I first heard the name Manti Te'o on Sirius satellite radio. I discovered that he was a football player who played for Notre Dame. But he was famous because he had a fake girlfriend.
So the guy made up a story about a girlfriend, or he was duped by someone on the internet. It's not like anyone died like they did in Benghazi. Or by Mexican drug dealers after having guns sold to them by the Obama administration.
But this guy is the lead story on the 24/7 news cycle. With the other you get crickets.