Fox News tries to hide the fact that David Petraeus agreed upon the talking points beforehand for Benghazi Attacks


In one of propaganda building activities indulged in by media organization Fox Media committed in respect of not disclosing to public that Rep. Peter King (R-NY) had acknowledged that CIA had approved talking points for UN Ambassador Susan Rice before giving interviews to press about the Benghazi Attacks on US Embassy incident.

What Fox News has been trying to do is hiding that fact and scandalizing public opinion against the ruling government indirectly on the basis of responses given by Susan Rice on the issue during its weekly shows airing on Sunday’s.

Susan Rice said in the interview given on September 16 that although investigation on the causes for the Attack on US Embassy in Benghazi was in process but the recent updates received from the investigation agencies suggests in the direction that the attacks were inspired from the attack on US Embassy in Cairo for the controversial anti-Islamic film.

The Friday that gone by had Gen. David Petraeus (Former CIA head) giving testimony to closed hearing of congress on Benghazi attacks and its repercussion. After coming out of the hearing Gen. Petraeus told reporters that King said that in the beginning Al-Qaeda’s name was part of the causes for the attack but later the name was taken off by regular review conducted upon the assessment by wider intelligence community.

However King said after coming out that Petraeus was not unhappy for removal of Al-Qaeda’s name from intelligence assessment before sharing it in public domain. King has nevertheless not forgotten to make it a point that CIA was desperate for the Al-Qaeda’s name to be removed before approving it.

This story has been broken out by “Media Matters”, an independent watchdog for ethics in journalism among other issues facing it.

Source: Media Matters

Photos: Fox News 

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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