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To anyone who isn’t exclusively a Fox News viewer, it has been clear that the GOP has been trying to turn the tragedy in Benghazi into a scandal since the night it happened. Their argument has been that the president tried to mislead the country by not calling the attack an “act of terror,” something he did the day after it occurred.

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have kept the charade going by continuing to attack the president and UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who repeated the intelligence community’s official talking points on TV.

What no one on Fox News was willing to say was that there is no scandal, before or after, related to Benghazi. There was a firefight and a security breakdown that’s being investigated by George W. Bush’s UN Ambassador Thomas Pickering. But no one has been willing to actually say that the scandal was a trumped-up smear designed to diminish the president’s impressive foreign policy credentials, and is being carried on to help Senator Graham in a difficult GOP primary by making it the president’s Iran-Contra.

No one on Fox News has been willing to say that this is all blatant, shameless politicking by the Republican Party, cynically exploiting the deaths of four Americans. Until now.

Meet Tom Ricks, contributor to Foreign Policy magazine and author of Fiasco and The Generals, and watch the greatest 1 minute and 24 seconds of Fox News you’ll ever see.

UPDATE:  Fox News Channel executive vice president Michael Clemente told the Hollywood Reporter that Ricks apologized for his comments “but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly.”

In response, Ricks said, “Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know. Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology.”

  • nobsartist

    That was simply the traitorous morons being exposed again for what they are.

    traitorous morons.

  • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

    Fox news: The Multimedia arm of the Republican propaganda machine.

  • easton

    It would have been so much more delicious if he had said it to pompous fools like O’Reilly or Hannity but this was sweet enough.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SJHIXTNUI3LGFCQAL4BMUCCTY Theresa R

    This is PRICELESS !!! People were saying this about FOX News during the entire campaign this year, some tried to dispute it, this says it ALL !! I especially liked his little smirk at the end, GREAT Job Rick, not only in exposing FOX, but, for also let it be known about the contractors in Iraq, while Bush was President !!

  • joeham1

    That was weak! Why wasn’t our ambassador protected? Fox reported it because the other networks wouldn’t! National Memo has proved they are lying hacks as ususal!

  • joeham1

    It’s amazing to me that the only News station that tells both sides is called the arm of the Republican party. However, CBS,NBC, CNN, and ABC act like they are non biased.

    • AdamMos

      Actually CNN has more republican viewers than democrats. It is actually the closest to balanced reporting even though it also leans right to maintain their ratings. I hope Fox continues to be the Republican Fantasy Station. They are the biggest reason that the Repubs will not win another national election. They do a great job of revving up the democratic base. Their foolishness is a great asset to democarats and highly entertaining.

  • Kabloonakind

    Reguardless of how many “facts” you employ to disuade the fox news fools from believing everything their ilk provide as unbiased news coverage, there are always those of fox faith who carry on as if facts don’t mean a thing. But, there’s nothing like a few facts to really screw up a nice fantasy news team. By the way, I heard all about the tragedy but only from fox and the GOP do you get the fantasy side of it.Obama is also president and the world has yet to come to an end. Ted Nugent failed in his promise to either be dead or in jail by this time if Obama won. Dick Morris couldn’t have been named better, being the dick that he is and wrong about everything he opens his mouth about. Just another fox darling that spreads the hate and delusional thinking.Keep watching Fox news as your only source of information, stay ignorant, support the tea party and please don’t ever blame the GOP for blocking, obstructing and twisting reality to suit their own agenda. That really worked out well for them and fox news in this last election.Keep up the good work!

  • howa4x

    Fox ersatz news actually hired 2 Romney paid staffers as news analysists, and on election night, Ryan called Hannity for help to get out the vote. What other network with any integrity would have taken that call? Look at what is going on in London with Fox type news there. We should have the same investigation here and the 53% who won the election should be writing the FCC to revoke its’s broadcast license for news, since it’s not impartial by any stretch of the imagination.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dianne-Lee/100000857981424 Dianne Lee

      You can’t use the words “integrity” and “Fox news” in the same paragraph. It creates a great disturbance in the Force.

  • chino49p


    Obviously you don’t actually watch faux nit-wit very often. If you did, you would know that honestly stating BOTH SIDES of anything is NOT something that they do on purpose or very often.

    Whether its the spin-miester O’, or shame-ity you can always depend on the faux-nit-wit channel to propulgate outright lies & distortions. I turn them on now & then to see how crazy they are acting. It would be funny if so many FOOLS were not taken in by thier HATE.

  • nobsartist

    Two words for the republiCON traitors: Valarie Plame.

