Fox News interview about the Benghazi attacks ended Monday morning after the guest openly accused the network of “hyping” the story — doing so with political motivations by acting as “a wing of the Republican Party.” Author Tom Ricks was brought on Happening Now to discuss how several GOP lawmakers are backing off their criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice‘s handling of the September terror attacks that left four Americans dead in Libya.
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Bad Dog, 11/27/2012 7:21:46 AM (No. 9035484)
I dare this guy to go on with Megyn Kelly. Not that Jon Scott isn´t tough, but Megyn would chew him into paste before dumping his @ss.
Amd yet, he wants to sell his book, to Fox viewers.
As we all know, this is the kind of story that would be thrust upon us 24/7 (´´HYPED´´) by the FKA/MSM if it had happened during the Bush years. When I compare this and the media reaction to it, to the ValPlame NOTHINGBURGER, or Abu Ghraib, and what happened with those stories, I just fume. And then shake my head since this is such a common experience for us.
I wish, I really really wish, this guy had had the cajones to hawk his stupid book with Megyn.....
Hype the story! #4 is right. The MSM hyped the Valerie Plame story until Scooter Libby was sent to jail for lying to the FBI. Abu G. was hyped until members of our military were kicked out. Bush was hyped because he dared to wear a bomber jacket and stand under a banner that said Mission Accomplished. The MSM did not hype Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton. I need to stop. Ricks is a political hack for the left operating as a "wing of the Socialist Party aka Democrat Party."
Anyone who says Fox is filled with nothing but right wing conservatives immediately lets us know they don´t watch. Friend of mine is exactly like that when she spouts the manic left wing drivel. When someone says that, tho, I tune them out. They´re just repeating what they´ve been told on left wing sites.
If he accused FOX News of being a right wing of the Republican Party, what does he call CNN - NBC - MSNBC - ABC - CBS - PBS - NYT - WaPo - USAToday .... all the ´newsies´ which blatantly promote Socialism, Obama and the Democrat Party?
This is Marxism at its best, accusing others of the activities your party practices.
I thought Scott handled it properly. He realized Ricks did not want to have a serious discussion. Don´t waste the time. It would be like trying to have an intelligent discussion with Bill Press, Sgt. Shultz, or Jeanne Garofolo. Impossible.
For openers, the fact that this article appears in MEDIAite should be a dead giveaway about the leftward direction in which it’s going to lean.
Fox News Channel sometimes goes much too far out of its way to be “fair and balanced.” FNC is so heavily laden with liberal democrats that I sometimes wonder if I’ve wandered inadvertently over to CNN or, heaven forefend, MSNBC.
Fox News regulars such as Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes along with the increasingly growing cadre of Fox News irregulars – “contributors” - who inhabit the channel often cause a goodly number of viewers to complain, frequently on threads such as this one.
The road to um, uh, somewhere or other, is paved with good intentions; probably by members of the pavers union.
Mr. Ricks is cunning in his approach. The best defense is a good offense. Four men were murdered and two men´s careers were trashed (or fired) same thing, Rear Admiral Gaouette and General Ham for launching a rescue attempt that would have saved these brave men but was thwarted by the highest office in the land. That is the coverup and Mr. Ricks has proven he is not a journalist, investigative or otherwise.
And I´ve been complaining that Fox News is going "wobbley" on us. I can´t take Whoraldo Rivers and I can barely stomach Shep Smith. Also there are Bob Beckel and Juan Williams who appear daily at Fox News and who grow more tiresome by the day. Juan, in particular, should be forever grateful that Rupert Murdoch rescued him after he lost his job at NPR (or was it PBS? - same difference).
We live in a press world akin to 1960´s USSR. Only one voice and it isn´t true, objective or even remotely objective. They have made talk raido their next target . And sadly that is our radio free America. Sites like this are now outposts of freedom. Don´t give guys like this a voice. He really is nothing but a tool with an ego and nno original thought.
The socialists won´t rest until we´re all dead . They control government unions , the education and media systems and their propaganda is rampant . Indoctrination has our kids voting for Pol Pot and they whine about a little sliver of sanity left - Hannity . Greta is a moderate conservative , and that´s it ! . Reilly anyone ? . Listen to Fox news radio and tell me Fox is ´ a wing of Republicans ´ . Go soak your head , idiot .
Incompetent interview of a zealot. Answers question with a question. No one ever asks these apologists why there was no anticipation of violence at this hot spot?
Mediaite makes me physically ill when I read the comments of the new leftists that post there. When I realize these people are now running my country, I am overwhelmed with pessimism for our collective future.
This Ricks guy belongs to a Lefty "Think Tank" populated by a bunch of Obama appointees. He made sure his appearance on FOX was going to earn him some chits with the far left crowd he feels most comfortable.
Someone please tell me when the last time a coordinated military style assault was made on a US embassy and allowed to continue for 7 hours without a full military response to save our men.
Someone also please tell me when we knew we had been hit by terrorists and refused to even acknowledge they had taken credit. They remained widely seen on the street while the FBI stayed away for a month because the risk of confrontation was too high.
Rarely watch Fox News any more. Each time I do go to it, some dem appears to be blaming some Republican for something, or idolizing obama. Very discouraging....at times they are much worse than CNN ever was. At least we knew where CNN was coming from.
The fact that the libs are whining about Fox is the reason that Fox remains fair and balanced. Gives us a chance to hear what lunatic things they say. juan and alan c. are funny - bob is having a good time and half of the time I think he doesn´t believe the words that come out of his mouth. All part of the program.
If Fox displeases you so, there is a new station called ´The Blaze´ - it is available on ROKU and Dish - it is privately owned and does not have to abide by any agenda other than the truth. So quit moaning and do yourselves a favor.For a miniscule monthly outlay you can have access to what is really going on.
Not sure why Fox bothered with this twit. Conservatives need to start becoming more aggressive in telling our story instead of capitulating to dingbats like this one. Liberals are only growing more and more shameless.
The idea that this guy should be interviewed about what John McCain was doing was foolish to begin with.
Let´s face it, the President lied about Benghazi, and CBS proved it.
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