Shepard Smith Blasts Former Fox News Colleagues Who ‘Propagated the Lies’

Shepard Smith was one of the better journalists at Fox News, but was forced out when he told inconvenient truths about the outgoing US president. In so doing, he was at odds with the primetime hosts who offered their opinions, often to mask those inconvenient truths. In a an article by Rudy Takala of Media called “Shepard Smith Blasts Former Fox News Colleagues Who ‘Propagated the Lies’: I Don’t Know How They ‘Sleep at Night,’” Smith holds no punches in speaking about those primetime opinion folks.

Here are a few paragraphs, with a link below to the article:

“Former Fox News host Shepard Smith excoriated his old colleagues for spreading what he called “disinformation,” and said he stuck with the network in order to combat their efforts.

‘If you feel like the Fox viewers were getting mis- or dis-information, I was there to make sure that they got it straight,’ Smith said in the interview with PBS News’ Christiane Amanpour. ‘There were a lot of others in there who I thought were trying to do the same thing. But I thought that to just abandon it, and to deprive those viewers of … to deny them that, with the thought that they might replace it with opinion instead, seemed a little selfish. So I stuck with it as long as I could.’

Smith, who joined the network at its founding in 1996, left in 2018 amid tension with primetime host Tucker Carlson. He joined CNBC with an hour-long weekday program in September. The show quickly made headlines for struggling to draw viewers.

‘My goal was to just keep the blinders on and just do my job to the best of my ability,’ Smith added, before taking aim at his old network’s opinion hosts. ‘Opine all you like, but if you’re going to opine, begin with the truth and opine from there. And it’s that deviation from that that has caused me the greatest concern. I believe that when people begin with a false premise and lead people to astray, that’s injurious to society, and it’s the antithesis of what we should be doing.

‘I don’t know how some people sleep at night, because I know that there are a lot of people who have propagated the lies, and have pushed them forward over and over again who are smart enough and educated enough to know better,’ he added.”

Many people who have told inconvenient truths about the outgoing president were fired, reassigned or lost their jobs. Just the latest two, Attorney General William Barr and Election Cybersecurity leader Chris Krebs, both openly pushed back on the fraudulent and unproven election fraud claims of the outgoing president. Krebs noted this was the most secure election ever and Barr called the outgoing president’s claims ‘bulls**t.” So, they had to go.

Truth is not used often or valued by the outgoing president. Just looking at the very many people who have been pardoned, which include a parade of corruption and fraud criminals, it shows what he values. Lies and loyalty over truth. And, that is not the kind of leadership we need, from public officials or folks who tell us what they think for a living.

Shepard Smith Blasts Former Fox News Colleagues Who ‘Propagated the Lies’: I Don’t Know How They ‘Sleep at Night’ (msn.com)

15 thoughts on “Shepard Smith Blasts Former Fox News Colleagues Who ‘Propagated the Lies’

      • Indeed. We watched it Keith and were cheering on.
        Interesting body language between the two VP parties during the final part of the ceremony.
        And of course Trump threw away his last chance to gather some shred of dignity from the debacle that was his tenure.

      • Roger, what he cannot fathom is doing the right thing. If he conceded early on, he could have better positioned himself for post-presidential career. Now he is even more of a pariah than before. Keith

    • Janis, I agree. Our world and nation took a sigh of relief. Even many Republicans in Congress are glad he is gone, whether they say it or not. I can officially ignore the former president. Keith

      • We’ll see what Vance and Tish James (and others I don’t think of) make discoverys of – he may be back where we shouldn’t ignore him (id est, in a court making testimony). He’ll have to deal with the court (judge) itself though.

      • FC, he would not fare well in court if he appeared. In one deposition, an attorney got him to recant 30 lies. He was counting. A favorite story of mine is he was going to sue one of his biographers for being too truthful, but he recorded the conversation without telling the biographer he was. The attorney for the biographer told them he just blew his case and we are going to publish as is. Keith

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