On Wednesday night Anderson Cooper announced 360 had obtained exclusive information about the climate that lead up to Ambassador Chris Steven's death in Benghazi. Little did viewers know at the time that the source was the deceased Ambassador's own journal. Here's the video from Wednesday's AC360:
Anderson Cooper addressed CNN's use of Ambassador Steven's private journal, found in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as a source for their news stories on Friday evening's 360. Here's that video:
U.S.State Department official Philippe Reines said: "Given the truth of how this was handled, CNN patting themselves on the back is disgusting." He said it took repeated prodding to get CNN to agree to return the journal. "When the senior most levels of CNN were finally reached, they needed to be convinced to do the right thing."
This story has received a great deal of press on Saturday and we can expect the Sunday news programs to have a lot to say on the subject. Here's a list of a few of the more notable mentions as of our publishing time.
The Wall Street Journal
Late addition: Sunday's Op-Ed in the Washington Post