JUST IN: Shep Smith has just learned his fate at Fox as an increasing number of fans have been calling for him to be fired.
Over the past year, Smith has alienated millions of Fox News fans with his increasingly unhinged attacks on Donald Trump. This has led to fans taking to social media in droves to call on Fox to fire him, but it appears that the network has completely ignored these calls.
The Wrap reported that Smith has just signed a new two year deal with Fox, indicating that he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
“Shepard Smith is an exemplary journalist whose skill in anchoring breaking news is unrivaled,” said 21st Century Fox and FOX News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch. “His powerful storytelling on both television and digital platforms has elevated our entire news gathering process.”
Inbox: “FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor of Breaking News Shepard Smith has signed a new multiyear deal, extending his more than two-decade tenure with the network, announced 21st Century Fox and FOX News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch.”
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 15, 2018
“I am incredibly proud to be part of a group of journalists who helped build the FOX news division from scratch 22 years ago and extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come,” said Smith in a channel press statement. “Our team’s commitment to delivering facts to our loyal viewers in context and with perspective, without fear or favor, is unwavering.”
Twitter users, however, made it clear that they are not happy about this news at all:
— Alaskans4Trump 🇺🇸 (@Alaskans4Trump) March 15, 2018
Shepard Smith should have been fired from Fox. Disappointed in Fox News to keeping Shep around.
— Scott Morton (@FoundersInk) March 15, 2018
Change the channel at 3 pm daily! Refuse to watch Shep Smith! Biased slanted fake News is not what I tune in for!
— Konnie Kar (@kkarop) March 15, 2018
SHARE this story if you want Fox News to FIRE Shep Smith!