The men and women at Fox News still haven't figured out (or don't care) that, whenever someone pulls something out of their ass and presents it as fact, they are going to get fact-checked on it.
Following the fight over funding and the Affordable Care Act and the resulting partial government shutdown, national parks and monuments were closed due to inadequate funds to keep them staffed. An exception was made, however, for veterans of an Honor Flight program to the World War II memorial.
Though the veterans met with no actual resistance, several conservative lawmakers and commentators insisted otherwise.
Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends takes the cake, however, for trying to tie the dilemma with the memorial back to the controversy over Benghazi.
"As it turns out, it looks as if more personnel were sent in to the World War II memorial to keep people out than the State Department actually sent to Benghazi by two," said Doocy. "They sent five people to Benghazi, the White House sent seven people to make sure that nobody got in to the war memorial."
On both charges, Doocy is a lying sack.
According to an ABC News fact check, the five agents Doocy was referring to were on guard detail for Ambassador Stevens personally, not for the entire compound. Though a review did find the compound to be inadequately equipped to handle such an assault, the compound was actually being guarded by several local militiamen.
The number of security guards allegedly sent to keep people out of the World War II memorial, meanwhile, numbers exactly zero. The National Park Service has already stated that it will not prohibit veterans from visiting the memorial by calling their visits a First Amendment issue that supersedes the shutdown.