One of the few personalities at Fox News that has shown criticism of President Donald Trump is Shepard Smith. To the point, many viewers troll Smith on Twitter. For instance, this Twitter user replied to a tweet that had nothing to do with Trump saying:
‘Yr personal disdain for Our Presudent is appaulling’
Yr personal disdain for Our Presudent is appaulling😣
— Morgan (@LovetheTrumps) July 18, 2017
That same sentiment has not escaped other Trump-loving personalities at Fox News, though. In a radio interview with Trump’s deputy adviser Sebastian Gorka, Sean Hannity criticized his fellow colleague at Fox News. He remarked:
‘Shep is a friend, I like him, but he’s so anti-Trump. I mean, he went off on a rant last week. That’s fine.’
Additionally, he added:
‘Shep Smith disagrees with me, and he does so vehemently. Fine, I have no problem with it. I’ll say this about the Fox News Channel, there are voices on Fox that drive me nuts. Like Shep and I been friends for years, we just respect we don’t agree. And the media was praising Shep and he’s not the biggest fan of Trump, fine! We don’t talk politics when we hang out, when I see him we have the best time, and we just have this mutual respect.’
The rant Hannity was referring to was on Shep’s 3 p.m. show where he passionately asked:
‘If there’s nothing there, and that’s what they tell us, there’s nothing to this, and nothing came of it… if all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie?’
So, what was Smith’s response to Hannity’s criticism? In a comment he gave to Mediaite, he remarked:
‘Sometimes facts are displeasing. Journalists report them without fear or favor.’
It should be noted Hannity has admitted he is no journalist but is in fact a talk show host.
‘I’m not a journalist jackass. I’m a talk host.’
I’m not a journalist jackass. I’m a talk host. https://t.co/fj1ZCsAEL4
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 26, 2016
Shepard Smith, however, is a long-time Fox News anchor and also managing editor. He’s reported on everything from the death of Princess Diana to being on the ground in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Furthermore, he was ranked second as most trusted news anchor back in 2003.
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