Quote of the day, ludicrous distortion edition

posted at 11:00 pm on June 27, 2007 by Allahpundit

No, Shep, I’m afraid she didn’t say she wished he’d be killed in a terrorist assassination plot. Is even Fox not immune to this crap?


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Truth.

Facts.

Relevant?

HYTEAndy on June 27, 2007 at 11:06 PM

Apparently not to Shep!

(Why I responded to my own comment… I’ll never know.)

HYTEAndy on June 27, 2007 at 11:06 PM

Shep needs to stop getting stoned before he goes on the air.

infidel4life on June 27, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Jeebus.

Are the journos really this dumb? Is it really that hard to sit and watch the twenty seconds she made the comment?

Is it really that hard for them to see that she was ripping on Bill Maher and what he said about Dick Cheney? Do they have to prove her point to a “t” time and again without fail?

Are they really this dense? I mean, really? Are they doing it on purpose?

If so, we’re all in real trouble.

Good Lt on June 27, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Shep tends to show a fuzz too much emotion and color. He always comes off as acting a lot more important & indignant than nessecary.

Tool.

commonsensehoosier on June 27, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Shep is a moron. I stopped watching anything he’s involved in after Katrina with the exception of watching him crap his pants with Jennifer Griffin when they sent him to Israel.

TheBigOldDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Jesus, it must be late,

NECESSARY…..

commonsensehoosier on June 27, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Keep in mind it’s Shep’s show you’re linking to. The guy who, with Geraldo’s help, all but condemned an innocent man the night of the Virginia Tech shootings.

thedecider on June 27, 2007 at 11:13 PM

I once remeber Fox bragging that he was the most trusted newsman in America.

boomer on June 27, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Poor ole Shep must be angling for a slot in the MSNBC line-up.

Frank Nitti on June 27, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Proof positive that Shep needs to be kicked to the curb in favor of a true journalist that does their homework, tells the whole story, and is easy on the eyes…

Hmmmm, now who could we come up with to fill that description?

wecoyote6969 on June 27, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Smith is a liberal. How can any one don’t see that?

Indy Conservative on June 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Can’t wait for technology to enable face recognition in my TV’s Vchip.

Limerick on June 27, 2007 at 11:19 PM

Email this moron and demand a correction:

Studiob@foxnews.com

Here’s the transcript

here’s the relevant passage:

ANN COULTER (POLITICAL COMMENTATOR)

Though about the same time Bill Maher said – and by the way, I did not call John Edwards the F-word. I said I couldn’t talk about him because you go into rehab for using that word.

CHRIS CUOMO (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) You say you were you – you were joking.

ANN COULTER (POLITICAL COMMENTATOR)

About the – oh yeah. I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards. Now, that would be mean. But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack. So I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.

TheBigOldDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:19 PM

Looky, I know this is just infuriating, but I think the smart fellas at Fox just want to maximize their audience and thus their profits from advertisers.

I am too young to remember the glory days of news if they ever existed.

News channels are…. wait for it… entertainment!!

I say save your outrage for those who you have a direct influence over, you know, congressman and such.

VolMagic on June 27, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Well, if he can convince Olby to go by “Larry”, and Matthews to go by “Moe”, I’m thinking the three of them could make the Oceans XX remake franchise look like small potatoes…anybody know if he can block, then take, an eye poke?

They could own it. Really.

Wind Rider on June 27, 2007 at 11:25 PM

Are they really this dense? I mean, really? Are they doing it on purpose?

You really have to ask that question? Jesus man. It’s Shep. I’m surprised he didn’t call Geraldo in to shed some tears.

BacaDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:28 PM

I can’t watch Shep anymore because he’s so damn liberal, and is always injecting his prissy opinion when he’s supposed to be covering the news highlights of the day. If I wanted leftist commentary I could watch any of the enemedia networks, but that’s what I watch FOX to avoid.

ReubenJCogburn on June 27, 2007 at 11:30 PM

I spotted this four hours ago and e-mailed it to Hot Air’s tips immediately.

Just a note.

Damian G. on June 27, 2007 at 11:32 PM

VolMagic on June 27, 2007 at 11:23 PM

The media controls the politicians. He who controls the media controls the country.

TheBigOldDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:33 PM

I’m with you Big Old Dog. I lost all respect for him during Katrina. He spent WAY too much time whining for his part of the country and how they were treated. He’s a creep. I’ve caught him twisting other stories and slipping in some editorial comments into his Studio B show. Now I refuse to watch it. I watch Seinfeld reruns instead. I sent my comments to the FNC email address. I didn’t bother sending them to him. He doesn’t care. Hey, maybe he can replace Chris Matthews after he joins the Edwards campaign.

