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Ricksroll’d: Defense Reporter Given Quick Hook For Outfoxing Fox News

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By HVmedia on November 26, 2012

This is the greatest 90 seconds of Fox News in its history:

Now THAT’S how you go rogue.

Pulitzer Prize-winning defense reporter Thomas E. Ricks, author of “The Generals,” was to be given air time for his thoughts on the Great Obama Administration Benghazi Cover-up of 2012. But when Ricks turned critical of Fox News’ hype machine, even calling the network “a wing of the Republican Party,” his interview was cut short. Way, way too short.

Brian Stelter of the New York Times has the delicious follow-up:

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, since criticism of Fox News is rarely aired on Fox News. Mr. Hicks 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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