Shepard Smith recently appeared at a media event and spoke out for the first time since leaving FOX News.
He apparently believes the press is a victim of intimidation. That will come as news to Trump supporters who have been attacked by the majority of the press for the last three years.
Shepard Smith Laments ‘Intimidation of the Press’ in First Speech Since Fox Exit
Veteran TV anchor Shepard Smith decried the “intimidation” of journalists Thursday evening in his first public appearance since departing the Fox News Channel.
Smith, known for his critical coverage of the Trump administration, made the remark in a speech before the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards in New York City.
“Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomena,” Smith, who hosted the event, said before taking a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump. “We don’t have to look far for evidence of that.”
“Our belief a decade ago that the online revolution would liberate us now seems a bit premature,” Smith continued. “Autocrats have learned how to use those same online tools to shore up their power. They flood the world of information with garbage and lies masquerading as news… There’s a phrase for that.”
“They dispatch troll armies after critical reporters, who are vilified and harassed. Their personal information – such as phone numbers, address, ID numbers – posted and published as an invitation for even more attacks,” he added.
Overnight, Shep has become a darling of the left. Who could have predicted that?
— Miss Conception (@MissConception0) November 22, 2019
Shepard Smith Makes First Comments Since Leaving Fox, Decries 'Autocrats' Who Push 'Garbage and Lies, Masquerading as News' https://t.co/LLyr8GiYdg
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 22, 2019
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 22, 2019
They can have him.