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CBS News Calls Out GOP For Faking White House Benghazi Email

| On 21, May 2013

U.S. Capitol Washington D.C.

Last week seemed to be full of scandals for the White House — specifically around Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP wiretapping stories.

In the case of Benghazi, the key email that Republicans purported to be a written version of a White House cover-up was found to be fake. In fact, CBS News went a step further to outright blame Congressional Republicans for providing them with false quotes from the email. It was a bold move on behalf of the media, but one that firmly laid blame where in its proper place.

In short, Republicans have blamed the White House for trying to cover up details of last year’s September 11 terror attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. In the doctored email, Republicans were hint that references to terrorism were pulled from the talking points to the media about the attack. That was not true. The original emails showed that the White House was trying to get as much information as possible in a developing news story.

Check out the emails and fakes that our friends at AmericaBlog posted by clicking here.

Fast forward to this month and the GOP moved full steam ahead with the blame game on the president and the White House. Well, that was until CBS News stepped in and broke up their fun. You can’t quite call the president out on a cover-up when you played a major role in faking it.

When are Republicans going to learn that they cannot win elections or public support simply through scandal and fear?

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