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Stephen Colbert ridicules Fox News’s latest hilariously uninformed Benghazi conspiracy

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On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert discussed Fox News’s continuing coverage of the latest Obama-related Benghazi scandal.

“If you follow the news,” he began, “you know that Benghazi has been blowing up again because of a scandalous new memo linking the Obama Administration directly to things said by members of the Obama Administration.”

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“Fox News’s The Five‘s Eric Bolling,” Colbert continued, “has an iron-clad explanation for why they did whatever it is we’re accusing them of having done after the Benghazi attack.”

He then cuts to Bolling, who is saying “that there’s one more piece to this. Don’t forget that [Benghazi] was prior — prior — to Osama bin Laden being taken down, and the thought was, the discussion was, ‘Is President Obama, going into the reelection, soft on terror or not?'”

Bolling then interrupts himself, as an off-screen producers informs him of something: “What, it was after?”

“Yes, much after,” Dana Perino can be heard saying.

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“My bad,” Bolling said, “I take it back.”

“But a great point, if it were true,” Perino added.

“Yes,” Colbert replied, “that’s undeniable. A great point, and a fantastic new motto: ‘Fox News: Fair and Balanced. A Great Point If It Were True.”

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He then “wagged his finger” at Dana Perino for informing Bolling that he was wrong. “He was pulling a passionate, heart-felt conspiracy theory straight out of his ass. You don’t interrupt a man mid-yank. That’s rude! Just say ‘great point,’ because Bolling was right, up to a point.”

“Obama not having caught bin Laden at the time of the Benghazi attack,” Colbert said, “would have made him look soft on terror if time happened in that order.”

“So Dana,” he concluded, “give your colleagues a break. They’ve been talking about Benghazi for 20 months. You can’t expect them to remember the exact date it happened. When was it anyway?”

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“Well, how on Earth are you supposed to never forget that?” he asked.

What the entire episode of The Colbert Report from May 7, 2014 via Hulu below.

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