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Friday, December 22, 2017

Guy Benson calls out 'near silence' of media on Obama-Hezbollah report

So what's going on with the Obama administration and the blocking of law enforcement of Hezbollah just to get the Iran deal done? A growing number of Republicans are calling for answers to that question and for some reason, the leftist media doesn't think it's newsworthy.

The Obama administration allegedly blocked an entire law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by Hezbollah, the Iranian-fronted terrorist group, because Obama would do anything to get the Iranian nuclear deal done, including sacrificing Americans over it . . . allegedly.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R.-Fl.) tweeted at 4:38 PM Dec. 21, 2017:
"Allegations that the Obama Administration purposefully undermined law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah in order to save the disastrous Iran Deal need to be swiftly and fully scrutinized by Congress. @Jim_Jordan & I have officially launched an investigation."
Josh Meyer, the Politico reporter behind the piece, explained that federal investigators were gathering evidence whereby Hezbollah transformed from a political power to an organization that trafficked in drugs and other criminal activities and made hundreds of millions of dollars in the process.

The Obama administration officials threw a number of roadblocks in front of the investigation, halting efforts to stop Hezbollah's illegal activities and afford them the opportunity to kill folks, if that was to their liking.

Guy Benson said on "Outnumbered" Friday that this report makes one wonder if there were no lengths to which the Obama administration was unwilling to go to pursue the Iran deal.

And of course there were no lengths that were out of bounds.

"It was a lopsided, terrible deal. And apparently, the Obama administration was able to let Hezbollah, a terrorist organization, off the hook for a drug trafficking ring, which they use to cull money for terrorist activities," Benson said.

Bret Baier tweeted at 12:56 PM Dec. 22, 2017:
"This-as I mentioned in recent days- is a big deal."
Benson said it's "extraordinary" that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to that criminal activity just to sign a deal with the regime in Tehran that isn't even favorable to the United States.

President Trump was right: Obama is terrible at making deals.

Benson cited a New York Post op-ed by David Harsanyi calling out the "near silence" from the mainstream media on the "meticulously sourced" Politico story. 

Harsanyi wrote:
By any conceivable journalistic standard, this scandal should've triggered widespread coverage and been plastered on front pages across the country. By any historic standard, the scandal should elicit outrage regarding the corrosion of governing norms from pundits and editorial boards.
Days after the news broke, in fact, neither NBC News, ABC News nor CBS News--whose shows can boast a collective 20 million viewers--had been able to find the time to relay the story to its sizeable audiences. Other than Fox News, cable news largely ignored the revelations as well. 
It's a shame that half the country never gets to hear news that actually challenges their beliefs. 

Journalism truly is dead.