Why I Will Never Again Watch the Fox News Channel Anchor Shepard Smith

Updated on July 31, 2017
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James Ranka, more widely known online as Copywriter31, earned two BA's - one in Mass Communications and the other in Music Performance.

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The Journalists' Once-Enforced Edict

Today, I made a final decision to stop watching Shepard Smith, one of many news anchors at Fox News Channel (FNC).

I am a degreed, Mass Communications professional, and contained within my college curriculum was a requirement to attend journalism classes. All journalism majors are required to take the course—that's a pitfall of hiring talking heads over college-educated journalists.

Within the course syllabus, I learned that one, the unpardonable, unwarranted and worthy-of-being-fired-if-broken mandate exists for all journalists.

That 'law' reads, or rather, 'once stated':

"As a journalist, your reporting should always be objective. and violation of this journalistic principle is a serious breach of the public trust."

Think Shepard Smith is objective?

Watch this latest biased report on Donald Trump Jr., July 14, 2017, and a typical Smith outburst alongside Trace Gallagher, and Judge Andrew Napolitano as seen on a now-cancelled Fox News Channel program, "The Strategy Room".

Shep Smith goes off on Trump Jr. meeting with Russians: We're being told 'lie after lie after lie'

Requirements For All High-quality Television News Anchors

The very first thing seen in your résumé assets better read, 'always nails what is showing in the teleprompter screen'.

Plainly and clearly stated, Shepard Smith, can NOT read a teleprompter.

Two nights ago, I decided to count his reading gaffs. How about 65 within a one hour show? Unbelievable as it seems, this is an accurate number—I even cut him some slack here and there.

Following is my theory on why he can't read:

Shepard Smith cannot control his emotions and this gargantuan flaw coaxes his mind to spin at 60 mph, while his mouth is working overtime at only 40 mph. Smith bumbles, fumbles, stumbles and actually reads a teleprompter like a rookie.

I have watched and listened to most other anchors at Fox News Channel and they all perfectly read the prompter.

I cannot fathom paying a person several million dollars a year to sit in comfortable surroundings, peer into a boxed-in screen filled with words someone else wrote and simply read those words aloud to an adoring public.

THE basic skill a person occupying this enviable position possess is an ability to instantaneously recognize a word or a report collection, and verbalize that information without a hitch.

I was a sportscaster many years ago, and I've acted in close to 100 commercials throughout my working careers.

From personal experience, I know reading a teleprompter is easier than enjoying a pleasant night's sleep following the gulp of a first-ever, extra strength Ambien.

Finally, think of the truly exceptional news anchors.

  • Walter Cronkite
  • Chet Huntley
  • David Brinkley
  • Tom Brokaw

Somehow, the name Shepard Smith does not belong in this list, and he will never come close to meeting the journalistic standards these men applied throughout their careers.

His name appears to stand out and look strange when appended to this illustrious list of news greats.

  • Walter Cronkite
  • Chet Huntley
  • David Brinkley
  • Shepard Smith
  • Tom Brokaw

LAUGHABLE!

So How Did Shepard Smith Become Fox News Channel #1 Mr. Anchorman

Shepard Smith began his career with Fox News Channel before the network rocketed to a coveted #1 position—winning out over vast communications conglomerates all battling it out in the rating wars.

Bill O'Reilly is, in my estimation, solely responsible for FNC's meteoric ascension.

During this period of growth at Fox News Channel, O'Reilly was (please note my use of the verb 'was') an affable and a pleasant host.

Unlike Larry King, CNN's popular show and Fox's main rival in prime time, O'Reilly's character was different in that he could ask the tough questions of his varied guest line-up.
King, on the other hand, employed a softball style with his guests.

American audiences soon began embracing the firm, smiling, Irish TV host because his show brought a little bit of everything—much unlike The Larry King Show, where the format and flow remained constant.

While MOST anchors at the Fox News Channel hold PhD.s, and many are attorney's and doctors, Shepard Smith never finished college.

