Fox News exists as a counterweight to the so-called “mainstream” media.
How long Fox News is able to maintain its independence is anyone’s guess.
And the latest warning sign was this Fox News host saying the four words that could cost him his job.
Shepard Smith is an outspoken left-wing radical that has hosted a prominent Fox News daytime program for years.
Fake news media critics like CNN’s Brian Stelter and the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple praised Smith’s left-wing talking points as ‘telling truth’ to Fox News viewers.
Fox News tolerates Smith’s unhinged leftist’s rants out of the respect for diversity of thought.
But Smith is not an opinion host like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham.
Smith is supposedly a “straight news” anchor.
That’s what made his rant about the conditions at illegal alien detention facilities so appalling.
Smith veered from straight news into pure Donald Trump hatred like viewers would see on fake news CNN or MSNBC.
The Fox News host pushed the fake news media smear that Donald Trump is caging illegal alien children at the border and torturing them.
“I told you a legal delegation went in to take a look at the conditions there and reported back,” Smith ranted. “Our reporting is as follows. The resignations of the customs and border protection chief or the acting one comes on July 5. His resignation comes as Americans demand answers of migrant children held in custody. We reported on horrendous conditions in Clint, TX. A legal team visited and issued a stunning report on what they saw. They say about 300 children were there, some for weeks, even though U.S. rules say the kids must be transferred after three days.”
Smith continued describing the report from pro-open borders lawyers that claim the Trump administration is basically guilty of war crimes for how they treat illegal alien children.
“One lawyer said the children, many not yet in their tens, were taking care of infants and toddlers,” Smith fumed. “In other words, young migrant children less than ten years old taking care of infants and toddlers. Their clothes covered in snot — no access to toothbrushes or toothpaste or soap, basic necessities for any of us and all the more so for children. We reported accurately here yesterday that were these prisoners of war instead of innocent children, withholding of those items would be violations of the Geneva Convention. That’s what the president considers treating well the children of migrants that came across the border without documents.”
Smith concluded his rant with a four word lie – “those are the facts.”
“Children who are now separated from their families, 100 of whom were transferred elsewhere and today returned to that faculty which is incapable of providing toothbrushes and toothpaste and soap where children were sitting in their own filth,” Smith concluded. “Those are the facts at that facility.”
But in typical liberal fashion Smith is misleading his audience.
The Trump administration inherited these conditions from the Obama administration.
Smith never ranted or raved and called Obama a torturer and a war criminal.
And neither did anyone else in the media.
The scandal – and real story – is the Democrats caging children and depriving them of essential needs by refusing to make the policy changes to the nation’s faulty asylum laws that create the magnets for illegal aliens to smuggle children to the border in hopes of winning de facto amnesty being released into America without fear of deportation.
However, liberals like Smith won’t cover that story because their highest allegiance is not to the truth, but instead pushing the Democrat Party agenda.
Fox News viewers expect a higher standard from the network’s straight news hosts.
And many believe the network should take Smith off the air if he is willing to lie to his audience and mislead them.
Liberal Propaganda Exposed will continue to cover the fake news and lies from the media no matter where they come from.