Terri on June 27, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Shep’s still trying to take Dan Blather’s place at CBS.
He still may get it….

Lie away! That’ll get you the job in a heartbeat!

SouthernPride on June 27, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Wasn’t Shep the name of Mitt’s dog?

KCtheKat on June 27, 2007 at 11:34 PM

RedEye is the only good show on Fox anymore.

TBinSTL on June 27, 2007 at 11:39 PM

Terri on June 27, 2007 at 11:33 PM

Good point about sending them to FNC address instead…

TheBigOldDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:40 PM


Jeebus.

Are the journos really this dumb? Is it really that hard to sit and watch the twenty seconds she made the comment?

Is it really that hard for them to see that she was ripping on Bill Maher and what he said about Dick Cheney? Do they have to prove her point to a “t” time and again without fail?

Are they really this dense? I mean, really? Are they doing it on purpose?

If so, we’re all in real trouble.

Good Lt on June 27, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Oh, they’re definitely doing it on purpose. And we’ve been in trouble for 45 years. It’s only going to get worse.

Griz on June 27, 2007 at 11:40 PM

Not only Shep. When watching BO the title line also said Ann wished that Silky was killed by terrorists ! Totally out of contect ! FOX (BO) has became a pain you know where. I try to watch it only when Michelle or Dennis Miller is on

SIJ6141 on June 27, 2007 at 11:41 PM

“FIRST…blah blah blah…
THEN…blah blah blah…
NOW, Ann Coulter is facing off with the wife of…”

Nice way to characterize that ambush, (poor ‘lil wifey being picked on by the mean conservative) EXCEPT that it was Ann’s interview and Ann was the one who got ambushed!
Sheesh, Shep catch a clue or two, wouldya?

Bob Mc on June 27, 2007 at 11:42 PM

Why would you expect Shep to get stories right all the time? Shep gets his news from AP and Reuters, not blogs.

Dusty on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Olby is on Letterman….wonder what they will talk about…..hhmmmmmm?

Limerick on June 27, 2007 at 11:46 PM

someone needs to give Shep a curb job smackdown

F15Mech on June 27, 2007 at 11:48 PM

I think they are just that dumb.

I was watching Fox News looking for amnesty news, and I heard some moron – the afternoon guy, before Smith – actually comment that Paris Hilton might go out and drive drunk on purpose, because NBC was paying her for her story, and that if she killed someone, NBC would have blood on their hands.

Nothing is too stupid for a 24 hour news network.

reaganaut on June 27, 2007 at 11:48 PM

Why would you expect Shep to get stories right all the time? Shep gets his news from AP and Reuters, not blogs.

Dusty on June 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM

That’s letting Shep (and Fox News) off way too easily. All you have to do is watch her original comments to understand the context of her remarks, you really don’t need a blog or the AP to explain it.
He’s doing a drive-by, just because he can; truth be damned.

billy on June 27, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Fox News has become tabloid infotainment. What happened to the Fair and Balanced journalism? Oh yah, fair and balanced means you have equal number of liberals and conservatives on your staff.

synycalwon on June 27, 2007 at 11:52 PM

All that eyeliner seeping into the blood stream messes with a man. First thing to go is the judgment quickly followed by a tremendous drop in Main Stream Media perception.

Shep to CNN for Lou Dobbs? Fox might have to throw in some cash and Gerardo’s mustache..Fox keeps the bell though.

186k on June 27, 2007 at 11:53 PM

Smith is a liberal. How can anyone not see that?

Indy Conservative on June 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Bingo. He’s a Dem libtard.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 12:08 AM

Too Bad. Fox has become just another liberal media outlet.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 12:13 AM

Me think Shep like salvia

Drtuddle on June 28, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Fair and Unbalanced – can’t even check his stories for accuracy.

Eventually Shep will be reduced to sitting on Olby’s knee as an ventriloquist act.

Else he’s trying to revive The Three Stooges as…. as Shep

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 12:29 AM

At least he wasn’t yelling at the camera like when he was in New Orleans.

Still, Fox needs more than just Colmes to be fair and balanced.

JayHaw Phrenzie on June 28, 2007 at 12:31 AM

Fox employs Shep, Geraldo, and Colmes to show it is secure enough to employ token liberal tools. Shep really does define smarmy.

Sugar Land on June 28, 2007 at 12:32 AM

Shep has always come off as creepy, almost a natural creepiness about him, don’t get the appeal there,
his voice reminds me to catch my local news.

First she drags her husband out of the closet by the hair…
then she disagrees with her husbands policies…
and now Ann Coulter is threatening to not give the Edwards website anymore fundraising material…
where will this lead… (music fade)

FOX should use Laurie Dhue in that time-slot, if your going to BS the news, at least have the common courtesy to distract us with an absolute news goddess(callmeLaurie).

christophercube on June 28, 2007 at 12:33 AM

Is even Fox not immune to this crap?

