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Fox News ends interview abruptly when guest slams network
Zap2it ^ | November 26, 2012 | Molly Chance

Posted on 11/27/2012 4:16:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

A Fox News anchor abruptly ended an interview when the guest criticized the news network. Jon Scott was interviewing Thomas Ricks about his book, "The Generals" when Ricks accused Fox News of hyping up the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

According to the AP, Scott questioned Ricks as to why he would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Christopher Stevens - the first U.S. Ambassador assassinated in more than three decades.

Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight" and 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 point, Scott thanked Ricks and turned to his co-anchor, who then threw to a commercial break.

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So the guy tries to sabotage the interview, apparently. The host could have argued with the guy, but chose to end the exchange.

I hope the guy's book sales flop.

1 posted on 11/27/2012 4:16:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
If the Media isn't interested in the story, then we are obviously being nothing but political (sarcasm). I don't know why anyone would join this Admin in any capacity. The only important person in the world in The Won. Everyone else is expendable in his pursuit of the destruction of our beloved USA.
2 posted on 11/27/2012 4:19:20 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure that no one needs to read his book to know what’s in it. He clearly showed his “leanings” in the interview.

My only surprise is that FOX even had him on.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 4:23:39 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Now did the interviewer end it abruptly or was there a network suit screaming into his earpiece "go to commercial before I come out there and throttle the sonofabitch!"

CC

4 posted on 11/27/2012 4:27:19 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: DH

Who gave the order to our military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our men in Benghazi on 9-11-12?

When?

Why?


5 posted on 11/27/2012 4:27:48 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: DH

When the guest referred to the terrorist attack as a “small firefight”, it exposed him as a communist/muslim sycophant.

Good for John Scott to boot him off and stop the dishonesty.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 4:28:45 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ricks and his fellow travelers will declare his attack on Fox to be a great victory, much like the towel heads who got their butts kicked recently by Israel. Expect them to begin firing their guns into the air, ululating all the while.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 4:29:10 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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Bookmarking


8 posted on 11/27/2012 4:37:02 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t it funny, that to question the President’s motive and lies about Benghazi (a job the media used to do) equates to being political... GD the left and all they stand for, why do we even give them a platform...


9 posted on 11/27/2012 4:41:50 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My only regret is that we don’t see this type of response toward the liberal press. Conservatives feel they must be ladies and gentlemen when doing interviews and they’re having their words twisted around anyhow. Conservatives need to start a school for politians on how to do interviews. The Air Force had one in the Pentagon when I was there in the 1980s.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 4:42:45 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: SoFloFreeper
I've seen FoxNews end interviews abruptly and too quickly even with conservative and nonconfrontational guests. It might have been partly a contentious guest, but also a timing problem where they went long in a previous segment. I'm so sick of the mock outrage from the libs.
11 posted on 11/27/2012 4:50:22 AM PST by Shugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Communist hate FOX?...The only fair and balanced news in America?
Just ask that lardo with suspenders (BOb Bekel?), Allen Colmes, and the other assorted Commies on FOX, about bias.
That being said, I am fortunate to have only FOX for US news.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 4:57:20 AM PST by AlexW
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t think news programs do this enough. When a guest shows up and refuses to address the questions, choosing instead to just regurgitate prepackaged talking points then he or she should be given the zot. I want to hear thoughtful discussion not mindless propaganda.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 5:00:22 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Graybeard58

Ricks is a product of the Wash post for whom he writes too I believe. The press is not interested in Benghazi period and nothing is going to change that notion because it shows the incompetency of His Excellency.

However, I think we need to look at this incident away from his body of work. He has been extremely accurate in his assessment of our senior military leadership beginning in Vietnam and moving forward. Frankly his view of some of our senior general officers is not far removed from mine. Someone better listen up soon or we will not be in a position to defeat any second tier nation. He has noted that not since Korea has one general been relieved due to incompetence in battle....something that happened often during the past so much so that the comparison is startling.
He also believes Iraq would have been a bigger disaster had it not been for a fine corps of junior officers and a slew of competent NCOs, an interesting observation.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 5:01:03 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: John Galt's cousin

Absolutly correct.

IMHO everything else is secondary to those questions. Problem is, I don’t see anyone asking them, FOX included.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 5:02:15 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight"....

Amazing. So that's going to be the narrative now. All this was much ado about nothing and only the nutty GOP would be concerned about it.

Having an American diplomatic facility destroyed and ransacked, the American Ambassador and one of his aides killed and the Ambassador's body paraded through the streets, and two American security force members killed after hours of nearly single-handed combat...why, that's nothing. What's to get upset about?

