CNN Boss Says Network Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi Committee

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from The Heritage Foundation,

Two weeks after the House voted to establish a select committee to investigate Benghazi, Democrats relented and agreed to name five members to the panel. The story even got coverage on CNN, which is news in and of itself.

At a dinner with journalists in New York earlier this week, CNN’s president indicated the TV network wouldn’t cover the Benghazi committee unless it was “of real news value.”

“We’re not going to be shamed into it by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” CNN’s Jeff Zucker said in response to a question about the Benghazi probe. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”

At the dinner, Zucker defended CNN’s non-stop coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. He also suggested climate change was “one of those stories that deserves more attention.”

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