UNREAL: CNN Finds Slain Ambassador’s Journal & Uses It for Reports… Without Disclosing the Source
Islamic terrorists attacked the US embassy in Benghazi with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire on 9-11. The terrorists were reportedly led by Sufyan Ben Qumu, a former Gitmo detainee.
Libyans dragged the body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens out of the compound after his murder. Al- Ahram
Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that CNN found slain American ambassador’s journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and ‘secretly’ used it in reporting… Without disclosing the source.
The Daily Mail reported:
CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source.
On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper 360, the journalist told Senator John McCain that ‘a source familiar with Ambassador Stevens’ thinking told us that in the months before his death he talked about being worried about the never-ending security threats that he was facing in Benghazi, and specifically about the rise in Islamist extremism and growing al Qaeda presence.’
Cooper added that ‘the source also mentioned [Stevens] being on an al Qaeda hit list.’
Two days later, Cooper acknowledged that the network had obtained Stevens’ journal, and that some of the information regarding the late ambassador’s thought process in the months leading to the deadly September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was drawn from his entries.
‘On Wednesday of this week, we reported that a source familiar with Ambassador Stevens’ thinking said in the months before his death, Ambassador Stevens talked about being worried about what he called the never-ending security threats in Benghazi,’ Cooper told his viewers Friday night.
‘We also reported that the ambassador specifically mentioned the rise in Islamic extremism, the growing al Qaeda presence in Libya and said he was on an al Qaeda hit list.
Hat Tip Gini