CBS News Asks for Transcript of Their Bogus 60 Minutes Benghazi Report Deleted

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While Republicans are trumping up their Benghazi hysteria, CBS News had the transcript of Lara Logan’s untrue 60 Minutes Benghazi report deleted from the Lexis Nexis database.

According to Think Progress, “CBS deleted the story and transcript from its website and searching the Lexis Nexis database will yield no results for a transcript of the report — that’s because, according Lexis Nexis, both the introduction to the story and the report itself have been “deleted at the request of CBS News due to legal or copyright reasons.”

We also know now, thanks to a lengthy piece in New York Magazine which Republican was behind Logan’s 60 Minutes story:

Benghazi had been thoroughly politicized from the beginning. But rather than steering clear of the political battle, Logan headed right toward it, consulting with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a strong critic of the administration’s handling of the incident whom she’d met once in Afghanistan. “I really didn’t know her until she started doing this piece on Benghazi,” he told me.

The two met two or three times to talk about the Libya attack, with Graham telling Logan that from his point of view, it was “a fair thing to say” that there was a “build-up of Al Qaeda types” in the area—a major talking point for the right in arguments that the Obama White House tried covering up alleged terrorist links.

Graham declared Logan’s report the “death blow” to the Obama administration’s narrative about Benghazi.

The 60 Minutes piece along with Jon Karl’s Benghazi emails for ABC News were both examples of Republicans trying to turn a false story into a legitimate news piece through media manipulation.

If Benghazi is such a big earth shaking story, why did CBS News have transcript deleted? The truth is that there is nothing to see here. Benghazi is another manifestation of the desperate Republican attempts to destroy President Obama.

The only thing more bogus than the Benghazi conspiracy theory is the attempt by Republicans to sneak their propaganda on to legitimate news outlets.

22 Replies to “CBS News Asks for Transcript of Their Bogus 60 Minutes Benghazi Report Deleted”

  1. On Sunday Face the Nation – Bob Schrieffer interviewed Lynsey Graham and let him ramble on about Benghazi.. you would of assumed that since he was from CBS he would of stopped the discussion and misinformation… I used to respect Bob…. he is no longer the journalist looking for the truth in a situation. He can’t even ask the right questions.

  2. The Republican dirty facts to derail a Democrat go back to Tricky Dick Richard Nixon in the 1950’s. He capitalized on the Red Scare to try and derail the presidency of JFK. Sleaze bucket Ronald Reagan stole Jimmy Carter’s presidency by making an arms for hostage deal with Iran. So much for Teddy Cruz’s hero. Bush Sr. used Willie Horton to derail Michael Dukakis’s presidency. And Serial cheater Newt Gingrich conspired to try to use Whitewater and finally Monica Lewinsky to steal Bill Clinton’s presidency.

    At the time Hillary Clinton said there was a vast right wing conspiracy and everybody laughed it off and cat called her. But it’s no laughing matter. Their tactics are becoming more frequent, desperate and obvious.

  3. That CBS is still a legitimate news outlet is no longer accurate. They’re quickly approaching their sell-by date in that respect.

  4. CBS published an article last week, (reporter, Major Garrett), on the new “special committee”, in the form of a publicist announcement. CBS is not a news organization.

  5. And remember the beating Napolitano took when she said the biggest threat to the US was militia groups? Look at Bundy. Look at who is supporting the NRA’s efforts to militarize the right wing. Look at who is threatening to take down the government by force. Look at the evil covering our nation due to these groups emboldened by phony reports on Fox, CBS, and from Rush Limbaugh and his ilk. Even the ‘Christians’ like Robertson cannot say enough bad things about this country. We need to speak loudly at the ballot box in November. Napolitano’s reports were correct. Every word.

  6. And be imprisoned for doing what he has done. Changing the content of public documents to fit an agenda

  7. I think this country should just have another civil war and be done with the red states. Or just let them secede and THEN build that border fence. No benefits, no Federal assistance; they’ll be like Somalia within six months

  8. Sunday’s 60 Minutes “report” on BP and the damage it did to the Gulf of Mexico and to the commerce of four gulf states was slanted in favor of BP. Scott Pelley led this charge. Both Murrow and Cronkite must be turning over in their graves.

  9. 6 months? You think? Wow, I gotta say you are giving them some credit, I figured 6 hours the way they love their guns.

  10. “build-up of Al Qaeda types” in the area

    “Al Qaeda types”: Right wing code for brown skinned men not of Hispanic descent.

  11. I certainly must diagree about having another civil war, that is a terrible idea. Now the part about letting them secede is the best idea I’ve heard in months. Not just Texas, but all the red states. Most of them would’t go along with the idea, but some may and it would be a glories day. I don’t know how they will pay for all the Federal property within their respective states, but I’m sure we could work something out. All US military installations would be closed immeditly and all other Federal agencies. And let’s not forget that all of the illegals trying to sneak into the US must be deported ASAP. Oh, and of course no forigen aid.

  12. I just read something I had not heard before, it was that the disgraced Lara Logan was made in consultation with Lindsay Graham – anyone know if this is true?

    If it is there must be some kind of law/regulation against being complicit in lies to bring down an administration.

  13. Sorry, I meant to say the Lara Logan report, however
    Daily Kos now has the story, I think it has been a set up and this should make little <Lindsay do some serious explaining.

  14. Impeach President Obama for what? You know there is nothing he should be impeached about. The Repugs are just plain sore losers. Period.

  15. They won’t pay for the federal property within their states, nor for the infrastructure in place. They’ll just claim it and demand that we pay for its upkeep.

  16. I agree with your statement that Issa should be brought up on ethics charges, and that the House is full of asses(mostly very dumb) disagree that they are able to find charges of impeachment. Now if the discussion was on shrub or raygun that would be totally agreeable.

  17. The repubichairs have been trying to find an impeachable scandal on a Democratic president, since Nixon had to resign in disgrace. They tried entrapment with the Abscam ‘scandal’ during Carter’s Administration, and now with both Clinton, and Obama, they’ve found the man; they just can’t find the crime that goes with him.

  18. I agree, except skip the civil war. This country is already divided. It won’t happen, but it would be best to let Dems & Repubs live separately, with laws that fit their ideology. I live in a red state. The crap that goes on doesn’t effect me personally. But it’s an affront to my sensibilities knowing the archaic laws they pass that purposely inflicts harm on segments of the population. I’d like to say the hell with it & move to CT or NY. But rural land is cheaper here & I now have a bunch of rescued animals. When I hear some bumpkin politician from my state spew racist vitriol& it makes national news, it sickens me. I was transferred here from a blue part of La. (New Orleans). Never knew these kind of hicks existed. I’m a progressive city girl in the wrong damn state.

  19. She’ll be back, got to keep the right wing happy. To hell with everyone else or the truth. They look at Fox News & think why not spew propaganda. Works for them.

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