“Benghazi/Watergate”

In the months immediately following the Watergate break-in on the morning of June 17, 1972, only the Washington Post pursued the story vigorously. In fact, when pro-Nixon advertisers began pulling their ads from the Post, many financial experts thought the Watergate story would sink the paper financially. To her credit, publisher Katherine Graham hung tough, and allowed editor Ben Bradlee and reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to do their jobs. By April 30, 1973, when Nixon aides Bob Haldeman and John Ehrlichman resigned, the rest of the news media joined the Post in pursuit of the Watergate story. By August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon had resigned the Presidency.

Since September 11, 2012, with a few minor exceptions, only Fox News has relentlessly pursued the Benghazi story. As did the Nixon White House against the Washington Post, the Obama regime has come down hard on Fox News. However, yesterday, following the release Tuesday of emails showing that the Obama White House concocted the false narrative that Benghazi violence was caused by a YouTube video, the rest of the White House press corps began pushing hard against spokesman Jay Carney. Perhaps the White House press corps is getting tired of being called “lap dogs” for this administration. Perhaps the media is tired of Carney’s lies and distortions (which are done with the express approval of his boss, who promised to lead the most “ethical” and “transparent” administration in U.S. History).

Or perhaps they have figured something out that truly knowledgeable people did a long time ago: No one died during Watergate. Four brave Americans died at Benghazi.

In all my years following government and politics, I have never seen an administration show such a shameful, callous disregard for brave fellow Americans who gave their lives in service of their country. This White House has treated Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods like ants at a picnic, inconveniences to be wished away and stomped upon.

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