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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Thomas E. Ricks Calls Out Fox News During Live Interview

Update: Ricks did NOT apologize


NY Times: Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes. It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description of the network as “a wing of the Republican Party.”

After the interview, a Fox News staffer told Mr. Ricks that he had been rude.

The strange and unusually short interview segment quickly gained the attention of media critics, because criticism of Fox News is rarely aired on Fox News. Mr. Ricks said in an e-mail message afterward that he did not think he was being rude. “I thought I was being honest,” he said. “They asked my opinion, and I gave it.”

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and 17 other networks

have their heads up Obama's ass. It is time to turn our fire on Obama. He is a far greater threat to liberty than the Republicans or Fox News. Dr. Paul needs to shift his emphasis too.

and 17 other networks

have their heads up Obama's ass. It is time to turn our fire on Obama. He is a far greater threat to liberty than the Republicans or Fox News. Dr. Paul needs to shift his emphasis too.

Both of them are wrong.

I'm sorry, but the assertion of Ricks that we simply need to ignore Benghazi, which is what all the other networks have been doing, is asinine. Fox News is clearly misdirecting people on the issue, but this does not give credence to a journalist who is all but lodging his head up Barry's backside on this subject rather than dealing in the truth.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

I lol'd for a few minutes

Fox news got owned....again

They have to know by now that once our Senior generations move to a better place, they are done.

that was funny

that was funny

f___ all forms of govt.

Welcome to RP movement of 2012

Looks like Blue Republicans and populists are taking over.

They are very sensitive not to "soil" DP with Glenn Beck or Ayn Rand, but have some affinity with MSNBC Cenk, Maddow, Kucinich, NY Times, RT, Guardian, PressTV, etc.

Even if what you are saying is true

which I do not see any clear evidence proving that it is. But if it is....SO WHAT!!!!! The only articles and videos i see on here regarding Maddow, Cenk, or Kucinich are the ones where they are agreeing with our principals..peace, prosecution of injustice, liberty, audit the fed etc.....and the ones that don;t usually have a subject title pointing out where they are wrong. And even if that wasn't the case, the comments show an overwhelming amount of evidence that we disagree with them. Stop trying to shrink the tent. Intolerance just makes you more like the neocons.

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i don't know what the heck you are talking about...

"soil" the DP with glenda beck? ayn rand?

you don't have a clue to what you are saying...i suggest you get your stuff together in one sock before you come spouting off here

my experience shows that glenda is a "tool" and will be exposed here for what he is

ayn rand will be exposed for the "orwellian" way she has predicted the future and is always welcome here

what the hell are you talking about?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.



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Condescending beauty?

maybe you forgot where you were?

can you explain yourself? we, the people might care to listen...or, we might not!

choices, here, my friend...you will be chosen or shunned on your own merit

please, speak, explain, mr. beautiful, i am only asking because glenda beck is a lying tool

“When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
Sinclair Lewis speaking of the parrot glenda beck

thats my opinion, sir, such as it is...i would love to hear yours

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.


that you arrogate to yourself plural "we." I was unaware that reading comprehension class was needed to digest my original post.

Mental condition can often be assessed by hand/type writing (including footnotes.) Nothing to avoid here - one cannot control the narrative of a discussion board unless being an admin.

BFD, Everyone knows Fox is a wing of the republican party

Unfortunately what nobody is reporting, including Mr. Ricks, is that Benghazi was where the transfer of men & materiel, leftover from the Libyan adventure, was coordinated through Turkey to Syria by the CIA (and likely others). That US organs are actively involved in toppling the Syrian government is what this cover up is all about.

Judging from the comments on this post, Mr. Ricks has done an excellent job deflecting attention away from Benghazi. Move along, nothing to see here. Nobody covered the deaths of security contractors in Iraq because that was more of the same death & destruction that the public had become numbed to by the long-term occupation of Iraq.

This clip is simply Fox news being Fox news, and they know what they are doing. Protecting the veil of secrecy to obscure and bury the truth.


I believe you think of yourself

as being mentally focused.

