Lately, the Benghazi hysteria that has dominated so much of Fox News’ coverage since 2012 has given way to Ebola hysteria. But the channel’s personalities have done their best to fuse the two stories.
Offering her “take” on Monday, Fox host Gretchen Carlson rattled off all the reasons why Americans should question the federal government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, ultimately meandering her way to the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
With the government’s recent track record not being so hot, well, we learned we couldn’t trust the IRS after the targeting of conservative groups, the Secret Service after an armed man made his way into the white house, the VA after reports men and women who served this country died waiting to get health care. We couldn’t trust the promise that Obamacare that we could keep our doctors that we wanted. And do we trust that we know all the answers yet about Benghazi? What more and more people seem to be asking about Ebola now isn’t that they are necessarily scared about actually getting the disease, but that they’re scared the government agencies responsible with helping us if we do get sick might not be up to the task. So if Ebola becomes a bigger issue, the question still remains: will we be safe?
Carlson is just the latest conservative to invoke Benghazi in a discussion of Ebola, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee making a nearly identical point over the weekend. Reality TV star Donald Trump did the same during his weekly appearance on Fox earlier in the day.