Pat Caddell: ‘The media have become an enemy of the American people’

Bryan Preston
PJ Media

Pat Caddell addressed Accuracy in Media’s conference on Obama and the media this week. Caddell used the moment to expose the media for covering up a) an Obama adviser taking what looks like a payoff from the Iranians and b) the Obama administration’s Benghazi cover-up. He concludes that media bias has become so extreme that it now endangers the republic.

CADDELL: “I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.

“Nowhere was this more evident than during the tragic death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya that was lied about for nine days, because the press and the administration did not want to admit it was a terrorist attack.

“We’ve had nine days of lies over what happened because they can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this,” said Caddell. “Yesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.”

Caddell added that it is one thing for the news to have a biased view, but “It is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they have a right to know.”

Pat Caddell is a lifelong Democrat, and was Jimmy Carter’s pollster.


At HotAir Fausta Wertz has posted an excellent article containing the complete video and several links to related items, and to Pat’s transcript.

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Update: Kirsten Powers: More Americans will be put in danger if the media doesn’t start challenging the White House on Libya

Video at The Right Scoop.

Update 2: Benghazi Worse than Watergate

For over forty years now, the Watergate scandal — the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the subsequent cover-up by the Nixon administration — has been the sine qua non of American political malfeasance. It has been followed by myriad other “gates” affecting both parties but has never been superseded.

Until now.

Benghazi or Benghazigate, as some call it, is worse. Far worse. Incomparably worse.

Watergate caught numerous public officials lying, including the president of the United States, but Benghazigate has all that and more…

Also, What if newspapers hadn’t bothered to report the attack on Pearl Harbor?

No need to muse about that hard-to-believe alt-history scenario because, as Mark Steyn writes, that’s exactly what happened two weeks ago…on Sept. 14

Update 3: Pat Caddell Drops The Hammer On Our Corrupt Media

…I disagree a bit with Caddell’s reasoning here. Romney did go hard on Benghazi, but the press went into a frenzy about his statement about it…

Update 4: Obama’s Libya Lies Collapse: Senate Democrats Demand Answers

…The behavior of Obama and Secretary of State Clinton over the past 14 days is a scandal of the highest order. Lies, cover ups, and neglect for security of American intelligence and personnel that borders on criminal…

Benghazi-Gate: Timeline Reveals Deceit, Deception by Obama Administration

Limbaugh: Obama Blocking FBI from Libya Crime Scene

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