MAYBE THERE ACTUALLY WERE PROTESTS OUTSIDE THE BENGHAZI CONSULATE ON 9/11 AFTER ALL
By VICTORIA JONES
Talk Radio News Service
At least three major news organizations are standing by their original reporting that there were protests the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound. This is in contradiction of recent State Department statements.
The New York Times, Reuters and Bloomberg maintain they had reporters on the ground or spoke to Benghazi residents who said that there were protests. The New York Times says a reporter was in Benghazi as the attack was unfolding.
“He observed unarmed as well as armed people at the scene, and it was clear that at least some of the people involved in the incident were informed and motivated by the video,” the Times reports.
The Times says it has no reason (the paper has spoken subsequently to numerous people, including members of the Ansar brigade) to suspect their original reporting was wrong. It says it may well be true that the attack was planned before the video or simply took advantage of the video. “But there is no reason to believe that what participants in the attack told our reporter was false, or that we were wrong to report it.”
This is similar to what Reuters and Bloomberg says.
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