Anchor Shepard Smith Breaks Ranks With FOX and Blasts Trump White House

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Without a doubt! Yet the blind loyalists will follow and deny no matter what. They then throw out Obama and Clinton stuff to justify their support. They are non-factors right now, nothing in the political landscape. Obama raking in dough and HRC is doing the same. As has been stated, he is not the problem, he is exactly what I thought. His supporters are what I find interesting, but I still say let him ride it out the 4 years. He was elected, let it play out. But he is going to continue to get bashed in the media. If he can't get a grip on that, his effectiveness will be nothing. Ignore them.

    Take the high road DJT.
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    Fox Legal Analyst: Russia Meeting 'Would've Been A Felony' If They Got Clinton Info - HuffPost
    Fox Legal Analyst: Russia Meeting '''Would'''ve Been A Felony''' If They Got Clinton Info

    Here's another

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    Blasting the Trump Administration is good for ratings.
    Help me understand.

    Smith's stance (and presumably Napolitano's and Krauthammer's as well) are part of an effort to increase Fox's ratings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Help me understand.

    Smith's stance (and presumably Napolitano's and Krauthammer's as well) are part of an effort to increase Fox's ratings?
    Sure, why not. Trump has a lot of enemies in his own party and its hard for even Fox to ignore the large liberal populations in this country.

    The Russia narrative saturation is a redirection away from improvement in the economy, more effective border control, a conservative supreme court nominee, a balance budget proposal, and a much firmer foreign policy stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    Sure, why not. Trump has a lot of enemies in his own party and its hard for even Fox to ignore the large liberal populations in this country.

    The Russia narrative saturation is a redirection away from improvement in the economy, more effective border control, a conservative supreme court nominee, a balance budget proposal, and a much firmer foreign policy stance.
    Just wondering why the majority of the staff at Fox would then take stances that would undermine their ratings. At most places, costing your place of employment money isn't the best way to assure job security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Just wondering why the majority of the staff at Fox would then take stances that would undermine their ratings. At most places, costing your place of employment money isn't the best way to assure job security.
    Just ask Greta Van Susteren! How many conservative perspectives are shared at CNN, MSNBC, ABC or CBS?

    The fact that Fox allows dissenting opinions and positions makes it the "Thinking Mans" choice. Viewership for the other networks are for sheep who only want their views reinforced, not challenged. Media is solely entertainment now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    Just ask Greta Van Susteren! How many conservative perspectives are shared at CNN, MSNBC, ABC or CBS?

    The fact that Fox allows dissenting opinions and positions makes it the "Thinking Mans" choice. Viewership for the other networks are for sheep who only want their views reinforced, not challenged. Media is solely entertainment now.
    I don't know because I don't watch any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    Just ask Greta Van Susteren! How many conservative perspectives are shared at CNN, MSNBC, ABC or CBS?

    The fact that Fox allows dissenting opinions and positions makes it the "Thinking Mans" choice. Viewership for the other networks are for sheep who only want their views reinforced, not challenged. Media is solely entertainment now.
    I'll have to admit that I've never heard that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    I don't know because I don't watch any of them.
    I don't either. I find social media is a more effective(less spun for dramatization purposes) at communicating political information.

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    Did the Clinton camp commit crimes meeting with Ukraine to get dirt on the Trump team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    Did the Clinton camp commit crimes meeting with Ukraine to get dirt on the Trump team?
    There may be another thread on that topic.

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    Now it's the WSJ's turn.