Just take a look at the roving headlines on the bottom; nothing but what AP feeds them. Same when they put out reports on the radio. Besides, Shep is Geraldo-lite. I still remember how ridiculous he was during Katrina.

Steve Tsouloufis on June 28, 2007 at 12:36 AM

Doesn’t the fact that he sends his wife out to fight his battles prove that he is a….?

Tim Burton on June 28, 2007 at 12:40 AM

I bet Shep has follicle envy every time he sees a picture of the Silky Pony.

Mallard T. Drake on June 28, 2007 at 12:43 AM

yeah, but it’s okay ro run people over with his car when they are in his way.

Glynn on June 28, 2007 at 12:44 AM

Too Bad. Fox has become just another liberal media outlet.

You guys are hillarious, seriously. You’ve got a news channel run by a former Republican political consultant, stacked with a guest list overwhelmingly Republican by margins of more than 2-to-1, proven journalistic frauds like Carl Cameron running hit pieces on Democrats on a weekly basis (even fabricating quotes), and a non-stop parade of Republican hosts.

And this irks you? Let’s see, how many conservatives have shows on Fox?

Bill O’Reilly
Brit Hume
John Gibson
Neil (Do Democrats Eat Babies?) Cavuto
Greg Gutfeld
Paul Gigot (WSJ Editorial)
Sean Hannity
Former GOP Congressman John Kasich
Sean Hannity (Show of his own, + half a show)

And all of the Democrats with political shows of their own?

Let’s see…

NONE. Greta Van Sustren runs a crime show at 10 o’clock, and never gives her political opinion. Shep Smith simply does the hard news. And Alan Colmes is half a show, at best, a show which has a guest list that is lopsided Republican by margins of higher than 70%.

Newt Gingrich even runs documentary specials for Fox News once in a while, on subjects like the Separation between Church and State. Let’s be honest. If Nancy Pelosi resigned and started doing specials for CNN, Allah would blow a lid and pass face-first down on his keyboard while trying to post the first clip on Hot Air.

Hell, they’ve even got Oliver North doing his own version of the history channel on Sundays.

All of that, but Shepherd Smith, once every six months, presenting a news item in a way you object = OH GOD THE LIBERALS HAVE TAKEN OVER FOX.

Christ, get a grip.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvRNqeQB0GupMrGrL2pZ5jrsy6IX?qid=20070627205654AAGDwjy&show=7#profile-info-8Ye6LqOFaa

this is a question from Yahoo answers that you might be able to answer

American8298 on June 28, 2007 at 12:59 AM

Fact checking, the lost art.

Brains, the lost object.

profitsbeard on June 28, 2007 at 1:05 AM

I saw an ad for tomorrows Good Morning America on ABC. They’re doing a story and interview with Mrs. Edwards. In the promo, just like most every other media outlet, they only play the last few seconds of the clip of Ann Coulter and miss the point. They then go on to say that Edwards is “fighting back”. This whole campaign against Ann has to be a premeditated hit on her, maybe the Media Matters group/Soros. I’m not into conspiracy theories, but the coverage is just crazy.

Tuari on June 28, 2007 at 1:09 AM

And all of the Democrats with political shows of their own?
Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

Maybe, just maybe, it is because when the Dems come on the viewers disappear. Nah….couldn’t be that.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 1:16 AM

I almost spit out my Diet Coke when I heard him say this today. Then I started to remember some of the other looney things he has said over the years – - remember his Katrina coverage?
DKK

LifeTrek on June 28, 2007 at 1:28 AM

I’m with Fragility. These guys should go back and watch the MSMs or worse, CNN. They never, ever show any side but liberal and democ-rat. Thank God for Fox. Shep makes mistakes and sucked a lot in Nu Awlins, after that toilet got flushed, but FNC is the best alternative to the rest of the horses**t stations. He is a pretty boy, full of himself, a ‘country boy’ doin good, but I figure Fox got him to draw in the women. The wife actually likes him a whole lot more than me. Overall, by far, FNC does a great job. (although every day I’d like to punch Colmes in the mouth)

countywolf on June 28, 2007 at 1:29 AM

Maybe, just maybe, it is because when the Dems come on the viewers disappear. Nah….couldn’t be that.

I’m curious as to how you tested this theory, given that Fox has never awarded a political show to a Democrat or a liberal. Even a mindless tool like Alan Colmes manages an even 1 million listeners on Fox News Radio. So let’s be honest, Fox is biased, you can try to make jokes, but at the end of the day, you know it.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:35 AM

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:35 AM

Great: a newbie and a Troll, complete with Leftie talking points.

and a Class A Wanker………..

