Tom Ricks: Military Official Slams Fox’s ‘Anonymous’ Benghazi Source as Being a ‘Clown’ (VIDEO)

An anonymous source has been driving much of the Fox News narrative on Benghazi, contradicting the accounts of both the Obama Administration and independent findings about the attack. Recently, two experts in the online magazine Foreign Policy have slammed the Fox source as being unreliable.

The Fox show Special Report has run numerous stories highlighting the anonymous source who claims to have firsthand knowledge of the attacks, with one segment quoting the source as saying that the Obama administration had the ability to send aid to the victims, but chose to hold them back — which was refuted not only by the State Department, but by the independent Accountability Review Board.

Posting in Foreign Policy magazine, national security journalist Tom Ricks pointed to experts who strongly questioned Fox’s Benghazi source, and quoted Retired Special Forces Col. David Maxwell as saying, “Whistle-blower my a**. If this guy is a real special operator (and I have my doubts), I wonder if he realizes what an embarrassment he is to the community. What he offers is pure speculation and not based on any real facts as I have heard and appears to be coming from his fourth point of contact. He comes across as just another conspiracy theorist who is taking Fox News for a ride.”

In a separate piece in Foreign Policy, U.S. Marine Corps officer and special operations team leader Billy Birdzell refers to Fox’s anonymous source as “a clown” and slammed the media for “not using Google” before featuring him. Birdzell went on to explained how forces in the area could not have reached the victims of the attack in time to save them.

In November of last year, Ricks made some waves with an appearance on Fox News where he said that Fox was acting as a “wing of the Republican party” with their over-hyped reporting on the Benghazi attacks.

Watch the Fox News segment from November 2012 in the video below.

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  1. Bob Cull

    May 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

    One of the surest signs of a bogus “news” story is an anonymous source. This is certainly nothing new for Faux News, they routinely make it up as they go. The unfortunate result is that they only reinforce the beliefs of the nut job tin foil hat squad. This is one of the reasons we have so many of these whackos out there screaming for a chance to exercise what they think is their Constitutional right to overthrow the government in an armed revolution.

  2. Paul Clark

    May 4, 2013 at 1:07 am

    That shit eating grin at the end and how uncomfortable the fox douche gets is priceless.

  3. Patricia Houghtalen

    May 4, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Fox is not a news channel, it is the equivalent of the scum publication like National Enquirer or any of the rag papers. Why anyone would refer to this as “Fox News” or any of the b actors trying to act on the reality show as journalist as real reporters beats me. If you have half a brain you know this is just a propaganda outlet for the radical ridiculous right.
    As for Beck, Palin and the rest of this menagerie they are all idiots looking for attention with hot air where their brains should be.

  4. Rick Kitchen

    May 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

    isn’t it a known fact that FOX is a wing of the Republican Party/

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  6. Loredana Dodson

    May 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Fox news (I’m using the word news loosely ) love to fan the flame of conspiracy theory for their own rating .Unfortunately low information voter buy into their lies and believe this crap .A journalist at national level should expose them for what they are , a fake and dangerous media channel who has done nothing but misinformed the people of this country . I speak from fist hand experience ,my brotherinlaw who listen to fox ,distrust the the government ,collect all kind of guns to be ready for the revolution that he know is coming .,

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