Sean Hannity blasted his “clueless” colleague Shepard Smith over his recent comments about opinion programming on Fox News Channel.
The host of “The Sean Hannity Show” lashed out at Smith who dismissed what he characterized as opinion shows on Fox News Channel as existing “strictly to be entertaining,”
While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share, and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day. Hannity breaks news daily-Warrant on a Trump assoc, the unmasking scandal, leaking intel, Fisa abuse, HRC lawbreaking, dossier and more REAL NEWS! 9p https://t.co/zJpnnyFTtP
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 16, 2018
Smith spoke to Time Magazine’s Daniel D’Addario in an interview published Thursday titled, “Shep Smith Has the Hardest Job on Fox News.”
“Some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining,” he said.
“We serve different masters,” the 54-year-old anchor who was just re-signed by the network to a multiyear contract as Fox’s chief news anchor and managing editor of breaking news, according to The Hill.
“We work for different reporting chains, we have different rules. They don’t really have rules on the opinion side. They can say whatever they want. If it’s their opinion,” Smith said of the network’s news division lineup, including Hannity’s primetime show.
“I don’t really watch a lot of opinion programming,” Smith added. “I’m busy.”
He also declared in the interview that he doesn’t look at everything politically and doesn’t even like politics.
“I’ve never really liked politics,” Smith told Time. “I’ve always said that I thought politics in America was weird and creepy, and lacked a connection to reality.”
This from the man many Fox News viewers complain injects plenty of his own opinions in the stories he covers, not to mention his openly anti-Trump bias.
Shep smith has opinions ALL the time …. he must not listen to his own show!
— MarianneLuvsUCLA🇺🇸 (@MariannePreime1) March 16, 2018
Shep Smith’s show is less like a news program and more Anti-Trump opinion show.
— T-Covfefe (@MyPlace4U) March 16, 2018
Twitter users echoed Hannity’s shot at Smith and wished the anchor would just “move on” to CNN.
I watch Fox News everyday except from 3-4 …keep up the good work Hannity !
— Steven Gutmann (@StevenGutmann) March 16, 2018
We love Hannity who breaks relevant news each night regarding the treasonous Obama administration and tShep should move to CNN. You can hear how much he hates Trump in his TONE! 🇺🇸❤🇺🇸
— Kimberly (@KimVanderkelen) March 16, 2018
Why did you extend his contract? Nobody watches him. People turn the TV off when he comes on.
— J (@JaniceM53354213) March 16, 2018
Step you are the entertainer and the rest are real news. You inject your liberal opinion throughout your broadcast, please refrain and focus on being ” fair and balanced” otherwise you are tabloid news only.
— Joseph Lynem (@JosephLynem) March 16, 2018
Who is Shep Smith. He must be on when tax payers are working. Kinda like the View program I’ve heard people talk about I guess
— AlwaysJimbo (@jimbo_always) March 16, 2018
Despite contrary belief, many Fox viewers despise Shep Smith…he’s CNN caliber
— 🐞 Chayil (@Chayil7) March 16, 2018