His out-of-control temper once resulted in an aggravated battery arrest (November 2000) when he allegedly hit a woman with his car in an "oh no— you don't take my spot" parking space row.

Once the case settled out of court, Smith's charge was reduced to misdemeanor battery. Quite the man, our Shep... Ha!

Shepard Smith rode O'Reilly's coat tails (as did all of Fox News Channel) to bigger and better things. So, how did Shepard Smith become Fox News Channel's top anchor?

  1. He is blessed with a rich, deep and resonant voice.
  2. He carries himself with confidence.
  3. He is young and hip, connecting with the buster and below demographics.

That's it. Three superficial traits have made him a daytime TV star... BUT Shepard Smith WILL NEVER BE A DAYTIME OR ANY TIME JOURNALIST!

There's a loose cannon aboard

Shepard Smith belittles guests with verbal jabs meant to show his feigned greater knowledge and expertise.

His guest's titles or levels of education don't faze Mr. Smith—He picks fights with them, utilizing his limited knowledge stockpile spewed from a non-filtered pie hole.

If his behavior weren't so rude, it would reach the top of the laugh-o-meter.

But now I have a big problem!

I recall watching well-written, nonbiased programs hosted thirty years ago or thereabouts.

Remember?

  • "Meet The Press"
  • "The 20th. Century"
  • "The Nightly News With Tom Brokaw"
  • "The Huntley-Brinkley Report"
  • "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite"



I have grown weary of viewing self-proclaimed TV ego-maniacs wearing King of News crowns made of Fool's Gold—Fakes like Shepard Smith, who I now simply refuse to watch.

I have a hunch many other baby boomers are starting to feel the same way.

The deeper concern now is: Where do I (we) now embark on finding unbiased and accurate television news, reported by professional journalists?

Comic Book Super Hero Smith Wearing His Journalist's Costume

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      George J Kuppler 15 hours ago

      Shepard Smith is a full- on committed leftist and Trump hater. I tune in to Fox in order to brighten up my day with the truth, However, when Smiths' show begins, I immediately tune to another station. I do not seek to be angered by his arrogant pontificating, of lies and half-truths that come from the left playbook. YES, Shepard Smith is permitted to espouse his opinionated drivel under the guise of "NEWS". that's part of what the first amendment is there for. I JUST WISH HE'D DO IT SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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      Roxanne 16 hours ago

      I used to watch Shepard Smith, but his vitriolic, openly disdainful verbal assaults on the President are out of control. As an embedded reporter overseas, Shep shines, but he needs to step out of political reporting in America, because he is doing everything in his power to undermine President Trump, and it is shameful.

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      Michael Rosenhack 2 days ago

      Before Donald Trump appeared I thought Shepard Smith was an all right news man and I enjoyed watching him.

      Since The Donald I no longer can handle watching him. He is obnoxious and nerve racking to see and hear.

      All the other networks with the exception of OAN are liberal and that is where he should be.

      Give up a break!!

      Michael Rosenhack

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      Tom Martin 8 days ago

      I no Longer watch mr smith's, presentation of the news, and I wish he would move over to either cnn,cbs,abc,or nbc,or any place but FOX

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      Ron W. 8 days ago

      Smith was good early in his career. I watched a few years back.

      Then I saw him in a promo about his new program and that was it for me. I can't quote but he says " This is my show and I get to call the shots". From that day on, he turned left and kept on going. Yes, I think he's well suited for MSNBC or CNN

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      ck*54 10 days ago

      I watch FOX NEWS every day off and on but when shepard smith comes on my tv goes OFF ! He shows great pleasure when reporting anything negative about President Trump so I think he would be a better fit at cnn . I really think he's a closet left wing die hard democrat . Keep your opinions to yourself you overrated blowhard .

