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Fox News Shepherd Smith scolds Sen. Coburn

By GOPUSA Staff

Shepherd Smith is well known among conservatives for his liberal leanings and shallow reporting. Republicans are not against help for 911 first responders. They want the bill to be paid for, they want an adequate amount of time to debate the issue and they want a way to verify that those receiving the money are in need and qualify for it. Smith doesn't care about any of those issues. Instead, he sees a way to attack a Republican senator by playing thoughtlessly on the heartstrings of his viewers.

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  1. CorgyMomComment by CorgyMom
    December 22, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    Shep is a typical Liberal whiner. He is still whining about Katrina and look how many of these people ripped off all of us. Gucci purses and all. It is best to move forward slowly, with caution and wisdom. It is time for Shep to leave Fox and run for office, he would fit right in. Get the boy a crying towel!

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  2. leathersComment by leathers
    December 22, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Because of his rants, I have quit watching on a regular basis. I get tired of hearing the same old thing from him. Get off it, and lets do the news. No more whine and cheese please.

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  3. TommyComment by Tommy
    December 22, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    SS has a bad case of “rectal cranial inversion”. Shepard often speaks before his brain is in gear. He is Keith Oberman lite. I guess this is part of the Fox “fair & balanced” approach. I could live without him!

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  4. stan leeComment by stan lee
    December 22, 2010 @ 11:14 am

    I go back to “Katrina” and Shepard Smith. It was then that I decided to no longer be one who contributes to his ratings by tuning to his TV segment. Fox News will weigh Smith’s network value if enough viewers quit him.
    By continuing to tune to him, his position is perpetuated. Fox does try to be balanced, but Smith “unbalances” the whole picture.
    It’s not that I quit Fox however, usually I’ll tune to the Fox Business channel, which I’ve found to be more informative and less leftist partisan than hearing Smith’s ****. I wasn’t necessarily looking for a newscaster who would agree with my own politics, there comes a time when pure news forecasting is most important.
    Shepard Smith does not fulfill that qualification.
    Still, we cannot effectively try him on this forum, Fox needs to hear from the listening public via letters and diminishing TV ratings for Smith’s segment.

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  5. JimWComment by JimW
    December 22, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    Smith is a well known as an airhead, and seldom has a well thought out idea. I avoid his programs universally, BC he is such a dunce, but doesn’t realize it. A typical empty suit.

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  6. BuzzComment by Buzz
    December 22, 2010 @ 11:29 am

    This guy seems to think he knows more about everything than anyone else. While I don’t believe he is a total idiot, he is an obnoxious man who is too full of himself. When Fox says ” fair and balanced “, they mean with the exception of this guy. I wonder if anyone ever tells him how silly and rediculous he is. It seems to me that evaluating each and every bill before our Congress is a smart thing to do, even if it takes a little longer to get it passed. But, our communist President, Harry, and Nancy like forcing things through without any thought and at the last second. Wonder where all that money finally ends up….probably at some labor union or some ACORN office.

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  7. stan leeComment by stan lee
    December 22, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    Senator Coburn hasn’t said he’s against the bill, he wants to qualify how the tax payor money will be spent. When I see Rep. Nadler and Sen. Schumer standing behind the unfortunatey ill responders, this matter is strictly manipulated politically.
    Shepard Smith is hand-in-hand with the Left, Smith is all for pushing the Democrat-generated crisis, which suddenly has become an emergency after four years of waiting for the Democrat-controlled Congress to take action.
    Smith talks about who will get credit” for this bill, Democrats or Republicans. That’s not the issue, proper medicare care is.
    Typical Shepard Smith agitating for his own lefist leanings. He should resign from Fox and go to work for the Democrat Party!
    Credit is not the issue, how the tax payor money is utilized IS. Coburn is the man with a medical background, Schumer and Nadler are New York political hacks, using sick 9/11 responders to Democrat ends. Let’s pass this, but with more careful deliberation in the 112th Congress, not the worst Congress that has ever existed, the 111th!

