Samuel Katz is one of the co-authors of “Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi.” We all know that one of Fox News’ favorite chew toys is Benghazi. Yesterday being the one year anniversary of the attack on our consulate building in Benghazi, “Fox and Friends” had Katz on to discuss the attack for what we can only guess is the three-hundred and twenty-second billionth time on their airwaves.
One talking point in particular that Fox loves to promulgate is the notion that no help was dispatched to Benghazi to help the compound under attack.This idea has been squarely debunked over and over again, but that didn’t stop host Brian Kilmeade from once again dragging that canard out. “When we saw Gregory Hicks last, he said that he did believe that they could have been saved, at least help could have been sent on the way sometime in the hours of the attack that went on. What did your research reveal?” Kilmeade asked Katz, who has done extensive research into the attack for his book. Katz completely dismantled the leading question, answering, “Help did go to Benghazi, and I think one of the untold stories of the attack in Benghazi a year ago today, was the fact that when word hit the embassy in Tripoli, the CIA staffers, the contractors, as well as two JSOC operators didn’t hesitate for a moment. They made it there under Libyan circumstances, as quickly as humanly possible.”
Incredulous, Kilmeade pushed, “They just couldn’t get anywhere? They were held up by government officials?” To which Katz replied, “It wasn’t government. It was militia.” Poor Fox News, even their own guests won’t play along with the dumbest of their conspiracy theories.
Watch the segment here: