By Brad Friedman on 5/8/2014, 4:45pm PT  

From Digby...

This is pretty good:

I think what gets me about Benghazi!™ is the chutzpah of people who cheered on the invasion of Iraq rending their garments over the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya. It's so morally obtuse that you have to assume they are trying in some fashion to gain absolution for their bloodthirsty insistence on taking revenge against a nation that didn't attack America.

Lord knows Digby's far smarter than me about such things, and her point is certainly an interesting one. Though it assumes the morally bankrupt --- not "obtuse", bankrupt --- people in question have any sense of self-awareness whatsoever.

To date, I've seen no evidence of that.

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UPDATE: Case in point...

From ClimateProgress...

On Tuesday, the federal government released the National Climate Assessment (NCA), the definitive account of climate change’s already-occurring impacts on the U.S., and of how those impacts will only be felt more acutely as time goes on.

So, how did the cable news networks cover it?

..."The White House releases a dire report on climate change," Laura Ingraham announced as guest-host of the O'Reilly Factor, "Is it trying to distract its critics from Benghazi and other problems?" She did not clarify during the course of the segment that a 1990 Congressional mandate required that the assessment be released every four years.

Fox News coverage did not discuss the contents of the report, focusing instead on disputing the reality of climate change, disputing the possibility of addressing it, and labeling the assessment a distraction or gift to Obama's supporters intended to help Democrats in November's midterm elections.

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UPDATE 2: Okay. Just one more case in point. Via Tommy Christopher...