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Who/What is Benghazi?

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BENGHAZI SCANDAL! (Featuring Andrew Klavan)

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Gregory Hicks, center, a State Department official, presented on Wednesday the first public testimony from an American official who was in Libya during the siege of the diplomatic compound in Benghazi last Sept. 11. Drew Angerer for The New York Times

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Family members of the four Americans killed in Benghazi attend the hearing, joined by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), third from left. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

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A Picture is Worth…

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Brilliant cartoons by Michael Ramirez.

Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalism Award.

He is a Senior Editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily.

http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/

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Benghazi

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John Heartfield : Whoever Reads Bourgeois Newspapers Becomes Blind and Deaf: Away with These Stultifying Bandages! (1930)

Searched the New York Times, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune for stories, etc., on Benghazi and the results are below. If the mainstream, scratch that, if the truth seeking media (other than Fox News, YES, I uttered the F-word) pursued the Obama administration over Benghazi like the Nixon administration over Watergate we would probably have answers about the murders of these four brave Americans. Instead we’ve received more excuses than the wives of conventioneers returning from their annual meeting in the big city.

Several elements should drive this important story; most importantly four Americans were murdered by Islamist terrorists on the anniversary of September 11th.  Isn’t that motivation enough for the fourth estate? 

No one was murdered due to Watergate but four Americans were murdered in Libya due to our government’s failure to protect them. And now the majority of the press, by choosing to omit coverage of Benghazi, has colluded with the administration in this deadly scandal. Shame and mea maxima culpas are not enough for the media.

Mea Maxima Culpa PLAKAT

Get on/off the stick and do YOUR JOB!!! If you want any journalistic pointers on integrity and professionalism check with Bret Baier, Catherine Herring, Jennifer Griffin, James Rosen, and all the other amazing journalists at Fox News.  Yes, I said the F-word again.

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A search in the New York Times on 6 May 2013 for “Benghazi whistleblowers” resulted in only two results – one from 2011 and one from 2012.

Frederick Humphries, F.B.I. Agent in Petraeus Case

closed doors on Friday about the attack on the American Mission in Benghazi, Libya. …“No one tries to become a whistle-blower,” he said.

November 14, 2012 – By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, SCOTT SHANE and ALAIN DELAQUÉRIÈRE – U.S. – Article – Print Headline: “F.B.I. Agent in Petraeus Case Is Called a Relentless Veteran”

 Clip: ‘The Whistleblower’ – Video

Watch Clip: ‘The Whistleblower‘ video online. News and opinion video from The NYTimes including breaking news, investigative reporting, …

June 28, 2011 – Video – Multimedia

http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/benghazi%2520whistleblowers/since1851/allresults/1/allauthors/newest/

A search for “Benghazi victims whistleblowers” yielded ZERO results.

http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/benghazi+victims+whistleblowers/since1851/allresults/1/allauthors/newest/

A search for “Benghazi whistleblower lawyers” yielded the 2012 result cited above:

Frederick Humphries, F.B.I. Agent in Petraeus Case

closed doors on Friday about the attack on the American Mission in Benghazi, Libya. …“No one tries to become a whistle-blower,” he said.

November 14, 2012 – By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, SCOTT SHANE and ALAIN DELAQUÉRIÈRE – U.S. – Article – Print Headline: “F.B.I. Agent in Petraeus Case Is Called a Relentless Veteran”

 http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/benghazi%2520whistleblower%2520lawyers/since1851/allresults/1/allauthors/newest/

A search for “Bengahzi” yielded these top ten results – none listing the upcoming Congressional hearing scheduled for May 8th.

1.      Libyans Pass Law Excluding Qaddafi-Era Officials

12 hours ago BENGHAZI, Libya — Young Libyans call their government “rule of the mooq- mooq,” a nonsensical neologism used to mock the armed militias …

May 5, 2013 – By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK – World / Africa – Article – Print Headline: “New Law In Libya Bans Some From Office”

2.      Book Looks Behind the Scenes at Fox

12 hours ago “Roger Ailes covered the Benghazi story as if it were Watergate just before Nixon’s resignation, with almost wall-to-wall coverage,” Mr. Alter …

May 5, 2013 – By BRIAN STELTER – Business Day / Media & Advertising – Article – Print Headline: “Behind the Scenes at Fox”

3.      What’s on Sunday

Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah, and Stephen F. Lynch, Democrat of Massachusetts, debate the latest in the Benghazi investigation.

May 5, 2013 – By KATHRYN SHATTUCK – Arts / Television – Article – Print Headline: “What’s On Sunday”

4.      Sunday Breakfast Menu, May 5

questioning in the September attacks on a United States diplomatic mission and C.I.A. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, two members of the House …

May 04, 2013 – By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN – Politics

5.      ‘Beyond War,’ by David Rohde

Holbrooke’s final stint in government, on the Obama administration’s enthusiasm for drones, on the killing of American diplomats in Benghazi.

