This morning, Fox News aired newly-released photographs of the Benghazi attacks, which the cable network claimed contradicted the Obama administration's account of the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.
"Fox & Friends First" co-host Ainsley Earhardt reported on pictures that showed a car on fire, furniture that was burned and graffiti on the walls of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi (video below).
Earhardt dramatically claimed the pictures showed "a new level of devastation, contradicting the Obama administration's original story of what happened," but could not actually prove any such contradiction during her report, notes MediaMatters.org.
"New images of the aftermath of last year's September 11th terrorist attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya," stated Earhardt. "The new pictures show a new level of devastation, contradicting the Obama administration's original story of what happened."
"The State Department gave 30 pages of records and 14 pictures to the conservative group Judicial Watch," added Earhardt. "That group is suing after requesting public materials through the Freedom of Information Act and not receiving them."
Earhardt seemed to be parroting JudicialWatch.org, which claimed the "photos reveal a level of total devastation thoroughly belying Obama's original cover story that the carnage was perpetrated by a bunch of random malcontents upset over an unpleasant video."
As it has been reported numerous times before, then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said her initial comments of the attack were based on the administration's "current best assessment" of the situation and could change (and did). A fact that is ignored by Fox News and JudicialWatch.org.
Over a year ago, both Buzzfeed.com and the Daily Mail posted very similar pictures on their websites.
Sources: TheWire.com, MediaMatters.org, Buzzfeed.com, Daily Mail, JudicialWatch.org,