Bill O’Reilly kicked off the new year on Thursday night by going after The New York Times for its extensive report going against some conventional wisdom on the Benghazi attacks over a year ago. O’Reilly took on the Times‘ assertion that al-Qaeda was not involved in the attacks in any way and declared it to be “pure bull.”
O’Reilly pointed to an official report that said the group that carried out the attack, in spite of the Times‘ conclusion, was actually linked to al-Qaeda, calling it “an amazing lapse of reportage and a huge mistake.” He was also stunned at the claim that the attack wasn’t “meticulously planned,” pointing to plenty of evidence to the contrary.
O’Reilly lambasted the Times for running a “deeply flawed” story, and argued it was fueled by the paper’s desire to make the United States a more secular-progressive nation. After all, as O’Reilly pointed out, Benghazi is going to be a big issue for Hillary Clinton if/when she runs in 2016, and this provides cover for her, to an extent.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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