Douglas MacKinnon

"You cannot explain away [U.N. Ambassador] Susan Rice's performance on those Sunday talk shows in which she said it was not a terrorist attack and grew out of a domestic demonstration of some kind, she completely underplayed it and rewrote the script and I think we deserve to know who it is. ...

"We have not had an adequate notice from the White House or anybody in the administration as to why she was allowed to say what she did. ... But nonetheless she went on all of those shows in a very emphatic way and said it was not a terrorist attack and this grew out of a demonstration that it was spontaneous and that turned out to be not so true whatsoever."

Forty years ago, Woodward and Brokaw were all over Watergate and helped splash it on our front pages and bring it into our living rooms for months on end. Today, both journalists are waving red flags with regard to the Obama administration's role in at least Benghazi.

Who among their professional colleagues will follow their lead and track down and follow every fact to its natural conclusion? Sadly, not nearly enough.

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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