‘I’m not a potted plant’: Fox’s Chris Wallace fires back at Dem rep. over Benghazi talking points

Apparently, Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) thought he could appear on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace and rattle off some Democratic talking points on Benghazi without being challenged.

He was wrong. Wallace reminded him that it is his job to push back and ask tough questions.

It’s refreshing to see some in the media pursue the truth about an event that cost the lives of four brave Americans.


Here’s video of Wallace’s response:

  • radjahshelduck

    Back in the eighties there was a mediocre pitcher named Bob Gibson. One sportswriter wrote that he was offended such an ordinary pitcher would have a name associated with a great one.

    We have a similar phenomenon with Representative Adam Smith, don’t we?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I have a cousin named Bob Gibson. When the Cards were in the Series and he was in his prime, my aunt was trying to locate her son. She called one of his normal hangouts and asked if Bob Gibson was there. The barkeep thought it was a prank and kept answering with stuff like, “Let me ask Mickey Mantle” and similar wisecracks.

      • TomJB

        Somewhere, in a similar bar, the gentlemen seated around a table are raising a toast: Mssrs Ben Dover, Marty Cohen, and Jim Nasium.


        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          You forgot Mike Hunt. (Apologies in advance.)

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    My idiot representative again makes our state look like fools. How I wish the people would just stop voting for the name they recognize and start looking at the clowns they send to DC.

    • Ellis Reyes

      Like Patty Murray? Ugh. What a consistent fail. The only reason she’s re-elected is that she unfailingly props up the liberal agenda. She’s a real embarrassment too.

      • Billie Slash

        …and very hard on the eyes.

        • Garth Haycock

          It’s my own fault, but I really have to start taking what folks say on good faith about the looks of certain people.

          I googled this Murray woman and the screen of my monitor cracked. Shattered, actually.

  • TocksNedlog

    Shorter Adam Smith: “The ONLY thing we’re covering up is how totally incompetent we are!”

  • LeftistsStink

    Adam Smith (D-WA) also told that tired old LIE that Obama called it a terrorist attack the day after, in the Rose Garden.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Adam Smith is probably being honest in saying he didn’t know who changed the Benghazi talking points, just more proof that low-information people aren’t just voters but the people they vote in office also.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      we have to remember: these are the people who, to borrow a phrase, “a long time ago,” considered dissent and questioning the office of the presidency patriotic.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Yes, they also think 8 months was a long time ago but are never afraid to bring up Bush’s Presidency 5 years ago.

    • Torqued

      Not a chance in hell smith was being honest.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Honesty in this case means ignorance and that I can believe.

  • CatHerder

    Getting a little tired of the mushroom treatment here…

    • IBXNJ

      “I must be a mushroom…. They keep me in the dark and give me nothing but BULLSHIT”!!!

  • nc

    Finally! Someone uses the old “Do you know who I am?” line in the proper context.

  • TJ

    Why is there was talking points at on on Benghazi that needed to be changed. Everything is done by committee and a game of telephone. There is not one person that can take the blame. The buck stops over there as that is where the talking point started. It was changed 12 times as it went though 12 people and they all changed something.

    • Adela Wagner

      Nope. if this is what happened then there really is NO ONE IN CHARGE of anything. (actually this is probably the case). ALL references to “terrorists’ and “al-quaeda” where taken out. SOMEONE at the top gave that order. The CIA originated what was going on, it was then submitted to the state dept. and when Petraeus saw it again (after it was changed), he said he did not go along with it. (and look what happened to him)

      Remember, this was right before the election, when Obama was touting “Al-quaeda is decimated”, they could not let it be known that Al-Quaeda was in fact active and killing our Ambassador, when he was saying otherwise.

    • TomJB

      Tired of “talking points” and “narratives” How about the damn truth? If I want a narrative, Ill go see a movie or read a book. These morons actually believe they can change the outcome of a series of events if they can make those events seem to be what they believe is the path to their desired outcome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    like trained circus dogs, liberals everywhere erupted in “faux news, faux news!”

    • Paul C.

      That’s only because they had the press behind them, hopefully not so much now.

      • nc

        And that’s only because they’ve finally realized that their BS has piled so high that their credibility might start to suffer with more than just us conservatives. I hope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    as opposed to candy crowley, who acted as a planted pot during the debates.


    When did the Truth loose out to talking points?
    At what point in history did we the people agree to become young’uns to the elected Nannies?
    All we’re asking are the basics,
    – who
    – what
    – where
    – why
    – when, and
    – how
    ….there’s nothing political in those questions. As Americans, our elected officials owe us an explanation for their actions (or lack thereof).
    We’re waiting….


