We’ve noted before here that growing split in the GOP between those who will follow the party’s line-of-the-moment and defend the Bush administration versus others making it clear that they want to move forward and re-embrace some once-sacred values sacrificed along the way in a bid to onto power and justify what was done with power when it was held.
Nowhere can you see it more passionately displayed in THESE VIDEOS that show Fox News’ Shepard Smith adamantly come down against the use of torture. One segment is an uncensored segment where he makes it clear that he’s not buying rationales or justifications now put out by those with a vested interest in defending the Bush-Cheney administration.
Smith is an important barometer. He was also a voice of truth during Hurricane Katrina. In case you forgot watch this.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.