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May 05, 2014

Flashback: The Day After Benghazi Massacre, CBSNews President David Rhodes Said That His Sources in the Government Did Not Believe the YouTube Video Caused the Attacks

Hmmm...

Rhodes (brother of White House spinner Ben Rhodes) was an emergency fill-in speaker at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. While he spoke about a bunch of topics...

Rhodes interjected a parenthetical note about the "pretty alarming" situation [in Benghazi] saying, "Our government thinks that, you know, there's a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort timed to the 9/11 anniversary."

Several interesting things here:

1. Per Rhodes sources, the government did not believe the YouTube Video story which was already gaining traction in the media.

2. And they believed this the day after (or even the day of) the Benghazi attacks.

3. David Rhodes likely has numerous sources (and spoke of sources, plural), but one would certainly expect his brother Ben to be among them.

So what the hell was Ben Rhodes doing pushing the "YouTube video" story in the Talking Points for the Susan Rice talkshow blitzkreig on the 15th?

(And why, oh why, is CBSNews refusing to cover this story at all?)

Video and more analysis at the link.

Thanks to @spongeworthy.


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