Ironically, good old Bob Schieffer on traditional old CBS seems willing to go further now than Avlon. He really let hapless White House “senior advisor” (he didn’t look very senior to me, but maybe that’s my age) Dan Pfeiffer have it on Face the Nation Sunday, though Schieffer too could not finally go “The Full Nixon.” For these establishment media-types, nothing and no one will ever be as bad as Tricky Dick and Watergate.
Only in my view (not The View), it’s actually worse.
The Benghazi scandal is more disturbing than just lying about a terror attack to get reelected. And that’s pretty disturbing, considering the lies were made directly to the families of the victims. (cf. Hillary Clinton telling Charles Woods, one of the dead SEALS’ father, they were going to get the guy who made that video and revenge his son’s death.)
The Benghazi scandal, in all probability, would not have happened if the administration and/or the State Department took the War on Terror seriously or even, dare I say it, put the words terrorism and Islamic together in a sentence. But that would break a thousand narratives in the mind of Barack Obama, from his childhood with Frank Marshall Davis until now and back.
So now he is riding the whirlwind. The question is, will he carry us (and Western Civ) with him?
As for the media, you shouldn’t be so shy. Sooner or later, you may actually have to go “The Full Nixon.” Need some practice? Click the YouTube below.