Nowhere does the president push back on Mr. Kroft’s claim that he – Mr. Obama – had avoided the use of the term “terrorism” earlier in the day. Instead he seemed, as we have suggested, to be thinking about Benghazi in terms of generic violence against Americans as opposed to a planned jihadist-style terrorist attack.

CBS News has a lot of influence on how Americans make up their minds. We are entitled to know exactly what went on here.

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  1. This is a stupid comparison. The accusation against Bush was something that could have been easily verified by checking the type font against the only proportional spaced typewriter that was in common use at the time the document was allegedly typed. CBS did not do due diligence and Rather deserved to pay with his job.

    By comparison, Obama did use the word "terror" on September 12, and that same day Patrick Kennedy did tell Congress in a private briefing that the attack looked pre-planned. The idea that the administration completely dissed the idea that it might be a terrorist attack is a slanderous lie. Politifact gave Romney's accusation of such a "pants on fire" rating and I dare suspect that it did Romney no good in his recent unsuccessful campaign. It would have been terribly irresponsible to definitively declare the murders to have been a terrorist attack on September 12 or shortly thereafter before the facts were in, and to this day we do not know exactly who was responsible.

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