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Shepard Smith Tells Fox Host: We Are America! We Do Not Fucking Torture!

Reported by Ellen - April 22, 2009 -

I hope you will all join me in giving Fox News host Shepard Smith a virtual standing ovation for his emphatic, no-holds-barred stance against torture. We've been sent two YouTube videos of Smith. One on his own show, Studio B, where he much less excitedly told his guests, “We are America. We don't torture. And the moment that is not the case, I want off the train.” On The Strategy Room, an online show, Smith pounded on the table and said vehemently, “We are America! I don't give a rat's ass if it helps! We do not fucking torture!” With video.

On Studio B, Smith's guest Judith Miller, the disgraced former New York Times reporter, said, “Enhanced interrogation techniques, it's Orwellian. It's Orwellian for torture.” She pointed out that Israel, “which knows a little something about dealing with terrorists in ticking bomb situations,” outlawed waterboarding a long time ago.

After some back and forth with Miller and the other guest, the “enhanced interrogations” supporter Cliff May, Smith said, “We are America. We don't torture. And the moment that is not the case, I want off the train. This government is of, by and for the people. That means it's mine.”

On The Strategy Room (I'm guessing this was a later appearance but it's an all day show and there's no time stamp), Smith lost it when his colleague, Fox News' Trace Gallagher said, “This stuff helped.”

Smith pounded on the table, “We are America! I don't give a rat's ass if it helps! We are America! We do not fucking torture! We don't do it.”

If you'd like to send some props to Smith, you can email his show at studiob@foxnews.com.