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Investigative Journalism – Issue-Critical!

The ongoing inquiry into the events leading up to (and post) the assassination of Ambassador Stevens (Benghazi, Libya) labors under two (key) false assumptions:

(1) the existence of a willing & transparent fact-finding process

(2) that there is an element of insistence, an unseen force driving the process toward a faithful and fact-based outcome.

As with the case of Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton, to preserve and keep an informed public on guard and aware of the need to hold public officials to account for their wrongful acts one must never be willing to rely on the government to regulate/investigate itself. This is the function of the Press and precisely why they enjoy the privilege of special constitutional (Bill of Rights) distinction/protections.

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