Fox News doesn’t understand the phrase “begging the question.”

Fox News’s response to the Benghazi Attack timeline states that the timeline “begs more questions,” which is inaccurate. The timeline might call for further investigation, or occasion further questioning– but it does not, however, beg the question. Begging the question is a logical fallacy wherein some element of the statement is used to give its own evidence. For example, stating that the Benghazi Attack occurred because there was an attack in Benghazi– that would be begging the question.

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