Networks bury Benghazi cover-up in evening newscasts

Citizens should be outraged over the massive security and intelligence failures which led to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, not to mention the weeks-long cover-up effort that was the subject of a House Oversight Committee hearing today. Paying attention, though, takes special effort when the mainstream media just can’t seem to focus either.

CBS’s Mark Knoller took note of the networks’ leading stories tonight.

Politico’s Dylan Byers also took notice of the networks’ priorities.

Journalists like questions, right? Here’s a good one.

Conservatives in the Twitterverse agree that Bret Baier’s extensive timeline of the terrorist assault on the Libyan consulate is required reading. Baier, of course, reports for Fox News, which was excluded from the State Department’s conference call yesterday during which officials finally came clean about the YouTube video protest that never was.

From the opening statement read to introduce today’s hearing:

Yesterday, the State Department began the process of coming clean about what occurred in Benghazi.  They made two witnesses available for interviews with this committee and, for the first time, publicly acknowledged the truth many had long suspected. Contrary to earlier assertions by Administration officials, there was no protest. The attack had nothing to do with a video made in California. The attack was a brutal and coordinated assault by terrorists on the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon. I appreciate Secretary Clinton’s efforts to cooperate with this investigation. The steps she has taken to have those working under her tell the truth about what occurred is an important step in the right direction.

Some network coverage of this scandal would be an important step in the right direction as well.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    On Sept. 12th, my friends ten-month-old baby girl spoke her first words…Benbazi Cobber-up. And then she filled her diaper.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Huh? I thought that was Biden.

  • d1comment

    The legacy media is an enemy of the American people..we should treat them as such.

    • HoneyBucket

      Enemy of the American people is the perfect way to state it. We are all witnessing an extraordinary experiment in the power of group think.

  • nickshaw

    And yet, it’s Faux News and we’re knuckledraggers for watching it.
    It’s really extraordinary.
    The willful blindness exhibited by liberals.

  • tjp77

    If this were a Republican president, the MSM stories would be speculating on impeachment.

    • DontMetaDataMeBro

      Speculating? He would have been gone a long time ago!

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Or “speculating” about how righteously furious loners might be putting him in their literal crosshairs.

  • macandroo

    Unimaginable bastards.

    • Bill

      it is not that the MSM lacks imagination. I respectfully submit they are simply bastards, unless you of course are referencing that no one could imagine how much they are bastards then I agree fully.

  • Hank DeCat

    Anyone really surprised by this? Sadly I’m not.

  • Bill

    Must viewing – CNN Anderson Cooper interview of the mother of Sean Smith. Can be found on the Weekly Standard blog page

  • CalCon10

    The Founders never dreamed that The Press, under the guise of absolute “objectivity,” would prostitute itself to an alien ideology ideology to overthrow the Constitution.

  • Zane Henry

    That sound you just heard was Americans’ trust in the media falling another several points.

    This is utterly shameful.

  • Burt Zerker

    We cannot let this be swept under the rug, just so that the liberal media can protect Obama’s legacy. “Our Ambassador” was sodomized and “our Americans” were brutally murdered. We must have the truth from this president, at least once before he leaves office.The liberal mainstream will ignore this to death, much the same way Obama ignored the embassy’s reguest for more security.

    The Obama administration now has a coverup where Americans actually died, and they’re covering it up, with the liberal media as an accomplice after the fact. Nixon had his Watergate , and now Obama has his EmbassyGate.

    We must have the truth about why our fellow Americans were killed. Shame on us, if we let them get away with this.

    • TexasMom2012

      That would be ANOTHER cover up where Americans died, Fast and Furious also led to the death of Americans and Obama has claimed executive privilege in order to keep it covered up until after the election!

  • Brent Guthrie

    I don’t watch any of these networks unless it’s for NFL. I worry I may smash my television otherwise.

  • Brett McMicken

    well, to be fair, they have a lot on their plates….it takes a lot of effort to be the marketing wing of the obama campaign.

    • BeeKaaay

      “it takes a lot of effort to be the propagandizing wing of the obama campaign.”

      FIFY :)

  • LennyWa

    So now that the white house has caught up with everyone else in realizing that a video had nothing to do with a terrorist attack, are they going to take credit for the amount of publicity given to the film by the President and his many apologies? Thanks to all the attention the White House gave the film, which most people had never even heard of before, it is now well know in parts of the world where the same guy is the priest, executioner and the media critic.

  • Rick Stones

    In the next debate, Mitt should open his remarks by saying, “First, I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone who gets their news from CBS, ABC, or NBC, or the NY Times, because you will undoubtedly have no earthly idea what I’m talking about… But the shameful, amateurish, and dangerous failures of Obama’s Mid-East foreign policy that led directly to the brutal murder of four Americans, and then the coordinated lies and attempted cover up to prevent Obama from looking like an asshat for bragging about how he single-handedly destroyed al Qaeda during his lame DNC speech a week earlier… So all you hostages of the obsolete media need to understand that Ben Gahzi isn’t some dude trying to take away your Obama-Phone.”

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    What we must do, if/when Romney is elected, is not let another “I’m bigger than this! I’m GWB and I’m turning the other cheek!”

    That GWB “turned the other cheek” on activity that didn’t rise to the level of treason is fine.

    But his job and his oath was to protect and defend…”! He had no right to not investigate and prosecute abuses of the election system, national security, or executive perview! Snd that’s b/c though he’s President, he doesn’t own the office, but rather holds it in trust on behalf of the American People!

    If Romney’s elected — and I believe he will be — we dare not allow him to “start a new day with a clean slate.” Doing that will cause the rise of another, stronger, more despicable “obama” — just as GWB’s “clean slate” policy directly led to B-O!

    That’s b/c it allowed those doing these abuses to consolidate their gains and lay beachheads to extend their reach. Instead, if GWB had really wanted to do what was right instead of play Proggie-Republican, he’d have cleaned the pus from the wound to contain the infection and so the wound could heal.

    I probably won’t be here to remind y’all how important this is. I doubt I’ll break the “century mark”…

    Please remember.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    CNN has yet to report anything about Yemen today as well!! HOw can we let this corrupt media get away with ignoring this tragedy and the lies this administration is feeding us on this?? Aren’t there laws in place for this type of media corruption??

  • redheadgrl

    How often, and for how long, did we hear “Bush lied, people died”. Now, it is clear the Obama administration is lying about what happened not just on 9/11/12, but the months leading up to the attack. And, it is all getting buried. Shameful.

  • LukeHandCool

    Ohhh. The LA Times’ James Rainey ignores the Benghazi attack himself, then criticizes Brett Baier for not providing balance in the Special Report timeline piece. What a hack! Don’t give him traffic!

  • $36562119

    Was it not the House Republicans, including Mr. Chaffetz, that cut the administration`s request for embassy security funding by $128 million last year and $331 million this year. This – over and above the objections of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who warned that the Republicans` proposed cuts would be detrimental to America`s national security? Indeed – it was.
    So now, 27 days before the election, Mr. Chaffetz is holding “”grandstanding hearings”” about under-resourced security … Good grief.Try again.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    They froze out the only reporter that wasn’t guaranteed to ask questions like, “Just how awesome are you, Mr President?”? Mussolini shoulda had it so good.