CNN: Fox didn't respond to our request for comment about Napolitano's 9-11 conspiracy views

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In a post today on its website, CNN reported that Fox News is taking heat from the "left and right over" Andrew Napolitano's 9-11 conspiracy views. Last week, Napolitano said that it's "hard for me to believe that" World Trade Center Building 7 "came down by itself" and that "twenty years from now, people will look at 9-11 the way we look at the assassination of JFK today. It couldn't possibly have been done the way the government told us."

As Media Matters has documented, a growing number of conservatives -- including employees of the Media Research Center, which frequently appears on and is favorably quoted by Fox News -- have criticized the network for helping give a "soapbox" to 9-11 Trutherism. Media Matters' Joe Strupp also reported that 9-11 victim families criticized Napolitano for his remarks.

In the past, Fox News has run countless segments in which hosts -- Glenn Beck, Brian Kilmeade, Bill O'Reilly and Greg Gutfeld, to name a few -- have condemned 9-11 conspiracy theorists.

Now, however, Fox News has said nothing publicly on-air and off-air about Napolitano. Media Matters contacted Fox News for comment but heard nothing back. CNN similarly reported that "Fox News did not respond to CNN's request for comment."

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