April 12, 2015

Here we go again. The media continues to allow Rand Paul to repeat lies that have long been debunked on Benghazi, unchallenged.

David Gregory allowed Rand Paul to do the same thing last year and CNN's Dana Bash took her turn this morning:

Paul denies sexism, says Clinton deserves tough treatment:

Rand Paul says he won't let the heat he's faced over testy interviews with female journalists stop him from attacking Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.

That, he said, would be sexist because it would ignore the reality that "women are in positions not because they're women," but because "they're intelligent and they should be equal to their counterparts and treated equally." [...]

Bash asked Paul whether he'll treat Clinton differently to avoid concerns that he has an issue with women.

"I would treat her with the same respect that I would treat a man, but I wouldn't lay down and say, 'Oh, I'm not going to respond out of some sort of' -- and I think that would be a sexist response to say, 'Oh, my goodness, she deserves not to be treated as aggressively, because she's only a woman," Paul said.

"I would never say that about anybody. And I don't come into our interview thinking, 'OK, it's a woman versus a man kind of interview," he said. "I just think she's going to ask tough questions, he will ask tough questions, I've got to be prepared."

Paul also lambasted Clinton's time as secretary of state, struggling to name any positive accomplishments for the former first lady and New York senator during those four years. [...]

Referencing an ad from Clinton's 2008 campaign, Paul said she's proven unworthy of being a commander-in-chief based on her oversight leading up to the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.

"I think Benghazi was a 3:00 a.m. phone call that she never picked up," he said. "She didn't -- she didn't provide the security, not just that day, for nine months. Dozens and dozens of requests for more security, all completely ignored by Hillary Clinton."

They're going to continue to flog this dead horse as long as the media allows them to go unchallenged.


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