Oh boy. There are nutty conspiracy theories out there about how Trump used the power of the executive branch to force Shep Smith out, and none other than Bob Beckel is jumping on that train:
Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News. I worked at Fox for six years. Shep was a REAL reporter. I attacked Trump daily. My firing was a setup up by people inside & outside Fox. With Shep gone Fox Is no longer a News network. It’s run by Trump Sadly it will go down with him.— Robert G Beckel (@RobertGBeckel) October 11, 2019
Unfortunately for him, Greg Gutfeld isn’t gonna let sleeping dogs lie:
Bob, trump had nothing to do with your firing. In fact Fnc blessed you with many second chances. Using Shep’s classy exit to take this dishonest swipe at a bunch of good hardworking people is disappointing. https://t.co/qkKvuhapbC— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) October 11, 2019
Yikes. In addition to this, Brian Stelter at CNN is reporting that Shep left because of the tension over his feud with Tucker Carlson after Judge Napolitano opined that Trump really was in trouble. But who knows how much trust you can put in that.
I guess we’ll have a better sense of what actually happened once we know who his replacement will be. Will be someone we can trust, someone objective and serious like Diamond and Silk, or maybe Terrence Williams, or Eric Trump?! Float me some names, people, it’s a brave new world….