President Obama held a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday and Fox News was ready to carry it live, right up until they realized that no one was asking questions about the only subject they ever want to talk about: Benghazi.
Obama’s conference came just as House Republicans announced that they were forming a select committee to further investigate the 2012 attacks, but Fox News apparently grew frustrated that he was getting questions on the situation in Ukraine and the botched execution in Oklahoma. When a German reporter stood up, Fox News host Harris Faulkner told viewers that the network was cutting away, and that it would stay away unless someone asked about Benghazi.
“We are not anticipating that that [question] would be about the situation with Benghazi, which is breaking news since the president has been talking, really,” she said. “So if in fact somebody throws him a question on this topic, we’ll go back to that joint news conference…we’re going to move on here with what is breaking.”
“If anyone asks a question that feeds into the narrative we’ve been pushing for more than a year now, we’ll come back to it. Until then, here’s our latest speculation on that same narrative. Up next, the stars of the new Spiderman movie. We’ll be finding out what they think about Benghazi” Of course, Obama and Merkel only held that press conference to distract attention away from Benghazi.