Unsurprisingly, The New York Times published yet another love letter to Mrs. Clinton on Sunday. They covered such hard hitting issues as: 1.) What career will Mrs. Clinton pursue next (reportedly, getting some sleep or “a decorating show” is a strong contender)? 2.) Whether, for a busy person like Mrs. Clinton, her “ride” (airplane) is plush enough? 3.) A scintillating account of her most recent one-day tour of Peru (she gave “many speeches and many television interviews” and had “a really long dinner but good… there were only, like, 8 or 10 people there”) 4.) The continuing importance of the “empowerment of women” in South America and elsewhere. 5.) What are her favorite TV shows? “Love It or List It”is, apparently, very “Clintonesque” and the top contender. None of that is a joke. You get the picture. In a two-page, on-line article, not once was there even a whiff of a Benghazi related question.
The “main stream” media is doing its dead-level best to wipe Benghazi from the public’s consciousness. It shouldn’t be too difficult a task since they’ve been fairly successful in keeping this disgraceful scandal out of the public’s eye in the first place. The latest swill that is supposed to occupy the public’s attention is Mr. Petraeus’s extra-marital affair.
As most of the civilized world now knows, Mr. Petraeus, in an astounding feat of convenience to the administration, resigned his post as head of the C.I.A. because of it. The resulting stink, an accurate description in more ways than one, is kept front and center. The current and impending administration contends that Mr. Petraeus, because he is no longer in the employ of the C.I.A., cannot testify. Mercifully, the House seems to be insisting that he does testify. We’ll see how that plays out. But what of our Secretary of State?