Fox News’ Liberal News Anchor let his mask slip off and fall completely to the ground yesterday, leaving his colleague, Chris Wallace, speechless.
Aaron Blake wrote the following article yesterday titled “‘Lie after lie after lie’: Fox News’ Shepard Smith has a Cronkite moment on Russia” for his blog, “The Fix”, which can be found in The Washington Post…
Between its “Fox and Friends” morning show and Sean Hannity at night, Fox News has become a haven for those who think this whole Russia thing is nonsense. On Friday morning, Steve Doocy even declared that “the Russia story is starting to fall apart.”
But on Friday afternoon, a Fox host went off on the Trump administration’s handling of Russia in a way we’ve rarely seen.
Shepard Smith is no stranger to challenging the administration and occasionally launching into personal editorials — including one about refugees back in 2015. But on Friday afternoon, he took it a step further, repeatedly accusing the administration of lying, deception and a coverup.
After reporting that there appeared to be more people in that meeting with Russian lawyer than previously acknowledged, Smith had either a Howard Beale or a Walter Cronkite moment, depending on your perspective, and he lit into the White House.
Here’s the transcript:
“We’re still not clean on this, Chris [Wallace]. If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us, they tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it, there’s a nothingburger, it wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down, didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything so I didn’t even remember it — with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower? If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you clean, come on clean, you know? My grandmother used to say when first we practice to — Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?”
Most journalists are reluctant to use the L-word — “lie.” This blog has covered the administration’s contradictory claims and misleading statistics regularly, but calling something a lie implies you know that it was intended to deceive.
An exasperated Smith had clearly had enough of dancing around that word on Friday afternoon.
Where was ol’ Shep when “The Lightbringer” and the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee were lying their hindquarters off?
Here is a list of Obama’s biggest lies, posted on Kevin Jackson’s theblacksphere.net on March 7, 2015…
“I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”
I will have the most transparent administration in history.
The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs.
I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.
The IRS is not targeting anyone.
It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.
If I had a son.
I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
You didn’t build that!
I will restore trust in government.
The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.
The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk
It’s not my red line – it is the world’s red line.
Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.
We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.
I am not spying on American citizens.
Obama Care will be good for America . You can keep your family doctor. Premiums will be lowered by $2500. If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan. It’s just like shopping at Amazon.
I knew nothing about “Fast and Furious” gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels.
I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups.
I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi .
I have never known my uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested and told to leave the country over 20 years ago. And, I have never lived with that uncle. He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his uncle and that he DID live with him.
And then, there’s the “woman who should have been elected”, Hillary Clinton.
Lord knows she is not crooked.
Neither is a dog’s hind leg.
Here’s a list of Hillary’s indiscretions, courtesy of The Washington Times…
• Flunked the D.C. Bar Exam.
• Was removed from her House Judiciary Committee staffer job because of incompetence and lying.• The Whitewater scandal.
• Married a serial liar and cheater, who occasionally had sexual encounters with nonconsenting partners.
• Lied about “sniper fire” in an attempt to simulate exposure to danger in a war zone.
• The subject of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that led to the impeachment and disbarment of her husband
• Took crockery, furniture, artwork and other items from the White House — had to return and/or pay for them.
• Said “what difference, at this point, does it make” about four brave people killed in Libya as a direct result of her failure to protect them on the anniversary of 9/11.
• Totally ignored the structure and rules for the handling of sensitive national security information.
• Amassed a personal fortune with “speaking fees” and payments from private sector political donors and foreign governments into transparent “foundations” in obvious exchange for future political favor.
Two conclusions emerge from this nefarious list of “accomplishments”:
First, Hillary’s brief solo “professional” career [without Bill] was a total failure, and of her own doing. This despite high-level political sponsorship to get her a key “entry level” job as a legal staffer on the Nixon Impeachment investigation in the early 1970s. But she flunked the D.C. Bar Exam [perhaps the easiest in those days] and got fired from her staff job.
Second, she is identified today in friendly media solely by her “career” post-marriage to Bubba. This is the part that Barack Obama recently described as making her “probably the best qualified person ever to run for president.” This is both laughable and ironic, as she is better qualified than was Mr. Obama, arguably the most unqualified person ever elected president. And, as presidential aspirants go, they had one professional “qualification” in common: Neither had ever worked in a “real job.”
As quickly as the Murdoch Brothers booted Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, they should move with as great a speed to get rid of Shepard Smith.
It is not simply the fact that he is a Liberal. And, it is not because he came out and told the American Public recently what we already knew, that he is homosexual,
It is because he is supposed to be a “news reporter”, not a Liberal attempting to relive the “Glory Days” of Air America, a Liberal Radio Network which disappeared faster than a box of donuts in front of Rosie O’Donnell.
Shepard Smith stands out like a sore thumb on the Fox News Channel.
If he wishes to be a Liberal Political Pundit, great. Let him and Juan rotate on “The Five”, like Juan Williams and Bob Beckel used to.
For the Former Ole Miss Cheerleader to launch into a rant resembling the National Temper Tantrum being thrown by immature Liberals from coast to coast is not only unseemly, it’s unprofessional.
As I have listed, the guy who occupied the Oval Office for the last eight years and his “chosen successor”, whom average Americans rejected like the other two bachelors on “The Dating Game”, have left behind them a Grand Canyon full of lies and corruption, which is full to overflowing, as we are finding more and more shady dealings committed by both of them every day.
In fact, as we are finding out more about Donald Trump, Jr’s meeting with that “Russian Lawyer”, it is looking more and more like a Democratic Party Set-up.
So, if I were Shepard Smith, I would take some Xanax, keep my histrionics to myself, and act like a Professional News Anchor.
Americans are not buying what these temper tantrum-throwing Liberals are attempting to sell.
Until He Comes,