Fox News Kicks Guest Off Air For Saying It Is Operating As A Wing Of The GOP

Mopvyzo USA 2012/12/01 13:49:38
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November 26, 2012
A Fox News interview ended rather abruptly on Monday after a guest took not one but two jabs at the network hosting him.

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.

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  • C. C. Rider 2012/12/01 14:34:31
    C. C. Rider
    LMAO He broke the cardinal rule for Cluster Faux...he spoke with FACTS!! LOL

    Loved how the author says the real deal...Only Cluster Faux keeps the blood flowing on a subject they could care less about other then for politcal fodder.

    cartoons on romney and dead ambassodr

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  • andy15554 2012/12/05 03:55:46
    Silly nonsense, you libs crack me up. LOL
  • Bilingual required sucks 2012/12/03 02:05:42
    Bilingual required sucks
    That is proof positive that FOX has no interest in the truth. Anyone that tells the truth is yanked off the air.immediately.
  • Faye 2012/12/02 17:00:52
  • leslie 2012/12/02 16:43:19
  • Mopvyzo USA 2012/12/02 16:13:31
  • oldcavpilot 2012/12/02 15:42:52
    I think FOX will implode if people come on and actually tell the truth. They had to get the guy who did all this research off the air; he knew too much.
  • XZQZQ 2012/12/02 11:59:06
    Having a murdered US Ambassador publicly drug through the streets is a huge slap at America, and makes us look very weak.
  • modurhead 2012/12/02 10:18:54
    that just gives validity to his statement
  • S* 2012/12/02 08:45:56
    Well, there you go. FOX does not like to be called out. Who does, especially by a paid expert put on to discredit the President. No agenda there.
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/12/02 08:01:10
    Fox News= 1./. News
  • edward.k.coyle 2012/12/02 04:55:13
    This Ricks is a dick. A US ambassador is not security personal. The death of an ambassador is a failure of security. Wake up people. The press is giving us government doublespeak, Fox gives us less of it.
  • MO.gal 2012/12/02 04:51:08
    Faux doesn't want to hear truth.....or report it.
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2012/12/02 04:26:49
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    I heard about that & saw the clip of the interview. What a shame that FOX can't take hearing the truth about themselves. They are the propaganda wing of the GOP.
  • unclepat 2012/12/02 01:08:37
    You could almost see the producer screaming in the guy's earpiece "HURRY UP AND GO TO COMMERCIAL...HURRY! lol
    Screw fux news!!!
  • SJG 2012/12/02 01:05:42
    Obama this, Obama that, Obama this, Obama that, it never stops! What fools FOX is, they still haven't learned. Their man lost and they can't get over it. A bunch of losers!!!!
  • rightside 2012/12/02 00:21:20
    Amazing how the left downplays the death of 4 people and the cover up that ensued.
    And then the DiMocrat sheep, just agree and get angry.
  • unclepat rightside 2012/12/02 01:26:38
    And the fact that Bush was left with actionable intell that he refused to act on that lead to the MURDER of 3,000 civilians doesn't mean squat to you? How about Condi Rice's beautiful LIE of a sales pitch involving certain "tubes" that led us to the WRONG WAR? You clowns on the right did everything possible, even going as far as to suggest that Bin Laden wasn't a priority, to downplay 9/11 and the resulting Iraq war. Where are your posts suggesting your dismay with the right wing coverup? Ooops, nevermind. Right wing is enough for me. That's called a double standard. BTW, how come there's no mention of the idiots from teabagger central who voted to pull funding that would have left more capable security in place? A measely 300 mill that your guys didn't want to spend led to the deaths of those four folks that you pretend to be so outraged about. Fiscal conservatives my a**!!
  • rightside unclepat 2012/12/02 03:54:27
    And Johnson kept us in the war and Kennedy started it and so on and so on. That's the past, this is now. I do not accept cover ups and wish to have the truth told.
    Blame it on Bush will be bama's legacy.
  • quantix rightside 2012/12/02 03:59:19
    A fair jab but I find it somewhat funny that the republicans are so upset about these deaths when they had seemingly little sympathy for a number 1000 times larger. A bit hypocritical if you ask me.
  • rightside quantix 2012/12/02 04:03:34
    I don't see anyone downplaying the deaths of any of our soldiers.
    Getting back to Benghazi, all bama has to do is answer the questions and quit lying.
    I didn't care that clinton did monica in the oval office, what I didn't like is the president of the united states lying under oath.
    They should be better than that.
  • quantix rightside 2012/12/02 04:34:03
    It is all debatable I suppose but the human costs of the iraq war were certainly not talked about. There is a pretty bad scene of a helicopter killing a bunch of journalists when we mistook their cameras for guns. Either way I do not think the war's human cost was properly acknowledged.

