Fox News interview ends abruptly after author accuses channel of 'operating as GOP wing'

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 05:50 hrs

An interview on Fox News Channel ended abruptly after an author accused the network of hyping the killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, attack and 'operating as a wing of the Republican Party'.

The charges were made by military historian Thomas Ricks, a veteran newspaper reporter and author of 'The General', who went on Fox News to discuss the fallout from the Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

According to the New York Daily News, four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault, which has since been determined to have been a terrorist attack.

Republicans have tried to hold President Barack Obama's 'feet to the fire' regarding what he may have known regarding the sequence of the deadly events, the report said.

Pressed on the Benghazi attack by host Jon Scott, Ricks said the attack had been turned into GOP 'hype'.

Challenged on this claim, he continued by saying that "I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party."

At this point, Scott very quickly and very awkwardly ended the conversation, the report added. (ANI)

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