Fox News Asking Questions Again: Was Petraeus Being Blackmailed by Obama?

Hate mongering fake news network pushes conspiracy theories to the right wing base

The right wing has been ranting in unison about the Benghazi attacks and their conspiracy theories of a “cover-up” for months now, getting more and more insane, and today Fox News took it to the next level, as dim bulb Steve Doocy has a deranged wingnut daydream that Barack Obama “blackmailed” David Petraeus to keep him quiet about … something.

These people are completely off their rockers with hatred for the President.

Jump to bottom

36 comments

1 mr.fusion  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:20:55am
Was Petraeus Being Blackmailed by Obama?

Nope

Next question

2 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:21:57am

Glenn Beck may have left FNC, but his nutty "just asking questions" type of trolling. I'd therefore like to make a motion:

I move that the sort of "just asking questions" type of trolling Fox News is engaging in on Benghazi by hereafter known as "Beck Question Trolling. Will anyone second the motion?

3 blueraven  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:22:16am

That is so fucking stupid.

So Obama knew about the FBI investigation and was blackmailing Petraeus. Meanwhile all of the folks at the FBI and other outsiders know about the investigation.

Like this was never going to come to the surface. Give me a break. How stupid are these people?

Rhetorical.

4 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:23:03am

What's more annoying to me in this whole thing is some of the guys I fish with thoroughly believe that Obama never called it an act of terror, that one of the seals was killed while using a target designator to call in a drone strike and that the CIA refused to provide backup. All of this they learned from watching fox news and all of it is bs.

5 blueraven  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:23:35am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Glenn Beck may have left FNC, but his nutty "just asking questions" type of trolling. I'd therefore like to make a motion:

I move that the sort of "just asking questions" type of trolling Fox News is engaging in on Benghazi by hereafter known as "Beck Question Trolling. Will anyone second the motion?

No it is Fox News Trolling...they own it.

6 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:23:45am

No matter what the issue, they seem intent on ascribing malign motivations to Obama. Why do you suppose that is?

7 Charles Johnson  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:24:45am

re: #6 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

No matter what the issue, they seem intent on ascribing malign motivations to Obama. Why do you suppose that is?

I don't know, but I'm sure it couldn't possibly be racism.

/dripping

8 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:24:53am

There are Higher Truths. These being that Obama coddles terrorists, hates America and wants to help spread Jihad across the Midwest (the coasts will take care of themselves)...

Anything that serves to illustrate these points is seen as serving a Higher Truth.

Unfortunately, there are not enough drugs in the world to allow me to get High enough to see these Truths...

9 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:25:16am

re: #6 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

Because their entire existence revolves around destroying the president and his administration because Obama is a Democrat.

10 blueraven  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:25:40am

Obama news conference at 1:30pm EST

5 minutes away

11 mr.fusion  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:25:56am

re: #3 blueraven

So Obama knew about the FBI investigation and was blackmailing Petraeus.

But the funny thing is, and Charles pointed this out, is that they never say what Petraeus was being blackmailed for. They just know the evil communist, muslim/atheist in the White House was doing some nefarious blackmail-y stuff.....just not sure what his end game was

Oh Barky O-bow-ma.....what was your evil blackmail plan?!?!?!!!11!??

12 Ben G. Hazi  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:26:24am

re: #9 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Because their entire existence revolves around destroying the president and his administration because Obama is a black Democrat.

FTFY...

13 Four More Tears  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:26:25am

Okay, this is kind of funny.

14 Obdicut  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:26:44am

Accusing someone of blackmail is actually slander. I'm sure they'd hide behind saying they just meant it rhetorically but they're coming stupidly close to accusing the president of being not just a criminal, but a very incompetent criminal.

15 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:27:57am

re: #13 Four More Tears

Okay, this is kind of funny.

[Embedded content]

16 RadicalModerate  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:28:17am

I'm really surprised that Doocy still has a job, because even his colleagues on FoxNews have on several occasions been completely dumbfounded by his incompetence.

17 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:28:19am

re: #13 Four More Tears

Okay, this is kind of funny.

[Embedded content]

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.

That would be wise.

18 Obdicut  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:28:53am

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

Not as funny as the response.

