Colbert Mocks Benghazi Hearings as Unimportant
Fresh off his sister’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Mark Sanford in a South Carolina Congressional special election yesterday, Stephen Colbert came out swinging … against Republicans who dare to question the Obama administration’s story on Benghazi. This warrior for truth mocked all questions about whether the administration did all it could for security in Benghazi before the September 11, 2012 attacks that claimed four American lives including our ambassador to Libya. That’s the essence of truthiness.
The courageous faux right-wing host stated that he would not broadcast his normal episode because of breaking news on Benghazi. “Since last September, Fox News has been pursuing this story doggedly,” Colbert joked. “To uncover how the administration blew it, when they blew it, why they blew, and how they will continue to have blown it. And, most importantly, how is this car still burning? I mean, it’s been eight months?” The crowd hooted in idiotic approval.
“Well buckle up, folks, click click, because this story is about to take off like a rocket ship to Planet Scandaltown,” Colbert continued, playing a clip from Fox News about the Benghazi hearings. The clip ended with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) saying that the testimony would make Americans mad. “It’s gonna make me mad?” Colbert smiled in fake glee. “Oh, oh, oooh, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve who’s about to get the bike he asked for, except it’s on fire!”
Huffington Post covered the segment extensively. Because Benghazi isn’t important. Christina Aguilera’s skinny jeans are.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).