Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein says the recently released Benghazi email doesn't rise to the level of Watergate as some on the right claim, but neither is it a non-story, as some on the left say.Um, egghead? There's another important difference between Watergate and Benghazi:
"Watergate was a massive criminal conspiracy led by a criminal president of the United States for almost the whole of his administration," Bernstein said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday."We're talking total apples and oranges here."
No Americans died in Watergate.
It is positively unreal that one of the two men responsible for bringing down an American President--one that fully deserved it, mind you--can be so utterly blinded by ideology that he could make such an asinine statement.
While it's *possibly* true that the level of cover-up in Benghazi is not as deep as that of Watergate, it's equally true that the stakes are MUCH higher with Benghazi. With Watergate, it was a low-level burglary that was incompetently bungled and covered up by the administration.
With Benghazi, we have an American ambassador and three other Americans--two of whom came to the ambassador's defense--brutally murdered while the administration stood by and did nothing. Then, when it was over, the administration took an active role in lying to the American people about the cause of the murder, claiming laughable that this was some spontaneous demonstration about a tenth-tier YouTube video.
Four dead, no one held accountable, but this is what Carl Bernstein thinks "doesn't rise to the level" of a burglary?
It frightens me to think what Obama would have to do to be considered on the same level as Watergate in the American media.
That is all.
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