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Shepard Smith Speaks Out About Right-Wing Extremist Violence Viz A Viz Holocaust Museum Shooting

Reported by Ellen - June 10, 2009 -

We have to take our hats off to Shepard Smith for speaking his mind plainly and, given the other coverage (or lack thereof) that I saw on Fox tonight about the shooting of the Holocaust Museum guard, it was obviously not in the official Fox News playbook.

In the first video below, via Media Matters, Smith talks about the much-maligned DHS report on right-wing extremism: "They were warning us for a reason... They saw the signs and now it has begun. I just wonder if there's really a way to put a hold on it."

In the second video, via Huffington Post, Smith discusses how his email has become "more and more frightening." "There are people now who are way out there on a limb," Smith said, before reading a disturbing email from a viewer who was angry that Smith would not take seriously the claim that "socialist, Marxist" "Hussein" is not a US citizen. Smith said, "This is, I promise, a representative sample of the kinds of things that we get here... I could read a hundred of them like this. I mean from today! People who are so amped up and so angry for reasons that are absolutely wrong, ridiculous, preposterous. Yet they are mad."