Mark Levin Show Host Compares ‘Over-the-Top’ Coverage of Khashoggi Death with ‘Lack of Media Curiosity’ with Benghazi

By Emily Ward | October 18, 2018 | 3:59pm EDT
Radio talk show host Bill Cunningham (Screenshot)

While filling in for host Mark Levin on his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” Wednesday, Bill Cunningham, host of “The Bill Cunningham Show,” contrasted what he called “over-the-top media coverage” of the alleged murder of Saudi Arabian dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the “lack of media curiosity” with the 2012 Benghazi attack on America’s consulate leading to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador  to Libya Chris Stevens.

“Compare the over-the-top media coverage of Jamal Khashoggi’s death in Turkey, compared to the lack of media curiosity with the four Americans – not Saudis, but Americans – murdered on September the 11th – now, there’s a clue, Sherlock – 2012,” stated Bill Cunningham on “The Mark Levin Show.”



Bill Cunningham’s comments came in response to the heavy media coverage of Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 death.

Read the transcript of Cunningham’s remarks from “The Mark Levin Show” here:

“To give you an example of how the mainstream media doesn’t call balls and strikes but takes sides, on September the 11th – now, there’s a date that will live in infamy – 2012, there were certain, in Libya, militants that overwhelmed a U.S. mission and killed four Americans. That is Ambassador Stevens, Christopher Stevens, was murdered, Management Officer Sean Smith, Diplomatic Security Agents Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. Four of them murdered, horribly.

“And those direct, those were, those were not Saudis living in Turkey or trying to get into Turkey and get permission to marry. These were actual, the United States ambassador – the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, who allegedly was a personal friend of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – and these are real American heroes that should never have been there in the first place, and that if they were there, they needed protection and didn’t get it.

“Compare the over-the-top media coverage of Jamal Khashoggi’s death in Turkey, compared to the lack of media curiosity with the four Americans – not Saudis, but Americans – murdered on September the 11th – now, there’s a clue, Sherlock – 2012.

“And now the media completely gave Obama a free pass because the election was only eight weeks away, seven weeks away. So, they couldn’t make it look as if militant Islamists had successfully attacked us on September 11th again, with Obama in the White House. So, they couldn’t use that against Obama. Therefore, they couldn’t use it against Hillary.

“So, largely, the media dropped it because it didn’t fit their narrative of getting Obama elected over Mitt Romney. They did not want Mitt Romney in the White House, and that event, if it had happened with a, like a— If Trump’s in the White House, and on September the 11th, somewhere, having been warned, a U.S. consulate is overrun by Islamic extremists and four American heroes are murdered, killed, tortured and killed, Trump would – that would be covered as a Trump problem for days, weeks, months, years to come until Trump left office.

“But because it was Barack Hussein Obama, who admitted on MTV the use of hard drugs and other sins and crimes – the media didn’t cover that either – and because they had to get him elected over the finish line in 2012, the media quickly dropped the murder, not of one Saudi, but four Americans at Benghazi.

“Can you see now the duplicity of the mainstream media?”

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