Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

Shepard Smith Just Condemned Donald Trump's Attacks on the Media Live on Fox News, and People Are Cheering

Shepard Smith Just Condemned Donald Trump's Attacks on the Media Live on Fox News, and People Are Cheering
Fox News

Whoah.

President Donald Trump's crusade against the free press has reached new heights in recent weeks, even including the president referring to his own words as "fake news." Trump has also referred to the press as "the real enemy of the people."

Fox News' Shepard Smith has had enough.


In a powerful segment Thursday afternoon, Smith tore into Trump's relentless attacks on American media.

"For those of you listening at home, journalists are not the enemy of the people. It's quite the opposite."

"Our profession is enshrined in the Constitution, and the fourth estate holds the essential job of being your eyes and often your ears, and when appropriate, your voice," Smith explained.

The free press is a "cornerstone of our republic."

Smith then recited a list of major media networks, all of whom he said: "operate in the public interest." Journalists "work to discern what is truth, then to present it to you with context and perspectives" while "striving to hold those in power to the same standards."

Smith continued: "This is the foundation of what we do, it's our reason for being, our purpose."

Smith then issued a plea to his audience...

Never have I personally misrepresented the truth to you. Our reports are checked, rechecked and approved at the highest editorial level at this network. In the event I make a mistake, I tell you and correct it in a timely and appropriate manner.

...which was followed by a takedown of Trump and his endless attacks on journalists and the truth.

As an aside, when the president attacks journalists, we question his motivation and try to discover the underlying reason. For historically, those who regularly and as a matter of pattern attack the messenger, who degrade and belittle the purveyors of truth, and work to diminish the free press, often find the facts displeasing, and endeavor to keep you from knowing them.

"We are on guard," Smith concludes, "and we hope that politics aside, for the greater good, you are too."

Some people on Twitter couldn't believe what they had just heard from a Fox News anchor.

Smith's defense of the truth and of his profession was praised by folks on social media, who also shared their bewilderment as to why telling the truth is now considered "heroic."

Others admitted that the average Fox viewer probably wishes Smith would go away.

More from People

Dubai Princess Publicly Demands 'Divorce' From Cheating Royal Husband In Blunt Instagram Post
@hhshmahra/Instagram

Dubai Princess Publicly Demands 'Divorce' From Cheating Royal Husband In Blunt Instagram Post

In an unexpected move, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai princess, addressed her husband's infidelity on Instagram, declaring their divorce.

Sheikha Mahra, who is daughter of the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wrote a scathing and short message to her husband.

Keep ReadingShow less
TikTok screenshot of Jodi Benson watching daughter sing; Ariel from the 1989 'The Little Mermaid'
@coolzjay/TikTok; Disney

'Little Mermaid' Star Jodi Benson Tears Up Watching Daughter Sing 'Part Of Your World' On Stage

A clip of the original voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, watching her daughter Delaney play the lead role in a stage production of The Little Mermaid has gone viral, and Benson revealed she was moved to tears by the performance.

Posted to TikTok, the video has already garnered more than 4.2 million views in only a few days, and people on the platform said they got a bit emotional, as well.

Keep ReadingShow less
Kate Beckinsale
@houseofmuamua_

Kate Beckinsale's Custom Swimsuit Sends Blunt Message To Her Haters Online

British actor Kate Beckinsale has no time for trolls criticizing her looks.

Instead of addressing haters' unsolicited assessments of her online, the 50-year-old actor came for them with a fierce fashion statement that said it all.

Keep ReadingShow less
Kit Connor
Karwai Tang/WireImage/GettyImages

Kit Connor Is Rumored To Be Top Choice For Gay MCU Superhero—And 'Heartstopper' Fans Are So Into It

Fans of Heartstopper were absolutely chuffed and crossing their fingers after hearing rumors that British actor Kit Connor was being considered to play a known LGBTQ+ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 20-year-old has been acting since he was just 8 in numerous TV and film projects, including roles in the 2018 films The Mercy, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. He also portrayed a teenaged Elton John in 2019's Rocketman and voiced Pantalaimon in the HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.

Keep ReadingShow less
yellow smiley face balloons
Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

People Explain Which Things Massively Improved Their Mental Health

It wasn't that long ago that mental health was only spoken of in hushed whispers due to ignorance and stigma.

But with education and awareness efforts, more people are paying attention to their own mental health and that of the people they care about.

Keep ReadingShow less