The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday mocked Fox News for over-hyping yet another congressional hearing on the attack in Benghazi.
Fox News pundits and Republicans alike had promised Wednesday’s hearing would be a bombshell. But like the hearings before it, the Oversight Committee hearing failed to turn up any definite proof that the Obama administration purposefully covered up the incident, despite testimony from three whistle-blowers.
“You may be wondering why for Benghazi, Congress has held nine full hearings, including one closed hearing, why Ambassador Pickering and Admiral Mullen issued a full accountability report chastising the State Department for their systemic failures, and why Benghazi has generally emerged as a rallying cry for the President’s opponents when during the Bush administration there were 54 attacks on diplomatic targets that killed 13 Americans yet garnered only three hearings on embassy security total and zero outrage on Fox,” Stewart remarked. “So why is this attack so different for Republicans?”
He found his answer with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who said the attack in Benghazi was like Watergate plus the Iran-Contra scandal times ten.
Stewart actually agreed that Obama allowing Americans to die to protect his political aspirations was a both damning and outrageous. Except no one but Obama’s opponents believed that is what happened — and even his opponents acknowledged the facts were still unclear.
“I think I see the problem here. You can’t understand why everyone else isn’t as outraged as you, when it is because the rest of us aren’t sure if what you’re saying is true. And to be quite frank, you do have somewhat of a history of hysteria,” Stewart said. “You may be right, but the denizens of Bullshit Mountain have cried wolf before and after 18 months of intensive investigations you should be able to better state your case.”
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