Today, Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers, a self-described liberal, did what few in the media are willing to do: she called her colleagues out for their screwy priorities in the face of genuine terrorist threats. Powers noted that while members of the lapdog media are falling all over themselves to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney, they’re willfully ignoring our government’s intellectual tapdancing and failure to properly address terrorism. Maybe the media refuses to do its job, but Powers refuses to sit idly by while the Obama Administration keeps hitting the snooze button:
Nothing about the constantly evolving tale the Obama administration has been weaving about the attacks in the Middle East makes sense, unless it is seen as a deliberate attempt to mislead Americans into believing al Qaeda has been decimated, as President Obama has been know to assert. After dancing on Osama bin Laden’s grave for a week in Charlotte, the administration was faced with the reality that the war on terror is still quite on.
Rather than acknowledging this, they went into spin mode with the claim that a goofy video posted on YouTube caused the Sept. 11 attack that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador. U.N. ambassador Susan Rice took to the Sunday shows to assert: “What happened in Cairo, in Benghazi, in many parts of the region…was a result—a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated.” She claimed the attack in Libya was “spontaneous” and not pre-planned. It just happened to be on the anniversary of 9/11. No reason to read anything into that.
Never mind that a fourth-grader could see that the Libya attack was anything but a spontaneous riot over an Internet video the administration, following the lead of the Islamists, has elevated to the genre of “movie.” Protesters generally don’t carry RPGs or use mortars, for starters. Then there was Mohamed Yusuf al-Magarief, president of Libya’s General National Congress, saying on Face the Nation on Sept. 16: “The way these perpetrators acted and moved, and their choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined.” Either the administration was lying with its original Libya story or it is frighteningly naive and clueless.
Be sure to read the whole thing. It’s absolutely brutal — in the best possible way.
Conservatives thanked her for having the guts to take the lapdog media to task:
We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Kristen, for fighting like a girl!