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Benghazi -- no mere 'October surprise'
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 10/30/2012 2:03:07 PM

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. In 2000, a Democratic operative orchestrated an "October surprise" attack on George W. Bush, revealing that 24 years earlier, he'd been arrested for drunk driving.

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I'm glad he submitted this to the LA Times, to drive all the Libs bat**** crazy.

Please do not include author in headline. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/30/2012 2:09:23 PM     (No. 8974919)

Gosh, remember the heady days when the media was all over the great scandal that didn't cost one American life or one Iraqi life, Abu Grab? Yes, 4 dead Americans with one an Ambassador is nothing like making Iraqi prisoners audition for the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade (and blame Bush to boot).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/30/2012 2:11:52 PM     (No. 8974926)

And what alerted a cop to George W. Bush's intoxication so many years ago? Because he was driving unusually slowly just sort of feeling his way along..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: texaspast, 10/30/2012 2:20:49 PM     (No. 8974939)

I can't get anything to come up except the title and a picture of David Gregory interviewing da one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 10/30/2012 3:32:10 PM     (No. 8975069)

Personally, I also don't believe there's a "conspiracy" among liberal journalists, apart from maybe a few of the idiot Journo-Listers.

The real problem is that they are lazy. Rather than do actual investigative work (difficult and non-glamorous), they accept government officials' statements at face value and stop looking for facts once they have enough to confirm their preconceived opinions about a story. Of course, if the facts don't support their liberal bias or involve conservatives, they will suddenly become attack dogs--but that's a matter of bias rather than conspiracy.

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