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Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:10 PM

Shep Smith out at Fox News -- two days after Bill Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch

Source: Raw Story

Shepard Smith, one of the few voices at Fox News who has been willing to be critical of President Donald Trump, is stepping down from the network.

Per Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple, Smith’s final show was on Friday and his termination is effective immediately.




Smith’s departure comes less than two days after Attorney General Bill Barr held a mysterious meeting with Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch. There is no evidence linking Barr’s Murdoch meeting to Smith’s sudden departure, although critics of the White House have been raising questions about why the attorney general was meeting with a media mogul at a time when Trump has been openly critical of the network.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/shep-smith-out-at-fox-news-one-day-after-bill-barrs-meeting-with-rupert-murdoch/

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Reply Shep Smith out at Fox News -- two days after Bill Barr's meeting with Rupert Murdoch (Original post)
George II Oct 2019 OP
ritapria Oct 2019 #1
maxsolomon Oct 2019 #2
Tactical Peek Oct 2019 #3
Texin Oct 2019 #10
aggiesal Oct 2019 #4
Thomas Hurt Oct 2019 #5
Mr.Bill Oct 2019 #6
Thekaspervote Oct 2019 #7
Jarqui Oct 2019 #8
Kid Berwyn Oct 2019 #9
MicaelS Oct 2019 #11
TexasTowelie Oct 2019 #13
BlueIdaho Oct 2019 #12
world wide wally Oct 2019 #14
Mme. Defarge Oct 2019 #15
Mc Mike Oct 2019 #16
Gore1FL Oct 2019 #17
justie18 Oct 2019 #18
Ligyron Oct 2019 #19
OxQQme Oct 2019 #21
Cha Oct 2019 #37
BooScout Oct 2019 #20
Politicub Oct 2019 #25
Cha Oct 2019 #35
40RatRod Oct 2019 #22
beachbumbob Oct 2019 #23
sammythecat Oct 2019 #29
58Sunliner Oct 2019 #24
SCVDem Oct 2019 #26
George II Oct 2019 #31
NurseJackie Oct 2019 #27
George II Oct 2019 #28
NurseJackie Oct 2019 #30
ck4829 Oct 2019 #50
NurseJackie Oct 2019 #51
djacq Oct 2019 #32
SunSeeker Oct 2019 #33
Cha Oct 2019 #34
PatrickforO Oct 2019 #36
ck4829 Oct 2019 #49
JohnnyRingo Oct 2019 #38
me_not_you Oct 2019 #45
LawnKorn Oct 2019 #39
Evolve Dammit Oct 2019 #40
ecstatic Oct 2019 #41
YOHABLO Oct 2019 #42
McCamy Taylor Oct 2019 #43
brooklynite Oct 2019 #44
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Bengus81 Oct 2019 #47
ck4829 Oct 2019 #48

Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:13 PM

1. So much for the Reports Fox News is turning on Trump

If he really left Fox News without pressure from on high , I'm really disappointed in his decision to leave …...The only semi-rational person still on Fox News is Chris Wallace - though he's far from perfect …..

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:15 PM

2. thicken that bubble, lachlan!

keep those inconvenient facts out!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:18 PM

3. His says he left them.



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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:42 PM

10. It sounds as if he chose to leave rather than cave to what tRump muscled out of Murdoch.

We'll learn more soon I'm sure, but if Shep Smith is telling the truth and he shoved off, it's undoubtedly because word came down from Murdoch to be tRump's lickspittle or else. He chose to take the "or else" route himself rather than to agree to be forced to give the orange mafioso a tongue lavage every broadcast.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:23 PM

4. Fascism 1, Democracy 0 ...

I'm no fan of Faux Nooz, but government stepping in the 4th estate is overstepping.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

5. Donnie sent his attorney to have a coming to Trump discussion

they threw Shep to wolves to placate FF45.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

6. He got resigned.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:32 PM

7. Whether he left or was fired...good for him!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:35 PM

8. If Napolitano follows, it will verify that they're up to: unfair and unbalanced nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:40 PM

9. "Nice network ya got here, Rupe. Be a shame if something were to happen to it."

“How much has the tax cut brought you?”

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:43 PM

11. I think he finally had his fill.

I expect him to go to another network and start ripping Trump's ass.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

13. It's either that or he can go on the speaking circuit.

Less hours and still enough pay that he will get along very well. There could also be a book deal in the works.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:44 PM

12. Impeach Crooked Bill Barr.

Forget Attorney Genera, Barr isn’t even acting like a lawyer - he’s acting like Trump’s bag man.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

14. Isn't this part of the job an Attorney General always does?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:21 PM

15. A purge of course.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:37 PM

16. I'd like to see Shep play Rupert's head like a bongo, as he's leaving.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:46 PM

17. I'm not shocked that Fox is going full nazi. It's what they do. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:50 PM

18. Plus

It has been reported that he was escorted out of the building. Not a friendly exit at all.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:52 PM

19. Does he have an NDA of some type I wonder?

Because if he starts opening his mouth on a media tour about the goings on in there you'd think they might have been smarter to give him a raise and bonus and kept him in the fold.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

21. Very good question, Ligyron

Think of the light he could shine on that vipers nest if he's free and able to talk.
Like the talking head in V for Vendetta that flipped and spilled the beans.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

37. I read he does.. for awhile.. not sure when

Shep can get back to work. Be interesting when we find out.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

20. It's being reported that security escorted him out...

...this departure was not friendly. Something happened for it to be this abrupt.

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Response to BooScout (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:17 PM

25. Bill Barr met with Murdoch yesterday. That's what happened.

Fox is shedding all of the weight from its news operation so it can go all propaganda all the time.

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Response to BooScout (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:01 PM

35. trump was scared to death of Shep..

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:02 PM

22. Shep delivered facts to an audience at FOX...

... that do not understand what facts are.
Hope to see him a lot more at other net works.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:03 PM

23. Will he end up at CNN or MSNBC?

Go back at direct competition with foxnews?

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

29. No, not for a good while anyway

His resignation included a non-competitive clause that says he can't work for a competing network for some unspecified period of time. This isn't unusual in situations like this.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:08 PM

24. That doesn't look suspicious or corrupt.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

26. Shep was smiling

like he left a pile of shit in Hannity and Tucker's desk.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #26)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:32 PM

31. Maybe this:

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

27. I wonder where he'll land.

CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBS streaming news, PBS, NPR... sky News?

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

28. TYT.

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Response to George II (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

30. Oh, GAG me!

If he's desperate enough, I guess RT would be an option too.

Ugh.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:34 AM

50. I think he's got a non-compete clause

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #50)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:12 AM

51. Yep, he alluded to that in his farewell words...

Yep, he alluded to that in his farewell words... but are things like that indefinite or forever? Perhaps just a year or two?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:52 PM

32. Because Fox News "is" State Television

Smith got smart and bailed.

Fair and Balance my A.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:55 PM

33. Wow. So much for allowing a dissenting voice or two. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:59 PM

34. That totally must be a coincidence...



This tweet has it faster but we get the idea Shep is persona non grata at fox 'cause trump is a gd criminal.

I'm guessing he has enough money to live on until he gets to work again.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

36. Wow. So one guy shows some integrity over there and he ends up

gone.

The walls are closing in on Trump, though. He and the rest of his evil cabal are on the way out. People are getting disgusted, and opinion is turning.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #36)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:34 AM

49. Yep

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:19 PM

38. This is a warning shot.

I believe it's intended for anyone else at Fox who thinks they can tell Trump what he can or cannot do. You wouldn't want to draw a visit from Barr. Lookin' at you Napolitano.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 01:31 AM

45. /thread

 

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:54 PM

39. Maybe he can take Steve Kroft's place on 60 Minutes

He could cover non-political stories until his NDA expires.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 07:27 PM

40. He was a good reporter and a human being on a network devoid of both attributes. Good luck Shep.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 08:37 PM

41. Based on the timeline, I think FNC asked Shep to compromise his integrity somehow,

he said, "Hell NO!" and immediately resigned. Or maybe, since it was Bill Barr that visited Murdoch, trumpRussiaCo had some dirt on Shep that they were threatening to release if he didn't tone down his reporting.

I think it's unfortunate because FNC viewers may not have any other reality checks on that network.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:16 PM

42. It's pretty simple: Trump did not like his reporting and told them to let him go.

So they did. Of course Smith is going to say that he left on his own accord.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:10 PM

43. Barr probably offered to go easy on Murdoch in a criminal case in exchange for favors

That is how mobsters do it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

44. UPDATE: He wasn't pushed; he jumped

Why Shep Smith finally walked out of Fox News for good

Last month Shep Smith decided that he had simply had enough.

With President Trump actively distorting the truth and many of his own colleagues helping him do it, the Fox News star prided himself on anchoring a newscast that countered the network's pro-Trump opinion shows.

The way Smith saw it, he was making sure that accurate information was getting on Fox's air.

"I wonder," he told a Time magazine reporter last year, "if I stopped delivering the facts, what would go in its place in this place that is most watched, most listened, most viewed, most trusted? I don't know."

But he had had enough. In September, according to a well-placed source, he went to Fox News management and asked to be let out of his long-term contract. Tensions with the opinion shows were the breaking point.

Executives at the network leaned on him to stay, but to no avail. On Friday afternoon he announced his departure on the air, then exited the building immediately, clearly emotional about saying goodbye to his television home of twenty years.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/media/fox-news-shepard-smith/index.html

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2019, 04:41 PM

47. I was surprised he wasn't canned for bashing Bush and his administration........

For having NO ONE in New Orleans days and days after Katrina hit. He was the only one on that POS news network that would call it like it truly WAS.

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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:33 AM

48. Kick

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