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Blah, Blah, Blah, Whine, Whine, Complain, Bitch…

HotAir is aptly named!

Seems us Conservatives complain alot but do not follow thru, FAR LEFT hacks / activists beat the snot out of us in boycots, letter writing, e-mailing, getting thier views heard. Conservatives WORK FOR A LIVING, have families, RESPONSIBILITIES!

But we better learn how to fight! Don’t talk about sending e-mails… SEND THEM, get friends to SEND also! Write, call, boycot or as Obama says “GET IN THIER FACE”!

We are whimps when it comes to this, we MUST get radical like the DEMS if we want to make progress in the Conservative movement…

Do something, otherwise, STFU!

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 7:35 AM

Are my posts getting moderated?

I have not used profanity?

I have two good ones gone to the nether-region…

DOH!

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 7:37 AM

Too many people at Fox have driven me away. Hannity needs to join forces with Levin, Rush, Malkin and Ingraham to form a conservative network. We have no place else to go.

ErinF on November 12, 2008 at 7:37 AM

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Right Now!!!!!!! Shep is one of them.

Red Bennet on November 12, 2008 at 7:40 AM

Shep Smith has been full of it since at least the Katrina story.

The media did drive this, by what they covered, what they covered up (about BarryO) and when it comes to Palin, by what they made up.

Siddhartha Vicious on November 12, 2008 at 7:41 AM

Smith is a NEWS READER – and he sucks at that.

marklmail on November 12, 2008 at 7:42 AM

I always thought the critisisms here at HA of Shep Smith were reaching a bit, but now my eyes have been opened. How he can say that after the hero worship the MSM gave to BHO and act like it didn’t happen is stunning. Joe the Plumber was more thoroughly investigated by the MSM than BHO was.

Hog Wild on November 12, 2008 at 7:42 AM

Shep is a schlep.

ctmom on November 12, 2008 at 7:47 AM

However, it’s also a fact that a lot of people that voted for BHO would have done it regardless of what was reported in the media. ***
SassyDarlin on November 11, 2008 at 11:41 PM
Two facts disprove your theory (and Shep’s theory).

1. The Democratic primaries. The media fawned over Obama, allowing him to firmly establish his “change” mantra in the public’s consciousness without interruption. They did not vet him. But in March, when Carville & the boys got involved in Hillary’s campaign, the Wright video suddenly appears on ABC and Fox — and Obama TANKED.

2. Exit polling regarding Palin. The exit polls showed a net unfavorable rating for Palin (49% disapprove, 45% approve), the lowest of any of the four candidates. Substantial majorities thought she was “unqualified” to be VP. In battleground states, many voters who were inclined to vote for McCain backed away and cited Palin as the reason why. And media studies have shown that Palin received overwhelmingly negative coverage, and even a huge amount of coverage based on unsourced smears (some so bad that Obama himself came out to condemn them). True, Palin didn’t do herself any favors with a bad interview appearance with Katie Couric, but come on. Had the media been more balanced with Palin, or went after Biden, who knows what may have happened.

At bottm, Shep is right that this was a difficult environment for any Republican to run in. But to suggest the media played no role (or that the media merely chased some kind of “trend”) is outrageously false.

Outlander on November 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM

The only quotes worthy of a functioning brain was DiPaulo’s last ones. Shep is a silly twit.

Jaibones on November 12, 2008 at 7:52 AM

Always said it that Shepard is liberal bastard

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 7:52 AM

Shep’s brain snapped when he saw that dead body on the freeway overpass in N’Orelans after Katrina.

Neo on November 12, 2008 at 7:53 AM

He’s always been a bit unstable. I honestly don’t know what his politics are, his problem is that he’s just an oddball goof.

Asher on November 12, 2008 at 7:56 AM

Can you blame him? He probably can’t get enough oxygen through all that creepy clown makeup he wears… gives me the shivers…

rightallthetime on November 12, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 7:37 AM

If you use certain terms, your comments automatically go to moderation. One of those is a term that describes a female dog. If you don’t want to see your comment go to moderation, then don’t use that term.

Ed Morrissey on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Well,the Liberal Democrats did start their primaries early,
and got into gear about a year or so before Team Mccain!

