Ouch. FOX recently invited Military Expert Historian, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and Senior Fellow of the Center For A New American Security military think tank Thomas Ricks on the show. Two questions and less then a minute into the interview about GOP politicians backing off of Susan Rice critcisms (most notably John McCain) Ricks lets him know precisely why he thinks the story is hyped. But doesn’t stop there and continues to accuse FOX of “operating as a wing of the Republican party”. The awkwardness index goes up to about 100% and the interview is cut short. One sure fire way to tell when the pwnage is dropping is that those who get crushed will always try to limp away even though the damage is already done.
UPDATE: FOX later claimed that Ricks apologized after the show. He did not. And I’ve added his response here after the video in which he claims FOX’s reaction “is horse shit”. Tom Ricks, we salute you!