The Daily Beast snagged an exclusive interview with noted Benghazi Fraudster Dylan Davies who, after having his own account of that night’s event come into question, implied that Media Matters and Fox News are somehow working together. Which is, you know, about as far-fetched as his heroic fairy tale.
Davies said he believed there was a coordinated campaign to smear him. This week, Media Matters, a progressive media watchdog, sent a public letter to CBS News asking it to retract the 60 Minutes Benghazi piece on the basis of the Washington Post article. On the Fox News Channel, reporter Adam Housley claimed on air this week that Davies asked for money in exchange for an interview. Davies denied this charge. 60 Minutes has stood by its reporting.
Davies now claims that the report he gave to his employer was a lie and that the account he gave to 60 Minutes is the real story.
I’ll ask the question again; is it more likely that he raced to the embassy, scaled a 12 foot wall, and engaged the evil-doers in hand-to-hand combat (the story he gave to 60 Minutes), or that he spent most of the night on the beach, was denied access to the embassy because of a roadblock, and ultimately heard about Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death from a colleague who had cellphone pictures (the story he gave to his employer)?
Given that Davies admits he lied to his employer, and given that he allegedly asked Fox News for money in exchange for his story, I’m inclined to believe that he is, in fact, a fraud.
It’s possible neither the story he gave to his employer or the story he gave to 60 Minutes is true.
Let’s not forget that this 60 Minutes report is what compelled Senator Lindsey Graham to state that he will block all nominations until he’s satisfied.
Senator Graham has since become more specific, stating that he will block the president’s nominations to head the Federal Reserve and the Department of Homeland Security. And if you ask what either of those have to do with Benghazi, the answer is absolutely nothing. Embassy security is handled by the State Department which, as we’ve pointed out in the past, has faced deep security budget cuts. Cuts that Republicans demanded. They were for the cuts before they were still-for-it-but-against-it because Obummer.