He asked the eager audience members the reason why they were excited for this debate and their hopes for the election.
One young man answered that he hoped Mitt Romney would win the election because he was discouraged by Obama’s mistake on Libya.
“Obama said it was all about the [anti-islam] video,” the commenter said, adding that he thought that the President had failed to respond appropriately to the Benghazi attack.
Matthews shut him up immediately saying, “It was all about the video, read the newspaper,” and cut directly to commercials.
However, the young supporter is right that the President blamed an American-made anti-Islam video for the attack multiple times, including in his speech to the United Nations speech that took place two weeks after the attack.
But since then, the President has all but recanted his claim that the video was the cause of the Libya attack and has confirmed that it was instead an act of terrorism. The Obama for America campaign and his administration have defended him, calling it “a complicated situation” and denying that Obama ever blamed it on the video.
Maybe Matthews is the one that needs to double-check his newspaper.
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