Oktoberoverraskelse til efter valget?

Diverse — Drokles on November 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm

“Sagen om terrorangrebet i Benghazi, hvor ambassadør Chris Stevens og tre andre amerikanere omkom, nægter tilsyneladende at dø.” fortæller Jyllands-Posten indigneret og lægger sig således kølvandet på størstedelen af de amerikanske medier (og vel snart sagt alle europæiske), hvor kritik af Obama nærmest i sig selv er illegitim, bagstræberisk, obstruerende, endda racistisk. Tucker Carlson og Neil Patel skriver i Daily Caller

Remember [Obama's] last press conference? On August 20, the president made a rare appearance in the White House briefing room. (Obama has held fewer press conferences even than George W. Bush.) The first question went to Jim Kuhnhenn of the Associated Press. Here’s what Kuhnhenn asked, in full and unedited:

“Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you for being here. You’re no doubt aware of the comments that the Missouri Senate candidate, Republican Todd Akin, made on rape and abortion. I wondered if you think those views represent the views of the Republican Party in general. They’ve been denounced by your own rival and other Republicans. Are they an outlier or are they representative?”

In other words: Just how horrible are your opponents? That’s not a question. That’s an assist.

Most telling of all, nobody in the press corps seemed to find Kuhnhenn’s suck-up remarkable, much less objectionable.

Det er den slags mangel på kritik, der har sinket Benghazi skandalens udfoldelse

Consider Benghazi. An American consulate is destroyed and a US ambassador murdered at a time when the president is boasting at every campaign stop that he has crushed al-Qaida. In an effort not to disrupt this narrative, the White House and the Obama campaign spend weeks claiming the incident was merely a protest over a video, rather than a real terror attack. Then intelligence surfaces showing just the opposite: The killers in Benghazi were no street mob, and Obama knew as much from the beginning.

Ved ikke at beskæftige sig med Benghazi har medierne næsten sikret sig at det ikke blev den længe ventede “oktoberoverraskelse”. Og som et tegn fra guderne løb en orkan på land og hærgede millionbyen New York og omegn og gav præsident Obama en chance til at vise sig fra sin bedste community worker side, hvor han trøster den almindelige ulykkesramte amerikaner og lover sammenhold og solidaritet. Men Benghazi sagen er ganske stor og den dør ikke fordi den ligner en kæmpe skandale, komplet med et efterfølgende forsøg på et cover-up

Også Pajamas Media’s Roger Kimball, er optimistisk på Romney vegne og mener ligeledes at svigtet i Benghazi er afgørende.

We will not get to the bottom of the cover-up of why Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were left to die in that god-forsaken Libyan city, their desperate calls for help repeatedly ignored, before the election. But it has been clear for some time now that there was a cover-up of major proportions. The story is not being pursued by the New York Times or other representatives of the legacy media. (Just imagine what round-the-clock howls of indignation and rage the legacy media would be emitting over this heinous bit of political calculation were there a Republican administration in office!) But the studied “hear-no-evil, see-no-evil, report-no-evil” if it comes from the Left has not done the trick this time. The “Fast and Furious” scandal, which has left scores of Mexicans and at least two Americans dead, has been effectively keep from public consciousness. This is not the case with the Benghazi scandal. Hardly a day goes by now when more details are revolved and repeated by the alternative media from giants like Fox News to the hundreds of bloggers that do the job the legacy media has avoided. As my colleague Roger L. Simon suggested on PJ Media last week, even if (per impossible) Obama were reelected, he would likely face impeachment proceedings of a virulence that would make Watergate appear like a walk through the park.

Medierne har i hvert fald gjort deres til at beskytte Obama mod oktoberoverraskelsen.

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