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I read Byers's post, and there was indeed a disaster: the sort of disaster that occurs when a journalist, from the comfort of his office, levels accusations based on a nine-minute clip of a 65-minute panel he hadn't attended. (Heritage didn't post the full video until well after the Byers report, and Byers didn't take me up on my offer to provide him earlier with my audio recording.) Byers wrote that the Heritage Foundation "feels that the event was 'mischaracterized' by Milbank. It also notes that while the event took place at Heritage, it was hosted by the Benghazi Accountability Coalition." But had Byers been at the event himself, he wouldn't have swallowed the Heritage spin — hook, line and sinker. He would have been handed the agenda, printed on paper with the Heritage logo, announcing: "The Benghazi Accountability Coalition and The Heritage Foundation Cordially Invite You to a Symposium" on Benghazi. He would have seen the accompanying paper noting that Heritage is a member of the Benghazi Accountability Coalition, and he would have heard John Hilboldt, the head of Heritage's lecture program, give remarks opening the panel. This wasn't in the video excerpt Byers viewed.
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