I surmized about six months ago,Team McCain would’ve been
more fresh,and Team Obama’s campaign more tired,I think
I might of got that wrong,anyhow,the earlier jump by Team
Obama helped them by saturating the media,and voters minds!
——————————————————–

Hannity,Greta,and Beck are on the Team for Republicans,Fox
News tho,has to make up its mind,either stay as Fox,or be,
like CNN!

And Shep must be in Na Na Land if he doesn’t believe that
80% or more of the media were,and are,in the tank for Hopey/
Changey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Shep’s panties are in a wad again… and this is news? what a freakin’ drama queen.

Newsflash to Fox – get rid of this self-absorbed pansy and you’ll gain some credibility

gatorboy on November 12, 2008 at 8:01 AM

My only explanation is that the old ladies must love Shep; They watch him until they can fall asleep to O’Reilly. He’s such a hysterical diva, I think it’s bizarre that he wears more make up than most of their female anchors. In a way I feel sorry for him because he’ll never get a gig at the MSM outlets he craves, he is branded with the FOX label and he’d never be anything but a token gay at any other network. I wonder how low they’ll let his ratings go before they stick Trace Gallagher in his place permanently.

anniekc on November 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Shepard Smith spent zero minutes, investigating Obama’s background.

That’s “preposterous”

franksalterego on November 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Wow Shep, you must have a little too much makeup on not allowing your face to breathe. Dude, take a deep breath. Good, now calm down and think about what you just heard…yep that’s the sound you hear when millions of your viewers turn off your show.

Shep, you’re just another liberal BO media news reader added to the trash heap….and thats the news around the world in 60 seconds.

jbh45 on November 12, 2008 at 8:03 AM

Today’s reflecting the mood of the people/hard hitting news via AP/Yahoo

Obama’s basketball ritual

Video: Watch him dribble behind his back

Will Obamas bowl in White House?

Obamas on lookout for First Dog

The Secret Service reveals code names for Obamas

Michelle Obama searches for new schools

Obamas bring back Camelot

Bush: Obama scopes out bedrooms for his girls

On the menu: What will be cooking in the Obama White House

DC party circuit abuzz about Obamas move

…..

kevinkristy on November 12, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Shep, what a tool

Viper1 on November 12, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Ed Morrissey on November 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Understood, sorry for the “b” word…

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 8:11 AM

Everyone is missing the elephant(s) in the room. Obama is president because:

1) The media was in the tank. In 2004, we heard tons about John Kerry from the media. This year, nary a peep about Obama, even though his history is rife with good stories, for example Richard Daley and the Chicago Machine (which would be a great name for a rock band).

2) John McCain was not the “right” kind of conservative. Many people here said they wouldn’t vote for Obama but could not bring themselves to vote for McCain. There were about seven million people like them.

3) Obama’s flip-flop on the public financing. He had the money to plaster the airwaves while McCain couldn’t get a word in edgewise.

We need to learn from these three facts instead of laying it all at the feet of the media.

Kafir on November 12, 2008 at 8:26 AM

Has there ever been an election where the sitting President and Vice-President never went out and actively campaigned for their party’s Presidential & VP candidates or Congressmen running for office? Nobody in the Republican party running for office wanted Bush or Cheney near their campaign. (The Repubican Senator from Oregon even used Obama in his ads – not Bush.)

When was the last time the VP of a 2-term President did not run for President at the end of the 2-terms?

albill on November 12, 2008 at 8:29 AM

Shep, Shep, Shep (shaking my head)…. The suggestion that the MSM doesn’t have a hand in shaping public opinion is preposterous. I’ve personally met dozens of people who’s opinions are based on what they’ve read in the NYT and watched on CNN and little else. Every one of them supported Obama. Its not that hard to put 2 and 2 together.

GT on November 12, 2008 at 8:30 AM

I have suspected Schlepwad for quite a while. Case closed. He’s not only a ranting lib, he’s a sissy, too. Why do they put these twits on the tube?

Too many people at Fox have driven me away. Hannity needs to join forces with Levin, Rush, Malkin and Ingraham to form a conservative network. We have no place else to go.

ErinF on November 12, 2008 at 7:37 AM

ErinF is spot-on. Those folks would make a great conservative network and would score the largest audiences EVER!

