Liberal radio host and TDS sufferer Dean Obeidallah is certain that William Barr is responsible for Shepard Smith’s abrupt departure from Fox News, and he’s managed to convince a Democrat lawmaker that we need yet another investigation.
His accusations come on the heels of a private meeting between Bill Barr and Rupert Murdoch that took place two days before Shep announced his departure.
Attorney General William Barr and media mogul Rupert Murdoch met privately in New York City on Wednesday evening as President Donald Trump ratchets up his attacks on the Fox News Channel, according to the New York Times.
The details of their discussion are unknown, as press representatives for the Trump official and chairman of the Fox Corporation refused to comment to the Times.
The report comes hours after President Trump ripped into Fox News, owned by Murdoch, for conducting a poll that found 51 percent of voters support his impeachment and removal from office. The president also took aim at several of the network’s anti-Trump personalities, including legal analyst Andrew Napolitano and daytime anchor Shepard Smith. [Breitbart]
During an interview segment with Democrat lawmaker Harley Rouda, Obeidallah asked Rouda if it was within his “parameters” to fire up an investigation into the matter.
“Now Shepard Smith resigns today, companies can do what they want, but is it proper, and is it something Oversight would look at — why the United States attorney general who is so close to Trump went to meet with a media outlet to discuss things, or is that not within your purview?” Obeidallah asked.
This is a conspiracy theory that’s been floating around online and apparently Obeidallah believes that Barr’s recent meeting wit Murdoch is what “pushed” Shep out the door.
Actually, I’d love it if that were true…
However, the logical counter-argument to this theory would be – if that was actually the case, wouldn’t rabid Trump-hater Shep Smith be the first to shout it from the rooftops?
Instead, Smith’s spokesperson said, “This was Shep’s decision and his alone. He’s taking an extended period of time off to be with his family. Following that who knows — he is not retiring.”
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Other reports indicate that Shep walked away from his $15 million annual salary because of his bruised ego over the Tucker Carlson feud. You can read that interesting story here.
But as usual, facts won’t stop Trump-hating Democrats. Lawmaker Harely Rouda actually agreed with Obeidallah’s goofy theory, and even went along with the “investigation” idea.
“I think it is within our purview because we want to know, because you raise a very very important question here,” Rouda told Obeidallah.
Allow me to remind you, that these are the same people who had no problem with AG Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on some secret tarmac in Arizona, the day before the FBI cleared his wife of criminal charges in the email probe.
Give me a break.
Rouda continued on, saying, “what the hell is the attorney general of the United States doing meeting with the head of Fox? And for what purpose could that possibly be, especially in light of the fact this is happening exactly at the same time the president of the United States is saying Fox News isn’t being kind enough to him.”
Maybe Dems can find another fake “whistleblower” and use this meeting to impeach William Barr? ?
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