Sadly, The Media And Americans Are More Interested In Petraeus Sex Scandal Than They Are 4 Dead Embassy Employees

November 16, 2012 8:39 amViews: 116

I don't really know whether it is the main stream media's fascination with the David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell affair or the American public's demand for ever more salacious news, but sadly what we see every evening on the state run media shows is much more about the scandal of sex that brought down the CIA director and former 4 star general, than the 4 Americans that perished in our Benghazi Libya consulate.

Every evening for an entire week now, the headline story on NBC Evening News with Brian Williams has been about this sex scandal that is apparently good enough to destroy the career of a 4 star general, but amazingly the same subject matter and salaciousness can't bring down a serial adulterer when we're talking about a sitting president (Bill Clinton). The scandal is also apparently much more important sadly, than the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 other Americans who died at the hands of terrorists. And of course let's not even get into the obvious lies and the monumental cover up by the Obama administration.

Here's what has to say about Sex instead of Benghazi:

You've heard the old adage that sex sells. But as we're recognizing more and more often, sex wins elections.

Here's the brutal truth: the American people seem far more interested in what happens in the bedroom than they do what happens on the battlefield. How else to explain the media's fascination with CIA Director David Petraeus' steamy sex scandal, even as they ignore the ramifications for the investigation of four murdered Americans in Benghazi, Libya?

Two days after President Obama won re-election, Petraeus submitted his resignation letter to Obama, supposedly over an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. The FBI had been investigating the affair; another four-star general had gotten tangentially entangled in the investigation. The story was juicy.

The story was also a smokescreen. The week after Petraeus resigned, he was scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It quickly emerged that he wouldn't be setting foot inside the committee in the near future. That news followed on the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that she had no intention of testifying before Congress — she'd be too busy sipping wine in Australia to discuss Ambassador Chris Stevens choking to death on soot and ash in a dingy building in Libya. As for Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, he's been anything but forthcoming.

What do those three figures — Petraeus, Clinton, and Panetta — have in common? They're all likely to be out of the administration within the next month. Petraeus has stepped down; Clinton is leaving; Panetta, rumor has it, will be replaced with former Winter Soldier Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the ultimate slap in the face to American troops. When all three are gone, the link to Obama is gone, too. They can testify, certainly. But the blame rested on their shoulders. And Obama won't have to fire them.

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