Shep Smith is dropping some truth bombs over on Fox. The dotard is not going to be happy about this.
Last Friday, Donald Trump decided to manipulate the news cycle, and his ignorant supporters, by picking a fight with African-American football players in the NFL. Trump told his all white audience in Alabama that NFL team owners should fire any player who takes a knee during the national anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! He is fired!,'” Trump said.
Why Trump would choose this particular fight is up for debate. But, clearly, he thought that the country would side with him. He has tried to turn this entire controversy into an “us vs. them” fight, with “those (black) people” coming down on the side that’s against the flag and the troops and patriotism.
Of course, that’s a lie. The players taking a knee during the anthem are protesting racism and police brutality. They aren’t attacking the flag any more than Rosa Parks was attacking buses.
People on the left get this. We see through Trump’s bullshit. Unfortunately Trump’s idiot base is buying into Trump’s racist con….as usual. But not all of them.
On Monday, Fox News’ Shepherd Smith dropped some truth on his Trump-supporting audience.
Talking to Politico reporter Rachael Bade, Smith said,
“It’s very clear that for his base, this is the red meat of all red meat. Because they’re able to reframe this. They’re able to say, ‘Oh, they’re attacking the national anthem, they’re attacking the troops, they’re attacking the flag.”
“None of which they’re doing,” he continued. “They’re not doing any of that. They’re upset about racial injustice in the country and they’re upset about the things that the president has said, and yet he’s able to turn it around for his base. Isn’t this all a play to his base, and could it possibly be so that they don’t notice there is no health care and North Korea’s the biggest mess since the Cold War?”
And then Smith actually admitted that Fox holds some responsibility for allowing Trump’s lies to continue. He said,
“Of course they’re not protesting the national anthem. That’s not what they’re doing and we’re complicit.”
Rachel Bade also understood the truth. She told Smith, “[This Trump lie] is just bad all around for Republicans.”
Fox News' Shep Smith: Trump is turning around the NFL kneeling issue for his base, reframing it into something it's not. pic.twitter.com/ARhmDm95MC
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 26, 2017