Oct 24, 2015

Krauthammer: We Live in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter


By on Saturday, October 24, 2015

If there’s any takeaway from Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Benghazi Committee, it’s this: Facts don’t matter.
They are completely unrelated to things one says, even under oath.
This is how the Obama Administration operates. They knew from the beginning the violence at the Benghazi Consulate was a terrorist attack, but it didn’t matter what it was. What mattered is what they said it was.
On the night of the attack, Hillary sent an e-mail to her daughter, Chelsea, telling her it was a terrorist attack by “al-Qaeda” forces.
Yet, two days later, she tells the family of the diplomats killed in Benghazi that they’re going to track down thefilmmaker who was responsible for riling up the crowd to kill their loved ones.
She told the American people the attack was over an “awful internet video.”
They were lies. Pure lies. It’s disgustingly false, but that’s what happens when you systematically separate facts from reality for political purposes.
On Fox News, columnist Charles Krauthammer echoed this perfectly.
They knew it was a terror attack. They got it from Gregory Hicks, who was on the ground in Tripoli, who told them that. He ended up demoted in the State Department for having transgressed against the secretary.
And yet, they go ahead, they put Susan Rice on that weekend, and tell a tale that is completely false. Spontaneous demonstration, out of control, et cetera, of the video. I think that’s where the emphasis ought to be.
I think A.B. [Stoddard] is right. [Andrew Napolitano] said there are three audiences, the main audience that matters, unless she’s indicted, is the people. American people watching this. They don’t care about [Sidney] Blumenthal.
She had her way, when she lowered her voice, and talked about the sleepless nights, it was a gripping performance, which is the way I would put it so I can remain neutral on this. But showing that she really cared, et cetera or at least giving that impression. And that’s what’s going to be shown.
And the only thing that’s going to be shown on the committee other than that, in the clips is going to be that Trey Gowdy interchange with [Rep. Elijah] Cummings. Which of course is a conflict reality TV. And a nice little bit of heat.
We’re not going to get the contradictions. We’re not going to get the facts. We’re not going to get the real story underlying it.
We’re living in an age where what you say and its relation with the facts is completely irrelevant, as we see in the Presidential campaign, and it’s carrying over into the hearings.”

The media’s not going to tell you about the lies Hillary told the American people, or the lies Hillary told the families of the dead Americans killed in Benghazi.
And that’s sad. Because it matters that these things don’t matter anymore.


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