You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Fox News' Shepard Smith Excoriates Gawker in Memo: Their Report Is 'Horsesh-t'

6/17/2014

By James Crugnale
TheWrap

In a memo to colleagues, Shepard Smith called Gawker's recent report claiming he was demoted at Fox News "horsesh-t."

Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter published story Wednesday claimeing Smith's private life had caused a riff with Fox News executives. Smith steadfastly denied the report.

"I came to fox news 18 years ago because they agreed to hire me," Smith wrote in the memo. "I've stayed with fox news because of my relationship with Roger Ailes. He's my boss, my friend and my steadfast supporter both professionally and personally."

Also read: Fox News' Shepard Smith on New Role: 'I'll Be the Quarterback'

Fox News President Roger Ailes and Smith first released a joint statement condemning Gawker's reporting.

Also read: Fox News Host Awkwardly Backtracks After Calling George Clooney Gay (Video)

"This story is 100% false and a complete fabrication," they said. "As colleagues and close friends at Fox News for 18 years, our relationship has always been rooted in a mutual respect, deep admiration, loyalty, trust, and full support both professionally and personally."

A spokesperson for Fox News confirmed the authenticity of the memo to TheWrap.

Read Smith's memo to staff that pushed back on Trotter's article.

Newsteam- Good morning from Los Angeles.
I came to fox news 18 years ago because they agreed to hire me. I've stayed with fox news because of my relationship with Roger Ailes. He's my boss, my friend and my steadfast supporter both professionally and personally.

Things you might read today are horseshit. As phony as 24-hour breaking news on The Plane Channel.

Stand down.

Big love. See yall Monday… Unless breaking news changes everything.

Shep

The post Fox News' Shepard Smith Excoriates Gawker in Memo: Their Report Is 'Horsesh-t' appeared first on TheWrap.

AdChoices
AdChoices
AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon