Fox News' Shep Smith Calls Out 'Concerted Effort' Involving His Colleagues Directly Telling Trump Not to Speak to Mueller
Fox News’ Shep Smith pointed out a striking pattern on his own network Wednesday: Anchors and guests have the habit of speaking directly to President Donald Trump.
Since Trump is known to be a fan and frequent viewer of Fox News, it’s not too much of a surprise that the people on the network would take the opportunity to deliver a message straight to the White House. But Smith noted that this is happening in a particularly stunning context.
“There appears to be a concerted effort,” he said, “to put a bunch of people on television having seen [the questions Robert Mueller reportedly wants to ask Trump], and to say into the television — like, this channel — ‘Uh, don’t do it, Mr. President. Don’t do it.’”
Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters, said it was a good point.
“If they start saying that, you never know if that will have an impact,” Mason said.
Shep Smith calls out people on his own network speaking directly to Trump through the TV telling him not to talk to Robert Mueller pic.twitter.com/lx4giKDRdt— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 2, 2018