Fox News ends interview abruptly when guest slams network
According to the AP, Scott questioned Ricks as to why he would make such a claim when the attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Christopher Stevens - the first U.S. Ambassador assassinated in more than three decades.
Ricks asserted the incident amounted to a "small firefight" and said, "I think that the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political, partly because Fox was operating as a wing of the Republican Party."
At that point, Scott thanked Ricks and turned to his co-anchor, who then threw to a commercial break.
A Fox News executive, Michael Clemente, says, "When Mr. Ricks ignored the anchor's question, it became clear that his goal was to bring attention to himself and his book."