Fox Does It – Links NFL Domestic Violence Scandal To Benghazi

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Fox News host and former reality show star, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, finally figure out a way to link the NFL domestic violence scandal to the Benghazi embassy attacks of 2012.

On Tuesday, Hasselbeck tweeted “Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl @nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government.”

Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl@nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government#Benghazi#IRS

— elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) September 16, 2014

Hasselbeck’s tweet is more than a little ironic. Republicans have been demanding transparency for two years over Benghazi. There have been Congressional inquiries (how about that for transparency?). The findings were that there’s no there there. Some Republicans have actually been defending Baltimore Raven running back, Ray Rice, after he was caught on video brutally beating his fiancé.

Rush Limbaugh, who drones endlessly about Benghazi, thinks that the Ray Rice scandal is a symptom of the “feminizing” and “chickifying” of football. I wonder how he feels about the fact that illegal hits during a game can receive heavier penalties than does committing a violent crime on video.

Of course, Hasselbeck has skin in the game, so to speak, when it comes to football. Her husband, Tim, is a retired quarterback who is now an analyst for ESPN. If football receives the same sort of transparency that Benghazi has received, ratings could go down and her husband could be out a job.

Then, there’s the fact that she’s a Fox News model. It’s rare that a day goes by when they don’t somehow tie something bizarre to Obama and the tactic works. In 2013, a poll was conducted which concluded that 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans thought Obama was to blame for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina, which happened more than three years before he took office. If it makes Obama look bad, Fox is all over it.