The lack of interest from the media in this scandal is completely unprofessional, as far as I’m concerned. REAL reporters don’t avoid reporting stories that hurt their favorite candidate just before an election.
If a Republican president had watched Americans die via live feed from the situation room and not lifted a finger to help them, and then repeatedly lied about it, the media would have been ALL OVER that story – and rightly so! I don’t care which party you’re from, this was an UNACCEPTABLE dereliction of duty on the part of the president, and the American people deserve to know before they cast their vote.
For the sixth night in a row, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News refused to give one single second of coverage to a Fox News report that the Obama Administration denied help to those attacked and killed by terrorists at the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11. According to a Media Research Center analysis, ABC, CBS, and NBC have failed to cover this devastating story – not to confirm it, not to knock it down, and never mind do their own investigation. The story broke last Friday, long before Hurricane Sandy swamped the news cycle.
Further, neither The Washington Post nor The New York Times has committed a single inch of their newspapers to a news story about this report.
[…] Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:
“The liberal ‘news’ media’s refusal to cover this story exposes how corrupt they have become. Four Americans died in Libya in a coordinated terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. The Obama Administration has been caught in a maze of falsehoods. This reeks of a cover-up. This scandal could and would derail the Obama re-election efforts. ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post, and the New York Times are so vested in the re-election of Barack Obama that they are deliberately spiking this huge story. It’s sickening.
How big is this story? Bigger than Watergate. No one was killed in that burglary, and no one covered up the truth about the deaths of four brave Americans.
Former Democratic strategist Pat Caddell says he’s “appalled” at the lack of coverage, saying “the very people who are supposed to protect the American people and the truth, the leading mainstream media… they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American people“:
John Nolte reports at Breitbart, however, that the media black-out has not kept Americans from getting the information from other sources and disapproving of the way he handled the situation:
If the CorruptMedia had its way, when polled on the question of Obama’s handling of Libya, voters would respond with, “What’s a Libya?” Unfortunately for the CorruptMedia, though, New Media now has a voice and the ability to mount an offensive in the form of a counter-narrative that has real impact. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a CBS/New York Times poll released yesterday that shows voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of Libya by a 51-38% margin.
When you consider the fact that Obama has a hard foundation of at least 47-48% of the vote, the fact that 10% of his hardcore supporters don’t approve of his (mis)handling of Libya and 3-4% outright disapprove, that’s really saying something. Especially in light of the fact that Obama’s media Palace Guards imposed an almost total blackout of the story.
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Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com
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