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      Normani 2 weeks ago

      Shepard does not even give the illusion of being honest. I change channels as soon as his program starts. Not sure what he adds to Fox, other than an extreme Liberal viewpoint. Fox has many Liberals that make arguments, that make more sense than Shepard seems to be able to.

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      RuthAnn 3 weeks ago

      Smith is a hateful, evil person. Fox is losing viewers because of him. He lies and doesn't have the facts, but accuses everyone else of lying. I will never watch him.

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      Garrett 3 weeks ago

      Whatever Smith is as a performer, he is less-biased than the Republican propaganda arm he works for.

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      Sean 3 weeks ago

      Even if I am in my car listening to fox as soon as shep shows starts I switch to fox news

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      Dede 3 weeks ago

      His time on fox is up! He needs to move on!

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      Denise 3 weeks ago

      Shep should work for CNN or MSNBC. I DVR most of FOX NEWS' programing, but I skip right over Smith's. He is so bias that he is annoying I don't have time to waste on his show.

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      JCC PhD 3 weeks ago

      I lost it for ship Smith during his on-site coverage of Hurricane Katrina. His reporting of the cause of that disaster along with the rapes and murders taking place in the convention center and the Astrodome turned out to be no more than a dune of donkey dust. Clearly the responsibility for much of the loss of life belong to Mayor Ray Nagin and Gov. Blanco who dropped the ball, while Shep laid the blame on President Bush and FEMA. An investigation by the Army Corps of Engineers and others pointed toward the corruption and negligence that led to the failure of the levees. His rants regarding global warming were likewise way off base. I too change the channel whenever he's on.

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      jon georgantes 3 weeks ago

      I don't watch Fox frequently or for lengthy periods because I switch channels quickly whenever he appears.

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      Jeanna Green 3 weeks ago

      My husband and I noticed Mr. Smith seemed to start changing for the worst right after President Trump won. We have not watched him since. Nothing positive ever comes from him. Sounds like he should go sign up to be a backer for his lying Corrupt Unpatriotic Hillary.

      We don't think he brings anything to Fox that is worth watching. Maybe they will get smart and get rid of him like Megan. Once they get to big for their own britches it should be by by birdy!!!

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      Milt Sharpe 3 weeks ago

      Shep should be fired immediately. His biased, supposed news reporting is disgusting. He is opinionated and arrogant. Get rid of him now!

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      Tom 3 weeks ago

      Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith is when the channel changes. Get rid of him! You have much better talent to fill his pathetic spot.

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      Lynn 3 weeks ago

      I can't stand Shepherd Smith. I know many who have stopped watching Fox News because of the man. Many more are growing madder by the minute with Fox News for keeping him. Fox News have three I really and that's all. Fox News is changing and not for the best with people like S.S. just another CNN .

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      Cindy 4 weeks ago

      Fantastic article! I am retired and when I'm home, I like to keep Fox News on to listen to around the house. As soon as the jackass comes on I switch to Fox Buisness. Can't stand the biased, napolionic little jerk.

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      grady george 5 weeks ago

      when its time for shepard smith the tv goes off or to another channel. He is an idiot.

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      ismael unite 6 weeks ago

      fox should FIRE shepard smith. HE IS VERY BIASED AND definitely anti-trump

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      Kb 8 weeks ago

      Agree

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      Td 2 months ago

      Sheep is terrible. Loud mouthed, ego maniac, and self righteous. He comes across uneducated, certainly biased. He's Fox's Rachel Maddow

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      Tim Hamilton 2 months ago

      Agree completely. I switch to Fox Business when he is on.

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      Joyce 2 months ago from Austin, TX

      He is so annoying! We keep our TV on Fox News all day while we work around the house. I know when Shepard Smith comes on it's time to turn the TV off and turn on the radio or computer on to listen to Sean Hannity. They should get rid of him!

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      Taryn Jones 2 months ago

      Excellent article! I think you nailed it. I try to listen and watch him but he's a joke. I laugh at him at times I shouldn't because he's so bad. My guess is Fox keeps him to keep the "balanced" part. He's left and that's fine. I want to hear both sides but this guy drives me insane.

