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CNN Reports Details of Amb. Chris Stevens’ Private Diary; State Dept. Calls it ‘Indefensible’
TVNEWSER ^ | September 23, 2012 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 09/23/2012 7:07:49 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

Full title: "CNN Reports Details of Amb. Chris Stevens’ Private Diary; State Dept. Calls it ‘Indefensible’; CNN Punches Back: State Dept. ‘Attacking the Messenger’"

The State Department is taking CNN to task for sharing details from Ambassador Chris Stevens’ diary, before returning the journal to his family. Stevens, along with three other Embassy personnel were killed on Sept. 11 when the consulate in Benghazi came under attack.

n Friday, Cooper explained how CNN came upon the diary and how it factored into Wednesday’s reporting: “The information for that report like all of CNN’s reporting was carefully vetted. Some of that information was found in a personal journal of Ambassador Stevens in his handwriting. We came upon the journal through our reporting and notified the family. At their request, we returned that journal to them.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; christopherstevens; cnn; libya
I think CNN was right to use the Diary. It points out that the Obama Admin. was covering up the truth. This BS of Presidents lying repeatedly to the public just so they can get reelected has to stop. And I mean for all parties and politicians!

P.S. I think its time FR expanded the number of characters allowed in the Title of threads.

1 posted on 09/23/2012 7:07:53 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yes, I think it is good that they used the diary. Getting the Truth out is always imperative, especially with the Lying POS Marxist.


2 posted on 09/23/2012 7:10:59 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Mad Dawgg
"What [CNN is] not owning up to is reading and transcribing Chris’s diary well before bothering to tell the family or anyone else that they took it from the site of the attack. Or that when they finally did tell them, they completely ignored the wishes of the family, and ultimately broke their pledge made to them only hours after they witnessed the return to the Unites States of Chris’s remains."

Sauce for the goose, gamy ankles and all. Eat it, State.

3 posted on 09/23/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA = 272EV)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yes, I think it is good that they used the diary. Getting the Truth out is always imperative, especially with the Lying POS Marxist.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I don’t have a dog in this fight. A pox on both their houses.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Indefensible that they lied?


6 posted on 09/23/2012 7:14:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Hey, Hilary (reminds me of hilarity): call 1-800-WAA-AAAH


7 posted on 09/23/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"A pox on both their houses."

I don't like CNN either But I give them kudos for reporting the truth that Barry Hussein is trying to suppress. And I would applaud their effort if it was about Bush or any other Republican. I am tired of Politician's lying just to keep their cushy jobs!

8 posted on 09/23/2012 7:15:31 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

This is a hard one for me. On one hand I wouldn’t mind that this journal exposes this administration as the liars that they are.

However his family should have been the ones to permit this. This is very sleezy on CNN’S part. Tough one.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 7:15:50 PM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: Mad Dawgg

My heart goes out to the Stevens family on this issue ... that being said, what nobody is talking about ..... evidently the diary was found in the rubble of the consulate in Benghazi. You would think that State would have rushed to secure the premises, knowing that there would be sensitive info there. Looks like anybody who wanted to could root through the rubble and pull out things like the Ambassador’s personal journal. CNN (can’t stand ‘em) did what nosy media is supposed to do and the State Dept. did nothing they were supposed to do, including protecting their staff. If what CNN found is not helpful to the Omuslim Administration lie-fest ... well, isn’t that just special?


10 posted on 09/23/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Mad Dawgg

If the State Dept was so concerned, they should have been over there picking through the rubble immediately. The story is that it lay there for four days, anybody could have picked it up.

Perhaps had the Marines been there in the first place, the consulate would have been secure. I don’t see that CNN released anything of a very personal nature.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 7:21:33 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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To: Mad Dawgg

Oh well.

Maybe he would still have his diary if Hillary and Obama didn’t get him raped and murdered by a bunch of muslim terrorists.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 7:22:24 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

” It points out that the Obama Admin. was covering up the truth.”

It is extremely newsworthy that the admin was lying and covering up.

Hear, hear CNN.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: waxer1
"However his family should have been the ones to permit this. This is very sleezy on CNN’S part. Tough one."

This one isn't tough for me at all.

If the info in the diary was nothing more than personal info then yeah CNN is sleazy but we are talking about an Ambassador writing down his worries about being attacked yet the Obama Admin said their was no such worry before the attack.

There is a coverup here and the diary breaks the story wide open (or would if we were talking about a Republican President) this should be reported far and wide and the President and Sec. of State grilled repeatedly until they tell the truth!

14 posted on 09/23/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: MissMagnolia
"...that being said, what nobody is talking about ..... evidently the diary was found in the rubble of the consulate in Benghazi. You would think that State would have rushed to secure the premises, knowing that there would be sensitive info there. Looks like anybody who wanted to could root through the rubble and pull out things like the Ambassador’s personal journal. CNN (can’t stand ‘em) did what nosy media is supposed to do and the State Dept. did nothing they were supposed to do, including protecting their staff. If what CNN found is not helpful to the Omuslim Administration lie-fest ... well, isn’t that just special?"


15 posted on 09/23/2012 7:26:30 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

you’re right. The more I mulled this over today, the more I realized - it this administration had gotten a hold of this journal first?

