Liberal journalist’s shocking claim ‘Chris Stevens was not murdered,’ he died of smoke inhalation

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The attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi continues to be downplayed by many in the media, but few have shown the temerity to claim that Ambassador Chris Stevens was not murdered.

According to Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and blogger for The Daily Beast, Stevens was an unfortunate victim of smoke inhalation.

“I would like to point out Ambassador Stevens was not murdered,” she said in an appearance Sunday on PBS’s The McLaughlin Group. “He died of smoke inhalation in the safe room in that CIA installation.”

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The Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio, a fellow panelist, quickly challenged Clift on her facts.

“I’ve heard a drastically different story from people who are also in the know about that,” Ferrechio countered. “So, I don’t think it is [a fact].

Pat Buchanan, a regular on the show, noted that Stevens “was murdered in a terrorist attack,” but Clift stuck to the White House talking points about an anti-Muslim video that has since been proven untrue.

“It was an opportunistic terrorist attack that grew out of that video,” she replied.

Incredibly, the Hillary Clinton apologist followed up on that feeble-minded claim by pointing her finger at former CIA director David Petraeus.

“It was still a CIA [outpost],” Clift said. “If you’re going to put somebody on trial, put David Petraeus on trial, not Hillary Clinton.”

Talk radio host Tammy Bruce quickly turned to Twitter to educate Clift, calling on her to “correct yourself NOW.”

The “moronic” comment spurred even more backlash. Here are a few examples, as documented by Twitchy:


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