Slain Ambassador’s Diary Obtained By CNN
Slain Ambassador’s Diary Obtained By CNN, The network reportedly used Christopher Stevens’ private journal against his family’s wishes. CNN obtains journal of slain ambassador, reportedly goes against his family’s wishes, A personal journal belonging to U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was obtained by CNN, and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it “broadcast reports based on its contents against the wishes of the Stevens family, according to relatives and State Department officials who were asked to intervene by the family.”
The cable news network didn’t publicly acknowledge having the journal until Friday night.
According to an un-bylined story posted Saturday on CNN’s website “four days after he was killed, CNN found a journal belonging to late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The journal was found on the floor of the largely unsecured consulate compound where he was fatally wounded.”
Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack by militants in the American consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
CNN claims on its website that it “notified Stevens’ family about the journal within hours after it was discovered and at the family’s request provided it to them via a third party.”
The Journal reports that the slain ambassador’s family contacted the State Department, which put together a conference call between the Stevens family and CNN. During the call, the family “personally appealed to the news organization to return the journal and to not publish or broadcast any of its contents, according to a Stevens family member and State Department officials.”