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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:25

Fox News’ Shep Smith Scolds Trump for Being Mean to CNN’s Jim Acosta

Written by  Warner Todd Huston

During his Wednesday afternoon broadcast on Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith came to the defense of CNN’s Jim Acosta and scolded President-elect Donald Trump for refusing to call on the CNNer at a press conference.

Smith was incensed that Trump called out CNN for “fake news.”

Shep’s heart bled for CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta after a contentious tête–à–tête during the President-Elect’s Wednesday afternoon press conference.

The back and forth between Trump and the CNN reporter came on a day when the nation awoke to find a fake news report by CNN that was augmented by a document dump by Internet site BuzzFeed. The story claimed that Donald Trump had made secret financial deals with Russia and also contained salacious stories about encounters with prostitutes. But the story had been hanging around at least since July and has been snubbed by every major news outlet in the country because nothing contained in the report is verifiable.

As a result of the release of the fake news, Trump decided he didn’t feel much like taking a question from CNN’s political reporter. Trump even pointedly called CNN “fake news” during the presser.

But Smith took offence that Trump refused to take a question from CNN’s Acosta and on his own show scolded the President-elect for “belittling or delegitimizing” CNN.

Read more at Breitbart

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