  • joeham1

    The problem with people like you Adam is if you don’t like the truth you make up your own. The only reason the Republicans may not win another national race is because CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC won’t report anything negative about Obama. The first President in the history of our country to have less jobs after 4 years than when he took office.

    His hope and change hype has led to no hope for the 23 million Americans that need a job. His ilegal changing of the Immigration law, Increasing the Deficit 5 trillion, saying no to the Canadian pipeline, poverty is up over 6% since he took office, the unprotected people who died in Libya, (knowing the british and Red Croos already pulled out).

    He ran his re-election on raising taxes on the rich which does nothing to create jobs!

    Care to discuss the facts?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-P-Doyle/1517044469 Christopher P Doyle

      CNN and other report nothing negative about OB? Lie How would you know anyway, you only eat Bushit at Faux. Less jobs? Another lie. Raising taxes on the rich will generate 800 billion to help pay for the deficit, which is what you’re whining about.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      Maybe the other networks don’t feel like spreading lies like Fox does 24/7? Fox News supports the GOP; the other networks know this. Fox News tries to dig up any thing it can throw at the wall to see if it sticks. They look like sour grapes eating bigots! Fools!


    Why were the four men told to “stand down”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-P-Doyle/1517044469 Christopher P Doyle

      That never happened, you’ve been lied to by Faux News.

      • CYNICALZ

        Might it be you could improve awareness by reading the brief’s from the White House?

  • Rick

    So much for “Fair and Balanced”. Fox news got pimped big time by Tom Ricks who Fox news thought would give their viewers some good talking points against Ambassador Rice and President Obama.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      I just love it when the Faux Noise crowd look stupid and foolish. LOL! Good for Ricks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-P-Doyle/1517044469 Christopher P Doyle

    UPDATE: Fox News Channel executive vice president Michael Clemente told the Hollywood Reporter that Ricks apologized for his comments “but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly.” Yet another lie by Faux.

    In response, Ricks said, ”Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know. Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology.” Thank you Ricks for exposing their lies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-P-Doyle/1517044469 Christopher P Doyle

    What no one on Fox News was willing to say was that there is no scandal, before or after, related to Benghazi. Concrete proof that Faux News lies.

  • joeham1

    Let’s see who the moron is….The tax increase will increas taxes over 10 years 800 Billion…The problem moron it’s only 80 billion a year and the deficit is 1 trillion a year!! Debate the issues!!! Fox isn’t the problem, it’s the progressives that are. If you think they are going to use the money to pay down the deficit, look at the spending over the last 8 years! Bush spent a lot…Obama has gone crazy spending! it’s all our futures!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

      Replying to joeham1 –

      The problem with your logic, (?), is that George the Second handed a budget to President Obama that had a deficit of ONE TRILLION DOLLARS PLUS . The unfunded tax cuts to the wealthy, two unfunded wars, the meltdown of the housing market, the banking industry in shambles, TARP, high unemployment, etc.

      The list goes on and on.


      The only way to stop the bleeding is to end both wars started by George the Second, the tax cuts that amount to WELFARE FOR THE WEALTHY, also started by George the Second, reduce the unemployment, also started by George the Second, (Which President Obama has been bringing down), ending the Laissez Faire banking problems, (Which Barney-Frank has been bringing down, although over regulation may be causing other problems), etc.


      Instead, he did what he does best. Bankrupt the United States, all 50 of the States, and in the process, managed to bankrupt most of the world as well.

      GROW UP. Romney & Ryan lost. It’s time for the Right wingers to lick their wounds, and try to do what is good for the nation. NOT WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE 1%.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/52GXICOP5K33RDJ7AFPYBHB6Y4 John

    Faux News = a**holes and idiots. Nothing new here.

  • ObozoMustGo

    The very first paragraph written above is a lie. Obozo did NOT call the Benghazi incident a terrorist attack directly while speaking in the Rose Garden. Rather, he referred to terror in general. Why then did he go on for weeks on end blaming a 2-bit youtube trailor and a spontaneous protest for the reasons for the attack? Because he lied. And in the video, Ricks pulls off typical leftist trick by changing the topic to something irrelevant to the issue at hand. Fact is, Obozo lied about Benghazi because of the campaign and the fact that he has been supplying arms to Al Qaida in Libya and Syria. That’s what he’s hiding. And the foreign media knows it. Our media has nothing but crickets…… crickets…….. crickets…… crickets……. except Fox News.

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    Have a nice day!

    “Based on information that we — our initial information — we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack; that we saw evidence that it was sparked by the reaction to this video.” – Jay Carney on Sept 17th responding to questions about what caused the Benghazi attacks on our consulate on 9/11, despite email evidence that shows Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack moments after it started.

