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

Updated on September 30, 2016
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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, 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 breech of the public trust."

Think Shepard Smith is objective?

Watch his latest slanted report on voting laws (recorded 8/31/2106) and a typical Smith outburst alongside Trace Gallagher, and Judge Andrew Napolitano seen on the Fox News Channel program, "The Strategy Room".

Blatant opinionated reportage

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 should 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 with 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!

This Recent Exchange With Bobby Jindal Has Ruffled Many Loyal FNC Viewers' Feathers

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 ratings 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 a "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.

Discover how the next video reveals more of why Shepard Smith is a journalistic travesty...

But now I have a big problem!

I recall watching well-written, non biased 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?

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      puter_dr 5 years ago from Midwest USA

      Shep Smith is one of the only folks at Fox I enjoy watching.

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      A lot of people feel the same, puter_dr.

      Thanks for your comment

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      Your Former Boss 5 years ago

      Hey James, Linda here. Come on, tell us what you REALLY think. I personally don't watch ANY Fox news because the only things I find to be true about it are that it is UNFAIR AND UNBALANCED. Any station that doesn't show any respect to our President, no matter his/her party, is not a NEWS outlet, as you well know. Keep up the great observations and commentary. Your words make a differrence! Best wishes to you & Rhonda.

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      Hi Linda,

      When I saw "Your Former Boss" as the headline for this comment, I immediately went back to read this entire hub again checking for proper syntax... LOL!

      I do agree with your comments... however, I find it difficult to find ANY news channel that delivers unbiased, world news coverage. Fox News seemed nearest to my needs, with the exception of Shep Smith who is the channel's top gun news anchor! As the song goes, "I'll keep on Searchin', Searchin." Best wishes to you and your family, Linda. Thanks for writing.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Unfortunately copywriter31, you're right. It's not just Fox News but they always grab headlines with their ridiculous "journalism" stories. I would like to see a channel that's just news without the opinion but I think it's becoming harder and harder in this age of instant information and instant opinion.

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      I agree. And I also believe every network uses 'news' as a way to further some or all of their agendas. They don't even try to disguise their biased reporting anymore. Makes me wonder what newbie journalists are learning in their college Journalism classes as well. If these elite professors are teaching objectivity in reporting, it must be a 20 minute skim 'taught' sometime in the entire curriculum.

      Great comment, Alecia

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      Every once in a great while, I will tune it to the shepster for 5 minutes... I have noticed he is looking awfully haggard. Looks like his face is imploding. I'll read your hub to get your thoughts on why he's looking like he was hung out to dry.

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      rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I had to see what you had to say as I've never watched his show. After a brief few seconds of the first video, there is no way I would watch his show. I don't watch any Fox news. I usually get my news online and watch the PBS Newshour. I find it is like news shows used to be and how news should be reported. They also have a very good website with extended news.

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      I'm like you, rebekahELLE. I stay informed via Internet (although Google and Yahoo display an obvious lean to the left,) and on occasion, I will catch the CBS Evening News. Fox News Channel news shows are silly... Why is it that EVERY FNC anchor believes they are comedians? I'm not laughing!

      Thanks for the post.

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Good hub and I'm in agreement. I also watch FOX, I want to hear the 'other side' and not just compliments to the Left that is leading us away from what America was intended to be.

      Poor ole Shep-- voted up and funny...

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      Hi samsons1--The Shepster was looking VERY unhealthy last time I saw him. I know many rumors are flying on the Internet concerning his health. I just know he's paid $13 million a year to flub teleprompter reading 101 ... I know 6th. graders who read better.

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      James Ranka 5 years ago from Port Neches

      Good observations, napetv -Honestly, I don't see how the man is rated so highly, but there obviouslly is a huge audience out there hanging on his every gaff, er, I mean word.

