There was limited coverage of the almost gleeful admission of Ben Rhodes, Barack Obama's National Security Adviser about the administration pushing lies to the American public to sell a terrible Iran nuclear deal to the American people aided by an incompetent if not complicit press corp.
The laughably unqualified Ben Rhodes and Barack Obama, the AMATEUR in Chief resorted to telling lies via press puppets to the American people to sell an Iran deal that is bad for America and Israel. Those just happen to be the 2 countries that Barack Obama blames for most past and current ills of the world. Now back to Ben Rhodes and Barack Obama.
From the Federalist:
Ben Rhodes Reveals How Obama Duped America Into The Dangerous Iran Deal
President Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes—remade the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy.Excerpt.....
However, even as the American people remained rightly skeptical of Iran in the last year of President Obama’s first term, the Obama White House had begun secret talkswith the Ahmadinejad regime, which would result in the world’s acquiescence to Iran’s nuclear program.
Create an ‘Echo Chamber,’ Then Cast off Allies
How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”?
Under these conditions, Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes (with whom he’s said to “mind-meld”)—succeeded in remaking the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy, the only United Nations member state committed to the annihilation of another state: the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rhodes and Obama knew that, for anyone but the hard-left to accept a deal with America’s bitter enemy in Tehran, a new narrative needed to emerge, even if it was relatively transparent nonsense. As Rhodesexplained to his bemused interviewer, David Samuels, in a New York Times Magazineprofile this weekend, it was first necessary to lie to a corrupted and inexperienced American media about all sorts of things, beginning with the nature and intentions of the enemy Iranian regime. Subsequent lies were caked on, as the White House took advantage of a dangerous mix of journalists’ ignorance, their ideological and partisan commitment to the administration, and, finally, their career aspirations.
Rhodes said, “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns… They literally know nothing.” Thus they will believe what he tells them. He also tells friendly non-governmental organizations and think tanks what he is telling the journalists. Those outlets produce “experts” whose expert opinion is just what Rhodes wants it to be. These ignorant young journalists thus have quotes that look like independent confirmation of the White House’s lies. Here’s how Samuels describes the scene:
In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. ‘We created an echo chamber,’ [Rhodes] admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. ‘They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.’ (emphasis added)
Of course, spinning reporters and promoting experts isn’t exactly new; it’s been standard practice in political warfare since the birth of the first press corps. What’s both new and frightening is what Rhodes’ and Obama’s effort furthers. As Lee Smithsums up in the Weekly Standard,
For the last seven years the American public has been living through a postmodern narrative crafted by an extremely gifted and unspeakably cynical political operative whose job is to wage digital information campaigns designed to dismantle a several-decade old security architecture while lying about the nature of the Iranian regime. No wonder Americans feel less safe—they are.
Rhodes’ ‘Plot Line’: Iran’s Newly Ascendant Moderates
First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejad’s regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland flatly denied “direct, secret bilateral talks with Iran.” Republicans on Capitol Hill were nervous about the rumors, but the media was willing to accept the State Department’s denial. The secret negotiations with Iran also alarmed America’s allies in Jerusalem, who had also been kept in the dark about their closest ally’s clandestine meetings with their most potent adversary.Read More:
Nuland’s successor, Jen Psaki, would later admit that, as Fox’s James Rosen reported, “the meetings stretched back to 2011.” By that time, as New York Times Magazine makes clear, Rhodes had fashioned a new origin story for the administration’s negotiations: that a “thaw” in American-Iranian relations was made possible by the election of Iranian “moderates” in the summer of 2013 ......
The lies concerning the Iran deal were covered up in lawyerly style. If you wanted to go back and watch an old State Department daily briefing on Iran you will be hard pressed to find some things......
Poor James Rosen. Deleted from history and even spied on by this administration.......
The State Dept. posted the video and compare that to the posted transcript ......
If you watch the video (above) with close captioning around the 27 minute point, you can see the words but the matching video is 'missing'
QUESTION: Is it the policy of the State Department, where the preservation or the secrecy of secret negotiations is concerned, to lie in order to achieve that goal?
Caught red-handed so the administration deletes the video evidence. SOP for Obama and the Democrats.
MS. PSAKI: James, I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress.
This administration has never acted in the best interest of this country. In fact, the campaigning never truly stopped and Obama's agenda and legacy are the only thing that truly matters to the press, this administration and their 'coalition'.
Previous blogs on Obama's Iran deal ....
Barack Obama's Deceptive Nuclear 'Deal' With Iran
Barack Obama Targets Iran Deal Opponents With LIES & Slander
Obama Administration Caught In Iran Nuclear Side Deal LIE
Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks the U.S. With Post-Deal Letter to Obama