Fox Hid Obama's "Act Of Terror" Comments To Push A New Benghazi Conspiracy Theory
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Fox ignored President Obama's statements labeling the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya an act of terror in order to push a new conspiracy theory involving the attack.
On Wednesday, Fox's Special Report host Bret Baier aired a clip of Obama saying on September 12 to CBS' Steve Kroft that the Benghazi attack "was not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt, and my suspicion is that there are folks involved in this who were looking to target Americans from the start." Baier said he had never heard that statement before and purported to contrast it with a montage of Obama statements about the attack ranging from "a few days later" to September 25.
But missing from this montage were other Obama public statements on September 12 and 13, which were perfectly consistent with what Obama told Kroft. In a September 12 Rose Garden speech, President Obama referred to the Benghazi attack as an act of terror, saying: "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for." Obama to the attack as an act of terror twice the following day, once in Colorado and once in Las Vegas.
Nevertheless, Fox & Friends picked up where Special Report left off and pushed a conspiracy theory that the White House had possibly pressured CBS into keeping a lid on the video.
Fox has previously spent hours trying to explain away Obama's "act of terror" comments in order to criticize Obama over the Benghazi attack.