But as Joy Behar noted in her introduction, “When the Obama administration declared war on Fox News, I don’t think he had Shepard Smith in mind.”
“I mean when the White House is talking about you all the time you know you’ve got something going on,” said Smith.
He also talked about the misconception that Fox News isn’t giving the viewers “news.” His evidence? Tuesday night. “They’re coming for the news,” he said. “I mean, I think that people have, through all of this talk, people have come and sampled us and they’ve said, ‘They are giving us the news. When they say it’s opinion, it might be right-wing opinion. But when they say it’s the news, it’s the news.'”
And, as you can imagine, he had a great description of why the “Balloon Boy” got huge coverage: “There’s a balloon floating. The cops say there’s a kid in it. It’s running all across Colorado. We didn’t have anything else going on. I mean, might as well follow the balloon.”
Here’s The View clip (via J$):
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