Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ixnay on the Epublicanar Hingat

Fox news in their daily pile on the Benghazi story, brought on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Ricks to talk about his new Book "The Generals" and help with the pile on. 

The problem is since its a made up story, Mr. Ricks was not buying in. 

Co-anchor Jon Scott interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Ricks, who has covered the military for decades, about his new book "The Generals." Scott asked Ricks weigh in on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Sen. John McCain's criticisms of Amb. Susan Rice.

"I think Benghazi was generally hyped by this network especially," Ricks said. He added that he thought McCain seemed to be "backing off" from criticizing Rice since "the campaign [was] over."

"When you have four people dead for the first time in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype?" Scott said, pushing back against Ricks' characterization of the network's coverage.

Ricks compared the situation to security contractors who were killed in Iraq. He described the attack in Benghazi as a "small fire-fight" and added, "I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox is operating as the wing of the Republican Party."

At that point, Scott thanked Ricks for his time and ended the interview after about 90 seconds.

Looking at stories like this, and it is surprising more journalists do not just up and quit.


  1. Thank you for your time, sir. You are no longer welcome atop Bullshit Mountain.

  2. i am not sure that the elephant in the room is that these 4 people died, horribly tragic as that is. i think the issue is that from the top down there were lies, untruths, dodges, and then more lies about the entire situation. not to say fox news did not do their part in the crazying up of the issue, but they are right in one respect in that people do deserve to know the truth aboit the first us amb. killed in 30 years. and i dont think they are getting it.

  3. While I agree that I think we need to know the truth, I do not think Fox is the one to be doing it.

    it is funny how the right wing is so upset about four Americans who died in one of the most unstable parts of the world, and yet had no interest in talking about why 3000 Americans died on our own soil on 9/11. As a matter of fact at the time, they attacked anyone who dared question it, and EVEN promoted the National security advisor at the time!