I spent several years as a newspaperman and as an editor. I knew that papers slanted stories, leaving things in or out, and bringing emphasis on the points that favored their party.
But I have never seen anything like this. This is flagrant. This is criminal.
Watergate was such a big scandal that it has become the by-word for scandal — you just put “-gate” after a word, and the word becomes a scandal-word. (Imagine if Latin had a special case just for scandals, indicated by changing the word ending: nominative, accusative, dative, locative, scandalous.)
No one died in Watergate.
Then there is Benghazi. Four men died, and the administration watched the events in real time, and did nothing. There were operatives and military units within range, and they were ordered to stand down, commanded not to act to defend the Ambassador and the other dead men. Administration officials made the rounds of Sunday talk shows and blamed a video on YouTube. Then the Administration apologized to the attackers.
I have always known the press was slanted. But this is beyond that. This verges on aiding and abetting. This is an unambiguous deception visited on the public in the furtherance of an impeachable dereliction of public duty, perhaps even treason.
This is the biggest story of the year, of the last nine years. And yet where is there anyone covering it?
The Jerusalem Press is covering it. Here is the best story I have read so far:
GA: That was my next question; do you believe that this administration is smuggling weapons to Al-Qaeda?
CL: Well, not… I mean… The short answer is yes. They were working with the very same Al-Qaeda linked relationships in Libya to gather up and buy back and collect weapons from Gaddafi’s stock pile that were missing from the revolution in Libya last year and what it looks like is that they were shipping them onwards to Syria.
GA: Some of those weapons have already shown up in the Sinai on the southern border of Israel.
CL: Yes, they’ve gone to the Sinai and they’ve also gone to Mali and to other places in western Africa and they’ve also gone to Syria. That was the operation, that’s what they were doing.