Fox News isn't exactly known for its accurate reporting, despite "Fair and Balanced" being the network's former motto.
Fox host Shep Smith, however, brought a dose of truth to the network's viewers—and it left them with a bitter taste in their mouths.
Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham frequently decry the Russia "hoax" and claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report amounts to a complete exoneration of President Donald Trump.
As Shep Smith pointed out, that is by no means the case.
Shep Smith Urges Fox News Viewers to Read Mueller Report: 'Did Not Exonerate' Trump www.youtube.com
Smith reminded viewers:
"Remember in his 400 plus page report—that everyone in America should read, everyone—Robert Mueller laid out ten instances of apparent obstruction of justice, criminal obstruction of justice potentially by President Trump. The Special Counsel did not exonerate the President, said if they could've, they would've, but they couldn't so they didn't."
It's no secret to most Americans by now—even if they haven't read the report—that the Special Counsel didn't by any means exonerate the President.
To Fox News viewers, however, urging Americans to read the full report and learn this for themselves is nakedly biased and Shep began taking heat.
@VanityFair Shep Smith is a freaking liberal and should work for CNN instead— BuckeyeFan (@BuckeyeFan)1560366317.0
"Shep Smith" 🤡#CLOWNBOY🤡 https://t.co/MfvkiJlIdQ— FireFightersForTrump (@FireFightersForTrump)1560366314.0
"Shep Smith" Here is a summary of the Mueller report: ℕ𝕆 ℂ𝕆𝕃𝕃𝕌𝕊𝕀𝕆ℕ. ℕ𝕆 𝕆𝔹𝕊𝕋ℝ𝕌ℂ𝕋𝕀𝕆ℕ. ℕ𝕆 𝕀𝕄ℙ𝔼𝔸ℂℍ𝕄𝔼ℕ𝕋. 𝕊𝕋𝕆ℙ 𝕋ℍ𝔼 ℍ𝔸𝕋𝔼.🇺🇸— Richard Shell (@Richard Shell)1560366236.0
Maybe Shep Smith should read the Mueller Report. It says NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. He lied to his audience f… https://t.co/eD9z5G1KLV— ❌ Unnamed Source ❌ (@❌ Unnamed Source ❌)1560366852.0
@TwitterMoments I know this is fake news because Shep Smith doesn't have any viewers. Well maybe his mom watches....— CMartin (@CMartin)1560366775.0
@DamonEmbry I can’t stand Shep Propagandist Smith! He is so full of it. Why @FoxNews keeps that biased jerk is beyo… https://t.co/ePRN8pkUxE— trumpeteer (@trumpeteer)1560367814.0
Though Fox News devotees may rail against him, others commended Shep Smith for speaking truth to an audience against it.
if you don’t know who #ShepSmith is... he has been laying down the truth and smacking down morons in a politically… https://t.co/6hKDKYiIGx— Tom Hardly (@Tom Hardly)1560367293.0
@AvAforBLUE @VanityFair Shep Smith has always been the good one there https://t.co/28RECSQnxf— John Arthur Cox III (@John Arthur Cox III)1560367596.0
Way to go Shep Smith! Educating ourselves is how one can keep the muddy waters clear @ShepNewsTeam @senatemajldr… https://t.co/HdacfPY1o2— @Laughter and Gratitude (@@Laughter and Gratitude)1560368075.0
Some think that no matter how often Shep proclaims the truth, Fox viewers will never be open to it.
Bless his heart. Shep Smith asks Fox viewers to read the Mueller report as if he believes any of them read anythin… https://t.co/JrmVtsFnaK— Aღanda (@Aღanda)1560367516.0
#FoxNews Shep Smith must be fired for his traitorous remarks. He says his viewers need to read the #MuellerReport b… https://t.co/IJ1gADmXRJ— Donald J. Trump ᶠᵃᵏᵉ (@Donald J. Trump ᶠᵃᵏᵉ)1560367840.0
#ShepSmith. Shep: Every Democracy requires participation which requires you to read the Mueller Report Fox View… https://t.co/QVCNqV2RGv— Latino Donald Trump (@Latino Donald Trump)1560367842.0
Nevertheless, keep up the good work, Shep.