Fox corrects after flub on who carried convention speech live

Getty Images
Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday issued a correction, one day after claiming that no networks carried a key Republican National Convention speech live.
Pat Smith, the mother of an American killed in a 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, spoke on the first night of the GOP convention, blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the death of her son and calling her a liar. Clinton is now the Democratic presidential nominee.
{mosads}CNN, MSNBC, Univision, C-SPAN and others carried Smith’s speech live. One network that notably did not carry Smith’s speech was Fox News, which opted to show Bill O’Reilly interviewing GOP nominee Donald Trump instead. 
“Fox and Friends” on Monday morning compared media coverage of Smith’s speech to that of  Khizr Kahn’s remarks at the Democratic National Convention. Khan, who lost his military son in the Iraq War in 2004, on Thursday harshly criticized Trump for his immigration stance. 
“I was on the floor with that,” Kilmeade said of Smith’s speech. “I did not know that no networks covered her. Nobody covered those remarks live, but almost everybody covered Mr. Khan’s remarks live.”
Kahn’s remarks were not shown live on Fox News, but were carried by CNN, MSNBC, Univision and C-SPAN. Both Kahn and Smith spoke before the broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC had kicked off their TV coverage.
Kilmeade corrected the record live on the air Tuesday, as it pertained to the Smith speech not being shown on Fox News while airing on competing networks. 
“Yesterday, we talked about the two speeches,” Kilmeade said. “The Khan speech and the Pat Smith speech. And I said everyone carried the Khan speech live, but no one carried the Pat Smith speech live. There were some networks that carried the Pat Smith speech live. We didn’t carry it either.”
Tags Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video