Fox (and their Republican friends) go silent on CBS Benghazi report

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Randy

United States

#1 Nov 8, 2013
Fox (and their Republican friends) go silent on CBS Benghazi report now that it's been retracted

Media Matters takes a look back at how Fox News covered the CBS 60 Minutes Benghazi report, which has now been retracted:

The morning after the 60 Minutes report aired, Fox News hit the ground running promoting it. Over the course of Monday, October 28, Fox would devote more than 13 segments over 11 different shows to the CBS report, totaling more than 47 minutes of coverage.

Much of Fox's coverage was self-congratulatory, claiming the CBS report had corroborated their network's coverage of Benghazi. Bret Baier, host of Fox's flagship news show Special Report, told viewers that "[l]ast night, one of journalism's heavy hitters reaffirmed what we knew and had reported on." Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy praised CBS for "finally catching up" to conservative media on the story and proclaimed, "60 Minutes doesn't cover phony scandals."

It wasn't just Fox—after the 60 Minutes report aired, Republican were falling all over each other to get on television and denounce the Obama administration for allegedly covering up Benghazi. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced he would block every single presidential appointment until the Obama administration made available each and every witness that could shed light on Benghazi and the CBS report. Even after it became clear that the CBS report didn't add up, Rep. Jason Chaffetz blasted the administration for supposedly smearing a covert agent in order to discredit the CBS report.(Aside from the fact that the CBS report was based on false claims from the guy Chaffetz was defending, he wasn't even a covert agent—he was a British citizen working for a British security firm.)
But now that CBS has retracted its report, we haven't heard a peep from Republican politicians. And as for Fox:

Fox has gone silent. As of 1:45pm [ET], the network still has not told its viewers that the 60 Minutes report has been retracted.

Before yesterday, Fox had aired 13 segments promoting the Benghazi report. Today they've run zero, because to Fox, it's only news if their base wants to hear it.

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Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#3 Nov 13, 2013
Faux News totally fabricates many of its stories and twists the rest so the truth isn't even recognizable.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#6 Nov 14, 2013
Arch on Larch wrote:
Faux News totally fabricates many of its stories and twists the rest so the truth isn't even recognizable.
Do they? Does that mean they are big of a liar as Obama is?

But Fox News is not the President of the US.

"If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance."
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 14, 2013
Arch on Larch wrote:
Faux News totally fabricates many of its stories and twists the rest so the truth isn't even recognizable.
No matter what you think of Fox, it doesn't change the fact that Obama & Hillary lied and American Citizens died in Benghazi.
Randi

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Nov 14, 2013
Msn BEE SEE ( and their Liberal friends ) go silent on their dictators un affordable mess. Not one Republican voted for this disaster, and it is barry soetoro's mess, and yes the grandmother of the mess is billary herself. Bring on 2016, it will be a Republican controlled house and senate !

The tax and spend days of liberal thinking is going to stop.
Randy wrote:
Fox (and their Republican friends) go silent on CBS Benghazi report now that it's been retracted
Media Matters takes a look back at how Fox News covered the CBS 60 Minutes Benghazi report, which has now been retracted:
The morning after the 60 Minutes report aired, Fox News hit the ground running promoting it. Over the course of Monday, October 28, Fox would devote more than 13 segments over 11 different shows to the CBS report, totaling more than 47 minutes of coverage.
Much of Fox's coverage was self-congratulatory, claiming the CBS report had corroborated their network's coverage of Benghazi. Bret Baier, host of Fox's flagship news show Special Report, told viewers that "[l]ast night, one of journalism's heavy hitters reaffirmed what we knew and had reported on." Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy praised CBS for "finally catching up" to conservative media on the story and proclaimed, "60 Minutes doesn't cover phony scandals."
It wasn't just Fox—after the 60 Minutes report aired, Republican were falling all over each other to get on television and denounce the Obama administration for allegedly covering up Benghazi. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced he would block every single presidential appointment until the Obama administration made available each and every witness that could shed light on Benghazi and the CBS report. Even after it became clear that the CBS report didn't add up, Rep. Jason Chaffetz blasted the administration for supposedly smearing a covert agent in order to discredit the CBS report.(Aside from the fact that the CBS report was based on false claims from the guy Chaffetz was defending, he wasn't even a covert agent—he was a British citizen working for a British security firm.)
But now that CBS has retracted its report, we haven't heard a peep from Republican politicians. And as for Fox:
Fox has gone silent. As of 1:45pm [ET], the network still has not told its viewers that the 60 Minutes report has been retracted.
Before yesterday, Fox had aired 13 segments promoting the Benghazi report. Today they've run zero, because to Fox, it's only news if their base wants to hear it.
Arch on Lunch

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 14, 2013
Arch on Larch wrote:
Faux News totally fabricates many of its stories and twists the rest so the truth isn't even recognizable.
roch el mad dog on the liberal news channel, always twists the story to the left.

