A clear-cut case of conflict of interest is swirling about at CBS News over the smoking gun emails revealed Tuesday by Judicial Watch. The emails tied the White House to directing then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice to ensure the narrative credited an anti-Islamic video for spawning the 2012 Benghazi attack and "not a broader failure or policy." 

As Judicial Watch revealed the emails they sued to obtain through the Freedom of Information Act on Tuesday, not a single network covered the story other than Fox News. It wasn't until Wednesday that CBS This Morning ran anything about the emails, and the evening CBS newscast did not make mention of them. It may be of no small consequence that the email igniting the present firestorm was written by White House aide Ben Rhodes, brother of CBS News President David Rhodes.