Tucker Carlson Addresses His Feud With Shepard Smith

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Tucker Carlson Addresses His Feud With Shepard Smith
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Tucker Carlson Addresses His Feud With Shepard Smith
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In an unusual turn of events, Tucker Carlson publicly addressed his feud with fellow Fox News colleague Shepard Smith live on air. The move comes in response to comments from Shepard Smith regarding an interview on Carlson’s program the night before. Smith condemned Carlson for not defending Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano from an insult hurled by a guest.

Smith, like Carlson, made his comments live on his Fox News program. The criticism clearly did not sit well with Carlson. Not only did Carlson spend more than five minutes addressing the controversy, he invited the previous evening’s guest back to discuss the topic.

The whole incident began Tuesday night when former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova called Napolitano a “fool” over the Fox News analyst’s assertion that President Trump had committed a crime while speaking to the Ukranian President. Carlson, to Smith’s dismay, chose not to defend his Fox News colleague. Although, diGenova wasn’t backtracking his prior statement when he appeared on the program again the next evening.

Instead, diGenova questioned Napolitano’s credentials on the subject. DiGenova pointed out that Napolitano was never a federal prosecutor and never conducted a federal grand jury. “I have done all of those things,” diGenova said. “If he wants to have an opinion, that’s fine.”

Carlson accused Smith of behaving more like an opinion host than a news anchor, in an attack that surely upset many at the network. “It doesn’t seem honest to me when a host, any host on any channel, including this one, pretends that the answer is obvious,” Carlson said. “That there is ironclad consensus about what the answer is when there, in fact, isn’t, when it’s a subjective question. That’s not news, is it? That’s opinion.”

Carlson also mocked Smith’s assertion that “attacking our colleague, who’s here to offer legal assessments on our air, in our work home, is repugnant.” After airing a clip of the comments, Carlson mocked Smith’s use of the word. “Not clear if that was you or me but someone was repugnant,” Carlson said to DiGenova.

You can watch the full segment for yourself by clicking on the video above.

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