If you’re a conservative who watches FOX News, you’re probably accustomed to muting the TV or changing the channel at 3 PM.
Shepard Smith, who served as the breaking news anchor on the network, is a far left liberal who has often seemed like he would be more comfortable on CNN or MSNBC.
On Friday, he surprised the media world by resigning from the network abruptly at the end of his show.
FOX News reports:
Shepard Smith steps down from Fox News: ‘It’s been an honor and a privilege’
Shepard Smith announced Friday that he will step down as Fox News Channel’s chief news anchor and managing editor of the network’s breaking news unit.
Smith’s final edition of his afternoon program “Shepard Smith Reporting” aired Friday and the network will use a rotating series of news anchors in the 3 p.m. ET timeslot on what will now be known as “Fox News Reporting.”
“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,” Fox News president and executive editor Jay Wallace said in a statement.
“Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter,” Smith said in a statement. “After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small-town Mississippi have been many. It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor…
You can watch the video below:
Full video: Shepard Smith's final sign off from Fox News pic.twitter.com/5fgyM81Gbj
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 11, 2019
Can you guess who is saddest of all about Shep’s departure from FOX News?
All the left wing network hacks. Isn’t that fascinating?
CNN's Brian Stelter reacts to Shep Smith resignation: "There isn't room for truth telling on a channel like Fox" https://t.co/1skUxwhktk
— Media Matters (@mmfa) October 12, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) October 12, 2019
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 11, 2019
They can always hire him if they want to.