John Kerry Clears State Dept. Officials Over Benghazi; ABC, NBC Yawn
CBS This Morning on 20 August 2013 stood out as the only Big Three network morning newscast to cover the latest development in the controversy surrounding the September 11, 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. Gayle King gave a 26-second news brief to Secretary of State John Kerry clearing four mid-level diplomats to return to duty, after they were placed on leave by his predecessor, Hillary Clinton. Neither ABC's Good Morning America and nor NBC's Today devoted any air time to Kerry's move.