I believe that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is suffering from a concussion. She has never shied away from a fight (assuming the testimony would even amount to that), she has never declined to testify before in her decades of public service … and very significantly she has agreed to testify in January so they will hear from her.
If the Republicans wanted to hear from her earlier, why didn’t they just call her to testify earlier? and if she had said no, subpoena her? It is simple to do. The Republicans are in the Majority in the House of Representatives and had the power and could have summoned her / subpoenaed her to testify if they had wanted to.
Frankly, I do want to hear what she says about Benghazi — she is important to hear from on this serious matter – but I want to hear from her when she is in good health. There are many, many unanswered and very serious questions in my mind, and as the Secretary of State, it is her job to answer them. I would have liked to have had her testify weeks ago and answered the questions — but now that she is sick — the right thing to do is to wait until she is better.
I don’t agree with being snarky about someone’s health.
Without a hint of self-awareness, Fox News host Greta Van Susteren was very offended that President Obama made a joke at her network’s expense on Thursday, saying that the president was obsessed with “picking a fight with Fox News” while there were serious issues going on in the world. Meanwhile, as she wrote that, her network continued its non-stop trivial criticisms of Obama unimpeded.
This past Friday, on the Fox News show “On the Record,” Greta Van Susteren revealed that the Obama administration contacted her to ask her to have reporter Jennifer Griffin drop running a report on Obama giving the order “to stand down” the tragic night the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Led by Sean Hannity, Fox News has devoted 4 hours and 40 minutes of its prime-time programming to cheerleading for a Nevada range war.
Media Matters examined Fox News’ weekday programming from 4 p.m. through 11 p.m. ET since it first started covering the story.
Fox News began agitating for a range war on April 9, sympathetically portraying Cliven Bundy as a folk hero based on the Nevada rancher’s refusal for two decades to pay the required fees for grazing his cattle on public land. While Nevada reporters have made clear that Bundy is “clearly wrong” and “breaking the law,” Fox has waged a PR campaign romanticizing Bundy and the armed militia groups that fled to his ranch and forced a standoff with federal agents who were executing a court order that allowed them to impound his cattle.
Fox Radio host Todd Starnes fanned the flames by implying that federal agents could be “strung up” for confiscating Bundy’s cattle, regardless of a court order. Even after the Bureau of Land Management announced that it would return the cattle to Bundy, Hannity asked Bundy whether he was worried that government agents might kill him.
Hannity has effectively turned his Fox News show into a public-relations firm for Bundy and the militias backing him, dedicating more than 1 ½ hours of coverage since April 9 to effectively agitating for armed conflict with the federal government.
Media Matters conducted a Nexis search of transcripts of Fox News programs from April 5th to April 17th. We identified and reviewed all segments that included any of the following keywords: Bundy, Nevada, ranch!, cattle, Bureau of Land Management. The search included the Fox programs The Five, Special Report, On the Record with Greta van Susteren, The O'Reilly Factor, The Kelly File, and Hannity.
During an appearance on Fox News’ On the Record, a former Navy SEAL unloaded on Obama’s recent announcement that he’ll be sending combat troops to Africa to combat Ebola.
It’s no secret that our troops aren’t happy with President Obama’s extraordinarily weak strategy to combat the Islamic State terrorist group and sending combat troops to Africa to contain the deadly Ebola virus. While discussing…
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: (L-R) Kevin McHale, Beth Behrs, Robin Bronk and Greta Van Susteren attend the Celebrating The Arts In American Dinner Party With Distinguished Women In Media Presented By Landmark Technology Inc. And The Creative Coalition at Neyla on April 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.