Fox News better get its act together…
Fox News heavyweights, and two of their highest paid talents, Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith, are at war with each other.
It started when Joe diGenova called Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano a “fool” for saying that President Donald Trump broke the law on Tuesday.
Then on Wednesday’s broadcast anchor Shepard Smith fought for his colleague Napolitano while hitting his other colleague Carlson.
Fox News’ Shepard Smith and Tucker Carlson are feuding with each other and causing a civil war inside their own network. pic.twitter.com/1d7CODLjOb
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 26, 2019
“Last night, on this network during prime-time opinion programming, a partisan guest who supports President Trump was asked about Judge Napolitano’s legal assessment, and when he was asked, he said, unchallenged, ‘Judge Napolitano is a fool.’
“Attacking our colleague who is here to offer legal assessments on our air, in our work home, is repugnant,” Smith said.
That got the attention of Carlson who mocked Smith, insinuating that he is a partisan and laughing at the fact that he, or his guest, were called repugnant.
“Apparently our daytime host who hosted Judge Napolitano was watching last night and was outraged by what you said and, quite ironically, called you partisan,” Carlson said to diGenova.
The host went on to play the clip of Smith calling, at the minimum, one of them “repugnant,” and when he came back he was laughing.
“Repugnant!” he shouted in a jovial manner. “Not clear if that was you or me, but someone was repugnant!”
Carlson then played another clip of Napolitano saying that President trump broke the law and then said “unlike maybe some dayside hosts, I’m not very partisan.”
“So that’s why it doesn’t seem honest to me when a host, any host on any channel, including this one, pretends that the answer is obvious,” he said.
“That there is ironclad consensus about what the answer is when there, in fact, isn’t, when it’s a subjective question. That’s not news, is it? That’s opinion,” he said.
That is when diGenova said he was correct to assert that President Trump had not committed any crimes, and then took some more shots at Napolitano.
“He is entitled to feel that way,” he said. “He is a disappointed office seeker. He didn’t get the seat on the Supreme Court that he desperately wanted and he has been mad about it ever since.
“He showed it yesterday and he showed it so many times over the last year it’s pretty embarrassing actually for me. You know, I love the guy. God bless him.”
“I do too,” Carlson said. Before taking another, and this time more vicious shot at his hyper partisan colleague Smith.
“We invited him on tonight by the way. It makes people cynical when you dress up news coverage, when you dress up partisanship as news coverage and pretend that your angry political opinions are news. You know, people tune out,” he said.
Src: The Federalist Papers