HOT BLAST: Is Benghazi being swept under the rug?
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Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)
Glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)
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The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf asks, "What explains the widespread conservative belief that 'the mainstream media' has been ignoring the attack on an American compound in Benghazi?"

Friedersdorf, who recently concluded the Benghazi incident is "worth investigating after all," writes:

Conservatives believe the MSM has largely ignored the Benghazi story even as conservative outlets diligently report it out. This perception has little grounding in reality. That isn't to say that no conservative criticism of Benghazi coverage has been accurate. As on any subject, there are many flawed stories put out there by outlets right, left, and center. But the conservative claim that "the MSM" has ignored the story is a mass delusion.

Politico's Dylan Byers adds that "there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can cloud the evidence-gathering process."
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