It is a clear sign about how Fox News has gone astray that longtime Shepard Smith Reporting host Shep Smith has not been fired yet. Week after week, Smith has been just as bad as CNN or any other liberal-biased news outlet when it comes to disparaging our President Donald Trump.
Smith was at it again recently when he, in sadly predictable fashion, took sides against President Trump in the debate over the NFL players who have decided follow in Colin Kaepernick’s footsteps and protest by kneeling during the National Anthem.
Commented Smith on his show about how President Trump said that NFL owners should take action against the players, “It’s very clear that for his base, this is the red meat of all red meat. Because they’re able to reframe this. They’re able to say, ‘Oh, they’re attacking the national anthem, they’re attacking the troops, they’re attacking the flag.’”
Shepard continued, defending the millionaire players, “None of which they’re doing. They’re not doing any of that. They’re upset about racial injustice in the country and they’re upset about the things that the president has said, and yet he’s able to turn it around for his base.” It’s dismaying that Smith had to take the liberals’ stance regarding the players protesting. Some conservatives did not fully agree with Trump, but they at least defended the flag and members of our U.S. military.
Commented Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska in a Twitter message directed at players before last Sunday’s games, for example, “You have the right to protest Trump tmrw. But aren’t there better ways than kneeling before the flag soldiers died to defend?” Reactions to Shep’s statements were not kind, with one internet commenter writing in response, “Are you really too stupid Shepherd Smith to see that kneeling during the National Anthem is their symbol of flipping off our flag & our country. All the money that you & NFL players are allowed to make is because of those two symbols, representing a country that allows it to happen. So go ahead & take up for people like that, & think about the countries that really have inequality.” Do you think Smith should be fired? Watch below:
Fox News' Shep Smith: Trump is turning around the NFL kneeling issue for his base, reframing it into something it's not. pic.twitter.com/ARhmDm95MC
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 26, 2017