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      Ron T 2 months ago

      Get rid of this idiot.

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      JC 2 months ago

      I agree. I turn the channel at 3pm. He is NOT objective. VERY biased.

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      Jim paxton 2 months ago

      Excellent article! I couldn’t agree more!!

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      CJ 2 months ago

      I stopped watching him over a year ago during the campaign. He is undoubtedly the most obnoxious, biased "news" anchor on the FOX news channel- Just flip the channel at 3:00 pm every day.

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      Shae 2 months ago

      Sheppard Smith has to go. His bias toward a Trump and others have left him with no objectivity and quite apparent he sounds whiney and petty. Turn him off.

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      Shepherd Needs to Go 2 months ago

      He is a liberal that dislikes Presudent Trump, it is very obvious. I no longer watch his show. I stopped wAtching him because I felt like I was watching CNN. Put Judge Jeanine on in his time slot. She's the best

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      Davvveey 2 months ago

      Ahahaha seriously? Objective? What, like HAnnity is? You don't like him because he's not a lapdog like the majority of the hacks on FNC. Hypocrite

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      Kevin Smith 2 months ago

      I refuse to watch Shepard Smith. He in an embarrassment. Why they don't fire him is beyond me. On top of everything else, he constantly whines about everthing. Terrible.

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      kjbnj 3 months ago

      Shep is obnoxious, the libs on that list are commies

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      clwilcox 3 months ago

      Totally agree with you... just wondering why it took you so long. I have suspected for quite a while he's a flaming liberal, and he despises everything about President Trump. Not a fan... not impressed ... but am a middle class, retired female educator.

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      Col S 3 months ago

      I've been a fan of FNC for years. It's not what it used to be. I do still have this station on all day during the week until Shepard Smith comes on, then it goes off. If there is a news break during the day...I wish for anyone else but him covering it.

      I am finding myself as of late, changing the channel to watch OANN more and more to watch The daily ledger and the tipping point.

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      angela 3 months ago

      I have never been able to listen to his soft voice and his ridiculous sentence structure! He is incompetent..guess fox keeps him for the quota!

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      James Ranka 3 months ago from Port Neches

      The New York Times is stalwart journalism? Please, don't attempt to insult my 20/20 and perfect hearing to know it is FAR Left and is proven time after time. The article on Shepard Smith has everything to do with the antithesis of journalism school. "Just the facts, and ONLY the facts." Smith is not hired to be a commentator - thus the reason for his 'Shepard Smith reporting' pseudo-label. He IS a commentator - a far and distant cry from being a reporter. This article is NOT a review of Fox News Channel in general. It is a report on a man who portends to be a reporter; a journalist, of which he is neither.

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      Rich 3 months ago

      I agree with all of the comments. I'm a Fox News watcher but I no longer watch Shepard Smith.

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      Jack Torcello 3 months ago

      Murdoch's news reflects the trend set at Pennsylvania Avenue: spin is the new norm - if you like, creative non-fiction. Journalism is being undermined and undervalued by corporations like Fox. Know it for what it is, and expose its deadly deeds at every turn. In fact, turn to those stalwarts of journalism - NYT, BBC - where the integrity of the journalist in getting at the objective truth - is sacrosanct. And then take that truth and choke the life out of Fox and co.

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      Rita 3 months ago

      Won't watch him or the so called Specialist since Eric is gone. They all need to go to CNN don't think they would even take Kat. Soon going to quit Wallace to. He thinks he can get people to tell him stuff that's none of his business. Definitely not his dad. Fox News is going down fast. They get rid of the only people that know what there talking about.

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      Mike 3 months ago

      There's a line not to cross between news anchors and opinion commentators like Sean Hannity. Shepard Smith like CNN and MSNBC cross the line every day. Time to go Shep.

