Fox News Finally Finds A Benghazi Story That Isn't A “Bombshell”

Following the announcement that U.S. Special Operations forces had captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, Fox News' coverage has been notable for a word that's been missing.

Since 2012, Fox News has referred to numerous Benghazi reports -- which typically just rehash their tired smears about the attacks -- as “bombshells.” But in the hour after news of the arrest, nobody at the network has called the latest development a “bombshell.”* (Instead, Fox is busy questioning the timing of the arrest.)

Here's a video demonstrating Fox's use of “bombshell” to describe everything but a major development in the story:

*Based on a transcript search of Media Matters' internal video archive.