Michel Marting really pissed me off today as she felt the need to 'moderate' a discussion by interjecting her own opinion before anyone else could speak, "But Rice is still being asked to answer questions - and I'm putting that nicely - about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya this September. Some Republican lawmakers have criticized Rice for her public comments, initially saying that it was a demonstration that got out of control that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. That's the first diplomat killed at his post in - American diplomat killed at his post in some 30 years, and reports later reveal it was a planned terrorist attack."
And then she pissed me off further. "the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens"? Shut up. I am so outraged at the press that reduces the deaths of three people by not even naming them. If the woman doesn't know their names (Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods), then she needs to find something else to talk about.
If she's going to talk Benghazi, she damn well better say their names. I am so sick of this crap.
I will applaud Michelle Caruso-Cabera. Despite Martin's attempt to influence the conversation by offering her take before anyone else could (most guests are not going to disagree with a host), Michelle Caruso-Cabera spoke some much needed truth.
MARTIN: Michelle, what's your take on this?
CARUSO-CABRERA: Yeah. I don't think anybody should be surprised that one of the most horrific events in modern diplomatic history would be so scrutinized and questioned. She put her (technical difficulties) To me it makes complete sense that she would be asked very, very tough questions. And to the previous respondents, I agree with her in terms of this idea that you've got to get to the bottom of what exactly happened. OK. You put her forward. She did your bidding. She gave you the talking points, but ultimately, what's the answer here? And in the future, will we get truth from this person?
MARTIN: So what direction do you feel the questioning - Michelle, since you're saying it's appropriate for tough questions to be asked, what direction should they be taking, if not this direction?
CARUSO-CABRERA: Well, I think the direction is fine. We're trying to get to the answer of what happened, who told her what when, why she repeated them. Was she sure? Why wasn't she sure? I mean there's a lot of stuff that we just don't know.
Here is her Twitter feed. She's with CNBC.
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