Sunday, when morning television is wall-to-wall news programs, Benghazigate was a no-show, except on Fox, where Chris Wallace made this emerging scandal the focus of his Sunday panel.
My friend, Joel Pollak, over at Breitbart.com, reports on a media blackout.
The mainstream media’s silence on the Benghazi disaster reached deafening levels on Sunday, as hosts of four out of the five major news shows—with the exception of Fox News Sunday—failed to raise the issue. Only Bob Schieffer of CBS gave it serious consideration, and only after it was raised by Sen. John McCain.
When the Benghazi issue did surface, other than on Fox, it was invariably brought up by Republican guests, and then deflected by the hosts, who largely ignored new stories this week that implicated the White House in the decision not to intervene to save the life of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other American staff.
If a free press is the hallmark of a free people, one must conclude that the mainstream media — NBC, ABC, CNN, and CBS — have voluntarily surrendered their freedom in favor of becoming propagandists for one man, one party.
The media are not stupid; they understand that if the truth of the Benghazi massacre emerges — Obama’s dereliction of duty, and the subsequent cover-up — Obama will lose the 2012 election by a landslide.
As it is, Obama will lose by 5 to 8 points.
Meanwhile, Hillary will not go gentle into that good night: