Breaking News, Literally

From DAILY BEAST:

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, a frequent target of President Trump’s attacks, is stepping down, the network confirmed Friday.

“Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave FOX News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged. The opportunities afforded this guy from small town Mississippi have been many,” Smith said in a statement.

Nope, don’t think so! There’s another reason why Shep got the axe.

the sorcerer's apprentice

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From yahoo! news:

Attorney General William Barr and media mogul Rupert Murdoch had a private meeting on Wednesday night, not long after Fox News released a poll showing that 51 percent of voters are in favor of impeaching Trump and removing him from office, The New York Times reports.

…snip…

Many Fox News hosts are pro-Trump, like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, but there are also people like anchor Shep Smith and senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who have been critical of Trump and his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Faux News put Twitler in office. The rotting corpse (even before he was dead) of Roger Ailes made sure that Twitler would get the nomination. Even the rotting corpse that is Ted Cruz says so. Now, Uncle Rupie is making sure that the truth about Twitler will never be heard by the rotting corpses that make up the Faux News audience.

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11 responses to “Breaking News, Literally

  1. I find the latest news of Shepherd Smith leaving Faux News very troubling. Since when does the US government get involved with a privately owned news station and have enough clout to get a news anchor fired? It looks to me as if we have a state/government+ controlled TV station just like Russia. If folks are not worried about what all is happening that had better put their reality hats on.

  2. That’s a lot of rotting corpses. Maybe this has the makings of a zombie movie.

    I can’t really blame Smith. It must be getting awfully weird and nasty at Fox as it devolves into more and more of an outright propaganda and whip-up-the-rubes channel. Probably infested with gay-haters as well, at a time when most companies are trying to discourage that kind of stuff.

    At first I was surprised you didn’t change the bat at the top of the wizard’s staff in the original poster to the traditional batshit-shitting bat, but of course these guys aren’t the ones who are crazy, they’re the ones facilitating it.

    • Rotting corpses explain the stench that emanates from TV sets when Faux News is on. There’s not enough Febreze in the world to cover that up.

      I’m sure Shep Smith has been miserable for some time. However, it stinks to high heaven (why can’t I get off the smell metaphors?) that he left so suddenly right after Uncle Rupie met with Twitler’s handmaiden? Smith made money for Uncle Rupie, and we know how Uncle Rupie loves money. I have to wonder if the ex, Wendy, who might or might not be a Chinese spy, whispered sweet secrets about Uncle Rupie in her boyfriend Putin’s ear. I don’t put a lot of stock in coincidence or any statements coming out of Faux News. I’m sure Shep Smith is contractually not allowed to disparage his now former employer, so he said what he had to say. I just think it’s very hard to believe that anyone who is in any job, let alone one as high-profile as being an anchor on a major netword, just walks away with nothing more than Well, I’m out of here, seeya around! Not even a highlight reel? No list of people to thank? I also find it hard to believe that nobody else in the organization knew he was leaving.

      As for the wizard’s staff, I originally had the Faux News globe sitting atop the staff, but I didn’t think it made a lot of sense. I figured the ax was more appropriate, since that’s what Uncle Rupie was giving Shep. Besides, the batshit-shitting bat was always for Batshit Bachmann. It wouldn’t feel right to let someone else use it until s/he proves themselves to be as batshitty as our gal.

  3. therub

    the fact that anyone being axed who go against twittler is very troubling. this is nothing more than a dictator flexing his muscle. the question is, why do we tolerate this? i’d like to suggest that twittler is the symptom and not the problem.

    • The House Democrats and some fair-minded judges block what they can, but basically, until the election, there’s little we can do to not “tolerate” it.

    • One of the first things the Nazis did was to take over the media. This didn’t start with Twitler. Chimpy Bush and Deadeye Dick benefited greatly from the iron hand with which Roger Ailes controlled Faux News. The infrastructure was already there. In fact, it’s probably the biggest reason Twitler got the nomination. Roger Ailes wanted him to be president.

  4. What about Chris Wallace? Think he’ll be next? I thought the Murdoch boys were in charge and were more middle of the road. If Faux News started losing all their “real” journalists, and they were left with nothing but the circus, I wonder what the boys will do. I had read that they want to be a legit news source…but then again, maybe that was fake news.

    • Dearest Eleanor, I think Chris Wallace should feel more secure in his job than ever before. He’s the last man standing, so to speak. Faux News wants to keep their bullshit slogan of “Fair and Balanced,” and they can’t do that without Chris Wallace to point at. Some say Neil Cavuto is an honest newsman, but I beg to differ with that. In fact, I think Chris Wallace can be really shitty, too, but it’s the closest they have to a straight (no pun intended) journalists, especially now.

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