As you all know, bad and/or misleading reporting for sensationalism drives me batcrap crazy. Call me a bluff old traditionalist, but I think newspapers and news reports should be factually accurate. Moreover, I don’t think skewing data or lies by omission to mislead the reader/viewer in order to create more readers/viewers is good either.
Needless to say, the reports and articles about Benghazi have frequently engendered me with a desire to pull my hair out due to inaccuracies. It’s not the politics that gets to me; it’s the lack of facts.
Finally, there is a report than cannot be dismissed as propaganda for/by either Republicans or Democrats.
“The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans … the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.”
The Democrats cannot have skewed or faked this data, because there was a majority of Republicans on the committee who would have screamed blue murder if the Democrats had pulled any such shenanigans. The Republicans would not have skewed or faked this data, because it does them absolutely no good politically to confirm no wrong-doing in Benghazi.
Now, with any luck, myths and distortions about Benghazi will stop popping up in the news. Perhaps my sanity will even return. It’s doubtful, because there will always be more data to ignore or misreport that will get my goat. Nevertheless, I will be happy if Benghazi at least is no longer among the rabble.