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cam. we wish we had a triple camera on this. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and all of you watching. i'm paul gigot. we hope to see all of you here next week. >> on fox news watch. >> >> our journey is not complete. >> jon: president obama's celebration mondayot second inauguration drawing supporters, celebrities and the fawning media. >> i can't believe i have this vantagece point. >> f mr. president! mr. president! >> mr. president! how are you doing? >> did the cheerleading overshadow the reporting? >> the american people deserve to know answers. >> the "new york times" four are out at state department after scathing report on benghazi attacks. not true. >> had i been president at the time i would have relieved you of your post. >> hillary clinton finally answering questions about the benghazi attacks. >> putting on quite a performance for lawmakers and the press. real emotion or just an act?
the woman who ignited the petraeus sex scandal takes her story to the press. is it too late or did the media take the bait? notre dame's all star linebacker manti te'o gives katie couric the straight scoop on the fake girlfriend hoax. prince harry get hammered by the media for giving the facts. >> we fought when we have to. take a life to save a life. >> on the panel this week daily beast and "u.s.a. today" columnist kirsten powers. syndicated columnist call thomas, jim pinkerton contributing editor the american conservative magazine investigative reporter and fox news contributor vicki ward. i'm fox news jon scott fox news is on right now. i barack obama hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will
faithfully execute the office of president of the of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend. preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> it it was a big day for barack obama on monday taking ceremonial oath of office for second term it was a big day for the media as well. jim, we had cnn's jim saying he had to pinch himself. al roker screamingo get the president's attention. what happened to reporting? >> don't forget chris matthews comparing it to the gettysburg address. i think that noah rothman summarized it very well. he said this is a tale of two inaugurals. in 2005, which is to say bush 43 second inaugural smead i can't sneers in 2013. media cheers. he could be alluding to the endless discussion of how great mrs. obama was dressing
and kids and so on. how this was great. in contrast to the 2005 inaugural just 8 short years ago when the discussion was any money spent on the inaugural washo coming at the expense of the poor. when unemployment was a couple points lower than it is now. meanwhile the iraq war, et cetera, et cetera. mr. rothman completely nailed the sense of bias, i salute him in his efforts here. >> what about that kirsten? do reporters not have memories? [ laughter ] >> that's a loaded question. no, i think there is a little bit of a double standard here clearly. the economy is still in a bad can't say they are no longer poor people. they are t concerned about cutting back when bush was president they should do it now. we talked about michael hastings rolling stone reporter who just wrote a book saying that in covering the president being around the media what he observed was very immature behavior. they were giddy is the word that he use the sort of in awe
of the president. i think it confirms what we have been saying here almost every week about the problem with the press corps and their inability to cover the president. >> we heard during the inaugural address. we heard about climate change. we heard about gay rights. we heard about lots of issues but nothing much about the deficit and some of the really pressing issues. >> some of the really great analysis from a lot of journalists and commentators was, well, sea liberal who knew? this is the biggest media coverup. this is their version of watergate. he they tried to portray him as a centrist. not a blue state, on red state but a united states of america. a guy who could transcend all of thell political in washington. now they are saying after all of this that you just mentioned i guess is he a liberal after all. whoer knew? was there too much media cheerleading in all of the confirm? >> i think the media lost site of the real l word here.
