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Shep Smith shuts down dumb Baltimore questions from Fox News co-hosts

Going against the script over at Fox News, anchor Shep Smith directly challenged assumptions “The Five” host Eric Bolling and some of his co-host were making on Monday evening while covering the riots in Baltimore, just after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

Going against the script over at Fox News, anchor Shep Smith directly challenged assumptions “The Five” host Eric Bolling and some of his co-host were making on Monday evening while covering the riots in Baltimore, just after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

As Smith was reporting the latest on riots in Baltimore, Bolling wondered where the civil rights leaders were.

“I haven’t heard anything from any civil rights leaders. Have you?” Bolling asked.

Smith responded that he heard from at least one, but “to start picking on people for civil rights and what they’re saying and what they’re not saying, we could spend our time watching this and reporting on it…”

Bolling interrupted, saying it would be “nice timing” for a civil rights leader to make a call for peace.

“Where are the parents?” co-host Greg Gutfeld then chimed in.

“Well, you know, I’ve not been on the phone with them,” Smith said sarcastically. “But if we want to sit here and indict the civil rights community and indict the parents for what we’re watching right now, instead of for now, just covering what happens and then later talk about whose fault it is, because we don’t know whose fault it is.”

“No one’s indicting anyone,” Bolling shot back. “We’re asking the legitimate questions.”

“Bolling, the question was, ‘Where are the parents?'” Smith said. “Surely you don’t expect me to know that.”

Watch the exchange in the video below, via Media Matters:

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  1. gary harms

    April 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    If Shep Smith isn’t careful he may soon find himself to be an actual journalist working at an actual news reporting agency because he certainly isn’t fitting the mold of the typical Fox “talking head”. I think deep down Smith would like to become a journalist and no longer be saddled with the Fox idiots that surround him now.

  2. nate

    April 28, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Sounds to me like someone farted in his Cheerios. Getting bent over silly rethoric is childish. No one can deny the ever expanding police state, yet want to find other scapegoats for behavior as well. Listen you may experience history as it happens, journalistic integrity lost left or right.

  3. ravnrev

    April 29, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I wonder if the people who lost their properties, their jobs, the peace in their city have any rights at all. Saw the clip of the mother reprimand her teen age son. Where are the rest of the parents, oh yeah, they were in the riots leading the destruction.

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