December 15, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Libya, Media, Media Bias, NBC, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice announced today that she was taking herself out of the running to be considered the next Secretary of State. To explain why she took herself out of the running, NBC’s Chuck Todd blamed it on “conservative advocacy media.” To Todd, it was nothing but a right-wing witch-hunt.
Todd appeared on MSNBC on Thursday and proclaimed that Rice was a victim because she didn’t have a “consulting team or a full PR team” at her disposal. I guess the White House wasn’t enough of a mega phone for her.
Todd basically claimed that Rice being lost to the President as a nominee for State was a conservative witch-hunt.
“It was all driven, in many cases, by some conservative outlets who were making her the center of the Benghazi story… the idea that she belonged in the center of those attacks never made a lot of sense,” Todd said. “She sort of became a victim of this.”
Todd went on to criticize the “media landscape” for this turn of events.
It is too easy now in the way our media world is set up, the media landscape is set up, that if ah, you can become collateral damage in a hurry in just the way you can get piled upon whether it’s Twitter, whether it’s advocacy journalism, whatever you want to describe it, talk radio, and that’s what she was… make no mistake, she became political collateral damage. And I think that that’s something we (need) a little introspection, here.
So, according to Chuck Todd the problem wasn’t that we had an Obama official come before the American people with a false story about Benghazi, it was that “conservative advocacy media” dared point out her false story that destroyed her chances to become our next Secretary of State.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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