Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer gave quite a scolding Friday to his fellow panelists on PBS's Inside Washington.
During a discussion about the murder of our ambassador in Libya, Krauthammer said, "I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I canít believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I canít believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack. Obviously, everybody could see it. So why for a week did the administration pretend that it was a demonstration?
NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: Well, it wouldnít be a very good plan if they were pretending and then saying something different later.
KRAUTHAMMER: Itís a good plan because the longer you draw it out, the less that the media and the country will care about it. Itís an issue, you seize of the issue right away, and itís worked. Who talks about it other thanÖ
GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Well, weíre talking about it.
KRAUTHAMMER: The third PBS segment of the show. Come on, give me a break.
PETERSON: Now youíre insulting your audience, the people who are still with us.
KRAUTHAMMER: No, these are the nine people in America who really care about stuff. What about all the others?
Well, I guess that makes me one of the nine people in America who really care about stuff.
As for Krauthammer, he was 100 percent correct.
If President Obama were Republican, the media would be going nuts over what happened in Libya earlier this month, so much so that it would be having a significantly negative impact on his reelection chances.
But because these folks are all in on getting this man another four years, their reporting on this matter has been atrocious.
Sadly, that's been par for the course for America's corrupt press since Obama first threw his name into the presidential ring in February 2007.
For the record, besides Totenberg, the other "liberal pals" on the panel were PBS's Mark Shields and Politico's Evan Thomas.