Tom Ricks Slams Fox’s ‘Hyped’ Benghazi Coverage (VIDEO)

Tom Ricks, a blogger for Foreign Policy magazine and a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, took a pointed shot at Fox News Channel’s coverage of the September attack in Benghazi, Libya during an interview on the network Monday. 

Asked about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) softening his stance toward the potential nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ricks took the opportunity to characterize the network’s coverage as politically motivated, accusing Fox of “operating as a wing of the Republican party.” 

Watch the exchange here:



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