To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquillity would be to calculate on the weaker springs of human character.–Alexander Hamilton
On Friday, October 19, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published a news article with the headline: “Early Uncertainty on Libya Account” by Adam Entous and Siobhan Gorman. The article was a convoluted account of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s duplicity (lies) about the Benghazi attack. The Wall Street Journal article followed the latest White House narrative that laid blame on the intelligence community. I wrote the Journal the flowing letter.
With the exception of a couple sentences, this “World News” article reads like an unedited press release by the White House. Entous and Gorman are guilty of bias, slothfulness, or lack of professional skills. Despite the shoddy reporting, the article did bring up a few questions in this reader’s mind.