Fox interview goes off the rails after guest blames Washington Post for assassination of Khashoggi
Saudi Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (Image via POMED/Creative Commons.)

A Fox News interview on Friday went off the rails after a guest blamed the Washington Post for putting murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi "in harm's way" by publishing his columns.


During a segment discussing President Donald Trump's reaction to the Saudi government murdering Khashoggi in its own consulate, former State Department official Christian Whiton said that the Post deserved some blame for his assassination because they published columns in which he was critical of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

"What got him killed, frankly... he was on the take from the Saudi government, he was eating at the trough, he was receiving Saudi money... then he turned," Whiton said. "So he went from being a supporter to being an opponent. And the Washington Post, which frankly has some culpability here, put out his stuff. I mean, he put out articles about how great the Muslim Brotherhood was."

Whiton went on to slam the Post for publishing Khashoggi's columns "not just in English, but in Arabic, which really put him in harm's way."

The former State Department official also said that the CIA did America a "disservice" by concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had personally ordered his agents to take out Khashoggi.

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