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.