Shep ran to the defense of CNN’s Jim Acosta after he was snubbed at a Press Conference by the President-Elect.
Shep’s heart bled for CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta after a contentious tête–à–tête during the President-Elect’s Wednesday afternoon press conference.
The back and forth between Trump and the CNN reporter came on a day when the nation awoke to find a fake news report by CNN that was augmented by a document dump by Internet site BuzzFeed. The story claimed that Donald Trump had made secret financial deals with Russia and also contained salacious stories about encounters with prostitutes. But the story had been hanging around at least since July and has been snubbed by every major news outlet in the country because nothing contained in the report is verifiable.
As a result of the release of the fake news, Trump decided he didn’t feel much like taking a question from CNN’s political reporter. Trump even pointedly called CNN “fake news” during the presser.
But Smith took offence that Trump refused to take a question from CNN’s Acosta and on his own show scolded the President-elect for “belittling or delegitimizing” CNN.
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From the video:
CNN’s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property. 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.
The ‘fake news’ dossier that CNN reported on hadn’t been touched in months by other news agencies because it wasn’t verifiable.
Hannity last night covered this. Check out the first 3 12 or so minutes:
CNN was happy to report on the ‘unconfirmed’ dossier.
That emboldened BuzzFeed to publish the dossier in its entirety just days before the Inauguration of the President-Elect.
Shepard Smith shouldn’t be defending the actions of CNN. They chose to run the story.
This is what happens now that the Media (D) has made everyone hyper-aware of ‘fake news’.
They get called on it if the publish or report ‘fake news’.
And really, they shouldn’t have done that to Donald Trump of all people.
They should know by now that he doesn’t put up with that kind of crap.
Perhaps Megyn Kelly should’ve taken her buddy Shep with her when she left FOX News.