Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! Part The Infinity
Even though their own House intel report said that there was no cover-up, our Benghazi-obsessed friends on the right won't let that little fact deter them from beating their little tin drums about this non-scandal in order to keep the sheep stirred up, excited, and focussing on something other than what's in front of their noses: And obsessed is too mild a word to describe the Gee-Oh-Pee's crazed devotion to this Tragedy-That- Isn't-A-Scandal that they so desperately want it to be.
How crazily obsessed are they?
Fox News Aired Nearly 1,100 Benghazi Segments Across 5 Programs, Study Finds
"...the study shows how Fox News, which is run by former Republican operative Roger Ailes, often fixated on minor details and storylines that seemed less about establishing the facts of the Benghazi story and more about scoring political points against President Barack Obama and Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the attacks and is the presumed 2016 Democratic front-runner.
For instance, Fox News aired 244 segments suggesting “the Obama administration did not initially refer to the attacks in Benghazi as ‘terror’ or a ‘terrorist act,’” according to the study. The truth is that Obama referred to the attacks the next day as an “act of terror,” a fact Republican nominee Mitt Romney seemed unaware of during a famous presidential debate exchange in October 2012. The network aired 174 Benghazi-related segments in the month leading up to the November 2012 presidential election.
Indeed, Fox News even largely ignored Hurricane Sandy that month to focus on Benghazi, as The Huffington Post noted at the time."
"A running theme on Fox News, and within conservative media more broadly, is that the mainstream media ignored the Benghazi story. The reality is that journalists covered the Benghazi attacks on the ground in real time and in the immediate aftermath. A number of journalists even reached the prime Benghazi suspect before the U.S. government did.
The New York Times conducted a months-long investigation of the attacks, and other news organizations contributed reporting that advanced the public's understanding of what happened that night.
Reporters lobbed related questions in the White House briefing room, and many covered congressional inquiries into Benghazi, which have already included 13 hearings and 50 briefings on the matter -- none of which has yet produced a "smoking gun" to support allegations of a massive cover-up."
So when anyone reads on those hysterical internet news sites and blogs that the Benghazi tragedy has been covered up, or the media have ignored it, or that President Obama and Secretary Clinton have blood on their hands, or that there's a new "smoking gun," just remember that those poor benighted people who continue to ignore the truth are the willing victims of FAUX NOOZ propaganda, and that they will continue to lap up all the fetid codswallop it feeds them.
Take pity on them then send them a truck-load of GAS-X.
THIS IS WHY FAUX NOOZ IS A JOKE: