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Fox’s Shepard Smith interrupts live coverage of Kim Davis press conference to slam anti-gay ‘haters’

While Fox News was covering Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail, anchor Shepard Smith interrupted to speak over the live footage, slamming Davis and her supporters.

While Fox News was covering Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail, anchor Shepard Smith interrupted to speak over the live footage, slamming Davis and her supporters.

“They set this up as a religious play again,” Smith started out. “This is the same crowd that says, ‘We don’t want Sharia law, don’t let them tell us what to do, keep their religion out of our lives and out of our government.’ Well, here we go again.”

“When this started, this lawyer said he needed an accommodation for a woman who wanted one. She said she didn’t want her name on a license for gay people,” he continued. “Now they’ve come up with one, they’ve let her out of jail… But it’s not what they want.”

“This is what they want, what you’re hearing now and this what they’re going to get: stirred up argument and a couple of days in the news cycle, and they’re going to be able to make these claims.”

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28 Comments

  1. Rosie Flynn

    September 8, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Bravo to Shepard Smith!!

  2. heather

    September 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Shep. I love you. Thanks so much, but i am sorry the Foxies are gonna want you fired. You wanna know the real shit hole of america? go read those “christian” comments on his page. These sheeple want a flippen THEOCRACY. This should scare everyone. I am mad. I am steaming mad at the hate thrown at this man for calling a spade a spade. Yeah, a newscast isn’t the best place for that. but you can tell he is angry and fed up with the nonsensical bible thumping. Huckabee is a wannabe christian dictator that has a god complex and will stop at nothing to push his ideologies onto the country. He is an opportunist. It is dangerous. read the comments. do it. they will threaten his life and his families lives for leaning a little left.of the robots they follow. doesn’t that worry you? well, it sure as hell worries me.

  3. Bastetsmom

    September 9, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Jesus never said anything against homosexuals, never married and hung out with a bunch of guys all the time.

  4. Steven C Highley

    September 9, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Wow, even looking through Fox-colored glass this guy is able to see the light.

    Kudos!

  5. Alicia

    September 9, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Oh, God forgave her? Did he tell you?

  6. kidderjeffrey

    September 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

    My God! Speaking the truth? You’ll never make it like this, these children can’t stand to hear the truth.

  7. adriane

    September 9, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Go Shep!

  8. hunter

    September 9, 2015 at 2:46 am

    wow, first they call Donald Trump on his shit and now this. is Fox, finally growing a heart? or at least some integrity?

  9. Bob Wichert

    September 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Good for you Shepard, actually a voice of reason coming from Fox, didn’t think I would ever say that…

  10. Carl

    September 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    First amendment

  11. Clayton King

    September 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    You know how messed up something is when zealots are called out by Fox. As a Christian, this woman makes me weep. As a gay man, this woman represents all that is wrong with my faith.

  12. Debbie Mccormack

    September 9, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Debbie McCormack

  13. Debbie Mccormack

    September 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t think she really heard an affirmation from God! I think she thinks she is above everyone else because of her convictions and feels she has no other calling than to serve the lord. But if she really thinks that, God would say that do unto others as others would do unto you and to judge others is not your place, it is mine!

  14. Shaun

    September 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    They aren’t going to fire him. They expected it of him. He is gay, they know that although they will not allow it to be official and public. He was going too but hen they took away the Shep report and put him on the afternoon desk. Of course he supports marriage.

  15. Martin Marty Charles

    September 9, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Psychiatry has a different word for her religious insights…delusions, bipolar disorder and mania.

  16. Cal

    September 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I don’t think he cares if people want him fired.

  17. Shane MacLeod

    September 10, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    This was a decent piece of op-ed from a “news” service that has zero credibility. Bravo to this guy…one time! Sanity in otherwise insane times.

  18. Kevin

    September 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    She is in if for her 5 minutes of fame and glory and of course hoping for some funds to be raised for her from the sheeple. All these people coming out of the woodwork are looking for a quick buck at the expense of others freedoms and rights. To hell with anyone else, they are out to pad their wallets while the going is good. What they don’t realize is that they are merely pawns.

  19. thefinnman

    September 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The difference between Christianity and other religions is that Christ’s work on the cross is a gift offered to each of us. It is not required that you accept it, it is totally up to you. In many predominantly Muslim countries they are, as we speak, beheading and killing Christians, simply because they are Christians.

  20. thefinnman

    September 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Jesus loves us, this I know. Bastetsmom: Jesus loves the people, including homosexuals, You have to differentiate between the people and the sin. It is the sin that Jesus speaks about and yes, there are passages in the Bible that speak directly against the sin of homosexuality as well as other sins that people, including you and me commit.

  21. Scott in LA

    September 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Smith just won me over big-time. I have always considered him one of the fairest, even-handed journalists at Fox but I never was a big fan – their are other anchors (and certainly news channels & networks) I prefer. But BIG kudos to Smith for this.

  22. Carol Bradstreet

    September 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    We can only hope that some of the Fox robots will now stop watching the propagandist shit of Rupert Murdoch. It won’t help the theocracists, though. They’re in whole ‘nother world from the rest of us.

  23. John

    September 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Relax Heather.

  24. John Edward French

    September 11, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Me too. And disgusted at the hypocrisy!

  25. Sue Roediger

    September 12, 2015 at 1:14 am

    If the duties of your job, offend your religion… you might need to get another job. It happened to me and I quit a well paying job rather than use the kind of “creative paperwork” they were employing. I was asked to sign a client’s name to a document, and it was made clear that this was a common occurrence. If a client left the program and was not available to sign. But the law said they had to sign at the time of service so me signing their name and pre-dating the form was illegal. I also called the agency in charge of auditing such places and told them what to look for. Thus, my conscious was clear. The duties of Ms. Davis job are to issue marriage licenses to all who meet the legal criteria… if she cannot do that – then the “good conscious” thing to do is to resign.

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