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December 19, 2012


Concussiongate

In the wake of a report faulting the State Department for missteps in how it handled Benghazi security, The Week notes that some conservatives are turning their frustrations to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accusing her of faking a concussion to avoid testifying on the attacks.

Atlantic Wire: "The calls for Clinton to 'come clean' about her health aren't unlike when conservative commentators thought David Petraeus coming clean about the affair that ruined his political and personal life was an attempt to wag the dog, even though he did end up testifying ... The ongoing narrative from these critics seems to be a step beyond on Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham's successful prodding of Ambassador Susan Rice on the attacks -- these are pundit-class seeds of 'cover-up' that go beyond fact, or even perceived fact..."

The Moderate Voice: "And so they whip up paranoia with Fox News viewers, debut a theme that will be continued by some conservative talk show hosts and will be regurgitated up by some conservative bloggers (but most assuredly not all)."












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