It’s not often that you see anything resembling honesty on Fox News, but hosts Shep Smith and Chris Wallace treated us to a rare bit of it on Friday.
“We’re still not clean on this, Chris,” Smith told Wallace, responding to new reports that Donald Trump Jr.’s treason meeting with a “Russian government lawyer” in Trump Tower was worse than expected. “If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us. They tell us there’s nothing to this, that 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?”
“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?”
Now most Americans have a problem with the President* and his underlings lying to them — especially when the President’s son committed treason and tweeted out evidence. But conservatives want Smith gone for so much as talking about it:
Shepard Smith makes me want to punch my radio…… fucking hate that fag
— Keith The Trucker (@Trucker_Keith) July 14, 2017
Shepard Smith is a faggot.
— Tunein2112 (@Tuneinow) July 14, 2017
— LGBTFORTRUMP NYC (@LGBTFOORTRUMP) July 14, 2017
I see Shepard Smith as usual with his Trump bashing 1 hour bunch of bullshit ,fuck
— edward cleaveley (@grizzilypaw) July 14, 2017
Hey shepherd you need to be fired and go over to CNN news.. you sitting there talking about lying nobody lied. MoveOn.!
— Daniel R O’Connell (@DROConnell3rd) July 14, 2017
Can you move Shep Smith to a time late at night so I don’t have to change the channel every afternoon to avoid listening to his drivel?
— Tech Nerdette (@db2haacker) July 14, 2017
— TheAdjuster (@AllstateRoof) June 30, 2017
— Granny❤️ (@BonnieGranny) July 14, 2017
Shepard Smith Is fake news!
— PowerOfUSA (@kitkkatt) July 14, 2017
Quite simply, Shep Smith is a POS! Go to CNN!
— James Madison (@hardspun07) July 14, 2017
America is great again Screw you Shepard. pic.twitter.com/Kv4xoDARXN
— Shaun Humphrey (@ShaunHumphrey65) July 14, 2017
I turn the tv off at 3:00 ….Shep
He is disgusting. In every way!!
— Regina Scirrotto (@scirr0tt0) July 14, 2017
I would recommend kicking out this shep cheap fake news fabricator from Fox News!
— baderalkhmshy (@Baderalkhmshy) July 14, 2017
Sheep Smith is a left wing liberal unhinged pundit!! All he does is to disparage the president!! He is not a hard news person!! FIRE HIM !!!
— Michael Fohey (@michael_fohey) July 14, 2017
— Alice Houser (@AliceHouser2) July 14, 2017
Calm down Shep, you are unbearable to watch anymore! Move too CNN, please
— BSmith (@goracke) July 14, 2017
The time of day to turn the fox channel!!! Please send Shep to CNN
— Fight for the Right! (@brandykpt) July 14, 2017
If there’s one thing that’s clear from the Right’s reaction to hearing about this meeting — which was attended by Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Rob Goldstone (the guy who set up the meeting), “Russian government lawyer” Natalia Veselnitskaya, former KGB counterintelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin, an unnamed translator, and at least one other person — it’s that they don’t care about the truth. Donald Trump promised to fulfill all their racist and horrible desires, and that’s all that matters to them.
Watch it below:
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