16 posted on 11/27/2012 5:04:44 AM PST by livius
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To: SoFloFreeper

Also: “the incident amounted to a small firefight”:

Was this AHOLE there? No he wasn’t, which means this AHOLE is talking out of his AHOLE.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 5:04:59 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The liberals are filled with rage. They won the WH, seats in the Senate, and House, and they are still filled with rage. No doubt, this situation will not end well. The liberals are tipping their hand, and our side is falling in line like little puppies, and still there is rage coming from the liberals. Always knew the liberals wanted it all, and soon anyone disagreeing with liberals, will be an outlaw. This planet has moved quickly to the 1930s. A prayer God will stop the slide, of this planet, on the razor blade toward the pool of alcohol. Too bad the liberals haven’t awaken to the fact that they too are on that razor blade.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 5:05:25 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ah, the “Fox is an arm of the Republican Party” talking point. So fresh and new. Maybe they threw him off for his inability to say anything interesting.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 5:14:19 AM PST by firebrand
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To: SoFloFreeper; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
This is the very first thing that jumped into my head. Don't agree with their politics, but this fits so well with what we have seen.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Nighttime For The Generals
Songwriters: DOERGE/CROSBY

Well, it's nighttime and the long cars
Are arriving at the door
The general is having another party
With a congressman or three
And some guys you never see outside the bank

There's a laughing clink of glasses
And a polished click of boots
Bitter talk of a country
With a weakness in its roots

And it's nighttime for the generals
The boys at the C.I.A
Power gone mad in the darkness
Thinking they're God on a good day
They giveth, they taketh
They like to take it away

"Well the fools don't know the difference
It's for their own good", they said
And they shot blind Lady Liberty
In the back of her head

NIGHTTIME FOR THE GENERALS
Listen

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 5:16:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A small firefight is a quick ambush or skirmish that ends as soon as you call in air support, certainly in under an hour (thank you USAF!!!). This was a sustained, organized terrorist attack on an American ambassador, and the Community-Organizer-in-Chief chose to do nothing for seven hours - long enough that Obama could have played two rounds of golf if he hadn’t been so busy raising funds for his political campaign, long enough that the terrorists could rape our ambassador before killing him.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 5:20:04 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Portcall24

People on FR seem intent on bashing Ann Coulter lately, but she lets the libs have it on TV.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 5:20:59 AM PST by firebrand
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To: John Galt's cousin
There was no need to "stand down" a rescue mission. Only Obama, the POTUS, could "stand up" a rescue mission with Cross-Border Authority.

By default, Obama killed any rescue, simply by ignoring requests for CBA.

23 posted on 11/27/2012 5:23:36 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Uh, huh. I guess Ricks never watches any of the other networks, which are clearly in the tank for the Democratic party.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 5:23:52 AM PST by rbg81
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To: MestaMachine
Don't agree with their politics, but this fits so well with what we have seen.

The mighty songwriters were just angry we had generals.

25 posted on 11/27/2012 5:24:22 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: livius

“Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a “small firefight”....”

Right, just like the shootings in the Aurora Colorado movie theatre. Just a misunderstanding, no big deal. A free country cannot survive with such deranged individuals in the media distorting or ignoring the truth. I can understand shading the facts to benefit his side, but Ricks comment shows a detachment from reality. And such detachment by the left is becoming more frequent.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 5:25:59 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: V_TWIN

In the world-wide global islamic “ummah,” Benghazi is seen as America’s Stalingrad. Seriously.

The Amriki crusaders were driven out of Eastern Libya, the cradle of jihad, it total defeat, humiliation, and disgrace. The Amriki ambassador was killed and defiled, dragged through the streets. The Amriki did NOTHING in response.

Benghazi is seen by a billion-plus muslims as a sign of total collapse of American will.

As bad as the four dead are, the symbolic defeat is much, much worse in terms of setting us up for more attacks.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 5:29:59 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SamuraiScot

Yep. But if you didn’t know who wrote it, you could swear this is about today, right now...because from what we see now, this is exactly what has been going on...and worse.


28 posted on 11/27/2012 5:30:12 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tom Ricks is a good writer and has written a number of interesting books. I highly recommend his book about the surge in Iraq. That being said, I’ve always suspected he’s a lefty. I believe the fight at the consulate in Benghazi lasted hours. No where in my Marine Corps training was a fight lasting hours characterized as a “small firefight”.

Interestingly, Ricks wrote a book about 15 years ago called “The Making of the Corps” about Marine Corps boot camp. The boot camp part and the changes implemented since Commandant Grey was very instructional. However, in the second part of the book, Ricks complained how the military (especially the officer corps) are way too conservative and how this is deterimental to the country. The whole time I’m reading this, I’m asking myself. What about your profession Mr. Ricks? Who is by trade a reporter. Is it more deterimental to the country to have a conservative minded military or a left wing press who are sychophants to liberal politicians?


