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(The Daily Banter)   Shepard Smith calls Gawker story "Horsesh*t" in email to staff   (thedailybanter.com) divider line 125
    More: Followup, Shepard Smith, Gay Journalists Association, Michael Clemente, Roger Ailes, Bill Shine  
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2014-04-30 08:21:13 PM  
So the backstory here is that the author Chez is a friend of mine.  He's also a friend of Shep, and got the info firsthand
 
2014-04-30 08:21:33 PM  
Gawker is great 10% of the time.  The rest of the time they are the douche bag in the back of the room making fun of everyone for not being as cool as they are.  fark those guys.
 
2014-04-30 08:22:52 PM  
Yeah, but Gawker tends to be crap.
 
2014-04-30 08:22:59 PM  

Drew: So the backstory here is that the author Chez is a friend of mine.  He's also a friend of Shep, and got the info firsthand


info firsthand on what? that ailes blocked him from coming out?
 
2014-04-30 08:23:10 PM  
Put glasses on him, you got Mr.Smithers.
 
2014-04-30 08:24:32 PM  
so is it or is it not true?
 
2014-04-30 08:25:07 PM  
Why is this so impt? There's already a story on it in Entertainment
 
2014-04-30 08:26:51 PM  
Thanks Drew for highlighting how creepy and just wrong this story is.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:02 PM  
Things you might read today are horseshiat. As phony as 24-hour breaking news on The Plane Channel.

Well, I thought this was funny.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:04 PM  
When Shep finally does come out, let's all try to act surprised.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:08 PM  

mjjt: Why is this so impt? There's already a story on it in Entertainment


Because Drew suddenly has some random horse in the race by greening an article from a friend and thereby running to a Fox News host's rescue.  That the original story is intrusive and very likely false is worthy discussion, but I'm just farking thrilled that Drew is willing to come out of the henhouse to knight up for this story when he won't do farkall about sexist, racist trolls.  But hey, whatever pays the bills and gets the hits.

It genuinely is not news, it's Drew and Friends.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:11 PM  
I wish there were a way we could send this story careening down the tube to collide with the Donald Sterling story.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:17 PM  
Please,

It's Equine Excrement.
 
2014-04-30 08:29:21 PM  
THIS:

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

THAT... that is epic.
 
2014-04-30 08:30:25 PM  
Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?
 
2014-04-30 08:36:29 PM  
People who work in media overestimate their importance of their lives to the rest of the world. Film at 11.

/ I feel dirty for having opened this article, dirtier for having read it, and downright filthy for bothering to comment. This is far and away the least important use of the last 24 hours of my time.
 
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2014-04-30 08:39:08 PM  
Not paying much attention to Gawker, Fox News, or the gay journalists club, I had to click on the link to find out that it was an update to a story I didn't care about in the first place.
 
2014-04-30 08:39:34 PM  

pdieten: People who work in media overestimate their importance of their lives to the rest of the world. Film at 11.

/ I feel dirty for having opened this article, dirtier for having read it, and downright filthy for bothering to comment. This is far and away the least important use of the last 24 hours of my time.


It took you 24 hours to do those things?
 
2014-04-30 08:39:59 PM  

KhamanV: mjjt: Why is this so impt? There's already a story on it in Entertainment

Because Drew suddenly has some random horse in the race by greening an article from a friend and thereby running to a Fox News host's rescue.  That the original story is intrusive and very likely false is worthy discussion, but I'm just farking thrilled that Drew is willing to come out of the henhouse to knight up for this story when he won't do farkall about sexist, racist trolls.  But hey, whatever pays the bills and gets the hits.

It genuinely is not news, it's Drew and Friends.


If you don't like the way he runs this website, you are free to find some place else to go. Don't let the door knob hit you where the good Lord split you.
 
2014-04-30 08:40:31 PM  
It's pretty low to try and out a public figure imo, unless it's a shiatheel politician/activist who actively works to oppress homosexuals.  Then I'm all for it.

Shep ain't a politician or activist, even if he does work for an organization that actively works to oppress homosexuals.
 
2014-04-30 08:41:07 PM  
There is no way FOX will dump Smith. He is their pet real newscaster. And he really is not that good. But hes the only one who gives them any sort of credibility. From O'Reilly to Fox and friends to Hannity when the subject of FNC's legitimacy as a news network or their blatant bias comes up they all say the same thing. "Well there is Shepard Smith"

With that said when Smith does come out. The rest of the country will be like who cares but the loyal FNC viewer will freak out.They will out pressure to dump Smith or put him away in the corner.

Remember when Gawker was a celebrity stalking site..I do. That whole family from Jezebelle to deadspin to gawker  are nothing but crap stirring tabloids for the modern age
 
2014-04-30 08:41:20 PM  
Shepard Smith is GAY?  We'll color me surprised.
 
2014-04-30 08:41:28 PM  
Who ?
 
2014-04-30 08:42:33 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, but Gawker tends to be crap.


Granted, but... consider Fox News' track record. If they say it's not true you almost have to figure that it is. Who you gonna believe, crap or shiat? In this case maybe shiat, but... you gotta have a doubt or two.
 
2014-04-30 08:43:06 PM  
So a media slam organization is covering an email sent to a media slam organization from a third media slam organization regarding the sexual orientation of one of its reporters. You would have to be a pretty boring person to find this interesting.
 
2014-04-30 08:43:22 PM  
90% of Bloggers are plain opinionated douchebags that feel as if they are so farking important. Pretty sure that if Trotter got fired some other shiat blog will just pick him up
 
2014-04-30 08:44:54 PM  

Tarl3k: Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?


yeah coming from the 24 hour "hate libs" channel.
 
2014-04-30 08:45:31 PM  
Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?
 
2014-04-30 08:45:38 PM  
So Shepard Smith is being harassed to publicly acknowledge he is gay to shame Fox News or incite their moronic viewership which will put heat on Fox.
 
2014-04-30 08:47:36 PM  
Things you might read today are horseshiat. As phony as 24-hour breaking news on The Plane Channel.

Ok, I laughed at that.
 
2014-04-30 08:48:37 PM  

Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?


He seems like a decent enough guy.  I certainly don't wish him ill, and hope he lives his life as well as possible.  But I'm not emotionally invested in his happiness.
 
2014-04-30 08:49:19 PM  
This rant by Smith is about the most beautiful thing ever uttered on a news network

Link.
 
2014-04-30 08:49:38 PM  

Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?


This.

It's normal to be straight, gay, bi, or completely asexual. Kinsey scale and whatnot.
 
2014-04-30 08:50:35 PM  
OOOH! Juicy water-cooler gossip! Dig, dig!!!

/yay 'news'
 
2014-04-30 08:51:20 PM  

The Flexecutioner: OOOH! Juicy water-cooler gossip! Dish! Dish!!!

/yay 'news'


FTFM
 
2014-04-30 08:52:08 PM  

Faddy: So Shepard Smith is being harassed to publicly acknowledge he is gay to shame Fox News or incite their moronic viewership which will put heat on Fox.


I have no idea whether Shep Smith is gay, and I don't know why anyone cares. I've never understood why liberals who supposedly believe in tolerance and people's sexuality being private are so hell-bent on outing anyone on the right they suspect might be gay (see also: Marcus Bachmann). This type of behavior only serves to reinforce stereotypes about gays and the idea that being gay should carry a stigma.
 
2014-04-30 08:52:08 PM  

impaler: This rant by Smith is about the most beautiful thing ever uttered on a news network

Link.


I love when he pushes his chair out at the end and crosses his leg.  Humanity on the news.  It is a lovely thing to be reminded of.
 
2014-04-30 08:52:33 PM  
so he's still not coming out. how is this different from the original story?
 
2014-04-30 08:52:48 PM  

Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?


Apparently the Gawker writer who has been stalking him for half a year.
 
