Finally, Shepard Smith is creeped out


Years of cognitive dissonance seem finally to have broken through Shepard Smith’s head membrane at its weakest point, his mouth. For those of you who threw away your GOP primaries character chart, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were enemies. Strangely, of all the obviously not true things Mitt Romney has said this year, “Ann and I are proud to call Newt and Callista friends” is somehow the most galling to me. Don’t lie about who your friends are. Just because the Republican Party has to form back into Voltron now doesn’t mean they all have to be friends; you can endorse someone politically without endorsing him personally. I don’t want to read too much into this, but the fact that Shepard Smith still has a job after this impromptu, on-air editorial regarding the fundamental nature of politics might tell us how psyched Fox News is about candidate Romney. I’m going to say roughly as psyched as Ann and Mitt are about Pictionary at the Gringriches’.


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  1. It’s a lot shorter than I expected, Dan. I know I’m not the first person to say this to you either.

  2. Good ol’ Shep. He’s often the most realistic and (at least) least jingoistic of FOX’s employees. He was accurate to say “politics” rather than “the Republican party is creepy and weird” because the Dems are just as weird. Biden was somehow Obama’s VP choice after his “oh, isn’t nice that he’s so clean and well-spoken” comment (obvious code for “at least he’s not one of those filthy, Ebonics-speaking black people.”

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