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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Jonah Goldberg, "Benghazi: No ‘October Surprise’": Jay Leno Levels the Playing Field

A Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman or Nicholas Kristof New York Times op-ed concerning events in Benghazi? No way.

A Washington Post opinion piece concerning the scandal? David Ignatius finally got around to acknowledging, "The Obama administration needs to level with the country about why it made its decisions" (

In a National Review opinion piece entitled "Benghazi: No ‘October Surprise’" (, Jonah Goldberg ponders the question why "Fox News is alone in covering the story." Goldberg's belief:

"If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy?

Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don’t think there’s a conspiracy at work. Rather, I think journalists tend to act on their instincts (some even brag about this; you could look it up). And, collectively, the mainstream media’s instincts run liberal, making groupthink inevitable."

Well, all this may have just changed owing to Jay Leno. Notwithstanding Obama's October 24th appearance on "The Tonight Show," Leno, with a single witticism on October 30th, may have made a crack in the dam:

"Well, ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ is back - not for gays in the military. It's President Obama's new policy for questions about Libya. Don't ask, don't tell."

Regardless of the outcome on November 6, this scandal has not yet run its course.


  1. Yes, the silence is strange. I think they pretend that this is a right wing "artificial" attempt to decide the elections.
    In fact, there are real problems with handling of Benghazi tragedy.

  2. Funny. I googled "Obama Libya under bus" and the results were amusing: "Obama throws Hilary under the bus," "Hilary throws herself under the bus," "Petraus throws Obama under the bus," "Hilary throws Obama under his own bus," etc.