Did you know that the President of CBS News was the brother of the deputy national security adviser for communication for President Obama? Because I sure didn’t. What could possibly be wrong with that? Keep that in mind as you read this…
You may have heard of Sharyl Attkisson, she’s the only reporter at CBS that seemed to want to get to the bottom of the Benghazi scandal. Without her persistence in finding and reporting the truth, it’s very likely that this story would have been buried by the media. Keep that in mind as you read this…
From the DC:
The brother of a top Obama administration official is also the president of CBS News, and the network may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters for covering the administration’s scandals too aggressively.
CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with their own reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year.
“Network sources” told Politico Wednesday that CBS executives feel Attkisson’s Benghazi coverage is bordering on advocacy, and Attkisson “can’t get some of her stories on the air.”
Attkisson, who is in talks to leave the network before her contract expires, has been attempting to figure out who changed the Benghazi talking points for more than five months.
“We still don’t know who changed talking points but have had at least 4 diff explanations so far,” Attkisson tweeted on November 27, 2012.
But on Friday, ABC News reported that the Benghazi talking points went through 12 revisions before they were used on the public. The White House was intimately involved in that process, ABC reported, and the talking points were scrubbed free of their original references to a terror attack.
That reporting revealed that President Obama’s deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes — brother of CBS News president David Rhodes — was instrumental in changing the talking points in September 2012.
ABC’s reporting revealed that Ben Rhodes, who has a masters in fiction from NYU, called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House on September 15, 2012.
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Let me sum this up. The brother of the president of CBS news works in the Obama administration and is reported to have been hands-on in helping the administration change the CIA talking points. Reports by Sharyl Attkisson, a reporter for CBS who was determined to find out who changed the CIA documents, suddenly went away. Just think about this for a second, had CBS been the only news agency, the story of what happened in Benghazi would have been purposely and successfully covered up. Thank goodness for ABC and Sharyl Attkisson.
Does anyone else think it’s ironic that Ben Rhodes has a masters degree in fiction?