If you decided to mention the transfer from Libya to Syria, why not to mention some of it went from Libya to Hamas? Lack of knowledge or on purpose?

Perhaps you could enlighten us

about similar transfers from Libya to Hamas?

Yes, if you are onto something about Hamas I suppose it would be a lack of knowledge on my part. After five+ years on DP, I am still limited to only posting about that which I am aware of.



that is an honest answer.

I think if one can find out about the transfer from Libya to Syria, one would be able to find that to Hamas. But then, many accepted theories would be busted....

Haven't found anything linking Hamas to Benghazi

If that is what you are alluding to.

Only that perhaps Hamas is being supplied by the Iranians.

But if somebodies were playing both sides, would not surprise me at all.





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you are a misguided soul!

if a government was treating me as a slave, keeping me imprisoned in my own country, and killing my children...i would fight them every day with all of my heart, life, and soul

israel does this EVERY DAY! (with help from the american military industrial complex) against the palestinians in gaza

the lack of knowledge, sir, is on YOU!

this kind of power is coming to amerika and you better "focus up"
on that, my uneducated friend...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.


americans refer to their country as amerika?

I do. Are you Kanadian?

I do. Are you Kanadian?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown




"This clip is simply Fox news being Fox news, and they know what they are doing. Protecting the veil of secrecy to obscure and bury the truth."

Agreed, and they're doing it by trying to turn it into a partisan issue. They serve the two party puppet show, not Republicans.

Faux News* reports what it thinks it has to maintain credibility with Republicans. Pretending they don't care isn't going to work, but letting this guy turn it into partisan issue may.

This is Stupid

Benghazi was a fail and it should be reported in even greater depth... sure we know Fox is Repub and the other networks are Demo... so why does he bring that up???? He is a hack ... we need to return to true journalism that seeks the truth, not pandering to one party or the other. His interview was pointless and lacked any substance because he just whined about Fox being Republican... gee that's news

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i disagree...

these "pebbles in the pond" could cause a ripple effect that is far reaching

i agree benghazi should be reported more "in depth" (as should a LOT of things in our history) but you don't get that in a government controlled media!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

All Corporate Media is to blame

as they spew out whatever garbage is in the interest of their Corporate overlords. These talkingheads think they have some kind of future in "news" and they, ironically, couldn't be more misinformed themselves.

As a result, independent and alternative media is growing and becoming the new mainstream source of information while the Corporate Media's ratings and viewership continue to drop. And more people, like Mr. Ricks here, need to call them out on their BS and throw it in their face.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I do agree that Fox sucks

but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't push for answers on Benghazi just like we did on Iraq.

The only thing I watch on Fox is Judge Napalitano. I do think if you are going to be consistent in your views that you can't go easy on Obama with this subject.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

The media, GOP, DNC, Private Fed Reserve BAnk corp. all

owned by the majority share holder, Rothschild.

Its like going to a horse race where not only all the horses are owned by a theif who has stolen them. But also the Jockeys, race track, the stands, the anouncer. In reality its just a staged event of evil entertainment intended to attract a crowg and keep them focused on the race while they have everything they own stolen from them including their freedom.

Follow the trail from Faux to Murdux to Rothschild. Seems all trails lead to that same name.


I wish I could click the up

I wish I could click the up button more then once sometimes - this comment is one of those times...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

The Entire MSM...

...is a wing of the Republicrat party.

Didn't expect that!

Fox "news", through hyperbole, omission, ridiculously partisan punditry, and outright lies, presents a very carefully contrived narrative.It spreads hate, fear, distrust of ANYTHING that isn't white, uptight, and FAR to the right. It promotes a faux-'nationalism', and arrogance about the US' role in the world. The game is truly Divide and Conquer via deception.

And yes, "The other networks do it too."(rolls eyes)....Whatever. One doesn't make the other's agenda or intentions any less insidious. In as much as they promote 'opposite' political views, what it really proves is they're (the networks) working together to keep us divided and pointing fingers at each other. Not unlike candidates for government office, that what is "news" or the supposed truth, is muddied with an ILLUSION of choice.

On the good side, people are slowly but finally waking up, and not worshipping their televisions as much.