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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The court eunuchs of the American media

Mark Steyn takes on the Obama administration and the MSM – but I repeat myself – about the Disgrace in Benghazi.

As more and more of our embassies are attacked and the death toll rises, Obama’s palace guard AKA “The Media” is frantically trying to distract the American people. In today’s Virginian Pilot, the primary newspaper in the 34th largest MSA, I finally found an article on page 8, an improvement on the previous day when it was finally mention in page 10.
Abortion clinic regulations led the news for readers of my local rag.

“So, on a highly symbolic date, mobs storm American diplomatic facilities and drag the corpse of a U.S. ambassador through the streets. Then the president flies to Vegas for a fundraiser. No, no, a novelist would say; that’s too pat, too neat in its symbolic contrast. Make it Cleveland, or Des Moines.”

And why is the focus on Romney, or a film that no one has ever seen, including the assault team that murdered our ambassador to Libya? Because the answers to the real question: why did this really happen and why did we allow it to happen even after we got advance notice hit too close to Obama. Steyn:
“Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise.

One can understand why they might do this, given the fiasco in Libya. The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a “safe house,” and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when they’ve investigated Mitt Romney’s press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press.”
The answer of course is that it's much too close to the election to have the spilled blood of our troops and our embassy personnel risk getting splashed on The One.