By Jim Kouri
On Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama won reelection as President of the United States and Commander in Chief, there were many pundits on both sides of the political spectrum offering their insight into what went wrong for Republican Party.
However, several experts in law enforcement, the military and the intelligence community told Law Enforcement Examiner, that what went wrong with the GOP campaign was the fact that there was barely any discussion regarding the Benghazi massacre, and the obvious cover up, and the Operation Fast & Furious scandal.
“The talking-heads on all the cable news channels trumpeted the canard that all Americans wished to discuss is the economy and advised the GOP candidates, including Mitt Romney, to stay on message, while the Democrats regurgitated their old shopworn, fear-mongering issues of ‘reproductive rights,’ Social Security, and internationalism al la the United Nations. And they won,” said former police commander Stephen Roarke.
A majority of former cops and soldiers claim the GOP allowed Obama to skate through the campaign without having to face a constant barrage of questions regarding the slaughter of Americans in Libya by terrorists and the failed undercover, gun-smuggling scheme that armed Mexican gangsters and contributed to the deaths of two American law enforcement agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens.
“If the GOP thinks they can get their message out to the American people through news organizations, they continue to be sadly mistaken,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “Most of the news media ignored the Benghazi cover up to the point of being complicit in the Obama strategy to drown out any discussion of the sins of his administration.”
According to Accuracy in Media’s editor, Roger Aronoff, “[T]he most outrageous media malpractice of the election has been coverage of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, including two former Navy SEALs.”
“From the outset, Obama and other people speaking for the administration claimed that the attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration sparked by anger from an anti-Islamic video made in the U.S. But that was just the beginning,” said Aronoff of the media watchdog group that routinely investigates and exposes news media malfeasance and corruption.
It would have taken a minimal amount of investigation by reporters to learn that from day one the Obama White House and his minions ignored a number of terrorist attacks in April and June in Benghazi by so-called “militants” carried out on the U.N., the Red Cross, the U.S. consulate, and the British consulate.
“There had been requests for additional security by Ambassador Stevens and others who worked there, but they were denied. The evidence shows that President Obama and his national security team were able to watch part of the attack in real time, but failed to call in back-up support,” wrote AIM’s Aronoff.
Within two hours of being notified that there was an attack under way at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the White House received an email from the State Department stating that a specific terrorist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, with ties to al-Qaeda, had taken credit for the attack.
Fox News Channel, especially Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin and anchorman Bret Baier, took the lead in the reporting on the story. The evidence, including classified documents leaked to Fox News, and reported on October 31st, showed that the U.S. Mission in Benghazi had “convened an ‘emergency meeting’ less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a ‘coordinated attack,’ according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.”
“Calls for additional security went unheeded. Yet the administration had continued to argue that the attack came without warning,” wrote Aronoff.
“The rest of the media largely stayed away from the story, deflecting it on numerous talk shows by changing the subject, and rarely, if at all, treating it as an Obama administration scandal. Brian Williams spent two days with Obama for a long feature story on NBC’s Rock Center on October 25th, asked him one softball question about Benghazi, which Obama answered with his standard delay-until-after-the-election answer, with no follow-up,” according to Aronoff.