Called Out

Shep Smith gives Hannity a journalism lesson: ‘Sometimes facts are displeasing’

During a radio interview with White House staffer Sebastian Gorka this Monday, Sean Hannity took aim at fellow Fox News employee…

During a radio interview with White House staffer Sebastian Gorka this Monday, Sean Hannity took aim at fellow Fox News employee Shepard Smith over his less-than-flattering reports about President Trump.

While speaking on the difference between the network’s hard news and editorial programs, Hannity lauded Smith as being an example of Fox’s diversity in reporting, but as expected, he doesn’t like Smith’s on-air rants against the President.

Shep is a friend, I like him,” Hannity said. “But he’s so anti-Trump. I mean, he went off on a rant last week.”

Hannity was referring to a segment last week where Smith told fellow Fox anchor Chris Wallace that the Trump administration’s incessant lying about its Russia contacts is “mind boggling.”

Speaking to Mediaite, Smith addressed Hannity’s comments, saying:

Sometimes facts are displeasing. Journalists report them without fear or favor.

According to Mediaite‘s Colby Hall, there’s a growing chorus of voices at Fox who are becoming more bold when it comes to speaking out against the President.

“…there is a growing divide among Fox News contributors that has most recently focused on the credibility of President Donald Trump, the alleged connection to Russian election interference, and, in particular, the meeting Donald Trump Jr. held with Russian attorney,” Hall writes.

“As these select and respected set of Fox News contributors begin to openly critique the White House, the ‘defend Trump at all costs’ hosts and contributors start to stand out as sore thumbs. This should be a concerning trend to the Trump White House.”

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