By L&T Managing Editor Larry Phillips
Let’s look at some of the headlines since Wednesday:
“Benghazi Attack Called Avoidable in Senate Report” – New York Times
“Senate report: Attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi could have been prevented” – Washington Post
“Benghazi attack: Senate report slams State Department, intelligence agencies” – Christian Science Monitor
“Senate report: Benghazi attackers tied to Al Qaeda groups – FoxNews.com
“Democrats join GOP to blame State in Benghazi” – USA Today
Seems the bipartisan Senate report, including statements by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, that the event was big news for a nation wanting to know what happened 16 months ago that left four Americans dead.
Big news indeed, but strangely, the three major networks’ news shows refused to acknowledge the report and said not a word about it Wednesday – zero, zip, nada – nothing at all.
Granted, NBC and CNN did put some of the story “online” late Wednesday, but for the networks to totally keep its audiences in the dark and withhold the story speaks volumes about what is happening to the major media in this country.
It is not only shocking to fair-minded Americans, its disgusting. It proves – once again – the major media will do whatever it can to protect its idols like Obama and Hillary Clinton
And why aren’t the leaders of the Democrat party asking why? Plenty of other folks, in all parties, are befuddled by the blatant censorship of the major networks.
I ask my fellow citizens who believe in the Democrats’ values, “Are you pleased with this kind of “protection” of your leaders? Is it OK for so-called news journalists to hide facts from you because it protects or shields people who should be held accountable – just because they are Dems?
For those Democrats who prefer to turn a blind eye to what is happening, it reminds me of how some people might think their spouse is cheating on them, but they would rather not find out the truth.
“We saw your wife at the club last night with …”
“No. no, shut up, I don’t want to hear it.”
How does that work out for people in the long run – heck, even the short run?
It’s like trying to explain why a battered woman stays with the abuser. We all know how that works out, It’s pitiful, and murder can be a result.
Condoning or silently accepting censorship from the media will not work out for anyone, including Democrats.
That 58-page report and the Senate’s press release, which can be found at: http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=349314, is quite startling.
The night of Sept. 11, 2012, Leon Panetta went to the White House and told Obama there had been a “terrorist attack” in Benghazi. Somewhere during those discussions with the White House and the State Department and CIA, a cover story was developed using the “spontaneous attack” over a YouTube video.
Folks, not only did Obama’s UN Ambassador Susan Rice go out on five television news shows the next Sunday and tell that whopper, the President of the United States two weeks later stood before the world at the United Nations and repeated “the lie.”
That’s the most important news that comes out of this bipartisan report – the president knew the first night. Hillary knew the first night. The FBI, the CIA and the Defense Department knew that first night.
But hey, the national election was nearly eight weeks away, and the Administration couldn’t admit terrorists linked to Al Qeada attacked and killed four Americans on the Sept. 11 anniversary – because Obama had been campaigning on Al Qeada was “decimated and was on the run.”
The report’s findings point to some of the most disgraceful actions by the federal government that’s ever been discovered in our history, yet the major networks keep them under wraps from its viewers.
It’s truly shameful.