CBS Evening News Ignores Benghazi

by Josh Encinias

CBS’s flagship news program, CBS Evening News, did not cover the new Benghazi e-mails the day they were released, and still has not reported about the revelations about the White House’s involvement in messaging about the attacks.

On Thursday night, the news program reported on floods in the southern U.S., the Korean ferry disaster, and wildfires.

Glenn Beck interviewed Sharyl Attkisson, former investigative reporter at CBS, about Benghazi and CBS’s practices on Thursday. 

“CBS wasn’t willing to file a [Freedom of Information Act] lawsuit when I was there to try to get some of these documents,” Attkisson said.

Attkisson noted that Ben Rhodes, a White House official who wrote one of the new Benghazi e-mails, and David Rhodes, CBS News president, are brothers.

“[There] had been a little bit of reporting . . . involving [Ben] Rhodes and some of the talking-point matters, so I wasn’t terribly surprised. But I was glad to see written documentation that sheds a little more light on all of this,” she said.

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