Networks On Obama's Benghazi Lie, Day 2: The Good, The Bad, And The Indefensible

ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to a Media Research Center (MRC) analysis, NBC and ABC continued to run interference for President Obama last night by participating in the cover-up of his lie regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi.  On the other hand, CBS Evening News fully exposed this lie and called out moderator Candy Crowley for her endorsement of Obama’s deception.

Here’s how it broke down:

- ABC World News spiked Obama’s lie completely, focusing instead on his high horse debate response that “put Romney in his place.”

- NBC’s Chuck Todd barely broached the subject on NBC Nightly News, and grudgingly conceded that the President implied in his Rose Garden speech that a YouTube video was responsible. He had no comment on Crowley.

- On CBS Evening News, correspondent Jan Crawford devoted a full story to President Obama’s deceptive claim that he called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” early on, noting the administration’s refusal to call it a terrorist attack for many days. She also called out Crowley for bolstering Obama’s lie. 

MRC President Brent Bozell responds:

“Jan Crawford and CBS News deserve credit for exposing Obama’s deception and criticizing CNN’s Candy Crowley for her role in validating the President’s lie. This is unquestionably a major issue, and CBS covered it correctly.

“It is outrageous, reprehensible, and indefensible that ABC News and NBC News are blatantly pushing Obama’s re-election by refusing to report real news.

“But America is seeing this. NBC and ABC have no credibility.”


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