Some of you have made mention of this, as have I, but let’s just see if we can’t crystalize our thoughts: The paper of record: 93 front page stories on Valerie Plame. 32 straight days of front page stories on Abu Ghraib. And yet, none as of yet on the Benghazi cover-up (post “blame the insensitive filmmaker for his hideous deployment of a dated First Amendment”). Just to put the Libya murders of 4 Americans, including two SEALs and an ambassador, into context.
As of this writing, Harvey Weinstein and Kat Bigalow have yet to announce a forthcoming fawning feature film on the incident. But that’s probably only because they haven’t yet figured out a way to spin it as a “gutsy call” on the part of Obama and Panetta to do the unpopular thing — unpopular, and yet right and gutsy — and let our property be overtaken and our diplomatic and security forces attacked and killed for the Greater Good.
Something about, say, the massive expenditure of lead bullets and the effect of such an ecological assault on a fragile ecosystem already besieged by global climate change might sell, for instance. Plus, by letting four die, Obama cut C02 production, as well!
I mean, do you like storms like Hurricane Sandy, which are no doubt a direct result of cow farts, lead bullets, spilled milk, coal mining, and giant 20+ ounce sodas?
Why, far from being a dereliction of duty, what we have here is a President willing to make the tough calls to save the earth itself. We should all be thankful, not indignant.
So. How dare you!
Lightbulb, Harvey. Let’s do lunch, whaddya say,?