Heritage Foundation: “The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya”
In the days after the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other security personnel, the White House and administration officials vigorously claimed that the incident was related to the anti-Islamic video, “Innocence of Muslims.”
But before too long that narrative had crumbled as information came forward that the incident was indeed a terrorist attack. Even more concerning than the disinformation campaign waged by the White House was the news that the consulate had been targeted in the past and requested more security just days before the attack.
The Heritage Foundation has put out a new video going through the disinformation campaign waged in the days after the attack, showing some news reel highlights of how the narrative changed from what was initially a cover-up to the truth finally coming out: