Benghazi Cover-Up: WH Official Tied To Benghazi Scandal & CBS News President Are Brothers

I told you yesterday that CBS' Sharyl Attkisson has been receiving a lot of pushback from the Obama White House. She has been one of the few that have been pursuing the Benghazi story as a real journalist, seeking to get the truth of the story out. I have speculated that White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes may be the culprit in coming up with the story that would be the attempt to cover-up the Benghazi story, namely that a YouTube video brought about protests which led to the attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. However, now there is a serious question about the ties between the White House and CBS. Sources have confirmed that CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes.

The Daily Caller made the connection:

The brother of a top Obama administration official is also the president of CBS News, and the network may be days away from dropping one of its top investigative reporters for covering the administration's scandals too aggressively. CBS News executives have reportedly expressed frustration with their own reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, who has steadily covered the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya since late last year


On Friday, ABC News reported that the Benghazi talking points went through 12 revisions before they were used on the public. The White House was intimately involved in that process, ABC reported, and the talking points were scrubbed free of their original references to a terror attack. That reporting revealed that President Obama's deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes — brother of CBS News president David Rhodes — was instrumental in changing the talking points in September 2012. ABC's reporting revealed that Ben Rhodes, who has a masters in fiction from NYU, called a meeting to discuss the talking points at the White House on September 15, 2012.

Consider that Attkisson can't even get some of her stories on the air and feels marginalized because of it. According to Politico:

But from where Attkisson is sitting, there are actually two Goliaths, one of which is almost entirely absent from the Post profile. The second Goliath is CBS News, which has grown increasingly frustrated with Attkisson's Benghazi campaign. CBS News executives see Attkisson wading dangerously close to advocacy on the issue, network sources have told POLITICO. Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized. That, in part, is why Attkisson is in talks to leave CBS ahead of contract, as POLITICO reported in April. Farhi mentions "internal conflicts" in the final paragraph, though he seems to dismiss them. The "internal conflicts" are indeed real -- Attkisson is still eyeing an exit, according to sources -- and provide important context for today's piece. 

Dangerously close to advocacy? Seriously? Perhaps it's dangerously close to the truth about Benghazi. I'd say CBS is dangerously close, no wait, they have crossed the line as far as having a serious conflict of interest here.

Rhodes was the one who seems to have orchestrated the talking points for his colleagues in the Obama administration. "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting."

This is not necessarily new information, as the New York Times put out a piece back in March about Rhodes, which indicated that David was his brother. However, now that Attkisson is being sidelined and her stories are being buried by CBS, perhaps it's time we know what really is going on behind the scenes between the CBS propaganda machine and the White House. If Ms. Attkisson happens to read this, we'll be happy to put out the stories you have that CBS doesn't want to divulge.


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  • Bouncerquinn

    It's felonious, to say the least.

  • LuvUSA2

    Watergate is a pimple. Bengazi is a boil, no gangrene. Time to cut it out and remove the source and company. 2nd ammendment action may be needed.

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  • PaladinFirearms

    Adds new meaning to the phrase having the media in your back pocket.

    Whats that they say. keep your friends close.. keep your enemies closer.
    Can't be much closer except by blood relation.

  • Lily

    Whitehouse official???? That oflficial who is responsible for the deaths of these four men is Obama.. and God knows how many others helped him cover it up. Sickening.. Barry should be impeached and jailed!

  • Morgan23

    Have you been asleep? This is so obvious as to be self evident. I didn't need anyone to tell me this. I knew from the very beginning that the Obama Administration was both corrupt AND favored by the press. The stupidity of the media protecting him this way is that Obama and his cohorts are amoral. They will use anyone or anything to move their agenda forward. As long as the press helps with that, they will be OK> As soon as they are no longer needed, they, like the Tea Party, will come under the scrutiny of the IRS or the First Amendment will no longer be relevant.....and guess what ? there'll be a US "Pravda".oooops, there already is.
    This is why there is a Bill of Rights. To protect the free men and women of America FROM the government. Flat Tax...eliminate IRS, eliminate Department of Education, we can teach the children ourselves or pay the people WE choose to do so. Get rid of ALL of the useless Government agencies and the cost of bread will be $.14 again and our wives won't have to work unless they choose to do so. will

  • Kenneth Bowman

    Shades of tactics used by NAZI Germany!