In case you thought Fox’s Benghazi obsession was only about Hillary Clinton or – don’t make me laugh – the death of four Americans, check out ex-Judge Jeanine Pirro’s commentary from yesterday’s show. In case you think this woman has any credibility, don’t forget this is the same former judge who was shockingly blind to the overwhelming evidence about President Obama’s birth certificate when Fox was all over that fake issue. That’s not counting her own history of being married to the mob.
Pirro’s 7:30 commentary was beyond jaw dropping, even for Fox News:
This is the biggest cover up since Watergate. A story no one wants to talk about. He (President Obama) didn’t protect your sons. So he could protect his presidency and the wannabe future presidency of his then-Secretary of State.
He didn’t protect your sons, choosing instead to protect the feelings of those in the Muslim world. This week, Ben Rhodes’ White House email is the Benghazi smoking gun.
Susan Rice was prepped to say the so-called protests were "rooted in an internet video so as not to show a broader failure of policy,”
It just so happens that Rhodes’ language perfectly tracked what the CIA said. But once again, Pirro was blind to the evidence – or else willfully ignored it – in favor of advancing Fox’s partisan agenda. And, perhaps, her relatively low ratings.
She continued with two misleading statements: “Now, we’ve impeached a president for lying about sex with an intern.” She conveniently forgot to mention that the charge arose because President Clinton was under oath. You'd think a former judge would recollect a crucial detail like that. Then, referring to Richard Nixon, Pirro said, “A president has resigned in the face of certain impeachment for covering up a burglary.”
Except that’s not really why Nixon was about to be impeached. As Fox’s own George Will noted on Fox News Sunday today when he characterized the Benghazi email as “rather less than the Watergate tapes." Will pointed out that the Watergate tapes “showed a president at the heart of the crime wave, suborning perjury and raising hash money and all the rest.” Not even Pirro could come up with such an accusation against Obama. At least not yet.
But birther Pirro was on a political mission:
Why wouldn’t we impeach this president for not protecting and defending Americans in the bloodbath, known as Benghazi? … This dereliction of duty as commander in chief demands your impeachment.
Pirro went on to throw around words like “conspiracy” and “I don’t even think you believe in the First Amendment.” Later, she seethed, “You’re certainly not a man of your word.”
Well, why should that bother Pirro? This is a former prosecutor who was married to a mobster and thug for over 30 years. The same woman who plotted with crook Bernard Kerik to secretly record her husband in order to catch him cheating on her.
But while it’s preposterous for Pirro to be pointing sanctimonious fingers at anyone else, it is serious that she’s doing it on Fox News, which almost certainly approved her message. In fact, Fox has been salivating for impeachment, albeit a tad more subtly, for a while now. With the Republicans ramping up their Benghazi crusade, Fox’s efforts are likelier to get louder and shriller.
And that is no laughing matter.
(H/T reader Jack)