    We The People Are on a Fact Finding Mission:
    from the Beginning of Benghazi…
    during the Middle of Benghazi…
    for the Truth in the End.
    … Executive Branch?
    … Legislative Branch?
    … Judicial Branch?
    … ’twas a Media Branch?

  • Paul C.

    The left is pulling out all stops, the best part is they will sink with that moron in the WH.

  • rippersnort

    BEST one liner I’ve heard in a long time…

  • lainer51

    How can Spit in your face Matthews even be considered a “journalist”…. Hack, for sure, Journo – not a chance!!!

  • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

    I don’t think people understand the “I am not a potted plant” line unless they remember the 1987 Iran-Contra hearings. Col. Oliver North’s lawyer, Brendan Sullivan, who said it to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.

  • beebop1952

    Who was he looking at off camera with a deer in the headlights look? Now he knows how it felt to be Susan Rice. He was served up.

    • forgetyoutooo

      Cheryl Mills.

  • Cruz2016!!!

    The Left is falling apart in front of all of us….and I am enjoying every minute of it!

  • CHHR

    While watching the show today was wonderful, I did notice one thing… if this were football, I’d say the Democrats were playing 3rd string. They seem to be sending out kids who’ve been sidelined all season and who never thought their name would be pulled so never even did the pre-game exercise routine. Pathetic.

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    No Chris Wallace is ” not a potted plant” but some of these Obama parrots seem to be ones. Good job Chris. I applaud Fox News for staying with this story because finding out who let our Ambassador and his Security team die while pleading for help, is ” the difference it makes right now! Now that Fox has led the way and the mainstream media can’t cover for Obama any longer, watch how they all want to jump on the bandwagon or get shut out totally.

  • Jennifer

    Did anyone get the sense Kucinich will be running again in 2016? There were a couple of moments when Chris looked shocked at the level of criticism coming from him.

    • beebop1952

      Dennis is probably making more money now than he has ever seen in his little lifetime. He and the missus will do just fine in the journo sector courtesy of Roger Ailes. Too bad we can’t find media jobs for all of the hack politicians and they could sit down and pat each other on the back.

  • ChristineM

    Chris did a good job with this….. I heard on radio and was so angry at this guy trying to spin spin spin…..

  • Cal Hellstien

    This just in: Nazi Germany did NOT invade Poland in 1939. It was a spontaneous protest to an offensive Spike Jones record. And what difference, at THIS POINT, does it make?

    • AZWarrior

      pssssssst, psssssst, right in der Fuhrers face!

    • sharinite

      Another Hillary wannabe! What difference? O.K., the next time there is a “Boston Bomb” tragedy ask that question and see how long it takes the world to slap you upside your head! Murder, by whomever, is wrong…and we continue to give these people millions! Get a clue!

      • Russ

        Umm… he was making fun of Hillary

        • sharinite

          “Making fun of Hillary…” That’s useless occupation…rather, hold her feet to the fires!

  • http://twitter.com/idaho_karen Karen Hanna

    The reason we left WA state was to get away from the leftist reps/senators the states voters would always send to Congress.

  • Axelgreaser

    THIS MAY BE CHIS WALLACE’S TIME! Unearthing the Dem’s from under their rocks and yanking out the slimiest of them regarding the Benghazi slaughter. Wallace really is an old fashoned newsman, tougher than he looks and I’ll never forget the interview he did with Monica’s sometimes boyfriend, Willard Jefferson Clit’on (Hillary’s sometimes husband) in which the Ex-Impeached stuck his spiny cigar shaped finger in Wallaces face and threw his version of the Hillary ‘What difference could it possibly make now” rant, “Now you listen to me..”. Apparently these scumbags like to round up the media and lay down the law in advance what will be on and off the record. I don’t think Wallace subscribes to that kind of bullying. Go Chris! Next Sunday, how about an IRS BBQ?

  • http://twitter.com/InformedNow InformNow

    Chris Wallace ‘not a potted plant’ okay, let’s agree to disagree! Your “asking questions” is over 8 months late! You FERN!

    • beebop1952

      So which is it? Too late or making a mountain out of four dead bodies? You guys need to make your minds up before it becomes impossible to keep all the stories straight!

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  • Bill Board

    Wallace used the “potted plant” reference to someone with the IQ of a potted plant. That’s too good!

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Th Dem’ are losing it.
    Their parroting is no longer working.

  • Dutra

    Schlemiel Barack, meet Schlimazel Hillary.

  • EATitCNN



  • [email protected]

    there needs to be a weekly Chris Wallace “Potted Plant” award to the “journalist” who lets the most incredulous statement by a politican go unchallenged… i have a feeling Chris Matthews and Bob Schieffer will be fighting over that “honor” every week.