Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Journalist Fox News Agenda

Thomas Ricks is a veteran newspaper reporter who had been invited on the Fox News network by their producers. Ricks is the author of "The Generals" and was shown on TV being interviewed by Foxs anchor Jon Scott.
The interview had become focused on the Republican Party's criticism of the United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice's comments about the attack on the American Embassy in Libya.

Ricks began his rant, that the story about the Benghazi attacks, which killed four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, was "hyped, by this network especially."
When asked about the "hyped" comment, from Scott, Ricks said that not many people were in the know about how many United States security contractors had been killed in Iraq, inferring the number was much greater than the four Americans killed in Banghazi. He then said the media attention from Fox News on Banghazi was disproportionate when comparing the two.

Well, you had to know that that was coming. Take the topic of what happen in Banghazi and turn it in to a 'Bush thing'.....

And the comment by Ricks that the bloody attacks on the Libya embassy as "essentially a small firefight." is skirting the issue. Granted the US contractors deaths was outrageous, as Fox and all were and did report on. But to miniscule a dead ambassador and his 3 fellow Americans in Libya is extremely outrageous. We didn't have an dead ambassador in Iraq.
Ricks went on to said, "I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party."

At that moment Scott said thank you and allowed his co-anchor to introduce a commercial break, cutting off the interview immediately because Scott new (as did the producers) that Ricks appearance was for one thing, and one thing only. To attack Fox News for dong IT'S JOB!

Here is the interview.

 (excuse an ad at he beginning)


Jim McKee said...

Can we get this man drug-tested? Just sayin'...

Unknown said...

We could, Jim, but would it make a difference if he were high or sober. He'd shoot off his mouth, regardless.