Fox News is usually nothing but a right-wing propaganda machine. They spout the racist, homophobic, and anti-“anything-but-conservative” Christian rhetoric that their brainwashed, bigoted, ignorant viewers want to hear like it’s their job — because, well, it is. However, sometimes, even their own hosts get fed up and step out of line and tell the actual truth. That just happened with Shepard Smith with regards to the death of Fox Lake, Illinois police officer Joseph Gliniewicz.
We recently reported how Gliniewicz actually staged his own death. It was a suicide that was made to look like a murder, because it turns out the “hero” cop who was known for working with youth was actually embezzling money for years from the very organization so many praised him for heading up. He even tried to hire a hitman from the gang community to bump off a city employee who was about to cause his house of cards to tumble. Of course, before all of this came out, Fox quickly blamed black activists and their allies working to end police brutality against communities of color to explain why Gliniewicz was dead.
Well, Shep Smith was done defending what was said on his network prior to these revelations. He said in a recent broadcast, referencing the rabid right-wingers — particularly the ones he works with — who hate #BlackLivesMatter so much, while speaking with his on-air guest, Dann Schorr:
“Think of the narrative that came out of that from so many, many places, about, ‘It’s the fault of the Black Lives Matter movement.’ All of this stuff that was just, it really turned up the rhetoric and it really was factually wrong.”
Turning his attention to the dead cop’s attempt to have the official murdered, Smith continued:
“Today, it got disgusting.”
Schorr agreed with Smith, saying that the way to avoid having this big a glob of egg on one’s face is to “not jump to big conclusions.”
Smith echoed the sentiments, advising:
“Don’t get ahead of the news. It will run you over.”
They are right, of course. Too bad more folks over at Fox cannot see passed their biases like Shep Smith occasionally manages to do. These people’s fervent apologism for racist, brutal cops, their denial of systemic racism, and their own inherent racism means that they can’t do anything but blame #BlackLivesMatter for anything that goes wrong with cops, especially if there are fatalities involved.
Well, you fucked up big time on this one, Fox. Kudos to you, Shep Smith, for calling it out.