Senators stall Hagal nomination over his connection to ”Friends of Hamas” (4 posts)

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  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Last week Breitbart columnist Ben Shapiro reported:

    On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.”

    Twenty-five senators wrote to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding and one unnamed source told Shapiro the letter was about his connection to “Friends Of Hamas”.

    Salon’s David Weigel, following the three rules of journalism (1. Check the facts, 2. Check the facts. 3. Check the facts), talked to Shapiro about his information:

    “Have you found any more proof that this group exists?” I asked. “Is it just shorthand for some people who might support Hagel, or a real group?” “The original story is the entirety of the information I have,” he said.

    So, based on an alleged connection with a group that doesn’t exist, the GOP is holding up Hagel’s nomination. Let’s call this what is is – McCarthyism. Just make up an alleged connection to an enemy and repeat the allegation. Repeat again. Repeat again. Proof.

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Is this the same bunch who wanted to see an “original” birth certificate?

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    We don’t know. It was an undisclosed source. The upshot is that it was a fake group and Breitbart took the bait, passed it around, and other commentators (like WaPo) simply repeated it without checking *any* facts.

  • Profile picture of paxchristi3 paxchristi3 said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Now you know what conservatives have to put up with when the state-run media covers up the asses of the rogue Obama regime at every opportunity, even when it involves the death of four Americans as happened in the Benghazi attack that Sen. McCain recently blasted as a “massive coverup” during his heated discussion with NBC’s David Gregory, who like the other lapdogs doesn’t see anything wrong with the administration’s despicable dereliction of duty for political expedience.

    Just saw a couple of guests discuss this shameful episode with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer when it was brought up that Hagel’s nomination may have been scuttled for the time being because of what happened in Benghazi. We sure don’t want any anti-Israel, anti-America cowards in drag in charge of our military.