    Mr. Cobb has an opening to change the Trump strategy to one with the best chance of saving his Presidency: radical transparency. Release everything to the public ahead of the inevitable leaks. Mr. Cobb and his team should tell every Trump family member, campaign operative and White House aide to disclose every detail that might be relevant to the Russian investigations.
    That means every meeting with any Russian or any American with Russian business ties. Every phone call or email. And every Trump business relationship with Russians going back years. This should include every relevant part of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which the President will resist but Mr. Mueller is sure to seek anyway.
    Then release it all to the public. Whatever short-term political damage this might cause couldn’t be worse than the death by a thousand cuts of selective leaks, often out of context, from political opponents in Congress or the special counsel’s office. If there really is nothing to the Russia collusion allegations, transparency will prove it. Americans will give Mr. Trump credit for trusting their ability to make a fair judgment. Pre-emptive disclosure is the only chance to contain the political harm from future revelations.
    This is the opposite of the Clinton stonewall strategy, which should be instructive. That strategy saved Bill Clinton’s Presidency in the 1990s at a fearsome price and only because the media and Democrats in Congress rallied behind him. Mr. Trump can’t count on the same from Republicans and most of the media want him run out of office.
    If Mr. Trump’s approval rating stays under 40% into next year, Republicans will begin to separate themselves from an unpopular President in a (probably forlorn) attempt to save their majorities in Congress. If Democrats win the House, the investigations into every aspect of the Trump business empire, the 2016 campaign and the Administration will multiply. Impeachment will be a constant undercurrent if not an active threat. His supporters will become demoralized.

    The Trumps and the Truth - WSJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    Did the Clinton camp commit crimes meeting with Ukraine to get dirt on the Trump team?
    I don't have issue with either, as long as there was no financial arrangement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Now it's the WSJ's turn.

    [FONT="]Mr. Cobb has an opening to change the Trump strategy to one with the best chance of saving his Presidency: radical transparency. Release everything to the public ahead of the inevitable leaks. Mr. Cobb and his team should tell every Trump family member, campaign operative and White House aide to disclose every detail that might be relevant to the Russian investigations.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]That means every meeting with any Russian or any American with Russian business ties. Every phone call or email. And every Trump business relationship with Russians going back years. This should include every relevant part of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which the President will resist but Mr. Mueller is sure to seek anyway.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]Then release it all to the public. Whatever short-term political damage this might cause couldn’t be worse than the death by a thousand cuts of selective leaks, often out of context, from political opponents in Congress or the special counsel’s office. If there really is nothing to the Russia collusion allegations, transparency will prove it. Americans will give Mr. Trump credit for trusting their ability to make a fair judgment. Pre-emptive disclosure is the only chance to contain the political harm from future revelations.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]This is the opposite of the Clinton stonewall strategy, which should be instructive. That strategy saved Bill Clinton’s Presidency in the 1990s at a fearsome price and only because the media and Democrats in Congress rallied behind him. Mr. Trump can’t count on the same from Republicans and most of the media want him run out of office.[/FONT]
    If Mr. Trump’s approval rating stays under 40% into next year, Republicans will begin to separate themselves from an unpopular President in a (probably forlorn) attempt to save their majorities in Congress. If Democrats win the House, the investigations into every aspect of the Trump business empire, the 2016 campaign and the Administration will multiply. Impeachment will be a constant undercurrent if not an active threat. His supporters will become demoralized.

    The Trumps and the Truth - WSJ
    There is the measured approval rating, and the actual approval rating. POTUS performance in office is quite strong! Rolling back the regulatory restrictions that kill commerce, enforcing immigration law, stimulating DOMESTIC job growth, firmness in foreign policy, balance budget proposal, conservative SCOTUS nominee.

    In everything regarding Trump, media and by extension polling organizations, feed us information that liberals wish were true. Papa, you folks on the left should have learned by now that you are being lied to by forces that have interests threatened by this POTUS. We will see you at midterms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    There is the measured approval rating, and the actual approval rating. POTUS performance in office is quite strong! Rolling back the regulatory restrictions that kill commerce, enforcing immigration law, stimulating DOMESTIC job growth, firmness in foreign policy, balance budget proposal, conservative SCOTUS nominee.

    In everything regarding Trump, media and by extension polling organizations, feed us information that liberals wish were true. Papa, you folks on the left should have learned by now that you are being lied to by forces that have interests threatened by this POTUS. We will see you at midterms.
    No doubt.

    If the President can get shed of "The Russia Problem", I foresee gains by the Rs.

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