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Deep-Sixing the News (to Save a President)

By on 11.2.12 | 5:32PM

Kudos to Paul Kengor for his excellent "Media Bias 101: Benghazi vs. Watergate and Iran Contra." Another more recent example of media bias also springs to mind.

Remember Cindy Sheehan, who became a celebrated anti-war activist after losing a son in the Iraq war in early 2004? She first gained fame during the 2004 presidential campaign and later camped out for three years outside President George W. Bush's ranch.

While the major news media hung on her every word during and after the 2004 presidential race, the same television stations and newspapers have ignored Charles Woods, father of Ty Woods, a former SEAL killed in Benghazi. Mr. Woods is angry "that apparently the White House Situation Room was watching our people die in real time" -- but did little or nothing to try to save them. Still more, the Obama administration then fabricated and for two weeks stuck to a false story about how the Benghazi grew out of spontaneous mob action caused by an anti-Islamic video made in the U.S.

"I wish the the leadership of the White House had the same level of moral courage and heroism that my son displayed," Woods told Fox news.

For a great polititoon juxtaposing the overwhelming response of the MSM to Ms. Sheehan with the way that it has given a cold shoulder to Mr. Woods, check out this by my friend Chip Bok.

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