As Media Matters noted, it seems Laura Ingraham wants to play assignment editor and tell the New York Times where to station their reporters -- outside of Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton's houses, so they can harass them about the recent GOP witch hunt over the Libya embassy attack.
Ingraham tried to compare this to the way Scooter Libby was treated after the Bush administration outed CIA agent Valerie Plame. Ironically once again, it's the Republicans who are the ones outing the CIA and who are putting playing politics ahead of national security.
We'll never hear that on Fox though, where they've decided they're going to ride this horse right through to the election, hoping it helps them get Mitt Romney elected.
INGRAHAM: Well, I think about Susan Rice going out there on this show and four other shows on Sunday, and I'd like to know did Susan Rice have any direct or indirect contact with anyone from the Obama campaign, David Axelrod, Plouffe, maybe Valerie Jarrett? She still works in the White House, but obviously very close to the president.
HUME: Tom Donilon.
INGRAHAM: Yeah, Tom Donilon. I would like to know that. I'd like Mr. Axelrod to answer that question.
I would hope that the New York Times, as they camped outside of Scooter Libby's house during the whole Valerie Plame thing, are they -- are you guys camped outside of the Susan Rice residence?
I mean, seriously, whether she was put out as a -- as a sacrificial lamb or not...
WOODWARD: It's great...
WOODWARD: ... another assignment...
INGRAHAM: No, but this is -- we have a dead ambassador, two Navy SEALs, dead, another security officer dead. The president answers this the next morning by flying to Vegas for a fund-raiser. If I -- I submit that if this were a Republican president and this went down this way, you'd have reporters camped outside of Hillary's house, Rice's house, and demand that the president do a full-blown press conference on what happened. Maybe it is just incompetence, maybe it's a series of innocent mistakes, but my goodness, when you had three attacks, violent attacks inside Benghazi, on the Red Cross office, the consulate and then postings on Facebook we're coming after you on September 10th, they didn't have any actionable intelligence? What? I mean, this is ridiculous. And I think the press is partly culpable here.
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