In the wake of Tuesday evening's presidential debate, Glenn Beck dedicated a portion of the evening to debunking President Obama's answers on a myriad subjects including the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, women's rights per the Lilly Ledbetter bill, gas prices and green energy. Beck also gave the answers he feels Romney should have that night.
To illustrate some of Romney's missed opportunities, Beck began by reviewing the questions asked by various undecided voters -- from the question about energy secretary Steven Chu's role in lowering gas prices to the actual pain being felt at the pump; from Romney's 5-point economic plan to better wages for women. But the most impactful moment of the evening came when the president was questioned on the U.S. embassy attacks in Libya. Beck praised Romney for calling out Obama on not calling the Libya attack a terrorist act on September 12 and blasted Crowley for stepping in and saving the day for Obama by fact-checking Romney, an act he claims a moderator should never assume.
Crowley of course later clarified her position by saying that Romney was correct "in the main" and that the administration took roughly two weeks to actually identify the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya a coordinated terrorist attack.
It also bears mention that the White House's first official statement on the attack also failed to mention the word "terror" and proceeded to blame the YouTube video until September 20, when White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he believed it was "self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."
For good measure, Beck then read aloud a CNN transcript from September 20 that read: "The White House, for the first time Thursday, declared the attack that killed Stevens and three other people a terrorist attack."
In other words, the mainstream media was well aware that the Obama administration had not called the attack a terrorist act for nearly two weeks, and they know full well when the first instance in which it did, occurred. Of course, Beck noted that now the mainstream is "changing history" by praising Crowley's "fact-check" and acting as though Obama had used the term "terror" all along.
After Tuesday's debate. Crowley clarified:
Romney's precise comment was false. Obama did describe the killings in Benghazi as an act of terror twice in the two days after the attack. In an interview two weeks after the incident, though, he appeared to reserve judgment, and some Obama administration officials, including Carney and Rice, suggested in the days after the attack that the United States had no indication that it was a planned assault."
So, even thought Romney was in the right, the narrative is being spun that he was a fact-checked as a liar, noted Beck. Meanwhile, enemies like the Muslim Brotherhood may be hearing an underlying message loud and clear, Beck noted.