Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apparently prefers Honey Boo Boo to the Obama administration when it comes to believability.
Earlier this week, the administration filed federal charges against several suspects alleged to be involved in the Benghazi terror attack on September 11, 2012, in which four Americans were murdered. The indictment is sealed, however, which didn't sit well with Smith or his on-air guest, Attorney Mercedes Colwin, on Wednesday evening. See embed above.
Colwin urged the administration to make the Benghazi charges public because the information may assist rather than compromise the investigation. Smith seemed to agree, especially against the backdrop of revelations of wide-ranging, warrantless electronic surveillance of American citizens.
"You know, it's interesting to me that the government now keeps everything a secret and yet they read my email to my father. They know who I'm talking to on the phone, they know everything that's going on in the house, they have the government minders around now. But if you want to know what the charges against somebody who attacked our embassy, you can't have that. Oh no; that's a secret... Lives are at risk. They always say the same thing' lives are at risk, we can't tell you."
Added Smith: "I don't believe much of anything they say anymore. Because I can't figure out which parts to believe, so I choose not to believe any of it."
He and Colwin then joked about reruns of reality shows or Will and Grace being more accurate then what comes out of Washington these days. Smith agreed with his guest that Honey Boo Boo "tells more truths" and that "she is a truth-seeker."
Honey Boo Boo (a.k.a. Alana Thompson, age 7) became a household name after her reality TV stints on Toddlers & Tiaras and now Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on TLC. The show, featuring the Thompson family's quirky "hillbilly" antics, debuted in 2012 to high ratings.
Do you agree with Shepard Smith's assessment of the relative credibility of Honey Boo Boo vs. the Obama administration?