Who Better to Talk Cover-ups Than Colonel Cover-up Himself

The audacity of Fox News is staggering. They invited Oliver North on the air to discuss — without irony or mention of Iran-Contra — his take on a possible cover-up in the Benghazi fiasco.

So they wheeled out the poster boy for Reagan’s Watergate to comment upon the Benghazi non-scandal — essentially displaying for the Fox News audience one of the top shelf villains from a Reagan/Republican scandal while they pretend to be totally innocent truth-seekers in a quest for government accountability. Breathtaking.

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  • Brutlyhonest

    The fox faithful consider ollie a heee-ro. He was only trying to do what was right, after all. Standing up to the librul congress and media was a super, special bonus. Letting saint ronnie the raygun essentially get away with Iran-Contra was the beginning of the end for actual news.

    • Christopher Foxx

      And, while hero whorshipping North, the Fox faithful see no irony in calling themselves “law and order” supporters either.

    • muselet

      Absolutely. The real scandal of Iran-Contra, according to the Right, is that Congress tried to prevent the Reagan Administration from providing military aid to the Contras in Nicaragua (who were, Reagan said, “the moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers”). If those anti-American Democrats in Congress hadn’t unconstitutionally meddled in foreign affairs, the administration wouldn’t have had to sell weapons to Iran—in violation of an arms embargo—in order to purchase the release of hostages held in Lebanon, and patriots like Oliver North wouldn’t have had to divert money from those sales to the Contras.

      And no, not a word of that makes sense.

      –alopecia

      • Brutlyhonest

        Not a word of that makes sense to rational people. Therein lies the problem :P

  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    The people at Fox are subversives, traitors, un-American and utterly contempuous. Oliver North should be in a damn jail cell.

    Their nerve freaking astounds me.

    • muselet

      Oliver North should be in a damn jail cell.

      Agreed, his conviction should never have been overturned (Lawrence Walsh had him dead to rights). Of course, he would have been pardoned either by Ronald Reagan or George HW Bush, or he would have emerged from prison a bigger rock-star than ever to the Right (SEE: Liddy, George Gordon Battle).

      –alopecia

      • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

        Yeah, and given that HW knew about it, of course he would have pardoned him.

        I’m still not convinced that Dear Ronnie was in the dark, but I suppose it’s possible given his health issues.

        • muselet

          Given that Reagan was disengaged from the day-to-day operation of the White House—he wasn’t keen on management when he was governor of California, either—it’s possible he didn’t know details, but he certainly knew in broad outline what was going on.

          He doesn’t get a pass because of his Alzheimer’s. Not from me, anyway.

          –alopecia

          • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

            I share your opinion, Alo.

            “Reagan was disengaged from the day-to-day operation of the White House”
            Oh yeah, he was.

    • nathkatun7

      This man, who was so proud of shredding documents in the Iran-Contra scandal, has the audacity to talk about cover-up?