Fox News criticised live on air by Thomas Ricks - video
Author and journalist Thomas Ricks was asked about the events in Benghazi, Libya and Susan Rice - the US ambassador to the United Nations - when he levelled criticisms at the network.
He stated: "I think Benghazi was generally hyped by this network especially."
"How many security contractors died in Iraq, do you know?" Ricks asked co-anchor Jon Scott.
"Nobody does because nobody cares. We know that several hundred died but there was never an official count done of security contractors in Iraq.
"So when I see this focus on what was essentially a small firefight... I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox is operating as the wing of the Republican Party."
The interview abruptly concluded afterwards.
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