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Fox News Ends Interview after left-wing journalist calls Benghazi"small firefight"
http://tv.yahoo.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Sadie Gennis

Posted on 11/27/2012 11:02:51 AM PST by NKP_Vet

Fox News abruptly ended an interview Monday after author Thomas Ricks accused the network of bias.

During an interview with Jon Scott, Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Generals, accused Fox of hyping up the recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

"When you have four people dead for the first time in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype?" Scott demanded.

"How many security contractors died in Iraq? Do you know?" Ricks responded. "Nobody does, because nobody cared."

Ricks went on to describe the attack as a "small firefight" before adding: "I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox is operating as a wing of the Republican Party."

Following that statement, Scott thanked Ricks and ended the interview.

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Good for Jon Scott, but when Ricks opened his mouth and asked how many security contractors had been killed in Iraq, Scott should have said "one is one too many, but the US Ambassador killed was the first one killed overseas in over 30 years". He let this leftwing stooge off the hook. This Ricks character is a shameless left-wing quack of the first degree.
1 posted on 11/27/2012 11:02:55 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

just a bump in the road


2 posted on 11/27/2012 11:05:47 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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To: NKP_Vet

I guess Ricks followed the DNC/Obama line. There is nothing to see here. We have US Ambassadors murdered every day.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 11:08:39 AM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: NKP_Vet

Good for Scott and Fox for doing that.
that guy is a slimey POS 0dumbo lackey

I though would like to hear the apology that Fox says he made. I don’t think Fox would make something like that up.
I do think Ricks would lie about it

How cool would it be if they’d recorded it?


4 posted on 11/27/2012 11:09:07 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: NKP_Vet

Security contractors ≠ U.S. Ambassador

Azzhat Ricks


5 posted on 11/27/2012 11:10:06 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: NKP_Vet
Scott should have said, One is one too many, but the US Ambassador killed was the first one killed overseas in over 30 years.

In my opinion he should have said, Security Contractors are by definition agreeing to take a position that comes under fire. Some of them are expected to die.

Your comparison of them to an Ambassador and his staff, who are supposed to be protected under international law, and not be subjected to death, is an evil fraudulent and misleading comparison. This interview is over.

That ladies and gentlemen, is what the Right deals with on a daily basis. There are indeed enemies within.

6 posted on 11/27/2012 11:10:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“That’s an ender.”


7 posted on 11/27/2012 11:11:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: NKP_Vet

These guys need to start barking back. Kudos Mr. Scott.

Anyone with contact info, email please share.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 11:12:28 AM PST by stanne
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To: ILS21R

The real question is: Why are Americans dying to supply The
Muzzie Bro’s in Syria with weapons?


9 posted on 11/27/2012 11:12:50 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: NKP_Vet

Deliberately or inadvertently he is backing up Susan Rice - I am getting more than a little tired of this Beer Summit bullying by FOO - the racist overtone is not just foggy at this point......


10 posted on 11/27/2012 11:15:10 AM PST by yoe
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To: Paladin2

There is no money in peace.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 11:15:41 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything... IS... a conspiracy)
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To: NKP_Vet

Sorry, Obama voters agree with Ricks:

Benghazi doesn’t matter.
Fox is an annoying political front telling lies.

That’s how it is in Amerika.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 11:16:29 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: NKP_Vet

The left despise our military..but during the Bush Administration all the media could talk about was how many soldiers were killed everyday, to put the blame on Bush..now that Obama is President, for the last 4 years hardly a peep in the media when a soldier is killed..now the media can go back to not giving a damn, because they never did


13 posted on 11/27/2012 11:17:58 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NKP_Vet

When has any administration under any other president ever told US citizens to stand down when they were begging for help while abroad? I guess we shouldn’t care that one of our Ambassadors was left out in the cold for MONTHS and was eventually killed because of the ineptitude of the State Department and the President. He was the first Ambassador to be killed since the Carter administration. That’s not a big deal?

The bottom line is this, those 4 people were intentionally sacrificed to benefit this administration. Isn’t that first degree murder? The cold way that Obama and Clinton handled the loved ones of the murdered US citizens is a clear indication of their guilt. A small fire fight? What a low life piece of scum that guy is!


