Democrats, and specifically the White House, continue to downplay the significance of the new documents that have come out in the Benghazi scandal. Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson said CBS, her previous employer was not interested in pursuing the Benghazi story, analyzed the media coverage and the arguments by Democrats on Fox and Friends.
They reviewed a clip from ABC’s “This Week” where Laura Ingraham got into it with former Obama adviser David Plouffe, who was one of the recipients of the September 2012 Ben Rhodes email about prepping Susan Rice for the Sunday talk shows. Plouffe suggested that Republicans are motivated by politics, and a “loud, delusional minority” is trying to convince the American people of a Benghazi “conspiracy” to sway people from focusing on the issues that are starting to look like a major cover up with lies aplenty.
Attkisson took offense to Plouffe for the words he chose, saying the White House has a “well-orchestrated” strategy to keep painting the Benghazi scandal as a wild conspiracy theory.
“The key words they use, such as ‘conspiracy’ and ‘delusional’ are in my opinion clearly designed to try to controversialize a legitimate news story and a legitimate area of journalistic inquiry,” she said.
Attkinson called out some in MSM for treating Media Matters like a “neutral” party instead of as a “clearly partisan blog.” Attkisson pointed out that there are organizations on the right that operate similarly to Media Matters, but no one in the media “takes the right-wing questions and asks them as if they’re legitimate questions.”