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      Gina 3 months ago

      Please Fox get rid of this guy! Such a disgrace!!!

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      KirkN 3 months ago

      Please! Somebody send Shepard Smith packing! I too have vowed not to watch his time segment because of his constant pontificating. What ever happened to "We report,...You decide"? I am seriously looking to NOT WATCH FOX AT ALL if this "yellow jounalism" persists!

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      Jean 4 months ago

      He belongs on CNN!

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      Don smith 4 months ago

      Sheppard Smith is a Bully loud mouth who has questionable flaws in charector. He needs to be fired and CNN needs to hire him. We have decided to never watch Fox tv if Shep is on.

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      4 months ago

      Rich reporter

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      Ann 4 months ago

      Sheperd smith is ruining the fox news show he is the worst news casters host evet

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      Ann 4 months ago

      Shepherd is the worst anchor on fox. He is not fair to our President. Love everyone else . He is no good .

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      Steve 4 months ago

      You echo my sentiments.

      I used to enjoy watching Sheppard Smith. Until our President was elected, he "did" seem to display a semblance of objectivity. Unfortunately, since the election, Mr. Smith has began to wear his biases on his sleeve, and now is expanding his bias to include those in the Trump White House, (probably because they are, ...well, ..."in the Trump White House".

      My Sis and i change the channel whenever he comes on. Sis commented that she'd rather watch the test pattern than to watch Shep Smith.

      He's off my watch list, that's for sure.

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      James Ranka 4 months ago from Port Neches

      Apparently, you did not read my article very carefully. I stated while attending Journalism class; students were then taught to only state facts. Shep Smith is a supposed reporter, not a commentator! News commentary spots are filled in prime time, not in the middle of the afternoon. The blatant truth is this: Smith, although feigned a reporter is a commentator disguised as a journalist - that truism has nothing to do with 'fair and balanced.'

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      Jorge Luis Borges 4 months ago

      It fascinates me that many of you are saying that Fox is "fair and balanced," yet want to expel a talk show host from the station for not being conservative enough. Is it possible you don't care about equity and balance, but are really just whining about hearing a point of view that doesn't perfectly align with your own? Asking for a Peronista...

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      LaRena hutchinson 4 months ago

      I watch Fox news from the time we get up. I stop at noon when Shep is on and do my chores. I can't stand looking at him or hearing him. He is not fair and balanced. Do they have a opening over at CNN?

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      Annette 4 months ago

      I agree. I always turn Shepard Smith OFF

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      Travis Kaxman 4 months ago

      Long time fox watcher, news on in our home, hours a day, have been off for a week now, will not watch until he is gone

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      SUNNNSHIN 4 months ago

      I have had it with Fox News, and most of all Shep Smith. This network has slid so far downhill I need a shovel to dig it out of the muck.

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      Robert Baumgardner 4 months ago

      Shepard Smith has crossed the line. Fox News touts fair and balanced news, but has been conservative compared to competitor news. I will no longer watch Mr. Smith rip the president. He is now your loose cannon. I have for years watched evening Fox News, but no longer. I will find an alternative show or turn the tv off during his hour. Is Fox slowly slipping to the dark side? I also see more alternative hard core views on panels and other commentary. I can get that on MSNBC, CBS, CNN, or NBC. Again, I do not watch left of center or socialist news. Don't take Fox down that road, or there will be one less household watching Fox.

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      Gc 4 months ago

      Dont like Shep Smith

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      Pat taylor 5 months ago

      I turn the channel every time he is on. Fox News needs to rid this paracite from their schedule. PLEASE. !!!! I am tired of turning the channel. Probably going to stop watching FOX.

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      Donna ziegler 5 months ago

      Cannot stand Shepard smith. Never watch him. He should go to CNN. Don't like Fox News much anymore lately. Strange but it was ok for Clinton and Lynch to meet in secret and nothing done. The hypocrisy is just so much that you just have to walk away from all of it. Washington and the media are and probably have been in it for themselves and could care less that the American people voted Trump into office to do some good. Who cares what the American people want. Chris Wallace is becoming a disappointment as well. Yup I'm pretty much done. Too much hyprocity for me.

