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So fast forward mr.
-- to the Sunday talk shows and ambassador Susan Rice.
She blamed this attack on a video in fact she did it.
Five different times what was your reaction to that.
I was stunned.
My jaw dropped.
And I was embarrassed.
Members of congress hearing testimony from witnesses who had first hand knowledge of the attacks on our US facilities in Ben Ghazi Libya last September.
The details they gave considered damaging to some in the State Department.
And the White House but starting with the coverage of these hearings -- the accusations in the media.
Seem to parrot the usual line that these were well -- the AP labeled them GOP hearings to push an agenda.
Designed to smear the president and maybe Hillary Clinton.
In the Washington Post referred to people worried about the story is chick filet -- which I guess is the new code for the white middle class.
However is Peggy Noonan.
Said her -- in spite of the bass Brothers of the mainstream media the story has punched through and that -- -- -- the person Gregory hicks and have a name and a face it forty years ago this summer was the Watergate hearings for John Dean became a household name.
And I think we're seeing another case here where even -- even the Washington Post which -- not been a fan of the story.
Puts the widow of one of heroes of Benghazi on on this front page -- with -- -- foreground.
This you know pictures worth a thousand words even in spite of a media attempt -- black.
And that headline officials Colin facts on Ben Ghazi withheld this the day after the hearings right -- are starting to discover the story -- -- and despite tremendous resistance on the part of the mainstream media.
If they really had to go out of their way to make sure they couldn't find any news even any news some even still said they couldn't find any news in the hearing.
Which is why I want to salute.
I guess it's Bryan Preston and John -- media who found seven kind of astonishing new bits of information.
That really call into question the administration's credibility now.
We have competing -- of allegations about.
Not only what happened before Ben Ghazi.
But much more important in terms of -- quote cover up what may have happened afterwards and that's now where the media should be focused.
I don't know if it will -- that perhaps they've been change and covering a legitimate news story just.
-- -- media attention the Media Research Center which admittedly is a conservative watchdog group took a took a poll put a stop watch to the coverage that this story got.
On the major tech cable networks MSNBC -- it's gave the hearings zero coverage CNN gave them seventeen minutes of live coverage Fox News an hour and eight minutes.
Surprising to you at all Houston.
Now I think it's who were part of the problem is showing the hearing -- and actually discredited them because I think if anybody had a chance to see it firsthand they probably start to realize.
While the sort of sounds like what people have been saying.
The accusations that people are making against the administration were being born out so I'm not remotely surprised by.
So people who actually watch the hearing this felt the gravity of the situation means -- his value in -- and and a lot of that has to do with television it's the visual image of seeing these three whistle -- being sworn in and testifying and kind of congress.
What we do know about modern presidential scandals in his.
It's very rarely the original crime were the original -- event that -- folks in trouble it's almost always the cover up.
And the -- -- has almost always been in juicy target for journalists.
But not so much this time and -- -- this week's hearings John.
We have seen a media that has been so willing to mock this story.
-- to dismiss it as -- Fox News story or partisan witch hunt or to ignore it altogether in fact the public editor of the New York Times.
Margaret -- -- actually accused her own paper of ignoring the story downplaying the story which she even said had tremendous and significant news value.
Another interesting aspect to this is his claim that nobody should cover it because it's being politicized.
Which would then mean nothing in Washington could ever be covered right I mean the war on women was -- not politicize -- was -- DNC talking point.
The fact that Fox News covers something means you shouldn't cover -- really because.
I've never noticed that when MSNBC was hysterical over Sandra flock that nobody thought that was -- reason not cover it.
Something is fundamentally -- be really wrong with our media and and then they need to take a look at themselves and and do some accounting.
Correct you spent a long career at the State Department when you look at the coverage of these hearings what strikes you is most important.
Well I think the media is becoming the story let let's face it CBS news president David Rhodes.
And ABC news president.
Ben Sherwood both of them have said lanes that not only work at the White House that not only work for President Obama.
But they work at the NSC on foreign policy issues directly related to Ben Ghazi.
Let's call it state a state let's also show you why CNN did not go very far and covering these hearings.
Because the CNN deputy bureau chief Virginia Mosley is married to Hillary Clinton's deputy Tom -- This did it is time for the media to start asking questions why are they not covering this it's a family matter for some of them so so they don't wanna bring.
Embarrassment upon folks who.
-- who they are close to it.
Who would directly are related to this story absolutely they're covering for them there's no question about it.
It's it's actually even worse than that if it's possible and that is Sheryl Attkisson CBS has been a hero of the story is federal extremist groups for the last eight months and although she got a nice -- -- in the Washington Post which I give the post credit for.
That political immediately responded with -- you know.
CBS management was suspicious of her they think she's become an advocate and -- it's it's a strange world where your own network reporters to getting scoops and getting ratings.
And your own your managers were more conscious of keeping up with the with the Obama White House are telling ankle.
Yeah and you also have mounting evidence -- -- -- this week to you.
Of the White House and a State Department at the very highest levels engaging in my highest and stonewalling intimidation and bullying.
If you reversed this and say if this were a president John McCain or president Mitt Romney.
This media would be.
All over this story every single -- Bill Clinton I'm sorry like I worked in the Clinton administration I have never seen anything like this Bill Clinton would not have gotten away -- Stephen Hayes of the weekly standard broke some stories about the contents of the emails that went out that night Jonathan Karl at ABC.
-- a little farther on Friday.
Showing that Victoria -- and the State Department spokeswoman.
Was leading the effort in a way to to doctor important to change the talking points and went out.
At one point sending an email -- of these changes.
Don't resolve all of my issues are those of my buildings leadership.
That would point directly toward Hillary Clinton I guess.
Yes I think that the hunt and the fact that it does is actually led the Washington Post to write an article that said.
You seen this is political this is political because the Republicans are already trying to knock down.
The person is going to be the leading contender here as a nominee for -- Trace it to do things.
This is -- saying it's getting to be just insane.
Tyrone what woods who was one of the former Navy SEALs who was killed that I didn't -- she went on with bill -- -- the other night and she said the president of the United States secretary of state.
And the UN ambassador Susan Rice.
All looked at her directly in the eye and talked about the video as the cause of this this was days later when they knew it was a terrorist attack right.
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