Fox's Kilmeade Uses Benghazi Movie To Push Debunked “Stand Down Order” Myth
Brian Kilmeade On 13 Hours: “The People Who Have Seen It Say It Comes Down To This: Who Gave The Stand Down Order”
From the January 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): Wow. The film 13 Hours telling the story of the secret soldiers of Benghazi. It debuts on the big screen now.
STEVE DOOCY (HOST): But this show wasn't about awards or accolades. Abby Huntsman joins us with why the film means more after the premiere last night in Dallas.
ABBY HUNTSMAN: Good morning you guys. It's not easy to fit a good story into a two-hour movie, but even harder for a story like this. Thousands of veterans showed up for the premiere of 13 Hours the story of the secret soldiers of Benghazi. The 80,000-seat, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, packed with Americans hoping to pay a small tribute. The film, seen on the biggest scoreboard in the NFL, had nothing to do with keeping score, though. Rather, it was about honoring the soldiers who died and who attempted to stop the attack on the American consulate more than three years ago.
HUNTSMAN: The terror attacks on Benghazi left four Americans dead, including an ambassador, and prompted several investigations into the U.S.' response to that. The premiere was free to attend, but all donations made were given to the Shadow Warriors Veterans Foundation. The film will be available nationwide in theaters on Friday. So it was free. All went to a good cause. I'm excited to see this coming out on Friday.
KILMEADE: Those are the contractors that really have nothing after they - if something happens to them, they're on their own.
HUNTSMAN: Amazing though, 80,000.
DOOCY: It's just extraordinary that down at AT&T Stadium, in the heart of Dallas, 80,000 saw the world premiere. That has got to be a world record for the number of people --
HUNTSMAN: We're coming together somewhere in this country, you know?
ANNA KOOIMAN (HOST): Yeah, you wonder if other movies are going to start following suit. What a great idea and a great way to meet people in the middle, who maybe wouldn't have been able to see it otherwise.
KILMEADE: And the people who have seen it say it comes down to this: who gave the stand down order, and that is included in the movie.
KOOIMAN: It's in there.
DOOCY: It is indeed.
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