Fox News’ Shepard Smith: ‘We Are America, We Do Not F—ing Torture!’

‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’

Shepard Smith’s outburst today on Fox News’ Freedom Watch reminded me of that famous moment in Network when Howard Beale rails: 

“Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it.  “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” “

Warning, the f-word is dropped by Sheperd Smith live on Fox News:

That’s right–first you have to get mad! More of us have to get mad and start yelling so that we show the world we aren’t a nation that tolerates torture. 

Are Smith’s days numbered at Fox News?  For using the f-word or for angrily dismissing Fox New’s strategy of trying to assimilate torture into U.S. mainsteam culture?   Either way, it was nice to see some old fashioned outrage.  Now, let’s all get as mad as hell and scream it out loud and proud:  “We are America!  We do not F–ing Torture!”

I can’t hear you!

Photo courtesy of TV Worth Watching

129 comments

Monica M.
Past Member 6 years ago

Over 60 traditional People were Murdered in that one Yr the 2 FBI agents who drove an unmarked car dressed in plain clothes-2 rookies chased a red truck onto the Jumping Bull complex where AIM was camping & cooking meals for our elders!When the 2 agents stopped the truck and a firefight started.Increase Your SalesA skilled killer trained by usa a vietnam 2 tour special forces took those 2 agents out!!Now not one of the 60 murders have ever been investigated nor anyone convicted of,another man John trudell exercised his right to free speech to help the

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Elwood G.
Elwood G7 years ago

I would like to express my view on War,!st of all any spiritual person would have to adhere to the 1st comandment Thou Shalt Not Kill!Your God Said You shall not kill,Even the Koran tells your enemy that!How can anyone justify killing another human being?You know it was easyfor Hitler to say to his lutenant Kill them Jews,and he had to follow orders or be killed for treason,you know what happens on the battlefield, if a soldier runs away from the enemy?He is shot in the back by his own commander!Does War mean you can terrois the local citizens and rape and kill the whole family?What did our goverment or People do or not do for people to hate America?Why we stick our nose in their affairs?If we do so much good why they hate us?!We use most of the worlds resources!Your overweight and fat,You buy Blood Diamonds ,You stole our Black Hills for Gold,And Pine Ridge reservation lives in 80% unemployment,this tells me,by the simple ignorance of its people!When you gonna realize there is terroism right here at home in our back yards.There is no freedom of speech least they be labled a disatint,Liberals,Democrats,Republicans are all the same to me,you all continue cultural spiritual genocide of my People!You act and talk like we are long gone! Stealing our Black Hills,Our Sacred Mountain we pray upon?Pay back is now, And your Rent is over due!We never forgot Wounded Knee,7th calvery recieved medals of honor for murdering 153 old men,woman and children!!Terroism comes in differnt ways.

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Elwood G.
Elwood G7 years ago

MMM Carol,I do not really like responding to your ignorant views on War nor your ill thoughts about Native Americans!!Yes your crumbs look like cake to the mass's,but if your goverments so-called retributions are just that ,still hatin ,thinking we live high off the hog,from your goverment rations of canned spam or turky that even your congressman said they would not even feed to their Dog!To liveing in substandard houseing!I got a $1,600 for being a member of the Sisseton Dakota Sioux for All the land in the State of Minnesota!!My dad got $400.This was forced upon us-as no one wanted the money.It happened to appease some peoples concience.Your Goverment has broken every single Treaty-[The Highest Law in The Land], with my people!We are the minority in the State of SD,but we are the majority in your Prisons,We have the highest mortality rate than any other group of people in this country!The treays broken are,Soveriognty,Health,Education,Shelter,Land,Water,Hunting & Fishing Rights!I am 47 yrs old and my peoples life expectancy is 40-50yrs old!Compared to the rest of the country which averages 75yrs of age?Our relatives the Lower Sioux Tribe of Mystic Lake in Minn.Have no unemployement rate,not one person is on any kind of Welfare,Can go to any University in the country as they developed a Casino in the heart of the Twin Cities,20yrs ago they were frowned upon!Now the whole state is kissing their ass for money!!And Reservations are enviromental terror zones!Terroism is Ho

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Carol Dreeszen
Carol D7 years ago

Jamie..I agree with you! As far as I am concerned if whatever our Military feel they have to do in order to get information out of loonies in order to save the lives of our men and women in the military then so be it!!! It is obvious that our do all good to other nations has not worked especially in areas where they want to kill all the infidels which by the way are ALL of us here. What I am hearing here from some of you is be good to them, send them love, send them peace and they will all be good little boys and girls and will want to play with us!? This is the REAL world today and it does not work the way the fairy tale story goes! Also what I thought this story was about was Shepard Smith and Fox News not about reservations that's another whole story that never seems to end even after the Natives have been given retributions back for years and years! Fox News I LOVE and Shepard Smith is also a newscaster that says it like it is!! Just because he does not say what the Liberals want him to say or think the way they want him to think does not mean he is a bad person. He sticks up for his rights and has guts which I admire! If I have the choice between watching Fox News or CNN or MSNBC or the rest of them I will watch Fox News at least ALL the news comes out there instead of just what you want the public to hear which is what the rest of them do!! And Val..you call someone who isn't a Liberal a "ignorant hack Conservative"? Exactly what I would expect from a Liberal!!

