Fox’s Shepard Smith, like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, says Wisconsin budget repair bill is nothing but a lie and is only about hurting Democrats

Paul K. writes:

Anyone who watches Fox News must be aware that its most flamboyant newscaster, Shepard Smith, is no conservative. Nevertheless, I was a little surprised to hear his analysis of the Wisconsin impasse today when he was speaking with Juan Williams:

It’s all political isn’t it? Isn’t it just 100 percent politics? … There is no budget crisis in Wisconsin. They’ve given concessions… Have you looked at the list of the top 10 donors to political campaigns? Seven of those 10 donate to Republicans. The other three that remain of those top 10, they all donate to Democrats and they are all unions. Bust the unions, it’s over … And this started when? It started with the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers were organizing … I’m not taking a side on this, I’m telling you what’s going on … The facts! But people don’t want to hear the facts … let them get angry, facts are troublesome creatures from time to time. The Koch brothers, and others, were organized to bust labor, it’s what big business wants to do, this isn’t a new concept. So they gave a bunch of money to the governor’s campaign. The governor’s campaign is over. Now, away we go! We’re going to try to bust this union up, and that’s what they’re doing. If you’re against the unions, you’re all for the governor, if you’re for the unions … this is political and everyone in the middle is a pawn … To pretend this is about a fiscal crisis in the state of Wisconsin is malarkey.

Juan Williams actually presented the more balanced viewpoint.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 23, 2011 07:27 PM | Send

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