Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The media's role in the Benghazi scandal

Add Peter Wehner's voice to Victor Davis Hanson's in assessing the state of affairs re: Benghazi. Wehner focuses more on the role of the media.

"We witnessed a massive failure at three different stages. The first is that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and others asked for additional protection because of their fears of terrorist attacks. Those requests were denied—and Mr. Stevens became the first American ambassador to be murdered in more than 30 years, along with three others. The second failure was not assisting former Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty when they were under attack (both were killed). The third failure was that the administration misled the American people about the causes of the attack long after it was clear to many people that their narrative was false."

Yet with a few honorable exceptions—Fox News being the most conspicuous—the press has shown no real appetite for this story.

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