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      Betty 4 years ago

      very shocking that people believe ch 's other than Fox are balanced they are so left winged I wouldn't give them five min. There is not anything said on Fox that isn't true of our President. He's the best liar since the devil himself. We are all going down the drain if he is reelected. Praying in La. We have had enough of the last 4 years.

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      jbyers 4 years ago from Wapwallopen, PA

      Good analysis. I too am a mass comm/journalism graduate and cannot believe what FOX passes off as news i.e. FOX & Friends. I lost any respect I had for Shepard Smith when he called Michael Jackson a freak after his last trial. Doesn't matter what he thinks or I think - report the news not your personal opinions.

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      James Ranka 4 years ago from Port Neches

      Well written... . and I agree!

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      ed-nh 4 years ago

      In my opinion the worst anchor/newsreader on any network. In capable of getting through 3 or more sentences without tripping over his words. At times I wonder whether he is suffering from ADD Watching Fox news during the 4-5 pm and 7-8 pm time slots is like watching a news program for kids. And, at last it seems he has finally given up on giving the time for Oxford, MS. Who give a s---- what time it is in Oxford. And, what's up with Shep's sidekick Jonathan Hunt. e is always screaming.

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      James Ranka 4 years ago from Port Neches

      Very observant - his broadcasts mimic a 3 ring circus.

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      skaggsdn@aol.com 3 years ago

      This piece appears to be talking points for MSNBC. It is certainly an unfair assessment of Mr. Smith at best.

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      James Ranka 3 years ago from Port Neches

      ...Your view. We live in a great and free country, where everyone is entitled to an opinion. ...

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      Greg 3 years ago

      So if someone fails at being "objective" and is no longer worthy of watching, whom do you watch? If you tell me that Chris Matthews, Piers Morgan or anyone at MSNBC is "objective", then your credibility just went to zero. I try to watch as many news outlets as I can (my preference being BBC), but I also watch other foreign outlets, CNN, occasionally Fox or ABC, but I've never seen such appalling bias in reporting as what I see on MSNBC.

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      James Ranka 3 years ago from Port Neches

      As far as I can conjecture, EVERY anchor at MSNBC is more than just a bit tilted left. So, let's straighten this out . . . I do not watch 2 hours' worth of poor television seen on Fox News, hosted by Shep the Smith. That does NOT mean I have boycotted every news show produced at Fox. I have found 3 (and 3, only) broadcasters worthy of being called TV Journalists at Fox:

      1.Bill O'Reilly

      2.Megyn Smith

      3.Chris Wallace

      I will and do watch these 3 regularly.

      I will NOT watch Piers Morgan, and I think Chris Matthews is a cabbage head.

      That leaves the Fox 3 and one other I find to be a great anchor, albeit, he leans a might left, and that's Scott Pelly at CBS. He's the closest thing to Middle Of the Road to be found in and among the shark tanks filled with hungry, vicious and liberal lap dogs found in all of the mainstream media.

      A word or two concerning "The Five" seen on Fox News Channel. If anyone has viewed any one program, broadcast over a national news forum, please let me know what that program may be. This group of 5 "journalists" is a complete, total embarrassment, shining a spotlight on what REALLY goes on, or, doesn't; behind the cloak of a staff meeting at FNC. "The Five" Is THE worst TV news show available within major news' channel's offerings!

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      Connee Collins 3 years ago

      I just watched Shephard Smith's uninformed comments about spying on foreign leaders' phone calls. How did he get a position as a reporter? Everyone knows that all countries collect information on friendly and unfriendly countries any way they can get it. This is called "security". This is how we protect ourselves (hopefully) against terrorism. Fox News needs to dismiss this naïve employee and get someone who understands how the world works.

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      James Ranka 3 years ago from Port Neches

      Hey Connee - I could NOT have written anything better within this short block concerning the ShepLad. You asked how he got the position as news anchor? I believe he owns incriminating evidence against an exec at FNC in New York. You are right: He is naïve and uninformed. I think his most glaring is an inability to simply READ! He cannot read a teleprompter, and his ignorance shows in the number of his nightly reading gaffs. (I haven't watched the Shepster lately, has his reading ability improved?) Thanks for your great comment.

