Rachel Maddow Brilliantly Mocks Fox News’ Coverage of Benghazi Suspect Capture (Video)

maddow-iraqThe news that we finally captured one of the suspected masterminds behind the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, should have been a day of celebration for conservatives.  After all, they’ve obsessed over Benghazi for nearly two years now.

But as we all know, their obsession over Benghazi has nothing to do with what happened that night and everything to do with their pathetic attempts to politicize four American deaths in a preemptive move to bash Hillary Clinton before the 2016 elections.

So I’m sure it didn’t come as a shock to many liberals that following the announcement that we apprehended one of the suspected leaders behind the Benghazi attack, Fox News decided to ignore the significance of this capture.  Instead, they did exactly what you’d expect them to do – push another asinine conspiracy theory that this was all planned by the Obama administration to help out Hillary Clinton during her book tour.

First, any news not related to Benghazi was all a “distraction” to take the focus off Benghazi.  Now news concerning the capture of one of the masterminds behind the attack is some kind of ploy by the Obama administration to help out Hillary Clinton?

Just… wow.

Well, Rachel Maddow decided to weigh in on Fox News’ ridiculous coverage of this arrest, actually referring to Fox News as “Benghazi Central.”  She pointed out the fact that after nearly two years of being completely obsessed with anything and everything to do with Benghazi, they suddenly seemed disinterested in the fact that we just captured someone we suspect was behind the planning of the attack.

She even showed clips of Fox News hosts insinuating that the timing of this capture just seems all too coincidental with Hillary Clinton’s book tour.

Because, you know, anything that even remotely might paint the Obama administration in a positive light can’t possibly happen without conservatives claiming there’s some massive conspiracy behind it.

She also nailed the Drudge Report for their obsession about Benghazi, only to find that the main story on their website for much of the day pertained to their claim that the price of meat is “hitting all-time highs.”  Though she also went on to mock their source for that story, World Net Daily, as being a website that once “broke the story” of Obama’s secret gay Muslim marriage.

Maddow finished the segment by hammering Fox News for being so absurd that they can’t just report that we captured one of the perpetrators behind the Benghazi attack.  Oh, no.  They have to try to spin it into some kind of bad news, or scandal, just to continue their 6+ year (and counting) narrative of bashing, downgrading or trying to discredit anything related to President Obama.

It’s like I’ve said many times before, Republicans have sunk to such a realm of ridiculousness that I really just can’t take them seriously any longer.

Watch the segment below via MSNBC:

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  • Why5ks

    McCain doesn’t know his own opinion about things until Obama makes a decision.

  • Rudy Paez

    McCain use to call himself a maverick now he’s told what to say what to think and what to believe and forgetting everything he’s said in the past he falls in line with the rest of the republicans

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  • Kitty Willis

    And we wonder what’s wrong with the right…….drudge definition: The definition of a drudge is a person who is tasked with boring, dull, repetitive or meaningless work. (noun) A low-level … + Add to Word List.

  • Guest

    And we wonder what’s wrong with the right?! Drudge……

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    you realize that regressive white trash tea party( repubs) will claim that Rachel is a communist muslim Kenyan bent upon the secular destruction of the GOOD OL’ USA and she should be put in prison with some form of impeachment

  • Leon E Lewis

    Ridiculous from the title onward…Madow has never done anything “brilliantly”. As an established liberal agenda mouthpiece, her criticisms are the epitome of hypocrisy.

    • John Campbell

      go back to your bridge troll

      • Leon E Lewis

        How interesting you should say that, John Campbell…since it’s generally accepted that snarky criticism of what others post is the most common demonstration of troll behavior.

    • Andrew Stacey

      Leon E Lewis, Maddow (now Madow – at least spell her name right) must at least be brilliant at being a hypocrite then, surely? Or brilliant at being an “established liberal agenda mouthpiece” at the very least, no? Come on, be fair – credit where credit is due. Or perhaps, rather than just play the usual ‘liberal media’ card you could at least be honest with yourself about this article and the accurate, genuine points it makes about Fox News Hypocrisy instead.

      • Leon E Lewis

        My objection was to the inappropriate hyperbole of labelling this segment, or Maddow in general, as “brilliant”. It’s hardly evidence of brilliance (or even useful) to point out what’s already common knowledge (i.e., Fox News is about opinion, not fact, something their own representatives have stated publicly). Brilliance might be demonstrated through insightful analysis of an actual new story, international events, or perhaps domestic policy, but not by the sort of playground behavior in which she typically engages.

        By the way, when criticizing someone for a typo, it’s probably best to ensure you don’t commit any yourself (e.g.,”…now Madow…”)

    • vintagecheerwine

      She has performed brilliantly as an unhinged Liberal.

  • FD Brian

    I guess Fox will be changing their motto from “Fair and Balanced” to _________________. (You fill in the blank, this will be fun)

    • rossbro

      Their motto is ‘ We spread bullshit and don’t care to see the truth. Ever ‘.

      • Charles Vincent

        And the liberal model is lie about the lies they tell.

      • John Campbell

        thats what fox “news” does, you were obviously confused when you typed that statement.

      • Charles Vincent

        You’re deluded if you think liberals don’t lie. All politicians lie and the biggest lie they both perpetrate is getting people like you to buy into a belief that the democrats and republicans are two separate parties.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Good report by Maddow. Good Article. But I’d add Capturing this guy is a danger to the Limbaughs and Faux News of the world. HuffPo is already reporting that the suspect says he acted to take revenge for the infamous anti-Muslim video. Of course, certain Congress critters have made a big deal and insisting that couldn’t be the case and we have to investigate further.
    One major right-wing talking point swirling down the drain. If this keeps up,H. Clinton in 2016 will be the one screaming Benghazi, Benghazi just to remind the people who is telling the truth.

  • vintagecheerwine

    Maddow is an unhinged example of the Left. The Madwoman of MSNBC. Bring it.