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(Gawker)   It's not easy to come out of the closet when Roger Ailes is leaning against the door   (gawker.com) divider line 85
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2014-04-30 12:58:14 PM  
I just feel... SO sorry for him. I mean who would have thought that being Gay in a conservative environment would mean that you would be encouraged to keep that shiat to yourself or face the consequences. Huh.
 
2014-04-30 01:04:03 PM  
Maybe ol' Shep should consider, I dunno, getting another job at a different network?  He's the one on-air person at Faux News that is actually deemed to be credible by any people outside the Derp Brigade, and I'm pretty sure another network would gladly hire him.  Plus, he would be able to write an "inside" story about life at Fox and I'm sure it would be an interesting story as well as a best-seller.
 
2014-04-30 01:13:22 PM  
Damn, his 26 year old boyfriend is very hot.  Too bad he's probably a Republican.
 
2014-04-30 01:27:09 PM  
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2014-04-30 01:33:47 PM  

SphericalTime: Damn, his 26 year old boyfriend is very hot.  Too bad he's probably a Republican.


I even have doubts that Shepard Smith is a Republican (unlike everyone else at Fox), so who knows about his boyfriend.
 
2014-04-30 01:43:03 PM  
i love how Ailes doesn't think that fox's audience is ready for a gay anchor. as if they didn't know already.
 
2014-04-30 01:48:36 PM  

FlashHarry: i love how Ailes doesn't think that fox's audience is ready for a gay anchor. as if they didn't know already.


In fairness, though, over at CNN, Anderson Cooper didn't come out until after pretty much every other person on the planet who had seen him had already had assumed that he was gay.
 
2014-04-30 01:53:11 PM  

Cyberluddite: SphericalTime: Damn, his 26 year old boyfriend is very hot.  Too bad he's probably a Republican.

I even have doubts that Shepard Smith is a Republican (unlike everyone else at Fox), so who knows about his boyfriend.


I dunno.  He works for Fox Business.  Maybe he's just less confrontational than I find it possible to be.
 
2014-04-30 01:53:53 PM  
Um, he has serious daddy issues if Roger farking Ailes is his father figure and hes dating a 26 year old.
 
2014-04-30 02:03:22 PM  

Cyberluddite: Maybe ol' Shep should consider, I dunno, getting another job at a different network?  He's the one on-air person at Faux News that is actually deemed to be credible by any people outside the Derp Brigade, and I'm pretty sure another network would gladly hire him.  Plus, he would be able to write an "inside" story about life at Fox and I'm sure it would be an interesting story as well as a best-seller.


This; MSNBC gets him and puts his show alongside Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow, that's a pretty good 3 hour block.
 
2014-04-30 02:08:47 PM  
I had no idea Shep was gay.  Maybe it's because I don't give a shiat.
 
2014-04-30 02:10:25 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: I had no idea Shep was gay.  Maybe it's because I don't give a shiat.


Or, simply put, don't watch Fox News.
 
2014-04-30 02:21:24 PM  
We get it. Ailes is fat.
 
2014-04-30 02:27:22 PM  
Ok subs, I laughed. Pretty hard actually. I've always thought Shep should get away from Fox, but he might not be too unhappy there. I have a friend from AL who is gay, but he is also one of the most Obummer-hating Republicans I know. Being gay apparently doesn't stop people from also being bigots.
 
2014-04-30 02:39:06 PM  

Via Infinito: Ok subs, I laughed. Pretty hard actually. I've always thought Shep should get away from Fox, but he might not be too unhappy there. I have a friend from AL who is gay, but he is also one of the most Obummer-hating Republicans I know. Being gay apparently doesn't stop people from also being bigots.


Or stupid.  I know some unbelievably stupid gay people.
 
2014-04-30 02:40:38 PM  
It's difficult to be a sane person in an insane work environment.
 
2014-04-30 02:41:18 PM  

IgG4: We get it. Ailes is fat.


I don't think you get it. I, for one, needed to be reminded. Here look at this fatness:
i.kinja-img.com
Hint: I'm not going to tell you which one he is. All I'll tell you is he's the grotesquely shaped Hutt creature.
 
2014-04-30 02:49:06 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Via Infinito: Ok subs, I laughed. Pretty hard actually. I've always thought Shep should get away from Fox, but he might not be too unhappy there. I have a friend from AL who is gay, but he is also one of the most Obummer-hating Republicans I know. Being gay apparently doesn't stop people from also being bigots.

Or stupid.  I know some unbelievably stupid gay people.


