SHEPARD SMITH AND THE METAMORPHOSIS OF ‘FOX NEWS’…

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Not that one thing has anything to do with the other, I suppose, but it seems that since he came out of the closet Shepard Smith has become increasingly unraveled, becoming even more vocal regarding his dislike for the president.  If this were a few years ago I might suggest that perhaps Shep move to the Communist News Network (CNN) or even MSNBC.  But times being what they are, with there now being little difference, these days, between Fox News and the other ‘news’ networks there’s really no need for that.  Because with few exceptions, ‘Fox News’ has turned into just another Trump hating network that spews nothing but anti-Trump propaganda.

I mean Fox seems to have quite the cast of Trump-hating players now on the payroll.  Of course there’s Wallace, Williams and Rivera who have long been obvious in their contempt of the president, but since even before he was elected the list has grown considerably to include names like Baier, MacCallum, Henry, Roberts, Cavuto and Napolitano to name but a few.  I’m sure I’m leaving out someone, which is really no surprise as the only ones I tend to watch these days on a regular basis are Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham.  And yet there are those times I find myself turning the channel during Carlson and Ingraham.  But these three are all I tune in for anymore.

Which, of course, brings me back to Fox News ‘anchor’ Shep Smith who, just yesterday, made it quite clear just how totally unhinged he has become, of late, as he actually went so far as to suggest a cockamamie theory of his, regarding a possible motivation behind President Trump’s recent decision to pull troops out of Syria.  He called it the “politics of distraction,” the purpose of which, I guess, would be to get people talking about other things before eventually deciding to bring them back.  But Smith’s Monday afternoon “Shepard Smith Reporting” guest, Brookings Institution senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon, had yet a different theory behind the withdrawal.

It was after asking O’Hanlon if troops were already on the move that Smith asked, “I ask because you wonder how much of this really is the politics of distraction.”  Shep went on to say, “There is a lot on the president today. There’s a second whistleblower. There is so much going on, a late-night announcement like this, and then all of the Republicans are turning on him, the leader in the Senate, Lindsey Graham – you name it – Republicans have come out against him on this. So you wonder if it is not one of those things to get people to talk about all day and then at some point and he’ll go, ‘eh, never mind.’”  Just another bit of wishful thinking, Shep?

O’Hanlon said, “There is that possibility.”  And then he went on to add, “But you know, even though I’m in favor of staying in Syria and I’m against the president’s recent decision, I think he speaks for a lot of people in his frustration with the seemingly interminable Middle East wars that are also very hard to understand.”  He said, “If you are President Trump and you’ve got a million issues on your plate, there’s probably a temptation to say, I don’t want any more to do with this conflict.”  And he continued, “I sense that is where he’s coming from more than anything else. I think it is bad way to make policy, but I have some degree of sympathy.”

Shep now essentially epitomizes all that ‘Fox News’ has now become.  And I find it rather laughable, hysterical really, that those on Fox are still able refer to themselves, and with a straight face no less, as being “Fair and Balanced,” when they have so very obviously become what is anything but.  It has become increasingly difficult to take nearly any of the network regulars seriously.  It’s like they’ve become a parody of their former selves.  I no longer have anywhere I can go, at least on television, to get anything other than an endless stream of pointless drivel telling me how corrupt the guy I voted for, and intend to vote for again, truly is.

And as much as Shep might fancy himself being a serious ‘journalist, he typically comes across as being something far less.  And it’s like so many others now at Fox that he’s seen as little more than a propagandist, a spewer of the requisite talking points like the obedient little robot that he is.  Therefore it’s become rather difficult to determine what the exact purpose of his program might be?  Is it simply a platform from which he can hurl accusations at the president?  I mean it most certainly is not a source of any usable ‘news’ or information despite the fact that that’s likely how Shep views it.  It’s a very rare occurrence when Shep even makes any sense.

And I can’t help but wonder if perhaps Shep might have taken the time to tune into his colleague Tucker Carlson’s show last night where Tucker ran a clip of ‘Slick Willy’ Clinton asking Tony Blair for assistance prior to the 2000 election.  Probably not!  But it’s once again that we were provided with yet another example of how Democrats always accuse others of doing exactly what they themselves are doing.  But then I’m quite sure that Shep would see virtually no similarity there, as he seems to have been sufficiently blinded by his Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).  I mean he’s morphed into a kind of cartoon character, to the point where he’s now little more than a joke.

And it’s rather insidious how these Trump haters have no problem whatsoever in holding President Trump to an entirely different standard than they do any other president including O-Bummer who was, without question, the single most corrupt individual to EVER hold the office of President.  And too, it was O-bummer who played a very critical role in first trying to sabotage the candidacy of Donald Trump, and when that failed has continued to play a role in undermining Trump’s presidency.  But again, I’m sure as far as Shep, and any number of others there at ‘Fox News,’ may be concerned, it’s all good.  After all, President Trump deserves to be impeached.

