So Shepard Smith is covering the eclipse on Fox therefore I am watching The Weather Channel
— RC🚂🚂🚂🚂 (@Palladio3830) August 21, 2017
Shepard Smith apparently thought covering a celestial event that rarely takes place over the United States was below his pay grade or something. He basically spent the day mocking people’s interest in the solar eclipse, prancing around the stage in mock excitement. Check out the FreeBeacon’s supercut of Shep’s circus clown act.
Shep’s obvious disdain for the common folks’ interest in the eclipse got noticed on social media.
Shepard Smith: "Want to see a total eclipse of this monitor?" pic.twitter.com/16VGKAbbLR
— Natalie Martinez 🦈 (@nat_geo_pun) August 21, 2017
@FoxNews Tell shepard smith to stop being a jackass about the eclipse. If he can't report on it, get someone else to do it.
— Supergoodpixel (@Supergoodpixel) August 22, 2017
Thanks for letting Shepard Smith ruin the eclipse 4 thousands of people with his mouth. Couldn't shut up for 10 seconds to let us enjoy. 😡
— Deplorable Latino (@Deplorable_7) August 21, 2017
I wish this dragon would have come along during the eclipse and eaten Shepard Smith. pic.twitter.com/yp8FZDlfsp
— Cristy Bodnar (@pookoo_2000) August 21, 2017
Other walking egos like Neil Degrasse Tyson were all excited by the eclipse so Shepard Smith appears to be living proof of Newton’s lesser known law of motion which states that for every douchebag there is an equal and opposite douchebag.