In the wake of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Sunday night joint interview, most observers focused on the warm interactions between the two former rivals, Clinton once again taking responsibility for the attack in Benghazi, or even the looming specter of the 2016 presidential election.
But not Fox News; they were just furious that interviewer Steve Kroft didn’t ask about any of their favorite conspiracy theories.
On Monday morning’s Fox and Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade complained that Kroft “just didn’t dig into anything at all.”
“I’d like to know, did she pass out and hit her head? Was she pushed? How did she hit her head and get a concussion?” Kilmeade asked. His curiosity may well be satisfied, as Secretary Clinton is set to be interviewed by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night.
Video of the exchange is below, via Media Matters
Although Kilmeade did not speculate as to who would push Secretary Clinton (or why they would do it), the mere fact that he acknowledged her health scare as real represents marginal progress for Fox News. After all, in the wake of Clinton’s hospitalization, the network repeatedly served as a platform for right-wingers to claim that she was faking her injury to avoid testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
After watching her easily dispatch her Republican challengers at last week’s hearings, however, it’s rather clear that she had nothing to fear.