The protest is set for Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at First Coast News located at 1070 East Adams St. in Jacksonville (Fla.) to highlight what supporters call an issue “critical to this election.”
Perhaps because of the November election, many media outlets have ignored the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. President Barack Obama’s administration has made a variety of statements about the attack, including one provably false—that the president called the attack an “act of terror” the day after it happened.
CNN debate moderator Candy Crowley backed up Obama’s claim during a key presidential debate. She was wrong.
Some networks and online media have covered the Benghazi attacks. The family of fallen Navy SEAL Ty Woods has spoken out in hopes of learning the truth about how and why he died.
Other than the dismissal of the dead Americans as well as the issue of a 9/11 attack on U.S. property, there is another issue media have ignored. Obama repeatedly apologized to Muslims who he said were angry over a video posted on YouTube. The clumsy satirical video was considered an insult to the Muslim prophet.
By apologizing and focusing narrowly on the obscure film no one heard of until the Obama administration publicized it, the president could actually endanger anyone who speaks critically about Islam. Jihadists are able to easily whip up frenzy in local populations.
The president chose not to emphasize the First Amendment. Instead Obama subordinated American rights to Islamist doctrine. Leftist academics supported the president’s position, a stance eerily similar to media whitewashing the ascendance of tyranny in Germany in the 1930s.
Leanne S. King said the group wants to “keep the pressure on for open, fair and balanced reporting of critical news.”
King shared personal feelings with The US Report that many Americans sympathize with after the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods:
“I just cannot let this go, my mind has the image of our brave men fighting for their lives, knowing in their hearts that America would never leave them to fight alone. That their brothers would be coming with reinforcements and then the horror and sadness in their minds and hearts when they knew that America has left them alone - to die.”
King said she’s having problems with her Facebook page. “It appears that I have been silenced.” She said she asked Facebook about it and got “the usual canned reply.”
Facebook removed posts by Special Ops Speaks after the group criticized Obama’s handling of the Benghazi attacks.
The Left often protests conservative positions, with a key strategy of boycotting sponsors of media they deem unsympathetic to their causes mostly related to social issues.
Many pundits have pointed out that if a Republican president had presided over the Benghazi disaster, media would have covered the tragedy exhaustively.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called attention to Americans' rights to freedom of expression in response to the Obama adminstration's apologies for the video which had nothing to do with the U.S. government.
King said the public is invited to participate in Operation Benghazi Accountability.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/Oct. 31, 2012)
Read more about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi at The US Report.