it's not so much liberal as legacy. if you look at this speech and took out the words climate change, guns, this speech could have been given in 1963. he was -- the president was making a speech about social reform. he he was setting himself up as the great social reformer of americans channeling his inner teddy roosevelt. i don't think he he got into the detail. the media didn't pick up on that one wouldn't expect the president to bring up benghazi in this context in an inaugural address but, i mean, there are some big foreign policy issuehas that we're facing out there that didn't get touched you are right. vicki mentions egg legacy. piece of our time. which any written will remember as neville chamberlain's fame mutt comment coming back from the munich dealer hitler most
begotten phrase whatsoever. it is astonishing to it me that that quote even is inadvertently and said in a different context slipped through the fact checkers and speech writerred and kno-ho-co in the mainstream media noted. >> i did. >> now there is "newsweek" magazine which is an online only publication i guess you would call it second coming. searches have long complained president obama thinks that of himself. now call they have made it official i guess. >> he was treated as messiah figure the first time around. the media put too much faith in politics and government it reflect their particular ideological bias. they really -- they are setting him up for a no fail secondin term. they are not going to hold him accountability didn't held him accountable in the. racist. viewer for the coverage of the "the washington post" had it right when he said al roker
mentioned it earlier embarrassed himself. he wasn't alone. >> then there was the "new york times" which complained about george w. bush spending $40 million on his second inauguration. jim touched in this. touched on this. they said the inauguration, the ceremonies for aauguration in war time lingering question of tone. that was all about george w. bush's second inaugural. and then for barack obama spending 50 million on his second inauguration, the times wrote fundraising is lagging so far for inaugural plans. and lamenting the fact that in this economy $50 million was tough to raise. just an interesting point. >> next on news watch. hillary clinton serves it up and the press reacts. >> what difference, at this point, does it make? >> hillary clinton finally answers questions about the benghazi debacle. delivering a powerful performance to convince lawmakers and the media to see it her way. did it work?
>> with all due respect, the fact is would have four dead americans. was it because of a protests or because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill symptom americans. what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >>ro is secretary of state hillary clinton finally facing lawmakers in the house and the senate taking some s tough questions about the benghazi fiasco. and getting some mixed media reaction. >> after four years in office, roughly a million miles flown, 112 nations visited, in the past few weeks alone she has foughthe illness and injury including hospitalization, she leaves her post as the most admired woman in the world. >> fiery appearance for secretary of state hillary clinton testifying before congress on the tragedy in benghazi. it was a valid victory that
showed her indignation and emotion. >> amid accusations of coverup, incompetence and inaction. secretary of state hillary clinton defended her handling of the september 11th assault on thest u.s. mission in benghazi, libya while still accepting responsibility as head diplomat. >> it was, perhaps, jim the big story of the week. how did she come off in the coverage? >> i thinkf ek it was very -- yu knew she was going to have her moment of tears and her moment of outrage and knew the republicans were going to come after them. unfortunately for the sake of all those republicans and the two committees they kept asking the same questions over r and over again with exception of dave pointed out. fresh republican of arkansas went back to the point of the only personut ever accused of doing anything on this benghazi stuff was the fellow in tunisia who has now been let go. released and what do you have to say about that she mumbled her answer on that one. other than that, i thought it d t of mumbled her answer on that one. other than that, i thought was
was possibility, and the four got killed. >> jon: and she asks what matters now? well, the context matters because it mattered then before an election, right? >> normally people more pathetic than the people in the media are members of congress, they could have said, you just laid out two scenarios that never happened and that nobody was ever talking about. so, she mentioned the protesters, but that wasn't the alternative. like the alternative is terrorism. you know, so, the fact that-- to a certain extent the media can't create that story, they're covering the questioning. if the questioners can't do the questioning, i don't know what the media is suppose today report. >> and she seemed to try to blame the republicans for cutting security funding or not providing enough security
funding. did it work in the media? >> did it work in the media, i'm going back to this is a pageant, a public flogging and everyone colluded on it and she was there to react and to have questions asked, but no real truth came out and i don't think anyone expected. >> jon: has the media put it to bed, over and done with now. >> probably so. but look, what they're going to do with hillary clinton is the same thing they did for barack obama. they're going to part the waters like moses did the red sea and the clear path for the first woman president. and they treated him as messiah and her as the virgin mary. >> jon: do you think the media are helping set up a potential hillary clinton 2016 run? >> that's been accused. and the ileana ross leytonen,
pointed out. she had a juxtaposition of the spending priorities that needed more attention and didn't. and just watch the space, the headline in politico friday morning, i'm john kerry, secretary of state for climate change. if that really is what the obama administration is going to put emphasis on the next four years in terms of diplomacy as opposed to iran or china, that's consequence. >> jon: and more news watch ahead with comments like that, and if you see something you think shows media pass, tweet us. next, she ignited a sex scandal and now she wants better press. >> the other-other woman caught up in the petraeus sex scandal trying to clear her good name, takes her story to the media. are they buying her tale or is it too late?
