Former Rep. Allen West’s (R-FL) read on coverage of Donald Sterling is that it acted as a distraction from the real ongoing scandal: Benghazi.
In a blog post, West argued that Sterling’s racist comments and the National Basketball Association’s response by banning him from the league received an an undue amount of coverage compared to other issues, like Benghazi.
Here are the key paragraphs of West’s post:
Or how about the lies and deceit of President Obama on healthcare and of course Benghazi, which we now know a video had nothing to do with.
Has our culture devolved to the point that the private statements of an NBA owner draws more outrage than the lies and deceit of the President of the United States?
Donald Sterling’s behavior is despicable, but so is that of President Barack Hussein Obama — and whose abhorrent behavior has more impact on our country?
The difference is that the media lead us along like sheep to the slaughter, turning us into reactionary, shallow thinking, low information voters along the way. We know more about Sterling than Benghazi — or the IRS scandal.
West’s post on Wednesday came a day after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said e-mails about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were a “smoking gun” which showed that the White House wanted to portray the attack as the result of a protest that didn’t happen.
(H/t: Right Wing Watch)