Tom Ricks followed up on his now-viral interview with Fox News Channel on Monday, telling the New York Times that he was simply offering a candid assessment of the network's coverage of the September attack in Benghazi.
“I thought I was being honest,” Ricks told the Times' Brian Stelter via email. “They asked my opinion, and I gave it.”
Ricks said he believes that the interview ended abruptly, cut short by the network after he offered unexpected criticism of Fox.
“I think the segment was about half as long as planned," Ricks said.