Oops there it is ! With the testimony of the three whistle blowers, some in the mainstream media finally are admitting things like “... the tragic events that unfolded last year in Benghazi are ... worthy of serious investigation...”; and/or that there are “... very serious issues associated with protecting our diplomats and our interests overseas...,” which need to be looked into
Yesterday and today, members of the mainstream media had to work overtime to distract and deceive their print-readers, TV-watchers and computer-searchers from the big news of the testimony of the three State Department whistle-blowers that came in and appeared before the Oversight Committee yesterday. What makes that fact especially interesting is that a couple of other news stories had apparently stolen the thunder from yesterday’s congressional hearing — the Jodi Arias “Guilty” verdict, and the kidnapping and rape charges against Ariel Castro in the case of the three imprisoned Cleveland women.
According to one of the most heavily-credentialed members of the MSM, “Rep. Darrell Issa must be ruing his bad luck. The hearing he carefully orchestrated to pick at the scab of Benghazi was stepped on by the verdict in the Jodi Arias murder trial and by the story of three women held captive and brutalized for a decade in Cleveland. He was out-sensationalized and out-tawdried this week despite his own best efforts and those of his committee colleagues and staff members.” (See “Benghazi hearing's real target: Clinton in 2016 ” by David Rothkopf, 5/9/13, Special to CNN [http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/09/opinion/rothkopf-benghazi-hearing/index.html]). Of course even David Rothkopf had to admit that all the circumstances of Benghazi do raise very serious issues associated with protecting our diplomats and our interests overseas; and that the tragic events in Benghazi are. worthy of serious investigation. Rothkopf writes regularly for CNN.com and is the CEO and editor-at-large for the publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
A compelling report of the substantive testimony at the Congressional Oversight Committee appeared in an unlikely place – Politico – which focused on the testimonial description of the events on or about 9/11/12 and allowed the words of the witnesses to convey the importance of what went on: nine months ago, in Benghazi and Tripoli, and at various command centers; and yesterday, in the congressional hearing room ( See “Benghazi hearing: State officials get emotional” by Ginger Gibson, 5/8/13, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/benghazi-hearing-house-oversight-committee-91066.html]). The main talking points of the Democrats were presented in a straightforward manner in the final segment of the article along with the quoted remarks of the Ranking Member of the Committee, Elijah Cummings.