Ed Henry to Earnest: Do You Think The Jordanian Pilot Being Burned Alive Is The Media Hyping Terrorism?


FOX News' Ed Henry questions White House press secretary Josh Earnest about President Obama agreeing that the media "overstates the level of alarm people should have terrorism" in an interview with Vox.

Ed Henry's series of questions followed Jon Karl grilling Earnest over Obama's use of the term "random" to describe the Jewish deli attack in Paris.

ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: Why didn't the president acknowledge that? If he knows that and it's obvious, why didn't he say that? He had a long --

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: The president has acknowledged that on many occasions when he's had the opportunity to speak about it.

HENRY: But he didn't there. And in terms of the media hype, do you think a Jordanian pilot being burned alive is the media hyping something?

EARNEST: Ed, we talked on a number of occasions and certainly I've had the opportunity as recently at the end of last week to talk about how the United States of America stands shoulder to shoulder with our partners in Jordan as they confront the terrible tragedy of seeing one of their military pilots who was serving and defending their country be killed in such a brutal, inhumane way.

I do think it exposes the bankrupt ideology of ISIL and I think it is a pretty clear illustration of how the international community has been galvanized to take on this threat, a threat that the president has led the creation of this international coalition to confront, degrade and ultimately destroy.

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