Shephard Smith is something of a contrarian at FOX News. Over the past few months, he has often poked fun at Glenn Beck, criticized the use of torture on terror suspects, and this week, cited the Department of Homeland Security's report that singled out right wing hate groups when reporting on the Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting.
If, as Charles Krauthammer put it yesterday, FOX News created an alternate reality for its viewers, Smith has seemed somewhat reluctant to play along. As a result, some conservatives are calling for him to be fired. WorldNetDaily and Rush Limbaugh have aimed at Smith. So have conservative blogs like HotAir and Atlas Shrugs, where Pamela Geller wrote:
...Shep sucks. And Shep has always sucked, and it's time to get rid of the deadwood. I don't know where he gets off talking down to us [conservatives], but it's not his job to defend Obama and to try to tie African American racism into this Jew hating incident.
No wonder RNC Chairman Michael Steele has stopped referring to the GOP as a "big tent".
Where do you stand? If you've watched Smith's program, what is your opinion of the man?
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