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I have made attempts in past diaries to better understand the relationship between the media and its reporting or perhaps; its selective reporting and how that selectivity is decidedly friendly to the GOP.
Through the distinct focus by the media on the shiny momentary shrill noise chosen by the GOP Bat light, the events that matter and are the real effects, remain largely unreported.

Take Benghazi and the squeals and foot stompings of McCain and company, who, every time he makes an utterance, reminds me more and more of a bitter, sour grapes loser. The media, however, in its never ceasing sloth, hangs on his every move as though his most memorable achievement of late hasn't been the creation of Sarah Palin, a deed for which he should never be forgiven, and eternally, directly associated.  

Here's an article in Media Matters that clarifies and more accurately reflects my previous flailing attempts.
This particular quote:

Even more shocking with regards to Susan Rice was the threat this week from Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) that she would try to block any secretary of state nominee, whether it's Rice or someone else, unless the White House provides more answers about Benghazi. (The White House has been providing Benghazi answers for 10 weeks now.)
(my emphasis)  underscores a contention of my previous diary.
(Not diary pimping, just making a point)

One would expect the "someone else" to which the Senator refers may include Senator Kerry?

The GOP has never quit campaigning and the media is in lockstep not missing a beat.
Susan Rice's handling of the announcement of the Benghazi tragedy has been made into her Waterloo for which her qualification for Sec of State is to be judged, by the shrill, loser-Palin laced shrieks of McCain and the echo chamber (horse-race, horse race-oopsie) of the media, drowning out any and all that observe that she hasn't been selected and there was a hell of a lot more going on in the entire episode that was completely outside her control, not the picture the media and McCain have chosen to portray.

The open, considerable, kabuki collaboration of the media and the GOP taken as a given, gets a little stale.

The article in full:
source Media Matters

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