You can't miss it - it's at the top of today's Intelligencer front page. Yes, in a font size worthy of the end of a world war, the death of a president, or David McKinley speaking to a veteran's group, we learn:
FBI Holding Hillary’s Emails on Benghazi
The Associated Press article that follows tells us that:
The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.
After reading the story I wondered if this story was important enough to justify the top-of-the-page-with-large-font coverage that the Intelligencer was giving it. And so I checked Kiosko.net which provides a daily front page screen shot of 50+ major newspapers in the U.S. to see how other newspapers were covering the story. Today at 9 AM the site featured at the top of its page five prominent newspapers: the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald. None of these mentioned the story on its front page nor could I find any mention of the story on some of the other front pages on the site.
Among the top stories on the front page of some of these newspapers was Donald Trump's trip to Mexico which was not covered in the morning Intelligencer. In fact, the only mention of Trump that I could find in the Intelligencer (including the editorial page) was a hard-hitting investigative piece on the Ohio County ballot for the upcoming election:
Some candidate names included their middle initial, while some did not. Smith and Ellis asked questions about why periods were placed after some middle initials, and not for others. For example, the middle initial of Republican presidential candidate “Donald J. Trump” has a period, while the middle initial of Libertarian candidate for agriculture commissioner “Buddy A Guthrie” is listed without a period. The nickname of Republican state auditor candidate John “JB” McCuskey also will be on the ballot without any periods.
Finally, it ought to be noted that the Intelligencer dropped the last three paragraphs of the original AP story which provided some balance to what preceded it:
Though he described Clinton's actions as "extremely careless," FBI Director James Comey said his agents found no evidence that anyone intended to break the law and said "no reasonable prosecutor" would have brought a criminal case.
The FBI this month provided Congress portions of its file from the agency's yearlong investigation.
The FBI interviewed Clinton for several hours at FBI headquarters in Washington just days before announcing its decision to close the investigation. The Justice Department accepted the FBI's recommendation.
And, of course, there's the obligatory editorial, "Why the Secrecy?"