Now that Megyn Kelly has left Fox News, Shep Smith is arguably the most liberal personality remaining at the network. What he did yesterday, however, indicates he might not be able to stay at Fox News for long…
Millions of conservative Fox News fans applauded Donald Trump on Wednesday when he confronted CNN reporter Jim Acosta, telling him that his organization is “fake news.” That’s why it came as a surprise when Smith DEFENDED Acosta, scolding the president-elect for refusing to call on him during the press conference.
“President-Elect Trump today told CNN’s Jim Acosta that his organization amounts to fake news. CNN’s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property,” the Fox anchor insisted, according to Breitbart. “Though we at Fox News cannot confirm CNN’s report, it is our observation that its correspondents follow journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling or delegitimizing by the President-elect of the United States.”
Smith ignored the fact that CNN had spent the 24 hours before the press conference reporting on a fake news story that Trump had made secret financial deals with Russia and that also contained salacious stories about encounters with prostitutes. Though the story had been ignored by other news organizations since July since it was clearly not real, CNN chose to report it as fact earlier this week.
For many Fox News fans, this was the last straw for Smith, and they took to Twitter to let him know it:
— Michael R Shannon (@ReluctantUser2) January 12, 2017
Shep Smith went to a safe space with a coloring book and a puppy after Trump shut down CNN.https://t.co/gwFvFZbtK4
— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) January 12, 2017
— S J Morgan (@ShaaaaaNaNa) January 12, 2017
You’re Next Shep Smith: No Journalist Should ‘Be Subjected to Belittling or Delegitimizing By the President-elect’ https://t.co/xWKn5b8VIO
— 🇺🇸Cris 🇺🇸 (@ThePatriot143) January 12, 2017
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) January 12, 2017
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