The Media’s Cover-Up of Benghazigate

Let’s go back to 2004. Cindy Sheehan had been turned into a media star during the 2004 presidential election for no reason other than that her son had died and she was willing to lend her name to the left’s campaign. There was no specific issue that Sheehan raised, but nevertheless the media was willing to cover her every sneeze.

And now 2012. Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Navy SEALS killed at the Benghazi consulate, has made serious allegations about his encounter with Hillary Clinton and the refusal of the Obama Administration to save his son. And the media has conducted a complete blackout of the story.

The only mainstream media outlets to report on it are ABC News where Jake Tapper occasionally challenges the administration, but Tapper carefully left out Hillary Clinton’s statement that they were going after the Mohammed filmmaker, which may be the most damning part of the story. And the Christian Science Monitor which leans left but also has a history of being somewhat independent. And that’s not counting conservative figures like Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post.

Mainstream media coverage has repeated Panetta’s statement that the rescue could not happen because of a lack of intel, without challenging it in any way. There is hardly any coverage of the controversy because the media refuses to touch it. And yet how can the statements of Senator McCain and Charles Woods not be covered? They can only be sidelined until the election, which is what the media is doing, buying a little more time for Obama to win.

Rahm Emanuel hit the morning shows, mechanically reciting talking points about Obama bringing the killers to justice just like he did Osama bin Laden, while avoiding Bob Schieffer’s questions. When Bob Schieffer asked him about Susan Rice’s false statements about the video, Emanuel began rambling about Obama’s nation building plan at home to provide broadband access.

But at least Bob Schieffer was making an effort. David Gregory shut down any discussion about Libya. Meanwhile the New York Times chose to suppress coverage of the Congressional hearings on Libya, instead covering “six better stories” on affirmative action and Lance Armstrong.

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan commented, ”

“I believe that the Libya hearing story belonged on The Times’s front page. It had significant news value, regardless of the political maneuvering that is inevitable with less than four weeks to go until the election. And more broadly, there is a great deal of substance on this subject that warrants further scrutiny.

“I can’t think of many journalistic subjects that are more important right now, or more deserving of aggressive reporting.”

But the only aggressive coverage of Benghazigate is coming from FOX News. By refusing to cover Benghazigate, the media is acting to cover it up, at least long enough to give the man responsible for it another chance at the Oval Office.

  • AgentRose

    THIS IS SO BAD WE DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT:
    Benghazi A Summary

    On Saturday, retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News that according to his sources, President Obama watched the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from the White House as it took place.

    “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” he said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

    “According to my sources, yes, [President Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this,” he added.

  • AgentRose

    That's right he watched the murder and APPROVED OF IT! http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/10/28/

    2. What Happened in Benghazi http://video.foxnews.com/v/1929215995001/what-hap

    3. Benghazi Witnesses: 150 Terrorists, No 'Spontaneous Protest' http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/27/AP-

    4. Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” http://www.therightscoop.com/emotional-pat-caddel

  • AgentRose

    5. IN-STUDIO: Judge Jeanine interviews Charles Wood and family over death of former Navy SEAL son killed in Benghazi http://www.therightscoop.com/in-studio-judge-jean
    ***6. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack http://www.therightscoop.com/lt-col-tony-shaffer-
    7. Lt. Gen. Mcinerney on Benghazi: Whoever gave the “stand down” order is responsible for killing ambassador http://www.therightscoop.com/lt-gen-mcinerney-on-

  • AgentRose

    8. Mark Levin goes nuclear: This is a grand cover-up because Obama refused to do his duty as the C-in-C http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-goes-nucl
    9. MUST WATCH: Rush military caller says beyond shadow of doubt Obama knew about Benghazi attack and ordered no response http://www.therightscoop.com/must-watch-rush-mili
    10. CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-op
    11. GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/t

  • AgentRose

    12. Obama Knew http://spectator.org/archives/2012/10/25/obama-kn
    13. Benghazi http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/331733/bengh
    14. McCarthy and Bolton on Dobbs Why Didn’t the White House Deploy Military to Protect Consulate in Libya http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/lou-dobbs-tonig
    15. Denver News Anchor Kyle Clark Has Some Questions For President Obama http://wizbangblog.com/2012/10/27/denver-news-anc
    16. Father of fallen Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods: I do not appreciate cowardice, lies http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/26/father-of-f

  • AgentRose

    17. American Drones Armed And Ready To Attack Benghazi Terrorists – But Obama Refused To Give Order? http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/28/american
    18. Mr. President “They Know” http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/28/mr-presi
    19. Charles Woods on Phone with Beck http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/28/mr-presi
    20. Arms Flow to Syria May Be Behind Benghazi Cover-Up http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/arms-flow-sy
    21. Obama Watched Benghazi Attack Happen http://www.examiner.com/article/retired-officer-o
    22. Hume Rips “Remarkably Reticent” Media on Benghazi http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/28/hume-rips-remar
    23. The more he says, the deeper the hole gets: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/334306.php
    24. The Media’s Coverup of Benghazigate http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/the-medi

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "back to 2004. Cindy Sheehan had been turned into a media star during the 2004 presidential election for no reason other than that her son had died and she was willing to lend her name to the left’s campaign. There was no specific issue that Sheehan raised, but nevertheless the media was willing to cover her every sneeze.

    And now 2012. Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Navy SEALS killed at the Benghazi consulate, has made serious allegations about his encounter with Hillary Clinton and the refusal of the Obama Administration to save his son. And the media has conducted a complete blackout of the story."