19 dragonfire1981  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:29:12am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Glenn Beck may have left FNC, but his nutty "just asking questions" type of trolling. I'd therefore like to make a motion:

I move that the sort of "just asking questions" type of trolling Fox News is engaging in on Benghazi by hereafter known as "Beck Question Trolling. Will anyone second the motion?

A friend of mine ran a local construction shop for many years and it was not unionized. He treated his employees very well, there was no need for union involvement.

Anyway one day a Union Rep stopped by the shop and asked if the employees had ever considered joining the Union. He proceeded to make a several implications that seemed to suggest that "It would be good for you to join the Union...OR ELSE.". He did this in a relatively calm "just asking questions" manner.

It took a threat of calling the police to get him to finally leave the premises.

To this day the shop is still not unionized (though my friend no longer runs it).

20 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:31:24am

re: #18 Obdicut

Not as funny as the response.

[Embedded content]

If this is true they got a bigger terrorist leader than Jabari.

21 Tigger2  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:31:58am

re: #19 dragonfire1981

A friend of mine ran a local construction shop for many years and it was not unionized. He treated his employees very well, there was no need for union involvement.

Anyway one day a Union Rep stopped by the shop and asked if the employees had ever considered joining the Union. He proceeded to make a several implications that seemed to suggest that "It would be good for you to join the Union...OR ELSE.". He did this in a relatively calm "just asking questions" manner.

It took a threat of calling the police to get him to finally leave the premises.

To this day the shop is still not unionized (though my friend no longer runs it).

I really don't understand the mindset of being against unions, after all the unions and their members helped build the great middle class this country had.

22 RadicalModerate  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:33:59am

Press conference is a bit late.

I'm guessing that the rapidly-occurring developments in Palestine/Gaza are likely contributing to this.

23 JAFO  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:34:47am

re: #22 RadicalModerate

Press conference is a bit late.

I'm guessing that the rapidly-occurring developments in Palestine/Gaza are likely contributing to this.

Watch it here.

24 Skip Intro  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:36:19am

re: #16 RadicalModerate

I'm really surprised that Doocy still has a job, because even his colleagues on FoxNews have on several occasions been completely dumbfounded by his incompetence.

Doocy is everything you need to know about Fox "News" in a single package.

25 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:39:38am

re: #21 Tigger2

I really don't understand the mindset of being against unions, after all the unions and their members helped build the great middle class this country had.

Dragonfire isn't against unions, but in this case the management was and still is treating its workers well and the workers do not feel they need a union. He's not being anti-union, he's speaking about a union organizer who was behaving in a thuggish manner. He's not saying any other union people act like that, just that that particular union organizer behaved badly and used the "just asking questions" gambit.

26 Inconsequential Consequence  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:41:34am

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

Glenn Beck may have left FNC, but his nutty "just asking questions" type of trolling. I'd therefore like to make a motion:

I move that the sort of "just asking questions" type of trolling Fox News is engaging in on Benghazi by hereafter known as "Beck Question Trolling. Will anyone second the motion?

I'd like to but I easily get motion sick.

27 dragonfire1981  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:42:46am

re: #25 Dark_Falcon

Dragonfire isn't against unions, but in this case the management was and still is treating its workers well and the workers do not feel they need a union. He's not being anti-union, he's speaking about a union organizer who was behaving in a thuggish manner. He's not saying any other union people act like that, just that that particular union organizer behaved badly and used the "just asking questions" gambit.

Thank you, you saved me some typing. :P

28 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:43:39am

re: #27 dragonfire1981

Thank you, you saved me some typing. :P

You are quite welcome.

29 Inconsequential Consequence  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:43:45am

With all the Repubs complaining about 'the bubble' in general and Fox specifically, Fox must be deep in fear of creeping irrelevance.

30 jaunte  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:44:43am

"...and some feel this:..."

Incredibly vague in sourcing but damningly specific in allegation.

31 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:45:36am

Now the IDF Navy is involved...

32 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:47:34am

And now I'm off to work...cheers!

33 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:51:13am

re: #21 Tigger2

I really don't understand the mindset of being against unions, after all the unions and their members helped build the great middle class this country had.

re: #21 Tigger2

I really don't understand the mindset of being against unions, after all the unions and their members helped build the great middle class this country had.