Janos Hunyadi on June 28, 2007 at 1:45 AM

I stopped watching Shep after Katrina, that was the last straw for me. He goes into his wittle hissy fits, and I expect him to start singing showtunes any second.

calgrammy on June 28, 2007 at 1:46 AM

Anyone that thinks O’Reilly is a conservative probably thinks that Dennis Kucinich is a moderate.

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2007 at 2:25 AM

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

Fragile Mind, you show you slip a little in trying to stack the deck at Fox. I guarantee you that they have more Democrats in their daily lineup than any other network on television has Republicans.

You, the nitwit left, have never seen “fair and balanced” before, so it sounds like a joke to you. But when you’ve been weened on 90% Democrat/Leftist newsies your whole life, anything that approaches real diversity feels like chaos.

Weenie.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 2:33 AM

Shep is a moron. I stopped watching anything he’s involved in after Katrina with the exception of watching him crap his pants with Jennifer Griffin when they sent him to Israel.

TheBigOldDog on June 27, 2007 at 11:10 PM

Sorry I missed that…

Bill O’Reilly

Paul Gigot (WSJ Editorial)

Former GOP Congressman John Kasich

Shep Smith simply does the hard news.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

are you eff-ing kidding me? Bill’O a conservative? He’s an opportunist expert at the yellowest journalism; the best that can be said of him is that he’s a-political
Paul Gigot? His right-ness from center can be might be measured in nano-radians
John Kasich, too, is a right-leaning moderate
Shep wishes he were Bill’O, or maybe Chrissy Matthews, as has been mentioned here before. I don’t know if he’s a leftist; but he’s a pansy, and he shouldn’t be reading a teleprompter on a serious news program. FNC should punt and move Brit Hume to 6pm.

As far as a good looking news reader to replace Shep (ASAP, Fox, please), how about Julie Banderas? or bring back Dari Alexander…

urbancenturion on June 28, 2007 at 2:34 AM

I’m with Fragility.

countywolf on June 28, 2007 at 1:29 AM

No…you’re not.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 2:37 AM

Fragile Mind, you missed a few more. Cavuto says he is a registered Democrat, and Juan Williams and Mara Liason (sp?) are both DNC mouthpieces.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 2:40 AM

Well, it is OBVIOUS that Cavuto is an evil right winger… (at least to a lefty troll)… After all, Cavuto likes big business, and a big business that makes a good profit makes Cavuto really excited.

Ergo: he is a conservative.

Well, I understand how the fragile one could be confused. It has been at least a decade since the Democrats allowed anyone who thought that capitalism had any good points to have a voice in the party.

LegendHasIt on June 28, 2007 at 2:49 AM

I’ve made this warning before when Michelle started appearing on Fox regularly. Fox is, believe it or not, part of the MSM. This conservative angle is a profit tactic not an organizational philosophy. You need not look further than their Paris Hilton story coverage for a reference to their integrity.

Egfrow on June 28, 2007 at 3:04 AM

Bill’O a conservative? He’s an opportunist expert at the yellowest journalism; the best that can be said of him is that he’s a-political

I’ve been watching Bill O for 6 years now and though I have my disagreements with him, and it bothers me that he tries so hard to be “independent,” for the most part is he is conservative-leaning and most of his audience is the same. And he means well, but his misses are usually out his own ignorance on the issue or just misguidedness.

I’m a full blown conservative but his show, besides Special Report w/Brit Hume (which I’ve fallen away from a little because the panelists are too “Beltway” and out of touch with conservatives, as underscored by their opinions on the immigration debate) is the only must-see TV news show for me. He essentially is to cable news what Rush Limbaugh is to talk radio, IMO.

Patriot33 on June 28, 2007 at 3:28 AM

Last night on ABC, they were promoting an interview with Elizabeth Edwards on GMA, in reaction to the dust up on Hardball. The disgusting thing is that they used the same edited portion of the interview that the edwards campaign used on youtube, when they know the whole context. If that does not prove bias i don’t know what does.

Complete7 on June 28, 2007 at 4:53 AM

Shep’s finest moment, as chronicled by Jeff Goldstein.

Remember, they’re not just biased, they’re also lazy, stupid and ignorant and Foxnews has to recruit from the same “talent” pool as the rest.

As a right-wing death beast, it’s de rigeur to watch FoxNews, but I only watch Brit Hume, Cavuto occasionally and the first few minutes of O’Reilly, I usually like his rants.
Shep used to be pretty good, but during and since Katrina, he’s become a tabloid caricature of a journalist.

