As the Benghazi story heats up, the media, with few exceptions, continues to bury it deep inside if they cover it at all.
Dennis Miller offered this own assessment of this development on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night — none of the media wants to bring Barack Obama down.
When asked, Miller told host Bill O’Reilly he didn’t think much would come from the House Oversight Committee hearings scheduled for late Wednesday morning.
“I have a feeling that if four jihadists had been killed by our guys that night on the raid on Benghazi that there would have been an internal affairs commission from our service seeing why these guys killed four jihadis, and they would have found out more than we found out so far about getting four of our guys killed.”
O’Reilly pointed out that it’s a story people should be interested in and concerned about. “The government misled the world about the motive who did it. It, there’s a lot of ingredients here, but people aren’t locked in. Is there a reason?”
“The reason that people don’t know Benghazi from Ben Gazzara – and they don’t know Ben Gazzara at all – is that we are not a culture that deals in consequences anymore,” Miller said. “Nobody holds anybody accountable anymore.”
Then he said that this is especially true with respect to the president. No one in the media wants to bring down Barack Obama.
“Woodward and Bernstein became Woodward and Bernstein because what they did to Nixon. The key thing in that equation was Nixon. You had a free rein on him.”
But because the scandal in this case involves Obama, the equation is changed.
“You can’t go after this guy,”Miller insisted. “You won’t get Woodward and Bernstein status. You’ll be out of the game. If you’re the one who brings down Barack Obama, you will be out of the game. And if you go after Hillary, who’s going to run the next eight years, you’ll be more out of the game. So, in this case, it’s, you know, it’s not going to happen. The press isn’t going to dig on on this.”
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