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WERE FOX NEWS HOSTS "SOFT" ON CLINTON?

June 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the apparent expectation that they would see Fox News hosts Brett Baier and Greta Van Susteren pound Hillary Clinton over Benghazi and other matters, more than 2 million people tuned in to the channel on Tuesday, according to data released by Nielsen Research on Wednesday. That represented a 23-percent jump from the previous day. The news network’s audience in the key 25-54 age group increased 30 percent. Although some websites regarded their questioning as belligerent ("Fox’s Bret Baier Relentlessly Hammers Hillary Clinton on Benghazi," said Mediaite.com), some of Fox’s viewers complained that their questions were too "softball." One viewer tweeted: "A sad day at Fox News." Another: "Soft, soft, SOFT. Was a lovefest. Disappointed." Yet another: "She was not pressed hard on anything!" The interview took place one day after the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, and on the same day that the New York Times reported that he had told other Libyans that he and others participated in the attack as an act of revenge for the insulting video, The Innocence of Muslims.