How do Republicans try to breathe new life into an old scandal? We’ve seen it time and time again. Here’s how it works:
Step One: Republicans, with nothing in their arsenal to use against Hillary Clinton, selectively leak to reporters a “scandalous” tidbit — often one that has been previously reported.
Step Two: The new media bites.
Step Three: The media hyperventilates and suffocates the airwaves with repetition of the same story.
Step Four: Upon further examination, the story falls apart.
This is exactly how the latest media hype, this time over Hillary Clinton’s use of emails at the State Department, has played out. And it presents yet another chapter in the Benghazi hoax.
The New York Times story about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account at the State Department is a perfect example of “gotcha” journalism, where reporters will take any bait the Republicans give them without proper vetting. The New York Times has a history of this. (Whitewater, anyone?)