Shepard Smith just announced that he is resigning from Fox News effective immediately.

I can’t say I’m surprised.

Shep became unwatchable, barely containing his Trump hatred. I tuned in the other day, a rare occurrence, but turned the channel to the *more reasonable* MSNBC — at least there you know what you are getting. My few minutes of Shep was non-stop snark and snide comments.

Shep also has teamed with Andrew Napolitano to promote impeachment and to attack Tucker Carlson and other evening lineup stars.

It couldn’t last. And it didn’t.

Here’s his on-air announcement:

UPDATES

Already the conspiracy theories are being peddled that Attorney General Bill Barr had a hand in forcing Shep out. Raw Story was quick out of the gate with the conspiracy:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-will-be-delighted-internet-shocked-shep-smith-is-out-at-fox-news-after-ag-barrs-meeting-with-murdoch/

Mark Hamill spread the Raw Story story to his 3 million followers:

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1182757456784396288

Here’s a CNN Reporter suggesting the same:

https://twitter.com/VickyPJWard/status/1182750031083909120?

And this CNN contributor:

https://twitter.com/TaraSetmayer/status/1182753146835230720

And CNN Legal Analyst and host Renato Mariotti:

https://twitter.com/renato_mariotti/status/1182749398297698304

Chris Hayes, an MSNBC primetime host, spread the conspiracy theory in a widely shared tweet:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1182748630500941825

Cheri Jacobus asserts that “Barr ordered Murdoch to fire him.”

https://twitter.com/CheriJacobus/status/1182749648596979712

Boing Boing says it may not be “coincidence” that Barr met with Murdoch recently:

https://boingboing.net/2019/10/11/fox-news-anchor-shepard-smith.html

Even local news KXAN in Austin is focusing on the Barr meeting:

https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1182772865533386752

The Barr conspiracy theory is spreading pretty quickly among the Russia collusion crowd, including *someone* with the last name Pelosi:

https://twitter.com/sfpelosi/status/1182757663085486081

https://twitter.com/DrDenaGrayson/status/1182765702274539523

https://twitter.com/DeanObeidallah/status/1182757585218396160

https://twitter.com/ElieNYC/status/1182754634399698949

Kathy Griffin couldn’t stay away:

https://twitter.com/kathygriffin/status/1182751740552085504

And this conspiracy theory dumpster fire would not complete without some fake (and now retracted) news:

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1182780617009893377

[The title of this post was changed after publication]

 

 
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