Those who read this blog know that I’m a big fan of my alma mater, Williams College. Well, here’s something which justifies my affection for my college and its alumni: a daughter of Williams (we call ourselves Ephs) is one of the few voices in the legacy media to call the administration’s reaction to suggest that in its reaction to the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the administration is “covering something up”:
As Allahpundit (who alerted me to the video) reports, after his
. . .post on media bias, let’s give credit where it’s due. CNN has followed this story, and on primetime shows like this one and Anderson Cooper’s too. Two: Per Eli Lake’s piece in Newsweek today, someone has started leaking preliminary intel assessments made by the CIA that pointed to a spontaneous attack. (I wrote about that here.) I think you’re going to hear more about that from the White House in the next days and weeks, e.g., “We were only telling you what the CIA told us.” Read Lake’s piece to see why that won’t wash, then watch this clip as CNN’s own foreign affairs correspondent reveals that her intel sources were pointing to a full-fledged attack on the consulate within the first 24 hours.
So, let’s give credit to Williams alumna Erin Burnett for investigating the administration’s reaction and reporting what her news team learned in that investigation. This story represents a brutal indictment of the administration’s reaction to the terrorist attack.
No wonder Richard Grenell had been “hearing from reporters that the Obama campaign & the White House are in panic mode over Libya & proactively calling reporters to spin.” The administration didn’t want them to cover the story as Burnett has done.
“You can tell”, Ric tweeted later that the administration is “worried.” No wonder.