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Labrador: Remember Benghazi, Too

Congressman Raul Labrador issued a statement re: 9/11, which reads in part:

“Twelve years ago today, over 3,000 Americans were killed in the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history.  Today, we honor the memory of those we lost that day, including those who gave their lives to save the lives of others.  We must never forget the victims or their families.  Nor can we forget the reason we were attacked – the freedom we enjoy at home, and our willingness to serve as a beacon of freedom to people all around the world.  We must stay vigilant in the fight against terrorism. One year ago today, four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, were murdered in Benghazi in another terrorist attack.  It is my hope that today’s anniversary will spur greater action to bring the perpetrators to justice and to get a full accounting of what happened on that fateful day.” More here.

Question: Is 9/11 a good day to make a political statement re: Benghazi?


Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/labrador-statement-on-911-benghazi-anniversaries/#storylink=cpy

Costello: Media In Bed With Obama

What does it say about the mainstream news media culture when a multiple award-winning journalist like Sharyl Attkisson, who has spent the last seven months as a voice in the wilderness, finds herself in peril of losing her job? According to Politico, Attkisson's bosses at CBS have decided to terminate her contract with the network. Her crime was her dogged pursuit and exposure of the Obama administration's flagrant lies regarding the terrorist attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Before that, she was nearly alone in her reporting of the Obama administration's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.The Benghazi smoke hadn't even cleared before she caught the scent of rats. But even though she documented a clumsy coverup originating from the highest levels of the U.S. government, few mainstream journalists showed even a flicker of curiosity. Her network broadcasted little of her work and relegated her reporting to its website/Michael Costello, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with premise of Costello column that the nation's media are linked too closely with President Obama?

Benghazi Talking Points

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