FLASHBACK: Media Hit GOP Over Anti-Hillary Beng­hazi ‘Witch Hunt’

FLASHBACK: Media Hit GOP Over Anti-Hillary Benghazi ‘Witch Hunt’

A pres­i­den­tial elec­tion year is loom­ing. Don­ald Trump is dom­i­nat­ing a crowd­ed Repub­li­can pri­ma­ry field, and the almost-cer­tain Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee is enmeshed in a seri­ous scan­dal that lib­er­al jour­nal­ists lame­ly claim is noth­ing but a con­ser­v­a­tive con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry.
Sound famil­iar? Well, that’s not just the state of pol­i­tics in 2023, as Trump soars above his GOP rivals and the media elite reject the inves­ti­ga­tions into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. It was also the case eight years ago, when Demo­c­ra­t­ic fron­trun­ner Hillary Clin­ton was final­ly sum­moned before a House inves­tiga­tive com­mit­tee to answer detailed ques­tions about her failed lead­er­ship of the State Depart­ment dur­ing the Beng­hazi attack that took the life of the U.S. Ambas­sador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three oth­er Amer­i­cans.
As they say, his­to­ry doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Then as now, the media bus­ied them­selves in dis­parag­ing the GOP inves­ti­ga­tion while help­ing a pow­er­ful Demo­c­rat side­step scruti­ny.
Lead­ing up to the Octo­ber 22, 2015 hear­ing, the lib­er­al media didn’t seem espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in how Hillary’s State Depart­ment failed to pro­vide ade­quate …