Shepard Smith is bolstering his reputation as cable news' Mr. Keep Calm and Carry On. On Wednesday's Shepard Smith Reporting, the Fox News anchor used the shooting attack at Canada's Parliament Hill to deliver a broader message about terrorism.
At some point, here in the U.S., "some lone wolf, somebody who's mad at somebody, somebody who's following some radical, ridiculous ideology," will open fire in a public place, he said.
When the almost inevitable attack happens, he added, Americans "have to stand brave and tall, as hopefully Canadians are doing today," not cower in fear. "If you see something, say something — but beyond that, don't freak out when it happens." That's "easier said than done, isn't it?" he conceded — though it wasn't clear if he was assuring the public that their fears are understandable or sending a message to his cable news colleagues. --Peter Weber
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