Lack of mainstream coverage of Benghazi attack
Media dropping the ball on fallout?
- Duration 3:39
- Date Nov 2, 2012
Media dropping the ball on fallout?
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These brand new revelations could bring more political fallout just four days before the election let's bring in Jonah Goldberg.
Editor at large for national review and a Fox News contributor.
Wanna take you back up a week or two -- -- because one of the things that that President Obama said was that.
There were intelligence failures surrounding.
This whole bin Ghazi fiasco.
That led to the four bit of dead Americans and and the sacking of our our consulate there.
Well if you blame an agency and say OK it's your fault.
You tend to get a little blow back assuming the criticism is misdirected.
Yet no I think that's right and I think that some of the the the the stories that we've been hearing about.
Ben -- in the last few weeks from the CIA.
Suggests that that some people in the CIA and the security services were not all that pleased with both what President Obama -- but also vice president.
Biden said about not being informed and not being in the loop or whatever was during the vice presidential debate.
I think what we're seeing in watching right now this -- immense.
Turf battle behind the scenes turned to spill over into plain view.
And its own because of that spectacle that a lot of the mainstream media is finally paying attention -- why why is this story not getting more coverage in the mainstream media.
You know I hate to be -- reduction is that this kind of things but I think it's basically boils down to the fact that it's an inconvenient story for the Obama campaign.
And that President Obama continually has said things that don't square with reality and if you pay attention to that that's bad for Obama.
If this is that the way a lot of the mainstream media is responding -- this is they've responded -- -- -- this was some sort of unfair October surprise.
By the Romney campaign when in reality this was news this was real news.
And the president and his his subordinates including the ambassador of the UNC's.
Press spokesman have been saying many untrue things.
And it -- -- aroused the attention or the interest very much of a lot of the mainstream media with a few exceptions most notably at fox but also maybe Jake Tapper Eli lake it.
Newsweek -- at ABC.
But generally there's been no feeding frenzy and I think that sort of a scandal -- you you raise.
A couple of interesting comparisons for instance this story that emerged -- just before the election.
About George W Bush's then 24 year old -- conviction.
That was an example you also raised the example of.
Of Dan rather going after George W.
Bush about his military service.
Yeah look I -- I.
I what has two thumbs and thinks mainstream media -- liberal you know this guy I mean that's that's.
That's an old argument of -- of its some -- of the -- area but it's not an untrue argument.
And it seems to me that a lot of the mainstream media basically they -- they are working from the scene Hughes at the same assumptions.
That that that -- the Democratic Party is working from and so in the in the weeks that the Ben Ghazi story has been unfolding and the president has been saying these.
Really outrageously untrue things about what he ordered when he ordered it about how he got all the information out.
Going back to Susan Rice about how these CIA operatives were basically.
Our ambassador's bodyguards which is flatly untrue and no one's revisited that.
I'm the media's been obsessing about.
You know the war on women and binders and all of this you sort of nonsense about big bird.
And I I think it just shows where there is things -- that it doesn't either.
There is this year but where they where they get excited sort of winds up with -- with Democrats it's a strange world Jonah Goldberg -- thank you.
Great to be here thanks.