Fox News Ends Interview Immediately After Guest RIPS Network

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A Fox News anchor abruptly ended an interview on Monday after a guest, author Thomas Ricks, blatantly started criticizing the alleged news network.

Jon Scott was interviewing Ricks about his book, The Generals, when Ricks accused Fox News of "hyping" the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

Scott questioned why Ricks would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

He responded by asking how many security contractors died in Iraq. When Scott had no answer, Ricks said that's because "nobody cared" at that juncture.

Ricks asserted that what happened in Libya amounted to a "small firefight" and said the GOP is only lamenting Benghazi for political reasons - aided by Fox News.

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

At that point, Scott thanked Ricks and threw it to a commercial break.

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

What do you think? Did Ricks cross the line to push his own agenda, or was the author just calling it like it is with regard to the sometimes controversial network?

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By this man's logic we should have been done with the coverage of the late President Kennedy's assassination coverage a week later. After all only a few shots were fired and more people were dying elsewhere. We still see coverage and hear reminders today from about that - and we should. Assassination demands a full and unobstructed investigation! What this man doesn't like is that any coverage should expose the bias of the rest of the (his) media.

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It doesn't seem like Mr. Ricks was "cut off" to me. Mr. Ricks made his statement and his observations and the interview was conducted very professionally. I appreciate and I like FOX News even if I don't always agree with some of the things said.

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right...use insults to prove your point. Start wars that are not needed, make rich people richer as a result of unnessesary wars, lie to us that Sadam had weapons he did not have, kill thousands of our solders fighting the war that was a shame. Republicans are all corrupt and money hungry. Thyey cannot see beyond their own nose. Morality? Fox news use anger, lies, fear tactic and religion to keep viewers 'scared and missrepresnetd'...Rich people need to be convincing to have all of you on board with ther mischive taktics. And you fall for it.

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right...use insults to prove your point. Start wars that are not neede, make rich people richer ae a result of unnessesary wars, lie to us that Sadam had weapons he id not have, kiss thousand of our solders fighting the was that was a shame. Republicans are all corrupt and money hungry. Thyey cannot see beyon theor own nose. Morality? Fox news use anger, lies, fear tactic and religion to keep viewers 'scared and missrepresnetd'...Rich people need to be convincing to have all you on board with ther mischive taktics. And you fall for it.

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When you say "alleged news network" your are guilty of the same sin you accuse Fox of. Fox runs hard news all day, their prime time programming is opinion and clearly touted as such. MSNBC has no real news programming, only a continuous running commentary of brainwashing mockery and hatred. Judging from MSNBC liberals are very angry miserable people.

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Let's be realistic....Benghazi was pushed as an issue by Fox and the GOP and they did ignore contractor deaths in Iraq, but that doesn't make it right. Reality is that it was a planned attack on US personnel and it should have been covered more by other news networks. And while you're discussing bias, did you realize that MSNBC had ZERO negative stories about Obama in the week prior to election, but also had ZERO positive stories about Romney in the same week? Fox News carries a bias, but when compared to the bias on any other single news outlet, Fox is far and away the most balanced. The real issue is that NONE of the news outlets even begin to ask real questions or cover the real issues. Obama and Romney were so much alike that every news organization should have been asking both the same questions about big government and TARP bailout funds. We haven't had a legitimate, fiscally conservative, socially small government candidate in decades.

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Typical liberal. Push your agenda, in this case your book, and when faced with a truth you don't like, put the truthful person on the defensive. The same liberal b.s. that got a lying Commie like Onama, reelected.

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@ allsaints45

Waaah cries the conservative parrot.

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Hey Hollywood; make your movies, drink your booze, smoke your dope, take your drugs, have your five (5) failed marriages (each), cry after your kids commit suicide or die from a heroine overdose, and then write a book trying to convince us that we should all follow your political perspective because you're so "normal."

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@ Just Your Average Joe

Thanks just your average joe. You said it all. This election was driven by these overpaid morally bankrupt "celebrities" who now own Obama. The rest of us will keep paying the bills and abide by the law. Ricks is just selling books.

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@ Just Your Average Joe

Well said Average Joe, well said!