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      Hurricane 5 months ago

      I doubt I can post a link to a video I made of his broadcast during the breaking news about the terror attack in Manchester. He clearly wanted it not to be such an attack. After blathering about not drawing conclusions and getting ahead of the story--fair enough-- he did just the opposite saying "we're not saying it is a terror attack. We're saying it is not a terror attack." (As close to verbatim as I recall without stepping put to transcribe) I don't care about his personal life or personal political views. I just wish he was a passable newsperson. Just horrible!

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      Carolyn B Percell 6 months ago

      Shepard Smith clearly is NOT fair and balanced!! Disgraceful behavior, he needs to go to CNN!!!

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      Sonnysilock@yahoo.com 6 months ago

      Shep smith..super liberal..not fare and balanced..will never watch his show again...bring back Bill!!!!

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      Dee 7 months ago

      Shep should go to work for CNN

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      FRAN RICHMOND 8 months ago

      IF YOU DON'T GET RID OF SHEP SMITH, I WILL STOP WATCHING FOX CABLE NEWS!!!

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      Henry Miller 8 months ago

      How does Shep keep his job??? He belongs with all the other Trump haters at MSNBC or CNN. I listen to his opening and I quickly turn him off. It's murder waiting an hour to turn Fox back on. Get rid of him!!

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      Kelli Jager 8 months ago

      You nailed it! Shep's biase disgusts me! Fox News or conservative radio is where I get my news. More & more fox anchors ..... Megyn KELLY, Shep Smith are definitely No Go's!

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      Dan parker 9 months ago

      Worst reporter on the air at fox. He is the only one who makes up the news as he goes. Can him!!!!!!

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      Jerry Zwack 9 months ago

      I agree with the above article. Shepard's journalistic skills are slipping. To me, as an observer, it has been on deteriorating process. He is getting close to feeling right at home at CNN or MSNBC. Too bad! For years I trusted his unbiased, witty, and sometimes humorous reporting. Can't say that anymore.

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      rick 9 months ago

      Sheopard smith is better suited for CNN news. I Did not think anyone could out whine or cry louder than Jake Tapper, boy was I wrong! Can't watch this shit any longer. I'll be changing the channel for that hour.

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      ben clark 9 months ago

      repulsive and bias for liberal thinking....get him off of fox news

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      Greg 9 months ago

      There's a spot for him at clinton national news, good riddance.

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      Gail & Gary Hefner 9 months ago

      Shepard Smith should be fired. On his show he puts Trump down by putting on Democratic tirades. He never gives people that like Trump a chance. I just saw him talking to Chris Wallace about a luncheon with President Trump with other journalist from other stations even CNN. Chris was talking about how the President was different trying to put out a hand to Democrats and making a bill for immigrants. Chris was really proud of the President and Shepard kept saying bad things. You could tell Chris did not like it. I love Fox but he is not fair but mean. I bet

      Fox is losing a lot of viewers over him. lambg1949@gmail.com

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      Gordon Gates 9 months ago

      Shepherd need to go. I have watched him in months CNN

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      Guillermo de la Campa 9 months ago

      Get rid of Shepard Smith Fox News, or you will lose your success.

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      Brent 9 months ago

      There is a place for this most arrogant, "look at me" idiot.

      It may be Fox News but....I can turn it off and then consider the advertising on Fox....and buy competitors brands.

      I have a perfect fix for immigration....let them all come the hell in...after the libtards have been assigned to house them in their homes or neighborhoods. How will this go?

      I would take one in myself if they spoke English and had young children who do not deserve this world, as it is today!

      Let's make it better and just shut the hell up for a while and let the new minds in DC work. They fail? I'm the fool. Cheers.

