Libyagate And The State-Run Media

Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered by terrorists on 9-11. Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice blamed the atrocity on an obscure You Tube video. Either Obama, Clinton and Rice are incredibly dumb, or they were lying.

The ombudsmen from both the New York Times and the Washington Post, arguably the most influential newspapers in the mainstream media, have spanked their respective colleagues for not pursuing the Libya story.

The mainstream media’s lack of interest in this scandal is obvious: The Obama regime, which is guilty of a gross dereliction of duty — ignoring the security needs of murdered Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens and four other men — is now covering up its  negligence.

If this had happened under a Republican administration, you can be sure the liberal media would smell blood in the water and, quite properly, go after the truth.

Remember Watergate? And no one was murdered in that mess.

This is a far more consequential scandal that, politically, is a game-changer. But the reporters — Obama campaign workers — from the N.Y. Times and the Washington Post have decided that reelecting Barack Hussein Obama is their primary task. Seeking the truth is so yesterday.

We are witness to a unique moment in American history: when a free press willfully and shamefully becomes, of their own free will, the propagandists for a single political party.

This is the road to tyranny.

Keep in mind that Barack Hussein Obama’s political hatchet woman, Valerie Jarrett, has round-the-clock Secret Service protection. But our people in Libya, who begged for effective security, were left naked.

Here’s a simple question that should be posed to the Obama regime: Who instructed Ambassador Susan Rice to tell the American public that the Benghazi massacre was the result of a “spontaneous demonstration” against the You Tube video that got out-of-hand?

So far, the best journalism about Libyagate comes out of Great Britain. This report from The Telegraph:

A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country.

Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department’s global security contracting system.

Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work.

The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the death by asphyxiation of the ambassador, Chris Stevens.

Blue Mountain, which is run by a former member of the SAS, received paper work to operate in Libya last year following the collapse of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. It worked on short term contacts to guard an expatriate housing compound and a five-star hotel in Tripoli before landing the prestigious US deal.

Other firms in the security industry expressed surprise that Blue Mountain had won a large, high profile contract from the US government. One industry executive said the level of service Blue Mountain provided did not appear adequate to the risks presented by a lawless city.

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  1. Johnny
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    On Fox News Sunday Laura Ingraham asked why the NYT had people parked outside Scooter Libby’s house but they can’t be bothered with the murder of 4 Americans by terrorists. With the reporter from the Times next to her.

    Then Brit Hume asked why papers are treating this like they did with Watergate – with Bob Woodward sitting next to him.

    James Taranto has said for years that the MSM does no favors to liberal politicians by not asking hard questions or going after these stories. It could have bit Obama in the rear four years ago but dummy McCain had to suspend his campaign for the economic meltdown. People forget he and Palin took a lead in the polls after their convention until McCain tried to play D.C. statesman.

    I’m sure Obama was hoping to play hide the truth until after the election but it has to be hammered by Romney in the debates. Unlike Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Nancy Pelosi, Obama stutters and hems and haws when he tells a whopper and it would be nice to see him discombobulated in the debates.

    Speaking of Watergate, I recently finished Fox’s James Rosen’s bio of John Mitchell which obviously spent a lot of time on Watergate. Not only did no one die in Watergate, no one at the top gave the go ahead to the break-in (Rosen fingers John Dean). Watergate deserves to a small pimple on the landscape of big political scandals but for the hero worship the media bestowed on themselves.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:41 am | Permalink

      Johnny:

      Watergate was nothing compared to the coming revelations about Benghazi.

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  2. Barry
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Ambassador Stevens father issued a statement about not policizing this event. He could not be more wrong. It is already politicized when American territory is soiled. Now the cry has to be for vengeance and not too subtle about it.

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    • kishke
      Posted October 16, 2012 at 6:13 am | Permalink

      That’s not the father’s call.

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      • Barry
        Posted October 16, 2012 at 7:01 am | Permalink

        Then please state the corrected call.

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        • kishke
          Posted October 16, 2012 at 7:18 am | Permalink

          Oh, I’m agreeing with you. The poor, bereaved father gets to make the calls with regard to all personal matters having to do with his son’s death. But with respect to his son’s position as ambassador of the United States, and the consequences of his murder, which is an attack on our nation, that is a public matter belonging to the people. And as such, it most certainly is in the realm of politics.

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  3. DrCarol
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Speaking of progressivism, Hillsdale College runs some absolutely marvelous online classes on the Constitution and a new one on history (online.hillsdale.edu) that starts today.
    The Constitution 201 class specifically studies progressivism and is particularly timely.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:39 am | Permalink

      Dr. Carol:

      The Hillsdale series is outstanding!

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  4. LukeHandCool
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    A bad case of NY Times’ hives bleeding through the fabric is unresponsive to Benghazidryl.

    By the way, Robert, I’m glad you don’t shy away from showing the graphic results of Progressivism.

    I’m the last one in the world who wants to interrupt the innocence of children, but I’ve long thought that, once they’re no longer completely innocent anymore, say middle or high school, that in history class they should be shown the most graphic images available of the carnage and genocide of WWII to show them just how delicate societies are … that all hell can break lose beyond anyone’s control in just the blink of an eye.

    Every now and then, I think it’s good to scare them … with the truth of what has happened repeatedly throughout history and could happen again.

    And then counter that with examples of aesthetically classic, good taste images … maybe in their art class … with images like the fashion ones you show. Just exquisite.

    Tom        

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:39 am | Permalink

      Luke:

      I derive no pleasure by posting such a graphic photo, but there are very real human consequences to Obama’s negligence and the American people need to confront the horrifying reality.

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