Claim: Fox news anchor Shepard “Shep” Smith has been fired
Date(s) active: Mar 2017
Originated from: TheLastLineOfDefense.org
Claims are spreading that FOX News have fired a “controversial anchor” Shep Smith for “embarrassing the network publicly”. The rumours have the headline “BREAKING: Fox News Just Fired Their Most Controversial Anchor”, and they are commonly linking to an article on the site TheLastLineOfDefense.org that reads in part –
Fox News has finally had enough of one of their most controversial anchors. After speaking out against President Trump on multiple occasions and embarrassing the network publicly, Shep Smith has been given his walking papers.
Rupert Murdoch, head honcho at Fox, told insiders that Shep was let go for his obvious disrespect for President Trump, his unscripted outbursts on live television and allowing his personal life to interfere with his television persona:
“Shep has shown that he’s not the kind of anchor suitable for the Fox News audience. While we respect his right to have a liberal opinion and his right to choose his sexual orientation, our viewers don’t need to be exposed to it. Maybe Shep can go work for MSNBC and get a show with Rachel Maddow.”
Despite the claims, Shep Smith has not been fired from the network. Neither the anchor nor the network have released any such statement. Smith has continued to post from his business Twitter account multiple times since this story was published.
As we have stated a number of times already, TheLastLineOfDefense.org website is a fake news website that even has a disclaimer on its About us page stating as much –
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As such, this story is clearly fake and should not be circulated as true.