Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Wants to Know ‘Why is it Lie After Lie After Lie?’

The saga of Donald Trump, Jr. continues to unfold with more damning evidence surfacing everyday. The meeting that he attended last June was originally said to be about Russian adoption. Then they expanded it to say it might have covered opposition research on Hillary Clinton. Then emails were released showing that the meeting was solicited wholly as a campaign dirt exchange and that the Russian government was involved. Most recently it turns out that an alleged Russian spy was in attendance as well.

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This web of deliberate deceit has left mouths agape on both sides of the political aisle. Staunch conservatives like Charles Krauthammer and Ralph Peters have blasted the Trump family’s brazen dishonesty and feeble cover ups. This outrage has even extended to Fox News anchors who are no longer capable of masking their astonished disbelief. An example of this occurred Friday in the following exchange between Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace (video below):

Wallace: “We’ve been told a variety of stories, and who knows if we’ve gotten to the end of the story?

Smith: “We’re still not clean on this, Chris. If there’s nothing there – and that’s what they tell us, they tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it. There’s a nothing burger. It wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down. Didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything so I didn’t even remember it. With a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower? If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? […] The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re are making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, ‘Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?'”

Wallace: “I don’t know what to say. You know, I think there’s a lot of truth to everything that you’ve said.”

Indeed. The look on Wallace’s face, and delayed reaction was telling in itself. That’s pretty much the only response Wallace could have made. The flimsy obfuscation and diversions by Trump and his media shills is painfully obvious. And yet, they continue to pile on the lies even after they are exposed. The complaints from hacks like Kellyanne Conway, Sean Hannity, etc., fail to do anything but shower them all in shame. Nevertheless, Fox News flunkies like Eric Bolling, Jesse Watters, and the Fox and Friends crew are still spinning furiously. But as the truth slowly leaks out they will be left in a pool of embarrassment and disgrace.

Credit must be given to Smith and Wallace who are demonstrating that they aren’t afraid to acknowledge reality on occasion. If this is done more frequently there may be some hope that brainwashed Fox News viewers will see the light. That’s a lot to hope for. But we have to start somewhere.

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3 thoughts on “Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Wants to Know ‘Why is it Lie After Lie After Lie?’

  1. Lies? Who knew? Just everybody except fake Fox News whose anchors had/have their heads in their asses. ‘Bout time at least a few are seeing what the real news persons have seen all along.

  2. It’s a start and I would have guessed these two would be the likely candidates facilitating that glimmer of hope. However, which other talking heads on fox are going to get on the band wagon? I’m just not seeing any others.

    And while I think that fox would be one of the most likely mediums that could effect a change in thinking by trump supporters, the republican congress critters aren’t going to halt their complicity in the normalization of the conspiracy to subvert our democracy until it is beneficial to their reelection efforts. That’s a sad state of affairs, unamerican and unpatriotic.

    While watching Joy Reid this morning, one of her guests reflected on the political policy positions traditionally associated with the left and right, i.e. dems more associated with looking after the poor, the working class, children, minority rights, the elderly, healthcare needs, etc, while the right has always been associated with fiscal policy, military/defense issues, law and order and foreign policy. With the cowardice shown by nearly the entire republican congress, they have abandoned what used to be a strong suit of their party simply because trump has an R at the end of his name. Party before country is okay with them. Reagan is rolling over in his grave at the idea that his Republican Party is okay with or in cahoots with a Russian nation getting closer to realizing their dreams of subverting democracy. Reagan referred to them as the evil empire and the republicans pushed to fund our military to unprecedented levels during the Cold War in direct response to the Russian threat. Now they are complicit in the Russian meddling by either ignoring trumps transgressions or saying there weren’t any transgressions at all, nothing to see here. Sad state of affairs, indeed.

    The responsible adult in me would like to see republicans put country before party, sooner than later; but the partisan lefty in me hopes they wait until the midterms (if at all) and get blistered at the polls. They deserve it.

  3. Fox, in general, will continue to support the Idiot-in-Chief no matter what he does. Trump is their Jim Jones and they are Jonestown. Hannity, Pirro, Fucked up Friends et al will continue to support this criminal in the WH, no matter what he does.

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