During a segment on his show this Thursday, Fox News host Shepard Smith tore into Republicans in Congress — and even some people on his own network — for pushing the release of a memo that reportedly details illegal surveillance practices by the U.S. government agencies. Shepard referred to the memo as a “weapon of mass distraction.”
“Many who’ve seen the memo say it’s misleading, distracting and lacking context,” Smith said.
“The memo itself is in the conservative discussion mix while the special counsel investigating Russian interference into our democracy is apparently about to interview the president of the United States while seeking to determine whether he’s colluded with the Russians or obstructed justice.”
“A memo can be a weapon of partisan mass distraction,” he continued. “Especially at a pivotal moment in American democracy when it behooves the man in charge for supporters to believe the institutions can’t be trusted, the investigators are corrupt and the news media are liars. Context matters.”
“Remember, this began with Devin Nunes. The same Devin Nunes who last year made White House surveillance claims, staged a rush to the White House to purportedly share surveillance information with the administration, but actually took information from the administration and staged a report of it.”
“At its core, it was PR, and it was bogus,” Smith added.
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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
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