Romney supporters shout down CNN’s Jim Acosta over Libya

CNN reporter Jim Acosta got shouted down by Romney supporters at a Romney for President rally in Etna, Ohio Friday afternoon after Acosta tried to do a newscast from the press stand in the middle of a speech by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

After Acosta rudely taped several takes of himself talking about Ohio voters, several crowd members near the camera stand began shouting, “Benghazi!” When his talking became so loud that no once in the vicinity could hear what Portman was saying, almost everyone surrounding the camera stand joined in, telling him to either stop talking or start talking about Benghazi.

“We have reported on it extensively!” Acosta yelled back at the Romney supporters.

“No you haven’t!” an older man yelled back at him.

After being hounded by the group Acosta, who looked put off, relented and left the stand entirely.

After the rally one woman in the vicinity of the press stand commented as she was walking to her car that she didn’t know who the reporter was, but she’d never seen a reporter interrupt a rally like that before.

Ironically, the person the Ohioans came to see also did not talk about Benghazi or the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate on Libya.

Romney said that when he was President he would “take responsibility,” though he didn’t specifically say what he would take responsibility for, only that he would generally take responsibility from day one.

The presidential candidates and the mainstream media may have moved past the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, but today’s incident shows that at least some of the nation’s key voting block have not.

 

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  1. Recon says:

    I don’t think anyone has “moved beyond” it, I think they’re “studiously avoiding it for political reasons”. All of them – from BO to the press to Romney.

    The only reason Benghazi is at the forefront today is because the lsm is using it to attack FOX’s credibility. I haven’t read anything that was even slightly critical of what their latest anon informant had to say, or the inconsistencies between the CIA statement and the statement of other agents that, according to Granholm and Herridge, were actually on the ground eye-witnesses.

  2. Pieman211 says:

    It’s time for 10’s of millions of people to start boycotting sponsors of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC etc. One sponsor at a time then move on to the next one. Be selective and band together through the web before the communist Obama takes control of it!

    1. Barbara says:

      I have boycotted them for years now!!

  3. robin leclerc says:

    this makes me so freakin happy…THANK YOU OHIO….we as americans have to make sure they never forget and justice is served for those responsible…fox news is the only ones that ever say anything anti obama…the rest have either been bribed or frightened…dont forget news people..your job is to report the ACTUAL news…not what u think we need to know

  4. kozanne says:

    Not only is the American public not forgetting, we are actively keeping up the chatter on forums all over the country. And the Butcher of Benghazi is NOT going to get away with what he did.

  5. Lisa Graas says:

    Isn’t it obvious that it would be wrong for Romney to make a campaign issue out of Benghazi when it amounts to unanswered questions about four dead Americans? And isn’t it also obvious that the press is covering up for the president in looking the other way? It’s on the record (New York Times, April, 2011) that our government sees Qumu (Qhumu) as an “ally,” and it is on the record (federal research report, August, 2012) that Qumu (Qhumu) is a “principal leader” of Al Qaeda in Libya as head of Ansar al-Sharia, and it is on the record (Daily Beast, Sept 12) that Ansar al-Sharia took responsibility for the attack within hours afterward, and it is on the record (Reuters) that the president knew this and yet, his administration told us for days that it was “spontaneous” and due to an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. It is also clear that he did not send help when our people were under attack and calling for help……..probably because it was the president’s “ally” (NYTimes, April 2011) attacking us. This is the worst scandal ever, and the press is doing everything possible to make sure people will not hear the facts about the “Arab Spring.” The press is, as Democrat Pat Caddell said, “enemies of the American people.”

  6. babs says:

    All I can say if “Benghazi” happened under President Bush, he would have been thrown into a pit of fire. Shame on the news media to ignore such a horrendous act in order to protect Obama. That is what they are doing. MSNBC has been talking Chris Christie non stop after Christie offered some kind words about Obama during a tour of the devastation in NJ. For 3 years they have cut and mocked Christie for being overweight, for being tough on teachers, unions and Obama but Lo and Behold, he says some things(sugar coated) and damn, it’s a love affair. Does MSNBC understand how ridiculously pathetic they look ? I look at it that FOX and CNN are serious news organizations and MSNBC is National Obama Fan Club headquarters . It is such a disgrace to see grown men like Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell spewing such crap daily. They are a joke.
    CNN has improved. For Romney supporters who may not have noticed, CNN is reporting on “Benghazi” and other stories that MSNBC ignores.

