SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
Kevin Drum’s Q-and-A on Benghazi: If it’s basic information you want, Kevin Drum presents a good Q-and-A regarding Benghazi.
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Regarding the press, CNN’s twenty-minute report last night was truly disgraceful. It had everything, including a muffled report from the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick, who seems to be scrambling back from the naughty information he put in play this week.
That New York Times! On Tuesday, Kirkpatrick’s report involved new information—new information which tended to support Susan Rice. Result?
Buried on page A6! With a headline which talked about "nuances."
Three days later, Kirkpatrick came up with a report which might make it sound like no one is trying to investigate. Result?
Above the fold on the Times' front page! With snarky headline and hook!
Last night, Kirkpatrick seemed to be playing it safe. He could have clarified or challenged a lot of things that were said.
On the ground in Benghazi, Kirkpatrick reported important new information earlier this week. John King didn’t seem to be interested in letting his viewers know about that.
Instead, he pimped Kirkpatrick’s snarky new piece. A truly grotesque twenty minutes.