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Jarring Benghazi revelations fail to grab mainstream media's attention

Well, thank goodness we now know the sexual preference of pro basketball player Jason Collins. In case you were in a hole somewhere and missed it, it was the big national news Monday.

 

And that’s despite the fact that Fox News broke two big stories on Benghazi: that there may have been some troops close enough and at the ready to intervene and perhaps save American lives during the seven- to eight-hour siege of our embassy there last Sept. 11; and that whistleblowers in the government feel they are being threatened into silence in the matter.

But by all means, let’s obsess about Jason Collins’ love life!

It already has been reported that top Obama administration officials in Washington monitored, in real time, much of the deadly Sept. 11 attacks that killed four Americans, including our ambassador. Now, a confidential informant, described by Fox as a special operator, claims that a rapid response force was in Croatia at the time and could’ve been in Benghazi within hours – before the end of the two separate attacks, and perhaps toward the start of the second one.

In addition, an attorney for one of four whistleblowers at the State Department and CIA told Fox that “people have been threatened” by the Obama administration to keep silent in the case.

Her whistleblowing client, Fox reported, “has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded; and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.”

“They’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over” if they give information to members of Congress investigating the scandal, the attorney alleged.

All this, after the Obama administration lied about the cause of the attacks and hasn’t even revealed how many were injured, where they are and how they are doing.

Nor have the major media, outside of Fox News, showed much curiosity about these things.

Just for fun, let’s compare Benghazi to Watergate, which the media rightly thought was a pretty big deal:

• In Watergate, burglars working on behalf of a presidential re-election campaign went after opposition information and got caught. The trail led inexorably to the president and, facing certain removal from office, he resigned. No one was killed or injured.

• In Benghazi, embassy officials pleaded for security for months, but were denied by the secretary of state’s office. The new allegations this week claim top administration officials were watching the attacks unfold and did nothing, despite there being special operations forces available. Then they fabricated a story about the attacks being the result of an anti-Islam Internet video – and even had the video’s producer imprisoned. They later admitted there was never any protest, but no one has confessed to concocting the lie.

How is Benghazi any less important than Watergate – particularly when four people were killed and untold others were injured?

When will there be a shred of accountability from this administration?

And how can the majority of the major media show such little interest in this scandal?

Would they be more interested if one of the people involved were gay?

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