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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