Skip to comments.Shep Smith is out at Fox News: Conservatives agree that itís about time
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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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 Trumps 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 Newss 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.
Oh no, not the Shep!!!
Just listened to Cavuto last hour on the Chinese trade deal.
Bashed Trumps deal through and through.
He needs to go next
Shepard Smith quit 9 times yesterday and he's still quitting today.
I wonder how many more times he's going to quit today?
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.
Right now they're about even.
Maybe he can have a two anchor show like pmsnbc morning Joe.
He can team up with CNNs Anderson Pooper. Or squeeze Dons Lemon.
Wouldnt that be special?
Maybe Shep can replace CNN’s Woof Bitcher?
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.
Old Shep was born in Mississippi, but reared in San Francisco.
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!!
Could be that and maybe he had something to do with the fake poll. That was the last straw!
I ain’t no ways tired of Shep quitting.
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.
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.
Paul Ryan & Donna Brazille will be the new co-hosts.
JK...or am I?
Who is Faux News going to replace him with? Adam Schiff? John Brennan? Nita Lowey?
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