Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Minutes after a fire began to engulf the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Fox News anchor Shep Smith interviewed a man he described as a "French elected official" who immediately characterized the blaze as "the French 9/11" and said only the "politically correct will tell you that it's probably an accident."

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sad. and iimnm french defamation laws are opposite from usa.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-16 03:31 AM | Reply

2 Muslim types laughing with the church thing burning in the background.

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BOAZ and DOTARD are on the case!

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-16 07:35 AM | Reply

Typical of Fox News, not so much of Shep Smith, he's been fairly decent til this episode.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-16 09:36 AM | Reply

Typical of Fox News, not so much of Shep Smith, he's been fairly decent til this episode.

#3 | POSTED BY DANNI

You should always double check something if it sounds fantastical.

thehill.com

Smith cut him off and ended the interview.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-16 10:31 AM | Reply

Then there is Tucker Carlson, who isn't saying what his guest might be suggesting:

During a segment on Carlson's show Monday, the show's host and Steyn discussed the alleged decline of Christianity in France in light of the fire. Carlson began by conditioning that "were not speculating about the cause of this fire."

"Though it happened, as [Fox News correspondent] Trace Gallagher noted, at the beginning of Holy Week," the Fox News host continued. "And it is not the only church that has caught fire in France in the last year, we've seen quite a few desecrations of churches. Again not saying that this is one of them."

Later in the segment, the conservative commentator detailed a trip he took to France in 2016, where he visited the Rouen Cathedral for the funeral of French Catholic priest Jacques Hamel and the Basilica of Saint-Denis. It's basically "a Christian museum in the heart of what is now a Muslim suburb in effect," Steyn said. "There is no sense of Christianity outside of the walls of that cathedral."

www.newsweek.com

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-16 10:41 AM | Reply


@#4 .... Smith cut him off and ended the interview. ...

Thanks for that follow-up. When I read the summary I thought that it did not sound like Shepard Smith.

From the link you cited:

..."Sir, sir, sir, we're not going to speculate here of the cause of something which we don't know," Smith said. "If you have observations or you know something, we would love to hear it."

Karsenty said that he was warning viewers that they "need to be ready" before Smith cut his guest off again.

"No, sir, we're not doing that here, not now, not on my watch," Smith said before ending the interview with Karsenty.

Smith noted that officials suspect that the fire started in the rear of the cathedral, reportedly linked to restoration efforts....


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-16 12:14 PM | Reply

Just like here in America when a black church burns, no one speculates on what started it.

#7 | Posted by homerj at 2019-04-16 12:26 PM | Reply

no one speculates on what started it.

#7 | Posted by homerj

Well, sorta,

We speculate and YOU deny... until the truth is too overwhelming to deny any longer.

Then you change the subject or run and hide.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-16 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's funny there were people IN the church at the time and the fire started in the attic where they were starting work... So...

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-04-16 09:09 PM | Reply

Definition of Faux News to Liberals is anything that is said they don't agree with. I clicked on this thinking it was going to be some obviously fake news chatter like Onion or The Daily Show, but you got me. It's just another attempt at a Liberal to try to demonize the side they don't lick the -------- of.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-17 12:11 PM | Reply

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#9 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

They weren't starting to work there was a mass going on.

It was open to public with "correct" attire.

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-17 12:29 PM | Reply

Anything that helps them sell their fake "war on christians" victim story. All part of getting christians to vote for the antichrist party.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-17 01:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Definition of Faux News to Liberals is anything that is said they don't agree with.

#10 | Posted by humtake

Yeah because they dont agrees with lies. Faux news is just trump tv now. Screaming about "caravans!" right before every election. Saying trump is vindicated by the barr report. It's a hostile propaganda operation. It is the corporation that has done more damage to america than any other.

There is no equivilant on the left.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-17 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Definition of Faux News to Liberals is anything that is said they don't agree with.

#10 | Posted by humtake

Ummmmm Fixed Gnus is EVERYTHING that liberals don't agree with.

#10 | Posted by humtake

FTFY

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 04:31 PM | Reply

Anything that helps them sell their fake "war on christians" victim story. All part of getting christians to vote for the antichrist party.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

and we know that it isn't true how?

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-17 04:59 PM | Reply

and we know that it isn't true how?

#15 | Posted by Sniper

We don't know ANYTHING. But that didn't stop fox from suggesting a war on christians to their moronic viewers like a good propaganda source for sociopaths.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-17 05:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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