During an interview this afternoon on the NSA revelations leaked by Edward Snowden last year, Shepard Smith and Glenn Greenwald got into a tense exchange over how Fox News’ coverage of President Obama impacts U.S. soldiers.
“Do you spend any time worrying that people might have died in this?” Smith asked Greenwald.
“No, that’s like saying, ‘do you worry that your last broadcast caused the death of people,” Greenwald responded, adding that Smith would ask for specifics about how his show caused deaths.
“We don’t know when CIA people die,” Smith countered, noting that deaths that might happen as a result of the Snowden revelations might never be revealed. “I’ve heard people say all the time that Fox News puts men and women in war in danger by criticizing President Obama,” Greenwald shot back. “Careful,” Smith responded.
“C’mon, did MSNBC do that…” Smith asked without finishing the sentence, presumably referencing MSNBC’s coverage of President George W. Bush during the Iraq War.
“That’s my point…I would want to hear evidence before I believed any of those kinds of accusations about other journalists,” Greenwald concluded.