During the online segment, Baier surprised thousands who viewed the extended show on the Web and participated in the chat. Baier said there’s a second Benghazi report coming.
Much new information has surfaced about Benghazi recently, largely to efforts of Fox News and to some efforts by Reuters. Baier's first Special Report on Benghazi aired last weekend.
Of the report scheduled to air this weekend, “It’s all new,” said Baier. The Fox News anchor said the second Benghazi Special Report will air at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday. He will announce other air times during his program on Thursday.
During the panel discussion on the TV show on Wednesday, a scathing critique of media coverage on Libya was delivered by iconic columnist Charles Krauthammer.
Krauthammer said if there was a coverup by the Obama administration, it was “an incompetent coverup.” Krauthammer likened the coverage to “journalistic malpractice.”
Steve Hayes with The Weekly Standard agreed with Krauthammer. Hayes was astonished by lack of attention from older media such as The New York Times.
Mara Liasson, a correspondent with National Public Radio, seemed to think Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should address the Benghazi scandal. Like select others in the news industry, Liasson seems to think Romney already sits in the Oval Office.
Romney did properly address statements issued after a protest at the Cairo Embassy in Egypt. After the Obama administration blamed a mysterious film that the embassy statement cited as a reason for the protest in Egypt, Romney rightly responded by calling attention to American values as well as rights to free speech.
Unfortunately, most media appear unconcerned about ongoing assaults on the U.S. First Amendment, the most restrictive in the world on government’s power over speech.
For his appropriate statement, Romney was attacked by both the president and allied media eager perhaps to distract from an epic security failure in the birthplace of the Libya Civil War Obama chose to engage the U.S. in without consulting the U.S. Congress.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/Oct. 24, 2012)
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