"FOX News acting as a wing of the Republican Party" he says to his FOX News interviewer. Oooooops!

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    Nov 26, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
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    Nov 26, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    We already know that Fox News follows the Republican Party line. It was also a facilitator and organizer of early Teabagger rallies, their reporters actually caught on camera staging some anti-Obama events. So this piece is no surprise, completely in line with Fox pro-Republican policies.
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    I'm guessing the interview wasn't supposed to be so brief.
    That is, it was cut short before the guest could further embarrass Fox.
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Ya think he's gonna be on a call back list? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    Oh, boy, that's really funny. Ricks' flagrant display of audacity is priceless. He should consider his invitation to Fox News' Christmas party revoked permanently.
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Good for him for calmly pointing out the truth!
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    You have to love how quickly and courteously he exposed the truth. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    (EDIT: Oh snap! This topic already existed! Deleting my topic and pasting my two cents here instead)



    No playing their reindeer games, just go on there and call this network exactly what it is. Everybody asked to do an interview should state it exactly that way in responding their silly questions: "Because Fox is operating as the wing of the Republican Party."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/fox-news-interview-guest-network-wing-republican-party_n_2192506.html

    HuffPoA Fox News interview ended rather abruptly on Monday after a guest took not one but two jabs at the network hosting him

    Co-anchor Jon Scott interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Ricks, who has covered the military for decades, about his new book "The Generals." Scott asked Ricks (to) weigh in on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Sen. John McCain's criticisms of Amb. Susan Rice.

    "I think Benghazi was generally hyped by this network especially," Ricks said. He added that he thought McCain seemed to be "backing off" from criticizing Rice since "the campaign [was] over."

    "When you have four people dead for the first time in more than 30 years, how do you call that hype?" Scott said, pushing back against Ricks' characterization of the network's coverage.

    Ricks compared the situation to security contractors who were killed in Iraq. He described the attack in Benghazi as a "small fire-fight" and added, "I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox is operating as the wing of the Republican Party."

    At that point, Scott thanked Ricks for his time and ended the interview after about 90 seconds.

    UPDATE: According to the New York Times' Brian Stelter, a Fox News staffer told Ricks he was rude following the interview. Ricks said that he thinks the hit lasted "about half as long as planned."


    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/26/3689836/fox-interview-ends-after-author.html

    APScott asked why Ricks would call it hype when four Americans were killed, including the first U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years.

    Ricks responded that few people knew how many U.S. security contractors were killed in Iraq and compared that to the attention paid to "what was essentially a small firefight" in Libya.

    "I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party," Ricks said.

    With that, Scott thanked him and turned to a co-anchor, who introduced a commercial.

    "When Mr. Ricks ignored the anchor's question, it became clear that his goal was to bring attention to himself and his book," Fox News executive Michael Clemente said.


    Well not only did he thoroughly answer the question, I forgot the man has a book out. So let's let Mr. Clemente be right, just this once, and help Mr. Ricks with his "goal":

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/11/general-failure/309148/

    Thomas Ricks (for The Atlantic)Looking back on the troubled wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many observers are content to lay blame on the Bush administration. But inept leadership by American generals was also responsible for the failure of those wars. A culture of mediocrity has taken hold within the Army’s leadership rank—if it is not uprooted, the country’s next war is unlikely to unfold any better than the last two.


    http://www.amazon.com/The-Generals-American-Military-Command/dp/1594204047
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    GQjock said90 Seconds and they cut the video LOL Oh Margaret THAT was priceless

    That should be on a loop whenever someone turns to that propaganda station



    ART_DECO saidIt's also brazen of Fox executive Michael Clemente to claim Ricks ignored the anchor's question (which he did not), given how often Fox interviewers let Republican guests off the hook, when they ignore questions without challenge to instead deliver their political message. Another clear example of the Fox pro-Republican double standard, and validating Ricks' on-air comments.


    creyente saidRude? I thought he was very polite in pointing out the obvious.

    I guess the definition of rude for this right wing entertainment network has been altered to mean not agreeing with their twisted view of reality.

    I guess most of America is rude then.

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    UPDATE: According to the New York Times' Brian Stelter, a Fox News staffer told Ricks he was rude following the interview. Ricks said that he thinks the hit lasted "about half as long as planned."
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    Nov 28, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/tom-ricks-fox-news-statement-apology-horseshit_n_2205430.html

    HuffPoTom Ricks appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday and was particularly candid when asked about his testy Fox News interview earlier this week...

    Fox News' executive vice president of news editorial Michael Clemente told the Hollywood Reporter that Ricks apologized after the feisty exchange and blamed his snappy response on fatigue caused by his book tour. Ricks denied that he apologized and clarified his hallway conversations following the interview in an email to Clemente.

    Ricks hammered the point home when speaking with HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. In response to Clemente's statement indicating that Ricks "apologized" after the interview, "ignored the anchor's question," and doesn't have "the strength of character to [apologize] publicly," Ricks had one thing to say: "that's horseshit."

    He recounted his hallway conversations once again, which included complimenting Fox News host Bret Baier on his weight loss and telling a Fox News staffer he was tired. "It was not an apology for what was said at all," he added.

    When asked about his decision to turn down an invitation to appear on MSNBC, Ricks said, "Fox really seems to sell outrage as its product, and MSNBC doesn't as much. But they both seem to me to be running political campaigns almost more than they are running news networks. So I don't particularly like either. That said, I'm not a fan of TV news generally. I think it's a lousy place to get your information from."

    At the end of his HuffPost Live interview, Ricks thanked Shihab-Eldin, saying their conversation was the "sanest ... [he's] had in days."