Tuesday 04/30/13 Batchelor Hour 3

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Guests: Larry Johnson, No Quarter; Kathleen Howley, Bloomberg; Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg; Jennifer Medina, NYT.

Hour Three

Tuesday  30 April  2013 / Hour 3, Block A:  Larry Johnson, NoQuarter, in re: What actually happened in Benghazi? A Special Operations soldier reported that they know where the person responsible for the attack on the ambassador and annex is known, in Libya, have "fixed " him – got his coordinates. Have been denied permission by Pentagon, State and White House to go and catch him.  Variety of whistleblowers: at State (Clinton defenders say "she had to sign every cable, as long as she was in Washington" – but her deputy, Amb Patrick Kennedy, was well informed of all this.) Amb Stevens ran situations and so State knew all. In fact, that evening, Secy Clinton deliberately refused to respond in order to avoid an attack on the 9/11 anniversary or to publicize the fact that al Qaeda is alive and active. Victoria Toensing, Esq., represents ___.  The White House is in desperate damage control. The night this occurred, Pres Obama was missing in action, did not take actins required of a chief of state. The American people do not have a complete story – training of surrogate forces, moving them to Syria, collection and movement of weapons, all commissioned by CIA and by Secy Clinton. "A tough Chicago crowd who tend to get down in the dirt; tend to impugn motive and" personal history.

Henry turned to Benghazi and asked Obama if his administration has been actively attempting to intimidate the survivors of that September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Libya into not testifying about the events of that night.

“Ed, I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked by testifying,” Obama replied.

“They’ve hired an attorney because they’re saying that they’ve been blocked from coming forward,” Henry pressed.

“I’m not familiar with it,” Obama reiterated.

Tuesday  30 April  2013 / Hour 3, Block B:  . Kathleen Howley, Bloomberg, in re:  Boston Manhunt ‘Missed the Boat’ as Police Skip Street  Reporters spoke to more than a dozen Watertown residents on the street Johar was found, all of whom said their properties weren’t checked, even though the road was in the 20 block door-to-door search zone. Also spoke with police officials to report on the skepticism of the police work in the hunt. 

Tuesday  30 April  2013 / Hour 3, Block C:   Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re;

iTUNES: THE OVERSTUFFED ADOLESCENT:   iTunes’s share of U.S. music sales has fallen from 85 percent to 65 percent in less than three years, as avid music listeners turn elsewhere.Amazon.com’s cheaper digital music store has seized about 22 percent of U.S. music sales in the last several years. In a bigger threat to the song­purchase business model, Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody have signed up millions of subscribers for their music-­streaming services, a feature iTunes doesn’t match.

Tuesday  30 April  2013 / Hour 3, Block D:   Jennifer Medina, NYT, in re: An Asian Majority on the Rise in California  Asians are now the largest population group in more than half a dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley.