BREAKING: Shepard Smith Leaves Fox News

BREAKING: Shepard Smith Leaves Fox News
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Longtime Fox News anchor, and vicious critic of President Trump, Shepard Smith has abruptly announced that Friday would be his last day at the network. As The Washington Examiner reports:

Shepard Smith is stepping down from Fox News, the network announced on Friday. Today's Friday afternoon showing of Shepard Smith Reporting was his last and will be temporarily replaced by a series of rotating anchors until a new dayside news program is announced...

"A personal moment now. Gathering and reporting the news has been my life's work. 33 years, the past 23 right here, since the day we launched Fox News channel in 1996. The opportunities afforded this guy from small-town Mississippi have been a many. Fox News has allowed me to travel the world gathering the facts of the day for you," Smith stated.

"At columbine, Katrina, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, 9/11, and every life altering event along the way. I have met leaders, heroes, and victims of all strides. I’ve witnessed and reported on the events that shaped our reality," he went on. "Together with my colleagues, we have written a first draft of history and endeavored to deliver it to you while speaking truth to power without fear or favor it in context and with perspective. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity. For handing me the breaking news reigns as managing editor, senior correspondent, and chief news anchor for this news network, I am thankful and humbled."...

Smith has recently drawn the ire of President Trump for his comments about the president, a major backer of some of the network's biggest on-air talents including prime-time hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. Smith also got into a verbal tussle with Carlson last month after he criticized his colleague for not pushing back on a guest who insulted one of the network's contributors.

There's no word yet on exactly why Smith is leaving the network.
 Source: American Update

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