"The four consider themselves whistleblowers and want their counsel to receive the security clearances that would enable them to review classified documents," Rosen said. "But the lawyer representing one of the employees at State told us the department is not providing a process for that and even worse, is actively threatening her client and the others."
The other networks didn't breathe a word about this, and when Obama was pressed on April 30 by Fox's Ed Henry, he pleaded ignorance: "I'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying." Network coverage of all this? Zero.
Months of incuriosity followed. On July 18, as Congressman Frank Wolf went to the House floor to claim survivors of the Benghazi attack were being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements. The charge emerged again on the Aug. 1 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper. Reporter Drew Griffin relayed: "CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agencies Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out. Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations."
Where on earth are the "watchdogs" of the press? Napping around the president's feet.
On Sept. 3, Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner revealed that in a new book by former government agent Fred Burton called "Under Fire," it's "revealed that an unidentified security official in the Benghazi compound protecting Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens messaged the U.S. embassy in Tripoli: 'Benghazi under fire, terrorist attack.'" CBS alone granted Burton an interview. He said, "The moment that the first round was fired, the agents that were there knew absolutely that this was a terrorist attack." But strangely, the names "Obama" and "Clinton" and "Susan Rice" never came up.
One year has elapsed, and the administration has failed to bring any of the Benghazi murderers to justice. The families of the lost Americans and the survivors of the attack have been completely ignored by the TV bookers, no matter how much they are demonized or silenced by Team Obama. This jaw-dropping journalistic failure underscores why the press deserves an approval rating in the single digits.