No one would ever have know it was there...not even his family.

CNN is awful and yet they unintentionally managed to do something beneficial here.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 7:27:39 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This wouldn’t even be a story had the 0bama regime told the truth from the get-go.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Mad Dawgg

CNN was right to publish the information. Kind of strange how the diary was just lying around for CNN to pick up. I remember early on it was reported that sensitive documents inside the consulate were taken by the terrorists, but apparently not this diary.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 7:32:36 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Mad Dawgg

While I HATE CNN and never watch, the use of the diary is “indefensible”???
What about the effing rag heads who sodomized him then killed him???
Easy to bitch about someone in your own country but show some guts and go after the REAL bad guys...hmmmm?


19 posted on 09/23/2012 7:34:22 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Mad Dawgg
“The information for that report like all of CNN’s reporting was carefully vetted.

If this BS statement were true than the Mau-Mau couldn't even have beaten Hillary in the 2008 primaries.

20 posted on 09/23/2012 7:37:16 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

If they don’t even boost security on 9-11 in the heart of muslim extremist territory than what the hell good are they?

The Obama regime are incompetent fools.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 7:41:29 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
On Wednesday’s AC360, Anderson Cooper reported Stevens was worried about never-ending security threats, the rise in Islamic extremism, and being included on an Al Qaeda hit list.

That has been reported before so what is wrong with confirming it with his diary?

Source: Slain ambassador Stevens said he was on al Qaeda list

22 posted on 09/23/2012 7:43:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Mad Dawgg

They were right in reporting it because of the dangers exposed.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 7:53:27 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: virgil
Kind of strange how the diary was just lying around for CNN to pick up.

Well, if you saw the video of the "rescue mission" you'd understand how competent our State Dept. really is.

24 posted on 09/23/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Mad Dawgg
"I think CNN was right to use the Diary. "

I'm surprised the Clintons haven't come out and said Stevens lied to his diary.

25 posted on 09/23/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GVnana

As El Rushbo would put it, CNN just committed a random act of journalism. They inadvertently exposed what could have been a major unknown coverup. On their own guy whom they want to win, BTW.

It’s almost a `bring the popcorn’ moment.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 8:30:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yes I do understand that I really do. Still a hard one at least for me.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Imagine if Fox had found it.


28 posted on 09/23/2012 9:18:43 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: MissMagnolia

What about the sensitive documents that were reported missing after the terrorist attack on the US embassy in Libya ? how come this administration and Hillary are not crying about those documents ?


29 posted on 09/23/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Mad Dawgg
Come on liberals, Democrats, MSM where is Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein when you need them ? sarcasm..


It was the cover up that eventually caused Nixon to resign from office
30 posted on 09/23/2012 9:25:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Mad Dawgg
40 Years ago the Watergate scandal.



31 posted on 09/23/2012 9:27:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: garjog

So true! Some real journalism being done, CNN breaking out of the pack! It is refreshing.


32 posted on 09/23/2012 10:41:09 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: American Constitutionalist

“It was the cover up that eventually caused Nixon to resign from office”

Nixon was a REPUBLICAN...
Those rules don’t apply to DEMOCRATS


33 posted on 09/23/2012 10:59:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Mad Dawgg
What does the State Department's head Hillary Clinton and N.F.L.'s 2012 replacement referees have in common ?

They are way out of their league and don't know what the heck they are doing.
34 posted on 09/23/2012 11:22:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Mad Dawgg

Indefensible because it indicts the Obama/Clinton State Department.

Heads should roll for that disastrous debacle.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 2:12:14 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: American Constitutionalist

If the press were lined up against Democrats the same way that they are lined up lockstep against Republicans...

36 posted on 09/24/2012 2:31:55 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
LOL !

Ohhhh so true !
37 posted on 09/24/2012 2:44:55 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Bon mots
Muslim protester wearing a American newspaper shirt from a FOXNEWS article.





Could he have gotten the shirt from a order ? or one of their journalist ?

38 posted on 09/24/2012 2:52:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Mad Dawgg

The ends always justify the means, right?

CNN essentially stole someone’s personal property which, at that point, belonged to the person’s heirs. They used that property, without permission, to further their business operation, and once it’s usefulness was played out, they gave it back to the family.

In their estimation, that clears up the criminal aspect of what they did.

And don’t tell me that CNN is suddenly interested in truth and journalistic integrity. They smelled a scoop, and they went for it.

I’m sure Julian Assange would approve.


39 posted on 09/24/2012 3:12:07 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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"CNN essentially stole someone’s personal property..."

Sorry but you assume facts not in evidence.

My wife was in a car wreck recently flipped her SUV and it threw stuff all over the road.

Two months later a highway worker found a bag with an address and name on it and returned it to us. Did he steal it? He found it and took it home and then finally returned it to us after he found a way to contact us.

You have no clue as to the sequence of events. You have no clue if their was even identification on the book. I know for a fact their was no immediate family in the area where they found the book (if it is fact they found it in the rubble) so they had to physically get the book back to the USA.

So you are claiming they stole it yet they returned the item to that family. You have no evidence at all.

40 posted on 09/24/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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