Friday, September 29, 2006

FOX's Shepard Smith Skips His Kool-Aid

Watch Shepard Smith lay into Bill Kristol and the Administration on Iraq:



Remember this is a FOX anchor we're watching here! Smith is waaay off the company line here. Some highlights:
Smith: Can't you say, beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt that what's happening in Iraq is not working as we had hoped...That the terrorism is getting worse...that [pounding desk]"stay the course" isn't working, any more than maybe "cut and run" would work!?

Yikes. At FOX, that stuff'll get you a pink slip. Or the overnight. Smith and Kristol then discuss that more troops are needed...
Smith: "If they really want to win it! But I think they're just playing lip service to all of it!"

To be clear her, Smith is referring to Bush and the Administration. This is nothing short of amazing. There is going to be some sort of severed head greeting him in bed tomorrow morning. Kristol tries lamely to defend Bush...
Kristol: "Well, I hope not, that really wouldn't be the right thing to do."

Ya think? Kristol then explains that Bush is hamstrung until after the election. Smith will have none of it...
Smith: It’s horrifying that you just said we can’t do anything until after the election. We’ve got men and women over there who are dying everyday and you just said that the man that you support (Bush) can’t do anything even though you believe he knows it’s wrong.—What is worse than that Bill Kristol?

Kristol: I think it’s hard to ask Bush to do something in the middle of this election season…

Smith: That’s a disgusting and repulsive reality Bill, you have to admit that.

[...] If I were the mother or father of a soldier who dies between now and the election, I would be raising holy hell..."

This isn't earthshattering stuff here except for the fact that this is unfolding between a FOX anchor and one of the "All Stars." Kristol must feel a bit like Chris Wallace after Clinton pounded on him. The other side is reeling here, Dems, keep swinging.

Or jus sit back like usual and let the Republicans get their footing back....

UPDATE: Here, Brit Hume faces a three-on-one as he tries to defend Mark Foley of all people...

[cross-posted at Kakistocrats.com]

4 comments:

Sickofspin said...

Is this NOT evidence that Fox News is indeed fair and balanced?

Mr Furious said...

For 4:51 they were.

DED said...

Amazing. I've never heard of anyone on Fox News (Colmes doesn't count) ever be critical of W and company.

Mr Furious said...

Hey, sos, what is this evidence of?

(three times during O'Reilly's show yesterday, FOX graphics labeled Foley a Democrat)