CNN had a lot of catching up to do on the “phony scandal” that is Benghazi, but the network made huge strides yesterday with its report that dozens of CIA operatives are being intimidated into silence over the events of Sept. 11, 2012. If CNN has decided to start reporting critically five years into the Obama presidency, who knows who else might decide that this “spontaneous protest over a YouTube video” is worth looking into after all?

We’ve seen the White House press corps riled before, such as the time the administration decided to hand-select a group of reporters for a “deep background” briefing.

You know who has a Pulitzer? Bob Woodward — although the palace guard turned on him pretty quickly when his reporting on the sequester started making Obama look bad.