The American people must believe in the veracity and forthrightness of their commander in chief. Barack Obama concurs (November 2, New York Times): “You do want to be able to trust your president. You want to know that the president means what he says, and says what he means. And after four years as president, you know me.”
We’ll we may know more than we wish to.
Despite the media’s confusing Fog-of-War” coverage of the Benghazi
tragedy, we know the President deliberately provided false and
misleading information on the most important security failure of his
administration. He misled the American public for political advantage by
asserting that the Benghazi attacks were caused by an anti-Muslim video
and carried out by a spontaneous mob. He knew this narrative was false
by 2PM September 12 at the latest, but he continued to spread it for
personal political gain.
The Washington Post in its Security breakdown in Benghazi is not interested in whether Obama told the truth about the video and the spontaneous mob. Such questions raise what the Post calls a “political and mostly pointless issue.” Since when is the president’s veracity “pointless?”
Only Fox News, with its “aggressive reporting,” addresses Obama’s veracity, but Fox is automatically discredited “by the blustery and often scurrilous commentary”
of Bill O’Reily and Shawn Hannity, among others. Serious media need pay
no attention to such amateur rabble rousers, despite Fox’s Jennifer
Griffin’s stellar investigative reporting.
go to forbes.com
Paul’s recommendation: Read Good Intentions, By Bob Zeidman, before voting.