Benghazi And Journalism

We live in a journalistic world where the political orientation of ‘journalists’ can only be mitigated by overwhelming evidence provided by the same folks that they rhetorically spit on: Breitbart, Fox News and independent investigators. The singular main stream reporter on the story was Sharyl Attkisson of CBS; CBS will feature Benghazi on Face The Nation this Sunday, eight months late.

Despite all of what we’ve known about Benghazi and could postulate, the main stream media position was to either ignore it or trash the motives of the people who stayed with the story. It is now abundantly clear, even to the MSM, that the CIA, State Department and White House knew the truth of the situation nearly immediately. They’ve know the truth for a very long time. Administration dissembling has been, till now accepted and encouraged. The absence of truth telling by the administration and the media is the height of disrespect for those who died in Benghazi.

Yesterday I opined that Benghazi would only gain traction when and if the MSM was put in a position where they could simply not ignore it anymore. We have, to appearances, now reached that point; thanks, in the main, to Gregory Hicks and the courage of his commitment and convictions. If only his superiors shared his commitments. I would guess Greg Hicks could have been ‘kept under control’ by the State Department if they had just resisted the temptation to punish him. It’s pure Clinton!

What comes next? What comes next has already started. Leaked e-mail proves that the original talking points were revised a dozen times. Ms. Neuland, spokesperson at the State Department appears to have maintained, as her primary concern that Congress would beat up the State Department over security lapses. Rumor has it that more whistleblowers will come forward including from the CIA. We now learn David Petraeus was ‘frustrated’ with the administration ‘washing’ the original report, but said nothing. What of your courage sir?

Liberal commentators faced with facts are consumed not with the existence of cover up but with “why would they cover this up”. There is a short answer that they will have difficulty comprehending. Incompetence and not being able to recognize when politics should take a back seat!

There are key questions for our Journalism community one of which is whether the seek answers to the questions or continue to accept shallow spin. Under the assumption that most of our ‘journalists’ are a bit out of practice I offer some suggestions. Who gets or takes political cover and who does not? Can Hillary’s pending candidacy be protected, should it be? Why did Secretary Clinton and the President lie to the families of the dead and to Congress? What were the President’s directives to Secretary Panetta the night of the attack? Where was the President and what was was he doing during the seven unaccounted for hours, journalists know that there is permanent log of the President’s activities; minute by minute. Why did the President blame the video at the UN two weeks later? Why was Greg Hicks demoted? Will the Clinton brigade, so well experienced in the politics of personal destruction, be sent into battle? Why were the people on the ground not fully consulted in advance of Susan Rice being sent out to be sacrificed, remembering, at the time, criticism of Ms. Rice was racism, sexism or both.

Can the administration prove that doing nothing in support of those under attack was really their best and only option? Will the President set up the State Department to take the fall. Jay Carney has already intimated that might be the case, although it can always rotate back to the Intelligence Community. Will our journalistic cadre realize that there were vast failures related to Benghazi; failures of intellect, failures of judgment; failures of policy and most critically, failures of integrity!

Will the MSM trade their politics for journalism? Will they step up and answer as to why it took them eight months to get serious? Will we finally see the Select Committee that Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va) has been begging for and should be implemented immediately?

Just trying to help!

  • Bob

    The White House met off the record privatly with members of the White House Press corp today and is believed to be designed to get “All the Presidents horses and all the Presidents men to try to put the Benghazi Humpty Dumpty back together again” as the article below states.This meeting was before the regularly scheduled press briefing which is being delayed from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/10/White-House-Benghazi-off-the-record

    Not that it was needed but proof of the MSM jouralist trying to save the administrations bacon has been evident over the past few days.Former DNC Communications Director and now MSNBC host Karen Finney says the republian House Representatives are the guity ones due to “AUSTERITY MEASURES TO SECURITY”.Meanwhile the Washington Com-Post columnist Eugene Robinson says “the only coherent purpose I can discern to all this is to sully Clintons record as Sec.of State in case she runs for president in 2016.”

    As for MY OPINION ON HOW ALL THIS GOING TO GO DOWN……I believe the administration and the DNC will pin the blame on the same source they blame when ever a foreign incident goes sour THE C.I.A.Blame them for taking responsibility for the talking points and this will save Secretary Clinton and Susan Rice.Face it have you ever heard of a DEMOCRAT high ranking official taking responsibility for their actions? DO YOU REALLY THINK BILL WILL LET HILLARY FALL ON THE SWORD?

  • Bob

    This is getting better all the time:

    The article below entitled “Presidents of ABC and CBS News Have Siblings Working At The White House With Ties to Benghazi”tells probably why it has taken so long for the story to break in the MSM.In addition CNN Deputy Bureau Chief Virginia Moseley is married to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Deputy Tom Nides.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/05/11/fox-abc-and-cbs-news-presidents-have-siblings-working-white-house-tie#ixzz2T1LlkPbG

  • Bob

    Random Thoughts:

    * Perhaps the administration should re-think their braggadocio about being “The most transparent administration” and Secretary of State Clintons “What does it matter” due to the recent coverups?

    * Perhaps giving the IRS power over enforcing Obamacare is’t such a wise idea since it seems to follow it’s own political agenda?

    * Perhaps in light of the IRS enemies list of Tea Party organizations and NOW Pro-Israel(Z Street)organizations there is ALSO some truth that needs to be exposed about the origin of the Department of Homeland Security listing and Christians in the military memo’s warning as potential RIGHT WING TERRORIST?

    * In light of Landreaux’s above question about where the President was for seven unaccounted hours perhaps the President can explain why he felt it necessary to go to Las Vegas the next day for a political fund raiser?

    * Perhaps “We the people…..” should hope and pray that the Benghazi and IRS coverups don’t PUSH THE IMMIGRATION BILL TOO DEEP INTO PAGE 10 OF THE NEWS AND SNEAK PASSAGE BY CONGRESS.

    * The first four months of the Presidents second adminisration goes from failure to pass gun control to North Korea flexxing their muscle to the Boston bombings to Syria to the immigration bill to Benghazi coverup to the IRS enemies list.NEED A VACATION MR. PRESIDENT?

  • Bob
  • Bob

    “THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST”…Rev.Jeremiah Wright
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    Reporters and the MSM don’t mind getting “off the record” information that they can pass along without a government source BUT TAPPING THEIR PHONES IS A DIFFERENT STORY.THE ADMINISTRATION ISN’T WINNING ANY FRIENDS DOING THIS……(LOL)

    The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors of the Associated Press.The records listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers in 20 seperate phone lines from the NY,Washington,Hartford Conn.offices as well as the House of Representative Press galley.You can read about it in the link below entitled “Government Obtains Wide A.P.Phone Records In Probe”

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe