Catching up on the hearings today, there are several things that are clear:
- The United States government, at all levels, knew that what was happening in Benghazi was a terrorist action. No one thought that this was the result of a protest gone bad.
- There were multiple stand-down orders given. Perhaps they were legitimate, however, they were given.
- The talking points as delivered by the Obama administration regarding the reason for the attacks were manipulated and were never true as it pertained to the YouTube video.
An interesting note on news coverage:
Not surprising, only Fox News features the hearings. All three main news outlets, ABC, CBS and NBC have only minimal attention to those hearings. NBC has a link to the story but it isn’t prominent. CBS and NBC do display a link to watch the hearings live but ABC has no mention.
This despite that CBS’ most popular story is the one regarding Benghazi. Yet no where to be seen.