Fox News Anchorman Shepard Smith has been on a roll the last few days as details from the “Torture Memos” have been discussed and dissected by various members of the media.
Yesterday, Fox News viewers were treated to anchorman Shepard Smith and former New York Times reporter Judith Miller’s repeated and passionate condemnation of torture, at one point Smith declared, “We are America, we don’t torture! And the moment that is not the case, I want off the train! This government is of, by, and for the people — that means it’s mine. That means — I’m not saying what is torture, and what is not torture, but I’m saying, whatever it is, you don’t do it for me! I want off the train when the government starts — I want off, next stop, now!”
Later in the day, while Smith was anchoring the Foxnews.com’s “Strategy Room”, Shepard Smith let loose the F* bomb when reporter Trace Gallagher suggested harsh interrogation tactics might be an effective tool to use to gather information.
I don’t watch Fox News that often but when I do, I generally find myself tuning in when Shepard Smith is on the air. I find him to be more level headed and moderate than many other of his colleagues on the channel, so it is refreshing to see him act this way and I applaud him for his stance, even though he is non committal on what constitutes torture.