Written by Jonah Goldberg
For partisan Democrats, when the word “Benghazi” comes up, the sophisticated thing to do is roll your eyes. If the name Charles Woods comes up, the normal thing to do is say, “Who?”
So let’s talk about Cindy Sheehan for a moment instead. Remember her?
For a while, she was the Joan of Arc of the anti-war Left. The mother of a U.S. Army specialist killed in Iraq, Sheehan held a vigil outside President George W. Bush’s ranch, demanding to meet with him so she could denounce the war to his face.
The mainstream media swooned.
Sheehan’s “moral authority,” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd genuflected, was “absolute.”
NBC reporter Carl Quintanilla interviewed historians he agreed with, and then reported: “Sheehan, say some historians, may be evolving as an icon in the war’s turning point. … Continue Reading
Written by Jack Cashill
The more naïve members of the Hillary Clinton campaign have long dreaded the release of Michael Bay‘s factual account of the Benghazi attack, 13 Hours. The more sophisticated members of that campaign were less worried. They were confident their friends in the media would scare off all but the most deluded “tea-baggers.”
Yes, the media will try. They are trying. I am not sure, however, that they will succeed. In the age of social media, word of mouth is much more significant a force than it ever was before. And the word of mouth on 13 Hours will be justifiably powerful. The movie is riveting from beginning to end.
I saw the movie without benefit of having read a review. I was further burdened by the fact that I know the story well; I have written extensively about Benghazi. … Continue Reading
Written by Daniel John Sobieski
That the standards of transparency are seemingly higher for an NFL Super Bowl quarterback than for a former Secretary of State and presidential wannabe does not bode well for our republic nor speak well of the state of the so-called mainstream media. But the double standards regarding media treatment of Tom Brady versus Hillary Clinton are many and troubling.
We should all be asking ourselves just why there is more concern and angst over Tom Brady’s use of slightly deflated footballs to get a better grip and improve his chances of winning a football game than regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of private email accounts on a private server and her deleting of 30,000 emails to improve her chances of winning the White House in 2016.
Do we hold NFL quarterbacks to higher standards than presidential contenders?… Continue Reading
Written by Brad Fox
Hillary Clinton has been involved in scandals before. Here are some notable ones you may have forgotten.
Chinagate – The Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996 allegedly took bribes from Chinese banks and their government to help their dwindling poll numbers. The Chinese embassy in D.C. helped siphon funds into the DNC. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown (who was killed in a plane crash), at Hillary’s instruction reportedly sold seats on department trade missions to China. Joint congressional hearings were canceled after Democrats threatened to bring up Republican campaign issues and then Monica Lewinsky actually saved this scandal from media attention.
Travelgate Scandal – Catherine Cornelius, a 25-year-old cousin of Bill’s was allegedly promised the position of director of the travel office. Hillary Clinton then (indirectly) fired seven employees from the United States travel office and replaced them with associates from Arkansas.… Continue Reading
Written by Laurie Higgins
Last night President Barack Obama, always the fudger-in-chief, played fast and loose with the phrase “act of terror.” This was just a continuation of the deliberate word game he started playing in the Rose Garden the day after the Benghazi attack.
He’s playing on two different but similar sounding phrases. Professor David Norte has written about the distinction between “acts of terror” and “acts of terrorism.” President Obama, likely knowing that the Benghazi attack was an act of “terrorism” but not wanting the public to know that, because it would undermine his carefully crafted image as a fearless foe of Islamic extremists who effectively cedes—I mean leads—from behind.
The Aurora, Colorado theater shooting was an act of terror; the attack on Benghazi was an act of terrorism.… Continue Reading