Monday, November 26, 2012

Fox Ends Interview After Author Calls Network "Wing Of The Republican Party"

Fox host Jon Scott abruptly ended his interview today with author Tom Ricks after just a minute and 45 seconds. Ricks said that "Benghazi was hyped, by this network especially" and that "the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party." Watch:



RICKS: I think that Benghazi, generally, was hyped by this network especially. And now that the campaign is over, I think [McCain's] backing off a little bit…

SCOTT: When you have four people dead, including the first US ambassador in more than thirty years, how do you call that hype?

RICKS: How many security contractors died in Iraq, do you know?

SCOTT: I don’t.

RICKS: No, nobody does, because nobody cared. We know that several hundred died, but there was never an official count done of security contractors dead in Iraq. So when I see this focus on what was essentially a small firefight, I think number one: I’ve covered a lot of firefights, it’s impossible to figure out what happens in them sometimes. And second, I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican party.

SCOTT: All right. Tom Ricks, thanks very much for joining us today.

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