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Matthews, Hillary vs. Patricia Smith

Last night, Chris Matthews attempted to defend the indefensible. He attempted to exonerate Hillary Clinton of all blame for Benghazi. If that seems impossible to believe, check this out. It’s appalling that Matthews said that “And then to pile on to that this gross accusation that somehow Hillary Clinton had anything to do with the death of Chris Stevens, the ambassador, she had nothing to do with it. Even with all the arguments with the PR afterwards, as Gene pointed out, if it’s true, worst case scenario, she didn’t give a straight story afterwards. That had nothing to do with the death of our great ambassador over there.”

Is Matthews that stupid or that blindly partisan? Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was ultimately responsible for making policy decisions on security at diplomatic outposts. While it’s true that she didn’t hire this security contracting company over another, she certainly was responsible for signing off on security levels at embassies, consulates and diplomatic outposts. She failed miserably at that.

Hillary insists that she never heard from her “good friend Chris” about getting additional security. As the Secretary of State, all she had to do, if she was that interested in protecting Christopher Stevens was to contact him through the State Department’s secure communications and find out for herself. She never did that, which is directly responsible for Christopher Stevens’ death.

This statement should be demolished:

Her emotions are her own but for the country in choosing a leader, it’s wrong to have someone get up there and tell a lie about Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Matthews, saying something that you disagree with isn’t a lie. A lie is defined as “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.” A lie can be proven forensically. For instance, a person saying they weren’t at a specific location at a specific time is either verifiable or it isn’t. That still isn’t a lie, though, unless the person intended to deceive others.

When a person, in this case Patricia Smith, offers an opinion that Matthews disagrees with, that’s a difference of opinion. It isn’t a lie. It’s a difference of opinion, nothing more.

Technorati: Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Benghazi, Christopher Stevens, Chris Matthews, Sean Smith, Patricia Smith, Republican National Convention, Election 2016

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