It's not an issue of intelligence, but of selfishness. A lot of people out there vote overwhelmingly based on their economic self-interest (or, at least what they perceive to be in their economic self-interest). Things like "equality" and "civil rights" aren't terribly relevant to them, unless somehow you can draw up a flowchart with dollar signs that can convince them so.
 
2014-04-30 02:53:46 PM  
I SUPPORT SHEPEARD SMITHS RIGHT TO TELL ME HOW HE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MARRY.
 
2014-04-30 02:56:20 PM  
Democrats: Come as you are.
Republicans: Come as we are. Better yet, don't come at all.
 
2014-04-30 02:56:59 PM  
FTA"  Ailes' answer was definitive: Smith could not say he's gay.

Hey, Roger, what if he simply told America he's a Friend of Judy?  Would that satisfy your sensitivities?

/Conservative
//Don't give a shiat who knows it
///Don't care who's gay or straight
////Not a FOX fan
 
2014-04-30 02:58:52 PM  
Is that why they replaced his evening news slot with Angry Panels and Greta Van Sustren?
 
2014-04-30 02:59:01 PM  
Sheep is the only Fox anchor that I take with any credibility. If you never saw it, watch his reporting from New Orleans during Katrina. The studio reporters talking to him are trying to put a political spin on things (shocking) and Shep, in tears, just blows up. "People are dying out here". It's very powerful and he's had my admiration since.
 
2014-04-30 03:00:10 PM  
Shep, not sheep. Odd autocorrect, considering the network in question.
 
2014-04-30 03:01:22 PM  
Shep provides some the best clips on the Soup.
 
2014-04-30 03:01:57 PM  

Umeraken Ideut: Sheep is the only Fox anchor that I take with any credibility. If you never saw it, watch his reporting from New Orleans during Katrina. The studio reporters talking to him are trying to put a political spin on things (shocking) and Shep, in tears, just blows up. "People are dying out here". It's very powerful and he's had my admiration since.


His takedown of Ralph Nader after Nader called Obama an Uncle Tom on election night was priceless as well.
 
2014-04-30 03:02:51 PM  

FlashHarry: i love how Ailes doesn't think that fox's audience is ready for a gay anchor. as if they didn't know already.


These are the same people who didn't pick up on Liberace's orientation.
 
2014-04-30 03:04:06 PM  

Umeraken Ideut: The studio reporters talking to him are trying to put a political spin on things (shocking) and Shep, in tears, just blows up. "People are dying out here". It's very powerful and he's had my admiration since.


i've respected his independence ever since then.
 
2014-04-30 03:13:30 PM  

FlashHarry: i love how Ailes doesn't think that fox's audience is ready for a gay anchor. as if they didn't know already.


Well... Most of FOX's core audience also appears to believe that this man is straight...

www.pensitoreview.com

So maybe they either have catastrophically buggy gaydars, or they are all under considerable denial that it is possible for anyone seen on FOX to be gay.
 
2014-04-30 03:15:21 PM  
This article led me down a path where I ended up reading the transcripts of the calls between Bill O'Reilly and the woman that sued him and I found out he used a vibrator on himself while having (one-sided) phone sex with her. Just wanted to put that into other people's heads now that I have the misfortune of having it in mine.
 
2014-04-30 03:21:57 PM  
 
2014-04-30 03:22:45 PM  
he should get a waiver from the BF to invite Anderson Coooper on his show for a live interview and in the middle of it, Shep throws his stack of paper in the air, rips off Anderson's clothes and the two have steaming hot gay anchor sex right there on the desk and end up with the note papers stuck to their sweaty glistening bodies. Fox viewers will try to look away but won't be able to and by the time Anderson and Shep are done, a significant portion of the audience will have turned gay.
 
2014-04-30 03:24:04 PM  
We all have our price. Shep Smith's is $8 million a year.
 
2014-04-30 03:25:41 PM  

CarnySaur: Umeraken Ideut: Sheep is the only Fox anchor that I take with any credibility. If you never saw it, watch his reporting from New Orleans during Katrina. The studio reporters talking to him are trying to put a political spin on things (shocking) and Shep, in tears, just blows up. "People are dying out here". It's very powerful and he's had my admiration since.

His takedown of Ralph Nader after Nader called Obama an Uncle Tom on election night was priceless as well.


"This is America! We. Do. Not. Farking. Torture."

// I'd have paid cashdollar money to watch him say this to Hannity after his "baptize a terrrorist" nonsense
 
2014-04-30 03:25:53 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Shep Smith rips Newt Gingrich.


Holy shiat. That was great. Do I need to start watching Fox News?
 
2014-04-30 03:26:27 PM  
I have no farking sympathy for gay men and women who suffers because they refuse to come out.  When they "punished" him he should have quit, jumped networks and written a tell-all.  It would have made his career.

