From the Wall Street Journal, reporting the White House release of e-mails concerning Benghazi:
One of the White House officials involved in the talking-points debate, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, issued a statement Wednesday defending the way the administration handled the matter.
“Some people have understandably asked how we were so wrong about there being a protest,” Mr. Vietor said in the statement. “I don’t know. When I was in government, I asked some intelligence officials how it happened. They told me that there were many different strands of information indicating there was a protest, both open source and intelligence based.”
He added, “In fact, a number of news outlets reported there were protests.”
So there you have it. It must be true. He read it in the papers.