On the left: Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images) On the left: Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya, in testimony yesterday (Cliff Owen, AP Photo) Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya, in testimony yesterday (Cliff Owen, AP Photo)

BENGHAZI! Is finally getting the airing commenters accuse the Lamestream Media (holla!) of avoiding with all our might. Congress is holding hearings, which means at least a lot more people are saying BENGAHZI! this week than last, which is at least partially the point. The Internet loves saying BENGHAZI! and other people saying BENGHAZI! because it’s a reason to say BENGHAZI!

It’s important to note that BENGHAZI! refers not to the actual events of Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, but the previous and subsequent dastardly and ruinous actions and shameful non-actions of the Obama administration, whatever those might turn out to be.

Which creates, in turn, our current situation on the Opinions page. The writers, like Eugene Robinson today, mostly write that BENGHAZI! isn’t really a story, except to the point that the internet and House Republicans try to make it a story. We already know pretty much what happened in BENGHAZI!, they say, and while it doesn’t particularly make the administration look good, it doesn’t appear to be the stuff of scandal. It’s mostly about people reacting earnestly but imperfectly to a terrible situation, and whatever lessons we should be learning aren’t helped by tangents and exclamation marks and wild theories.

But due to the magic of the Internet, Robinson’s column on the non-storyness of Benghazi gets more than 5,000 comments because the Internet sure loves it some BENGHAZI! For some readers, Robinson pouring water is proof there’s a fire to be put out:


The Washington Post trio of Obama’s agents Robinson, Milbank, and Gerson tell us “There is no there there” regarding the Benghazi murder cover-up.

Murder cover-up! PostScript was hankering for explanation, and jrc_mrc obliged! He or she’s got it all figured out, in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand lecture:

To understand this fiasco we must state the following:
1) Obama is a Sunni Muslim and a dedicated Marxist. The proof of the latter is his nationalization of our health care system, and the coming nationalization of our energy industries via Cap & Trade scam.
2) In the foreign policy area we have his Arab Spring program of installing jihadist governments in Tunisia, Lybia, and Egypt so far; to go are Yemen, Jordan, Afghanistan, Lebanon.
3) The Beghazi outpost was designed to smuggle arms to Syrian rebels (Al-Qaida dominated Sunnis) via Turkey (another jihadist regime).
4) The unruly part of the new jihadist government of Libya, under the direct command of Al-Qaeda, murdered 4 Americans.

Okay. So that in turn explains why a different contingent loves BENGHAZI! so much, because they believe it will eventually reflect poorly on the other group of people who like to say BENGHAZI! so much, like this next guy:

TheHillman satirizes the right’s BENGHAZI!-frenzy:

Can we all at least agree that Obama (and his suspiciously black wife) were on the ground in Benghazi, leading the attack with his army of socialist zombie followers? Clinton had nothing to do with this. She and her lesbian army were too busy killing the last known witnesses to her being the second shooter on the grassy knoll in Dallas.

I mean, honestly, isn’t this just about the level of stupidity we’ve sunk to here?

blbixler joins in:

Why are we wasting all this time and money on a show trial? All that the Republicans need to do is throw Susan Rice in the tidal basin. If she floats, there was a cover up. If she sinks, she was innocent.

WHICH IN TURN inspires more BENGHAZI!:


You know Obama/Hillary are vulnerable when the Liberal hordes so desperately come to their defense. This comment board reeks of Liberal anger and desperation. I will enjoy these hearings and watching this corrupt administration fall apart.

So! Arguers on both sides see the opposition’s arguments as helping their own cause! BENGHAZI is a political winner for everyone, and will reproduce exponentially until it covers the entire surface of the Internet and even sophisticated analysts such as PostScript will get eaten up, spammed-out, silenced, by BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI!

PostScript wishes to end by urging a prudent considerBENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI!