"White House gives Fox accurate place cards at SOTU lunch" (HuffPost's Calvino Partigiani)
Credit poor Shep Smith with keeping his cool as he notes how, at the White House SOTU lunch, he and Fox Noise colleague Bret Baier had place cards that identified their affiliation as just "FOX," unlike such nearby colleagues as Brian Williams of "NBC NEWS" and Scott Pelley of "CBS NEWS" and David Muir of "ABC NEWS." He says he thinks he and Bret will go with "News."
If only it were their choice. Unfortunately for them, the decision as to what goes out on their network was decided from the inception by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, and in the years since, they've only doubled down on their original inspiration. Clearly HuffPost's Calivno Partigiani got it right in saying that the White House had given the Noisy Network's guys "accurate place cards."
Do you suppose Shep thought his viewers would be outraged rather than bemused at the White House's evident slight? Personally, I'm going to go with bemused.
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