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Fox News Host: ‘Dead So-Called Journalist’ Khashoggi Really ‘Deep State Saudi Spook’

A Fox News substitute host referred to murdered Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi as a “dead so-called journalist” and a “deep state Saudi spook.”

Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, Mark Steyn — during an interview with Nigel Farage — said the following about Khashoggi:

And we should also be clear, too, Khashoggi is being presented as a hero of journalism. He’s probably going to be Time magazine’s Man of the Year just because he is a dead so-called journalist. But in fact he was kind of a deep state Saudi spook who just happened to fall out with the royal family. In a sense, it’s different sets of bad guys we’re arguing about when we’re talking about Saudi Arabia.

Farage agreed.

“Of course it is,” he said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

(h/t The Contemptor)

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