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Breitbart.tv Calls Out Shepard Smith For ‘Erratic And Overly Emotional Editorializing’

Now this is the sort of mini-media feud that we can get behind. Last night the editors of Breitbart.tv published a clip of Fox News Shepard Smith reporting a toxic spill in Hungary, exclaiming in his inimitable way “look at that Toxic sludge flowing through the freaking neighborhood!” But in setting up the clip, the editors took a shot at what they deemed to be Smith’s “erratic and overly emotional editorializing.” Shots fired!

The small, yet rather significant comment reads:

We here at Breitbart.tv don’t run stories or reference in any way reports from this show, and because of the history of statements, and erratic and overly emotional editorializing from this anchor we do not and will not trust his judgment.

Why is Breitbart taking at aim at the respected Smith? Perhaps because Smith took aim at Breitbart (and his network of Big sites) during the Shirley Sherrod affair.

“We here at Studio B did not run the video and did not reference the story in any way for many reasons, among them: we didn’t know who shot it, we didn’t know when it was shot, we didn’t know the context of the statement, and because of the history of the videos on the site where it was posted, in short we do not and did not trust the source.”

Fun! Watch the video of the initial report below:

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