The Benghazi hearings this week have apparently been a non-stop Fox News point of coverage, and Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped the network’s obsession with finding fault over the attack in a segment last night.
Jon Stewart revived the “Bulls*** Mountain” slam against Fox in the Benghazi segment last night, railing against the right’s continued insistence that something, anything went on there that not only should lead to President Obama’s impeachment, but also the prevention of a potential 2016 run by Hillary Clinton.
Stewart described at length what he painted as a desperate attempt to spin Benghazi into a scandal and a continued failure to manufacture appropriate levels of outrage over the imagined coverup.
Beginning by mentioning 54 attacks on diplomatic targets during the Bush administration resulting in 13 American deaths, Stewart said:
“You may be wondering why for Benghazi, Congress has held nine full hearings, including one closed hearing, why Ambassador Pickering and Admiral Mullen issued a full accountability report chastising the State Department for their systemic failures, and why Benghazi has generally emerged as a rallying cry for the President’s opponents when during the Bush administration there were 54 attacks on diplomatic targets that killed 13 Americans yet garnered only three hearings on embassy security total and zero outrage on Fox …. So why is this attack so different for Republicans?”
“I think I see the problem here. You can’t understand why everyone else isn’t as outraged as you, when it is because the rest of us aren’t sure if what you’re saying is true. And to be quite frank, you do have somewhat of a history of hysteria.”
The comic concludes:
“You may be right, but the denizens of Bullsh*** Mountain have cried wolf before and after 18 months of intensive investigations you should be able to better state your case.”
Below are two clips of Jon Stewart on Benghazi spin last night — do you agree that the controversy over the alleged coverup are a case of manufactured outrage?