I listened to National Public Radio's Morning Edition this morning as I do every morning. What a superb news organization! The news stories presented are in depth, thoughtful and thorough. I'm convinced there isn't a finer news organization working today.
Today and all this week there hasn't been a single story about the most important new event since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. I'm referring, of course, to the 9/11 Anniversary attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya including the rape, torture and murder of our Libyan Ambassador AND the subsequent bizarre cover-up of events by a White House in the middle of an Election Year Crisis.
This is a news worthy story. In fact there isn't a single story that even approaches this in terms of importance. Yet there is no coverage. No one on NPR is asking the important questions. No one is asking any questions.
This isn't a news blackout. The New York Post ran the story on their front page. There have been stories on CBS and ABC News. And FOX NEWS has it properly positioned as the single most important story of this decade.
FOX NEWS ratings are going through the roof. The public recognizes the importance of this story. When the story is completely ignored by MSNBC and only minimally covered by CNN, the audience goes where they must to learn the facts.
Of course FOX NEWS is presenting this story with a distinctly Republican spin. That makes the FAILURE of NPR and other major news organizations even more disturbing. The public needs an objective, dispassionate and in depth look at the facts and the White House Spin. NPR could do that. But someone, somewhere high up in their news organization is blockading the story. WHY?
The cheerleader news groups (MSNBC and FOX) do their loyal viewers no good by eliminating news unfavorable to their candidates. Better they should face the bad news head on and over it properly. But the other news outlets who claim to be unbiased really betray us all by covering up a story that they will eventually be forced to cover. All they do is lose credibility by being late to the scene.