29 posted on 11/27/2012 5:31:46 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rbg81

“Uh, huh. I guess Ricks never watches any of the other networks, which are clearly in the tank for the Democratic party.”

Its more than just “in the tank”. How can anyone with even basic information about what happened conclude it was no more significant than a small firefight? It’s not even close to a credible statement.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 5:32:25 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight" and said, "I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party."

I cannot imagine Ricks writing anything meaningful when he cannot connect the dots. So Benghazi was nothing more than a "small firefight" with only four white guys killed? What is the big deal Rick says? The heroes gave their lives to save thirty or more trapped members of the embassy staff. Why was their request for available support turned down?

Is Ricks emboldened because Obama won? Is Ricks a Democrat hack looking for a job in the Obama administration?

31 posted on 11/27/2012 5:33:07 AM PST by olezip
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To: DH
Pitiful.
32 posted on 11/27/2012 5:34:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: MestaMachine
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

A verse from The Times they are a changin'

33 posted on 11/27/2012 5:37:59 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If it was “just a small firefight”, then why did Obama, Clinton, & Rice spend so much energy lying about the video as motive?


34 posted on 11/27/2012 5:41:00 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
With a name like “The Generals”, he just lost his audience. Most left wingers only read the latest puff pieces. The hard core radical left wingers may be interested, but the majority who would look at the title and think about buying it are conservatives. I hope this incident gets more exposure.

Maybe some book reviews at Amazon would help.

35 posted on 11/27/2012 5:45:23 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder if this idiot would consider it “just a small firefight” if his own home were under attack by a gang of Islamofascists and the police refused to respond to his 911 calls.


36 posted on 11/27/2012 5:51:43 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: FR_addict

Good idea....amazon readers ought to know whether his writing is good or crap.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 6:02:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: V_TWIN
Also: “the incident amounted to a small firefight”:

I don't ever recall being in a SMALL firefight. Can someone explain what a SMALL firefight is. I bet no one who has been in a firefight calls it SMALL.

38 posted on 11/27/2012 6:03:14 AM PST by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: FR_addict

Good idea....amazon readers ought to know whether his writing is good or crap.


39 posted on 11/27/2012 6:03:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: John Galt's cousin
Everyone who could testify about who did or did not give the order has been systematically removed from positions which offered them some official semblance of security and credibility.

They are out in the cold.

Pretty soon these nonpersons will be removed from official photographs/images. I would wager the obscure are beginning to fade away as we type, if a few haven't had unfortunate events/accidents already.

Persistence on their part will be likely rewarded with prosecution on some charge, the systematic destruction of their reputations, or a dirtnap.

The high profile people involved are a clear message to the little folks that no one is too big, none too prominent, none too important, so the lesser players had better keep their mouths shut.

Calling this a Stalinesque obscenity is an understatement. For the second operation we know of (Fast and Furious/Castaway, now Benghazi, both likely gunrunning operations) which was likely approved at the highest levels within our government, people have been slaughtered and the Ministry of Propaganda (ABCNNBCBS) has barely made a peep.

40 posted on 11/27/2012 6:03:45 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SoFloFreeper

41 posted on 11/27/2012 6:07:45 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

42 posted on 11/27/2012 6:10:07 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax

43 posted on 11/27/2012 6:11:44 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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44 posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:29 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Travis McGee
Precisely. Any strong nation would have had the streets run knee deep with blood and slaughtered those who had wrought such deeds, at a minimum. We are, in theory, a nation which could have removed Benghazi from the map, and we sat on our hands.

The Islamists will inevitably see this as a sign we do not have the will to resist. and more will die because of that.

45 posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:38 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A small firefight would be handguns and maybe some rifles but not mortars, RPG’s and at one point I heard 50cal on back of p/u trucks. That had to be some al Qaeda rag heads on a mission.


46 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:16 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thomas Ricks is a tool. He should’ve harangued Fox to upgrade their graphics.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 6:28:58 AM PST by Brian_Casserly (Yeah, I'm here typing stuff...)
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To: AlexW

You left out the worst one of all: Juan Williams!


48 posted on 11/27/2012 6:34:33 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Mouton
"He also believes Iraq would have been a bigger disaster had it not been for a fine corps of junior officers and a slew of competent NCOs, an interesting observation."

That is a fact, jack. And now they're mostly getting out rather than be ground under by Bobo's pc juggernaut...

49 posted on 11/27/2012 6:44:14 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: StAnDeliver

Yes, they are getting out which speaks volumes given the poor jobs market.


50 posted on 11/27/2012 6:53:58 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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