Monday, August 04, 2014

Venerable American Manufacturer To Go Out Of Business


The massive stampers are silent now and the lathes have spun their last as sad news arrives from Washington D.C. that another renowned American manufacturer -- the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee -- will be shuttering its profitable Benghaaaazi Conspiracy Division:
House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack
Carolyn Lochhead
Published 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014

(08-01) 11:42 PDT WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.

The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.

Thompson said the report "confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given."
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While this move will undoubtedly result in the loss of some highly-specialized Benghaaaazi Conspiracy manufacturing and distribution jobs, industry experts remains very positive that the overall market demand for Benghaaaazi Conspiracy products will remain robust and that the loss of production capacity from the House Intelligence Committee shutdown can easily be compensated for by increased output from Fox News, Hate Radio and the Darryl Issa Conspiracy Fun Factory.


PS:  I saw this article shortly after it was published and was gearing up to write a post about it when I noticed that, at the time, no other news outlets were reporting on it.  None.  Zip.  While there were the usual flood of wingnut-driven Benghaaazi hair-on-fire "news" stories choking the internet over the weekend, so far as I could find, there was nothing related to this story (other than this SFGate article) when I searched for news about "House Intelligence Committee" or "Mike Thompson".  Because when it comes to Benghaaazi (and pretty much every other wingnut fairy tale), as far as the Beltway Media is concerned, if it's not roaring out of Roger Ailes' Bullshit Machine, it's not news.


6 comments:

KaJo said...

Well, if Fox Propaganda Network did this last year -- http://t.co/fWQynXivsf -- they can surely cobble together something conspiratorial from this yet-to-be-declassified report.

gratuitous said...

Well! It's 4 p.m. on a Friday, just before the first weekend in August when this report shambles out of the House Intelligence Committee. Traditionally, a very slow time in the news business.

I wonder (no I don't, not really) if this report will receive the same wall-to-wall sensationalistic coverage that the original breathless announcements about the committee's formation received? They have labored mightily and brought forth something slightly less substantial than a flea's fart.

Or is this report just another distraction from What Really Happened in Benghazi?

Kathleen said...

Pitch perfect metaphor there Mr DG.

Of course another option could be is that the Benghazi Conspiracy Division is seamlessly integrating the knowledge base of its resources into a new strategic alignment - The Kenyan Divestment Initiative.

Jason Salvo said...

As if facts ever got in the way of a good talking point in GOPTV land...

Jake Geyer said...

Some manufacturing jobs are sure to be lost. Recent statistics show there are more manufacturing jobs being created in the US now which is hopeful for those looking for jobs.

Anonymous said...

Darrell Iiiisssssaaaa!! Yoo hoo! Where are you? Do you want to talk about it? Maybe have a shoulder to cry on?

Aww...it's ok, you'll help find the GOP drum up some other such nonsense and maybe you'll mend your widdle broken heart.