Skip to comments.Fox News’s on air war cools off – for now: It looks like Shepard Smith may be the loser
Posted on 09/28/2019 7:19:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The incendiary on air war that broke out earlier this week, pitting several of the most prominent Fox News channel personalities against each other, has cooled off for the moment. The sudden flare-up of simmering grudges between Fox News’s opinion and news sides that finally boiled over into public view involved opinion host Tucker Carlson, news host Shepard Smith, and the channel’s senior legal analyst Andrew Napolitano. The war of harsh words that went back and forth on Carlson’s and Smith’s programs Tuesday and Wednesday, which also involved Carlson’s guest, Republican attorney Joseph diGenova, was unprecedented and was immediately seized on by a wide range of media as evidence of serious trouble at the country’s highest rated cable news channel.
Shepard Smith (left) and Andrew Napolitano kick off the controversy on Shepard Smith Reporting, Sept. 24, 2019
Gabriel Sherman is the author of a critical biography of the late Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes and he writes often about goings on at FNC for left wing publications. On Thursday, Sherman posted a new article at Vanity Fair, “’It’s Management Bedlam’: Madness at Fox News as Trump Faces Impeachment.” Citing his usual, unnamed, anonymous sources, Sherman wrote:
Seeking to quell the internecine strife before it carried into a third day, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace communicated to Smith this morning [Thursday September 27] to stop attacking Carlson, a person briefed on the conversation said. “They said if he does it again, he’s off the air,” the source said. (Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti denied that management had any direct conversation with Smith).
Sherman buttressed his article with additional unsourced tidbits that represent raw, ideological red meat for his magazine’s Fox News-hating readers:
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
MAY BE the loser? He IS a loser.
Hes been a loser since his mascara and eyeliner days. He is becoming a nasty old man.
FNC will have to can Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, Shep Smith, and Juan Williams before I would even consider watching that sorry channel again.
As it is, I watch Dobbs, Tucker, and occasionally Hannity, Judge Jeanine, and Ingraham on You Tube.
If nothing else, a thought provoking show of varying opinions served like popcorn, possibly a brilliant PR move.
Smith needs to be fired. That would be a good first step for Fox to begin gaining back some respect.
How can they call Smith “news”? He shows his opinion whenever he opens his mouth.
Shep probably likes getting a good spanking.
I watched Ed Henry interview Matt Gaetz last night and I thought I was watching MSNBC. Henry was accusing Trump of everything and was nasty. I was surprised. Henry was subbing for Laura Ingraham I think
Ed Henry and Laura Ingraham are experts at making passive-aggressive commentary aggressive against Trump.
Dont forget contributors..Donna Brazille, Andrew Neapolitano, Jessica Tarlov, Chris Hahn, and now I hear Paul Ryan is aboard.
Replace Smith’s would increase viewers,he’s all left.
Shep is something like managing news editor and makes well over $10 million per year. He wont be forced out for being a leftist tool, which is what FNC is. They just keep Hannity and Carlson because SOMEONE has to pay the bills.
Sad life when talking heads make or break the moments.
I like your list. Neil Cavuto is unwatchable for me. He’s a royal punk.
Henry, IIRC, filled in for Martha MacCallum last night.
This morning, he was pretty unbearable on Fox & Friends, in interrogating Steve Scalise.
Laura Ingraham is so insufferable with her hysterics.
Knowing that that Weaselly Paul Ryan is now exerting his influence over Faux News is also disappointing.
Here’s hoping Shep can’t help himself and attacks again, I’ve never liked him.
Shep may be called a news host, but he’s the most opinionated of them all.
Simple...old man Rupert Murdock needs to dump his low life liberal son into the nearest garbage can...fire Republican
“Never Trumper” Paul Ryan immediately, and then move on to fire Shepard Smith, Andrew Napolitano, Chris wallace, Neil Cavuto, Charles Gasperino, Juan Williams, Donna Brazile and a few low life America haters..period. Then and only then the Cable TV Empire will rule the world.
Does that old man Murdock realize that his evening hour crew of Carlson, Hannity & Ingraham are carrying nightly 3-4 million TV Viewers. while MSNBC & CNN hover around 1,000,000 viewers every night!!! Is Mr. Murdoch dumb or what? Paul Ryan on their board...the nation hates him!!!
“COME BACK ROGER AILES”, they are killing the gem you alone created!!! Wake up, old man RM.....the energy is with Trump conservatives...you might lose all of them as they go forward to bigger, greater and better things & careers...again...you are one gigantic fool and dummy combined. Get with the program old man!!!
Without the nice people that post Tucker’s show on YouTube every night, I wouldn’t even see that.
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