Everything old is new again!!! When Bill “White Privilege” O’Reilly hosted Glenn Beck On Fox [to say] President Is Neglecting Dallas Ebola Danger Because Of City’s Unfavorable View Of Obama, it all came rushing back to me in a tsunami of nostalgia.
Shep Smith once again broke with the party line at Fox News today as he explained why his show Studio B did not run Andrew Breitbart’s edited video of Shirley Sherrod, “Because of the history of the videos on the site where it was posted, we did not, and do not trust the source.” Shep managed to take shots at both his own network and Breitbart.
On Fox News yesterday, Shepard Smith unloaded on BP CEO Tony Heyward who called the Gulf Oil spill a small leak. In a commentary Smith said to Heyward, “Our water is now polluted, our coast is now soiled…many of our people are out of a job, and 11 hard working men are dead from the explosion on the rig that carried your company’s name….at least act like you care.”
Republican Sen. John Thune was on Fox News’ Studio B program trying to sell the talking point that healthcare reform would raise premiums but host Shep Smith would have none of it. Smith went off, “That’s not true, senator. That is not true that is not what the CBO said. I know your talking points. I know the other side’s talking points…”
In response to Pat Robertson’s claims today that Haiti has made a pact with the devil, Fox News’ Shepard Smith said, “700 miles east of Miami hundreds of thousands of desperate human beings need our help, our support, our money, and our love, and they don’t need that.”
Both US cable news and broadcast news networks are scrambling to cover the unexpected death of Michael Jackson. On cable both Fox News and MSNBC are bumping their regular programming to cover the story, while NBC, CBS, and ABC will each be airing prime time specials about the death of the pop legend.