First a quick summary of what has transpired this week on Benghazi. Just released e-mails are pretty much a smoking gun that the White House was behind the false talking points narrative that Benghazi was about a sorry youtube video, not a failure to protect against organized (and predictable) terrorist attack. The White House had long denied being behind the talking points. The most incriminating e-mail was written by Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic
Communication. Yes, that’s in the
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Then yesterday, Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney dug in deeper by lying about the e-mails, saying they really were not about Benghazi (SNORT!). That was too much even for some of the snooze media. There were sharp and skeptical questions for a change.
Yet CBS ignored Benghazi on last night’s Evening News. Hmmm.
A careful reading of Ace’s post yesterday evening might explain why. It takes an excellent article by ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson and runs with it. I will not duplicate their excellent work. But I will mention that one Mike Morell, then Deputy Director of the C.I.A., was also knee deep in editing the false talking points.
Now who just happens to be Ben Rhodes’ brother? David Rhodes, President of CBS News. And where does Mike Morell just happen to be now? Attkisson reveals:
Morell has since gone to work as counsel for Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic relations PR firm dominated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton officials and Obama administration officials. (Disclosure: In January, Morell was hired as an analyst for CBS News where I was previously employed.)
And the CBS Evening News ignored Benghazi last night.
When news media is that in bed with a regime, you do not get news sources worthy of trust. You get participants in government cover-ups. You get Pravda . . . and CBS News.
Sharyl Attkisson today revealed that she suggested CBS News disclose that CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes during Benghazi stories. The answer to her suggestion was no; that said information was unnecessary and irrelevant.
Yeah, I’m sure that relation has nothing to do with CBS’s participation in the Benghazi cover-up.