Fox News isn’t known for criticizing Donald Trump. In fact, the so-called conservative network has become a personal mouthpiece for the billionaire demagogue turned president-elect. However, even those at Fox appear to have had it with Trump’s crazy rhetoric and antics.
Fox News host Shepard Smith criticized Trump for shouting at a CNN reporter and refusing to allow him to ask a question. Shepard said:
“President-elect Trump today told CNN’s Jim Acosta the his organization amounts to fake news. 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 followed journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling and delegitimizing by the president-elect of the United States.”
Fox News' Shephard Smith comes to CNN's defense. pic.twitter.com/yIF9e7CNYX
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) January 11, 2017
Trump was furious at CNN for a report that confirmed a meeting between intelligence officials and President Obama and Trump where it was cited that Russians had some type of dirt on the president-elect. Other sources say that there may be a sex tape. Trump called the report “fake news.”
Whatever the case, it’s highly unusual for a Fox host to criticize Trump. Trump has an enormous following of viewers on the network and they are enraged. Good for Shepard to call it like it is: insanity.