Nobody ever accused Shepard Smith of being entertaining…
— The Hill (@thehill) March 16, 2018
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith says opinion programming on his network doesn’t “really have rules” and exists “strictly to be entertaining,” in an interview published Thursday.
While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share, and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day. Hannity breaks news daily-Warrant on a Trump assoc, the unmasking scandal, leaking intel, Fisa abuse, HRC lawbreaking, dossier and more REAL NEWS! 9p https://t.co/zJpnnyFTtP
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 16, 2018
The Hill reports,
“Some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining,” Smith told Time Magazine’s Daniel D’Addario in a piece titled, “Shep Smith Has the Hardest Job on Fox News.”
“We serve different masters,” Smith, 54, added when discussing the difference between the opinion side of Fox News, including shows such as “The Sean Hannity Show,” and the network’s news division. “We work for different reporting chains, we have different rules. They don’t really have rules on the opinion side. They can say whatever they want. If it’s their opinion.”
Laura Ingraham was none to happy:
Always liked Shep, but his comments were inconsiderate & inaccurate. The hard working team at the Ingraham Angle does real reporting, develops impt sources and scores big interviews. Very proud of them. https://t.co/3aR1EHAK3Z
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 16, 2018
Of course Shep believes his show is strictly news but most people just switch to Fox Business when he comes on anyway.
@ShepNewsTeam is saying his show is not an opinion show?? Huh?
— Not Sure (@mr233) March 16, 2018
It’s a wonder Shep works for Fox News as it appears he’s be far more comfortable at CNN or MSNBC.
— Betsida (@Betsida1) March 16, 2018
Shep Smith is trying to justify his new contract and draw what he thinks is a distinction. Nothing can justify it, least if all his commentary. He’ll appear with his arm in a sling from patting himself on the back too much. #MAGA
— SixSBRings:) (@MadPatsFan1954) March 16, 2018
Hey, that was Dennis Miller’s joke!
He has the right to have an opinion and I have the right to turn him off.. and I do!
— Cheryl Gwinn (@ChGwinn) March 16, 2018
It’s a stretch to say Shep is in any way entertaining 😆👎🏼
— Politically Stripped ™ 🗽🇺🇸 (@politstrip) March 16, 2018
In other words, she does not find him the least bit entertaining.
Shep and Juan make me turn to cnn just because I know to expect the left slanted comments.
— Brian (@thehub121) March 16, 2018