The entire summer of 1974 I was furious. Every time my family turned on the television, either that sad hound dog-looking president Richard Nixon cut into an episode of Bewitched or that boring old newsman Walter Cronkite was interrupting The Brady Bunch. No matter which of my favorite television programs I watched, someone (boring) would take over to drone on and on about politics.
The reason for all the television hogging was because, in a nutshell, some people broke into an office.
Of course that office belonged to the Democratic National Committee—and their headquarters were located in the infamous Watergate Hotel. Some important papers were stolen and President Nixon lied and tried to cover up/deny the whole thing. Back in 1974, if Nixon even SNEEZED they would interrupt I Dream of Jeanie to tell the world about it.
The final straw was when my parents made my sister and me come inside from a perfect summer afternoon to watch that sad president resign.
“This is history and you need to pay attention!” my mom demanded. So we patiently sat in front of the TV and watched as President Richard Millhouse Nixon gave his famous resignation speech:
“I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as President, I must put the interest of America first… Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.”
Flash forward to 2012, Benghazi. So far, I haven’t seen even ONE network program interrupted with breaking news about the murders of our Americans in Libya.
Not ONCE have I seen ABC disrupt an episode of Dancing With the Stars to give you the latest news about Obama knowing more than he admitted about the attack.
There were no interruptions during America’s Got Talent when Lt. Col. Shaffer said of President Obama, “He, only he, could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something. That’s the only place it could be done.”
No one interrupted Survivor when Col. David Hunt announced on Fox News, “The military could have had jets on the scene within 20 minutes and special forces on the ground, including a contingent of Delta Force, within two hours” and when asked why Obama wouldn’t send help, Col. Hunt said, “The issue is always political with the White House, but the secretary of defense gives the order, has to be approved by the White House, they wouldn’t pull the trigger, and it’s disgraceful.”
Modern Family got a free pass when as recently as Friday Barack Obama continued to say he was “not personally aware” of any requests for additional security—yet sources are now coming out saying that not only did he know, he was watching real-time as our Americans were brutally tortured and murdered. Col. Hunt said, “The entire U.S. government was paying attention” since this was the fourth embassy to have been attacked in a 24-hour period.
“According to my sources,” Lt. Col. Shaffer told Fox News, “yes, [President Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”
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