The internet was left reeling on Thursday afternoon after a particularly rambling press conference from President Donald Trump, the point of which was supposedly to announce his nominee for Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta. In a short span, Trump bragged about his electoral college victory, repeated his oft-debunked claim about "illegal voters," slammed the "fake news," and asked an African-American reporter if she was "friends" with the Congressional Black Caucus. Afterward, even normally Trump-loving Fox News reporters were dumbstruck.
But nobody was more disturbed than Fox News' Shepard Smith, one of the network's more centrist anchors. After the presser, he went on an impromptu rant against the president's tendency to constantly make statements that are "demonstrably, unquestionably, 100 percent false." He even defended a colleague at rival outlet CNN, which Trump has often labeled "fake news."
Of course, Fox News viewers weren't used to hearing this kind of talk. They immediately started calling for Smith's head on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Left was rejoicing.
Regardless of how you feel about Smith's comments, it does seem significant that anyone on Fox News is talking this way about Trump. It seems that slowly, even organizations that had allied themselves to the new president are changing their mind about him. Except for Russia.