Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has refused to comment on the 2010 sale of a majority share of the mining company Uranium One to the Russian Atomic Energy Agency. Some conservatives have claimed that Hillary Clinton, who was Obama's secretary of state at the time, intervened to push through the approval of the sale.
According to Media Matters, Fox & Friends (a Trump favorite) spent an hour and nine minutes talking about the Uranium One deal over a three-week period beginning October 17, making the show's coverage of the "conspiracy" second only to Sean Hannity's. In contrast, Smith didn't mention the story at all on his 3pm segment during those same three weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) -- While Fox News Channel has spent hours talking about Hillary Clinton and an Obama-era uranium deal in recent weeks, its news anchor Shepard Smith avoided the story entirely./AP— Funkytown (@hotfunkytown) November 10, 2017
Shock, shock. Shepard Smith belongs on a liberal network. When he comes on tv I turn him off and listen to Hannity on the radio.— Katherine Byrd (@peaceandjoy101) November 10, 2017
Viewers may not like Smith, but a Fox spokesperson told the Independent that Smith was “one of the most valued and talented journalists” at the network.