On Tuesday, three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, who had been kidnapped ten years ago were rescued when Berry made enough noise to get the attention of next-door-neighbor Charles Ramsey. Ramsey went to investigate and rescued Berry. She, in turn, called police and DeJesus and Knight were rescued as well. The press went wild interviewing Ramsey and hovering over Berry, DeJesus and Knight to get the low down on their treatment over the last ten years. Within hours, we knew that the women had not been out of the house, except to crawl naked in the back yard with dog collars on. We knew that Berry had a little girl by the monster who had kept her for all those years. And we knew that there was the possibility of graves in the back yard that held the remains of other babies. It was, no doubt a house of horrors.
The families began pleading with the press to give them some time and privacy, that they would have more details at some point in the future. I began asking what other details we really needed.
On the other hand, this week we had the first testimony from witnesses in the Benghazi investigation. Many of us were glued to TheBlaze or CSpan – the only two networks that covered the entire testimony. FoxNews covered several hours of it, the rest of the MSM only minutes.
According to PJ Media’s article 7 Things We Learned from the Benghazi Whistleblower Hearing there were a few fairly significant facts learned in these few hours:
1. There were multiple stand-down orders, not just one.
2. Ambassador Steven’s reason for going to Benghazi has been cleared up.
3. Clinton was briefed at 2am on the night of the attack, was never told that a movie had anything to do with the attack by those on the ground in Libya, yet blamed movie anyway.
4. Whistleblowers were intimidated into silence.
5. "You Tube movie was a non-event in Libya.
6. Dems were uninterested in getting at most of the facts, but were very interested in destroying Mark Thompson.
7. House hearings are a poor way to determine who did what and why during and after the attack.
But how did the Main Stream Media darlings cover this hearing?
The Huffington Post had a story “Benghazi Hearing Reveals Incompetence, But No Cover-Up.” A few facts came out but the story wasn’t front and center.
CNN’s website led with the Jodi Arias trial and the Ohio kidnappings. (Who had even heard of Jodi Arias until the MSM featured her instead of Benghazi?) Way down the page there was a headline that said "Benghazi: WH Blasted" under Politics.
CBS’s website featured Jodi Arias, the rescue of the kidnapped women, the Boston bombings, some silly thing about awkward moms and Benghazi was not even on the home page even though it was the most read article. Folks had to hunt for it.
NBC’s website did have a small headline on the front page "’My jaw dropped’:Top diplomats claim major Benghazi missteps" but the story did not lead.
Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews did their usual thing and blamed the GOP for conspiracy theories and witch hunts. Nothing new there.
So, the upshot is this: The President lying doesn’t matter. The Secretary of State lying doesn’t matter. The administration standing by and doing nothing to save diplomats, Navy Seals and other State Department employees, actually forbidding the military to attempt a rescue doesn’t matter. Hillary might be right. “We have four dead Americans,” Clinton said at a previous hearing. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” What difference does any of this make.
The press is not covering it.
They’re waiting to find out the juicy details of Amada Berry’s last ten years.
God Help Us