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Shep Smith is out at Fox News: Conservatives agree that itís about time
American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka

Posted on 10/12/2019 7:53:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

After 23 years as one of the most prominent on air personalities at the Fox News channel, left wing program host Shepard Smith made the surprise announcement at the end of his program Shepard Smith Reporting on Friday afternoon that he is leaving the channel immediately (Fox News video here). Only minutes before, Fox News Media Relations emailed a news release to journalists, including this one, titled “Shepard Smith to Step Down from FOX News.” The release was attributed to an unusually high level source at the channel, Irena Briganti, the Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications for Fox News and Fox Business Network. Like Smith, Briganti has been with Fox News since it launched in 1996.



Shepard Smith announces that he’s leaving Fox News 3:58 PM ET Oct. 11, 2019

Screen grab by Peter Barry Chowka

 

The news about Smith’s sudden exit stunned almost everyone, including Fox News host Neil Cavuto, whose live program immediately followed Smith’s on-air announcement. As the Washington Examiner transcribed it:

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto appeared momentarily stunned at the beginning of his show after hearing that his colleague Shepard Smith’s last day at the network was Friday. . .

“Woah. I’m Neil Cavuto and like you, I’m a little stunned and a little heartbroken. I don’t know what to say. Shepard Smith, as I said, just a few days ago on this very network, a decent human being, a heart as big as Texas. I didn’t say Texas at the time, maybe just all of Manhattan. Wow. I don't know. . . A better newsman, you probably cannot find.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chatforum; foxnews; homosexualagenda; notnews; shepsmith; zillionththread
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1 posted on 10/12/2019 7:53:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

COULD IT BE RELATED TO THIS?

It was just two weeks ago that the long-simmering enmity between Fox News channel news personnel and opinion hosts, broke out wide into the open when Smith and prime time conservative host Tucker Carlson got into an on air dust-up that made headlines.

Their disagreement, which involved Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano and prominent conservative Washington, D.C. attorney Joseph diGenova, concerned radically differing interpretations of the legality of President Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky last July 25 – an event that has become the raison d’être for the Democrats’ move to impeach the president in the House of Representatives.

The embarrassing on air dispute cooled off after Smith was reportedly cautioned by management to drop it.

BTW, in case you don’t know -— Shepard Smith was one of Fox News’s highest paid hosts, according to multiple reports, making $15 million a year. His separation pay is probably going to be even larger. Add this to the fact that he doesn’t have kids ( don’t know if he’s “married” or not ) and he’s had it made for life.


2 posted on 10/12/2019 7:56:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh no, not the Shep!!!


3 posted on 10/12/2019 7:58:39 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (We are living in the Last Days. The Bible says so, and I believe it!! Know Him now!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just listened to Cavuto last hour on the Chinese trade deal.

Bashed Trumps deal through and through.

He needs to go next


4 posted on 10/12/2019 8:00:05 AM PDT by setter
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


5 posted on 10/12/2019 8:00:43 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: SeekAndFind
Unbelievable!

Shepard Smith quit 9 times yesterday and he's still quitting today.

I wonder how many more times he's going to quit today?

6 posted on 10/12/2019 8:03:08 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard., -- Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep, he picked a fight with the number two rated hosted and lost.

Was he pushed or did he jump? I suspect the humiliation was too much and, like a prissy prima donna, he decided to leave in a huff.

I won’t be missing that rump ranger.


7 posted on 10/12/2019 8:06:29 AM PDT by sevlex
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
I think Shep did it to see how many threads would be posted about him on FR, vs how many about Drudge.

Right now they're about even.

8 posted on 10/12/2019 8:08:16 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Yeah, well, y'know that's just like, uh... your opinion, man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he can have a two anchor show like pmsnbc morning Joe.

He can team up with CNNs Anderson Pooper. Or squeeze Don’s Lemon.

Wouldn’t that be special?


9 posted on 10/12/2019 8:08:46 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Maybe Shep can replace CNN’s Woof Bitcher?


10 posted on 10/12/2019 8:11:15 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have called or written Fox Multiple times about Shep Smith and would suspect many, many more have done the same, His continual fake “fact checking”, his distortion of the truth, on top of his re-writing the news because of his hatred for the President made him unwatchable. I would think they were sick of getting complaints, his low ratings and continually warning him.


11 posted on 10/12/2019 8:13:38 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: SeekAndFind

Old Shep was born in Mississippi, but reared in San Francisco.


12 posted on 10/12/2019 8:13:44 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker; real saxophonist

Oh come on, lighten up

We gotta enjoy the little victories where we can

How many times has the clip of Hillary-being-shoved-into-a-van been played? Some things can be savoured over and over!!


13 posted on 10/12/2019 8:18:59 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Could be that and maybe he had something to do with the fake poll. That was the last straw!


14 posted on 10/12/2019 8:31:52 AM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

I ain’t no ways tired of Shep quitting.


15 posted on 10/12/2019 8:33:21 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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To: setter

Cavuto is nothing but a sniffling little jerk. All I want from him is commentary and insight about the economic and financial sector unshaded by his personal like or dislike about the President’s politics. Memo to Cavuto and others like him, I voted for and support Trump because I like most of his political positions. I did not vote for you for anything and the last thing I need from you is your point of view about what I should think about DJT.


16 posted on 10/12/2019 8:33:30 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They got rid of him because nielson showed every time Shep came on hordes of people changed the channel or even worse turned the TV off.


17 posted on 10/12/2019 8:33:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul Ryan & Donna Brazille will be the new co-hosts.

JK...or am I?


18 posted on 10/12/2019 8:35:11 AM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank goodness.


19 posted on 10/12/2019 8:35:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is Faux News going to replace him with? Adam Schiff? John Brennan? Nita Lowey?


20 posted on 10/12/2019 8:35:35 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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