Attkisson: There’s a ‘Well-Orchestrated Strategy to Controversialize’ Benghazi

Noah Rothman

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson joined the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday and was asked for her thoughts on apparent efforts by former Obama administration officials Tommy Vietor and David Plouffe to dismiss the latest revelations about the response to the Benghazi attack. The former CBS reporter said that she believes there is a concerted effort to delegitimize investigations into that deadly 2012 attack orchestrated by people close to the White House.

Attkisson was asked for her thoughts on how the White House has reacted to the latest release of emails pertaining to the response to Benghazi, particularly Plouffe’s appearance on ABC News’ This Week in which he said the investigation into the attack was driven by a “delusional minority” of the GOP.

“The key words they use, such as ‘conspiracy’ and ‘delusional,’ are in my opinion clearly designed to try to controversialize a story — a legitimate news story and a legitimate area of journalistic inquiry,” Attkisson submitted….



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Also at the site,  ‘F*ck You, Move the F*ck On!’ Cenk Uygur Flips Off GOP, Fox over Benghazi  (video)

…Uygur started out by saying he is “so fucking bored by this.” He made it clear he’s been critical of the White House on Benghazi in the past, and believes they likely fudged talking points here and there, but in the grand scheme of problems the Obama administration has, this doesn’t crack the top five.

He cried, “Get the fuck outta here with Benghazi! It’s a tiny little fucking thing, man! ‘Oh, they changed it from ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations.’ Who gives a fuck about that?! Move the fuck on already, man!”…



And, CBS News Requested LexisNexis Delete Transcript of Debunked Benghazi Report

CBS News and 60 Minutes became the center of controversy last year when it turned out that they had aired a segment on the 2012 Benghazi attacks with a witness who had later discredited himself in contradictory testimony to the FBI. The segment’s reporter Lara Logan took a leave of absence, and the network began an investigation of what went wrong with the flagship newsmagazine show’s editorial process.

And now, ThinkProgress reports that CBS seems to have requested that journalistic document database LexisNexis remove all traces of the infamous segment’s transcript…



Related: Benghazi and the Bombshell Is Lara Logan too toxic to return to 60 Minutes?



Brit Hume Grills Former Dem Rep. Over Benghazi Denial: ‘Well How’d It Happen? How Did It Happen?’ (video)

…Harman, who claimed to have met with senior intelligence officials soon after the attack, characterized the blow-up as nothing but a right wing conspiracy. “This was an intelligence failure,” she said. “It wasn’t a conspiracy. And there aren’t aliens in Area 51 and Vince Foster wasn’t murdered. And it’s time to move on and focus on the real problems in Libya and other problems that affect the voters.”…



Update: GOP Rep. King blasts Dem rep’s ‘arrogant’ call to boycott Benghazi probe (video)

…The call for a boycott was made earlier by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” He was responding to House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement Friday that the House would vote on a select committee to investigate Benghazi.

The congressman said Democrats should not give the select committee more “credibility” by joining, dismissing new evidence that Republicans have called a “smoking gun” showing the White House politicized the tragedy.

“I think it’s a colossal waste of time,” said Schiff, also a member of the intelligence panel. “I don’t think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate.” …



Limbaugh: The Drive-By Media’s Behavior on Benghazi is Like Woodward and Bernstein Helping Nixon Cover Up Watergate

RUSH: I want to take you back to October 24th, 2012, on this program.  This is what I said.

RUSH ARCHIVE:  What we’re watching here today is the equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein helping Nixon cover up Watergate.  The mainstream media is Woodward and Bernstein. Watergate is Benghazi. Except this time, Woodward and Bernstein are helping Nixon cover it up…



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