Shepard Smith Exits Fox News

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Shepard Smith Exits Fox News

Long-Time Anchor Made Decision After Clashing with Colleagues

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Another news anchor is leaving FOX News, and this time it's not for sexual harassment!

Shepard Smith, a 23-year employee of Fox with a penchant for editorializing during his afternoon newscasts, is stepping down from his post after allegedly clashing with some of the network’s primetime stars.

Don't tell us there's nothing to be said for the power of prayer!

“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.

Awe. You know what? We're actually going to REALLY miss Sheperd Smith... In no way whatsoever.

Dance Break!

Ole' Shep had more to say about his long-hoped-for exit from FOX News, and for the convenience of you, the valued reader of this blessed blog post, we've taken the liberty of vetting his statement for the purpose of truth and accuracy in journalism. 

BEHOLD:

Shep: “It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor."

The COTR Institute of Journalistic Integrity rates this statement as "true."

Sheppy: I’ve worked with the most talented, dedicated and focused professionals I know and I’m proud to have anchored their work each day."

The COTR Institute of Journalistic Integrity rates this statement as "true."

Shep the Lib: I will deeply miss them.”

The COTR Institute of Journalistic Integrity rates this statement as "complete and utter bullcrap!"

According to the Daily Beast, Shepard Smith wasn't getting along too well with his fellow hosts at FOX News - Sean Hannity in particular - and after a half-hearted attempt was made to appease him, the network determined that "the lucrative evening ratings outweighed the need to keep Smith happy while paying him $15 million a year for his daytime role that did not bring in as many viewers."

Conclusion: The only thing Shepard Smith will be missing at FOX News is the daily foot rubs from fellow liberal Juan Williams. 

Congratulations, Shep. We hardly watched ye. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

The Chicks on the Right discussed Shepard Smith's exit from Fox News during Monday's episode of their show. Click below to check it out.

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