Shep talk

WATCH: When Fox News is furious with Trump, you know times are strange

As the dust settles from what was without a doubt the strangest presidential press conference in recorded history on Thursday, many are still aghast that President Trump used the forum to take his attacks on the media to the next level. In particular, the president singled out CNN as being full of “anger and hatred” as well calling the network by his new catch phrase: “fake news.”

Out Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was having none of it:

It’s crazy what we’re watching every day. It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked, and the Russians were responsible for it, and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening, and we’re fools for asking the questions?

No, sir. We’re not fools for asking these questions. And we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone with her, what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do.

And that you call us “fake news” and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people is inconsequential. The people deserve that answer at very least.

Watch below:


Assuming Trump keeps up with his schedule of watching as much television as he possibly can, we’ve got to wonder whether comments like Shep’s (and so many others) will actually penetrate his reality bubble.

It’s not exactly comforting that Trump had this to say about his performance on Twitter:

Oh, well as long as Rush liked it…

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24 Comments

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Wow this is actually a gay relevant story. J/K/O/A/I?

    In other news he looks embalmed.

    • DCguy

      I love the narrative that you keep trying to push.

      As if talking about the most anti-lgbt administration in decades is somehow NOT talking about lgbt issues.

      Nice try.

    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      F?ck off hall monitor

    • DCguy

      Awwww, did the poor little victim get upset? You’ve been trying to monitor Queerty and attack them for printing stories, and got called on it. Deal with it.

    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      @DC guy

      False equivalence, my dear scold. Mine is helpful feedback — given that I have a necessary relationship with this site, and it’s editorial, that I regularly patronise and enjoy for its specifically LGBT-related political and non-political stories; you can pass over and ignore my comments that exercise and upset you so very, very much, the way I do yours — eminently well, I might add.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      I’m stoked that Queerty is taking a more political bent this season. We NEED to be aware of what’s happening politically. This “fake news” narrative is very harmful. Saps believe Trump’s attempt at censorship. I figured it would take 13 months of this roiling, chaotic, dysfunctional, untempered leadership before Trump finally snaps. February 2018(?) Living in the White House cannot be fun for him. Being disliked my so many around the world has to be miserable for him. Breitbart and all of their minions are sent out onto the net, touting “fake news” so much that the word has become part of our lexicon. Trump has signed on the same lawyer who vanquished Gawker to oblivion, so suing small sites is going to be his strategy. This attempt at censorship will not do anything for him. Our press is a free press and Americans will not give this up because of an incapable, unblessed tyrant. Queerty, thanks for being engaged in politics, especially now. Yes, he does look embalmed. Unhealthy both spiritually and physically. The White House is toxic.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Kudos to him. Looks like *may* have been misjudged by certain hysterics

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    ^* he he he he.

    Fücking need glasses or new fingers

  • mhoffman953

    This isn’t really strange. Shepard Smith is somewhat liberal on his show just like how Megyn Kelly was on her show. If Sean Hannity said these things, then we’d be living in the Twilight Zone. So none of this is a shock.

    Plus its normal for campaigns to be in-touch with foreign nationals when they are campaigning. So when the news says the Trump campaign was talking to Russian officials during the campaign, that’s not really news, its standard procedure. I’m sure they were in talks with Chinese, German, French, Israeli, and other officials as well. Now, if a presidential campaign colludes with a foreign entity to commit hacking on their opponent, then that would be an issue. But there isn’t a scandal just for talking to people.

  • DCguy

    Sheppard Smith has been the conscience over at FOX for quite a while. Remember during the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, FOX’s website was all set up with the headline “The WAR on Marriage!”

    And then Smith said on his show that the court was on the right side of history, and Fox had to scramble and remove and change the whole site after he did that.

    So this isn’t surprising.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Faux News is losing people right and left. Soon they’ll be relegated to Breitbart status.

  • Kieran

    Shepherd and South Carolina peach Miss Lindsay Graham would make a nice couple.

    • DCguy

      In other words, you cannot defend what Trump did so are trying to make a little Sarah Palineque quip.

      Here is a thought, why don’t you point out EXACTLY what was wrong or what offended you about what Smith said.

      If you can’t do that, you’re just another anti-lgbt self hating troll trying to deflect the topic off of how hate filled and eagar to harm LGBTs the GOP is.

      So lets hear it, detail the reasons Smith’s comments offended you. If you can’t……..then you just proved my point.

  • Giancarlo85

    Most right wing rats are scurrying off the sinking Trumptantic. They know what is coming and it won’t be pretty.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Love it! Nice image. The GOP will soon realize that they’re reputations are so harmed by this election season, it will take a generation to undo the damage. Meanwhile, we have to jump all over 2018 and 2020. Bernie or bust thinking won’t do right by us.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      their, not they’re. Not yet awake. Have to go to work. Have fun taking on the muck washing ashore of Queerty Isle.

  • Juanjo

    I see the usual trump trolls are all out in force today.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Paid parasites. Paid, obligate, pediculus humanus capitis. The E.R. lovingly refers to the critters living in scalps as, “friends.” Queerty’s got “friends.” If only there were a slightly toxic shampoo we could use to get rid of these ectoparasites. I wonder which one of these gems is the infamous, “Letterman.”– shudders.

  • Neonegro

    That’s one liberal guy on Fox. If only CNN would have one conservative host.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Create your own blog. Go on. Get busy. Create your own world, your own articles, your own vision.

    • Neonegro

      At least I have a vision.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      “I have a dream! I have a vision that the seats in the back of every bus will be reserved for Negroes!” – Neonegro

  • gaym50ish

    Someday, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity and all of the other commentators who have fawned over Trump will regret that they ever said a kind word about him. The Russiagate scandal will bring down the presidency in the same way Watergate destroyed Nixon. It may take a year or more of investigation and investigative reporting, as it did with Watergate, but it will happen.

    In the meantime, Trump will continue to pick fights with the media and he will be the loser.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Speaking of Rush he was on Chris Wallace’s Sunday morning talk show and made a complete ass of himself trying to defend Trump. Even he, Rush Limbaugh, was visibly pained and uncomfortable trying to defend Trump.

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