Tuesday, May 06, 2014

CBS' Dan Raviv's coverage of Benghazi special committee is special

CBS' Dan Raviv's coverage of Benghazi special committee is special

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Ranch Santa Margarita, CA -  On April 18, 2014, Judicial Watch obtained a number of new Benghazi-related State Department documents, including a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes - who happens to be the brother of CBS' CEO, David Rhodes - and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to support President Obama's assertions that the attack on the embassy was not a policy failure, but riots incited by an obscure video.

The Rhodes email was sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. to prep Amb. Susan Rice’s for Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

Judicial Watch's release of the Rhodes email ignited a firestorm leading some, including Judicial Watch, to characterize the newly released documents as the smoking gun linking the White House directly to a campIng of misinformation and eventually forcing Speaker Boehner's hand to decide to appoint a special committee to investigate the matter.

The far left, including Nancy Pelosi was fast and furious characterizing the new special committee as simply partisan theater.

The consensus in the conservative blogosphere seem to be that at least now with the added information and the special committee,  the state-sponsored media would be compelled to cover the story.  While that may be true, the old refrain of careful what you wish for, may apply - for example CBS's Dan Raviv index reported that Speaker Bohener had decided to appoint a special committee.  He also went on to state the White House's position that it was nothing more than a partisan side show.

My conclusion of Raviv's coverage is that for the typical CBS listener, the White House comes away the victor.

Related stories:

Judicial Watch's Smoking Gun

CBS:  relationship to the White House is irrelevant:  http://freebeacon.com/blog/conflict-of-interest-inherent-between-cbs-news-president-white-house-adviser-involved-in-benghazi-talking-points/

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