The Nixon Tapes (Watergate) v. the Obama Tapes (Benghazi)

Many of you are too young to remember the Watergate Hearings. They were on TV all day, every day. The Democrats wanted to rub our faces in the scandal. After President Nixon’s resignation, Vice-President Gerald Ford pardoned the former president. This didn’t sit well with the American people. In the end, we got Jimmy Carter.

The June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., was covered up by the Nixon administration. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974. The scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction, and imprisonment of 43 people, including dozens of Nixon’s top administration officials.

In July 1973, as evidence mounted against the president’s staff about the break-in at the Democratic headquarters, it was revealed that President Nixon had recorded many conversations in his office. Recordings from these tapes implicated the president, revealing he had attempted to cover up the break-in. Before long, and after a lot of legal stonewalling from the Nixon Administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the president had to hand over the tapes to government investigators; he ultimately complied.

Now it seems that there are Obama tapes of the Benghazi attacks. Will they be released, or will Obama and Co. stonewall through the courts to keep them under wraps arguing Executive Privilege, Separation of Powers, and Checks and Balances like Nixon did?

Here’s the latest from Fox News:

Sean Hannity was debating liberal Juan Williams Tuesday on the Benghazi massacre. Hannity revealed this on the audio tapes of Tyrone Woods begging for air support on 9-11, “My sources tell me they’re pretty damning, Juan. They’re begging for help.”

Tyrone Woods was screaming for air support and Barack Obama did nothing.
Then he lied about it.

Hannity later said there are three tapes the Obama administration is holding onto including audio of Tyrone Woods begging for air support.

Will the press in 2012 be as relentless as the press was in 1973 and 1974 when it reported on Watergate, the tapes, and Nixon not making the tapes available?

Will we find portions of the Benghazi tapes erased like the infamous 18½ minute erasure in one of the tapes that some people speculate had recorded incriminating information?

The media have been protecting President Obama for nearly four years. If a Republican President were in office, the media would be in attack mode. So far, President Obama is not worried because his media friends have lost their journalistic fire. Truth no longer matters to them.

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