What do President Obama, television weathermen, and Benghazi have in common? Nothing. But who cares? Benghazi!
President Obama announced yesterday that he will give eight television meteorologists each a one-on-one interview about the administration's new climate change report that "states unequivocally that global warming is already causing a wide range of harmful impacts across the United States."
Media Matters for America posted a clip from Monday's edition of Fox News' The Five, which featured the Bush Administration's former Press Secretary Dana Perino talking about a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled "Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change." The piece claims that the United States is putting peoples' lives at risk by focusing so heavily on climate change policy. Perino, after using the piece to segue into President Obama's upcoming interviews, felt compelled to throw a Benghazi reference in there for good measure.
Perino used the opportunity to reference the Benghazi attacks, saying: "Tomorrow, President Obama is going to do interviews with meteorologists all across the country about a new climate change report. ... I hope they ask him about Benghazi. Like the weatherman from Montana should ask him about Benghazi, that would be great. I dare you."
[Image via AP / Video via Media Matters for America]