Friday, November 02, 2012

Benghazi Attack "Scandal" Blows Up In the Face of Fox "News"

By MARC McDONALD

If you ever frequent the likes of Fox News or the Drudge Report, you'll notice that these "news" outlets, along with the rest of the right-wing noise machine, have been going batsh*t crazy lately with their Benghazi "scandal" coverage. Fox "News" has devoted Watergate-level saturation coverage to this "scandal" daily. And Drudge has linked to every right-wing nutcase site that had a new Benghazi conspiracy "story."

Well, it now turns out that (surprise, surprise!) this "scandal" is totally bogus and nothing more than a figment of the wingnuts' imagination. (Just like other bogus scandals that the wingnuts have invented to try to tarnish President Obama, such as the "Fast & Furious" and the birth certificate "stories").

ThinkProgress is among the sites that are debunking the Benghazi "scandal" today. As the site notes:

A slew of new reporting this morning debunks Fox News reports claiming that the Obama administration withheld assistance during the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. With these revelations, the combined conservative narrative as led by Fox News — that the Obama administration failed to respond adequately during the attack and that mainstream media has not covered Benghazi enough — is in further disarray.

The Los Angeles Times’ version of the CIA’s role focuses the most heavily on pushing back on Fox’s spin:

“At every level in the chain of command, from the senior officers in Libya to the most senior officials in Washington, everyone was fully engaged in trying to provide whatever help they could,” a senior intelligence official said in a statement. “There were no orders to anybody to stand down in providing support.”

Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin claimed in an “exclusive” report last week that the CIA denied Tyrone Woods, one of the four Americans killed in the attack, permission to help repel the assault. Griffin’s reporting spun off into a bevy of conspiracy theories on the far right. The Pentagon, White House, and CIA had all previously denied refusing requests for support.

2 comments:

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Media Matters chairman David Brock is urging top CBS News executives to re-open the network's internal investigation over its discredited "60 Minutes" report on the Benghazi attack.

Lara Logan, the network's chief foreign correspondent, and Max McClellan, her producer, went on leave following the network's internal review and have not returned. A New York magazine report, published Sunday night, has renewed interest in the network controversy and provided new details about how the erroneous Oct. 27 story -- which featured a discredited "eyewitness" and several unsourced claims about the September 2012 attack that killed four Americans -- ever made it on air.
Brock, who founded the progressive media watchdog, addressed Monday's letter to CBS News chairman and "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager and CBS News president David Rhodes. In the letter, he wrote that the New York magazine story "raises critical questions about the validity of CBS' investigation."
"Re-opening the investigation is warranted as it now appears that CBS' internal investigation was not thorough, was wrong on critical points, and omitted key facts -- facts that would have revealed that Logan's report was tainted by partisanship and unprofessional conduct," Brock wrote.
Specifically, Brock noted that the internal review said Logan had reached out to security firm Blue Mountain, the State Department and the FBI regarding Dylan Davies, the security contractor who claimed to have witnessed the attack but was later revealed to have told his employer and the FBI that he did not reach the compound that night. New York magazine's Joe Hagan reported that Logan did not contact the State Department or FBI.

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Marc McDonald said...

You know, this whole Benghazi thing may be a big deal in the right-wing blogosphere, Fox "News" and wingnut radio. But I don't think the vast majority of the American people really give a shit. They recognize it for what it is: a blatantly partisan witch hunt from a GOP that is desperately looking for anything they can drum up to try to tarnish Obama. I'd suspect that this whole "scandal" will wind up damaging the Repukes more than it ever does Obama.
But tell you what: let's make a deal. If we investigate Benghazi, let's also reopen Bush's negligence that preceded 9/11 and chain of decisions that led to the Iraq War. There are probably a thousand major crimes worth investigating from the Bush years. But I'd be happy if we could just investigate those two fiascoes.