Fox News to stick with Trump

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  1. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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  3. Bickendan

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    Well that sucks. Smith was FOX's saving grace.
    Hopefully ABC, CBS, or NBC will grab him.
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  4. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    I wonder if that is what helped push him over the edge.
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    Tuttle Khaaaaaaaaaaann !!!

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    Don’t worry, the grays are among us.
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    So who are the moderate, fair voices left at Fox?

    Cavuto? But he's kind of vanilla.

    Chris Wallace?
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    My favorite Shep Smith moment

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    Shep was one of the good ones.:(
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    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Just like the Republican Party, it should be clear to even the most casual observer by now that Fox News is an institution where people with personal integrity are not welcome.
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    I first saw Smith (never heard of him before) until 2003 when I went to Iraq and we were all trying to find out how the war was going. Yes, you heard right, when you are busy fighting you have no idea what the "big picture" is so you want all the information you can get. I guess it was Smith's shift whenever I happened to be watching, because I saw him more than the other anchors.
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    I crossed paths with him when we were both working as reporters in Tampa. He was a prick. Good reporter, but still a prick. It's not an uncommon combination.
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    My entire reaction to this news:

    do u hear sumn.jpg
    When you lay with dogs, you pick up fleas
    I ain't sitting shiva for him. He been knew what Fox is about and if he had any integrity, there were many points where he could have left.

    :shrug:
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    Fuck Shep.

    Guy was a bitch and I don't say that because he's gay but because he's an actual bitch.

    I want to know what the meeting between Barr and Murdoch was about. :chris:
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    Shep is gay? Never knew that.
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    Does it matter?
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    Makes it less of a mystery why he would want to leave Fox. :shrug:
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    I doubt if that has anything to do with it. Shep's sexual orientation hasn't been any kind of secret for several years. I have no doubt that Fox knew about it before I did.
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    I've never been able to see him without thinking of that incident (of which I'm sure there were many others).

    "Yeah...but your a dickhead, Shep. :dayton:"
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    The question is why he left so abruptly.

    There are all sorts of rumors:

    #1 AG Barr told Murdoch to fire him. Can't really believe Barr would do something like that. Now if Trump had the meeting I might believe it.

    #2 Sex scandal

    #3 Sex scandal with indictments coming

    #4 Sex scandal with Federal indictments coming

    #5 Just got tired of Fox and is using the AG Barr / Murdoch meeting as an excuse to quit

    #6 Some other type of federal indictment or is under federal investigation. This one is also a "meh" because I can't see Barr telling Murdoch about an ongoing investigation or upcoming indictments.

    #7 Just decided to quit. Said, "Fuck it. I'm out." Don't we all wish we had walk away money and could do that? Shep is not hurting in the bank accounts.

    Also it's rumored that after his last show he was escorted straight out of the building. Not even a chance to box his stuff. But I don't believe it.
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    number 7# is the American dream - having enough "fuck you" money to do that! :D
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    Well after some official statements it looks like Number 7, Just decided to quit, is the lucky winner. Also he wasn't escorted from the building and the meeting between AG Barr and Murdoch had nothing to do with Shep.

    Still want to know what the meeting was about. :bailey:
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    I always imagine any secret meeting between powerful conservative bastards goes like...

    Bastard 1: (Hissing whisper) Heil Heeetlah. :brood:

    Bastard 2: (Same) :brood:

    *They make out for 5 minutes*
    *They pass each other micro-SD cards full of evil secrets and child porn in their mouths*
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    Do a Freedom of information act request!
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    or as I like to call it "Tuesday!" :yes:
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    I hope Shep's transition goes well.
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    No.