Skip to comments.MEDIA BLACKOUT: ASIDE FROM FOX, SUNDAY NEWS HOSTS FAIL TO RAISE BENGHAZI
Posted on 10/28/2012 12:29:12 PM PDT by Snuph
The mainstream media's silence on the Benghazi disaster reached deafening levels on Sunday, as hosts of four out of the five major news shows--with the exception of Fox News Sunday--failed to raise the issue. Only Bob Schieffer of CBS gave it serious consideration, and only after it was raised by Sen. John McCain.
When the Benghazi issue did surface, other than on Fox, it was invariably brought up by Republican guests, and then deflected by the hosts, who largely ignored new stories this week that implicated the White House in the decision not to intervene to save the life of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other American staff.
Here is how the Sunday shows covered the issue:
NBC: Meet the Press with David Gregory
The Benghazi issue was not raised at all, save by panelist Carly Fiorina, who was interrupted by Gregory. He promised, "We'll get to that a little bit later," but did not return to the issue before the show's end. (The show was interrupted in some markets, in the final minute, with breaking news about Hurricane Sandy.)
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They are thankful they can talk about the weather and polls instead of the impeachable dereliction of duty by their flop of a president.
That was the tactic the news media agreed upon when they discussed with the White House how to moderate the debates. Why else would they all have used that technique?
The victims’ families must continue to loudly demand an explanation!
Wow - so who is politicizing this? The people who want answers or the snuffers of the truth? Unbelievable.
No aspect of Watergate and Benghazi compares including cover-up -- and especially the MSM coverage.
Watergate had the MSM in a 24/7 frenzy. I recall TV network news being nothing but 30 minutes of Watergate -- even rehashing old news.
Nixon was covering for his staff -- IIRC Soviet and Red China comrade Armand Hammer (who owned Al Gore Sr) was successfully prosecuted only once in his life.. he got nailed for giving money to Nixon's White House to give to the Watergate defenders to help them through it all.
If this had been on GWB’s watch (which then it wouldn’t have happened), but just say it did, the SRM/MSM would be on it all day 24/7/365 and Schumer and Durbin would calling for impeachment or a resignation.
Where’s the GOP?
But they can't.
So...instead they are silent on this. They don't dare expose their viewers to the truth, especially not before the elections.
I guess, for MSNBC, ABC, CNN, CBS and the Liberal press ...the old saying is true...
When you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all!
Time to INUNDATE these Media places with COMPLAINTS...up to the highest level!! WHORES!
IOW, it's the same technique they've used for the past 40 years to make sure the peasants learn only the "left" side of the news. They're just a little more bold about it these days because they think they've won the war.
It’s high time that we make this ‘personal’ and call out personally, by name, each of the ‘hacks’ that continue this propaganda agenda.... Bob Scheifer, Brian Williams, George Stephanopolous, Diane Sawyer.
The only way the MSM is going to mention this is if Romney makes it part of his stump speech and runs TV ads about it.
Otherwise its crickets
WE ARE THE NEW NEWS MEDIA..GET USED TO IT !
Word of Mouth Media
Why cede this story entirely to us? The absence of info has given plenty of room for insider leaks and outside speculation. It’s odd.o
Bitching TO the media about the media is a total waste of time and resource. Nothing will ever happen.
We need to bitch to the RNC and the media about why the Republicans are so damn uninterested in saying squat.
I get the ‘give them rope’ bit, but they have enough rope. It’s time for the GOP to grow a pair and hang the Dems with it.
But they are every bit the cowards that Obama is. Sad but true.
And I never heard the MSM report on this:
“Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two SEALs set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.”
The disrespect MSM and Obama and Killary have for the brave this country produces......is complete darkness.
You’re absolutely right...great point!
They are trying to bury this damning issue until after the election. It would be horrible if Obama were reelected in spite of this impeachable crime. Why isn’t Romney campaign buying time from the networks to inform the people before the election. We have a MSM determined to elect Obama. Romney is apparently as bad as McCain. Throwing the election to Obama This scandal is much worse than Watergate. Romney is letting us down.
You are so correct. Romney must sense a trap in this story somewhere.
