In the gem of a video below, Dan Joseph from the conservative-leaning Media Research Center drops by the campus of George Mason University during the week of final exams to ask first about pop culture, and then about the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack.
The students all know who croons the song “Happy,” a hit tune off the “Despicable Me 2″ soundtrack.
However, they are substantially less knowledgeable about the Islamic attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya during which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, a diplomat, were murdered.
The question “What is Benghazi?” leaves the students gravely stumped.
A dude in a ShredEx shirt gives a blank stare to the sky.
“That sounds like a place to me,” guesses a female student. She also speculates that perhaps it’s in the news because of “the Save The Children.”
“It’s a place in Afghanistan, ummm…” conjectures a long-haired guy in a Texas Tech shirt.
“It reminds me of a guy I work with at the gym,” another student suggests.
Still another student, admittedly conservative, notes that her “upset” family “talks about it around the dinner table” and she feels “dumb for not knowing.”
The best part is the end, when Joseph pretends to inform students what Benghazi actually means.
What difference, at this point, does it make? Watch the video and decide for yourself.