Michael Clemente, executive vp for news editorial at FNC, tells The Hollywood Reporter that Ricks dodged Scott's question ("When you have four people dead, including the first U.N. ambassador in more than 30 years, how do you call that ‘hype?’"). “When Mr. Ricks ignored the anchor’s question, it became clear that his goal was to bring attention to himself — and his book," Clemente said in an email to THR. "He apologized in our offices, afterward, but doesn’t have the strength of character to do that publicly."Yeah, right. I'm guessing Mr. Clemente also felt like rubbing one out while fantasizing that his description actually happened...or just while thinking about his mother. To the surprise of no one who doesn't watch FoxNews and has an appreciation for honesty Mr. Ricks says "NO I DIDN'T".
But that's news to Ricks, who told THR in his own email that he never offered an apology to Fox, privately or publicly. "Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I'd be interested to know," Ricks said. "Frankly, I don't remember any such apology."