State Department attacks ‘disgusting’ CNN for using journal of dead ambassador against family’s wishes (+video)

Government officials have hit out at CNN for reporting on the personal journal of murdered ambassador Chris Stevens, saying they did so against the wishes of his family.

Anderson Cooper revealed on Friday night that the news channel had used the document as a source after finding it inside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

But a State Department spokesman on Friday claimed that CNN had promised not to mention the journal, and described their U-turn as ‘disgusting’ and ‘indefensible’.

Mr Stevens died alongside three other Americans on September 11 when militant jihadists stormed the consulate in protest against an American-made anti-Muslim video.

CNN found the ambassador’s personal journal four days later, and used it to report on his state of mind during Mr Cooper’s primetime show on Wednesday. Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s the CNN video:

  • CaptTurbo

    How disgusting must you be when the disgusting State Dept calls you disgusting?

  • CNN will do anything to protect Obama. It’s frightening to see what a “cult following” this charlatan has.

  • Tomtom

    You cannot get any lower than CNN and OBAMA !!!

  • Lizelot

    How in the world is Amb. Stevens expressing concern abt a lack of security “protective of Obama”? He was “concerned,” i.e. afraid, but apparently didn’t get through to his President or Mrs. Clinton, strange to say. Neither did he seem to hv used our modern “instantaneous” internet & diplomatic safe communication when the embassy was actually attacked. Another strange gap, I say. CNN finally stopped walking in lock step with our press, that has for years now insisted on ignoring facts, re-interpreting facts to fit a certain mind-set, and attacking those rare mavericks who still follow traditional journalistic values–to tell the truth.
    Let’s hope this is a break through, we need truthful reporters more than ever. Obama and his cronies lie as a matter of fact, it’s inbred. Tellling the truth is not what they do. How then is CNN publishing Am. Stevens personal fears as an ambassador, i.e. factual and truthful reporting, equated with the lies pouring forth from our present administration? Think!

  • Rachel

    Again with the bullsh*t about the film?!! This was a planned attack having nothing to do with the film. Geezalou! When is CNN going to stop lying???

  • 58-59

    I can’t understand how, after the Republican victories in 2010, which clearly showed the people’s disgust with Progressive Dems, how in the world did the country’s perception of Obama change? Are they that dumb?