May 3, 2013 – By PETER BEINART – Books / Sunday Book Review – Article – Print Headline: “Send In the Contractors”

6.      Libya – 3 Sought for Questioning in Benghazi Attack

4 days ago The F.B.I. on Wednesday released photos of three men wanted in connection with the attacks on an American diplomatic mission and C.I.A. …

May 1, 2013 – By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT – World / Africa – Article – Print Headline: “Libya: 3 Sought for Questioning in Benghazi Attack”

7.      Nigerian Village’s Destruction Is Shown in Photos

4 days ago Show My Recommendations. More in Africa (2 of 37 articles). World Briefing | Middle East: Libya: 3 Sought for Questioning in Benghazi Attack …

May 1, 2013 – By ADAM NOSSITER – World / Africa – Article – Print Headline: “Photos Show Vast Destruction of Nigerian Homes in Raid, Group Says”

8.      Transcript of Obama’s News Conference

5 days ago Syria (related article) | Benghazi | Boston Marathon Bombing (related article) | Domestic Agenda | Guantánamo Bay (related article) | Health …

April 30, 2013 – The New York Times – U.S. / Politics – Article – Print Headline: “Transcript of Obama’s News Conference”

9.      Obama Backs F.B.I.’s Handling of Boston Bombing Suspect …

5 days ago “What I’ve been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to Benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened,” he said.

April 30, 2013 – By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT – U.S. / Politics – Article – Print Headline: “Obama Backs F.B.I.’s Handling of Boston Bombing Suspect”

10.  Armed Men Surround Foreign Ministry in Libya

since the killing of the American ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, in an attack on the United States mission in Benghazi last September.

April 28, 2013 – By REUTERS – World / Africa – Article – Print Headline: “Armed Men Surround Ministry In Tripoli”

http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/#/benghazi/since1851/allresults/1/allauthors/newest

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The Washington Post fared slightly better than the NY Times. Here are the top ten results:

  1. Ups and downs

Which are gaining ground and which aren’t?

Jennifer Rubin,  The Washington Post   8:46 AM ET

  1. Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

Jennifer Rubin,  The Washington Post   7:47 AM ET

  1. Politics Why a Mark Sanford victory would be good news for Democrats

THE FIX | Could losing actually mean winning for Democrats? Strange as it sounds, the answer is yes.

Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan,  The Washington Post   6:32 AM ET

  1. U.S. official: Benghazi assault appeared to be ‘terrorist attack from the get-go’

Gregory Hicks is one of the witnesses called to testify this week before the House Oversight Committee.

Sean Sullivan and Anne Gearan,  The Washington Post   MAY 5

  1. Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

Jennifer Rubin,  The Washington Post   MAY 5

  1. Sunday show roundup: Syria in the spotlight

“Unfortunately, the red line that the president of the United States [has] was apparently written in disappearing ink,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Sean Sullivan,  The Washington Post   MAY 5

  1. Rep. Rogers: U.S. has to choose ‘best worst’ option in Syria

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., says the U.S. must choose the best of the non-ideal options in the Syria crisis.

CBS News   MAY 5

  1. Rep. Issa on new Benghazi attack details

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., discusses new details about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

CBS News   MAY 5

  1. Gregory Hicks: I thought Benghazi assault ‘was a terrorist attack from the get-go’

Ahead of his testimony on Capitol Hill, new excerpts shed more light on Hicks’s thinking about the U.S. response to the attacks in Benghazi.

Sean Sullivan,  The Washington Post   MAY 5

  1. Benghazi complications

The Benghazi scandal widens as more facts come to light.

Jennifer Rubin,  The Washington Post   MAY 5

http://www.washingtonpost.com/newssearch/search.html

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The Chicago Tribune fared even better than the Post.

Benghazi should trigger thoughts of tragedy, not partisanship

3 days ago Mention the word “Benghazi” to Republicans, and chances are, they’ll become eager, animated, even predatory, seeking weakness in

www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-met-kass-0503-20130503,0,4218360.column

 FBI releases photos of three men from Benghazi attack site

3 days ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI on Thursday released the photographs of three men it said were at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi,

www.chicagotribune.com/…/sns-rt-us-usa-benghazi-fbibre94117e-20130502,

 People protest at “Freedom Square” near the courthouse in

1 day ago People protest at “Freedom Square” near the courthouse in Benghazi, to demand the government remove all former officers from Muammar

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 Benghazi should trigger thoughts of tragedy, not partisanship – Page

3 days ago Kass: The word Benghazi alone shouldn’t conjure thoughts of politics and gamesmanship, but of the lives of four Americans who died

www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-met-kass-0503-20130503,0,4218360.column

 Bomb damages police station in Libya’s Benghazi, no injuries

Apr 27, 2013 BENGHAZI (Reuters) – A bomb exploded outside a police station in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday causing extensive

www.chicagotribune.com/…/sns-rt-us-libya-attackbre93q04m-20130427,0,

 Kerry pledges to answer Benghazi questions, laments ‘misinformation’

5 days ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday pledged full cooperation with lawmakers’ queries into last year’s assault

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 The Clinic: Staying out of the ER — latimes.com – Los Angeles Times

26 minutes ago FBI searching for three suspects in Benghazi attack · Nawaz Sharif confident of Pakistan landslide · First American to summit Everest celebrates

www.latimes.com/videogallery/…/News/The-Clinic-Staying-out-of-the-ER

 House Republicans cite cable calling for reduced security in Benghazi

Apr 23, 2013 WASHINGTON — A cable signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed scaling back security personnel in the Libyan city

www.latimes.com/…/la-fg-wn-clinton-libya-attacks-20130423,0,4395523.

 http://www.chicagotribune.com/search_results/?q=beghazi

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