    Socialists permeate American society. This is what they call "truth." I'm not joking. I listened to an extensive interview with PBS "journalists" some time last year or the year before and the word they use to justify their decisions is "reality." This is their reality because in their minds, to cover both parties the way we'd expect them to would somehow distort truth (by empowering the conservatives).

    It reminds me of what I once thought were fictional stories about zombies. I now understand these stories are about liberals.

    • Mary Sue

      I think I remember seeing something recently about how Cindy Sheehan doesn't like Obama now.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "But the only aggressive coverage of Benghazigate is coming from FOX News. By refusing to cover Benghazigate, the media is acting to cover it up, at least long enough to give the man responsible for it another chance at the Oval Office."

    And just how does that serve anyone? If the liberals get away with this, it will break soon no matter what. If their idiot stays in office, he'll be compromised to such a degree that even though he hopes to do more "change" there is no way anything will get accomplished. It will be gridlock, and our international power will shrink even further.

    The pendulum will then swing even further and by 2016, the Republicans will take both houses and the Whitehouse. The Democrats may be destroying themselves here. They can't win this battle in the long run. They can only defer the damage and make it even greater.

    Obama's instincts may work in his favor for a short while longer, but long-term the guy has ensured his reputation as the worst president ever. Soon, nobody will be ever to deny it. He blatantly blew his most important roles. He obviously does not see George Washington or ANY of our founders as role models in any way.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      If Obama gets into office, he will go on unilaterally doing what he likes, without worry about gridlock.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        He'll try and we'll see. I think he's lost all reasonable judgment about what he can get away with. The mask already slipped before the election, so what does that tell you?

        I remain guarded but optimistic.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I remain optimistic that Romney will win. If Obama wins, nothing short of impeachment is likely to stop him from acting as both the executive and legislative branches of government in one body.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Obama has had a constitutional crisis with each and every branch that might threaten his next administration. DOMA and his refusal to enforce it was for the house, recess appointments while they were in session was for the senate. Getting to Roberts on Obamacare was the their proof they had control of the courts.

            Do you really think they would get enough spine to impeach realistically?
            The dictator is consolidating power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bernstien Chris Bernstien

    The citizens of the United States have been lied to by their president at least twice before. Richard Nixon lied about his cover-up of the Watergate break-in, leading to his decision to resign before he was impeached. William Clinton lied about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky and was ultimately impeached. While the conduct of both of these presidents was despicable, their conduct pales by comparison to that of Pres. Barrack Obama. Get the word out and share the factual summary found at benghazi-obama-cover-up.webs. com

  • Mary Sue

    I bet all this happened because Obama said "*&^% this I'm going to bed." That makes more sense than Hilary telling dude whose son died in Benghazi "Don't worry we'll get the MOVIE MAKER". Why in heaven's name would the father give a flying rat's behind about the MOVIE MAKER?! What he wants is the guys who physically murdered his son!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      And the movie maker is still in jail while the killers are still mocking us and they brag to the world how easy it is to take down the great saten.

  • Mary

    Don't just complain. Call, write, email each of the mainstream media outlets and ask for coverage of the Benghazi situation…ask for investigative reporting before the election. Today, on CNN's Face the Nation Candy Crowley was told by Rob Portman and by the Republican campaign chairman that the American people want answers about Benghazi. Crowley, of course, made no comment. It is so obvious that the m.media is just ignoring this until after the election. To me, that is just further proof that they realize the truth would hurt Obama's chance to be re-elected. Also, knowing Obama and how he operates…if the truths that he knows would be favorable to him and help him win the election, you know that he would be on every network and would be giving a major speech to the nation. Instead, his only comments are that "we are investigating to find out what happened." Each of us should contact the m.media and demand that they report to the American people.

    • Mary Sue

      I heard it from Sun News Network, which is in Canada and is kinda like Fox News only with a better reputation for some reason.

  • Mach1Duck

    Why go after the MSM, go after the advitisers on th MSM. Tell them you do not support those who are dening the public the truth.

  • https://www.facebook.com/mike.goodwin.5268 Mike Goodwin

    The majority of US media is Left wing biased. Just like in the UK where the BBC is the big time left wing politically correct media. The left wing media have a lot to answer for in coluding to destroy the very foundations upon which they currently stand.

    They have no morals and will happily cover up Chris Stevens death if it helps re-elect the most left wing anti-american president you have ever had.

    The fact Obama happily shows situation room shots of him watching when Bin Laden was killed shows very plainly that he certainly had 100% access to what was happening in live time to the US Ambassador, Chis Stevens and the three other unfortunates. He could have sent support , but did nothing. Terrible Man.

  • curmudgeon

    those who give obama any credit for ordering the execution of bin ladin should watch carefully. the fecal storm that is erupting over the intentional sacrifice of 4 in libya is nothing compared to the fecal hurricane that would have resulted if the muslim in chief had not ordered the death of bin ladin. the muslim in chief correctly assessed that he would not get away with tipping off bin ladin, and bin ladin was sacrificed for the goal of islamic world conquest. regarding benghazi, the muslim gauged that he would get away with sacrificing 4 americans for the goal of islamic domination. it remains to be seen if the muslim called this one right. right, of course, meaning that the media and leftist stooges are able to cover up the treason, and the "transformation" of america into an islamic theocracy can continue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kozmocostello Michael Costello

    Please! Benghaziquiddick! The gate suffix is only appropriate for political scandals in which no one dies.

    • Mary Sue

      I know right. Good idea.

  • barb

    Nothing more than disgust can be said about the media, who is not covering this Benghazi, in which our heroes died, trying to defend the consulate. I am ashamed, that we could not save the lives of the four, who were under fire for many hours, according to the latest reports. My heart goes out to the families of those lost.