While the insane pundits on Fox News are causing a stink about Pope Francis’ compassionate agenda on the homeless and the environment, host Shep Smith is being somewhat reasonable. The main Fox News narrative says that the pope is being political by talking about the poor and the environment. Smith says the issues are “matters of human decency.”
I think we are in a weird place in the world when the following things are considered political. Five things, I’m going to tick them off. These are the five things that were on his and our president’s agenda. Caring for the marginalized and the poor — that’s now political. Advancing economic opportunity for all. Political? Serving as good stewards of the environment. Protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom globally. Welcoming [and] integrating immigrants and refugees globally. And that’s political?
During his monologue, Smith indirectly called out his Fox News colleagues because he questioned the morality of those who are “on the other side” of those issues.
“People who find themselves on the other side of that message should consult a mirror, it seems like,” added Smith. “Because I think that’s what we’re supposed to do as a people, whatever your religion. I mean, it seems to me and I think to probably, as Bill O’Reilly would put it, most clear-thinking Americans — that that’s how we’re supposed to roll.”
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