Skip to comments.Shepard Smith Shuts Down Discussion of Attacks on French Churches: ‘Not on My Watch’
Posted on 04/15/2019 1:20:15 PM PDT by Red Badger
Fox anchor Shepard Smith on Monday melted down when a French guest attempted to explain the ongoing attacks, violence and vandalism against French churches. Talking about the fire engulfing Notre Dame, where the cause is unknown, guest Philippe Karsenty began, For the past years, we've had churches desecrated each and every week all over France.
Just seconds after his guest was introduced, Smith immediately jumped in and reprimanded, Sir, sir, sir, we're not going to speculate of the cause of something that we don't know! If you have observations or you know something, we would love to hear it. After Karsenty attempted to respond, Smith shut down the whole interview: No, sir. Were not doing that here. Not now. Not on my watch! Philippe Karsenty, its very good of you to be here.
Twenty minutes later, Smith came back to concede the point about violence against French Christians, allowing, There have been a number of attacks on Catholic churches in the Paris area. But those two things [the Notre Dame fire and past incidents], we are not connecting at this moment.
Newsweek reported on March 21, 2019:
Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country.
Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.
The website Churchpop.com noted,
Since early February, vandals desecrated more than a dozen Catholic Churches throughout France. Theyve looted, burned, destroyed statues, threw consecrated hosts all over the floors, and marked a cross on the wall with human feces.
The Washington Post on April 2 reported: "Among attacks on churches in February, a cross of human excrement was found in the southern city of Nimes, a statue of Mary was smashed in a Paris suburb and a statue of Jesus decapitated...
Of course, that doesnt mean, in any way, thats what is happening in Paris. And people shouldnt recklessly speculate. But neither should Smith decide a guest is unlistenable simply because he tries to inform an American audience about what's going on in France.
Its not as though Smith himself hasn't speculated. In 2017, he became unhinged while discussing the Russia investigation. In 2015, he yelled at a fellow Fox host during a discussion of riots in Baltimore.
A transcript of the exchange and Smiths follow-up can be found below. Click expand to read more.
Cavuto just did the same.
So did Neil Cavuto. Fox News must be censoring any type of talk other than an accident.
What a screamer.
It i amazing the number of ways western dupes help the islamic takeover of the world.
I’ll keep this short. Go to hell, Shep.
He is a faggot leftist. There is no doubt in my mind that this was a terror attack. There had to be many witnesses and workers that were up there and they are all under wraps. That tells me everything.
Shepard Smith will probably be at Fox News for a lot longer than Tucker Carlson. That is the current state of affairs in in the current year.
Fox News, and Shephard Smith in particular, are propagandists in service of the Ministry of Propaganda.
Just because they have some shows that are not, doesn’t make most of their content propaganda.
Exactly. Did he do the same to everyone that said, “Russia, Russia, Russia?”
We know the answer to that.
heard BOTH , Smith & Cavuto .
It is ISLAMIC JIHAD during Holy Week!
They are doing the correct thing at this time. Wait for CNN and MSNBC to blame Trump for it, then Fox can correct them.
No siree, just because there are facts and evidence doesn't mean the US won't call it all a "conspiracy theory".
Cause of the fire unknown at this time, renovation project just started and other fires and vandalism have occurred in Paris at other places. The 8th Air Force and the RAF are not under suspicion at this point.
Brainless little twink.
He should have worn his wad-less panties today
I was live streaming Fox, and his rude response and holier than thou attitude and dismissiveness, were so incredibly over the top. Short of changing channels theres not much we can do, his bias and bigotry or insufferable.
Other than Tucker I have not watched Fox news in a few years. CRTV, Tucker and OANN is supplemented with an ample amount of news from the internet.
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