A Fox News anchor abruptly ended an interview when the guest criticized the news network. Jon Scott was interviewing Thomas Ricks about his book, “The Generals” when Ricks accused Fox News of hyping up the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.
According to the AP, Scott questioned Ricks as to why he would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Christopher Stevens – the first U.S. Ambassador assassinated in more than three decades.
Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a “small firefight” and said, “I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party.”
At that point, Scott thanked Ricks and turned to his co-anchor, who then threw to a commercial break.
A Fox News executive, Michael Clemente, says, “When Mr. Ricks ignored the anchor’s question, it became clear that his goal was to bring attention to himself and his book.”