    He did, maybe not as clear as I would have liked. The thing is that they did get a lot of conflicting reports out of the field all at once so I can see where mistakes would have been made. That is not to say people did not screw up but we have to remember that it was likely very hectic in the chain of command at that time. We didn't do very well after 9/11 but I do not fault bush for that
  • unclepat rightside 2012/12/03 23:48:06
    Sorry. This one ain't about Bush or Obama. It's all about the tightwad obstructionists masquerading as republicans who didn't want to spend the money necessary to protect those "brave Americans". The only cover up here is why no one has hauled those bastards in front of a grand jury to figure out why they're directly responsible for the murders of those folks!
  • rightside unclepat 2012/12/04 04:05:57
    Well, you are just so wrong on so many things. But, you are entitled to your opinion however wrong you are.
  • unclepat rightside 2012/12/04 23:25:01
    Riiiiiiight. Nice attempt at deflection there. Now PROVE that my points are wrong!
  • rightside unclepat 2012/12/05 03:53:13
    bama's the one to pull troops and deny them extra protection. No deflection here, just don't have time to answer all your wrongs.
  • JOJO rightside 2012/12/14 01:36:27
    Pretty sure that Benghazi is also in the past. So what is YOUR point?
  • rightside JOJO 2012/12/14 04:51:00
    So, you're just like bama, want it swept under the rug until people forget his transgressions.
  • XZQZQ unclepat 2012/12/02 12:02:44
    Uh, Pat, we were talking about Benghazi.... Time to take your meds.... and perhaps lay down.
  • unclepat XZQZQ 2012/12/03 23:50:33
    Maybe you should take your meds. The subject is the video of your guy from fux news having is ass handed to him just before the producer in his ear screamed bloody murder to go to a commercial!
  • quantix rightside 2012/12/02 03:58:01
    Amazing how the right downplays the death of 4000 soldiers in iraq.

    Oh before you go and say Obama continued the war I will say that only 257 died in iraq in his time in office
  • rightside quantix 2012/12/02 04:01:35
    That's just Iraq.
  • quantix rightside 2012/12/02 04:35:00
    your point? most of the fighting through the wars has been there. I can look of Afghanistan if you like
  • rightside quantix 2012/12/02 07:54:27
    Its over 2000.
  • quantix rightside 2012/12/02 15:04:45
    Indeed. Total deaths are still far below what they used to be in the previous administration.
  • XZQZQ quantix 2012/12/02 12:05:19
    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were foolish, ill-conceived, and a total waste of blood and treasure....but, once again, we are talking about Benghazi...
  • XZQZQ rightside 2012/12/02 12:00:57
    As Pravda said ' Obama was reelected by an illiterate electorate. '
  • Janoy Davis 2012/12/02 00:09:05
    Janoy Davis
    Currently serving in the military, I have to be cold to the fact that friends might not return home from deployment. And so I was cold on the day this incident happened. I paid my moment of silence and moved on. The world we currently live in is destabilizing and we are at a time of war. Death always follows war; so no one is safe. We should not dwell on the past, for we can not make the dead return, but to pay respect and hold onto their memories. To the witch hunt republicans; stop this crusade and stop making unfortunate deaths political. Death should not split us apart, but bring us together.
  • Kaleoku... Janoy D... 2012/12/02 02:20:10
    Indeed! Thank you for your service!
  • remy Janoy D... 2012/12/02 04:29:11
    Thank you for your service~
  • #Justic... Janoy D... 2012/12/02 04:31:32
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    You are so correct. I would also like to thank you for your service also.

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