The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Ricks claimed that Fox "hyped" the story. But the host fired back, asking how four people dead constituted a "hype."
"How many security contractors died in Iraq. Do you know?" Ricks asked.
The host didn't.
"Nobody does because nobody cared. We know that several hundred died, but there was never an official count done ... I think the emphasis on Benghazi has been extremely political partly because Fox was acting as a wing of the Republican party," Ricks concluded.