HomeoftheBrave on November 12, 2008 at 8:33 AM

I stopped watching FNC whenever Smith was on after seeing the way Smith contemptuously argued against anyone who supported enforcing immigration laws. He was so disdainfully dismissive of anyone whose views differed from his own clearly superior (in his mind) views — that all illegal aliens are just hard-working, law-abiding saints doing the dirty jobs Americans won’t do. Whenever a guest offered facts or statistics that contradicted Smith’s views, he would just cut them off, and then make some snide, condescending remark about the person after their microphone had been cut off and they could no longer respond.

I agree with those who say Smith should be on MSNBC. He’d be much more comfortable with all the like-minded uber-liberals there, and I would not have to switch the channel (since I never watch MSNBC anymore).

AZCoyote on November 12, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Shep needs to find more suitable employment with MSNBC.

TexasBella on November 12, 2008 at 8:46 AM

Are my posts getting moderated?

I have not used profanity?

Mark Garnett on November 12, 2008 at 7:37 AM

PS STFU, you whiny little twit.

Jaibones on November 12, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Preposterous my arse. They fawned over that man for months. And what about the idea that the media reflected the movement…since when are they supposed to do that? I do agree that it was Obama’s to lose, and he didn’t, but that doesn’t mean the media has to act as his enablers.

changer1701 on November 12, 2008 at 8:59 AM

First of all, Sheppard ia a big time fag. He is also a liberal dog working on Fox News. He is also jaleous of Hannity and O’Really getting more viewers. This is his way of trying to get more viewers; he should be working for MSNBC. Can’t wait until Beck joins Fox.

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Shep is gay and angry.

D2Boston on November 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM

email I just sent to FoxNews:

I just watched a video clip of Shep calling the idea of media bias in favor of Obama, “preposterous” – completely ignoring facts. Is he brain dead? We go from Carl the tabloid reporter Cameron sniggering while reporting on the Hon. Sarah Palin being slammed by unnamed insiders to Shep’s pure and simple bullsh*t. Get a f*cking grip people. I now turn to CNN when Shep is on and skip Bill O about half the time for having given your tabloid reporter credence. I travel a lot, both business and pleasure, and used to badger hotels to carry FoxNews. No more.

Sincerely,

Onager on November 12, 2008 at 9:15 AM

Fox was fair and balanced a long time ago. Shep demonstrates exactly why I no longer watch any televised news, no longer purchase a daily paper, no longer subscribe to magazines. The media is dying and it’s because of ‘journalists’ like Shep.

heroyalwhyness on November 12, 2008 at 9:19 AM

Shepard wants to imitate Oberman ant MSNBC; he is jaleous of Hannity and O’Really; he is a closet fag and a leftist liberal happening to work at Fox News. Fox needs to not to renew his contract and move Beck to his time slot.

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Remember that most fags are leftists and Obama lovers

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

My mom can’t stand to watch Shep anymore on his regular shows because he is, as she says, a smart-a**. I watched a couple of shows after she first said this and he really is on the 3 pm show. I guess he is allowed this, but he always says it’s O’Reilly and Hannity that are opinion shows and he is straight news but he opinion comes through loud and clear.

deedledee on November 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Shep, you have fallen so far since Katrina. Classic case here of being so far in the forest he can’t see the trees.

Regarding Fox. I have not tuned into H&C since the election because of Alan C., O’Reilly has actually been tolerable but I have a hair trigger on the remote.

Fox has played the down the middle B.S. too far. More like CNN at the moment.

FireBlogger on November 12, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Fox went left a long time ago.Just look at the 7pm to 10pm line up .Shep 7 to 8, 8 to 9 Bill O., 9 to 10 Hannity & the jerk 10 to 11 Greta at least Greta is fair. 7 to 11 one consev.Hannity who shares i hr with a lib jerk.

thmcbb on November 12, 2008 at 9:52 AM

At bottm, Shep is right that this was a difficult environment for any Republican to run in. But to suggest the media played no role (or that the media merely chased some kind of “trend”) is outrageously false.

Outlander on November 12, 2008 at 7:51 AM

I didn’t say that the media played NO role in the outcome of the election, of course their coverage was biased. Even without all the so-called “studies” now being conducted after the fact, that was blatently apparent.

My assertion was that we can’t blame the loss of the election on the media..to do so gives them entirely too much power and credit.

Our country is becoming increasingly more and more a place where people are woefully apathetic in pursuing facts and knowledge on their own..no one questions the status quo anymore. The general public is lazy, inattentive and have their hands out wanting/expecting to be “saved”.