Veeshir on June 28, 2007 at 6:23 AM

What do we expect? There isn’t some idiot celebrity doing something requiring 24/7 so old Shep is lost with serious news coverage…

sabbott on June 28, 2007 at 6:26 AM

“Dude, I totally thought weed was legalized in New Mexico.”
– Charles Barnes, 24, to police at a Border Patrol checkpoint, when 67 marijuana plants were found in his trunk

…for some reason this story made me think of Shep.

Alden Pyle on June 28, 2007 at 7:33 AM

Shep is such an emotional empty suit. I used to enjoy him until he went all weepy and righteous during Katrina. Now, fortunately, I can watch Glenn Beck during that hour.

Spurlee on June 28, 2007 at 7:34 AM

You know, as good and as cool of a guy as he is, sometimes I think Shep needs to ease back a little bit on the caffeine

pilamaye on June 28, 2007 at 7:54 AM

Don’t act so shocked folks. Faux News is just as bad as CNN and MSNBC and in some ways WORSE. They are all dead to me.

Pilgrim on June 28, 2007 at 8:03 AM

Time after time I’m finding, that the inability of a Liberal/Democrat to grasp a concept, is beyond my ability to explain it.

I’d rather try explaining particle physics to a chimpanzee.

franksalterego on June 28, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Shep is probably the most talented news reader in the world but man is he a Lib or what?

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

What’s your point Fragility ? If I were to list all the liberals at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS and on and on, I would run Allah’s server out of drive space. Yes… I’m upset when Shep Smith misrepresents the facts on what Coulter did and said… so you get a grip… OK.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Shep still has a show? I turned him off long ago..

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Christ, get a grip.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

Please, please take your own stinkin’ advice.

You’re on a conservative blog. You came here of your own free will.

If Nancy Pelosi resigned and started doing specials for CNN, Allah would blow a lid and pass face-first down on his keyboard while trying to post the first clip on Hot Air.

How about George Stephanopolis having his own show on ABC? How about the fact that 80% of reporters out there donated to Democrats and a large portion even worked on their campains?

I won’t even bother making a list, because it would just be too long.

And as someone else has stated, Bill O’Reily is no conservative. He may lean Right, but that doesn’t make someone a conservative. Educate yourself on those you disagree with, otherwise you look like a fool.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 10:22 AM

I’m curious as to how you tested this theory, given that Fox has never awarded a political show to a Democrat or a liberal. Even a mindless tool like Alan Colmes manages an even 1 million listeners on Fox News Radio. So let’s be honest, Fox is biased, you can try to make jokes, but at the end of the day, you know it.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:35 AM

How do we know that? Just compare the other stations to Fox News.

Use your own idiotic logic. If Fox is as biased as you say, and it’s still getting the best ratings out of all the other cable news stations, then obviously the viewers are more interested in watching Republicans than they are watching a bunch of Democrats.

Just look at Keith Olberman’s pathetic ratings.

You don’t need to test something that’s been standard on every other station for years now.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Sorry man but Fragility does have a valid point. And if you think I am a liberal then you forgot to take you med’s. Yes Shep does lean liberal, but so frigging what. And yes I like Shep, I’m not going to pretend that he isn’t liberal, I don’t have a denial problem. Part of being fair and balanced is showing both sides of any issue. Ann is a big girl, and yes I LOVE Ann.

I dont have a problem with Shep’s coverage of this, not because I think Ann needs to be slammed, she doesnt. But Shep’s coverage even done poorly like this gets people talking about what happened. We need conservatives to get angry over what Poor little Ms. Pony did to Ann. Like it or not that is exactly the affect that Shep’s distasteful coverage of this incident is doing. Remember the majority of FoxNews viewers are conservative.

So I say good for Shep, thats right good for Shep, because if all we had was people supporting Ann than nobody would get mad and Poor little Ms. Pony would get a pass on this bullsh%t…

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 10:36 AM

So I say good for Shep, thats right good for Shep, because if all we had was people supporting Ann than nobody would get mad and Poor little Ms. Pony would get a pass on this bullsh%t…

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 10:36 AM

You honestly believe conservatives are cool with Ann wishing Edwards had been killed by terrorists?

Were you smoking something when she made her last comment??? Conservatives were the most angry about that comment.

There are plenty of conservatives who think Coulter gives us a bad name and who equate her to Michael Moore. Giving them another reason to dislike her is not going to get ANYONE mad at Mrs. Edwards.

Either you know the story already and understand that she didn’t wish death on Edwards and thus find the Mrs. to be in bad taste, especially considering all the money they’ve made off of Ann, or you don’t know the story and think Ann has “done it again.”

Shep did no favor to any conservatives. If you think otherwise, you’ve got some drugs that I’d envy.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM

And this irks you? Let’s see, how many conservatives have shows on Fox?

