Friday, June 12, 2009

Shepard Smith Blasts His Own Employer (But Maybe Fox Is Too Clueless To Notice... Yet)

What's Up With Shepard Smith?

What's up with Shepard Smith, the popular TV news anchor on Fox? Admittedly, I don't watch Fox News. I know I bitch about it often enough and I believe in the title "Faux News" and the slogan "Fairly Unbalanced," but I really don't get where Smith is coming from. Is he merely a fake "liberal-thinking front" for Fox to cover their "Fair and Balanced" ass? He's been with Fox since 1997. He signed his multimillion-dollar contract ($8 million) last year and has two years to go on it. He's known Fox's politics since day one. And he's been outed by Kirby Dick in the documentary, "Outrage." If you've watched him guesting on "Fox and Friends" you know that he thinks of them.

Here are clips from Fox: -Smith with shocking email; Smith mocking Glenn Beck (although Chris Wallace shows he's smitten with Beck); Smith making his most disingenuous statement about media bias (hey, we're dealing Fox, for Crissakes!) and Smith's response to the Holocaust Museum.

The reading of the email is particularly telling: he knows that he shouldn't be aghast at what Fox viewers think of Obama because Fox has trained them to be that way: O'Reilly, Hannity and Hewitt are rabid in their commentary.

Jason Links at Huffington Post:
Time will tell if Smith's colleagues at Fox stop taking these sorts of emails casually. Smith clearly could do that no longer. I think that's appropriate!

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