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CNN Used Slain Envoy's Writings Against Family's Wishes
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 22, 2012 | ADAM ENTOUS And KEACH HAGEY

Posted on 09/22/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT by lbryce

Edited on 09/22/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

CNN obtained a personal journal that belonged to the slain American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials who were asked to intervene by the family.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; msm; propaganda
Get this. CNN calls itself the most "trusted" name in news. This after a Gallup poll released a few days ago posted here reveals that Americans mistrust of the msm has reached an all time high. What a pathetic joke.
1 posted on 09/22/2012 12:49:21 PM PDT by lbryce
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Talk about trusted source—look at our gov’t. So Hillary KNEW about this journal but STILL this story today:
Clinton: No sign that Stevens believed he was on an al Qaeda hit list
cnn ^ | 9/22/2012 | staff

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:23:52 AM by tobyhill

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday she has “absolutely no information or reason to believe there is any basis” to suggest that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens believed he was on an al Qaeda hit list.

The remark came after a source familiar with Stevens’ thinking told CNN that in the months leading up to his death, Stevens worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list.

Stevens spoke about a rise in Islamic extremism and al Qaeda’s growing presence in Libya, the source said.

The White House, for the first time Thursday, declared the attack that killed Stevens and three other people a terrorist attack.
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2 posted on 09/22/2012 12:56:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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If our side acted like the Dem's ,and we had the media, we would see his family on TV sitting next o Mit crying and saying the media is using their dead son to make money. They would also be blaming Obama for the death of their son ignoring intelligence , sleeping and going to Vegas while their son was brutally killed and raped.
3 posted on 09/22/2012 12:58:38 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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I saw Anderson Cooper admit this yesterday and couldn’t believe what he was admitting CNN had done. He didn’t apologize tho.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: lbryce

I consider this akin to grave-robbing.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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I hope the Stephens’ family sues that pants off of CNN>


6 posted on 09/22/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nuconvert

I saw Anderson Cooper accuse Ryan of lying when he claimed that the Libyan consulate was attacked by terrorists. I wish I could have seen him back pedaling.

If I had been at home, I would have captured both on my DVR and posted it to YouTube. That weasel is beyond contempt.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 1:29:07 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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This is about Hillary in flames over her red hands in this tragic ending for Ambassador Smith, and her team going into deer in headlights mode at the sound of leaking; deteriorating foreign policy, increasing Al Quaida presence in Libya and US interests in jeopardy, leaving the ambassador to believe he was on a hit list.

They worked the family against CNN to simply pull their own fat out of the fire. Naturally, the family was an easy mark under the awful circumstances and with their slain loved one also being reportedly gay, would want no scandal laid upon his name from some personal journal entry.

The whole thing stinks, particularly why the clandestine trip in the night in the first place. Ambush was written all over this. No security. No armored car, no caravan.

A deal going down of some kind to agree to this suspicious willingness for such obvious risk taking and intentional unpreparedness is all I can figure to do this trip in this way.

Astounding, if not colossal stupidity.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 2:13:27 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY!)
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I think Libya should arrest AC for interfering with a police investigation, send him to a Libyan prison...and mention to the other inmates that AC likes guys...


9 posted on 09/22/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by moovova
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ON the other hand, this is how we know that the administration is lying through their teeth. And the only reason the rest of the media is making the story about CNN doing this “against the family wishes” is because it hurts Obama.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 9:11:44 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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