recognizable, is roach a man or an it ?
Rattler

Fountain Hills, AZ

#11 Nov 14, 2013
Arch on Lunch wrote:
<quoted text>
roch el mad dog on the liberal news channel, always twists the story to the left.
recognizable, is roach a man or an it ?
That outfit does not hire men, only it's. That is why the loudest supporters are in the same category.
Ernie

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 14, 2013
Randy wrote:
Fox (and their Republican friends) go silent on CBS Benghazi report now that it's been retracted
Media Matters takes a look back at how Fox News covered the CBS 60 Minutes Benghazi report, which has now been retracted:
The morning after the 60 Minutes report aired, Fox News hit the ground running promoting it. Over the course of Monday, October 28, Fox would devote more than 13 segments over 11 different shows to the CBS report, totaling more than 47 minutes of coverage.
Much of Fox's coverage was self-congratulatory, claiming the CBS report had corroborated their network's coverage of Benghazi. Bret Baier, host of Fox's flagship news show Special Report, told viewers that "[l]ast night, one of journalism's heavy hitters reaffirmed what we knew and had reported on." Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy praised CBS for "finally catching up" to conservative media on the story and proclaimed, "60 Minutes doesn't cover phony scandals."
It wasn't just Fox—after the 60 Minutes report aired, Republican were falling all over each other to get on television and denounce the Obama administration for allegedly covering up Benghazi. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced he would block every single presidential appointment until the Obama administration made available each and every witness that could shed light on Benghazi and the CBS report. Even after it became clear that the CBS report didn't add up, Rep. Jason Chaffetz blasted the administration for supposedly smearing a covert agent in order to discredit the CBS report.(Aside from the fact that the CBS report was based on false claims from the guy Chaffetz was defending, he wasn't even a covert agent—he was a British citizen working for a British security firm.)
But now that CBS has retracted its report, we haven't heard a peep from Republican politicians. And as for Fox:
Fox has gone silent. As of 1:45pm [ET], the network still has not told its viewers that the 60 Minutes report has been retracted.
Before yesterday, Fox had aired 13 segments promoting the Benghazi report. Today they've run zero, because to Fox, it's only news if their base wants to hear it.
Excellent Post everything that baggers try and blame the Admin. for backfires in their face.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#13 Nov 14, 2013
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
Do they? Does that mean they are big of a liar as Obama is?
But Fox News is not the President of the US.
"If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance."
I think it's funny how people always blame fox news for the babbling of people like O'Reilly or Hannity, totally confusing their entertainers for their actual news anchors. Their news anchors do a fairly good job of reporting that which is news. Their actual news is, in large part, unbiased, much like the "liberal" networks. But that is probably only about 5 or 10 percent of the networks programming. The rest consists of blowhards and attention hoors like the ones mentioned above. And that's what everyone cues in on and that's what generates the most revenue for television networks. The controversy generated by these loud mouth and sometimes ill-informed entertainers.

And by the way. Whatever Fox news did or did not do, there are still 4 dead people (and 10 injured) who should have not been there when this happened.
And it still happened on Obama's watch. So he owns it.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#14 Nov 14, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
And by the way. Whatever Fox news did or did not do, there are still 4 dead people (and 10 injured) who should have not been there when this happened.
And it still happened on Obama's watch. So he owns it.
Exactly.
Bert

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Nov 15, 2013
Ernie wrote:
<quoted text>
Excellent Post everything that baggers try and blame the Admin. for backfires in their face.
Talking about backfire - the un affordable health care act that was only supported by liberals, not on conservative republican voted for this American disaster. The voters will change the look of the house and senate, GOP controlled in both houses !

Thanks for the easy lay up barry soetoro.
liberal wheel house

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Nov 20, 2013
Tea Party People wrote:
When the Tea Party is done with Hillary she won't be able to be elected Mayor of Toronto!
there will be a herd of liberals working to get the left wing nomination, just watch team billery start to cut down her own party members, the election to be president is the ONLY thing that drives billery the only thing.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#27 May 3, 2014
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters :
"You do every single thing you can to rescue those Americans and you don't say we don't know," Peters said. "We failed, the Administration failed. First of all this is part of a pattern for President Obama. he has no courage. It is whether it is Benghazi or Syria, Putin, for the first time in our history, we've had great presidents, terrible presidents, this is the first time we have had president who is an outright coward."
Capt Crunch

Sedona, AZ

#28 May 4, 2014
LIbEralS wrote:
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters :
"You do every single thing you can to rescue those Americans and you don't say we don't know," Peters said. "We failed, the Administration failed. First of all this is part of a pattern for President Obama. he has no courage. It is whether it is Benghazi or Syria, Putin, for the first time in our history, we've had great presidents, terrible presidents, this is the first time we have had president who is an outright coward."
Not only is he a coward and an illegal immigrant, he was put in place by enemies of the United States by radical America haters and a lot of stupid American voters.

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