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Shep Smith Out at Fox News

Posted on | October 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Shep Smith Out at Fox News


Was he fired or did he quit?

Shepard Smith is stepping down from Fox News, the network announced on Friday. Today’s Friday afternoon showing of Shepard Smith Reporting was his last.
A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Smith, 55, joined Fox News at its inception in 1996 after beginning his television career a decade earlier at WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of FOX News Media, said in a statement, “Shep is one of the premier newscasters of his generation and his extraordinary body of work is among the finest journalism in the industry.”
“His integrity and outstanding reporting from the field helped put FOX News on the map and there is simply no better breaking news anchor who has the ability to transport a viewer to a place of conflict, tragedy, despair or elation through his masterful delivery,” the statement went on. “We are proud of the signature reporting and anchoring style he honed at FOX News, along with everything he accomplished here during his monumental 23-year tenure. While this day is especially difficult as his former producer, we respect his decision and are deeply grateful for his immense contributions to the entire network.”

We can expect the backstory of Smith’s departure to be widely reported. Smith had become the face of anti-Trump hatred at Fox News, and was specifically denounced by the president for his bias. Smith’s critics tended to attribute his hatred of conservatives to the rumor (I don’t know that it was ever confirmed, officially) that he is homosexual.



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