A good portion of the population cannot answer even basic questions about our country or government, yet cast votes.

The election process has many problems that need addressing right now, including massive voter registration fraud and YES, the media bias does factor into the entire picture (in a frustratingly large way). We as conservatives have to learn to play the game, adjust some of the odds in our favor for a change and not merely rage against the machine.

SassyDarlin on November 12, 2008 at 9:58 AM

sorry shep, you’re wrong and dipaulo is right. i’m getting tired of seeing the anchors on fox jump all over anybody who disagrees with them – that’s o’reilly’s schtick, let him have it. i don’t want cavuto or smith walking all over their guests, it’s makes them look like bullies since they are anchors and to my mind, not relied on for editorial content.

blish on November 12, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Me thinks it’s time to start a campaign on Shep like we did with Carl Cameron. Email him and call him on his….bias.

csdeven on November 11, 2008 at 10:33 PM

csd, Shep won’t listen. I emailed him a year ago about something he’d said on a matter unrelated to politics. I sent him some links to look at. He wrote back twice, furious that I disagreed with him. He completely refused to even consider my side.

Connie on November 12, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Not surprising in the least,Smith has been a tool forever.
Fox sold out a couple of years ago in hopes of attracting more “refined” viewers.
Like the GOP, they would rather go along to get along than actually stand for something that would get them flak from the left.
Watch it get real bad now since Barry will have no problem putting the screws to any perceived opposition, even a joke like Fox News.

jjshaka on November 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Watch the language, please.

Connie on November 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Maybe Fox News is concerned about being shut out from access by the Obama administration. Will they be kicked out of Air Force One? the White House press room? like the rest of the media, I believe they are more concerned about access (or lack thereof) than anything else. “I will only talk to you if your are nice to me.”

jerseyman on November 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Shep is right that Fox did not elect Obama, but dead wrong about the rest.

I woudl have brought up Matthews’ orgasmic tingles, Olbermann’s tirades and Ginny Moose’s everyday hammering of Sarah Palin.

The media is not supposed to reflect the feeling in the country. It’s supposed to report the facts.

drjohn on November 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Bring back John Gibson!

rebuzz on November 11, 2008 at 10:54 PM

+1

Connie on November 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

I’ve never really listened to Shep. He’s always seemed like a turd-monger in the 30 seconds or so that I can stand him.

connertown on November 12, 2008 at 10:36 AM

No news here.

This tool is a big-time liberal. Always has been. Most of the Fox reporters are as well.

The fact that Fox is bashed incessantly by liberals because it dares to present a couple of genuinely converative news analysts says a lot about the loonie left.

But nobody should have ever thought that bleeding heart Shep Smith was anything other than hard-left.

notagool on November 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Is the RNC running Fox News? Opening up a “big tent?” Going left for “inclusion?”

Funny. I used to turn it on all the time. Now it’s no different than the other channels.

Watch. Its ratings will tank, like a John McCain campaign.

Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on November 12, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Shep may be a neodouche but he’s right about the point he so poorly makes – the election was not won by Obama because he had the media on his side.

SlimyBill on November 11, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Wrong.

1. The media destroyed Hillary for Obama.

2. The media tried to destroy Palin for Obama.

Without the media, Obama is still a Chicago hit-man pol … now he is President O.J. or the affirmative-action president. Your choice.

ex-Democrat on November 12, 2008 at 10:48 AM

If Shep went off the air, do you think anyone would even notice?

RobertInLexington on November 12, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Remember that most fags are leftists and Obama lovers

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Inappropiate, watch your mouth.

AprilOrit on November 12, 2008 at 10:55 AM

The news media was corrupt and dishonest enough to give Obama the six percent margin of victory. Shepherd Smith is a liberal idiot who should fit in nicely at CNN or MSNBC.

Travis1 on November 12, 2008 at 11:02 AM

It has become obvious that Shep is a token liberal on FNC to keep the mantra of “fair and balanced” on a somewhat even keel.

Webrider on November 12, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Shep’s an *expletive deleted* if he thinks I’m buying his line! The top tier media defended Obama at every turn, refusing to investigate his background, dig into his record or pin him down on issues. Recall the same media that within a few days of Palin being picked had trawled through her life and slammed her with a barrage of half-truths, innuendo and lies? Or that had picked through Joe the Plumber’s life within 24 hours to hammer him with stories about tax liens? The same media could not be moved to say, find one of those guys from Obama’s past that he (in his own words) did “blow and weed” with? Not a single picture of a stoned Obama from years past? Or to actually find out what Obama’s relationship was with Ayers and ACORN? So don’t pretend, Msr Smith, that your petulantly defensive tirade has gone unnoticed by Fox viewers and hopefully your ratings tumble thereby.

