Breaking News: Morgan Jones (aka Dylann Davies), a contracted security officer in the Benghazi attacks, wanted to look good. As CBS reported recently,
“During the October 27 report, which was based on a year-long investigation by correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McCellan, Logan described the man, identified as “Morgan Jones, a pseudonym he’s using for his own safety,” as “a security officer who witnessed the attack.” She explained that during the attack, “Jones scaled the twelve-foot high wall of the compound that was still overrun with al Qaeda fighters”; during an interview, he told her he had personally struck one of those terrorists in the face with his rifle butt. After the attack, “Jones” claimed in the report that he went to the Benghazi hospital and saw Ambassador Chris Stevens’ body.”
Wow! What a heroic figure! But the Washington Post did a little research and found that:
“In Davies’s 2 1/2 page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near . . . as roadblocks had been set up.” He learned of Stevens’s death, Davies wrote, when a Libyan colleague who had been at the hospital came to the villa to show him a cellphone picture of the ambassador’s blackened corpse. Davies wrote that he visited the still-smoking compound the next day to view and photograph the destruction.”
To recap, a low level rent-a-cop tried to be a hero, while he was actually relaxing in “his Benghazi beach-side villa.” Not quite the heroic story this guy was trying to paint!
Predictably though, the brilliant team at Fox News saw an opening! A chance to revive “Benghazigate“, the Fox News created scandal to top all scandals, that had quietly faded into the annals of yellow journalism oblivion. Now they’re blowing on the last fading ember as hard as they can blow, trying their best to reignite the right wing frenzy over their artfully designed hoax. You remember, don’t you? The Benghazi attacks in which “no one was held accountable!” Which is completely different from the 9/11 tragedy or the countless other attacks on American embassies, resulting in countless deaths of innocent Americans for which “no one was held accountable”. The story that has been de-bunked countless times over the past year?
Here’s the real deal. Fox (and others on the extreme right) are scared shitless over the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming President. After all, she is a WOMAN, she was targeted mercilessly by the right in Monicagate/Troopergate/Whitewatergate/Libyagate, and they still can’t believe THAT didn’t work, and did I mention, she’s a woman! “Gateing” doesn’t seem to be working like it once did, and Fox is grasping at one final straw to take down Hillary. Follow this story carefully and you’ll see how quickly this becomes another attempt to bitch-slap Hillary. I’m thinking that MIGHT be an error in judgment on their part.
h/t: News Corpse, image