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>> jill kelley is a florida socialite who got the media spotlight after he claims she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous sender. the fbi got involved and discovered the e-mails came from paula broadwell, a biographer who it turns out had an affair with the man she wrote about, that man, general david petraeus and resigned cia director after the story went public just after the election. three months later she wants her story out. is it a little too late? >> well, nobody cares. i mean, really, and what's
interesting about it, she actually complains in the pa piece that she came out and wrote that nobody would move on. and then everybody's moved on and then she wants to talk about it. >> jon: yes. vicky, you were offered the story. >> i was offered the story and i turned her down because i was offered two terms. the first, could she have the cover and i have a big piece coming out which addressed the real issue about jill kelley, i would disagree kirsten, one question that matters is how does somebody like this have access to general petraeus and general allen and are we safe as a result? i mean, that's, that is the real question. but no, she asked me for the-- to the interview and these conditions and no self-respecting journalist give you a cover and b, give you a favorable interview. >> jon: and in american journalism-- >> because his interview
didn't ask the most important question of jill kelley, which is how did you come to be so close with general petraeus, the most, you know, at one point, the most important military commander in the world. what do you know? i mean, it's -- that's really what we need to know about our military. and that's the only importance of jill kelley. >> jon: the title of his column, jill kelley says that paula broadwell tried to blackmail her. any truth to that. >> apparently they don't think so, and i think that is a shoddy piece of journalism and he disagrees. >> and the way they ingratiated themselves, these women and broadwell and kelly and the rest in tampa where centcom was held and threw the lavish parties, who doesn't like a good party after a day of sweating in centcom with the medals and have a few drinks with a couple of women,
nothing new, this is what they did. >> i think that howard kirtz has a franchise, a good smart hard working reporter of people who want their stories out in a certain way, go to him first. not only did jill kelley do it. but kind of dangling in the headline, just hike jill kelley, eyes come back dn guess who kirtz would like to get the story from, i did kelly and paula broadwell. and paula you're the big get. don't think oprah, don't think katie couric, think me. >> i have to defend howard, and he's done good journalism. if people have issues with this story, okay. don't smear his whole career, a respected reporter and you can take issue with this, but i don't think his motives are impure. >> jon: point taken. and let's talk about somebody else, manti te'o, the fake
girlfriend hoax took a turn this week and more who was behind this hoax and he took his story to katie couric. >> katie, put yourself in my situation, my whole world told me that she died on september 12th. everybody knew that. this girl, who i committed myself to, died on september the 12th. and now, i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive and i'll be put on tv two days later and asked the same question, what would you do. >> jon: should this story die with the fake girlfriend or more questions today here, vicky? >> i hope not. you know, what i thought was so interesting, quite clear watching that interview, he got to know the notre dame on football scholarship not an academic one. (laughter) i mean, really, and i love the fact that he kept, as a child,
the parent-- because we forgive children when they make mistakes, you who do we know that te'o exists. >> the only thing i got out of the interview, katie couric is wearing sitiletto shoes. >> jon: kirsten. >> and a girlfriend you never met, and a funeral you don't attend, seems strange to me. i'm at a loss. >> explains how the press can let politicians get away. >> and as you were alluding to the story with paula kelly, so much negotiating in advance, if you can pull it off to say, look, but it's implicit i go first with you to the interview you may be kind to me. the story may well die as a news story and it will live ♪
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britain's prince harry before he rushed home in the tour of duty in afghanistan. spending four months as apache helicopter pilot. that interview getting praise and pans in the west. the daily mirror calling him a royal misfit. the daily tell graph telling harry toy muscle himself and this from matt lauer and his nbc. on >> he talks about his missions. the missions he went on where he was fired upon by the taliban and returned fire killing some members of the taliban and he takes it kind of matter of m factually. i know you have heard the interviews. what do you think abouty. it? is it okay? >> i was really confused why the palace would permit the prince to give such an interview. why do you need to antagonize the taliban. >> i thought he jumped the shark when he was shown playing video games and oh my god we killed people. >> prince harry has not had an easy time with the press, you know. some of it his own doing. considering he puts his life on the line to protect us from those hospital to