CBS News continues to defend its reporting on Benghazi despite a controversy over a much-talked-about “60 Minutes” clip of President Obama discussing whether the Benghazi assault was a terrorist act. That video hit the Internet on Sunday, under circumstances that Fox News’s Bret Baier considered suspect. …

In other words, CBS News sunk immeasurable resources into the Benghazi story. It did solid reporting. It did an excellent timeline. And to judge from its official statements, it doesn’t believe it erred in handling the “60 Minutes” video.

Take at face value the network’s protestations about enterprise reporting. Yet consider, too, that the network would have done more to enhance the public’s understanding of White House actions if it had foregone some of that enterprise in favor of simply highlighting the Kroft-Obama exchange when it was most relevant. Right after the town-hall debate, that is.