I often wonder what stations we should listen to.....
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flyboy, that is NOT to say I do not keep up with world events. Trust me.
My children are my legacy.
I really don't care about politics although I have my beliefs about how our government should operate. I consider myself a fiscal conservative and fairly moderate on social issues. But I do enjoy watching world events and try to figure out if there is some sort of connection to what seems like chaos.
We should not turn this thread into another Benghazi thread but because it does pertain to coverage (I purposely will not call it reporting) by Fox news and others, it is relevant when it is viewed in the context of political bias in a run up to the election.
Fox news and other voices on the right got the Benghazi attack totally wrong. And what I found troubling is that they milked a situation, using the fact that neither the Administration, or the CIA, or the State Department or the Military could come out in the beginning to counter the fact that this was not a United States Consulate that had been attacked it was a CIA Mission that along with the CIA Annex was being used for CIA Clandestine Operations which was very obviously classified information at the time.
Certainly details of covert operations should not be disclosed without careful consideration but I would find it highly unlikely that Members of Congress with duties related to intelligence oversight had not been briefed, so the saber-rattling, accusations of a cover-up, and political posturing by congressmen were completely irresponsible. Plus of course without letting the cat out of the bag until the information of what was actually taking place in Benghazi had been declassified, more responsible Republican Congressmen could have told Fox news to tone it down or put a sock in it.
Somebody briefed Romney and Ryan what was going on after the second debate because they never ever brought Benghazi up again which was the responsible thing to do.
You will get little argument from me if you want to suggest that politicians on both sides were playing politics with Benghazi to one degree or another because, that should not come as a surprise to anyone, that is what politicians do!
But we are talking about so-called 'news-organisations' in general and Fox News in particular!
Faux is part of the repubs problem......most people with at minimum half a brain know that Faux news doesn't report news. That said, repubs are wallowing in their own hole which gets deeper and wider by the day. They are in a world all their own.
As Napoleon would have said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Translation, let them hang themselves.
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