On his FNC show Studio B with Sheppard Smith today, host Shep Smith went against the Fox News definition reconciliation as the nuclear option by explaining what it really involves, then he added, “If you are interested in this matter of reconciliation…you should go to Google and Google it…do your own research.”
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
After telling his viewers what reconciliation really is, and has been used for in the past, he brought in Carl Cameron to discuss the legislative status of healthcare reform, Smith added, “If you are interested in this matter of reconciliation, how it’s been used in the past, where it fits into the Constitution and all the rest, you should go to Google and Google it. There are a lot of quotes probably from your senator or representative.”
It is at this point that Cameron the good company man jumped in and added, “Or talk to us.” Smith continued, “Oh yeah, talk to us, but Google it. Do your own research. It is too important to just listen to me about, that’s for sure.” Shep Smith is encouraging FNC viewers to not blindly follow the network, but to do their own research and think. Is he trying to get fired?
I would have loved to have seen what would have happened if Cameron had not been there to pull him back. I am sure this won’t the die hard right wingers who were already calling for Smith’s head on a platter very happy. The problem is that Smith doesn’t always fit the Fox News agenda because he has a bad habit of using facts.
I believe that Smith is correct. People should think for themselves instead of being told what to think by any television network or personality, however there is loads of misinformation out there on the Internet too. The best thing a person can do is actually read the source information and not some interpretation of a bill or a program by either a liberal or conservative host.