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      Janine Jaro 3 years ago

      New embarrassing Shepard Smith comments yesterday, 15Jan2014. To say I am appalled is a gross understatement…FoxNews should reprimand Shepard Smith, at the very least, though it is my opinion he should be fired for his outrageous opinion expressed on air regarding the Munoz baby. "Are you kidding me??" he cries…are you kidding us, Shep? How about a little compassion for the baby - who at 21 weeks is NOT merely a 'fetus" but a living, breathing child with a beating heart who still must rely on its mother's body to protect it until it is born. In the absence of the mother's conscious ability to do just that, thank God for the hospital who is protecting the surviving PATIENT, the BABY! Why in the world would a father sue to have this child's life ended just two weeks before it can be delivered!? And why would FoxNews allow Shep Smith to so vehemently express such a pro-death opinion as if it were a no-brainer!? The child is alive - and until it is delivered, NO ONE has the right to sentence it to death prematurely and artificially - not the father, not Shepard, not FoxNews. You have lost me, permanently, as a viewer, Shep. You may think you have the right to express such opinions, but you also deserve the just consequences for them. Bye-bye!

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      James Ranka 3 years ago from Port Neches

      Good old Shep . . . he will never change.

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      Susan 3 years ago

      Are u serious? Fox is the ONLY news station that still practices actual journalism. The list u provided names only ridiculous Obama lackeys.

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      James Ranka 3 years ago from Port Neches

      uhhhhh,,,, what?

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      Mikio013 2 years ago

      Shep knew EXACTLY where that moron was heading with his "We have to be careful, here" nonsense, and he wasn't going to let him have the satisfaction. Shep is not my favorite by any means, but he was right in doing this. FNC is much more fair and balanced than any other news source, which is exactly why they will probably soon overtake even the major networks' news shows.

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      Pollyannalana 21 months ago from US

      Shepard is my least favorite at Fox News but just thank God for Fox News! Where would we be without them and I guess they all let their opinion out but I don't mind; I have enough sense to make an intelligent decision on whatever matter it is. I am in awe of the Fox Network that do allow opinions and even of the left who scream the loudest that I cannot stand but they are a part of the shows I like to watch being very fair to the left who deserve to all be in jail right now for all the scandals swept under a rug. Sure hope we get to clean house soon!

      Would you believe I use to be a democrat? Yes, I even helped put that downfall to America in office the first time. God forgive me!

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      Tina 12 months ago

      I like Shepherd Smith. His program is very informative. I am glad to see him back. It appears that he has been out for a while. He is my favorite anchor.

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      Jean 11 months ago

      I do not know much about Shepard, but I do know about Fox News. Thank God for the truth. They are the only ones that tell news like it is. I also do not understand why people in our nation cannot understand truth when they hear it. My prayer is that God will give our nation another chance to straighten things out, get us back on the right track.

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      Maggie 11 months ago

      Shepherd Smith is a self righteous know it all. Spoke so rudely to former Governor Jindhal today. He knows it all and thinks BLM is justified in their actions. Please fire him or I will turn off Fox.

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      bk 11 months ago

      i used to like shepard smith. he doesn't report the news anymore. quite obvious he hates trump. that's ok but he is not supposed to show it on the air. i have never heard him say one good thing about trump. he is to sarcastic. he is a real turnoff and will not watch him anymore. i think they should put a few more scenes on his set

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      tkblackburn 10 months ago

      Anyone who states "ALL" the other anchors read teleprompters "PERFECTLY" loses all credibility. Ever see the daft morning crew?

      Any bias in this article? Hmm.

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      James Ranka 10 months ago from Port Neches

      The Fox news morning crew is ridiculous. However, these clowns don't, as a general rule read from prompters. Their goofiness comes straight from their wee, collective and individual minds. The 'bias' is factual, and based on personal observation - only.

