During a press conference held on Wednesday, Donald Trump confronted CNN reporter Jim Acosta, telling him that his organization is “fake news” after they published reports about a “dirty dossier” Russia supposedly had on Trump.
Though millions of conservatives applauded Trump for calling out CNN for their lives, Fox News host Shep Smith showed his true liberal colors by defending Acosta and slamming the president-elect for attacking the reporter. Unfortunately for Smith, however, this has turned out to be a big mistaker for him…
“President-Elect Trump today told CNN’s Jim Acosta that his organization amounts to fake news. CNN’s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property,” Smith said yesterday, according to Breitbart. “Though we at Fox News cannot confirm CNN’s report, it is our observation that its correspondents follow journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling or delegitimizing by the President-elect of the United States.”
This came after CNN reported on unproven claims that Trump had secret financial deals with Russia and had salacious encounters with prostitutes in Moscow. Many other news outlets did not report on the allegations because there was no proof behind them, yet CNN chose to report them as fact.
Fox News fans immediately turned on Smith after he defended Acosta, taking to Twitter to let him know how they REALLY feel about him now:
— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) January 12, 2017
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) January 12, 2017
— Mom For Trump (@StacyBrewer18) January 12, 2017
Cry baby Shep Smith is trying to protect lame stream media and CNN not really a new outlet, from getting ripped, clown!
— katherine appello (@kathnycITA) January 12, 2017
I CERTAINLY HOPE SO! Shep Smith brings NOTHING positive to FOX NEWS! Frankly, I’m surprised he’s lasted this long. He’s flaky at best. https://t.co/cmBUeLd4ud
— Bryan Phillips (@VORTEC_MAX_KID) January 12, 2017
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