I have constantly and adamantly criticized FOX Noise for being nothing more than a right wing propaganda machine. For the most part, this remains a fact. However, one of the few real journalists they employ, Shepard Smith, decided to tell the truth on his show yesterday. I have new faith that the facts do matter to honest and intelligent men and women, regardless of their political affiliation.
After it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr. omitted one or more names of those who attended a meeting in Trump Tower last summer, Mr. Smith felt obliged to challenge the Trump family and the constant lies emitting from the Trump administration. He is the opposite of Sean Hannity who is FOX’ version of Kellyanne Conway; ‘Trump can do no wrong.’
“We’re still not clean on this, Chris [Wallace]. If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us, they tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it, there’s a nothingburger, it wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down, didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything so I didn’t even remember it — with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower? If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you’re clean, come on clean, you know? My grandmother used to say when first we practice to — Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?”
Not another personality on FOX has ever used the “L” word in reference to the Republican administration in Washington today.
The important thing to note here is that it is not only Donald Trump who constantly lies to the American people. Trump’s entire family lacks the ability to tell the truth. Mike Pence lies; the only difference between Trump and Pence is that Pence uses the English language. Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders are paid to lie, although that does not exclude them from criticism for their lack of morals.
The American people deserve more. The example of the Obama Administration is but a distant memory after over seven months of listening to an unprincipled man now defiling the White House.
Donald J. Trump is not my president; is he yours? He doesn’t represent you; you owe him nothing.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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