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      Fox News 9 months ago

      Smith, cheapened himself! Journalists must remain unbiased.

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      Shannon 9 months ago

      I found a reference to the on-air explanation and demonstration of his "parroting" technique.

      http://www.broadwaytovegas.com/May25,2003.html

      "PARROTING THE NEWS Shepard Smith, the handsome and personable FOX news anchor, guesting on the Emmy winning Wayne Brady Show, explaining how he delivers the news. It seems that the blue-eyed Smith has vision problems. He can't wear contacts and Fox won't let him wear glasses, because they feel specks serve as a barrier to the audience. Thus, Smith wears an ear piece. Instead of reading the news from a teleprompter, the news is read into his ear and he immediately repeats what he had heard. Then he did a demo, parroting whatever Brady said."

      I found the episode number of The Wayne Brady Show--either 161,162, or 163 depending on the list you look at. I can't find the video.

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      Shannon 9 months ago

      James Ranka, I recall years ago Shepard Smith announced on air he could not SEE the TelePrompTer because he was too vain to wear glasses and he was unable to wear contacts. So instead of reading off the TelePrompTer, he had an earpiece that someone would read into and he would echo it. He demonstrated it on air. He was echoing so quickly he wasn't even aware what he was saying. I wish I could find the video. Maybe you can help with that. I have searched all over.

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      Jane 9 months ago

      Agree, can't stand Sheperd Smiths' bias and omitted news. I won't watch him either

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      Grandma 9 months ago

      Please, Please remove Shepard Smith from Fox. I have to change channels when he comes on. Respect OUR PRESIDENT.

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      John 844 9 months ago

      I'm new to catching Shepard Smith and surprised Fox esteems his bias as a basis of highly rank'd news. Perhaps 'Fair and Balanced' is more about entertaining a wide schism of unfettered feelings to counterbalance old-time reality checks unweighted by prospective 'likes' of some mutual affirmation society. I just know that, for me, it only took 7 minutes to reach for the mute button.

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      terry 9 months ago

      fire him

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      The Real C)BRA 9 months ago

      I will never watch this idiot again. Please move him to MSNBC where he belongs.

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      valiumvilla 9 months ago

      I agree with the commentary. He is showing his anger management deficiencies and political liberal biases more and more. He is becoming uncomfortable to watch not knowing when he will run off the tracks. Maybe a few more years in college and graduate school would have helped improve his ability to analyze and maintain a semblance of objectivity. It is too bad because he could have potentially matured into a seasoned respected journalist.

      VV

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      John Olive Retired Army 9 months ago

      I watch Fox news a lot and when I watch Shepard Smith I Have Often thought that he was a little bit like the bad news reporting

      To day he hit a new low in his reporting of Donald Trumps news conference in that he went into a rage like I have never seen a news Anchor do in my 75 years of watching news. I understand that he has a reputation of not being able to control his temper. I think he needs to seek help, or be fired

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      Ruth 9 months ago

      I am very relieved after reading most of these comments. I used to really like Shepard - but not anymore. He is looking horrible, and he is talking terribly negative. I caught him in several lies and he should look inward from now on. I hope he leaves the FOX network very, very, very soon!!!!!!! He is a waste of time!!

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      jim 9 months ago

      when shep is on is the only time my tv is not on FOX

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      Joe from Atlanta 10 months ago

      I agree with James Ranka. Smith is not even a good reader, let alone a journalist. In fact, he does not even have a journalism degree. He fell short of everything including at the University of Mississippi. CNN probably would not even want him so he better do whatever he can to keep his job with FOX. If he thinks CNN's Jim Acosta was dealt a bad hand, Smith delivers fake news continually and should join Acosta. Smith is the one who tries belittling and delegitimizing President Trump everyday.

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      Charles Schuck 10 months ago

      Re: "Your Former Boss" comment from five years ago., "Any station that doesn't show respect to our president, no matter his/her party, is not a news outlet..." I'd be more than willing to bet that now that the shoe is on the other foot, news stations not showing a shred of respect to Donald Trump is perfectly palatable. Typical short memory Dumbocrat.

