October 22, 2015

If anyone was wondering how Fox was going to cover this latest witch hunt on Benghazi, here you go. If you thought you were going to get some "fair and balanced" coverage of the eleven hour grilling the shameful Republicans gave Hillary Clinton during or after the debacle, you'd be sadly mistaken, but I know all of our regular readers were more than painfully aware already that would be the case.

Unlike their counterparts over at CNN and MSNBC, who actually carried all of the hearing live, Fox decided the best way to cover the last few hours at least, was to cut away for commentary at every opportunity, and then just show portions where some of the Republicans were grilling her. They also made sure to give the Democrats and their questions and Clinton's responses either little or no air time at all.

Then O'Reilly's show came on when there was still another hour left of this nonsense to go, and they cut away from the hearing completely -- and the only mention was Bill-O talking to Dana Perino about the day's events for one segment. I can guarantee you that the powers that be over at Fox didn't believe things were going all that well for the Republicans and that airing any more of it was beneficial to them, or they'd have stayed with it.

Next up was their new flamethrower, Megyn Kelly, who proceeded to pretend that Republicans dredging up tired old already debunked conspiracy theories was new news, with Kelly giving Rep. Jim Jordan, who was one of the more obnoxious and disrespectful members of the committee of the day a chance to double down on his attacks over whether or not a You Tube video was responsible for the attack on the consulate or not.

These guys still can't get over the fact that Mitt Romney lost the presidential election and want the public to believe that if the public didn't really believe that the Obama administration wasn't supposedly "winning" (whatever the hell that's supposed to mean) this debacle called the "war on terror," that Mittens would have had a lock on becoming our next president.

Heaven forbid the truth is probably something closer to the fact that they either just weren't sure yet, but it was reasonable to suspect that may have been the reason for the attack at the time, or that they didn't want to give away the fact that we had a CIA base there, which that genius Rep. Jason Chaffetz accidentally leaked to the public during an unclassified hearing on Benghazi ages ago.

No matter how many times this lie has been debunked, right wingers just can't stop repeating it over and over again, and Fox, of course, is always more than happy to oblige them.

Media Matters has transcript of Jordan's diatribe earlier, which sounded a whole lot like the nonsense he was allowed to spew on Kelly's show in the clip above here: Rep. Jim Jordan Obsesses Over Long-Debunked Right Wing Media Attacks Over YouTube Video's Link To Benghazi Attacks.

He's not out to win any charm awards this Thursday. I can tell you that.

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