I really appreciate America for its values of self-reliance and individual initiative.

What I do not understand, however, is the nothion that individuals and families with limited resources and income can be expected to negotiate on equal terms with multi-million/billion-dollar international corporations for terms of employment, financial services or insurance.

34 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:52:15am

re: #21 Tigger2

I really don't understand the mindset of being against unions, after all the unions and their members helped build the great middle class this country had.

What's happened is that people that aren't unionized have been turned against the unions. You have people who are working jobs with low pay, poor safety conditions, bad hours, no benefits (healthy/retirement/vacation etc.), and they've been told that the reason they don't have those things...is the unionized people who do.

So instead of fighting for the same things, they've found it easier to just blame the unions for their lot in life. Unions, I think, are necessary to a point, but some have become entities that are too powerful and pushing for things outside the realm of necessity.

In the above story, obviously a union isn't necessary since, as stated, the employees are properly compensated. Anybody pushing to 'unionize' in those situations seems like somebody who is looking to middleman the process and make money for themselves.

35 nines09  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 11:10:55am

"Fox News. You watch, we slowly suck the air out of the room. Film at 11."

36 Political Atheist  Wed, Nov 14, 2012 12:20:57pm

Fox News should merge with SyFy. They need an infusion of fresh fiction over there.


This article has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
How Many American Women Die From Causes Related To… — ProPublica The questions are straightforward, with public health implications that would seem impossible to shrug off. How many American women die each year from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth? How many of these deaths are preventable? How does the ...
Birth Control Works
15 minutes ago
Views: 62 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How to Fix Obamacare - Denver Post Editorial Image: thinkstockphotos-504900352.jpg By The Denver Post Editorial Board PUBLISHED: October 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm | UPDATED: October 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm Our nation reached a critical juncture in history where Republicans are poised — after waiting seven ...
Cheechako
50 minutes ago
Views: 60 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Leaked Memo Reveals White House Wish List Policymakers in Trump’s White House argue that the U.S. should refrain from influencing curricula and “other touchier-feelier programs” at foreign institutions that receive federal funds to educate young girls—except in “muslim countries, where we need to do a check ...
Birth Control Works
4 hours, 36 minutes ago
Views: 125 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Acronyms and Assholes So, I see the photo insert in the news feed and had to re educate myself on why some refer to those who, as the last real President, Barack Obama put it, “have perverted and distorted and tried to ...
Earnest Badger
1 day ago
Views: 149 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Virginia Tech Is Letting a Neo-Nazi Teach English Composition Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-time, was discovered in late September to have posted a series of racist comments on social media. “I want white supremacy,” one post read. “Whites must be in control if ...
Thanos
1 day ago
Views: 186 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
South Bay Locals Named as Part of White Supremacy Group An in-depth report by ProPublica.org into the activity of a Southern California-based white supremacy group has named at least four South Bay residents including one each from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The report details how the group, called ...
Thanos
1 day, 23 hours ago
Views: 500 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 63 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed US Soldiers in Niger The soldiers questioned the villagers, who dragged on the discussions longer than anticipated. “It turns out that this village was a little contaminated by hostile forces,” said Aksar. “The unit stayed a little longer than expected because apparently people ...
Thanos
1 day, 23 hours ago
Views: 818 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hyperloop in Missouri: Company Says KC-STL Route Top Contender An official with Hyperloop One, which proposes building ultra-fast tubular transportation around the world, said that a Missouri route is a top contender for development. Dan Katz, the head of policy for the company, told The Associated Press that ...
Thanos
2 days, 7 hours ago
Views: 247 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Sheriff Finds ‘Troubling’ Explosives, Guns, Maps and Note in Florida Home Photographs of schools, three bomb devices, guns and books on how to make explosives were found in a Dunedin man’s home Wednesday, officials report. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were executing a search warrant at 1234 Royal ...
Thanos
2 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 288 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Editorial: Kobach Is Desperate for Trump’s Approval Kris Kobach has been running a Trump-style gubernatorial campaign since the day he announced. From his empty insistence that there’s a “culture of corruption” in Topeka to his argument that the Legislature’s decision to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax ...
Thanos
3 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 490 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0