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Bozell: Benghazi and Media ‘Bigger Than Watergate’

The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell has lacerated the mainstream media for deliberately spiking the Benghazi story.

The handling of this story by the mainstreamers has been atrocious. A willful, deliberate abdication of journalistic duty in order to preserve the presidential hide. Precisely because of Brent’s work, the dam blocking mainstream investigation is cracking slightly — with David Ignatius of the Washington Post and Sheryl Atkinson of CBS. But no one can hold a candle to Fox’s relentless Catherine Herridge and Jennifer Griffin. These reporters are indefatigable.

No one can say these things better than Brent. Here is his statement:

The liberal “news” media’s refusal to cover this story exposes how corrupt they have become. Four Americans died in Libya in a coordinated terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. The Obama Administration has been caught in a maze of falsehoods. This reeks of a cover-up. This scandal could and would derail the Obama re-election efforts. ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post, and the New York Times are so vested in the re-election of Barack Obama that they are deliberately spiking this huge story. It’s sickening.

How big is this story? Bigger than Watergate. No one was killed in that burglary, and no one covered up the truth about the deaths of four brave Americans.

Now there are rumblings that one or more of these so-called news networks have emails from the National Security Advisor’s office telling a counter-terrorism unit to stand down. If that’s true, they must tell the American people what they know, and how long they’ve known it. And if it isn’t true, then the networks need to say so. Their silence is deafening.

The Obama administration’s cover-up of their deceitful response to the Benghazi terrorist attack is without a doubt the biggest political news story of 2012. The American people have a right to know what really happened before they cast their ballots on Election Day.

If ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post, and the New York Times refuse to ask the tough questions, then they no longer serve any purpose. And if they’re sitting on evidence to help Obama win re-election, they’re as guilty in this cover-up as is the administration.

Note Brent’s words well. This is “bigger than Watergate.”

This will continue, election or no, Romney or Obama.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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