Bill O’Reilly
Brit Hume
John Gibson
Neil (Do Democrats Eat Babies?) Cavuto
Greg Gutfeld
Paul Gigot (WSJ Editorial)
Sean Hannity
Former GOP Congressman John Kasich
Sean Hannity (Show of his own, + half a show)

And all of the Democrats with political shows of their own?
Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 AM

You post a list of conservatives (your words) who have shows on Fox. I hope you realize a conservative can be of any political party.

Then you list democrats (your words). Political affiliation does not constitute any static philosophy.

Example: Olympia Snowe – Liberal Republican
Zell Miller – Conservative Democrat

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Shep is probably the most talented news reader in the world but man is he a Lib or what?

Give that man a cigar…Yes Shep is a liberal, but contrary to what some here are suggesting it really isn’t a bad thing. For the most part Shep keeps his own political views out of his program. Once in a while his lib/tardness slips through, big deal. Unlike some here who are so rabidly anti-liberal I believe that to be fair and balanced you have to show a liberal view now and then.

Better that that liberal point of view come from someone who actually makes the effort to control their tendency to slant everything towards that liberal position than someone who pretends that they are middle of the road while slanting every single thing that comes out of their mouth to their liberal ideology.

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 10:44 AM

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 10:42 AM

You honestly believe conservatives are cool with Ann wishing Edwards had been killed by terrorists?

Nope, I dont think that at all, but I also know that the vast majority of conservatives think for themselves and check facts before jumping to a concussion.

Were you smoking something when she made her last comment??? Conservatives were the most angry about that comment.

Nope, and unlike most conservatives her last so called blooper didnt bother me either.

There are plenty of conservatives who think Coulter gives us a bad name and who equate her to Michael Moore. Giving them another reason to dislike her is not going to get ANYONE mad at Mrs. Edwards.

There are plenty of conservative that have been brainwashed by political correctness, its a damn shame but sadly its true.

Either you know the story already and understand that she didn’t wish death on Edwards and thus find the Mrs. to be in bad taste, especially considering all the money they’ve made off of Ann, or you don’t know the story and think Ann has “done it again.”

Yes I already knew, but try keeping in mind that Silk Pony is one of the most successful ambulance chasers in American history, the man could make millions by exploiting a dog pissing on his leg.

Shep did no favor to any conservatives. If you think otherwise, you’ve got some drugs that I’d envy.

I disagree, conservatives need to quote Howard Beale from the movie “Network”..”You’ve got to say, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!

If Shep helps provoke that then yes he is doing us a damn big favor…

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 10:55 AM

First you say this:

Nope, I dont think that at all, but I also know that the vast majority of conservatives think for themselves and check facts before jumping to a concussion.

Then this:

There are plenty of conservative that have been brainwashed by political correctness, its a damn shame but sadly its true.

So they can think for themselves, but they’ve also been brainwashed? Excuse me? How do you explain both simultaneously?

If Shep helps provoke that then yes he is doing us a damn big favor…

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 10:55 AM

As I pointed out, Shep did nothing that would provoke anyone except for those who don’t like Coulter or those who are undecided and only now dislike her.

Again, either you already know the story, in which case Shep did nothing, or you didn’t know it and don’t plan on looking into it, in which case Shep hurt Coulter, not Edwards.

I don’t know anyone in their right mind who would be upset at Edwards for talking back to a woman who wished her husband had been killed. Had Mrs. Cheney done it to Bill Maher, I’d be very intrigued.

Obviously Cheney isn’t running for anything and has no reason to raise money off of that comment, but that’s beside the point of Shep’s recap.

Seriously, if you’re going to find out more about the story, which is what you claim conservatives will do, then you don’t need Shep to mention it to you in the first place.

Nope, and unlike most conservatives her last so called blooper didnt bother me either.

I figured as much, but, as you yourself admit, that “blooper” did anger most conservatives. So those same conservatives who were angry about her last joke will likely not bother trying to give Ann the benefit of doubt. Why should they? She’d just a pundit. It makes no difference to them if she’s been given an honest treatment or not, so they may as well assume that she has.

Yes I already knew, but try keeping in mind that Silk Pony is one of the most successful ambulance chasers in American history, the man could make millions by exploiting a dog pissing on his leg.

What does that have to do with anything? Is Shep on the man’s payroll?

Edwards may be able to spin this all he wants, and he has. He’s made more money off of Coulter than off of dead unborn babies. But he’s not the one presenting this story. Shep is.

And as a reporter, most people expect Shep to report the truth, not be the spin machine for Johnny.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 11:18 AM

No, Shep, I’m afraid she didn’t say she wished he’d be killed in a terrorist assassination plot. Is even Fox not immune to this crap?

