James Carville Blasts Benghazi Committee, Cites Media Matters Research On Fox News' Obsession With Attacks

From the October 20 edition of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports:

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ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): I want to ask you about the Benghazi hearing because, [Hillary Clinton is] primed, ready to go, she's prepping. But there are pitfalls for her, aren't there? Because of the same questions I asked [Sen.] Barbara Boxer [(D-CA)], how could she be secretary of state, be in charge, and not have those security warnings come to her level?

JAMES CARVILLE: Why don't you ask one of the seven other congressional committees that have investigated this over the gazillion hours of testimony and documents and everything else? You know, Andrea, and let me be clear, [Politico reporter] John Harris, as opposed to sending some over-their-head reporter, writing some slobbering piece about [Rep.] Trey Gowdy [(R-SC)], I got an idea for somebody in media. Why don't you see if this is true -- that Trey Gowdy is a creation of the Koch brothers and the whole climate denial industry? And, this committee was nothing but a creation of Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers. You know, Fox ran over 1,000 segments in 20 months after this thing. This is, according to not only [Rep.] Kevin Mccarthy [(R-CA)], the guy from upstate New York, the Air Force major who is a life-long Republican. This is a taxpayer funded, understand, taxpayer funded partisan operation that they're running there. 

There have been seven, seven congressional committees that have looked into this and issued reports. In addition to Admiral Mullen and Ambassador Pickering. So, they can ask what they want but, they have already exposed themselves for what they are. They are no more interested in finding out anything. All they're interested in is driving her poll numbers down. They have admitted as much. It's just a fact. And it's all -- he got into Congress because the Koch brothers put him there.

MITCHELL: Well, I, I don't have that--

CARVILLE: You can fact-check it. They can fact-check it, I'm right here. Go, everybody fact-check it. Have Politico do a story about the connection between them. I'm fine with that. But, don't send some over-your-head reporter to write, “oh poor, Trey Gowdy, isn't it terrible he's in the middle of a political fight.”


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