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      Jenny 10 months ago

      I watched Shep on occasion until the Bobby Jindal interview. I always found his left leaning bias distracting. His support of the BLM terrorists was the end for me. I have not and will not watch him again. He is a buffoon!

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      Jam session 5 10 months ago

      The Shep boy is a riot! Working for Fox and luvin' on the Clintons. Good voice but reminds me of Bundy.

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      E. Davis 10 months ago

      Shepard Smith is a joke and his recent tirades against a presidential candidate are way, way below professional journalism. I am ashamed that he is a Southern boy although I strongly doubt that he is proud of the MS heritage. If he were he would leave his personal trash feelings at home and report the news like a real journalist. Done with him - listening Fox?

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      James Ranka 10 months ago from Port Neches

      Well said, E. Davis

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      Debra fisher 9 months ago

      He drinks his breakfast and lunch...that really IS funny

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      Shirley Dalley 9 months ago

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

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      James Ranka 9 months ago from Port Neches

      That possibility may become reality in the near future - Shirley

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      Deb fisher 9 months ago

      Time to change channels everybody!!!

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      larry 9 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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      Colleen 9 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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      Sheila 9 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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      Natalie Winiewicz 9 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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      James Ranka 9 months ago from Port Neches

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

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      Judy B 9 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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      Suzita Pagina 9 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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      Kay 9 months ago

      Shephard smith is the worst of the worst

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      Rich 8 months ago

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

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      David H 8 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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      James Ranka 8 months ago from Port Neches

      Understood, David H - TOTALLY understood!

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      DA 8 months ago

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

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      BKeown 8 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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      Larry G 8 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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      Trini8 8 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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      Pete 8 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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      Will Smith 7 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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      James Ranka 7 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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      Bev smith 6 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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      toni duvall 6 months ago

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

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      Linda 6 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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      Carol VanCleve 6 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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      Rene 6 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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      Philip 6 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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      Skipperdo 6 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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      Calli 6 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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      Dana Bartlett 5 months ago

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

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      MollyAnna 5 months ago

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

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      sheran shipley 5 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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      Ed 5 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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      Rosemary Smith 5 months ago

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

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      Sandy Rosen 5 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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      Pat 5 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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      Barbara 5 months ago

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

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      Ed 5 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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      Gina 5 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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      Emma Turner 5 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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      Susan kelleystein 5 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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      Susan 5 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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      Islander 5 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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      concern 5 months ago

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

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      support FOX 5 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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      concerned 5 months ago

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

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      Gregger Budinsky 4 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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      B King 4 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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      Steve B. 4 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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      Michael 4 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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      David Vancelette 4 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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      Mike in NC 4 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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      Lyle McAllister 4 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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      Charles Schuck 4 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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      Joe from Atlanta 4 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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      jim 4 months ago

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

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      Ruth 4 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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      John Olive Retired Army 4 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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      valiumvilla 4 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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      The Real C)BRA 4 months ago

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

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      terry 4 months ago

      fire him

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      John 844 4 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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      Grandma 4 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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      Jane 4 months ago

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

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      Shannon 4 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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      Shannon 4 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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      Fox News 4 months ago

      Smith, cheapened himself! Journalists must remain unbiased.

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      Brent 4 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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      Guillermo de la Campa 3 months ago

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

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      Gordon Gates 3 months ago

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

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      Gail & Gary Hefner 3 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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      Greg 3 months ago

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

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      ben clark 3 months ago

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

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      rick 3 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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      Jerry Zwack 3 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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      Dan parker 3 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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      Kelli Jager 2 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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      Henry Miller 2 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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      FRAN RICHMOND 2 months ago

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

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      Dee 2 months ago

      Shep should go to work for CNN

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      Sonnysilock@yahoo.com 4 weeks ago

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

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      Carolyn B Percell 3 weeks ago

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

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