Rep. Trey Gowdy went after The New York Times‘ bogus Benghazi report on Monday, in which the Times claimed Al Qaeda was not behind the attack – and that it was sparked by an obscure anti-Muslim video.
In an interview with Fox News’ Dan Perino, Gowdy wasted no time lowering the boom:
“First of all, I want to congratulate The New York Times. It only took 15 months for them to figure out how to spell Benghazi. So, in another 15 months, maybe their reporting will actually catch up with the truth.”
The NYT report not only suggests there is no evidence linking Al Qaeda to the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. compound in Libya that resulted in the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans, it attempts to revive the long-discredited claim that the attacks were sparked by an anti-Islam video, even though intelligence officials have asserted it was a methodically planned assault.
Gowdy also managed to get in a shot at Hillary Clinton’s infamous Benghazi question as well:
“Whether it was Al Qaeda or a subsidiary or a holding company or a limited partnership, to quote Hillary Clinton, ‘What difference does it make?’ Who cares whether it was Al Qaeda proper or a subsidiary? Four Americans are dead, and it wasn’t a spontaneous reaction to a video. It was planned.”
Gowdy is right, as is usually the case. Which makes no difference to The New York Times whatsoever, of course. After all, the 2014 midterms are just 10 months away. There’s much work to done by the media to shore up the ranks.