The talk radio career of newly retired Congressman and former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Mike Rogers has taken an interesting turn. When it was announced on March 28, 2014 that Rogers would be doing show with Cumulus in January of 2015, it was expected that he would do two to three hours a day.
In early November, it was announced that he would only be doing three one-minute short format features per day. As the Benghazi scandal continues to grow, so do questions about what Rogers knew. There are even questions about what his wife was doing as vice chairman of a company that is said to have ultimately been responsible for providing security for the U.S. Special Mission Compound (SMC).
If Rogers was going to do a long form talk show with calls, questions from callers about Benghazi could prove to be quite problematic. It may be, however, that Rogers is being introduced to the format slowly until he’s comfortable but the Benghazi questions could also pose problems for him, especially since it doesn’t seem like it’s a scandal that’s going away.
Also, the home of an Egyptian judge who was instrumental in bringing former President Mohammed Mursi was bombed while the trial was taking place. It appears to have been carried out by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers who have a problem with Mursi being tried.
Finally, when it comes to the body that is investigating the crash of Air Asia flight QZ8501, skepticism should not be in short supply. In 2001, after a three year investigation, the same Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) investigating 8501 covered up an instance of mass murder / suicide carried out by a Silk Air pilot. Lower level investigators with the NTSC agreed with NTSB investigators and concluded that’s exactly what happened.
Nonetheless, the Chairman of NTSC at the time – a Muslim – covered up the findings. To be fair, the current chairman of the NTSC is someone else. However, the investigative body has not reversed its findings, which should cause skepticism.