Hillary Rodham Clinton sent out a tweet during the Super Bowl, jokingly blasting Fox for what appears to be related to the network's coverage of the former secretary of State.
It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2014
Using football terminology, Clinton said, "It's so much more fun to watch FOX when it's someone else being blitzed & sacked!"
At first glance it was unclear as to the intention of Clinton's tweet. But, Clinton's press secretary Nick Merrill clarified in an e-mail that it was indeed a joke. "It was good-natured, light-hearted, and self-deprecating," Merrill said.
The tweet came hours after President Obama and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly battled Sunday over the health care law, the attack in Benghazi, and the Internal Revenue Service.
On Benghazi, O'Reilly told Obama that "your detractors" think that officials at first blamed the Libyan attack on a spontaneous demonstration because the 2012 re-election campaign didn't want it known there had been a terrorist attack.
"They believe it because folks like you are telling them," Obama told O'Reilly.
This month, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report blaming the State Department for failing to increase security in the region. It also added that 15 people in Benghazi who have tried to help the FBI investigate have been killed.
Last year, Clinton called the attack "one of those terrible tragic times" when the State Department's security assessment of the situation failed.