The talking heads on Fox's The Five blamed the attacks on our consulate in Benghazi and the coverage by the rest of the media for everything from Mitt Romney's failed presidential run to the rise of ISIS in Syria.
September 18, 2014

Bill O'Reilly may have figured out that his network's latest BENGHAZI!!! conspiracy theory and that there's nothing new in discredited investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson's latest hatchet job being pushed by The Heritage Foundation. That didn't stop his cohorts on The Five from continuing to carry water for her and from attacking Media Matters for fact checking the network's complete obsession with the fake scandal, as they did in this newly released report.

After first praising today's latest waste of taxpayer money by the House Republicans and the first hearing by Trey Gowdy's select committee, the hosts of Fox's The Five quickly shifted to regurgitating every already debunked right wing Benghazi talking point with a few new ones thrown in for good measure. The attack on our consulate and the Obama administration and the media's response to it is apparently now responsible for everything from Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign, to ISIS, to Syria's civil war, to Libya (??), to Israel (??), to "radical Islam" to you name it.

It's a conspiracy! It's a cover up! Obama's weak! Obummer and the Hildabeast didn't care if our ambassador was killed! They're emboldening the terrorists! The horror!

There was a small amount of push back from their token "liberal" Bob Beckel who pointed out how ridiculous Greg Gutfeld's laundry list was, but it was tepid at best, which is what we've come to expect from Beckel and his fellow Faux "news" "Democrats."

Gutfeld wrapped thing up by complaining about that New York Magazine's Jessica Roy used some of Media Matters reporting on the fact that they're completely obsessed with Benghazi in this short article: Fox News Won’t Shut Up About Benghazi.

He called her a "hack" who just "reads from a press release"... unlike those "real" reporters like Stephen Hayes and Sharyl Attkisson. Yeah, Cheney stenographer Hayes and Attkisson are the first two people I think of when asked to give a list of investigative "journalists."

All Gutfeld and his co-hosts managed to do here was add to the list Media Matters was already compiling in the article he complained about: REPORT: Fox's Benghazi Obsession By The Numbers.

Let's see. Complain that the administration lied about who perpetrated the attack. Check. Call it a cover up. Check. Pretend the Obama administration didn't call it an act of terror. Check. Claim the response was motivated by the 2012 Obama campaign. Check.


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