SHEPARD SMITH GOES RIGHT OFF THE DEEP END…

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It was back in the very early days of Fox News, during a time which I watched those on the network far more than I watch any of them now, that I would typically make sure that I was home in time to catch Shepard Smith’s nightly program.  But it has been since then that Shep has, gradually over time, seemed to be move increasingly further to left to the point where, once he came out of the closet, he had come to more closely resemble any of the loons that we now see on MSNBC as well as CNN.

And apparently he has continued his slide into leftwing kookdom as evidenced by his very recent, and somewhat scathing, assessment of the results from the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.  Smith began his rant by saying, “The United States made concessions in exchange for no hard promises.”  Adding, “Stopping joint military exercises with South Korea while North Korea makes a vague commitment to work together towards denuclearization.”

He went on to say, “The agreement the leaders signed are very short on specifics.” He continued, “The talk happened, hands shaken, photos taken, and during a private meeting, promises were apparently made.”  He said, “But who wanted what? Well, America demanded complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. C.V.I.D. Complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization.”  And he said, “There is no guarantee of that.”  He complained, “Not even words to that effect!”

And Smith said, “And we may not know for years whether we’re actually now on that road, or left in the potholes of paths past.”  He declared, “Kim Jong Un got it all!” He said, “But Kim Jong Un? He wanted the photos.”  He continued saying, “The seat at the table. He wanted the legitimacy that came with the event. The handshake with America’s president. And he wanted those military exercises with the Americans and the South Koreans that happen every year to stop.”

“Kim Jong Un got it all,” Smith said, “for actually doing nothing.”  And he said, “Plus he got a promise, lacking specifics, granted, of security for the North Korean regime,” he added. “A regime that has an estimated 120,000 political prisoners across the nation. A regime that tortures and murders its own citizens, imprisons children for the actions of parents and grandparents, and a leader who has committed crimes against humanity.” And he repeated, “No specifics!”  By this time he was nearly apoplectic.

Smith criticized the promise of “denuclearization” from the North Koreans, saying there were no guarantees in the agreement. “No specifics of how to do it,” he said. “No timeline on getting it done. No verification. No inspection. No nothing else, just generalities.”  Adding, “President Trump says he trusts Chairman Kim, and that he’s ready to start a new chapter with North Korea. What will the president’s special bond with Kim Jong Un mean for the U.S. and its allies?  No specifics.”

Smith has what can only be described as being a rather severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).  He has now joined the ranks of those who will always find a negative side to anything that President Trump accomplishes.  And yet, despite the media only reporting negatives and ignoring the positives, and a hateful bunch of congressmen aligned against him, the president continues to accomplish great things, which only serves to cause those like Smith to become even more unhinged.

And what is it, exactly, that Liberals and these NeverTrumpers seem to have in common? Pure Political Madness.  First, they all screamed, ”Trumps hard rhetoric towards Kim Jon Un, calling him Rocket Man and saying our nuclear button works, etc…, is going to get us into a Nuclear War!!!!! Trump is losing against Kim Jon Un!!!!” Now they’re screaming, ”Trump is being too nice to Kim Jon Un, he ended the military drills!!!! Oh my God!!!! Trump is losing to Kim Jon Un!”

Besides suffering from this political Madness, those who are proud to call themselves Liberals also have some sort of mental disorder that causes them to believe, and they truly do believe, that you can identify as any sex, any race, any ethnicity, Hell, that you can even identify as a hippopotamus on any given day and be something else tomorrow, but by God, don’t wear a Chinese dress to the Prom or you are a racist and a cultural appropriationist.  Can’t you Liberals see just how truly mental that is?

Smith is just one of the many reasons that I cut back on how much I watch FOX. I don’t know all the details of this deal and anyone who claims they do is a liar. If Smith said this deal needs time to come to fruition before we give Trump credit, I would agree, but he’s like the rest of the leftists, bash President Trump at all costs.  If Trump cured cancer tomorrow, he and the rest of the left would first claim he didn’t do it. Then they would say well, maybe he did, but the cure takes too long.

Then they would simply claim it was actually Barry ‘O’ who had actually cured the deadly disease and that President Trump had had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Here is what I do know about this deal. President Trump led from the front not the rear.  There were no plane load of cash used to buy his acceptance of the deal, but the left will never give credit where credit is due.  What we’ve got to remember is that the Left does not want the same things that the rest of us do.

Those on the left have openly expressed their disgust at American values and their love of, and respect for, Socialism/Communism.  They have openly wished for all kinds of hardships to befall the American public, so they can then blame it on their political opponents.  Our State-controlled media no longer employs reporters, not even pundits who express their own opinions, but pure propagandists. I doubt if Smith, or any of them in the media have the spine to be real, bona fide, journalists.