Shep Smith is a bad ass. In this day and age, any conservative who’s got the guts to speak truth to power should be considered a national hero. Smith broadcasts from the belly of the beast – this makes him doubly heroic. Both he and Chris Wallace have been passionate in their criticism of Donald J. Trump. Their commentary has been compelling and spot on. This unfortunately can’t be said about their fellow colleagues on Fox, who sound like they could all be reporting for Der Stürmer. As far as I’m concerned, out of all the Fox News hosts, the most repellent is Sean Hannity. That helmet haired, rabbit-faced muldoon has got his head so far up Trump’s ass, he’s tasting hair dye.

Yesterday, during a broadcast of his radio show, Hannity expressed his irritation at Smith over his unfair treatment of his favorite talking yam.

“I’ll say this about the Fox News Channel, there are voices on Fox that drive me nuts. Like, Shep and I been friends for years. We just respect we don’t agree. And the media was praising Shep, and he’s not the biggest fan of Trump. Fine! We don’t talk politics when we hang out. When I see him we have the best time, and we just have this mutual respect.”

Smith later responded through mediaite:

Sometimes facts are displeasing. Journalists report them without fear or favor.”

At this point, I don’t see how Wallace and Smith can stay on there. Do they even have an audience – a Republican audience? I, for one, appreciate them and what they symbolize. They’ve got moxie and give me a sliver of hope that this country hasn’t gone completely over the edge in its lunatic divisiveness. It used to be that simply telling the truth and doing what’s right was just a thing decent people did. It was an expectation – nothing to be lauded. In Trumpandia, the bar has been decidedly lowered and while supporters/defenders of the rotting squash continue to limbo under it, I’m always heartened when I see conservatives willing to make the leap over – to sanity.

So good for you Shep Smith with your weird bedroom eyes and Liberace hairdo and a big thumbs up to you Chris Wallace with your permanent smirk. In my book – you’re both aces.

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