A Benghazi Victim's Alter Ego

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This week, Hillary Clinton went before the House Select Committee on Benghazi to testify about the September 11th, 2012, consulate attack. The eleven hours of questioning yielded little new from the former Secretary of State, and comes after members of both parties have said the committee is a partisan exercise meant to discredit her. This week, we're revisiting our own story about Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed in the attack. He was an IT manager in the real world, but online he was "Vile Rat," a hugely influential diplomat in the video game Eve Online. Former OTM Producer and TLDR co-creator Alex Goldman, now a host of the Gimlet podcast Reply All, tells his story.

This story was originally broadcast in February, 2014.

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