14 posted on 11/27/2012 11:19:22 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: NKP_Vet

author Thomas Ricks>>>> Nothing wroing with him that a sound thrashing wouldn’t cure. He should have been frog marched out of the building and kicked to the curb


15 posted on 11/27/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: NKP_Vet

Last I checked, when those security contractors died in Iraq they were performing military services in a combat zone.

The war in Libya was supposedly over, and the Ambassador was a civilian, with no military detachment guarding the “consulate”.

If we’re still at war in Libya, maybe the president should explain that to the American people. Or maybe he should get this Ricks character to do it. He’s slimy enough to warrant an appointment to this administration, and maybe that’s what he’s hoping for with performances like this.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 11:23:00 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I guess under Ricks’ logic, what happened in Dealey Plaza 49 years ago was just a random street shooting. What was the big deal, only one person died in the plaza.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 11:28:23 AM PST by gusty
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To: NKP_Vet

On the social media sites, this is taken as a great victory for the progressives and a huge setback for Faux News, plus it’s proof that Fox is merely an arm of the radicals at GOP.

Official Reality has been set: Benghazi was no big deal, forget about it.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 11:28:33 AM PST by DBrow
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To: NKP_Vet
I wonder what Ricks definition of a large firefight might be?

Although we've not had a definitive account of what occurred in Benghazi, my understanding is that the “consulate” was assaulted by several hundred individuals, some of them heavily armed.

Both the consulate and the annex were destroyed in the encounter.

A “small firefight” it wasn't.

19 posted on 11/27/2012 11:33:00 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: dennisw

He should have been beaten to a pulp in the studio, cameras rolling.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 11:33:54 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: NKP_Vet
RIcks is an asshat.

It wasn't just that an Ambassador and diplomats were tortured and killed, as a opposed to defense contractors.

It's the fact that when we had personnel killed in Iraq by terrorist factions, the WH wasn't out there, weeks later, still trying to insist that the the attacks were NOT "pre-planned", "pre-meditated", and that everything happened spontaneously because people were so upset over a stupid video on YouTube.

21 posted on 11/27/2012 11:33:59 AM PST by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: NKP_Vet

Iraq was an open war. What a miscreant.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 11:34:38 AM PST by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: DoughtyOne

That people died is indeed a tragedy, and not to be taken lightly or overlooked.

But what is getting lost in this argument, and should ALWAYS be at the very forefront of any discussion of Benghazi is this: These people were allowed to die without assistance or protection from our government - either by evil duplicity or ineptitude.

Yes, 4 people died, but that happens all the time, every day, somewhere.

What is disturbing about Benghazi is the administrations decision NOT TO HELP - In other words, the administration made the decision to LET THEM DIE! and has spun their evil actions to their own advantage.

Can anyone doubt their willingness to apply the same “let them die” response through Obamacare?


23 posted on 11/27/2012 11:34:57 AM PST by GilesB
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To: RWGinger; DoughtyOne; NKP_Vet

I thought Scott was totally wimpy.

He let that idiot insult his network and let him get away with calling a coverup way bigger than watergate a little firefight of no significance without any response!!

I’m sure Ricks and Obama were very happy with the interview.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 11:35:21 AM PST by aquila48
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To: elhombrelibre
Guess the Democrats themselves think that if the Ambassador is just a Democrat it's OK for him or her to be killed.

Trying to think that one through because the initial implications are enormous. Must be some secret message there.

25 posted on 11/27/2012 11:35:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: DBrow
Official Reality has been set: Benghazi was no big deal, forget about it.

Yes, so true. Now the Valerie Plame scandal, that rocked the republic to its core. Abu Gharib? Simply the most heinous war-time atrocities since Treblinka.

26 posted on 11/27/2012 11:38:10 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: NKP_Vet

According to Ricks and all other left wingers - “Just because I say it is true, it is!”


27 posted on 11/27/2012 11:39:52 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: NKP_Vet
Appears Jon was not prepared for the 'diaglogue' than ensued after his first question. Was wondering; how it was; this arrogant creep, was on camera to begin with - at Fox News. .

No doubt; had Scott imagined this unfolding; he would have zinged him; big time; before closing. It was not 'fear' that kept Jon 'low'. . .but rather surprise; IMHO.

If the paper that Jon 'crinkled' noisily at conclusion, could have talked; it would have been 'bleeped'.

