Bias Bash: Benghazi Consulate attack
Judy Miller on how the media covered the story
- Duration 9:43
- Date Sep 12, 2012
Judy Miller on how the media covered the story
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Welcome back to on the on the foxnews.com live I'm Jonathan Hunt -- -- bring in Judy Miller narrow -- famed Fox News contributor you can tweet.
Pat JM free speech.
For the -- -- especially Judy that I mean it seems ridiculous until about bias on.
In in an incident like this -- we have.
Is the tragic killing although it's more.
Politics is being brought into it governor Romney being criticized by some fun.
Getting out ahead of himself a little with -- his condemnation.
All of his condemnation all of that US embassy statement how do you see this.
Situation right now.
I think right now we're.
And we must concentrate and the Obama administration is beginning to concentrate on doing what every -- to secure our embassies -- all over the Middle -- Marines are on the way to being young -- presently sixty of them.
But that's not going to be enough if you have the kind of provocations that you had yesterday.
And in Ben Ghazi and that you can have at and US installations.
And consulates and embassies throughout the Middle East if this is an organized.
You have to understand that Islamist groups militant groups are going to take advantage of moments like this.
To do whenever they can to embarrass the United States.
To pit us against one another to turn moderates in their own country against us.
And those are the grand strategic issues.
And the President Obama is now grappling -- my.
We we have I just wanted to get a couple of of your comments in here because they're from both sides ultra right -- political beliefs pretty obvious candidate.
Better idea shame on the treasonous sitting administration been doing nothing about this act of war as he calls it.
And then from the other side we have -- -- twenty saying mr.
Romney so you -- not.
The president of the United States of America you speak about a volatile and tragic event without any knowledge of any of the specifics.
As you -- not privy to them use I believe I just -- -- committed treason as that -- again with your remarks against -- being commander in -- the Republican Party should be strongly condemning.
You'll political grandstanding at such -- time as this shame on you when you -- so both sides of the political divide -- hum well spoken -- that Hamas chat as always Judy walked.
Who needs we we -- the woods now from the president and L ultimately it was strong words Joseph finally be -- words yeah.
Justice will be done from a -- of consecutive sail right engine as well strong -- no justification whatsoever.
So but you do have to move from words to actions -- at some point that we can't just launch a couple cruise missiles at some.
Area in Libya that we mean where those who perpetrated that may or may not be so what what.
Practical action can -- -- -- this.
-- well for the first the first thing you have to do is make sure that your personality your diplomats.
People who protect them are safe right and the first thing that has to happen as the president to the secretary of state.
Must make it very very clear president more saying.
Of Egypt and that his government his military his police force is responsible.
Those embassies here when that same G hot he's attacked the Israeli embassy several months and on power and nothing was done.
And president -- -- cannot have it both playing what are.
That quarterbacks and -- about that the situation in Libya and the death of these Americans what a vaccine.
That quote justice is done what is the action then no one assumes we have CI assets on the ground who could.
Did go some way to identifying those involved in this what we do do we just go in and take them I don't do we get the Libyan government to arrest them.
Trial and try to do it in that way.
What are we -- watching President Obama I think what he will opt for is the latter course of action.
This is a moment when the United States has to call on any Libyan government the duly elected -- moderate.
Government of Libya to take matters into its own hands and to disarm the militias and to make sure that they tracked down the people who did this.
We wouldn't even know whom to arrest him we can't distinguish moderates from bad guys what makes us think that we can do this and we have no.
Ability or responsibility to do it but -- do if Libya wants our help they can ask for it I think they have asked for and they're gonna ask for more.
I think where Obama will draw the line is.
-- he may send advisors and help I don't think he's going to send troops to get this job done and I don't think he should.
All a lot of a lot of -- a lot of our view was did you makes -- very powerful on -- lot of our viewers would disagree with that and they say no this is an attack.
On American -- property.
This is the mother of American citizens that up until an act of war we -- the ones -- responsible for taking.
Action to bring that.
Justice to those people and active wars perpetrated by a state -- exactly.
These people are not the state of Libya there -- a bunch of out of control nut jobs with too many weapons because the whole thing bill whole areas to militarized.
-- it is different.
It is different.
To an American.
Walking down the street a insane.
Nairobi -- whatever of being mugged and killed there is a difference here.
How do you -- -- -- deal with that -- there is a difference you're you're actually right but.
That is the correct point is we think you you know there's the things that make us feel good to say and do.
In the things that are -- to do right this very very big give.
Right there and -- an idea I'd like to vote for the side of effective and what would be effective here.
-- is to you work with the governments.
And to have those government flex their muscles and do the the the right thing and I believe that we have enough.
How were in that region to make that happen but that's where -- -- bullet should be shot that's where our energy should go.
Rather then trying to you -- Reasonably hopelessly for a bunch of troops on the ground -- -- -- to say -- don't.
The only thing gonna go after right he's -- -- disappearing -- there -- part.
The real the real Luke says -- cannot handle their -- and let the US Marines give them a period of instruction on how to take care.
Ultra right says when the actions of the few mirror the thoughts and preference and preferences of the many.
It is then the country that commits the act and not the few individuals -- we have no evidence that.
There's unknown I don't know and in fact when the Libyans had a choice between islamists.
And moderates people who represented the kind of mainstream of the country they chose the moderates in the mainstream good guys woman in this election.
How are friends one in this election and so we need to do.
Right now we need to take steps to.
Strengthen the moderate government of Libya and sending a bunch of troops there without being asked to do so is not the way to do that and it can inflame the situation.
In other Middle Eastern -- That's okay what just before I let you go because -- gotta get to this as well the situation the deteriorating relationship it would appear.
Between Israeli prime minister Netanyahu and President Obama eight strikes me.
Don't want one of two things or maybe a bit of both -- happening here.
met Netanyahu is either trying to directly.
Influence the presidential election or is trying to use the presidential election cycle to gain influence.
It's I think both may be true Jonathan and the president has an obligation to resist both.
In Iran's minded in the mind of anybody else who's looking at this that the United States and Israel stand together that's a very diplomatic.
At the -- card to play right now because.
I must say the prime minister of Israel is not making it any easier.
For President Obama to do what he has done in the past which is if you talk to anyone at the Pentagon -- -- the CIA.
They will tell you and on the Israeli side as well that cooperation between Israel and the United States has never been closer.
This administration has given Israel intelligence information.
Technology that no administration has shared with Israel before.
And for president.
For the president to.
Open up -- television and read the press and C prime minister Netanyahu every day.
Publicly criticizing the administration.
Is not helpful to a situation which is on the -- think.
Of exploding in Iran must not seen.
Two allies who need each other so much at one another's throats.
This regulation must be -- all -- -- Barak the defence minister is taking steps to do that way he's on his way we.
-- a bit of a good cop bad cop when -- Ehud Barak and different -- Now President Obama needs to find his good cop who can sit down with baby.
And sits down with the Israelis -- matter and say look we're in this together.
Let's not create an alternative impression all right Judy Miller -- -- got to move on but wonderful get your thoughts -- -- always Judy Miller Fox News contributor.
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