Are you kidding? Shep has been this way for a while. We’re talking about Shep “the science is in on global warming” Smith. We’re talking about Shep “that anti-Harold Ford Jr. playboy ad was racist” Smith. We’re talking about Shep ‘crying and throwing a tantrum in NOLA’ Smith. This guy is as big a POS as Geraldo. I’ve been saying they both need to go for some time now. (Oh yeah, I believe Shep was also in on the hyping (as I know Geraldo was) the “chinese guy with guns on Facebook” crap, well after it had been proven it was a different guy). There’s plenty more, but you get the picture. A lot of the time you can watch him now and even hear little tells about his opinion, based on what he puts emphasis on. It’s one thing on Studio B, but it’s too much when he pulls this crap on the (hard news) Fox Report.

RightWinged on June 28, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Janos I was thinking the same thing. I guess they fax talking points out to the libs everyday. I will give them credit they are always on the same page. As far as Shep goes, I quit watching him a while ago. He has his panties in a pinch because the Yankees are buried behind the Sox!!!

chief on June 28, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Educate yourself on those you disagree with, otherwise you look like a fool.

I am, I actually listed a litany of his positions, which you ignored. Take your own advice and think before you open your mouth. He’s a conservative, period.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:12 PM

Fox News is down the tubes. Seriously.
First to get the boot should be Greta, for obvious reasons. No dead horse is safe from her. Next Bill O. He’s been saying the war in Iraq is lost for a while now. Then Anbar turned against AQ. Ooops Bill. But since he is the all-knowing pundit, he now avoids the war and the troops like the plague… Can’t admit that he is wrong and Iraq may turn around. John Gibson is just a variety show. The only part of his program worth watching is the “My Word” segment at the end. Shep goes with John Gibson for the same reasons.

Brit Hume stays and host four hours of nightly news.

Swinehound on June 28, 2007 at 1:17 PM

You post a list of conservatives (your words) who have shows on Fox. I hope you realize a conservative can be of any political party.

Then you list democrats (your words). Political affiliation does not constitute any static philosophy.

Example: Olympia Snowe – Liberal Republican
Zell Miller – Conservative Democrat

This reply is meaningless. First off, you failed to point out a single “Conservative Democrat” who has a show on Fox, which you seemed to hint there might be. Secondly, you seem to suggest that some of the conservatives on my list are Democrats.

Care to point one out? Hannity? Gigot? Kasich? Hume? Gibson? O’Reilly?

Give me a break.

What’s your point Fragility ?

My point is that it’s incredibly amusing when a channel that runs such blatant Republican propaganda manages to get grief from conservative bloggers. How does Allah have the right to complain at all? Fox News hires his boss to do “fair and balanced” analysis of the blogosphere during its election coverage, by herself. She gets to substitute for Bill O’Reilly almost every friday night. She’s brought on regularly to talk about her books and politics. No Democrat has such a privilege on Fox News.

And he’s complaining because Shepherd Smith, in a fifteen second clip, pointed out something Coulter said the other day in a manner which he didn’t agree? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:17 PM

Shepard Smith owes Ann Coulter a public apology. Why Fox News keeps this guy is beyond me. He is loud and rude and doesn’t appear to concern himself with facts. Michelle Malkin should be offered his 7PM EST slot. He is the worst.

sinsing on June 28, 2007 at 2:39 PM

What seems to be lost in this whole kerfluffle, is that this story isn’t–and never was–about Ann Coulter.

It’s about Silky Pony and his campaign distorting Coulter’s words to paint themselves as, “victims,” to generate funds for a tanking presidential campaign.

Coulter didn’t insult him. They pretended she did. Then they accused her of, “hate,” which is indeed ironic in the face of the Amanda controversy.

The bottom line on Ann Coulter is that the liberals hate anyone on the right who tells the truth. They distort what conservatives say for their own ends. No matter what Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity…and others…say, they will be called liars, and they will be called, “hatemongers.”

The truth doesn’t matter to these people.

JannyMae on June 28, 2007 at 3:48 PM

And he’s complaining because Shepherd Smith, in a fifteen second clip, pointed out something Coulter said the other day in a manner which he didn’t agree? Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Fragility

Nice spin there. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. The issue is not that Smith, “disagreed with Ann Coulter’s comment, or the manner in which she made it.” The issue is that he totally mischaracterized it, making a false accusation against Coulter. He should correct himself and apologize.

JannyMae on June 28, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Patriot33 on June 28, 2007 at 3:28 AM

I mostly agree with you, but Rush is an ideologue. Brit is a journalist. They are both the best at what they do, but they do very different things.

urbancenturion on June 28, 2007 at 4:04 PM

What the hell? What channel am I gonna watch now?

