Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fox News' Shepard Smith not a good breaking news anchor

Watching the news break on Dec. 2, 2015 about the tragic mass shooting in which at least 14 people in San Bernadino, Calif. died, on several channels, I came across Fox News Channel's anchor Shepard Smith. He was trying to handle the voluminous bits and pieces of information coming in that afternoon.

It wasn't long before I realized I was becoming part of a ranting conversation with a person who sounded more like one of a bunch of backyard gossipers voicing opinions over the fence after hanging up the day's wash than a handler of factual information.

Here was a person who should have been delivering the facts as they develop -- and like all other networks -- getting expert opinions on the unfolding event, and he's complaining why police were going to hold a news conference at a particular time period when the event was still active, and "why aren't they ..." and "why didn't they ..."

Sorry, but with a half hour of this manure spreading I had to move on and change channels.

One thing is for certain.  Shepard Smith is good at handling the general news coverage in a light-hearted manner BUT when it comes to a hard breaking news event, he's out of his league.  

Thank God he didn't take his rant so afr that he would have to yell "the sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

C'mon, Fox News, you can do far better than that.