28 posted on 11/27/2012 11:47:41 AM PST by cricket
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To: mojito

mojito~:” Although we’ve not had a definitive account of what occurred in Benghazi, my understanding is that the “consulate” was assaulted by several hundred individuals, some of them heavily armed.
Both the consulate and the annex were destroyed in the encounter.
A “small firefight” it wasn’t. “

Where are the other 30 witnesses who did survive the attacks. Then we’ll see whether it was a “small firefight”?
Any interviews,.. any documentation ?

Maybe they were expendable too ?
But , more importantly , .... they we WITNESSES !
Where are their interviews ?


29 posted on 11/27/2012 11:50:15 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You can kill a free man,.. you can't enslave him." -Robert Anson Heinlein)
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To: mojito

mojito~:” Although we’ve not had a definitive account of what occurred in Benghazi, my understanding is that the “consulate” was assaulted by several hundred individuals, some of them heavily armed.
Both the consulate and the annex were destroyed in the encounter.
A “small firefight” it wasn’t. “

Where are the other 30 witnesses who did survive the attacks. Then we’ll see whether it was a “small firefight”?
Any interviews,.. any documentation ?

Maybe they were expendable too ?
But , more importantly , .... they we WITNESSES !
Where are their interviews, or are they being sequestered for a reason ?


30 posted on 11/27/2012 11:58:02 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You can kill a free man,.. you can't enslave him." -Robert Anson Heinlein)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

I think the USS Pueblo asked for help and none came. If I remember correctly they didn’t want to awaken LBJ.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pueblo_(AGER-2)


31 posted on 11/27/2012 11:59:26 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Yes, it’s rather remarkable that no one who was there has spoken on the record as to what happened.

I don’t believe that any of them have testified before congress, either.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 12:01:30 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: gusty

Same logic.

Something like 350,000 American have died in car accidents in since 2001.

So why should our nation’s foreign policy still be influenced by a single event in 2001 when only 3000 people died?


33 posted on 11/27/2012 12:06:19 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

par per view!


34 posted on 11/27/2012 12:23:39 PM PST by dennisw ( The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: GilesB

Look at what’s going on in Chicago with those large groups of people roaming around beating on people of another race.

Hear a peep about it? Not much.

I don’t think we need to limit this to Obamacare. This America/White/Capitalism/Republic hating bastard will spread the joy across the spectrum.

I agree the death of the four should not be taken lightly. I also agree he cut them lose and let them die.

For whatever reason, it was expedient for him, and that was all that mattered.

Leftists will sell anyone out at the drop of a hat, as long as it serves their purposes. And they’ll never look back.

Look at the trail of destruction behind the Clintons. Her hands aren’t clean here either.


35 posted on 11/27/2012 12:35:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: aquila48

I didn’t see it, but from the descriptions so far, I’m leaning your direction. For all the name calling, I think Fox News provides far more cover for the Left than we give it credit for.


36 posted on 11/27/2012 12:36:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

The left is having a circle j@rk over this.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 12:38:07 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: DoughtyOne

Why don’t you take a look at the video and decide on your own?

I don’t think Scott was trying to cover for the left, he just wasn’t too quick on his feet.

I can just imagine how Chris Matthews would have reacted in the same situation, or O’Reilly or Hannety or even Greta!


38 posted on 11/27/2012 12:46:07 PM PST by aquila48
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To: NKP_Vet

Hey! Tommy! You ain’t been in a firefight lately, Gramps. You had your speech all planned out, didn’t you? You didn’t even attempt to answer the question. Shame on FOX for bringing an idiot like you on. Shame on you for opening your mouth to prove you’re an idiot.


39 posted on 11/27/2012 12:54:57 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: aquila48
I don’t think Scott was trying to cover for the left, he just wasn’t too quick on his feet.

I can just imagine how Chris Matthews would have reacted in the same situation, or O’Reilly or Hannety or even Greta!

Jon Scott is a professional journalist. An emmy award winner at that. If he was hosting for Hannity your comment might be warranted, but he was not.

Additionally, Jon's son is an Army Lieutenant and West Point Grad. How many journo's can say that?

TS

40 posted on 11/27/2012 1:05:53 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew

What was the point then of putting on an obviously biased apologist for Obama on a “news” show. If he didn’t want to respond himself then he should at least have had someone on the other side to present both sides.

Take a look at the video - he was completely unprepared to deal with the guy and the guy left with a smirk knowing that he had gotten the better of the exchange.

