On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart dismissed the merits of the Benghazi hearings because there were only three congressional hearings on embassy security during the Bush Administration.
Stewart stated that between 2001 and 2008 that there were 54 attacks on diplomatic targets which resulted in the deaths of 13 Americans and “zero outrage from Fox.” He snarkily asked, “So why is this attack so different for Republicans?”
Well, it’s quite simple actually. The Bush Administration never denied the attacks on its diplomatic missions were terrorism much nor did they try to blame them on an anti-Islamic video. The Obama Administration fell all over itself to deny Benghazi was an act of terrorism, found a convenient scapegoat and want to sweep it under the carpet. In the words of Jay Carney, “Benghazi happened a long time ago.”
So Stewart’s “analysis” on the Benghazi hearings is sheer stupidity. But that is to be expected. Stewart is nothing more than an apologist for the Obama Administration. If Benghazi had happened under President Bush’s watch, Stewart would be clamoring for hearings, the appointment of a special prosecutor and, very likely, his impeachment.
I know I shouldn’t take the rantings of a “comedian” so seriously. However, there is a critical mass in this country whose only source of news is Jon Stewart. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.