Shep Smith Knocks Trump’s Habit of Watching ‘Fox & Friends’

Even Fox News hosts like Shepard Smith are freaking out about the new Trump-Russia revelations.Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace are the two most prominent faces of relative normalcy at Fox headquarters, and not surprisingly, they’re reacting to the Trump-Russia affair a little differently than most of their co-workers.After noting a report that Trump watched a recording of “Fox & Friends” hours after it originally aired, Smith remarked, “W$3 e like the ratings, we like for people to watch, it makes us money, yay!”- Leanne Naramore (@LeanneNaramore) July 14, 2017WALLACE: They’ve told a variety of stories, and who knows if we’ve even gotten to the end of the story.In an outburst rarely seen from a news anchor, Smith, spoke with colleague Chris Wallace on Friday afternoon. “Why is it lie after lie after lie?”Shep Smith: “The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling…why are we getting told all these lies?””We’re still not clean on this, Chris [Wallace]”.”If there’s nothing there, and that’s what they tell us, why all these lies?”Smith said his grandmother used to say that “oh, what a tangled web we leave when first we practice to deceive”. “I don’t know what to say”, Wallace said.As the Washington Post noted, Smith had either a Howard Beale or a Walter Cronkite moment, depending on your perspective.Its primetime stars, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, have been vocal supporters of the president who have cast doubt on claims that the Trump campaign broke laws by maintaining contacts with Russian nationals during the election.And on Friday’s “Fox News Specialists”, panelist Eric Bolling said Russian Federation may have been colluding with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, not Trump Jr., to get information on then-presidential rival Trump.