Ah, Benghazi. An entire cottage industry has sprung up around the deaths of four Americans–including Ambassador Chris Stevens–and even though repeated Congressional investigations found not a speck of wrongdoing by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Republicans and their official propaganda network at Fox News continue to insinuate there’s more to learn, more to uncover, facts that could somehow implicate Clinton.
And now we have Fox News attempting to equate what the mother of a United States Marine who died at the diplomatic compound in Libya said at the Republican convention with the statements made by Khizr Khan–the father of fallen Army Captain Humayun Khan–which have left GOP nominee Donald Trump attempting to defend his criticism of the Khan family.
On “Fox and Friends,” the three low-IQ co-hosts attempted to suggest that all of the other networks other than Fox failed to cover the speech made by Patrica Smith, whose son died at Benghazi. As co-host Steve Doocy wondered aloud Monday:
“Why isn’t this getting coverage?”
Actually, lunkhead Steve, it did get coverage: CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN covered Smith’s speech, but Fox News and Fox Business didn’t. As PolitiFact reports:
“Fox News went to commercial right before Smith took the stage and returned to a phone interview between Donald Trump and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business channel had footage of the speech, but no audio.”
Yet “Fox and Friends” co-host Brain Kilmeade had the audacity to declare:
“I was on the floor for that. I did not know that no networks covered her. Nobody covered those remarks live, but almost everybody covered Mr. Khan’s remarks live.”
While Kilmeade may have been on the floor for the Smith speech (one never knows with a Fox News employee because they all lie every two seconds, much like their new political savior, Donald Trump), he clearly doesn’t know what in the hell he’s talking about.
And in one final dose of irony and outright hypocrisy, let’s not forget that CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN all covered the remarks by the Captain Khan’s father. Fox, however, did not.
Nice try, Fox. Let us know when you manage to stumble upon the truth and decide to report that.
This article was originally published by the same author at Liberal America.org