New York Post: The Mysterious Media Benghazi Bugout
Even though “Benghazigate” isn’t going away any time soon, too many are still choosing to ignore it. This is a major cover up and the complicity of the mainstream media should be an embarrassment to journalists everywhere. What is happening right now serves nothing other than to diminish the integrity of journalism itself as a whole in America, and it’s no wonder why the majority of Americans today no longer trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. This whole fiasco is a prime example of complete delinquency and failure in leadership of the highest order, yet by and large the liberal media has so far purposefully chosen to see, hear, and say nothing that could negatively impact their liberal President’s chances for re-election. Obama did nothing prior to Benghazi when asked, did nothing during Benghazi when asked, and is now scrambling to do nothing but sweep it all under the rug. And the mainstream media is more than happy to hand him the broom …
By Jonah Goldberg, New York Post – “Where is the Benghazi media feeding frenzy?
I don’t think there’s a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts. And, collectively, the mainstream media’s instincts run liberal.
In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an ‘October surprise’ attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he’d been arrested for drunken driving. The media went into a feeding frenzy.
‘Is all the 24-hour coverage of Bush’s 24-year-old DUI arrest the product of a liberal media almost drunk on the idea of sinking him, or is it a legitimate, indeed unavoidable news story?’ asked Howard Kurtz on his CNN show ‘Reliable Sources.’ The consensus among the guests: It wasn’t a legitimate news story. But the media kept going with it.
One could go on and on. In September 2004, former CBS titan Dan Rather gambled his entire career on a story about Bush’s service in the National Guard. His instincts were so powerful, he didn’t thoroughly check the documents he relied on, which were forgeries.
Oh, there have been conservative feeding frenzies: about Barack Obama’s pastor, John Kerry’s embellishments of his war record, etc. But the mainstream media usually tasks itself with debunking and dispelling such ‘hysteria.’
Last week, Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that sources on the ground in Libya say they pleaded for support during the attack on the Benghazi consulate that led to the deaths of four Americans. They were allegedly told twice to ‘stand down.’ Worse, there are suggestions that significant military resources were available to counterattack, but requests for help were denied.
If true, the White House’s concerted effort to blame the attack on a video crumbles, as do several other fraudulent claims.” Read more.
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