Shep Smith: putting the liberal balance into Fox News Channel's fair-and-balanced reporting . . .
On Fox Report this evening, Shep sneered at Gov. Walker's budget-repair bill, sniffing at it as "so-called" reform, sarcastically adding that as far as union members facing layoffs are concerned, "it's no repair to them."
Later, interviewing FNC's White House correspondent Mike Emanuel, a nervous Smith sought reassurance that Florida wasn't heading down Walker's Wisconsin path.
View video after the jump.
I'll be back with a transcript but in the meantime watch Shep make clear his sympathies aren't with Scott Walker.
SHEP SMITH: First to Wisconsin, where the governor, Scott Walker, is making good on his threat to start sending out lay-off notices if the Senate didn't passed his so-called budget-repair bill by today. One of the "repairs" it would make is to end most collective-bargaining rights for most government workers: that's no repair to them.
And a bit later . . .
SMITH [to Mike Emanuel]: So what about the debate about unions in Florida, it's a right-to-work state. We're not expecting a Wisconsin-style thing, are we?
MIKE EMANUEL: Well, some people believe there may be that problem because there is a budget-crunch in the State of Florida.