Fox News announced today that host and commentator Shephard Smith will be leaving their airwaves effective immediately, as his show on Friday afternoon will be his last on the network.
Smith will no longer be chief news anchor on the network, and his former 3PM weekday show, “Shepard Smith Reporting,” will be replaced by different anchors until a permanent replacement is announced.
Smith had emerged as one of the strongest critics of President Donald Trump on the network, often joining with judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano to attack the Commander-in-Chief.
He was recently ordered to stand down by the network after a public rift developed between Smith and prime-time ratings king Tucker Carlson:
Liberal Fox News daytime host Shepard Smith has been ordered by channel management to back down Thursday after a heated feud with the station’s flagship host, Tucker Carlson, according to Vanity Fair.
Smith had been making sanctimonious stabs at Carlson, evidently taking offense to a guest(President Trump’s former lawyer, Joe DiGenova) who had referred to Andrew Napolitano as a “fool.” It’s unclear why such mild and slightly heated rhetoric was enough to send Smith into a conniption, but he referred to Tucker as “repugnant” for declining to defend Napolitano.
Not one to take holier-than-thou lectures from an elitist liberal who somehow has remained a mainstay at Fox despite holding political positions that one might expect to see at CNN or MSNBC, Tucker fired back. Carlson made it clear Smith was speaking as a liberal partisan, as opposed to a supposedly neutral spectator.
Smith appeared ready to continue agitating the inter-network feud before being shut down on the matter by Fox management. Senior Fox News executives are said to have threatened the progressive infiltrator with termination if he continues to wage a campaign against Tucker.
It’s not as if Carlson wouldn’t be willing to expose Smith’s record as an unreliable and dishonest Democratic partisan if he so desired. The midday presenter is beloved by progressives who can’t stomach Fox unless he’s presenting his preferred brand of stealth narrative “journalism.”
But Fox viewers deserve better than a deceptive liberal who embraces the notion of being an objectively neutral journalist. Carlson doesn’t make such a claim, openly admitting his preferred political positions and generally eschewing the term “journalist.”
Shepard Smith will supposedly face termination if he continues tarnishing his network’s brand in the eyes of its viewers. But it’s more than likely there will be a cushy, six-figure spot waiting for him at CNN and MSNBC should he be given the boot, where he’ll be free to call conservatives racist endlessly and demand Trump’s impeachment to the sounds of liberal applause.
Fox News, which has been trending an anti-Trump direction for months now, has now lost its top voice against the President. Perhaps Fox News is finally releasing that they will lose significant marketshare if they serve globalism and not their overwhelmingly pro-Trump audience.
Upcoming Book Shows the Heroism of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Who Exposed Defrocked Sex Abuse Cardinal
Viganò would make a great candidate for saint.
An upcoming book, Finding Viganò: In Search of the Man Whose Testimony Shook the Church and the World, profiles the courage and strength of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a whistleblower who exposed how a pedophile priest was being harbored by marxist apostate Pope Francis.
LifeSiteNews explains that book author Dr. Robert Moynihan was able to spend a few days with Viganò in July 2019, a rarity considering his reclusion since 2018. Viganò continues to stay in touch with a close circle of family members and friends while worshipping the Lord out of the public eye.
Viganò showed himself in public in January 2020 to pray and protest against the German Episcopal Conference and its President Cardinal Marx, who are pushing for Christian acceptance of homosexuality and other forms of sexual deviancy. However, Viganò has largely been in hiding since he published his iconic report regarding the rehabilitation of pedophile Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by Pope Francis after the Vatican fully understood that he preyed upon innocent children.
Big League Politics reported on McCarrick’s defrocking by the Catholic Church last year in the aftermath of Viganò’s shocking allegations:
A former Roman Catholic Cardinal who was forced to resign from his office for sexual abuse last summer was dismissed from the clerical state in a Vatican trial on Friday.
Theodore McCarrick, 88, is the most senior member of the Catholic clergy to be defrocked in modern times. McCarrick was officially removed from the clergy on charges of soliciting sex while hearing confessions.
McCarrick had been first busted in July when a former altar boy went public with a story that involved McCarrick unzipping his pants and groping him in New York 1972. Another adult man then came public with his account of being abused by McCarrick as a boy, beginning when he was 11.
The sexual abuse accusations against the Cardinal led to several former Catholic seminarians stepping forward with accounts of McCarrick’s gay relationships with them. McCarrick had gained a reputation for abusive solicitation of men studying at seminaries to become Catholic priests.
The church judicial proceedings in regards to the abuse attributed to McCarrick revealed what many saw as a lack of will to confront allegations against the Archbishop of Washington among senior Vatican officials.
An Italian bishop, Carlo Maria Vigano, has accused Pope Francis of having prior knowledge of the accusations against McCarrick before they surfaced publicly. Vigano even took the almost entirely unprecedented step of calling for the Pope’s resignation over his handling of the now-disgraced former Cardinal.
Church authorities in the United States may have been secretly aware of the accusations against McCarrick, sweeping the reports under the rug.
Moynihan describes Viganò as “arguably one of the loneliest men in the world” while being forced into hiding to protect his own safety. Viganò is paying the price for having integrity and character in a world that is increasingly dominated by the Beast.
Despite the hurdles, Viganò does not regret exposing the Vatican’s protection of McCarrick and demanding the resignation of McCarrick’s enabler Pope Francis.
“Having clearly covered for McCarrick, it was only right that he first did what he asked the Chilean bishops to do,” Viganò told Moynihan about why it was right to demand Pope Francis’ resignation,
“It was something I had to do.” he explained. “I think that I have been a witness to the truth.”
He added that “my conscience is telling me to protect the Church. I see that the devil has been entering into the Church, on the top of it, and so that I have to stand up.”
If righteous Catholics can ultimately rise up and defeat the “deep church,” as Viganò refers to it, he will likely be remembered as one of the greatest followers of Christ ever to live and be a prime candidate for sainthood. Finding Viganò will be available for sale in November.
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