Accuracy in Media

Many facts of Benghazi-gate continue to elude the American public. For example, where was President Obama when the consulate was being attacked? Why did the smoking gun memo apparently not reach Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Who knew the facts on the ground, and when, and will anyone be held accountable for this mistake?

Catherine Herridge, the Chief Intelligence Correspondent for FOX News, says she is dedicated to finding out what happened in Benghazi, Libya as a way to honor the victims of this attack. “People asked me six months later why I persist in reporting the Benghazi story, and I can only speak for myself, but I don’t believe there’s been meaningful accountability for the murder of those four Americans,” said Herridge, winner of this year’s Accuracy in Media Reed Irvine Award for investigative journalism, presented on March 14 at CPAC. “And they’re dead,” she added. “And there’s nothing we can do to bring them back, except honor them with the facts of what happened.” Herridge referred to a story she wrote on the number wounded in the Benghazi attack that was published the day after the AIM event.

“And that’s not a conservative issue, or a liberal issue, that is the function of the Fourth Estate in a democracy,” she told the crowd.

Herridge congratulated The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast for their reporting on this attack, not letting the Administration cover up the facts or blame the incident on an anti-Islam video. “And you can argue that they [The New York Times] were late to the game, but I was glad they got in the game,” said Herridge. She said there hasn’t been a lot of transparency from the Administration but “I think I think even without the communications we already know that the majority view was that it was a terrorist attack.”

“And I was stopped not that long ago by a woman whose family is a military family,” recounted Herridge. “And she took my arm and she said to me you need to keep going because I keep thinking about those SEALs, and that in the final hours of their lives they felt betrayed by their own country because they were left behind.”

You can view Herridge’s speech, accepting the award, here:

You can view the entire Q&A that followed her remarks here:





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Comments

  • boysenberry

    Keep on digging, Catherine and thank you. I cant believe how its been ignored and pushed under the rug. My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones to murder and their president has no interest in solving this case. All Hillary could come up with is “What difference does it make”. Very calous people.
    I have 2 sons in the service and I cannot not even imagine what the families are going through.

  • donald reid

    The probe on Benghazi will continue on for many more months. No one will want to come forward due to threats on job, life and family. I pray that God will help this Nation from becoming lies and fools of all humanity.