No End In Sight

Friday, January 03, 2014


In a more than 7000-word piece last week, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick reviewed the September 11, 2012 attack at a US consulate building in Benghazi, Libya, to determine, once and for all, whether it was a local affair triggered by an anti-Muslim YouTube video, or al Qaeda elements participating in a planned assault on the anniversary of 9/11. Bob talks to Politico Magazine Deputy Editor Blake Hounshell who says that, despite the definitive nature of the article, Kirkpatrick’s report won’t put an end to Benghazi anytime soon.

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Comments [3]

Ed from NYC

Carrie, you've drunk the koolaid. I'm sure you don't watch Fox and MSNBC with an open mind to each. You watch MSNBC and see "facts" and not on Fox. You are part of the problem. You sound rabid and that is the same feeling one encounters when one listens to the irrational rantings of a Fox supporter.

And either lib or conservative using the lame terminology of "false equivalency" is like a baby using a new word because the baby likes the way it sounds.

Jan. 05 2014 12:44 PM
Carrie Cantor from Montclair, NJ

The usual false equivalency. I'm so sick of hearing this canard. The right-wing media tells out-and-out lies and misrepresents reality every day. When did MSNBC ever intentionally lie? Give an example. Back up your claim. Yes, MSNBC has a point-of-view, but they argue it through the use of facts. And they do criticize their own "side" and they do make corrections when they report something incorrectly. Can the esteemed guest who so flippantly talks about left and right as though they are two sides of the same coin please show the equivalency through examples? And why does Bob Garfield fail to challenge this absurd claim? The story of our generation is the willingness of a certain segment of the population to "secede" from reality and believe in their hearts what they want to believe (that Obama is Kenyan or that the ACA is socialized medicine or that the world is only 6,000 years old) despite reality. Why are you journalists so timid about reporting this reality of modern times?

Jan. 05 2014 11:25 AM
Ed from NYC

People are still trying to get out ahead of the upcoming Clinton 2016 campaign with regards to Benghazi. They characterize this article as having a "definitive nature" and want to leave it at that even though government agencies with access to more information came to a much different conclusion than the NYT, whom by the way, will support Clinton.

Interesting fact: Clinton's name is not mentioned once (!) in the entire article on Benghazi!! It is almost the perfect definition of whitewashing - scrub her name out and call it definitive. We all know reputable news agencies like 60 Minutes and the NYT have made major "mistakes" in their urgency to report the "news". There is not much reason to trust the NYT's take as the definitive one.

But OTM is in bed with NYT and other media outlets and doesn't shine their spotlight on their sacred cows.

Jan. 05 2014 08:23 AM

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