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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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      KirkN 13 hours 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 days ago

      He belongs on CNN!

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      Don smith 5 days 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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      7 days ago

      Rich reporter

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      Ann 9 days ago

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

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      Ann 13 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

      I agree. I always turn Shepard Smith OFF

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      Travis Kaxman 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks ago

      Dont like Shep Smith

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      Pat taylor 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 2 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 2 months ago

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

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      Dee 3 months ago

      Shep should go to work for CNN

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      FRAN RICHMOND 4 months ago

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

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      Henry Miller 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

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      Greg 5 months ago

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

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      Gail & Gary Hefner 5 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 5 months ago

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

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      Guillermo de la Campa 5 months ago

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

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      Brent 5 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 5 months ago

      Smith, cheapened himself! Journalists must remain unbiased.

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      Shannon 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

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      Grandma 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

      fire him

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      The Real C)BRA 6 months ago

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

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      valiumvilla 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

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      Joe from Atlanta 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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. 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

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      support FOX 6 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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      concern 6 months ago

      shepard smith is a traitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Islander 7 months ago

      So you want to stop watching because he says what you and the other conservatives don't want to hear.

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      Susan 7 months ago

      What happened to Fox News reputation of FAIR and BALANCED policy?Shepard Smith might be the most biased person against President Elect Trump . Why?

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      Susan kelleystein 7 months ago

      Shepard smith is not a journalist. It is his ideals and that is what comes out of his mouth for the worst hour of Fox News. I turn him off.

      NG

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      Emma Turner 7 months ago

      Shepard Smith no longer tries to hide his leftist positions. I think he needs to go to CNN or MSNBC, either would be a better fit for him.

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      Gina 7 months ago

      Love Fox hate, hate, hate Shep....will never watch him. Same for Megyn glad shes gohe hope this jack ass follows

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      Ed 7 months ago

      I was watching Shep last week during the shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Shep was doing his normal douchey and pompous analysis. He referred to the shooter as "Emilio Estevez" several times, obviously butchering the shooter's real name. lol.

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      Barbara 7 months ago

      Sheppard has always been a libitard but since Trump won he has become unhinged. He is unbearable

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      Pat 7 months ago

      I don't watch fox but today I was flipping through the channels because of the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting. Smith announced several times that the shooter was Emilio Estaban. Can't even read his notes or teleprompter. To be fair, I actually don't watch national news anymore because none of the anchors can get things right. Misinformation all over the place.

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      Sandy Rosen 7 months ago

      He's the absolute worse. I cant stand his reporting of this Florida Airport shooting. He is running his mouth and pontificating and he's not even there. Please get someone else -- this guy is a jerk

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      Rosemary Smith 7 months ago

      I also think Shepard Smith needs to go. He sounds angry and he's rude to guest.

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      Ed 7 months ago

      Just watched 15 min of Shep Smith, which will be the last 15 minutes that I ever watch of Shep Smith. In this 15 minutes, he completely botched the Russian Spygate story, leaving out the angle that the President Elect just wants to see more proof before he agrees with the politicized "intelligence agencies" basically condemning the President Elect as "lying" before this thing is even over. In the next segment, he admonished a reporter from their Chicago office for "politicizing" a live report on air. The guy is flat out an a$$hole. Very rude.

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      sheran shipley 7 months ago

      i too am so glad I found this page, I wondered why shepard smith is still on and if anyone else realized what an absolute jerk he is. I love Fox and all the other anchors, how can they tolerate his substandard reporting!!! Why would Fo tolerate him. He actually offends me and is the most unlikeable and apparently uneducated man i have ever heard!! he is not polished, he appears actually stupid, trying to be something he will never be. He should not be in the same league as the other anchors!! If fox see this page why would they keep him???

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      MollyAnna 7 months ago

      Cannot stand Shepherd Smith. Wish he would leave Fox News.

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      Dana Bartlett 7 months ago

      Shepherd Smith should not anchor a boat. He needs to leave with Meghan Kelly.

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      Calli 8 months ago

      Glad I found this page. I was just thinking again today how much I disliked watching Shepard Smith - he's so snarky and rude - definitely he dislikes Trump. So now the minute his show comes on, I turn to the Cooking Channel!

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      Skipperdo 8 months ago

      I heard him take the name of the Lord in vain a few days back and sent email to fox news headquarters and complained. Would be nice if he would come out and apologize. Did not even get any response from Fox News to the complaint. I will no longer be watching his program. I am an avid Fox News viewer but no more Shep Smith for me. I forgive him but Fox should not allow taking the name of the Lord in vain for any reason.

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      Philip 8 months ago

      Shep Smith is absolutely a Trump hater. There is no doubt about it. There are enough Trump haters on the other news channels, we don't need another one on Fox. I don't watch his show anymore.

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      Rene 8 months ago

      What really bugs me about him, aside from his biased reporting, is that his throat is always full of phlegm like he has asthma or COPD, or, is a heavy smoker. He is always coughing, clearing his throat, etc. Ugh!

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      Carol VanCleve 8 months ago

      WOW , you are sooo right .... Smith has got to go NOW !!! I was shocked when I heard his rude comments to Jindal .... Unforgivable !!! Now, today , less than 20 min. ago , in his ranting , he said "Jesus Christ ," in vain !! I've had it with this low-life !! Send him over to CNN where he belongs ... He gives Fox and conservatives a bad name !!

