Usually when we are slacking off at work, we try to be surreptitious about it. You know, Words with Friends on our iPhones under the desk and so forth. Not so Shepard Smith, who is using his position as Fox News’s Relevancy Expert (“Keeping our thin rope to reality from severing completely and launching us into orbit!” is, we believe, the tagline of his show,) to use the brand new high tech room and its bizarre, gigantic Windows tablets to show the world how much he loves the addicting app Candy Crush. For five minutes.
On Monday Mediaite posted the “10 Worst Media Disasters of 2010“, just like every other blog shilling bubbly reminscence for a year-end traffic boost. Unlike the rest, Mediaite’s left a nasty hangover.
“The 10 Worst Media Disasters” has a byline from Brad Phillips, who has his own blog called Mr. Media Training and Read More
In the March 2009 issue of Esquire, Tom Junod profiles Fox News’ Shepard Smith in a piece headlined Because They Hate Shepard Smith and Want Him to Fail.
Right up front in the article—a companion piece, of sorts, to the What I’ve Learned feature the magazine did with Mr. Smith Read More
Tonight, Shepard Smith will be anchoring Fox News’ coverage of Hurricane Gustav from New Orleans beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Afterwards, Brit Hume will continue the hurricane coverage, anchoring from St. Paul. From 10 p.m. to midnight, Geraldo Rivera will anchor live from New Orleans.
Fox News will continue its live hurricane coverage Read More
The good government group Citizens Union declined to endorse Sheldon Silver or either of the candidates challenging him in the Democratic primary this fall.
In explaining the decision, C.U. wrote, “[Silver] needed to embrace and advance a broader agenda of reform issues that included a nonpartisan redistricting commission, greater transparency in, and public scrutiny Read More
Recently, Shepard Smith stood in his office at Fox News and gestured at a football, on his bookshelf, signed by Giants quarterback and fellow University of Mississippi alumnus Eli Manning.
“I’ve met him a number of times,” said Mr. Smith. “He’s a private guy. He’s likes to stay to himself. Eli, as a friend, Read More
On Feb. 3, a k a Super Bowl Sunday, in an original News Corp. smorgasbord, reporters from FOX News will be teaming up with reporters from FOX owned and operated stations from around the country for a three hour broadcast event, focusing on—USA! USA!—presidential politics and professional football.
Shepard Smith, of FOX News, will headline Read More
Gawker catches New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter in what looks like an embarrassing slip. Mr. Carter reported today that Shepard Smith’s new contract with Fox News, which is worth around $7 million a year, will make him better-paid than anyone at rival CNN, "if reports of $5 million for Anderson Cooper Read More
Fox News’ Shepard Smith — who has offended some of the channel’s conservative viewers by accepting that global warming exists, and expressing compassion for victims of Hurricane Katrina, among other apostasies — has signed a new contract worth $7 million to $8 million a year, according to The Times.
Roger Ailes calls Read More
Fox News may be the bastion of conservative red-state America, but its anchors have made themselves at home in the liberal enclave of Greenwich Village. Shepard Smith, the clean-shorn host of the No. 1–rated Fox Report , recently purchased a 2,341-square-foot loft for $1.87 million on West 13th Street, city records show. The two-bedroom spread, Read More