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It’s no wonder that some Americans do not take the Benghazi issue seriously; they only need to look at your May 3 front-page article “GOP Turns Up Heat Over Benghazi.” The article, which should have been relegated to the opinion page, intimated that Republicans’ interest in Benghazi is strictly political, rather than underscoring how damaging the Ben Rhodes memo, which was forcibly extracted from the administration by court order, actually is.

To suggest that Republicans are continuing a witch hunt for political reasons only, while ignoring evidence that the administration distorted, covered up and actually lied about the actual events, before during and after the Benghazi attack, only months before the 2008 election, is simply very biased reporting only representative of Democratic talking points rather than an objective front-page news story.

The article was chock full of Democratic quotes while not even including some of Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell’s most damning quotes. It’s about time that responsible journalists got off the “blame Fox” bandwagon and started asking legitimate questions about this administration’s scandals, rather than apologizing for them. The Watergate cover-up never would have become an issue had not there been a dogged media willing to ask and report on the tough questions.

It is not Republicans who are being political in asking legitimate questions, but an administration that is willing to obstruct and cover up, while a complacent media fronts for it. Democrats and liberals need to understand that putting up with un-American tactics only results in the disappearance of America.

MICHAEL CONTES
New Kensington

 


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