Cokie Roberts: Susan Rice didn’t blame the whole Benghazi attack ‘on the video’

Cokie Roberts: Susan Rice didn’t blame the whole Benghazi attack ‘on the video’

[Ed. – Gee, you’d think the MSM is a PR arm of the White House.]

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace criticized [Susan] Rice.

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Others defended Rice and the White House.

On ABC’s This Week, political strategist David Plouffe said the president referred to Benghazi as a terrorist attack in his Rose Garden address Sept. 12. We’ve noted before, though, that the White House wasn’t consistent in describing the event as a terrorist attack until two weeks later.

Similarly, ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts argued that Rice mentioned the prospect ofterrorism in comments on the Sept. 16 Sunday shows.

“When you read the transcript of those Sunday shows, actually Ms. Rice did say a ‘terrorist attack,’ ” Roberts said. “It’s not that she put the whole thing on the video.”

PunditFact found that Roberts misrepresented Rice’s talking points during that first round of Sunday show appearances after the attack. ABC did not return our request for comment.

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We rate Roberts’ claim Mostly False.

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