    • IThinkthereforeIVoteMHO

      Hey OMG … I’m going to tell You again … “Have a nice Four More years” …
      Four More Years … Four More Years … Four More Years … Four More Years
      I think it’s time for You to Go … See Ya … (in Four More Years)
      Thank You and Good Night …

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-P-Doyle/1517044469 Christopher P Doyle

      Stupid, unsubstantiated garbage. You have nothing but Faux News lies.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

      Bozo the Idiot strikes again with made up claims and uses Fox News as his source. Where is the proof of Obama providing arms to AlQeada, some stooge on Fox. I love how your right wingers claim Fox provides both sides of the news. They can’t even tell the truth about a possible tax rate increase for those earning over 250K, the new rate would only be on any money over $250K, the income tax rate on the initial $250K would stay the same. Tell the dummies on Fox and Friends they need to research what they state and not just talk through their butts.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Bill, first off, I rarely watch Fox. I watch more CNN & MSLSD than anything. Why do you think I come on here? Because I need others who share my views to be my mirror of justification? Duhhh, you dope. The fact that I am here should be evidence that I prefer to be in the den of the left fighting the good fight. That being said, you are being lied to about Benghazi and you cannot accept it because of your blind loyalty to Obozo. Like most of you that comment on here, you are lock, stock, and barrell head over heals in love with your messiah, Obozo. But others that are reading these articles and comments are not such zombies that they cannot see through the propaganda that is The Memo. So, I am an alternative voice in this sea of leftist insanity. And Benghazi IS a cover up. And you know it.

        Here’s a link to Canada Free Press and an interview with an insider that’s “singing”. This is where the truth shall lead us. Replace the (dot)s with a period, of course.


        Have a nice day!

        “Based on information that we — our initial information — we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack; that we saw evidence that it was sparked by the reaction to this video.” – Jay Carney on Sept 17th responding to questions about what caused the Benghazi attacks on our consulate on 9/11, despite email evidence that shows Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack moments after it started.

  • marciano3rd

    Just stop watching Fox News!

    • DurdyDawg

      That’s like saying, “Just say No”.. How many dummies refuse to heed that wisdom?

  • 1bythebrooks2

    Of course Fox vice president Clemente would claim something like Ricks apologizing. It’s just so easy for Foxys to lie right to the other veiwing Foxys!

  • onedonewong

    Ricks as usual offers no defense of Bengazi just a FOX ad hominem. Sorry rickey you FAIL

  • joeham1

    Wow, you Fox news haters are sure a bunch of Morons. This President, like Bush did, are ruining the country but you want to focus on Fox… I know, the rich are evil and and unions are the answer!

    Wake up…or watch CBS, NBC, CNN and ABC and they will all tell you how wonderful Obama is doing! debate the issues morons!

  • joeham1

    Ya see Jim. I like to deal with facts…not the points that are untrue….

    1) When George the second left office and the country was Borrowing 1.6 billion a day…today we are borrowing 4.4 billion a day. That’s Obama not Bush (although Bush was a huge spended too)

    2) With the tax cuts to EVERYONE! (not just the wealthy) 2006 WAS THE MOST MONEY the Government EVER took in! Did you get that? with the tax cut we took in the most ever!!

    3) The so called systematic ONE TRILLION DOLLAR deficit is called excessive Government spending. He didn’t inherit it from Bush, he created it. We now have Over 2 million federal employees, over 4 million free cell phones, Billions wasted on failed programs, an 800 billion stimulas that created 1 year jobs at a rate of 3 million per job! Are you seeing the problem yet?

    4) The Dodd Frank Bill did nothing but hurt the housing market and it did NOT fix the problem (I am a Realtor)

    5) George the second inherited a Recession thats why the tax cuts for EVERYONE were put into place. Do you remember that?

    The problem with your reality is it’s just simply wrong! The only way to fix the problem is to shrink the government and help the free market work! Under your solutions we will be Greece in under 5 years. Look it up!!! This isn’t a lefty or Righty thing!! Every country has rich people and poor people. Stop demonizing the rich!! You work for them!

    The Government is the most unproductive entity in our country. It takes in 2.2 trillion a year and wastes vast amounts of it. Obama has given 90 Billion to the renewable energy industry with NOTHING to show for it!

    Using free market principals this country has created more wealth than all other countries put together. Help those who need helped, put the rest to work and the Government will tak in huge amounts of money! this 99% and 1% crap was Obama’s way of getting fools like you to believe he cares!

    I know you love him and that’s fine…But between the Bengazi deaths, The Fast and Furious deaths, 5 trillion in additional deficit, 6% increase in poverty, and Obama care, what the heck were you thinking?

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