From economist Thomas Sowell:
More than anything else, 2015 has been the year of the big lie. There have been lies in other years, and some of them pretty big, but even so 2015 has set new highs — or new lows.
This is the year when we learned, from Hillary Clinton’s own e-mails, after three long years of stalling, stone-walling and evasions, that Secretary of State Clinton lied, and so did President Barack Obama and others under him, when they all told us in 2012 that the terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and three other Americans was not a terrorist attack, but a protest demonstration that got out of hand.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?” as Mrs. Clinton later melodramatically cried out, at a Congressional committee hearing investigating that episode.More.
Reality check: No difference at all, actually. Mrs. Clinton is right. Who was asking legacy media to pursue such grievous and policy-critical accusations and get at the truth? Crickets.
Who needs to know if the government EBT downloads of cash date is changed? Networks may collapse.
Watergate’s Woodward and Bernstein may as well have never existed. They add to the hype when there is little hope. Inadvertently sustain lies when people need facts. Enable some to live in dangerous fantasies.
Jane is afraid, but helpless and bought off