Former right-wing muckraker faults Fox News for its Benghazi scandal-mongering
Uh-oh! I may have to watch Fox News to see the ads for THIS BOOK:
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has not decided whether she will run for president in 2016, but the battle over her public record is already being fought on television.
David Brock, who is the founder of Media Matters — a liberal watchdog group — and who is one of Mrs. Clinton’s most ardent defenders, has written an e-book titled “The Benghazi Hoax.” He plans to advertise it on the Fox News Channel, the outlet he says has been the most vocal in its criticism of the State Department’s handling of the attack on the United States mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year that led to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state at the time.
The advertisement includes a montage of Fox News pundits weighing in on Benghazi, some of them calling it a scandal worse than Watergate and saying, “The Democrats are very good at watching Americans die.”
Mr. Brock also appears, with an American flag waving at the bottom of the screen. “We all agree that politicizing a terrorist attack crosses a line, but that’s what Fox has done since tragedy struck in Benghazi,” he says in the ad. “You, the Fox viewer, lose out when you don’t get the facts, so we wrote a book about the Benghazi hoax. Get the facts for yourself.”
Mr. Brock was an outspoken conservative and frequent critic of President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Clinton in the 1990s. But in 1996, he wrote “The Seduction of Hillary Rodham,” which was unexpectedly sympathetic to Mrs. Clinton. He later renounced his work with conservatives.