Press cares more about Tiger than Benghazi

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While many have shown relief and glee that the press is finally showing a degree of outrage at the lack of transparency and access to information by the Obama administration, it is tragic that this newfound sense of freedom of the press is due solely to Obama shutting out the media from his round of golf with serial adulterer Tiger Woods.

The matter was deemed so serious that members of the White House Correspondents Association raised enough of a stink to prompt their president, Fox News's Ed Henry, to issue a statement on their behalf about their collective concern and displeasure about lack of access and transparency: "a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend."

While Henry's colleagues at Fox have been dogged on Benghazi, the vast majority of his colleagues in the Washington press corps have largely ignored it, primarily and importantly in the run-up to last November's presidential election. At best, some have been mighty slow in addressing it, and not because they didn't recognize its seriousness.