What’s that? The New York Times had a reporter on the scene of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya? Reporter David D. Kirkpatrick, who wrote this weekend’s piece on Benghazi, says it was invaluable to have a reporter on the ground talking to the attackers during the attack.


We thought the purpose of journalism was to answer questions, not raise them.

That would be invaluable information.

Update 12/31/13 at 12:50 p.m.:

Apologies for missing these tweets last night. According to Kirkpatrick, the Times revealed “right after the attack” that it had a reporter on the scene in Benghazi during the attack.