It’s ironic that Charlie Rose defended Hillary Clinton this morning. It’s ironic because he clearly disputed Marco Rubio’s statement that Mrs. Clinton lied during last week’s Benghazi hearing. Rubio said that Mrs. Clinton sent an email to Chelsea Clinton admitting that the attack that murdered Christopher Stevens and 3 other American patriots was a terrorist attack. He said this after saying that the Democrats have the ultimate super PAC and that they’re “the mainstream media.”
After Rose said “You called Hillary Clinton a liar, senator”, Sen. Rubio responded, saying “I said Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi. There’s no doubt about that, Charlie. I mean, there are emails in which she was talking to her family and she was telling them that there was an attack on that consulate that was due to a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda elements, and then she was going around the country, talking to the families of the victims and to the American people, saying, No, no, this is because of some video that someone produced.”
Just like last night when the CNBC moderators thought that they were candidates debating the actual candidates, Rose jumped in, saying that Sen. Rubio should’ve known that the CIA was revising their analysis of the attack. Actually, it’s Rose that should’ve remembered that Mike Morell testified that the CIA never made any conclusions of the sort, saying that the White House was “blaming the Benghazi attack on the video, which is not something CIA did in its talking points or in its classified analysis.”
Rose proved Sen. Rubio’s point that the mainstream media is the Democratic Party’s biggest super PAC by attacking people who dared criticize Mrs. Clinton. It’s time to give the MSM a new nickname. Isn’t it time that we nicknamed them the Progressive-MSM Super PAC? Isn’t it clear that the MSM will treat Republicans nicely until they criticize Democrats?
More importantly, why hasn’t the progressive media asked Hillary explain why she told Chelsea Clinton, the Egyptian prime minister and the Libyan president that Christopher Stevens died in a terrorist attack conducted by “al-Qaeda elements”, then repeatedly told the American people that it was a protest that started because of an obscure video “that the U.S. government had nothing to do with”?
It isn’t a secret that the media are the Democratic Party’s cheerleaders. Evan Thomas said as much in 2004:
Let’s talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, want Kerry to win. And I think they’re going to portray Kerry and [running mate John] Edwards … as being young and dynamic and optimistic and all, there’s going to be this glow about them that is going to be worth, collectively, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.
That’s what Evan Thomas said in 2004. The situation has gotten worse in the 10+ years since Thomas made that statement. Republicans should thank Sen. Rubio for dramatically speaking the truth during that high profile event.