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View Diary: Shep Smith Blows up on Fox News over 9-11 Responder Bill - Kinda. DADT Repeal Passes Senate (64 comments)

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  •  Sadly, As Long as He Remains a Fox News (3+ / 0-)

    mouthpiece, his outrage remains faux, at least to the extent the diarist highlights.  He refuses to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

    In short, he's no witness to the truth.

    "ingratiation and access . . . are not corruption." -- Justice Kennedy (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010)

    by Limelite on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 12:28:49 PM PST

    •  You have to deal with the audience you have . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      not the audience that you might like to have.

      If Shep spoke the truth on this issue his audience wouldn't be able to handle it.

      What's most important is getting this bill passed.  If that means that a Fox News anchor avoids directly shaming the GOP on this issue and allowing his audience to save face momentarily, then so be it.

    •  Nah. He's doing what he can in world... (1+ / 0-)
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      filled with corruption and death threats. I get mad as hell at the media, but all you have to do is look at what happens in Mexico to journalists if they even threaten to speak the truth.

      Our journalists are either talking mouthpieces who are keeping their heads down or are completely aware of the who they are really dealing and is just trying to slip a few truths in here and there. I put Shep in the latter category. Also since Fox does have higher ratings, his rant probably reached a lot of people. Doesn't matter who is actually holding up the bill. Democrats are equally self serving as republicans. It just matters that the light is shined on the problem.

      •  Democrats are NOT as Self-Serving (0+ / 0-)

        as Republicans.  That is Ridiculous.

        •  Not democrats constituency..... (0+ / 0-)

          but certainly Democratic elected officials. True that there are some who has not yet lost their souls to the corporatacracy but they're few and far between. On a whole elected democrats follow the global elite agenda as much as the repubs. They're just playing good cop/bad cop with us.

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