Fox News viewers are calling for Shepard Smith to be fired after he tore into them and defended Hillary Clinton on Friday.
Federalist Papers reports:
The Fox News anchor was discussing the sentencing of Gen. Michael Flynn when he mocked viewers for defending him.
“I’ve been reading from some of you, ‘Flynn didn’t lie, stop it, stop it’,” Smith said, imitating an angry viewer.
“Find something defensible. That’s not it,” he said.
“The president said he lied. The vice president said he lied. Robert Mueller said he lied. Incoming press secretary said he lied. FBI said he lied. He lied. Now we’ll see what happens,” he said.
Not a wise move to attack the people that watch your show.
But he took it further when he spoke to Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
Herridge attempted to explain that many conservatives are angry that Hillary Clinton was handled with kid gloves and not prosecuted for lying to the FBI but Flynn is.
“Seriously?” Smith said.
“Yeah, that’s what [critics] point to,” Herridge responded.
“Well, let them point,” Smith said. “I mean Hillary Clinton, seriously?”
“The point with –” Herridge started to say before Smith interrupted her.
“The point with that was that investigation is over, and we’re onto a new one,” Smith said.
“So the U.S. places sanctions on Russia, Michael Flynn calls Russia. Michael Flynn lies about calling Russia and tells others to lie for him about calling Russia. That is more Russia lies,” he said.
Smith is one of the rare liberals at Fox News and fans are annoyed with him.
@ShepNewsTeam Shepard Smith just rudely cut off the great Catherine Herridge to go on an unhinged rant against Gen. Flynn. He then brought on his stooge, John Bussey to back him up. @FoxNews needs to force him to apologize to Catherine Herridge.
— Freedom’s Lighthouse (@FreedomsLH) December 14, 2018
@FoxNews Please remove Shepard Smith from the Fox Network. This man is so bias with his negative attitude towards the POTUS. Both Shepard Smith and Don Lemon of CNN have a lot in common especially with their bias reporting. These are
— Tom (@trpulling) December 14, 2018
Just saw undercover CNN reporter @ShepNewsTeam Shepard Smith ignore and cut off Catherine Herridge just to espouse his leftist opinion. How is he still on @FoxNews? He’s obviously anti – Trump. Seriously? Just hire Don Lemon… No difference!! https://t.co/hfvPRtcnhW
— Airpork (@835aPC) December 14, 2018
Why is Shepard Smith on fox????
— Brian Siddall (@creep024) December 14, 2018
Please fire shepard smith…he does not belong on your network!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Kathy Smitherman (@SmithermanKathy) December 14, 2018
From Federalist Papers