EasyEight on November 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

It’s clear what happened to Shep.

The spores got him.

Barrack on November 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Wow, Nick Dipaolo was always funny, but now I have another reason to think he’s the man – he made lefty little Sheppy come unhinged. What’s funny is if he hadn’t blown up, I’m sure Nick would have given an exception to FNC when referring to the MSM, but being the leftist douche that he is, Shep lost it.

Bonus: Bill Schulz sitting there sipping coffee and chewing the entire time. Hahahaha.

RightWinged on November 12, 2008 at 11:38 AM

I can’t stand watching Shep.. I won’t watch him anymore.. BLAH

reshas1 on November 12, 2008 at 11:42 AM

I agree, what ever did happen to John Gibson..

reshas1 on November 12, 2008 at 11:43 AM

I think Shep has seen the writing on the walls. With the “fairness” doctrine coming, he’ll need to find a job with msnbc or somewhere else.

4shoes on November 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Mark Garnett is apprently one of our local Daily Kos kiddies, and he needs to be a little less of his disgusting self. And by the way Marky, you’re not a Republican, nice try.

Shep Smith is a 4ft tall punk in elevator shoes who apparently wants to keep his options open in the broader media context. Most cable punks have broadcast envy.

revolution on November 12, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Shep is a bull fruit.

peacenprosperity on November 12, 2008 at 12:48 PM

I think some of Shepards make-up was contaminated

tocoloro on November 12, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I’m leaving this comment now because this thread seems just about dead. This was my video, I sent it in because I record the Strategy Room everyday so I can zip through the footage later to see if any of the Red Eye guys showed up. You’ll notice Bill Schulz is there, which is the only reason I watched this segment at all (I can’t stand The Strategy Room). I just clipped the first minute and twenty seconds of this topic because the most important part of the segment was Shep claiming there’s no media bias and that the media coverage was just reflecting public sentiment. The actual topic lasted for almost four minutes, and DiPaolo completely dropped the ball, and instead of hitting Shep and Napolitano with example after example of egregious bias — the savaging of Sarah Palin in one week vs. an almost total lack of investigation into Obama in two years, the “thrill up the leg”, Howard freakin KURTZ in the Washington Post admitting that the media coverage has been overwhelmingly biased in favor of Obama — DiPaolo fell back on his stand-up schtick about how it’s ALL media, not just the news, but film and television too, which has spent the last forty years denigrating white males, which caused the rest of them to just savage him with the question, “how does that have any bearing on this particular election?”. It was a bloodbath. So I didn’t send in the whole segment because if it got posted I didn’t want the HA community to be tormented watching DiPaolo get his ass completely handed to him by a couple of political morons who many of us could have easily annihilated on this topic. Anyway, the viewer only needs to see the first 1’20″, becuase Shep’s comments are by far the most outrageous, and tell a lot about the man.

Tasty Beverage on November 12, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Tasty Beverage on November 12, 2008

I couldn’t agree with you more. I bailed out on the clip when the comedian, after Shep’s hissy fit, could only come back with the lamest of responses. Poor boy needs to do some homework before he hits the airwaves. Takes some note or something…

Gang-of-One on November 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM

The Shepster is angling for an offer from CNN. His righteous indignation act is grating on my last nerve. No bias? Just raising your voice doesn’t make your point anymore valid, Smith…….

Maura O on November 12, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Nick has been my favorite comedian since his early days on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd.

When Comedy Central was still watchable.

Shep, the uber-tool, however, is still unwatchable.

Teddy on November 12, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Just ask hannity how he feels about shep the jerk.I rufuse to watch fox anymore until shep , bill o, gerald rivers, are gone for ever.Fox knows shep sucks but for reason they keep him on the air.

thmcbb on November 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Shep is gay and angry.

D2Boston on November 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM

I guess no Calif dreaming for this _____,
He can always move to Conn. for now. SS, You’re a loser,get a life.

jerrytbg on November 12, 2008 at 7:33 PM

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