Author and sports journalist Bernie Goldberg said on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, “The point is that there are people on the left who will not acknowledge that Benghazi is a big story, and there are people on the right who, if Barack Obama came up with a cure for cancer, wouldn’t give him credit for it. And, by the way, I mean that literally.”
Goldberg uttered these words when he appeared on the show and talked about the Benghazi attacks controversy and the one that just occurred with the Associated Press. The AP revealed on Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly obtained telephone communication records of Associated Press (AP) offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012, describing the acts as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into news-gathering operations. Journalists across the U.S. condemned the government’s move to snoop on the news agency and stealing confidential information.
This has not been a very good month for the Obama administration. There has been a lot of criticism for the wiretapping laws, the Benghazi allegations and more recently the AP intrusion. Republicans at one point during the Benghazi hearing also demanded Obama’s impeachment. Obama replied by saying that Republicans do not acknowledge the importance of people in the administration who want to lay down their lives for the country.
“We’ve got a whole bunch of people in the State Department who consistently say, ‘You know what, I’m willing to step up, I’m willing to put myself in harm’s way because I think this mission is important in terms of serving the United States and advancing our interests around the globe.’”
“And so we dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus.”
Maybe Goldberg is right when he says that Republicans will never acknowledge Obama under any circumstances. Do you agree with him?