After 60 minutes pulled its now thoroughly-debunked story on the 2012 mob attack in Benghazi which the Fox News network had been promoting faster than a Christian Conservative could order a number two at Chic-fil-a, the story itself has since stagnated in the mainstream news cycle and amongst bloggers everywhere (with the exception of some tea party publications), but perhaps the underlying story about the coverage more so than the event itself is what needs to be noted.
The fact is that sometimes in the creation of propaganda, support of any cause though any source of media takes back seat to the fact that propaganda can be two-pronged – i.e., merely reporting on and supporting a particular political movement is actually only be one side of the coin. The other? Not reporting anything at all, not correcting anything at all, and thus, tacitly maintaining an air of suspicion surrounding the originally-reported event.
Such is the case of the Benghazi hoax which was initially highly promoted by Fox News – it wasn’t a mere side story or simple commentary, it quite literally became Fox’s entire news cycle and single focus of the entire media group to the point of almost fetishizing the event.
Fox was all too eager to pounce upon the CBS report shortly after it aired. After all, prior to this report Fox News was the only ones even talking about the issue as more mainstream news organizations had reservations with regard to how the events actually played out, who called what shots, and what the facts were. In short, other networks were acting like actual journalists and doing research. Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy moaned ”It’s great that mainstream media, finally catching up. CBS did this story on Benghazi and I see criticism from the left where they go, ‘You guys are covering a phony scandal.’ 60 Minutes doesn’t cover phony scandals.”