Henry: Many in White House Press Corps Believe Benghazi Is a "Fox Story"
Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry went head-to-head with Press Secretary Jay Carney today over newly released Benghazi documents.
An email sent by top adviser Ben Rhodes directed then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice to “underscore that protests are rooted in an Internet video.”
Carney maintained that the email wasn’t speaking directly about Benghazi, but rather the overall environment in the region. However, the email was released as part of a FOIA request from Judicial Watch that specifically asked for documents on Benghazi.
Tonight on The Factor, Bill O’Reilly asked Henry if the White House Press Corps ever discusses why the national media will not cover the Benghazi story.
Henry said other reporters tease him about the idea that this is a “Fox story” and that Fox News reporters will shout “what about Benghazi” randomly at President Obama.
O’Reilly was shocked that other reporters don’t find it important that the military didn’t mobilize to save Americans and that the Obama administration misled the world by blaming a video for the attack.
Henry noted that in the last two days Major Garrett of CBS, Jonathan Karl of ABC News and Jim Acosta of CNN asked similar questions.
“And yet, what did Jay Carney do?” Henry said, “He went after me and Fox and said, ‘you and your bosses haven’t been able to prove a conspiracy theory,’ as if I’m personally pushing this, which I take offense at because I’m not.”
He surmised that Carney’s attacks on him may make other correspondents not want to follow up with the story.
“I don’t know where this story leads and I certainly don’t believe in conspiracy theories,” Henry said.
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