If most of America’s media were firefighters, they would all be burned to death for refusing to aggressively fight the roaring blaze in front of them.
Instead, the media have willfully and intentionally ignored the conflagration known as Benghazi.
Hardcore investigative journalism like the 40 year-ago media pit-bull tag-team of Woodward and Bernstein that ultimately brought down Tricky Dicky appears to be dead.
Eight months later, the American public still does not know who knew what or when, or who specifically was told what and when, what their decisions were and the timetable that led to four Americans being killed and our mission burned as a direct result of glaring dereliction of duty. Four dead Americans for no good reason whatsoever. Make that five, including Brian Terry.
What we do know is that the Obama administration trotted out Susan Rice to spin a web of lies about the motivation for the attack. Were it not for talk radio and Fox News, we probably would not even know this.
Ms. Rice is a liar, and everyone knows it. What we do not know is who created and approved her web of liar talking points. With our ambassador and three other Americans dead at the hands of a gang of voodoo Muslim terrorists, we deserve to know this.
President Nixon said during the Watergate boondoggle: The American public has a right to know if their president is a crook.
Mr. Nixon was right and ultimately paid a heavy price for trying to cover the tracks of those who worked for him.
This is not at all to imply that President Obama is a crook if we find out he merely endorsed Ms. Rice’s lies for presidential election purposes. That would just show a lack of character and integrity, kinda like an ACORN Chicago community scam artist.
However, if President Obama was involved in any way with the decision to deny proper security or fail to authorize the rescue of our ambassador and the other Americans, then it is a whole new crooked ball game.
To add insult to injury, it is now being reported that President Obama has the complete faith and confidence in Ms. Rice to be his national security adviser. Does the president know no shame?
His reported consideration of Ms. Rice to become his national security adviser is as big of a not so funny joke as it was when then-Sen. Obama selected Sen. “Fire both barrels of that shotgun into the air” Joe Biden to be his running mate in 2008.
Are there any Woodward and Bernsteins remaining, or should we start a grass-roots campaign to bring them out of their newspaper retirement to get after the Benghazi nightmare and see where the trail leads?
Thankfully, there are a few congressman and senators who still believe in uncovering the truth however ugly and embarrassing it may turn out to be. But it will take dogged persistence of an investigative journalist(s) to lift up every stone before the truth finally sees the light of day.
I am just a not-so-humble, Motown guitarslammer, and even I know that where there is smoke there is usually fire.
Investigating the obvious smoke signals still emanating from Benghazi will hopefully uncover the professional journalistic embers of someone in the media who is not afraid to lose his White House press corps badge.
Regretfully, our once proud pit-bull media has now turned into a pathetic lapdog mouthpiece for the Obama administration.
It is no wonder few Americans trust our politicians or our media. They are now in bed together.
Your country and your profession desperately need you, Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bernstein.