Many Fox News hosts, journalists and commentators fanned the flames when DHS put out its report on domestic terrorism. For example, Sean Hannity had the following to say on April 15:
“if you disagree with that liberal path that President Obama’s taken the country down, you may soon catch the attention of the Department of Homeland Security. Now the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis has issued an intel assessment that warns of a rise of what they’re calling right-wing extremism. But critics of the report say their definition of a right-wing extremist sounds awfully close to somebody who might simply just disagree with the Obama administration.”
However, Shep Smith, of “We don’t *expletive deleted* torture” fame on Fox News broke from the pack.
Once again, Shep Smith commands respect. I am fairly rough of Fox News. Generally speaking, I do not think they are fair and balanced. I believe they filter our news for us more than other stations. However, in Shep’ case, it is time for some kudos! He definitely gets the “Did the Right Thing Award.”