Friday night’s pre-Thanksgiving data dump was larger than usual, but one document in particular caught the attention of the media: The House Intelligence Committee report on Benghazi, which, the AP reported, “found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.”
Never mind that four Americans are still dead as a result of the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that the administration blamed on a hateful YouTube video. Allegedly professional journalists responded to news of the report by declaring it “seriously the most hilarious Friday news dump ever,” penning acrostics and, as Gabriel Malor put it, “behaving like poo-flinging monkeys.”
That was Friday night’s fun fest. Today, however, Mollie Z. Hemingway, senior editor of The Federalist, is actually reading the report and not seeing the comedy in it.
See, the attack was fueled by anger at a YouTube video denigrating Islam.
Will any of the journalists who wrote off the report Friday night as “leftover derp” and “Benghafizzle” bother to investigate what it says, or was their job completed last night?