Thursday, April 23, 2009

America, Fuck Yeah!



I used to work closely with Shepard Smith in Miami. I played poker with him regularly in L.A. and drank with him more times than I care to remember (or even can). He's a friend, a really good guy, and pretty much the singular voice of reason at Fox News Channel -- which makes this moment all the more sweet.

This is by far the Quote of the Week:

"We are America! We do not fucking torture! We don't do it! ... Oops."

14 comments:

Sean said...

That was spectacularly awesome. Thanks, Chez.

Beth said...

Glad to hear that Shep is a good guy. His shows are the only ones I can stand to watch on FNC.

chenry said...

That was the most beautiful thing I've seen all day.

Jonah said...

Shep Smith is indeed a beacon of reason and hope at Fox News. And this was indeed great. It's just too bad the santimonious asshats are going to scream bloody murder down on everyone who will listen from their high horses and Smith will probably get shitcanned for being right.

Mark said...

Just when I thought Shep Smith couldn't get any better.

VOTAR said...

I call bullshit. You don't play poker.

Chez said...

Yes I do -- I just don't play it well.

And I know you've turned into one of those mulletted guys in the Oakley shades I see playing poker "professionally" on TV, but does that really give you the right to criticize?

VOTAR said...

I'd kill to earn a fraction in one year what those guys make in one tournament. And so would you.

And I'd be the guy at the table who is bald... by choice.

So, yeah.

Barbara said...

I always thought he was a better guy than the others on that station. Thanks for the confirmation!

Eric said...

That was made of awesome. Thank you.

Alex said...

I'm pretty surprised Fox just seems to completely ignore the guy whenever he says anything in disagreement with the network.

Mas Triste said...

I so agree with Shep.

We are America and we do not torture. Good thing we didn't.
They put you through worse in boot camp. That, of course, is my opinion.

But, you can't prosecute people for undefined crimes. We can't prosecute lawyers for supplying opinions when asked, either (thank God).

Washington, D.C. - past and present administrations / legislatures / judiciaries -are so deep in this, they should let this go as quick as they did the vaunted "Congressional travel investogation".

Move on.

Dianne said...

But waterboarding is NOT an undefined crime. After WWII, THIS country prosecuted and imprisoned Japanese soldiers who waterboarded American prisoners.

So, is it only torture when it's one of our guys?

My ex and my best friend were both in the Air Force. They both said boot camp was rough, but I don't recall any stories about being drowned as part of their training.

Mas Triste said...

Go Navy Dianne. Waterboarding, and forms thereof, is standard survival training.

Yukio Asano was prosecuted for much more than just waterboarding.

It is NOT settled law in the United States or we would not be having this discussion. That is why I gave the caveat that this was my opinion.