Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson claimed that journalists now ignoring Benghazi “won’t be viewed kindly in a neutral view of history down the road.”
Attkisson spoke on Friday with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren about the story, which exploded this week after new documents revealed White House involvement in politicizing talking points after the attack — actions the Obama administration had always denied.
Attkisson claimed that in the wake of this disclosure, military officials with insider knowledge of the attack and its aftermath are considering coming forward with new information.
But, she noted, “there’s just a lot of pressure not to come forward, a lot of fear about doing so. Fear of careers, fear of a lot of things.”
The former CBS reporter — which left the network earlier this year over its unwillingness to air stories critical of the Obama administration — pulled no punches when asked why so few mainstream media outlets covered the new Benghazi developments this week.
“I would say, you know, regardless of the spin from the opinion blogs that get picked up and they’re trying to counter this story because they’re surrogates representing those they feel are being accused,” she said, “despite that spin, a neutral look at this story will look at it as a very important story, I think, in history, when it’s looked back upon.”
“And the journalists — those of us that didn’t cover it as aggressively as I think we should have won’t be viewed kindly in a neutral view of history down the road,” she added.
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