In a "what else is new?" moment Tuesday, a conservative media host bizarrely tied the NFL domestic violence issue to the Benghazi scandal and IRS targeting scandal. In an equally ridiculous and extreme moment, liberal media lit up with ire and mockery.
The hub-bub started when Elisabeth Hasselbeck, host of "Fox and Friends", tweeted "Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl @nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government #Benghazi #IRS."
This should come as no surprise to anyone following the Fox News campaign to connect every atrocity in history since the Crusades to the attack on Benghazi. Hasselbeck defends her remarks, saying that they came on the heels of an interview with men who were present for the Benghazi incident, and a mother of one of the Americans killed that night. According to Hasselbeck, she was only bringing attention to the fact that the public should be scrutinizing the government as much as they have been the NFL as of late.
Probably the only thing more ironic than Hasselbeck's initial conservative extremist statement is the reaction it drew from opposite-side-of-the-coin extremist liberals at the Huffington Post. Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live raved at the absurdity of a news station covering-- well, news.
Hill and HuffPost Politics reporter Jason Linkins joked condescendingly about how Fox News staff is deprived of food until they link something to Benghazi. Perhaps they got this idea because the HuffPost deprives staff of food if they don't rant about Fox News at least once every three minutes. Fox News is apparently the HuffPost’s ‘Benghazi’.
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