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Senate Republicans upset they had to learn details about the Benghazi attack from the NYT and WSJ

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By Doug Powers  •  September 22, 2012 01:05 PM

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Hopefully none of these Republican senators are genuinely surprised by this snubbing, but I wouldn’t bet any money on it.

From The Hill:

Senate Republicans are furious the Obama administration rebuffed their attempts to learn details of the Benghazi attack, only to give the coveted information to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Senators say they were rebuffed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they pressed for more information about the attack that killed U.S. envoy Christopher Stephens in Libya.

“That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters after the closed-door session.

GOP lawmakers were incensed to find many of the details they tried to learn Thursday were in a front-page article in The Times the following morning.
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“It was like pulling teeth to get information yesterday,” Graham said of the meeting with Clinton and other administration officials. “A lot of senators were frustrated. And you pick up major newspapers in the country and you find details not shared with you.”

The Wall Street Journal published a similarly detailed account of the attack.

“We were told nothing. We were told absolutely nothing,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), ranking Republican on the Armed Services Panel.

McCain said the details lawmakers sought were in The Times and The Journal.

And this is the thanks McCain gets from the State Department?

Here’s a sentence from the article in regards to Obama’s cozy relationship with the MSM that will satisfy your appetite for “duh” the rest of the day:

Some think the media has given Obama favorable coverage.

Separate but related story: CNN admits concealing critical evidence in Ambassador Stevens’ murder

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