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Jaime J.
Jaime J7 years ago

Val, who gives you the right to call conservatives ignorant? If you have studied a bit more about economics, you might understand that some of the greatest economists of all times upheld a more “supply-side” form of economics. Indeed, you will see the patterns throughout history where supply side economists have had amazing success in raising tax revenue by decreasing high marginal tax rates. Yes, the wealthy are more motivated to make more income, but that income increases their taxable income to create higher revenues than their previous income with a higher tax rate. It really is fascinating how it worked. Look back at John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and others to see how well long term the economy benefited from the decrease in high marginal tax rates. If you want to see the falls of raising the high marginal tax rate, look at Hoover. His increase in the high marginal tax rate allowed the depression to actually continue longer than it may have.

And personally I don't want to be manipulated by your liberal news media either. They are the ones advocating for the true Big Brother...the government. The ones who want to control more and more of our lives. I want as little government in my life as possible.

So, please, stop name calling. If that's all you are good for, what kind of citizen are you?

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Val P.
Past Member 7 years ago

Preach the truth Elwood! ^5 - and for all you "ignorant hack conservatives" out there - open your eyes and mind and turn off Fox News. Start watching real news like Democracy Now! and various news programs you can see on LinkTV and other sources including some decent online sources. Discover what really happens outside what we're spoon fed from Big Brother and the Big Holding Companies that pay for the American public to remain ignorant and easily controlled.

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Elwood G.
Elwood G7 years ago

Hi Jamie,How is it you clain all this land and its wealth?While the real landowners are liveing in poverty on Reservations!!What is it that they want to wipe us off the face of the Earth?I think even Mother Earth would like that due to our destruction of our natural resources,polluting the air,water and soil!We are wipeing ourselves off the face of this planet!We are the #1 arms dealer & supplier of arms around the earth!!Your tax dollars pay for all this bloodshed!What about the innocent civilians killed in Iraq,Afganistan?Do not they count?Or the thousands in Japan who felt the Bomb!!We have done far worse to others in the name of WAR!!Why do we defend Hate with Hate?Enough is Enough!Peace & love sincerly Elwood

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Elwood G.
Elwood G7 years ago

Torture is Torture,I know people who were prisoners of War,From Korea to Vietnam!That is why we got Laws prohibeting torture!If we cut off every Taliban head would that solve the problems faceing our country?Clinton made a promise to set Leonard Peltier Free!Only to lie and set his rich brother inlaw and others who are rich Free!!My 2 uncles serverd this country even my grandpa joined at 17yrs of age in ww2.One uncle came back in a casket,the other was never the same untill his passing on my birthday 4yrs ago.If we were to torture like they do-then we are no different than they are!We do not need to stoop to their level!Yes 911 could -should have been prevented!!Hindsight is 20/20.Well lets not ever make the same mistake again!Never forgat your past or you are doomed to repeat it,as Hitlers roots go back to 1492 when the spanish conquistidors came looking for Gold & the fountain of youth!!They wiped out a whole civilization!In the name of God!!PLZ do not forget the past.As others are now exterminateing the people of the Sudan & Dafur!!Where did they get the idea?Peace & Love,sincerly Elwood Tatanka

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Elwood G.
Elwood G7 years ago

Well America you are not alone in your Genocide of our Native People and Traditions!There are over 50,000 murdered Children that the Canadian Goverment does not want you to know,These childeren were taken from their homes for their benifit!!Only to be killed in the Residential Schools and at the hands of People of God Ministers!!The Canadian Goverment has made a public apology concerning the past injustices,It is a step in the right direction!But much remains to be done-like equality and americans need to educate themselves about the genocide of Native Americans.We are all our Creators Children and we all have inaliable rights as such!!Be it Gay,Straight,Native,African,Muslum,Christion,Athiests,Beleivers and unbeleivers.NO Man nor goverment can ever take that away!!The Law is a Lie!!Now to Sam,If your mom suffered as a Jew,you should have some compassion for Native people,we did not need any book yet we lived accordingly to Spiritual Laws much the same as in your Bible,but later we knew both your God and our People were being decieved!!I know my History & roots,my white blood in me is from immigrants fleeing their own country from persecution in their beliefs only to come here to our country and to find my peoples ways of praying were outlawed!!My grandpa could not speak in his native language nor and more importantly we could not Sundance anymore,this was our way of praying to our Creator ,And by the way our Religion is not for Sale!!You can not buy Spirituality!Elwood

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Jaime J.
Jaime J7 years ago

The Geneva Conventions were created to protect both civilians and combatants in times of conflict and peace. They were signed by a handful of countries that chose to uphold the wartime laws. Since time first began, people have been placing laws on war. It’s a great idea between countries who uphold humanitarian efforts, but the question the war on terror has posed is what does a civilized nation do in a crisis against a brutish barbaric state not regulated by the UN? Provisions within the convention that protect civilians (IV Art. 68) were not met by our enemies. They did not abide by the Geneva Convention when they chose to behead our reporter. What about the portions of the convention that protect civilians within a country? Did our enemy abide by those provisions when the World Trade Center was destroyed and with it thousands of civilians? I don’t believe for a second that we can pretend that this war is “business as usual”. We are dealing with an enemy that doesn’t want our land or our wealth; an enemy that isn’t fighting against us to help their own country’s survival; an enemy that isn’t trying to gain independence; we are dealing with an enemy that wants to wipe us off the face of the earth! In a time when our enemies have changed, so must our warfare and the laws that govern it.

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