David Brock, the founder of the news and media watchdog site Media Matters, has a new book out called “The Benghazi Hoax,” in which he makes his case that the right wing talking points in regards to the September 11th, 2012 attack on our consulate building in Benghazi were all either distortions of the truth or outright lies.
Brock has also been one of the harshest critics of the “60 Minutes” piece that CBS ran on Dylan Davies, a British security officer whose credibility has been totally destroyed thanks to the multitudinous retractions and inconsistencies within his own story. Over the weekend, while “60 Minutes” did broadcast a very short and business-like apology, Brock tore into the venerable news magazine show and its producers while appearing on CNN.
“Now, the question I think is the excuse that CBS is giving now,” Brock told the CNN host, “is that they were ‘dupes.'” Continuing his point he asked rhetorically, “Dupes of what?” That’s when he leveled the most damning charge against the producers of the segment. “I think they were eager, and willing dupes of a right-wing hoax.” Brock argued that they, “suspended the traditional standards of CBS News and they adopted the shoddy practices of Fox News and when you go down the Fox path, that’s where you end up.”
See the full CNN segment below, courtesy Media Matters.