The White House effort to blame the video continued through Sept. 25, when Obama cited the video six times during his speech to the United Nations.
“In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. … That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world,” he declared.
“I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. … The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” Obama insisted.
The effort to blame the video only ended Oct. 9, once Department of State officials announced that the survivors of the Benghazi said they saw no protest prior to the sudden attack.