  7. Kahne says:

    I think what is missed at the end of this article is the fact that at the same rally, John McCain and Artur Davis gave scathing and angry speeches about Benghazi and the President’s failure in leaving those guys behind. It was at the front end of all the speeches. The House and Senate Republicans are leading the charge on this item and Jason Chaffetz has been leading on the house side and John McCain is leading on the Senate side. In fact, Lindsay Graham has gotten the Senate to order FBI agents to Tunisia to interrogate the person in custody that was one of the planners of the Benghazi attack. Lybia caught him and sent him back to Tunisia, which is where he was from. Romney has his role to get elected and he has to stay on message. The Republican Leadership has a job to do as well, and that is to get all Benghazi information out there and find out what happened. Romney brought up Benghazi at the debates and Obama was protected by the media for lying about his Rose Garden Speech….there is a media black out on this subject, except for Fox News, and they are doing a great job with the path leading back to the White House. Everyone KNOWS Obama and Clinton lied for two weeks….the truth will out in the end. First Romney has to win. The Senate must be taken. Once that occurs, this Benghazi thing is going to blow wide open. The clock is being run out by the Obama Administration and by the Media……we currently have Obama and Doomberg patting themselves on the back for doing such a great job in Hurricane Sandy, but the situation is no different than Katrina. The Red Cross is lax. FEMA isn’t getting back after the promised 15 minutes after a phone call. The President has left people behind. The politicians are showing up in the ravaged communities but not bringing help or supplies, just their faces for political reasons! Hell, even Romney collected supplies BEFORE the storm to send to the NYC area. Romney did more to help people who need stuff and not money, than Obama has done….Where are the helicopters dropping supplies, generators, food, blankets, coats…??? I am watching Fox News, who is showing and interviewing these poor people who say that nobody has even been to their area yet to check for dead bodies…..looks like the Federal Govt. Response is the same as it always is: ineffective and ill prepared. How can there not be gas trucks lined up to go right into the state? How can the Red Cross not be lined up with trucks of supplies? Why aren’t tent cities with heat being set up for the people to rest near their homes while they work to clean them out before the mold sets in? Why weren’t things mobilized on high ground ready to go when the storm was over? It is just rediculous how liberals think by showing their faces with nothing else is good cause for patting themselves on the back…..Bobby Jindal could show them how it is done.

  8. garygrams says:

    Francesca

    You graduated from college and you don’t know what it means when Mitt Romney says is will take responsibility for the office he is running for?? Maybe you should send your resume to NBC or CNN, they like people to play and write dumb.

  9. lila says:

    Attention babs, the media would not have thrown Bush into a pit of fire. It was well known before 2004 that Bush had received information that the Twin Towers were going to be attacked, he had weeks to prepare, but instead he and Condi spent that time on vacation. It was also well known that there were no WMD in Iraq and that Sadaam was an impotent leader at the time. Bush still got re-elected in 2004. So spare me. And spare me your fake Benghazi outrage. First, I doubt you could point to it on a map. Second, during Bush over 10 US embassies and consulates were attacked by terrorists/militants resulting in over 54 deaths, including deaths of Americans. I doubt you could name those attacks, I can though, I remember.

  10. Deborah Lynn Merwin says:

    No we have not moved passed 4 DEAD AMERICANS and ORDERS TO ‘STAND DOWN’ We aren’t stupid you liberal media nitwits. WE WANT ANSWERS…WE WANT COVERAGE… WE WANT TRUTH.. AND WE WONT SHUT UP UNTIL WE GET IT. THEN I SAY IF GUILTY HANG’EM HIGH. WE WILL NOT MOVE ON… REPORT THE TRUTH. BE REAL JOURNALISTS OR SHUT UP…

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