The Benghazi scandal is being blamed on Fox News.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Benghazi scandal hero David Ubben spoke for the first time since the attacks.
Pat Smith, mother of one of the Navy SEALS slain in the attack, was outraged when President Obama called the Benghazi scandal phony. Critics point out what President Obama said about Benghazi was this:
“But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”
Since the statement by President Obama was so vague it could have referred to the IRS scandal or any of the other Obama scandals. Fox News hosts thought Obama was referring to the deaths in the Benghazi scandal. But Treasury secretary Jack Lew says the IRS scandal is phony:
“The attempt to try to keep finding that evidence is creating the kind of sense of a phony scandal that was being referred to there. We have to distinguish reality from the part that is phony.”
The Benghazi scandal began when internal security at Benghazi was reduced from 34 people to just three by the State Department. Instead, groups known to be tied to al Qaeda terrorists were hired to guard Benghazi. he State Department and the White House changed the Benghazi talking points significantly before the attack was announced to the public, causing some to claim the Benghazi scandal should impeach Obama since it’s claimed the actions were taken for political reasons.
Progressive organizations like Media Matters are claiming the allegedly phony Benghazi scandal can be blamed on Fox News. They claim Fox News falsely attributed Obama’s comments to the deaths in Benghazi since President Obama addressed the deaths the day after the Benghazi attacks. Media Matters claims Fox News is pushing a “myth” that rescue forces were ordered to stand down and Obama abandoned Americans to die. But the Benghazi witnesses claim special forces were denied a Benghazi rescue mission.
Still, Media Matters claims Fox News made the Benghazi scandal worse by claiming Obama never referred to the Benghazi attacks as Islamic terrorism, instead using the phrase “acts of terror.” Fox News reportedly claimed Obama was absent during the Benghazi attacks and that Obama edited the Benghazi talking points for political purposes. Fox News also accused Hillary Clinton of faking illnesses and personally signing the diplomatic cables that discussed the reduction in Benghazi security from 34 people down to three.
Media Matters even goes so far as to claim President Obama didn’t blame the Benghazi attacks on the anti-Muslim film Innocence of Muslims. The Benghazi investigation, on the other hand, blames the State Department under the direction of Obama of altering “accurate talking points drafted by the intelligence community in order to protect the State Department.”
Do you think the Benghazi scandal can be blamed on Fox News?