CNN Cites Ambassador Stevens’ Journal

    In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2011, then U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at the Tibesty Hotel where an African Union delegation was meeting with opposition leaders in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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    CNN used information obtained from the personal journal of Ambassador Chris Stevens against the wishes of his family, according to the State Department. In a broadcast Wednesday, Anderson Cooper reported that Stevens feared for his safety and thought he was on an al Qaeda hit list. But family members and State Department officials said that CNN had agreed to hold off on reporting from the journal until the family had been given a chance to review it. CNN claimed it took newsworthy tips and “corroborated them with other sources.” But a State Department spokesman called the organization’s conduct “disgusting” and said, “When the senior-most levels of CNN were finally reached, they needed to be convinced to do the right thing.”

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