Fox News may be “fair and balanced,” but one on-air anchor has been decidedly anti-Trump for some time. And conservatives are sick of it.
We’ve seen how some mainstream media members let their egos skew their news reporting, and it seems Fox News’ Shephard Smith has now joined their ranks. In truth, Smith has been an irritating blowhard for years. Since Donald Trump was elected President, however, Smith has ratcheted up his over-opinionated rhetoric.
The Washington Times reports that Smith went on a tirade Friday over President Trump and the supposed “Russia” scandal. With fellow anchor Chris Wallace appearing on his show to discuss it, Smith bought into every Democratic talking point, and then said something most mainstream media anchors haven’t stooped to say.
“We’re still not clean on this, Chris,” Smith said. “Why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you [are] clean, come on clean….the deception, Chris, is mind-boggling, and there are still people out there who believe we’re making it up — and one day they’re going to realize we’re not.”
The Gateway Pundit reported on the conservative response to his statements. Spoiler: folks aren’t happy.
Shephard Smith may not be Barack Obama’s biggest fan, but he never showed the same level of disdain for the Democratic president as he now does for Trump. Conservatives are taking note of that.
This image is starting to circulate on social media.
Here are some not-so-happy tweets from Fox viewers.
Shepard Smith is a hysterical drama queen trying to attract headlines so he can get a fat contract at MSNBC. He’s not a journalist.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 15, 2017
Dear @FoxNews, please fire Shepard Smith!
— Deplorable Laura (@LauraJonesRD) July 17, 2017
Shepard Smith is spending the entire show on Don Jr email. Trying 2 use Fake facts 2 tie Don Jr to treason along with POTUS. Fox fire him
— Moving Forward (@MarkMcD91115684) July 11, 2017
Smith has not yet responded to the outrage over his comments. The mainstream media, however, is calling Smith’s rant a “Cronkite Moment.”