Sean Hannity is Not a Happy Bunny
With President Trump's inability to accomplish any tangible objective in office, Sean Hannity is turning on everyone he used to love in order to deflect attention away from the president's collapsing job approval numbers. In an astonishing failure of political leadership and ...read more
Shepard Smith Lays Out the Truth for Those Dismissing the Pope's Message As "Political"
Most of the time, Shepard Smith is the sole voice of reason and intelligence at Fox News. Other times, though, like this morning, it feels like he's that plus some kind of much-needed national conscience. It's of course predictable and tragic that viewers of the network that ...read more
Shepard Smith Interrupts Fox News' Kim Davis Coverage To Decry Religious "Haters"
A little earlier today, the daily barrage of horseshit that's Fox News's stock-in-trade stopped once again for just a brief second so that Shepard Smith could say something human. This time around, the unsanctioned "Shep Moment of Truth" happened during the network's orgiastic ...read more
Shep Smith Goes Wildly Off Message, Slams Coca Cola and Climate Change Deniers
Shep Smith, one of the very few sane people at Fox News probably didn't run this one past the bosses. In a segment discussing the New York Timesrevelation that Coca-Cola is funding scientists who dispute the link between how many calories you eat and how obese you become, Smith ...read more
WATCH: Shepard Smith Has Had Enough of Fox News's Baltimore Blame Game Bullsh*t
As you no doubt know by now, all afternoon parts of Baltimore have been something akin to a war zone, with buildings and cars set on fire and businesses looted in what the mayor of that city is calling an unprecedented eruption of violence and rioting. More than a dozen police ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: TV News Knows the One Thing You WILL NOT Look Away From
It took all of maybe two days after arriving at my new job at KCBS in Los Angeles to experience my first car chase -- and it was one hell of a nasty one. It was February of '96 and I was training with the noon producer, a guy named Andy, and had spent the morning shadowing him, ...read more
Shepard Smith's Calm, Powerful Statement About Ebola Is Something Everyone Needs To Hear
This afternoon, Shepard Smith stepped up to the plate and simply by virtue of his calm and authoritative demeanor, took a punishing swing at the often panic-stricken response by the media to Ebola. He provided the facts on the virus as they now stand, free of irresponsible hype, ...read more
Shep Smith Apologizes For Robin Williams ‘Coward’ Comment, Thoroughly Redeems Himself
Shep Smith, Fox News's one and only rational employee did a stupid thing yesterday in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide. Speaking on his show, Smith lamented the actor's untimely passing and wondered out loud whether Williams was a coward. He said: It’s hard to imagine, isn’t ...read more
Gawker Won't Let It Go, Doubles-Down on Report That Shepard Smith was Demoted for Wanting To Come Out at Fox News
It's at the point where I'm becoming concerned about giving Gawker any more attention over its Shepard Smith obsession than it's already received. Last week, as you probably know, Gawker's dedicated "Shep Smith Is Gay" reporter J.K. Trotter published his latest piece on the ...read more
Just How Wrong Is Gawker's Story About Shepard Smith (and Does It Matter Anyway)?
Over the past few days one of two things has happened: J.K. Trotter's latest piece attempting to out Shepard Smith has blown up in his face because it's littered with factual errors or Fox News's viciously effective PR machine has earned its keep for another week by circling the ...read more
EXCLUSIVE: Shepard Smith Calls Gawker Story "Horsesh*t" in E-Mail To Staff
Earlier this afternoon we published a quick rundown of a story in Gawker today which claims that Shepard Smith was demoted at Fox News because he pushed to come out of the closet. Gawker's J.K. Trotter has been trying for months now to out Shep, with today's piece making the ...read more
Gawker Claims Fox News "Stuffed Shepard Smith Back in the Closet"
**** See Update Here **** Shepard Smith, or rather the outing of Shepard Smith, has been the white whale of Gawker's J.K. Trotter for months now. Trotter was the one who "broke the story" about Shep losing his cool at a Manhattan bar back in October of last year, which provided ...read more
Gawker Still Wants Shepard Smith To Say He's Gay, Will Publicly Harass Him Until It Happens
Let's go over this one more time for the cheap seats: No matter how strongly Gawker may believe otherwise, Shepard Smith's sexual orientation is not news unless he chooses to make it news. (And even then it might not be news.) Yesterday, Shep Smith's dedicated stalker J.K. ...read more
The Morning Banter: Lou Reed Remembered, Stalking Shep's Boyfriend, VCR Art
Another Monday is here and you know what that means: back to the grind, boys and girls. Here's a little something to distract you from the pain. 1. "Satellite's Gone Up To the Skies" This morning's "Now Hear This" post will have more on the life of Lou Reed. For now, though, ...read more
So What If Shepard Smith Is Gay?
Shepard Smith's sexual orientation is the subject of a minor amount of interest in certain circles. Why, I've never been quite sure. I mean, maybe the possibility that he's gay could've qualified as juicy and titillating gossip column fodder even a decade or so ago, but now, ...read more
Appropriately Breaking News on Shepard Smith
Mediaite is reporting that Shepard Smith's role at Fox News is changing drastically: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will expand his role at the network, overseeing a newly-established breaking news division, taking on the role as its managing editor, and continuing his position ...read more
Creepy and Weird
By Chez Pazienza: The closer we get to the November election -- the more pronounced and desperate the entirely contrived machinations from the various candidates become as time ticks inexorably toward the moment of truth -- the more I can't help but keep the brilliant words of ...read more
God Bless You, Shep
By Chez Pazienza: I've been putting off writing something like this for a very long time. True, for quite a while I've kept a running tab of his scathing, subversive and generally balls-out brilliant comments -- the ones that have gotten him justifiably tagged as the lone ...read more
Politics is Weird and Creepy. Here's Why.
By Bob Cesca: Shepard Smith was mostly right about politics. It's weird and creepy and doesn't have much of an attachment to reality. I totally get it. It's difficult to observe the day-to-day events from Washington without eventually becoming disillusioned by the apparent ...read more