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      Lyle McAllister 10 months ago

      I usually turned Shepard Smith off, however, usually has now changed to always. His style, and voiced bias, is a real discredit to Fox News. I am somewhat baffled why he remains there. It surely doesn't speak highly of their integrity; but, rather lack thereof.

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      Mike in NC 10 months ago

      Shep should move to MSNBC or CNN. He does not belong on Fox. He is reporting no private citizen has violated the Logan act, so is Jennifer G..

      Does anyone recall Jessie Jackson on many of his unofficial missions of peace. How about D. Rodman in N. Korea? How about Beyoncé and hubby in Cuba? How about Jane Fonda in NVN during war? These are off the top of my head. There would be dozens of "violations" if someone got off their butts and did some research. Plus, no conviction in 215 plus years so now we will convict Flynn and Jane Fonda, a traitor, is just fine and carries on with her lavish life style. That means there is no case law and this law was not created for the Flynn situation. It was to stop early "founding fathers" who were not elected from representing the government.

      What kind of research folks does Shep and Jennifer have? How can they call Flynn a liar without the transcript and proof. Would they do that with BO?

      Nobody should be convicted on no evidence from the media, just so and so reports. It is very in-American to convict someone and call them a liar without definite proof. Very biased and distasteful IMO. There remains a very important presumption of innocence and it is not up to Shep, JG or anyone else to conclude someone is a liar with so little evidence.

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      David Vancelette 10 months ago

      Shep is a foul-mouthed liberal, plain and simple. Fox has no reason to keep him on board.Remember the "Jonathan ?unt" introduction? (No, he didn't say "Jonathan *H*unt")

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      Michael 10 months ago

      I find Shepard to be worse than any other bias media type on cable news. His dislike for President Trump is unmistakable. I will never watch him again. I am sure his time at Fox is limited. It is almost as if he is auditioning for other cable news stations like CNN or MSNBC, who routinely omit or blur the truth about Trump.

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      Steve B. 10 months ago

      Fox did a GREAT move in getting out Megan Kelly who through the years began to think her sh_t didn't stink and she was a queen and untouchable. Ha, good riddens, Shep needs to read the same exit sign and follow her out, bye,bye. Shep is wrong for Fox, he's the least liked of all Fox anchors, too opinionated and usually not agreed by most of Fox's audience. His dislike for TRUMP could not be more obvious and if Fox enjoys the good thing they got going for them with TRUMP, who used to call Fox & Friends regularly, and would extend himself whenever possible, ask Sean & Bill, even Kelly why would or should he continue such graciousness when kicked to the curb by a network. Shep really slanted his report regarding the TRUMP/media and terrorism.reporting making it a personal attack , then calling TRUMP a " Liar ", and having the audacity to use the Times to backup the comment of calling our President a Liar. Real tough guy Shep. As an avid watcher and promoter for Fox, I too avoid watching Shepherd, today I did and was reminded why not to watch, will celebrate when he mans up and follows Megan Kelly's footsteps out the door and goes somewhere he'll be liked, respected and listened to, even if it's just a comic club.

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      B King 10 months ago

      I pray this guy leaves Fox News. he would be much better suited to CNN or MSNBC where they do nothing but trash trump.

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      Gregger Budinsky 10 months ago

      I agree with the comment that since the election Smith is unhinged. Always knew he was the day-time liberal on FNC but I had not heard him for some time. Yesterday, I caught his program for about a half hour. Incredible......I heard biased-slanted reporting on several stories.....it was blatant and obvious. How can FNC continue to leave him on???

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      concerned 10 months ago

      please fire shepard smith or I will stop watching FOX !!!!!

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      support FOX 10 months ago

      done with shepard smith!can't stand watching him!

      please remove him from FOX......as you did with

      Magen Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!

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