The New York Slimes being the New York Slimes.
What they’re doing is throwing whatever they can to see what will stick. Banking on the relatively short attention span of the American public, they’re betting that they can reinvent the facts on the ground. For today’s Democrats, ideology always trumps what’s right.
NEW YORK TIMES HAD REPORTER ‘TALKING TO THE ATTACKERS’ DURING BENGHAZI MASSACRE
The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators.
David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper’s Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.
That admission is even in Kirpatrick’s story, which, as Breitbart News reported, has received considerable blowback for attempting to “whitewash the Benghazi tragedy” by alleging that there was no al-Qaeda involvement in the attacks that killed four Americans (contradicting the paper’s own reporting), murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had “little understanding” of the region, and the terrorists were motivated by an anti-Muhammed YouTube video:
Soon scores, if not hundreds, of others were racing to the scene. Some arrived with guns, some with cameras. The attackers had posted sentries at Venezia Road, adjacent to the compound, to guard their rear flank, but they let pass anyone trying to join the mayhem. Witnesses said young men rushing inside had left empty pickup trucks from Ansar al-Shariah, but also all the other big militias ostensibly allied with the government.
There is no doubt that anger over the video motivated many attackers. A Libyan journalist working for The New York Times was blocked from entering by the sentries outside, and he learned of the film from the fighters who stopped him. Other Libyan witnesses, too, said they received lectures from the attackers about the evil of the film and the virtue of defending the prophet.
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