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      Linda 8 months ago

      Not a big fan of Shepherd Smith, but really troubled today when he took the Lord's name in vain on air and not bleeped nor was an apology given.... is this acceptable language now for newscasters? For me it is not.

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      toni duvall 8 months ago

      Shepard Smith needs to join MSNBC. He is such a jerk!

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      Bev smith 8 months ago

      Shepherd Smith is the worst. I lost respect for him when he kept calling Travon Martin a small boy and showed a picturere of Travon when he was twelve. Kepot saying he went to the store for skiddles and tea which youths use to mix with drugs. He is the worst.

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      James Ranka 9 months ago from Port Neches

      Will Smith, you're comment is written from a 2016 point of view concerning the state of higher education in American colleges. I graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1977. I can write ONLY from my learning experiences occurring in that year. I have no idea how journalism classes are taught today, although I hear that the left wing influence is rampant - but YOU KNOW this, because? Before you criticize my "worthlessness" as a journalist, lead me to some of your prize winning work. I would truly love to read it. I'm sure I would be hugely impressed. ... pompous ass.

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      Will Smith 9 months ago

      I am not a Shepard Smith fan at all but I am really not a fan of James Ranka after reading this horribly written article. His opinion is absolutely worthless. Of course he went to journalism school which is the kiss of death to becoming a real journalist without bias. All journalism schools are bastions of ultra left wing bias. So I will never make the mistake of reading another worthless article from James Ranka.

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      Pete 10 months ago

      yes, I am also one of those who just turns the Shep Show off when it comes on.....easy, and do the same with Ms. Kelly: You can only take So much of that "attitude"......Sort of like Gutfelds's "gutter humor" in prime time......and Dana's nonstop pining for Bush....at some point.......will be making serious viewing changes in a few weeks....

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      Trini8 10 months ago

      What an uninformed idiot! He reports on the Nice terror event calling Promenade Anglais Promenade English. Embarassing excuse of an incompetent reporter. Fox should get rid of him.

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      Larry G 10 months ago

      The absolute worst and most opinionated "news reporter" on FOX. I will NOT watch him. I wanted to puke.

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      BKeown 10 months ago

      Sheppard Smith needs to be looking for another JOB right after Roger Ails finds the "gonads" between his legs ....................................

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      DA 10 months ago

      I think Smith is opinionated and very one sided...not a lot of substance.

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      James Ranka 10 months ago from Port Neches

      Understood, David H - TOTALLY understood!

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      David H 10 months ago

      I watch Fox more than the others, CBS is the "next to worst." Who is the worst...Shepherd Smith hands down. Being retired I usually leave the TV on during the daytime just in case something happens, except at 3pm when his dumb tail comes on, then its anything I can find. Fox really needs to replace him (Shepherd Smith), he is awful!

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      Rich 10 months ago

      You think CNN isn't uber biased on the liberal side? You think they're objective?

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      Kay 10 months ago

      Shephard smith is the worst of the worst

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      Suzita Pagina 11 months ago

      What...? Bush 41...thousand points of light? I love GHWB too, but what did that mean in the context of bombings? A few seconds later SS admits to profiling on the way to work today, looking at all the faces, but says the suspect was caught so won't worry about him tomorrow. Are u for real Shep? Is your glib superiority finally revealing the REAL SS? Tomorrow is possibly dangerous too. New Normal and all that.

      And just heard "those who don't give a sh##". Get some sleep or a backbone, Mr Smith.

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      Judy B 11 months ago

      I am ready to turn off Fox News Channel. The different commentators are suddenly turning against Donald Trump as his following is increasing. No more fair and balanced. Probably higher officials are getting scared and told to tune down the Trump positive situations. Pitiful. We have to account our actions to a higher power.

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      James Ranka 11 months ago from Port Neches

      Shep is a mystery to us all, Natalie - Will never watch him again. ...

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      Natalie Winiewicz 11 months ago

      I can't stand Shepard reporting anymore! He belongs on Msnbc. I will never watch his show again. He just kept on on the Birther story and he would not let up. Why is this covered now just a month before voting? This was and is old news why now?

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      Sheila 11 months ago

      I am done with Shepard Smith! Can't stand watching him. If I wanted his kind of rhetoric I could just flip to CNN!

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      Colleen 11 months ago

      I enjoy The Fox channel. They provide news that the other channels don't cover. However, I will not watch Shepard Smith anymore. How did he get this job? He is rude and talks down to his fellow employees as well as his guests. I can't stand his un professionalism . He's a moron and proves it every time he opens his mouth. I am done with him. I hope Fox gets the message.

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      larry 11 months ago

      Couldn't agree more with this article. S. Smith is a third rate actor at best, too full of himself. Remember Shep, big headed people like you eventually fall hard and find it very difficult in life, to fully recover. Fox News has changed and so has SS. Too bad.

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      Deb fisher 11 months ago

      Time to change channels everybody!!!

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      James Ranka 11 months ago from Port Neches

      That possibility may become reality in the near future - Shirley

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      Shirley Dalley 11 months ago

      He should go to CNN so we don't have to listen to him