Fox Nation vs. Reality: Was Benghazi A Koch Brothers Plot?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has taken a courageous stand of late against the democracy-defiling Koch brothers. He has correctly assailed them for bankrolling dishonest campaigns and offensive Tea Party front groups. However, he has never said what Fox Nation is now reporting that he said:

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No, Harry Reid didn’t say that “Benghazi Is A Koch Brothers Plot.” He didn’t imply it or suggest it or even vaguely allude to it. The quote that Fox Nation cited from an article in the Washington Examiner addressed the announcement by GOP House Speaker John Boehner that he intends to form a special committee to conduct even more fruitless investigations of the trumped up Benghazi scandal. Apparently the four committees that have been beating this dead horse for nearly two years were not sufficient (or competent) to complete the job. However, Reid’s response to this waste of time and taxpayer money was crystal clear and unambiguous. He said that…

“Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.”

Anyone with elementary level comprehension skills understands that Reid was listing – not connecting – the Koch brothers and debunked right-wing conspiracy theories. That’s why he used the word “and” to differentiate between the two. If he were connecting them he would have said “like the Koch brothers who are trying to rekindle…”

It’s clear that Jesse Watters, the editor of the Fox Nation website (whom Stephen Colbert just royally skewered), has way too much time on his hands. If he is reduced to deliberately mischaracterizing simple English in order to smear his enemies, he obviously doesn’t have anything of importance to work on. That’s the tale of all of the Fox News-invented scandals. Since they haven’t got anything of substance with which to tar the President, they just make stuff up and hope their dimwitted audience swallows it. And that’s something they can rest assured will occur.


2 thoughts on “Fox Nation vs. Reality: Was Benghazi A Koch Brothers Plot?

  1. Sure, I have REAL doubt that they made this statement but I’m not surprized something like this would come from you. Your page has so far listed Bundy as Head of the Klan and Donald Sterling as his right hand man.

  2. “…Harry Reid has taken a courageous stand against the Koch brothers…”

    A huge, smelly pile of bull puckey. Reid has made a complete fool of himself within the past two months. He slandered Americans in every state who are living out Obamacare horror stories by calling all of them liars. When his lie was exposed, he clumsily pivoted to his non-stop idiotic attacks against the Koch brothers while ignoring the $100 million that Tom Steyer has pledged to spend on this mid-term election. Even liberals like Dana Milbank have spoken out against Reid’s Koch addiction.

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