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Recently the Dispatch had a sizable report on the investigation of the Benghazi attack of 9-11-2012. The article used many words to inform us that it was an attack from the start and not a protest. I was disappointed that a lot of other questions were never asked, such as:


Since our military indicated it was an attack from the start, where did the story of the anti-Muslim film protest originate?

When the request for help came in to the Pentagon who gave the order to do nothing? A first for U.S. military.

When the captain of the aircraft carrier said he was going to send help anyway, who relieved him of his command?

Why was there not a full blown meeting in the situation room at the White House as there was for the bin Laden operation?

Did President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton sleep well that night?

Fast forward to two weeks ago when the New Jersey bridge traffic debacle came out. You can’t watch a network news program without another report about Gov Christie’s problem.

A week ago a report came out that the total network news coverage in minutes for the bridge incident vs the Benghazi attack was 17-1. It’s probably higher today.

We’ve digressed from the old newsroom saying of “all the news that’s fit to print” to “all the news that fits our agenda.”

Joseph Bruhn


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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