Fox News word war: Tucker Carlson mocking fellow network host Shepard Smith on comments about the legality of President Trump & # 39; s Ukrainian call
- Tucker Carlson focused on Shepard Smith on Wednesday night during his show
- It came after Smith earlier that day defended Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano who was one of Carlson & # 39; s previous guests an & # 39; fool & # 39; had mentioned
- Saga was lit on Tuesday when Smith had assistant and former judge Napolitano during his show about the appeal from Trump and Ukraine
- Pro-Trump lawyer Joe diGenova later called him a & # 39; fool & # 39; in the Carlson show
- Smith threw comments on his show on Wednesday and said the attack on a Fox News employee & # 39; disgusting & # 39; used to be
A word battle broke out between two Fox News hosts after Tucker Carlson mocked his colleague Shepard Smith about comments about President Donald Trump and his appeal in Ukraine.
Carlson founded Smith on his show on Wednesday evening after defending a Fox News analyst earlier in the day.
The running saga was fired on Tuesday when Smith Fox News employee and former judge Andrew Napolitano had in his show to talk about the call from Trump and Ukraine.
Judge Napolitano told Smith that it would be a crime if Trump had asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden to find dirt on him.
Tucker Carlson (left) mocked his Fox News colleague Shepard Smith during his show on Wednesday evening when he interviewed pro-Trump lawyer Joe diGenova (right)
& # 39; It is a crime for the president to ask for help for his campaign from a foreign government & # 39 ;, said Napolitano during the Smith show.
Later that night on the Carlson show, pro-Trump attorney Joe diGenova beat the judge as a & # 39; fool & # 39; and said his opinions & # 39; foolish & # 39; goods.
It led to a backlash from Smith, who marked the reactions to his show on Wednesday.
Smith said that diGenova is a & # 39; partisan guest & # 39; and that his comments remained undisputed by prime time host Carlson.
& # 39; It is disgusting to attack our colleague who is here to offer legal assessments in our home air, & # 39; Smith told his viewers.
In response, Carlson invited diGenova back to his show on Wednesday evening to mock Smith.
& # 39; Apparently our daytime host who organized Judge Napolitano was watching last night and indignant about what you said and, ironically, called you partisan, & # 39; Carlson said.
The saga fired when Smith (above) defended a Fox News analyst who was one of Carlson's previous guests – pro-Trump lawyer Joe diGenova – as a & # 39; fool & # 39; had defeated. Smith threw comments on his show on Wednesday and said the attack on a Fox News employee & # 39; disgusting & # 39; used to be
Smith had Fox News employee and former judge Andrew Napolitano during his show on the Trump-Ukraine call on Tuesday. Judge Napolitano said it would be a crime if Trump had asked the Ukraine to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden to find dirt on him
After replaying Smith's comments from earlier in the day, Carlson said to his guest: & # 39; Disgusting. Not clear if that was you or me, but someone was disgusted. & # 39;
& # 39; Now, unlike some hosts, I am not very party-bound, & # 39; Carlson said. & # 39; Is it a crime or not? Given everything that has happened in the last 24 hours. I want to give it to you again. Was it a crime or not? & # 39;
DiGenova reiterated his conviction that it is not a crime.
& # 39; I don't think it's fair when a host, every host on every channel, including this one, claims that the answer is obvious, & # 39; Carlson said. & # 39; That's not news, right? That is an opinion.
& # 39; Why are we in a situation where people do not want to admit that their passions send their news?
# Wouldn't it be better if we just said out loud that you know this is what I think? For example, you will never hear me criticize Rachel Maddow. I never agree with what she says. But she's simple, it's her opinion. Why wouldn't it be better if we were so transparent about what drives our shows?
& # 39; It makes people cynical when you dress news coverage, when you dress bias as news coverage and pretend that your angry political opinions are news, you know, people tune in. & # 39;
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