Did Donna Double Down?

How serious is the latest bit of chicanery by the Outfoxed gals? You make the call. With J$P Video!

Just a few days ago, we exposed a couple of major-league whoppers from the newshounds (another fine product from the Outfoxed mob). Donna's embarrassment should have made her a tad more cautious and responsible, but the opposite seems to have taken place. Instead of cleaning up her act, she comes up with this:
Shepard Smith Says "But We're Conservative And On The Republican Side"

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith he threw out Fox's 'Fair & Balanced' claim when he came out and said, "But we're conservative and on the Republican side" when speaking to radio host Laura Ingraham about national polls.... After denying (or just saying they may lean a little to the right, Shepard Smith comes out and says it -- "We're conservative and on the Republican side."

The unlikelihood that Shep Smith (of all people) would make such a statement didn't phase the kennel-dwellers who, gullible as ever, took it all as gospel:
  • I'm shocked!! Shocked, I tells ya!! Fox News journalists are conservative Republicans?
  • Oh, Shep, you go girl
  • To say that Fox is conservative is an understatement.
  • Conservative on the "republican side" has a much different connotation than conservative on the democratic side. God forbid that fox have anything in common with those hated democrats.
  • Oh, Shep, say it out loud, you're republican conservative and you're proud - or are you????
Unfortunately, the "smoking gun" statement by Mr Smith is not quite what the newspoodles present it to be. Submitted for your consideration, the verbatim transcript. The discussion had been about the Clinton/Obama race, but then touched on whether Shep and Laura Ingraham should state on tv who they intend to vote for:

LAURA INGRAHAM: We're beyond race in America, and if you support Obama, I think you can think that about yourself, that you've moved beyond race and that really has a negligible factor.
SHEPARD SMITH: Let's get over to the Republicans now. Who are you voting for, Laura?
LAURA INGRAHAM: I don't--do you think I would reveal that any more than you would, Shepard Smith?
SMITH: Ha ha, probably not, but we're conservative. And on the Republican side a new national leader has emerged from the fray--this is brand new today. Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll...

Note that "we're conservative" pertained to their reluctance to state who they will vote for (conservative as in "cautious"). Also note that the "Republican side" was not part of the same sentence or thought, but an introduction to a new subject--the part that Donna snipped out when she made two sentence fragments into one. After discussing the Democratic side of the race, Smith turned the conversation to "the Republican side" and the new poll leader: Mike Huckabee.

We thought we would post a comment pointing out Donna's error:

That seemed sufficient to get the facts out, but apparently it was Too Much Information for Donna. You guessed it: our comment was deleted. So it becomes necessary for us to correct the record here. Of course, you don't have to take our word for what was said [QuickTime video]:

Did Donna merely misinterpret Shep's words: an honest mistake? Or does the censoring of our comment show that it was no mistake, but rather a deliberate effort to "double down": to lie about Fox again, after having done so just two days earlier? You make the call.

posted: Thu - December 6, 2007 at 11:12 AM       j$p  send 

looks like she figured out the spell check. now she just needs to work on the lying
December 6, 2007, 4:31:22 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
She probably has someone smarter than her spellchecking now. Unfortunately, they ARE working on the lying. Very, very diligently.
December 6, 2007, 7:28:35 PM EST – Like – Reply

She probably has someone smarter than her spellchecking now. Unfortunately, they ARE working on the lying. Very, very diligently.
Fox Fan | 12.06.07 - 7:33 pm | # 
Please, no compound words and no capital words that aren't to be captialized. I owed you that FF. LOL! Now, having someone smarter than a Mutt isn't hard. Anyone not running in circles chasing their tail is smarter than a Mutt. And, lying is an art form for the Mutts and their minons.
December 6, 2007, 9:04:40 PM EST – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
I'm going to have to plead artistic license in my colloquial confabulation.
The Newshounds have no such recourse.
December 6, 2007, 9:23:51 PM EST – Like – Reply

Unfortunately, they ARE working on the lying. Very, very diligently.
Fox Fan | 12.06.07 - 7:33 pm | # 
touche'...she needs to work on her honesty
December 7, 2007, 12:05:48 AM EST – Like – Reply

Oh so Fox News really is Fair and Balanced after all. NOT.
December 23, 2007, 2:55:59 AM EST – Like – Reply