New York Times Revisits Benghazi to Slam Republicans in Congress
Times’ Piece a Gift to Hillary Clinton, Not an Attempt to Uncover Truth
In a remarkable journalistic footnote to 2013, the New York Times has published an extensive review of the terror attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
The story sheds almost no light on the events of that day that took the lives of four Americans, including the United States Ambassador to Libya. But that was not the point of the piece.
The story does make the point that it was a mistake for Members of Congress, meaning Republicans, to link the attacks to Al Qaeda. Local militia hostile to the United States, the story said, conducted the attacks. The story added that the militias were inspired by the infamous anti-Islam video.
Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, labeled the story inaccurate. He questioned the extent of the research behind the published piece.
The story fails to explore the role of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the events of September 11, 2012. This is no surprise, as Benghazi could be an obstacle to Clinton’s route to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016
As 2014 begins, media sympathetic to the president, and eager to bolster the Democrats in the midterm elections and beyond, will rewrite much of the history of the first five years of the Obama administration. The New York Times piece on Benghazi is only the beginning.