And what on earth does the fact that Scott’s son is a West Point Grad have to do with any of this?


41 posted on 11/27/2012 1:13:43 PM PST by aquila48
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To: aquila48

I like Scott. He’s a good guy. That doesn’t cause me to think he didn’t screw up royally here. And not limiting this to Scott, it happens all the time on Fox News.

There’s just no real fire-in-the-belly Conservatism displayed by Scott here.

Fox News staff allows the Left to score point after point after point after point without pushing back.

Ultimately that comes off as, “Well, Fox News doesn’t even disagree with the charges made. The charges must be credible.”

That’s not to say that at other times Fox News staff doesn’t push back, but you can’t allow any of the Left’s charges to be aired without pointing out the wildly inaccurate propaganda and letting it be left hanging.

This and the fact that we allow luke warm buckets of horse sweat like Bill Kristol to speak for Conservatives, just kills us over time.

Kristol wouldn’t know Conservatism if it bit him on the nose.


42 posted on 11/27/2012 1:14:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Thwe lefties on Yahoo who are applauding this miscreant have yet to connect the dots to realize that this guy expresses what the left thinks about human life. So what that ambassador was on their side. He is dead, move along.

The left won’t shed a tear when they start killing their own with Obamacare.


43 posted on 11/27/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by dforest
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To: DoughtyOne

What’s amazing in reading the comments on this thread is that so many freepers think that Scott WON the exchange!

Take a look how most other sites are reporting this...
https://www.google.com/search?q=Thomas+Ricks&oq=Thomas+Ricks&aqs=chrome.0.57&sugexp=chrome,mod=17&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Thomas+Ricks&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ei=JBW1UIutGuSdiQKF1ICIDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=2c166bb6bbf91971&bpcl=38897761&biw=1194&bih=677


44 posted on 11/27/2012 1:25:26 PM PST by aquila48
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To: The Shrew; aquila48
I don’t think Scott was trying to cover for the left, he just wasn’t too quick on his feet.
I can just imagine how Chris Matthews would have reacted in the same situation, or O’Reilly or Hannety or even Greta!


Jon Scott is a professional journalist. An emmy award winner at that. If he was hosting for Hannity your comment might be warranted, but he was not.
Additionally, Jon's son is an Army Lieutenant and West Point Grad. How many journo's can say that?


TS


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What was the point then of putting on an obviously biased apologist for Obama on a “news” show. If he didn’t want to respond himself then he should at least have had someone on the other side to present both sides.

I agree, and I think The Shrew would agree with you also.  He'll have to confirm it, if he wants to.  This sure didn't seem to be the tune you were humming a few minutes ago.

Take a look at the video - he was completely unprepared to deal with the guy and the guy left with a smirk knowing that he had gotten the better of the exchange.

Once again, I agree.  And once again, I think The Shrew would agree with you.  Why didn't you just say these things to begin with?


And what on earth does the fact that Scott’s son is a West Point Grad have to do with any of this?


By the tone of his comments, it seems that The Shrew agrees with my take that having a son at West Point should cause a father to be more grounded than Scott seems to be here.

This obvious Leftist should have, and easily could have been destroyed in very short order, on the points he made.  That he wasn't is an insult to decency.


45 posted on 11/27/2012 1:28:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: aquila48

I don’t disagree with your take as presented in this post.

The Lefty built a wall of lies, then Scott essentially said, “Okay then, good-bye...”


46 posted on 11/27/2012 1:31:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet

To Ricks and Obama and the democrats and to the liberal media, the Benghazi terror attack and the four dead, is just “a bump on the road”. To them, they must never take their eyes from the greater prize, and that is to “win at all costs”. It’s the same mindset that justifies the murdering of the many millions in the Soviet Union and the many millions in China. It’s also the same kind of mentality and agenda which justifies events like the Holocaust.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 1:52:29 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: NKP_Vet

Benghazi-Coward Obama Impeachment File.


48 posted on 11/27/2012 1:53:10 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NKP_Vet
"How many security contractors died in Iraq? Do you know?" Ricks responded. "Nobody does, because nobody cared."

From what I remember, FoxNews DID report on contractors when they were killed in Iraq. How many other news networks, besides Fox, spent any time on the four contractors who were killed and burned, and their bodies hung on the bridge?

49 posted on 11/27/2012 3:37:55 PM PST by SuziQ
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