Appearing on Fox News, on Friday, Geraldo Rivera slammed his Fox co-workers’ “misleading” claims and “misinformation," reports RawStory.com and MediaMatters.org (video below).
Rivera said: “You are misleading the American people because you want to make a political point. We have never in the history of the United States of America mounted a raid on the circumstance described here. We have never done it. The Israelis rescued their people in Tevi, seven days to mount that operation. This was seven hours.”
“How many parents of GI’s lost in conflicts that were screwed up have said of the president of the United States that he murdered my child? I love Charles Woods. I kissed him on television. But he is being led down a primrose path by misinformation that is making it look as if the president of the United States went gambling in Las Vegas when he could have been saving our people in Benghazi, and that is a lie!”
A new report by the Washington Post, released yesterday, showed that no order was ever given to "stand down" as Fox News has repeatedly claimed.
The report by the Washington Post stated that the CIA did dispatch a security team from Tripoli to the embassy during the attack. However, they were delayed by Libyan officials at the Benghazi airport for over three hours.
Additionally, the Libya government ignored repeateded pleas for help from Americans at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi.