The media “elites,” those who are invited for special briefings with the State Department, are not asking the tough questions. Their silence is the fourth, perhaps the most serious, of the Benghazi scandals. In refusing to cover the news as it unfolds, the mainstream media has failed the American public. The role of the press in America is to act as watchdogs and allow the free flow of information to help people make informed decisions.
The mainstream media is no longer a watchdog. It’s a lapdog. It refuses to put forth any facts which counter the President’s ever-changing Benghazi narrative. Most in the traditional media have cast aside their precious responsibility to the people and chosen to protect the President instead. In the 1st Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. Today they press has failed us, the governed.
“Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.” ruled a federal court in a suit brought by the New York Times. The Administration left the Benghazi consulate unprotected from terrorists and the media leaves us unprotected from deceptions in government.