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Benghazi breaking through into “mainstream consciousness”?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 10:16 am - November 1, 2012.
Filed under: Benghazi / Libya crisis,Media Bias

neo-neocon thinks it just might be:

There are a couple of signs that the Benghazi furor may have reached enough critical mass to actually enter mainstream consciousness. The first is that Jay Leno made a joke about it. The second is that the WaPo published a David Ignatius column dealing with it.

Although she calls Ignatius’s column “weak tea”, the blogress commends him for “at least asking some hard questions, too, and refusing to ignore the story entirely.”

Given how late our legacy media are to the story, Paul Wolfowitz helps them out, by providing a list of “things about administration policy, behavior, and conduct that deserve to be challenged” and which journalists truly concerned about the truth could ask about and investigate.  (Via Jennifer Rubin.)

If former Attorney General Michael Mukasey is right, journalists might not need to do much investigation.  He contends that “the facts are simple, they are known, they are available; the only thing that remains is to disclose them.

Is any other network besides FoxNews reporting Ambassador Stevens’s August cable warning that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack?

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  1. We need to keep hammering this point till November 6 and frankly beyond that day (regardless of who wins). This is not just an election “October Surprise” it is a Big F’n Deal as someone would say.

    Comment by EBL — November 1, 2012 @ 12:47 pm - November 1, 2012

  2. People who are concerned about Benghazi need to keep beating the drum no matter who wins in November-I want answers for how this turned into the clusterf*ck that it did.

    If there were no planes and no teams to send, I want to know why.

    If the intelligence from the ground was deemed not enough-I want to know why.

    If the president told his people to do everything to save those at the consulate and annex, but somebody told them to stand down I want to know who and why.

    If somehow Obama didn’t know everything about what was happening over the course ofthose 7 hours in Benghazi I want to know why and who didn’t tell him.

    If Obama decided to ignore signs of poor security and requests for more in Benghazi, I want to know why.

    So far every time Obama or an administrative spokesman opens their mouth to try to explain what happened, I am left thinking several things.

    1. You lied about the video, so why should I believe you now?

    2. Obama is incompetent and/or his people are incompetent which is no excuse for him since he hired/appointed them.

    3. Obama is indifferent.

    4. Obama made the decisions he did because he was afraid if things went FUBAR (Blackhawk down style) his “I killed Bin Laden and Al Quada is on the run” narrative would be shot and his election in jeopardy.

    The more I see him try to defend this-or really have his spokespeople try while he totally fails to answer questions-the more I am convinced his decisions were about his reelection than any desire to protect Americans under attack.

    I just can’t for a minute believe anything that comes out of his mouth now-every time Obama’s lips move I assume he is lying.

    Comment by Just Me — November 1, 2012 @ 1:26 pm - November 1, 2012

  3. Here is a really good editorial from the Las Vegas Review Journal that calls Obama on his obfuscation and incompetence as CiC on Benghazi.

    http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/benghazi-blunder-obama-unworthy-commander-in-chief-176736441.html

    Comment by Just Me — November 1, 2012 @ 5:47 pm - November 1, 2012

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