans hate. Most of us know that they all lie, but to look directly into the camera and lie directly to the American people is very different.

    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman...
    Read my lips, no new taxes.
    If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period!"

    These are the most famous quotes that people remember from the respective presidents.

    President Obama needs to apologize and explain that he didn't understand it or wasn't clear on what would happen, and then say that we need to fix the problems and move forward.

    When caught in a lie or a scandal, the best thing to do is to come clean tell the truth, apologize and put it behind you and do all that as soon as possible. Putting it off, or continuing to lie just makes it worse every time. President Obama is smart enough that he should understand this.
    NO SIR... the most famous ever..... NO NEW TAXES......seems to have escaped your memory
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Jamesn conveniently forgot because we have a ex president loved by black people and a current president who happens to be black.... Why Richard Nixon's statement,,, " I AM NOT A LIAR" hasn't made your top two escapes me
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    L.A. I don't remember ..."I AM NOT A LIAR"...

    I do remember "I am not a crook" which definitely was a lie.

    As far as ..."NO NEW TAXES"... if you will read my post again, it's right there. I remember it as "Read my lips, no new taxes." I don't know how you missed it, because you copied it.

    Take it easy L.A. I hope you don't consider anyone who criticizes the president or any of his policies to automatically be a racist. Those people are out there, you know. Every president get criticized, it comes with the territory.

    No, President Obama doesn't need to apologize to me, but he should apologize to the American people. It would help the healing process, and we can get started fixing all the problems with the ACA.