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November 27, 2012 12:38 PM An Authority

By Ed Kilgore

If you needed any additional reason to read Jacob Heilbrunn’s review of Thomas Ricks’ latest book (The Generals: American Military Commanders from World War II to Today) in the November/December issue of the Monthly, consider Ricks’ new celebrity as the guest who called out Fox News—on Fox News—for its characteristic partisan bias, and got booted off the air for his pains.

Ricks was scoring the network for its huge role in inflating and perpetuating the “Benghazi scandal” into a “story” that happened to be an extraordinary obsession of Republican members of Congress before and after the elections. The truth hurts, and Ricks deserves a good audience for what he has to say about the present or the past.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on November 27, 2012 1:24 PM:

    You can't tell Emperor's Murdoch and Ailes that their big fat bum's and tiny schwantz's are out there for the whole world to laugh at.

    You must always cloth what you say on the network in FUX Noise's own 'fair and balanced' way.
    You can't go on and say that they're 'a wing of the Republican Party."
    That's neither 'fair,' nor 'balanced.'
    Beside, ya wanna give those two old codgers heart attacks? (Me? YEAH!).