When Megyn Kelly left Fox News, the single most liberal host left on the network now is probably Shepard Smith. But, judging by what he said recently, he may soon leave the network.When Trump stood up to CNN reporter Jum Acosta on Wednesday during his first press conference saying that his organization is “fake news”, millions of conservatives across the nation supported Trump for his bold statement, but Shepard Smith decided to stand by Acosta, disparaging the president-elect for his behavior toward the CNN journalist.
“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,” said the Fox host. “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.”
Shepard Smith overlooked CNN’s pushed, uncorroborated narrative about Trump making clandestine deals with Russia and allegations that the president-elect has met with prostitutes. The story has been neglected by many media networks, and somehow, CNN decided to report it as solid proof.
A lot of Fox News followers were infuriated by Smith’s comments and took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction.
— 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
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