He can’t disprove NYT piece on Benghazi, so he whines about a political agenda


And on the political front, ladies and gentlemen, here’s how the year 2013 came to an end:

The New York Times published a long report on its extensive investigation into the terrorist attack of September 11, 2012,  in Benghazi, Libya. The paper’s report contradicted various claims previously made by Republicans regarding details of the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.

On Monday of this week, conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer (above) went on Fox News to argue  that the Times published its report on Benghazi simply to enhance former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects in 2016 (see HERE).

It seems not to have occurred to Krauthammer or to numerous other right-wingers that Clinton won’t be helped at all if the report in the Times is demonstrably wrong on the facts regarding Benghazi.

But Krauthammer’s criticism of the Times basically is limited  to what he sees as the paper’s political motive. He offers no substantial refutation of the details in the Times’ report on Benghazi. He just seems to be saying that the report is suspect if it somehow benefits Clinton.

This is what passes for logic among right-wingers these days.



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