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  8. CherylVComment by CherylV
    December 22, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    Shepherd Smith has went on his little rants and raves quit often lately I started noticing it during the BP oil spill when he went on a rant and left one of the reporters not knowing how to get him to shut up so she could finish her report. He seems to be on a mission and like others using his show for his cause. I am from Oklahoma and know Senator Coburn is a very good Senator and is doing what he thinks is right and he is usually right. I don’t blame hims the goverment can’t do anything right and it needs more time. We all have our problems and it would be nice if someone come running to fix them but that can’t always happen. We need to learn AGAIN how to cope, pray and take measures to help ourselfs. I have stoped watching Shepherd Smith .

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  9. BostonComment by Boston
    December 22, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    I don’t recall Senator Colburn asking who would pay for the war in Iran. We had a job that needed to be done. These people were the front line of the war on terror on 9/11
    Before they went in to the burning buildings they didn’t ask who would pay them. When they worked in the rubble to search for bodies they didn’t ask where the money would come from. When they asked whether it was safe to continue work our government said yes dont worry. Now they are sick and some are dying and the Senate needs more time.
    These people have waited for years to hold up their treatment because you don’t like their Senator is just plain cruel. We are quick to support the troops when we are giving them guns but somehow when they come home with agent orange illnesses we worry about the cost.

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  10. wallybluComment by wallyblu
    December 22, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Doesn’t the city of New York supply health insurance for their Firefighters?
    If they do what is the extra money for, to relieve the city of New York from the financial resposiblity or extra compensation for the Firefighters?

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  11. GoFigureComment by GoFigure
    December 22, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    All that’s needed is a bit of balance. Have O’Reilly, or Hannity, or Megyn, or whoever, bring on Coburn for a live interview, and ask him, specifically, to respond to Shep’s comments.
    A live rebuttal, if valid, by Coburn himself provides him as much exposure as Shep and should convince Shep (hopefully) to consider more carefully what he says in the future. In any case many of Shep’s viewers will be exposed to the “other side”.
    Incidently, isn’t Shep a news announcer as opposed to an analyst?

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  12. vietnamvetComment by vietnamvet
    December 22, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    “Incidently, isn’t Shep a news announcer as opposed to an analyst?”
    Yes. When you hear Bill O’Reilly and his pal Bernie Goldberg compare Fox with the other media outlets, they always make it clear that Fox may seem a little partisan during the ‘analysis’ programs…but their ‘straight news’ is beyond reproach.
    Bill and Bernie must not keep close tabs on Shepard Smith. Maybe some of Bill’s emailers should mention that.
    Smith sometimes gets so embroiled with getting his progressive ‘zinger’ said…he muffs the copy showing on his teleprompter.
    If he insists on inserting his leftist commentary, and can’t keep his mind on business well enough to deliver the ‘real’ news, maybe it’s time for a write-in campaign to convince Fox they could do better.

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  13. CeeCeeComment by CeeCee
    December 27, 2010 @ 1:43 am

    In 2002 I realized CNN was anti American,and I started looking for news that I could trust..found FOX and have for the most part been happy ever after. However, of late I have switched to other networks when Shep is on. Like others who have commented here, I just want the facts and the news, not some greenbean commentary. When I was theatre of the absurd, I can always turn to MSNBC.

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  14. JDZComment by JDZ
    December 27, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Sheperd Smith just doesn’t get it and continues to help portray any Republican that doesn’t cave to all of these last minute bills that the Dems are ramming through as uncaring Americans, etc. He is helping to demonize Republicans and conservatives by his blatant attitude on his show, and he should know better then to do this, particularly in front of FOX viewers.
    As far as I am concerned he can go over and work at CNBC or one of the other networks where the audience is drinking the same koolaid as he is.
    Senator Coburn is one of the few politicians who has already stated that this is his last term as Senator and that he believes in term limits. He is a doctor and can go back to practicing medicine if he wants to after being a Senator. He is doing what he thinks is right for the country which is not where most in Congress are at this point in time. He doesn’t care about playing to the political pundits or either of the political parties. He is about Congress following the right process and procedures and not this last minute push for any programs (liberal or not) during this lame duck period.
    I like him a lot. He is also concentrating on cost reductions in the federal government and the fat that is there for the taking. Sheperd will be all over him on these issues in the future as well.

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