In the past week, the investigation into the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Consulate in Benghazi has been the dominant news story on most media outlets, including such traditional media venues as CBS News and The Washington Post.
But you wouldn’t know it, if the New York Times was your sole source of news and information.
Take a look at the stories that the “Old Gray Lady” has deemed were not fit to print:
- Charges that the State Department was holding up security clearances for attorneys representing whistle-blowers
- Reports that talking points on the attacks were modified by the administration and State Department, despite their past denials
- Reports that whistle-blowers will claim in congressional testimony that, contrary to past assertions by the Obama Administration, there were military assets that could have responded to the terrorist attacks, but were ordered to stand down.
A good-faith search of the word “Benghazi” on the New York Times website produces no results on any of these stories despite the fact that these stories have virtually dominated the news cycle on new and old media.
Even more embarrassing for the New York Times, “Benghazi” is the fifth most popular search term on their site as of Tuesday morning. It’s not like their readers aren’t interested in the topic.