By Matt McCauley
My reaction to the reporting of Hillary Clinton’s day of testimony in front of The Benghazi Committee is outlined below.
As someone that thinks that this country has been the best experiment in freedom in the history of the world, it really, REALLY bothers me that the supposedly objective media, which holds a sacred place in this country as the last defense against tyranny, has actually taken sides politically.
I have refrained on political statements, but this simply can’t be left unsaid. Every report on the mainstream media I have heard is cheerleading for Hillary in her testimony yesterday in the Benghazi hearings.
Not a single one mentioned the fact that there were over SIX HUNDRED EMAILS sent to her requesting additional security in Benghazi.
Not a single one mentioned that she denied getting even one of those emails. Not a single one mentioned that she received every single email from Sidney Blumenthal, an amateur in foreign policy.
And not a single one mentioned that she told both her family and the Egyptian ambassador that she knew that the attack was a terrorist attack the day it happened.
Then, to protect both her and Obama, they trot out this ridiculous story about a video causing the outrage that led to the attack.
I know a lot of people will see this as simply another “the way I am” rant, but I ask you this-if the same thing had happened to someone such as, say GW Bush, do you think there would be no mention of it from NBC, CBS, etc.?
If you think the coverage would be the same, you are either blinded by partisanship or just not smart. It is sad that we have degenerated so far that we allow our own citizens to be killed and their deaths ignored as a political game.
“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.”
–Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:57
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