Media Credits Trump for Benghazi Attack
by Jack Davis
Fears that the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s report on the 2012 tragedy would become a prop in the 2016 campaign have been realized, according to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh expressed anger Tuesday over the Democratic committee members report’s seeming fixation with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
“A 339-page report released by Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi mentions Donald Trump 23 times,” Limbaugh said, noting that is more mention than the Democrats gave former SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks.
Limbaugh noted that at the time of the attacks, Trump was a private citizen who “might have been on TV commenting about it as an infrequent guest.”
Limbaugh said the excessive mentions of Trump, and the lack of any criticism of Democratic presidential candidate and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the narrative, meant that the report was saying, in essence, “OK, media! Here’s what we want you to do. This is how we want you to cast and to characterize the Benghazi report.”
The politicization of the investigation into the attack, which killed four Americans, left Limbaugh infuriated. “I’m angered beyond my ability to tell you how much,” he said. “I’m as frustrated as you are about this.”
Limbaugh said committee Democrats did nothing but “waste time and attack their political opponents.” “That’s all their report is, is a bunch of wasted time and endless attacks on Republicans, not to mention how Hillary and the Obama administration acted entirely based on trying to protect Obama’s campaign,” he said. “They accused the Republicans of engaging in a politically motivated attack when, in fact, everything the Regime did about this was put Obama’s political future ahead of the lives of four Americans who thought help was on the way, when it wasn’t anywhere near.”