CNN Does Twelve Minute Interview With Susan Rice Without Mentioning Benghazi

September 29th, 2013 11:02 AM

It goes without saying that the reason Susan Rice was scrapped from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State last year was due to the claims she made on numerous television programs the Sunday after our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked.

Despite this, when CNN's Fareed Zakaria did a twelve minute interview with Rice Sunday, he didn't mention Benghazi at all.

To be sure, the subjects of the first eight minute segment - Iran - and the second shorter segment - Syria - are tremendously important. No question.

However, as it appears from LexisNexis that this is the first time Zakaria interviewed Rice since the Benghazi attack, and that she would possibly today be Secretary of State rather than National Security Advisor if not for how she answered questions about the incident, it's almost unimaginable that Zakaria wouldn't ask her about it.

Was that a pre-condition of the interview, or does Zakaria like the president he adores see the murder of four Americans including an ambassador as a "phony scandal?"