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Newly released ’60 Minutes’ video contradicts ‘official’ Benghazi timeline


Protestors outside an Obama campaign appearance in Cincinnati, Ohio, yesterday held signs calling the mainstream media “missing in action” when it comes to coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. CBS seems to have made tiny steps away from covering for and toward covering the administration’s controversial handling of the tragedy, just yesterday releasing yet another unaired excerpt from the president’s Sept. 12 interview.

Fox News’ Bret Baier was among the first and only journalists to compile a timeline of the events in Benghazi, and he provides an analysis of the newly released video as well.

see my last tweet for video-but here’s my analysis of the just released 60 mins Benghazi question almost 6 weeks later:politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/wha…

— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 5, 2012

In the video, CBS’s Steve Kroft asks the president directly if he considered the attack in Benghazi terrorism.

Kroft: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?

Obama: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

During the second presidential debate, the president insisted that he had called the attack terrorism the morning of Sept. 12 in a Rose Garden appearance — a claim famously backed up by moderator Candy Crowley, yet contradicted by the Kroft interview.

Unreleased clip of Obama’s 9/12 interview seems to change things re: insisting he called Libya terrorism immediately. ow.ly/f1HDj

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) November 5, 2012

In new 60 Minutes clips released by CBSObama refuses to call Benghazi attack terrorism when asked directly. politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/wha…

— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 5, 2012

So, why the slow drip of information from CBS?

To @cbsnews and @60minutes: Why did you not release complete Obama Benghazi material until now?

— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 5, 2012

And CBS held it, why? RT @stephenfhayes New “60 Minutes” excerpt of Obama interview from 9/12/12 contradicts WH claims. bit.ly/XdxEma

— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) November 5, 2012

I’d like to know what @crowleycnn thinks about this: politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/wha… But I’m not curious enough to actually watch CNN to find out.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) November 5, 2012

CBS releasing tape is equivalent of a Friday news dump, but it will be a subject for years to come and is a damning indictment of the MSM

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) November 6, 2012

@hughhewitt MSM is covering Benghazi now just so they can say they covered it; too late to hurt Obama but will save reputation whoever wins

— Mike McNally (@notoserfdom) November 6, 2012

@hughhewitt A scar on them for withholding information that could have changed Election. Almost as bad as a false memo before an Election.

— donttreadonme53 (@donttreadonme53) November 6, 2012

@60minutes You have betrayed America’s trust. Heinous example of media bias. CBS has biased an Presidential election. Dinosaur media is dead

— Len J Lemmer (@LennyJLem) November 6, 2012

So ’60 Minutes’ withheld Obama statement re Benghazi until eve of the election. They knew Obama lied during second debate. No liberal bias??

— Geoff Boss (@geoffboss) November 6, 2012

Embarrassing for CBS/60 Minutes withholding #Benghazi info on corrupt Obama admin. Makes Dan Rather look like grade school. #4DeadDiplomats

— Anna Teresa Arnold (@HomerWhite) November 5, 2012

Whatever happens tomorrow, the Benghazi story is not going away.

The withheld CBS Obama/Benghazi material was newsworthy, important. They’ve got a scandal on their hands.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 5, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/05/newly-released-60-minutes-video-contradicts-official-benghazi-timeline-debate-claim/

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