Tom Ricks Demonstrates How to Be a Guest on Fox News


That was SO delicious that I think I will have it for lunch.
To the host's credit, he didn't immediately start hurling accusations or start getting dismissive, as nearly everyone else on Fox does. He just immediately ended the interview, clearly much more quickly than he intended to. Still cowardly, but then it is still Fox.
Don't be too loving of Ricks. He's one of Petraeus' caddies, and has refused to admit what a massive mistake it was to make that guy into a cult figure. Ricks is a buffoon, in the classic Beltway status.
I like this. Susan Rice is being railroaded. The Republicans, in a desperate attempt to salvage a flagging campaign, tried to make a terrorist attack against this country a way to score political points. It failed miserably. They should be ashamed. The American people aren't buying it. Susan Rice is a well qualified leader and will make a great Secretary of State.
@2: Immediately ending the interview is what any anchor worth his salt would have done on any network on any topic. You don't want to get in the position of a guest going off topic insulting your network - that's SOP.
jesus, fox, the job of UN ambassador is to lie every time you open your mouth. it's called DIPLOMACY. you & mccain & graham are pointing at it like it's a new type of illegal drug.
A ray of truth hits bullshit mountain.
Can anyone say "Streisand effect"?
@5 "You don't want to get in the position of a guest going off topic insulting your network"

While I think that what Ricks was saying was completely true, and is something Fox Viewers should hear, there is some justice to the anonymous staffer's claim that Ricks was being rude.

Tactically, I think it may have been better if Ricks had held off connecting the Fox News hype dot until later in the interview when he had more rapport and credibility with their audience.
@1, I would like to join you in having this for lunch. Much more appetizing than the shit sandwich Phoebe @5 is trying to choke down.
So, Phoebe, rather than attempting to answer or refute Ricks' accusations, you feel the right approach is to shut down the offending voice and pretend like the whole thing never happened.

How very republican of you.
Ricks did the right thing. He challenged the host with a question that, if the host were actually informed on the issue and not hyping it, he should have had an answer or a response. That was...fantastic.
The Fox interviewer wasn't charged with answering or refuting accusations that he didn't expect. I can imagine someone who was supposed to prep Ricks was fired. Fox is indeed part of the Republican party, not CSPAN2.
"Because nobody cares."

My favorite part. Way to point out the callousness of waving around human deaths to accomplish a political aim.
He wasn't rude. He was being brutally honest. Love him! I guess he won't be back on Faux Noise, which I am sure is fine with him.
A Truman Show moment
Hahaha. I will assume that Tom Ricks never gets another invite to Faux News again.
Phoebe, I half agree with you, but in this instance Ricks wasn't off topic. I do agree that ending the interview was reasonable though.
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