The public broadcasters would like to be seen as the serious journalists focused on serious news, especially in the realm of foreign affairs. Yet NPR had no mention of the White House station chief disclosure in the Nexis database. The "PBS NewsHour" offered a bland 77-word brief on Monday night, including "The CIA and White House have yet to officially comment on the incident."
The newspapers were also unimpressed. The New York Times buried this story 10 paragraphs into a Page A-4 story on Obama's quick visit. The Washington Post at least made it a headline in a short story on A-2: "White House unintentionally identifies CIA chief in Kabul." But the press pool report revealing the name -- carelessly approved by the White House -- was written by Post reporter Scott Wilson, so perhaps they felt sick about it.
Not one of these TV and newspaper reports turned to a conservative or Republican critic to question the efficacy of Team Obama. It is like every other scandal, be it the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the VA hospitals or now this. The developments are explosive and met with complete indifference from a press that could care less about the people's right to know.
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