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FOX ANCHOR ABRUPTLY ENDS INTERVIEW AFTER GUEST ACCUSES NETWORK OF ‘HYPING’ BENGHAZI & ‘OPERATING AS A WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’

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Fox Anchor Abruptly Ends Interview After Guest Accuses Network of Hyping Benghazi & Operating as a Wing of the Republican Party

Fox News seemingly cut short an interview with author Tom Ricks this morning after the writer accused the news network of “hyping” the Benghazi, Libya, terror attack. Ricks also said during the exchange that the news outlet has operated as “a wing of the Republican Party.”

The awkward back-and-forth commenced at the beginning of the exchange when “Happening Now” co-anchor Jon Scott asked the author why he believes leaders like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) seem to be backing away from attacks on U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice. Ricks wasted no time in getting in a dig at Fox News.

“I think that Benghazi generally was hyped by this network especially and now that the campaign is over I think he’s backing off a little bit,” he said.

Rather then letting the comment go, Scott pressed the author, asking, ”When you have four people dead, including the first U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype?”

 

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  1. Aunt Liz

    November 27th, 2012

    To Ricks: It’s the friggin’ cover-up you douchebag. Who pushed the video???

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  2. Menderman

    November 27th, 2012

    I read about this at mediaite this morning. 600+ comments on the story. The rabid left was orgasmic about this. Some are wondering why the left is still angry after their recent victory. They are angry because they want the right crushed. They want to see us homeless and broke begging for scraps from them to exist on. And the GOP elite want us to bring sporks to the fight?

    Remember, our dear leader has told the world for 4 years that all the evils of the world originate with us on the right. We are the Jews in 1937 Germany. Moderating our message IS NOT an option.

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  3. printboy

    November 27th, 2012

    I know I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again – Susan Rice is married to ABC News producer Ian Cameron.I believe that should disqualify her for the job.

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  4. CrustyB

    November 27th, 2012

    In 2012 newspeak, “hyping” is equal to “not covering the president’s incompetent ass.”

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  5. Billy Fuster

    November 27th, 2012

    Yes, Fox News operates as an arm of the republican party. So what? ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC are operatives of the democrats.

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  6. Commissar M

    November 27th, 2012

    Well, thank uh, whoever that the rest of the media is politically neutral and not a bought mouthpiece of the Demonrat party! /sarc

    You know what one of the big stories is today in the Enemedia? That kid from “Two and a Half Men” calling his show filth. This is the media that can’t be bothered to report on, or simply shrugs off the nastiness, stupidity and corruption of the Obama administration. But they can sure as hell dog-pile on some guy who has had a crisis of conscience over his acting career.

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  7. even steven

    November 27th, 2012

    Tom Ricks is one of the old school hacks who’ve been working against liberty for decades. It’s because of lying propagandists like him that socialism/tyranny has been able take hold in the US. He’s lower than dirt.

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  8. Sarge

    November 27th, 2012

    “Nothing to see. Keep Moving!”

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  9. RANDO

    November 27th, 2012

    CMEDBDI’s?

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  10. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    Billy Fuster

    November 27th, 2012

    “Yes, Fox News operates as an arm of the republican party.”

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    That’s ridiculous.

    Fox has lots of flaming liberal Democrats on their staff, who routinely express their biases; e.g., Shep Smith, Martha, McCallum, Juan Williams, Lis Wiehl, Geraldo Rivera, Kirsten Powers, Alan Colmes and Chris Wallace to name just the most conspicuous Democrats on Fox.

    Name one, just one Conservative on MSNBC?

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  11. MM

    November 27th, 2012

    Jesus, can we just get to the shooting part of all this. I’m foreplayed out.

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  12. Metprof

    November 27th, 2012

    On several occasions I’ve tried to read his books but found them so slanted and filled with leftist crap I had to put them down.

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  13. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    Billy Fuster

    November 27th, 2012

    “Yes, Fox News operates as an arm of the republican party.”

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    That’s ridiculous.

    Fox has lots of flaming liberal Democrats on their staff, who routinely express their biases; e.g., Shep Smith, Martha McCallum, Juan Williams, Lis Wiehl, Geraldo Rivera, Kirsten Powers, Alan Colmes, Mara Liasson, Ellis Hennigan, Judith Miller, Joe Trippi and Chris Wallace to name just the most conspicuous Democrats on Fox.

    Name one, just one Conservative on MSNBC?

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  14. Moe tom

    November 27th, 2012

    As Juan Williams said. “People die” no big fu*king deal. FOX caused the whole thing. That’s the spin. Hicks let go with both barrels. It was just a small little ole firefight, nothing to get upset about. FOX made it political. Yadda, yadda, yadda, ad nausium.
    GOD HELP AMERICA.

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  15. Moe tom

    November 27th, 2012

    Ricks, Hicks? WGAS?

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  16. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    In fact, FOX’s Ellis Hennigan, Alan Colmes, Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera rival MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow and Larry O’Donnell for being the most obnoxious people on TV. See? They’re very competitive.

    With Martin Bashir and Chris Matthews, though, MSNBC is still in the lead for having the most obnoxious personalities on TV. Maybe FOX could hire Jerry Springer and Rosie O’Donnell, ya think?

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  17. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    Or Michael Moore and Bill Mahar?

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  18. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    Or Joyce Behar and Whoopi Goldberg?

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  19. Mr. Pinko

    November 27th, 2012

    Great response here:

    Let’s see now. How long was it discussed, and how many headlines were there when a few soldiers put panties on the heads of a couple of Iraqi prisoners and snapped their pictures. This in comparison to 4 men being killed, and an obvious coverup. The double standard is incredible. How long can this hippocracy go on unchallenged.

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  20. Unslung Hero

    November 27th, 2012

    “Printboy” said “I know I’ve said this before but it needs to be said again – Susan Rice is married to ABC News producer Ian Cameron.I believe that should disqualify her for the job.”"

    and Andrea Mitchell is married to Allan Greenspan which SHOULD disqualify her for the job…….and Christien Ammanpour is married to Jamie Rubin who was Madeline Albrights Chief of Staff. No conflicts here folks…..move along…

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  21. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    We should all get it by now; there is absolutely no limit to the extent to which Democrats will go to lie and to embellish on lies with more lies to defend Obama and all of the other chronic screw-ups in this current administration.

    Ya gotta wonder if Mao, Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler inspired such crazy and moronic, sycophantic behavior.

    Four more years of this insanity, and then what?

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  22. Anne

    November 27th, 2012

    “And the GOP elite …”

    They make you feel insecure, inferior, inadequate and stupid, do they? If not, WTF are you talking about, Menderman?

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  23. Brian

    November 28th, 2012

    That says more about you than it says about them, Menderman.

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