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Fox News had its fee fees hurt when foreign policy expert Thomas Ricks took the opportunity, during an interview on the network, to describe it as "operating as a wing of the Republican party" in its handling of the Benghazi story. Ricks does not appear to be particularly worried about that, though:
After the interview, a Fox News staffer told Mr. Ricks that he had been rude. [...]
Mr. Ricks said in an e-mail message afterward that he did not think he was being rude. "I thought I was being honest," he said. "They asked my opinion, and I gave it."
Fox is so invested in the "Ricks was rude" line that a network executive vice president went ahead and told The Hollywood Reporterthat Ricks had apologized privately: "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly." Ricks doesn't see things that way, though:
In an email to THR, Ricks also disputes FNC's claim of a private apology.
"Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I'd be interested to know," he said. "Frankly, I don't remember any such apology."
I'd be interested to know, too. Especially since that would mean Fox News willingly extending the story of its own embarrassment by another day.