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Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

I reviewed the various Sunday new shows with considerable curiosity to see how they would cover the latest news on Benghazi, in which four high-ranking whistleblowers have come forward amidst threats from higher-ups to give what should be damning testimony before Congress.

Characteristically, “Fox News Sunday” gave it thorough coverage, but I was pleasantly surprised to see CBS' “Face the Nation” make it the lead story with Bob Schieffer asking some honest, in-depth and hard-hitting questions of his guests, Darrell Issa, who chairs House Oversight Committee, and Mike Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee.

NBC's “Meet the Press” gave the issue only scant and vague coverage, while ABC's “This Week” completely ignored the controversy, focusing instead on how the president would achieve his legislative priorities and Jason Collins' coming out of the closet.

The “lamestream” media are continuing to do this administration's bidding, but there appear to be some chinks developing in the armor.

The dead ambassador and the other three brave souls who ignored orders and died trying to save him deserve better from our media, our government and our country, all of which seem to be unwilling to give them the time of day.

Michael Contes

New Kensington



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