Fox News Host Shocks GOP, Reveals the Truth about GOP’s Memo Freakout
Not everyone at Fox News supports the anti-FBI memo by the GOP
Ever since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for looking into Russian ties with his presidential campaign, many members of the Republican Party have taken a surprisingly unpatriotic position of being condescending of the intelligence organization. This has culminated in several anonymous GOP staff members writing a memo that that they remain sure will bring down Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Investigation.
This document received support from some noted Republicans, including Louie Gohmert, Mark Meadows, and of course disgraced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. However, one person that refuses to back it up is Fox News anchor Shep Smith.
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In a surprisingly damning monologue that would make Edward R. Murrow proud, Smith attacked the GOP, particularly Nunes, for threatening to push forward an opinionated, destructive document that has received opposition from notable figures in both the Trump Administration and Republican Party as a whole, including Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd and Senator Richard Burr.
Interestingly enough, Smith made the claim that Nunes himself personally wrote the anti-FBI document. While this is pure conjecture at the moment given the highly-classified nature of the situation, it should be noted that Trump’s open coziness with Fox News could theoretically have resulted in sensitive information getting around the network. Nonetheless, it is no coincidence that this memo has been drafted at this point in time. As we reported on January 16, Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee managed to gain access to the FBI’s files on Russian interference from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, leading to several FBI agents expressing concern over the consequences of this decision.
Smith’s broadcast ended with him making a sly rhetorical nod to the Bush Administration’s infamous lie about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, by pointing out how Republicans are doing these acts of partisan hackery to aid a President that has sought to undermine the people’s trust in our institutions:
“A memo can be a weapon of partisan mass distraction. Especially at a pivotal moment in American history, when it behooves the man in charge for supporters to believe the institutions can’t be trusted, investigators are corrupt, and the news media are liars. Context matters.”
Though these are powerful words, it is unsure if anyone watching Smith will abide by them. Trump’s supporters in both the public and Republican Party have been adamant that this whole situation is a witch hunt and that the President can do no harm. As Republican strategist Frank Luntz showed in a recent focus group containing Trump voters, the level of loyalty and trust they have in the man is scary.
Check out the video Smith below to gain back some faith in the conservative populace:
Shep Smith just totally shattered the Nunes memo narrative his colleagues Fox News have been pushing. pic.twitter.com/JAdkVjQOtA
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 25, 2018
Image a screen capture from CNNMoney’s YouTube Channel
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