Newly released ’60 Minutes’ video contradicts ‘official’ Benghazi timeline, debate claim

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.

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.

So, why the slow drip of information from CBS?

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

  • orringtonmom (D)

    i’m not over my outrage re: benghazi and the subsequent cover-up… but i am over the lame stream media playing catch up and acting like it has the scoop of the century.

  • Concerned

    The sad thing is people don’t care about the 4 murders in Benghazi over their god Obama.

    • my preciousss!!

      they do care, but the media doesn’t. right now only foxnews is covering Benghazi with a zeal. ) :

  • Brett McMicken

    a claim famously backed up by moderator Candy Crowley, yet contradicted by the Kroft interview.


    i would change that to say “infamously”

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    If people are truly outraged, block abc, nbc, cbs, cnn and msnbc from your television. This is the only way to truly let them know we’re fed up. I’m done with them.

    • Brett McMicken

      the only problem is, you are still paying your cable bill for their service, regardless of whether you watch them

      • yahneverknow

        In addition, ratings, and, therefore, ad dollars, are mostly based on estimates calculated from Nielsen families’ viewing. Unless you have a Nielsen box, it won’t make much difference.

        Sucks, though. I wish it would.

  • MoxieLouise

    Seeing as how the MSM is no longer relevant and I want information, I’m doing my own investigation and driving people crazy. I highly recommend it. I called two senators and a congressman today with my list of questions: What happened to the 30 people who were rescued? Where are they? Why haven’t we heard interviews with them? Who else was injured? Where is General Ham? What about the Admiral that was with the fleet? I have a call-back scheduled for the end of this week and I intend to keep bugging the heck out of these people. Who needs 60 Minutes? Pffft…

    • Vickie DHaene

      Excellent work!! Please keep us updated with information you receive. I am very interested in everyone that was involved and witnessed in real time.

  • nc

    This is why I think Romney was smart not to bring Benghazi up in these last two weeks. The Pravda media was determined to shield BHO and after two previous attempts, Romney learned that they would have made the conversation and the focus about HIM, not BHO or what happened.

    And what could he have gained? Those of us who have been following this story are already outraged, and don’t need convincing. Others who are unaware (and there are shockingly MANY who never heard of Benghazi) cannot be taught in 30 second sound bites that will be twisted by BHO, his henchmen, and the MSM.

    Romney stayed positive, looked presidential, and drew those incredible crowd all over the country. He must win. BHO and the MSM will pay for Benghazi after the election.

    • Colleen Kelly

      I have been saying the same thing. And I love how some in the MSM say that because of Romney not mentioning it, then they didn’t have too. The one lady from NPR who is sometimes on the panel on Special Report was explaining this MSM theory and how they were all set to write about Benghazi after the third debate, but since Romney didn’t mention it, they didn’t write about it…since you know they were all set to go with some hard hitting journalism on one of the biggest cover-ups/screw-ups in presidential history. But hey since Mitt doesn’t talk about it, why should they? I mean it’s not their job to actually report on things. Than again in fairness to them, it must be hard to actually be real journalists when their heads are so far up BO’s arse.

      No matter what, it’s always Romney’s fault with these people.

  • tomtom1983

    Which is why we must hold these deceitful hypocrites accountable once Obama is voted out and the lib dynasty collapses.

    They gave greater value to a murderers reelection then to those four Americans Obama let die. He and all liberals are treasonous tyrants that needs to be judged like the rest of humanity.

    Liberalism and its true form. Vile jackasses!

  • Carl Brown

    We must stop adding “-gate” to the end of scandals, and start adding, “-ghazi” to them. I.E., “Monica-ghazi,” and “Fast-and-Furious-ghazi.” Benghazi is FAR WORSE than any scandal our country has ever seen.

    • LightSabre

      Brilliant. (No snark intended.)

  • Chico Escobar

    This POTUS is not a god (small g) but no US law will touch him imo. I don’t care and just want to know that the hell happened here.

  • Chico Escobar

    The GOP leadership wholesale should step aside. They and Gov Romney should have hammered POTUS non-stop over this. The only way the POTUS could say he said in the Rose Garden it wasn’t terrorism was to pretend it happened in a vacuum. That he didn’t say something else on Letterman and the View days later. Ask people do you believe him or your lying eyes!