When interviewing a White Hous correspondent from Reuters, Fox News host Shepard Smith accused his own network of a conspiracy to put a group of voices on television to specifically counsel President Trump to avoid an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller among other conspiracies, reports News Busters.
First of all, it’s amusing that this declaration of conspiracy is coming from one of Fox News’ own but then it is even more hilarious considering that Smith boasted to Time magazine a few weeks ago, “I think we have to make the wall between news and opinion as high and as thick and as impenetrable as possible. And I try to do that.”
Smith makes declarations like that and then goes on to his show and makes a mockery of his own pledge by spewing opinions and conspiracy theories.
“There appears to be a concerted effort to put – tell me if you disagree, because this is just an observation — to put a bunch of people on television, having seen those questions, and to say into the television — like this channel — ‘don’t do it Mr. President, don’t do it, don’t go up there, don’t do it, we know you want to, don’t do it, can’t do it.'” Smith said to Jeff Mason, Reuters White House Correspondent.
Like a CNN or MSNBC show, Smith and Mason imagined the worst for Trump. Just before that “concerted effort” exchange, Mason insisted “One of the things I heard you talking about earlier was whether or not the president would consider using the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions.
You know, imagine the political blowback to that, if that was the decision that he made. I can just hear blowback from Democrats and I can also hear what the president would have said if Hillary Clinton had done the same thing when she was interviewed by the FBI in 2016.”
This kind of segment might suggest Smith isn’t relaying facts on a Fox News Channel. Like the other cable “news” operations, he’s sitting in a political playground he could call the Fox Imagination Channel.