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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:01 am

Judging from the coverage of the Benghazi scandal, it's obvious that the media, including The Press, supports President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Unlike the Watergate scandal, where the cover-up was worse than the original burglary, the Benghazi incident was a monumental disaster. So where are the Bob Woodwards of this era? There are none.

The media highlight side issues - Democratic talking points and Republican political interests. No one died in Watergate, but four Americans were abandoned and left to die in Benghazi while the administration scrambled to provide political damage control.

The lack of objectivity shows up on many issues. Think about some of the most ridiculous political statements in recent history and how the media failed to adequately cover them: Hillary Clinton saying, "What difference at this point does it make?"; Nancy Pelosi saying, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it;" Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying, "No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer."

As for Benghazi, we need to know the real reason why our embassy was attacked in the first place. Was something going on there that incited

al Qaeda affiliates to attack?

Opinions and biases don't belong on the front pages.

ETTORE CATTANEO

Cape May

Political cover-up

worse than Watergate

The Benghazi situation recalls the 1972 Watergate break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up.

The scandal led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Nobody was injured at Watergate, and it was not an international incident. The connection between the break-in and the re-election committee was portrayed as a national scandal rather than a political ploy.

At Benghazi, four Americans were killed. The Obama administration dispatched Susan Rice with the story that the attack was caused by a video.

Some of the conservative press felt the American people were not being told all the facts. Their attempts to learn the truth were portrayed as a political effort by Republicans.

Watergate had no effect on the security of this country. Benghazi is about our security, and the administration has misinformed the public.

The contrast in how these two incidents have been dealt with is overwhelming. There was no harm and there were no deaths in Watergate, but the president resigned as a result. Benghazi resulted in four deaths. But its investigation is described as a political ploy, and the president goes unscathed.

DICK GRAUPNER

Cape May

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