I have no problem with people who don't come out, so long as they don't lie about it (Kevin Spacey etc).

I have enormous sympathy for those who can't come out because their parents would throw them out, they'd be dishonorably discharged (no longer I know), etc.
 
2014-04-30 03:36:32 PM  

kbronsito: he should get a waiver from the BF to invite Anderson Coooper on his show for a live interview and in the middle of it, Shep throws his stack of paper in the air, rips off Anderson's clothes and the two have steaming hot gay anchor sex right there on the desk and end up with the note papers stuck to their sweaty glistening bodies. Fox viewers will try to look away but won't be able to and by the time Anderson and Shep are done, a significant portion of the audience will have turned gay.


*fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap*
 
2014-04-30 03:37:14 PM  
He's still cashing that pay check.
 
2014-04-30 03:41:44 PM  

SphericalTime: Damn, his 26 year old boyfriend is very hot.  Too bad he's probably a Republican.


If you'd only met his wife, back in the day.

Oh my she was nice.

\still salivating a little, after all these years
 
2014-04-30 03:43:16 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Democrats: Come as you are.
Republicans: Come as we are. Better yet, don't come at all.


I don't think I've read a better or more succinct summary of the two parties. Well done.
 
2014-04-30 03:44:07 PM  
Why do people even care if he's gay?
 
2014-04-30 03:51:44 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: I have no farking sympathy for gay men and women who suffers because they refuse to come out.  When they "punished" him he should have quit, jumped networks and written a tell-all.  It would have made his career.

I have no problem with people who don't come out, so long as they don't lie about it (Kevin Spacey etc).

I have enormous sympathy for those who can't come out because their parents would throw them out, they'd be dishonorably discharged (no longer I know), etc.


You really think Smith is 'suffering'? I bet a lot of gay folks would take $8 million a year to stay in the closet. Hell, I'd take a tenth of that and pretend to be gay.
 
2014-04-30 03:54:27 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why do people even care if he's gay?


Because JEEBUS!
 
2014-04-30 03:55:47 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: This article led me down a path where I ended up reading the transcripts of the calls between Bill O'Reilly and the woman that sued him and I found out he used a vibrator on himself while having (one-sided) phone sex with her. Just wanted to put that into other people's heads now that I have the misfortune of having it in mine.


Gross....like a spaceship trying to dock with a space station made out of soggy burlap.

/so very sorry
 
2014-04-30 03:59:21 PM  
I am in favor of the closeting of Shep. My Dad watches nothing but Fox news and is completely oblivious to his possible sexual orientation. Mr. Smith provides decent reporting and gives my Dad and I something to watch together. When Shep "comes out" that will end. The real world may call me a moderate conservative, but my old man would call me a "brain-washed liberal" if he knew my whole belief palate. If I can play the hardcore conservative to to my own Father (slowly broadening his perspective), I am way okay with Shepperd Smith playing the straight man to the TV audience for whatever reason he desires.
 
2014-04-30 04:00:13 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Bareefer Obonghit: This article led me down a path where I ended up reading the transcripts of the calls between Bill O'Reilly and the woman that sued him and I found out he used a vibrator on himself while having (one-sided) phone sex with her. Just wanted to put that into other people's heads now that I have the misfortune of having it in mine.

Gross....like a spaceship trying to dock with a space station made out of soggy burlap.

/so very sorry


That just made me think of Bill O'Reilly Space Docking. So, thanks again.
 
2014-04-30 04:22:40 PM  
"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you are associating with [gay] people. Do you have to?  You can sleep with them. You can bring them in. You can do whatever you want. The little I ask is not to promote it... and not to bring them to my show."
 
2014-04-30 04:24:55 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Via Infinito: Ok subs, I laughed. Pretty hard actually. I've always thought Shep should get away from Fox, but he might not be too unhappy there. I have a friend from AL who is gay, but he is also one of the most Obummer-hating Republicans I know. Being gay apparently doesn't stop people from also being bigots.

Or stupid.  I know some unbelievably stupid gay people.


Because the only reason to vote against Obama is stupidity or bigotry? Listen to yourselves. You're as bad as the right wing crazies.
 
2014-04-30 05:05:05 PM  
I remember when Smith was on top of an ongoing car chase, you know how those are... big ratings. But when the guy got out of the car, Smith knew that it was going to be either hail of bullets or suicide on air. He started to actually yell to cut the feed, but someone was (maybe) asleep at the wheel and it went live. He immediately apologized on camera for the lapse.

Regardless of politics or ratings hawking or whatever else, it was a decent thing for him to do, and I've liked him ever since.
 
2014-04-30 05:07:43 PM  
 
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