Fox News Channel Under Fire From State Department

Jan 4, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Fox News Channel has angered the State Department, which targeted the cable channel in a critical letter saying that a line of questioning by Fox News correspondent Justin Fishel over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "simply a blatant lie and grossly misleading to the public," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fishel, along with other conservative commentators, questioned the State Department’s announcement that Clinton had fallen and was unable to testify about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi because of a concussion, the story says.

"It seems that she has not been available to testify on the Benghazi situation on some very key dates, including the Sunday after 9/11 and now this Thursday," Fishel said. Clinton was later hospitalized for a blood clot in her brain.

According to a letter obtained by The Washington Post, State Department spokesman Philippe Reines wrote to Fishel, "Because after what we and her doctors explained over the weekend regarding her health, you couldn’t possibly have been insinuating the ulterior motives that question implies. No way. No credible journalist would do that without any basis whatsoever."

Reines added, "And therefore, saying that this has happened on multiple ‘key dates’ is simply a blatant lie and grossly misleading to the public."


  1. That Mrs. Clinton actually was injured was a convenient surprise for the administration. So many untrue and misleading statements about Benghazi were released by the Obama administration that Fishel reacted as the population did to the
    “Boy That Cried Wolf”.

  2. Hey reality check, talk about the boy who cried wolf, how about George W. Bush’s justifying the action in Iraq, which cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, for non existent weapons of mass destruction. Funny how conservatives will use only certain facts, grossly exagerated, to support their points. Boy has this country gone down hill. This political divide has to stop.

  3. I have no use for the Right / “Conservatives” OR the Left / “Liberals” anymore. Both sides have shown their willingness to sink to disgusting levels of hypocrisy to further their agendas. I think it’s time to become a Tory or a Whig.

  4. For idiots who only rely on Comedy Central for their news, read this:
    Iraq has no nuclear power plants yet they found 500 tons of uranium from Saddam.

  5. CNN? You mean you trust the liberal media??!

  6. “No credible journalist would do that without any basis whatsoever,” Philippe Reines writes.
    Well, therein lies the issue. You aren’t dealing with credible journalism here.

  7. Did you even read the article you posted? It wasn’t weapons grade. 🙁

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