Author Tom Ricks won't be asked back on Fox News after saying the network is an arm of the Republican Party. On air.
Fox cut short his interview (above) about Benghazi
after he accused Fox of hyping the issue because of its political bias.
But get this -- Fox later lied and said he apologized.
Ricks told POLITICO that Michael Clemente, Fox’s executive vice president of news, made the claim he apologized privately because “when the facts aren’t on their side, they attack the person.”
“Clemente is making it up, and it is sloppy of Hollywood Reporter to not ask him for specifics — what exactly am I alleged to have said? — and also to seek a response from me,” Ricks wrote in an e-mail. “Why are they doing this? Because their MO is that when the facts aren’t on their side, they attack the person.”
Clemente told The Hollywood Reporter that Ricks apologized privately to the network after the Monday interview.