The right-wing bubble that Fox News viewers live in apparently has no room for actual natural disasters that contradict their distorted world view. That’s the only conclusion one can draw from the Twitter comments from Fox News viewers this morning after the network pre-empted the final two hours of “Fox & Friends” for anchorman Shepard Smith’s coverage of the looming disaster that Hurricane Irma is bringing to Florida.
Here’s a quick sample of the reaction from viewers who obviously care more about right-wing banter than environmental crisis:
— pete602 (@petefrt) September 10, 2017
— Jeffrey Dice (@Morrpheus) September 10, 2017
— Silence DooGood (@DingoAteMyEx) September 10, 2017
— ❌ DEPLORABLE O ❌ (@os4185) September 10, 2017
— James M Walker (@PonteVedraMan) September 10, 2017
— M. D. (@ipscone) September 10, 2017
#FoxNews I'd rather poke my eyes out than watch Shep Smith . I've actually turned on CNN. That's saying something
— Laura Erickson (@lousjourney) September 10, 2017
— Boondock Saint (@DeplorableGlory) September 10, 2017
With Shepard Smith being one of the few Fox News anchors who actually report the news whether it is critical of President Trump or not, apparently that constitutes substantial liberal bias in the eyes of viewers who are so stuck in their alternate universe that they can’t bring themselves to trust Smith’s take on the weather.
Of course, depriving these loyal “Fox & Friends” fans of their daily fix is causing much more hardship for these folks than anything Hurricane Irma can do…unless they happen to live in Florida.
Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.