We never thought we’d ever see an attack on Hillary Clinton Fox News didn’t like, but Bill O’Reilly has just proven there’s a first time for everything. In a video “report” for The Surge, conservative writer and activist Jason Mattera ambushed Hillary Clinton towards the end of a book signing event.
Holding out a copy of “Hard Choices,” Mattera walked up to Clinton and chirped, “Hi, Hillary Clinton. Would you sign this for me?”
Clinton gamely responded, “Sure, what’s your name?” To which Mattera faux-demurely simpered “If you can make it out to Christopher Stevens…”
Boom. Christopher Stevens was the U.S. ambassador who was killed during the Benghazi attacks. He also happened to be a close friend of then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“I’m not going to make it out to Chris Stevens,” Clinton said politely but firmly. To which Mattera snarkily replied with an out-of-context Clinton quote from the Benghazi
witch trials hearings, “what difference does it make?”
As long-time Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and a couple others escorted Clinton away, Mattera snapped, “It’s kind of odd that you have more security than Chris Stephens had in Benghazi.” An especially low-blow, considering that Mattera’s fellow conservatives are the ones who cut security funding for the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya to begin with.
Watch Jason Mattera’s appalling surprise attack on Hillary Clinton.
You’d expect The O’Reilly Factor‘s Bill O’Reilly and his co-host Martha MacCallum to be cheering Mattera on, but — surprisingly — that isn’t the case this time. News Hounds reports O’Reilly slammed Mattera:
“Using a horrendous act of terror to make a political point: Unacceptable.”
MacCallum chimed in:
“I have to agree. I had the same reaction when I saw it. It’s over the line. You’re talking about someone who was a personal friend of Hillary Clinton’s. You’re talking about a death.”
O’Reilly even expressed admiration for how well Clinton dealt with the situation:
“I thought Hillary Clinton handled it well. Much better than I would have.”
Watch Bill O’Reilly attack Jason Mattera’s sleazy Hillary Clinton ambush.
Here’s the video with Bill O’Reilly, courtesy of News Hounds.
h/t News Hounds.