I know gazigate has its loose ends, but Romney, sooner or later, must be the one to jerk it up by the roots. ,
Post these links to as many MSM blogs as you can:
Reminds me of a little girl we used to tease on the school bus. She would cover her ears and say, “ I cannot hear you!”
And after the election (when Obama loses) the media will claim that it is all retaliation by the evil right wing/TEA Party for having a black president.
Bank on it.
Can you imagine what it’s like to be liberal media today? I wish I had stock in Tums and aspirin. They are sitting there looking at the Democrat Obama administration with an operation in Benghazi that makes Iran Contra look like kids selling lemonade. They are sitting in their office with their head in their hands looking at the Democrat Obama administration’s cowardly response to the fight in Benghazi that makes Carter and the failed Iranian hostage rescue attempt look like Eisenhower at Normandy. The liberal media is looking at the Benghazi coverup by the Democrat Obama administration and realizing it makes Watergate look like a whoopee cushion joke. And they are just sitting there, afraid to look at FOX News for fear they’ll see the story about who has been funding Obama and Hillary and the Democrats as they make British imperialism look like a holiday vacation. Ohhhhh....this is rich. It’s the liberal media’s team and they are coming around to the realization that “the higher calling” they think that Democrats have is, in fact, just a lie to protect grifters. Hello NBC! Welcome to reality!
The 2nd largest newspaper in Iowa after the Des Moines Register, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, endorsed Romney for President today. Both of those newspapers lean left and supported Obama in 2008, but both have now endorsed Romney. In the Gazette endorsement article, the Benghazi mess was cited as one of the primary reasons, as well as jobs and economy. So, the MSM may be ignoring it, but word is out at the local levels. It is the elephant in the room and the MSM is not going to have one iota of cred left when Romney wins in spite of their shameless pandering to the Obama campaign. I won’t be sorry to see them go. Time for an entirely new slate of reporters to take over our papers and airwaves.
Too bad for Nixon he didn’t have Hurricane Sandy!
I would add every bastard that voted for obama to your list.
The 4th Estate are 5th Columnists.
Aiding and abetting in the destruction of America.
They are a real danger to our country.
It is no longer a free press as liberals have taken it over and censor anything they are not in agreement with.
Using the Left’s own playbook against them, do you think we should publish their home addresses when we call them out?
Aiding and abetting...hoping that the election occurs before they are FORCED to act.
they could show video of poor Stevens being raped before and after death and they’d still attempt to ignore it.
the media and current administration are all traitors to our country. every last one of them.
The real story of this election is the media’s Obamesia, and the resultant black out and cover up.
And the Romney campaign. Whyb are they silent?
They lie, “conservatives” buy the products and services of the MSM content providers and corporate sponsors.
That’s ALL that matters.
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The media is aiding and abetting murder and it isn't the first time. There is apparently no crime that the Regime commits that the media doesn't attempt to justify and support.
Fox is exposing their lies and cowardice.
It is seriously an alternate universe out there. Disturbing.
tweeted and will re-tweet:
@abc @cbs @nbc @msnbc @cnn ALL complicit in Obama’s coverup of Benghazi by FAILURE TO REPORT. #benghazi #impeach #gunrunning #standdown
This reminds me of the predictions made on these pages. FAIL!
If by now you don’t think that ALL of your perceptions of reality out there are controlled by the media you need to go back to school!
They are hoping that Romney will bring it up. Then they can pounce on him for playing politics with a tragedy, thereby switching the focus to his “wrongdoing”.
Between talk radio, Fox News, and what has already been revealed, the 53% who are likely to vote for Romney have already seen the parsing, and know a liar when they hear one.
As long as the Republicans keep digging and Fox News keeps on with the investigative journalism, it will help expose the liars.
When is obvious too obvious? Contrast the excessive number of unending leaks by the administration after Osama’s death to the stark silence about Benghazi coming from the the administration over the last two months.
In politics, there are no coincidences.
Iowa’s #3, the Quad City Times said they endorsed Romney because of Zero’s failed and Romney’s presumptive leadership qualities. Lots of angry libs in their comments. Schadenfreude starts.