By Ben Cohen
Shepard Smith shines again on the torture issue. It's amazing how politicians simply cannot answer simple questions:
There is one thing that would, make Shepard Smith's sexual orientation fair game for the press, and that's if it could be proven that it has in some way impacted his status at Fox News. So lo and behold, what do we have today but Gawker claiming that it has it on good authority that Shep was "demoted" at Fox News because he wanted to publicly come out.
It will surprise no one to learn that Trotter and Gawker are doubling-down on their flawed report, cleverly admitting that they got certain facts wrong the first time around but that overall the story they told was true -- that "the story stands." This is where journalism is in the year 2014. You can do that, I guess. You can be called out and corrected by more than one source and still have the nerve to claim that at least you were right about everything you weren't wrong about, while expecting that people will keep right on reading you like nothing happened.
As always, fuck yeah, Shep.
It took no time at all for Fox News to put a predictable narrative to the pictures it was showing out of Baltimore. Shep Smith, however, wasn't having any of it.