PowWow on June 28, 2007 at 4:28 PM

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 1:17 PM
“She gets to substitute for Bill O’Reilly almost every Friday night.”

Actually MM substituting is a recent change with BO. It used to be the RHINO John Kasich every Friday night.

I am a conservative and find that FoxNews tilts slightly to the left of center. I do not consider them conservative at all.

More importantly they have gone tabloid in the last 6 months. Instead of covering hard news, they have sold out to covering the latest gossip, Paris Hilton, TMZ, Pap.

There used to be GOP TV on Satellite that was a great channel until they went under. They were conservative but FoxNews is not conservative.

I think you are so used to the Leftist Mainstream Media, that you cannot see that FoxNews is not all that conservative.

No worries Fragility, you still have PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC pumping out the DNC talking points 24/7.

ScottyDog on June 28, 2007 at 5:50 PM

My point is that it’s incredibly amusing when a channel that runs such blatant Republican propaganda facts …

Fixed that for you, Fragility.

Conservatives wouldn’t EVER object to the personal stance of a journalist, if they would simply report the story instead of telling you how to think about the story. There isn’t a reporter on any of the Alphabet channels that fails to include biased commentary on any story they do.

It’s easy to underatand that from your viewpoint over there in moonbatville, anything less socialist looks like it’s hard right. Bill O’Reilly is a moral relativist, and tries to tune his stories to he can point the finger of extremism at those to the left AND right of him. If you claim he doesn’t, you’ve NEVER watched or listened to him. Two things you find in the middle of the road; yellow stripes, and dead skunks. That’s O’Reilly. That said, he takes a traditional position on many social issues, for which you label him a conservative.

The topic of this post, and many of the comments, is Shep Smith LYING about what Ann Coulter said and why she said it. Smith has the full quote available, his producers know what she really said, so there has to be a reason why he fraudulently presented the story. If conservatives want to be lied to, we already have at least 6 major ‘news’ outlets to turn to. We just want one that tells the truth most of the time. Fox is the closest thing on the airwaves, thanks to:

Bill O’Reilly
Brit Hume
John Gibson
Neil Cavuto
Greg Gutfeld
Paul Gigot
Sean Hannity
John Kasich
Sean Hannity

And Michelle, and Ollie, and Newt, etc.

Freelancer on June 28, 2007 at 7:15 PM

I am a conservative and find that FoxNews tilts slightly to the left of center.

ROFL. One of the best quotes ever from a Hot Air poster. It works on multiple levels. Demonstrating the inability of the average conservative to actually use facts to back up their points, the mere hillarity of it, and the fact that the poster seems to think his word is as absolute as that of a judge’s.

Nice job of not presenting any evidence to back up your claim that Fox News is “left of center”.

That said, he takes a traditional position on many social issues, for which you label him a conservative.

Nice try substituting the word “traditional” for the more accurate term: conservative. He’s a social conservative, a conservative on foreign policy and a conservative on fiscal issues.

And by the way, your “moral relativist” Bill O’Reilly dedicated his book Culture Warrior to fighting “far-left moral relativism”. So congratulations making an ass out of yourself.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 8:30 PM

Nice job of not presenting any evidence to back up your claim that Fox News is “left of center”.

You mean the way you presented evidence to back up the following claim?

My point is that it’s incredibly amusing when a channel that runs such blatant Republican propaganda manages to get grief from conservative bloggers.

Republican = Conservative? Not in my universe. That’s of course, aside from the fact that you presented no evidence of that, “blatant R propaganda.”

This is also amusing:

And by the way, your “moral relativist” Bill O’Reilly dedicated his book Culture Warrior to fighting “far-left moral relativism”. So congratulations making an ass out of yourself.

So that makes O’Reilly a conservative? Or a moderate?

Talk about making a fool of oneself.

JannyMae on June 28, 2007 at 10:00 PM

Shep is a bit of a lightweight…

D2Boston on June 29, 2007 at 12:11 AM

I am a conservative and find that FoxNews tilts slightly to the left of center.

ROFL. One of the best quotes ever from a Hot Air poster. It works on multiple levels. Demonstrating the inability of the average conservative to actually use facts to back up their points, the mere hillarity of it, and the fact that the poster seems to think his word is as absolute as that of a judge’s.

Nice job of not presenting any evidence to back up your claim that Fox News is “left of center”.

Fragility on June 28, 2007 at 8:30 PM

I was giving my opinion not trying to start a fight with you about FoxNews, something you seem to thrive on since your very first post on HotAir when MM reopened registration.

ScottyDog on June 29, 2007 at 11:07 AM