The absence of journalistic curiosity following the Benghazi attack stands out as an extraordinary case of media malpractice. We think of journalists as skeptics, but where could one find a more credulous lot?

They took, at face value, the contention that a low-budget movie trailer on YouTube had spontaneously caused a coordinated ground and mortar attack by at least five dozen well-armed militants on an obscure American diplomatic facility. …

“You’re on your own” is a phrase that Obama frequently invoked during the last campaign to describe the cartoonish version of laissez faire anarchism that would supposedly result in America if he were not re-elected. …

But the phrase applies equally to the media and where they left the public on Benghazi — on their own. You’re on your own finding the truth when news organs decide to stop asking serious questions and impose a blackout on a major story.