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October 28, 2009

Shep Smith: Please Hire Me, MSNBC, I'm So Totally Not a Foxie

Okay, he doesn't say that. But it's strongly implied.

He calls out a reporter for failing to get an interview with Jon Corzine, who's apparently not returning her calls, and criticizes her for only interviewing the guy who agreed to be interviewed (Christie).

If he had been in control, he vows, it would not have happened. Presumably he means he would have kept Christie off the air because Corzine himself didn't want to be on the air.

To Shep Smith, "balanced" means that if a Democrat thinks he's ahead, or doesn't want to appear on FoxNews, that means the Republican can't appear on FoxNews, either. The Democrat gets to decide how much media attention a race should have. If he's comfortably ahead, why, Shep Smith sees it as his solemn obligation as a journalist to respect his desire for a media blackout.

And if the Republican feels the same way? Uh, I sorta think in that case, the Democrat would instead find Shep Smith has a different rule -- A man who wishes to be interviewed gets interviewed, damnit!


Allah's suspicious that something was edited out of this, but this seems like pure prissy liberal Shep Smith to me, auditioning for another network, as usual.


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posted by Ace at 11:42 AM

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