When fiction becomes reality

Maybe next the White House could do a project with Dream Works.

Obama Adviser That Edited Benghazi Talking Points Wrote Short Story About A Character That Edits Talking Points

Patrick Howley — 05/04/2014  | Daily Caller

President Obama’s national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who edited the administration’s Benghazi talking points, is a former fiction writer who penned a short story about a supernaturally gifted professional note-taker who rises through the corporate world by taking notes that make other people’s statements sound better.

Rhodes, it was recently revealed, sent a 2012 email after the Benghazi terrorist attack instructing then U.N. ambassador Susan Rice and other administration officials “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Rhodes, who has worked for Obama since the president was a U.S. senator, holds a Masters degree in Fiction from New York University. His one known published short story, “The Goldfish Smiles, You Smile Back,” was published in Beloit Fiction Journal in the spring 2002 issue. The story was about a man with an incredible gift for note-taking.

“My notes are so impressive that they have taken on the form of ideas…I capture other people’s words in a manner that not only organizes them, but inserts a clarity and purpose that was not present in the original idea,” states the protagonist of Rhodes’ short story.

Obama’s little sensitive artist is the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes, whose network prevented investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson from digging too deep into the Benghazi scandal and finding out who edited the administration’s talking points.

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I jokingly said he should be writing fiction on a secluded island, wish he was. I didn’t know how immersed he was in it, with a degree in writing fiction.

Almost too surreal. Except Benghazi was bad enough it didn’t need a fiction writer messing with it. The White House and their cohorts created quite a story line all by themselves. But maybe having a fiction writer on staff, close to the president, should have given them a clue how deep in a plot they were way before 9/11/12. The alarm bells should have been going off at staff meetings and briefings instead of in the Situation Room on 9/11. If Obama even took the briefings.

See, its rather ironic that the story lines contrasted so widely. On one hand, they depicted(wrote) a great victory over terrorism. On the other, reality, they were caught by their own shortfall in taking credible threats seriously. Yes, only a fiction writer could be scheming behind the scenes of that delusion. The real truth here is that nothing was as it was portrayed to be — when fiction becomes reality and reality is fiction.

But  it makes perfect sense that a pretender like Obama would need a fiction writer on his staff all along the way.

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