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Fox News blames Hillary Clinton for the kidnapping of the Nigerian school girls

In one of the most heart breaking stories of the year, an Islamic extremist organization kidnapped over 200 young girls from a school in Nigeria with plans to sell them to the highest bidder.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a launch event hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for a new organization, the U.S. Global Development Lab
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The extremist group known as Boko Haram raided the Chibok school in Nigeria on April 21 and kidnapped 234 girls. According to Reuters, Boko Haram "increasingly targeted civilians instead of just security forces" and the New York Times has labeled them a "cultlike Nigerian group" who engages in "cruelty and capricious violence against civilians." In response to the horrific news, the White House will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisers to Nigeria in an attempt to rescue the girls.

While the search continues for the missing girls, Fox News has decided to take a different approach. During a recent episode of "Fox and Friends," the panel placed the blame of the kidnapped girls on former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

"Steve Doocy: This is really something. We've with been telling you about this terrorist group called Boko Haram out in Africa, how they've killed an entire village. They have since, in the last couple of weeks, they have kidnapped 300 young girls. They're going to sell them into slavery.

Brian Kilmeade: And prior to that, boys.

Doocy: They burned a bunch of boys. They burned down a village. It's all bad. And now word is, because we did not place them on the terror list, of officially known terrorist groups, it's going to be harder to go after them. And who exactly made sure that they were not placed on the terror list? Hillary Clinton.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: And the rights of women and young girls, those are pillars of what she wanted to accomplish in her time at the State department. But right here, what she didn't actually tweet, and perhaps because it was over 140 characters, was the fact that her own State department, as Steve just mentioned, did not place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations which would have forbidden any sort of authority to increase securities to them, increase assistance to Nigerian security forces in that area and perhaps could have saved these girls earlier."

With the 2016 presidential election inches closer, the general consensus is that if she wants it, the Democrat nominee for president will be Hillary Clinton. Knowing this, Fox News and other right-wing media outlets have continued to attack the former Secretary of State whenever they have an opportunity. Republicans are following their lead and have recently created a new panel to investigate the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi with the intention to drag Clinton through the mud once again.

As far as Boko Haram goes, the U.S. State Department designated them a foreign terrorist organization, or FTO, in November of 2013, six months before the kidnapping.