Fox News clearly has a bias to the right when compared to the other major TV news organizations. The majority of the shows you see on the network, including Fox and Friends and Hannity, seem to toe the Trump line as if every word the president has said is factual. We all know, however, that the President’s words can not be viewed as gospel, especially when related to the whole Russia fiasco. When someone on Fox News decides to step outside the Trump narrative and question the President, it usually surprises both the regular Fox News viewers as well as those who usually don’t watch.
Such a surprise occurred on Friday afternoon when, during a discussion between Fox’s Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace, Smith went off on the Trump Administration. Smith’s criticism of the administration was as follows:
“Jared Kushner filled out his form … very important stuff,” Smith said. “You can go to prison for messing it up intentionally. He went back and added 100 names and places. None of these people made it. Still not, we’re still not clean on this, Chris. 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, a nothing burger, it wasn’t memorable. 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 of these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie?”
“The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling,” he continued. “There’s still people out there that believe we’re making it up. One day they’re going to realize we’re not. Look around and go: where are we? Why are we getting told all these lies?”
Note, that nothing Smith stated was fabricated. He simply stated the facts and pointed out that the administration was clearly lying to the American public. With that said, Fox News viewers lashed out at Shepard Smith, posting to his Facebook page all sorts of attacks. Just a small selection of such attacks towards Smith can be viewed below:
— Shep, do us all a favor and get a job at CNN..it would suit you better over there with your nasty negative mouth against OUR President….. everyone with a brain knows you miss Obama and how much you are in love with him…..but get real, Obama has a wife and you are gay so it won’t work out for ya………………I tuned you out a long time ago for your biased reporting….
— You need to go to work for CNN since all you do is bash President Trump and his family.. Fox needed to fire you instead of Bill O’Reilly. I wouldn’t watch your program if it was all that was on tv.
— Shep: Did you ever stop to think these Trump’s were not Politician’s? This was all new? Maybe cut them some slack? Meanwhile, we now hear the O administration let this Lawyer into the Country when they should not have. I think you might be on the wrong channel, because the bottom line is….nothing was said, it was a ruse for a completely different objective. Why not look at the Hillary lies……or maybe get on MSNBC
— Shep, Please leave fox, you are nothing but a Trump hater.
— I don’t remember you going off on the Obama administration for “lie after lie after lie”, the father of lies. Oh, I guess because he was BLACK, huh? What a piece of crap hypocrite you are. God’s judgment is coming to the American media for all the lies and false accusations you people put out and I hope the disaster is so big and widespread it puts all of you out of business.
— Mr Smith time for you to jump ship to MSNBC or CNN. Us Fox fans don’t want you anymore. I use to like you because I couldn’t tell if you were a liberal or a conservative. You have made it clear that you are a liberal, time for you to leave Fox. The sooner the better!!! Love to see Ted Nugent or Kid Rock show to replace you!!!
— Shepard Smith, you belong at CNN!! You have just the right disgusting personality and willingness to twist the truth to fit right in there.
The entire 7 minute and 15 second discussion between Smith and Wallace can be viewed below: