Are the Media Beginning to Desert Obama?
When the leader of the free world lies to the world over and over again about an event that nearly everyone knew was untrue, it’s time for him to find another line of work. It’s shocking to me that more than 50 percent of voters say they will vote for him in November.
For weeks news was coming out that the embassy attacks had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film. Even so, the Obama administration — from President Obama on down — kept lying to us about the cause of the attacks. Over and over again they diverted attention away from their misreading of the Arab Spring protests and the real intentions of worldwide Islam.
Obama was sure he could keep lying because he believed the media would continue to cover up his lies with their own lies. Then the media started to look bad in the eyes of the public.
The major networks were co-opted by ever-expanding alternative news sources. They were making CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC look bad. How could amateurs without journalism degrees be beating multi-million-dollar news agencies like the Associated Press and Reuters? But they were.
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The straw that broke the camel’s back of the liberal news industry was making public what murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens had written in his journal. “The journal was found on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded.” Stevens was aware of the security risks long before the riots happened. Here’s how CNN reported the story:
“For CNN, the ambassador’s writings served as tips about the situation in Libya, and in Benghazi in particular. CNN took the newsworthy tips and corroborated them with other sources.”
“A source familiar with Stevens’ thinking told CNN earlier this week that, in the months leading up to his death, the late ambassador worried about what he called the security threats in Benghazi and a rise in Islamic extremism.”
Note that he wrote about security threats “in the months leading up to his death.” Months. Are we to believe that he didn’t voice these concerns to anyone? Is there any mention about a film? Nothing.
There is no doubt that the attack was planned to coincide with the 11th-year anniversary of 9-11. The date was crucial in understanding the motives of the Islamists. We in the West think in terms of fives and tens when it comes to remembrance. Not so in the Muslim world. September 11, 2001 and the choice of United and American airline carriers had symbolic meaning. So did the 11th anniversary of 9-11.
You and I know that if such an international blunder had taken place under a Republican president, there would be demands for resignations from numerous security advisers to the Secretary of State.
And what’s the response of Obama and Company? Shoot the messenger. “The State Department is taking CNN to task for sharing details from Ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary, before returning the journal to his family. . . . Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior adviser Philippe Reines said: “What [CNN is] not owning up to is reading and transcribing Chris’s diary well before bothering to tell the family or anyone else that they took it from the site of the attack.”
CNN didn’t report on the private content of the diary; it reported on what Stevens was paid to do as an employee of the United States government. Stevens worked for us. He was paid by us. The American people have a right to know what went on.
The media aren’t quite ready to desert Obama and Company, but if more incriminating news comes out that raises the questions “What did you Know?” and “When did you know it?,” the media puppets might have to cut the strings of support for Obama and Company.