2014-04-30 08:53:21 PM  

oren0: I have no idea whether Shep Smith is gay, and I don't know why anyone cares. I've never understood why liberals who supposedly believe in tolerance and people's sexuality being private are so hell-bent on outing anyone on the right they suspect might be gay (see also: Marcus Bachmann). This type of behavior only serves to reinforce stereotypes about gays and the idea that being gay should carry a stigma.


Do you honestly think you're fooling anyone?
 
2014-04-30 08:53:25 PM  

Gunny Highway: impaler: This rant by Smith is about the most beautiful thing ever uttered on a news network

Link.

I love when he pushes his chair out at the end and crosses his leg.  Humanity on the news.  It is a lovely thing to be reminded of.


you can tell the producer is in his ear after he drops the bomb and he's like under his breath muttering "we don't do it" defiantly
 
2014-04-30 08:54:12 PM  

Lsherm: Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?

Apparently the Gawker writer who has been stalking him for half a year.


And, to be fair, probably a pretty large chunk of Fox News' viewership and the GOP base.
 
2014-04-30 08:54:54 PM  
Would Shepard Smith coming out make a difference in Gay Rights?

/I'm thinking no.
 
2014-04-30 08:55:15 PM  

Drew: So the backstory here is that the author Chez is a friend of mine.  He's also a friend of Shep, and got the info firsthand


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2014-04-30 08:55:43 PM  

Nabb1: KhamanV: mjjt: Why is this so impt? There's already a story on it in Entertainment

Because Drew suddenly has some random horse in the race by greening an article from a friend and thereby running to a Fox News host's rescue.  That the original story is intrusive and very likely false is worthy discussion, but I'm just farking thrilled that Drew is willing to come out of the henhouse to knight up for this story when he won't do farkall about sexist, racist trolls.  But hey, whatever pays the bills and gets the hits.

It genuinely is not news, it's Drew and Friends.

If you don't like the way he runs this website, you are free to find some place else to go. Don't let the door knob hit you where the good Lord split you.


Absolutely. It's always been Drew and Friends, and that's what makes it fun and keeps it mostly interesting, even when that includes various forms of trollery and other obnoxious and even hateful viewpoints.

Do not want yet another cookie cutter mono-voice politically correct forum.

Reddit fails for me because EVERY link is greenlit and 99% of the links are crap. FARK succeeds because Drew has admins that pick what they think are the more interesting links. (That the admins are mostly wrong to so often redlit my links is a concern, but relatively minor).

But yes, Drew and Friends. And Stone in Video.
 
2014-04-30 08:56:07 PM  

impaler: This rant by Smith is about the most beautiful thing ever uttered on a news network

Link.


That was pretty epic
 
2014-04-30 08:57:46 PM  

Lsherm: Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?

Apparently the Gawker writer who has been stalking him for half a year.


mongbiohazard: Lsherm: Weatherkiss: Who cares if Shepard Smith is gay?

Apparently the Gawker writer who has been stalking him for half a year.

And, to be fair, probably a pretty large chunk of Fox News' viewership and the GOP base.


People whose opinions nobody should really care about, and if they care that much, then they should be smacked upside the head and be told to mind their own business. ;)
 
2014-04-30 08:58:29 PM  
That is a whole lot of effort to discuss some guy being gay or not or coming out of the closet or not.

People should find productive work or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Worrying about the sex lives of others is pathetic.

My barber is gay, my plumber is a straight woman and I only know that because it came up in conversation about their respective spouses. Who gives a shiat about what some guy who reads the news is into.

This whole country is a fecking basket case.
 
2014-04-30 09:00:04 PM  

feckingmorons: That is a whole lot of effort to discuss some guy being gay or not or coming out of the closet or not.

People should find productive work or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Worrying about the sex lives of others is pathetic.

My barber is gay, my plumber is a straight woman and I only know that because it came up in conversation about their respective spouses. Who gives a shiat about what some guy who reads the news is into.

This whole country is a fecking basket case.


Now lets not go around insulting the basket cases by comparing them to the USA.
 
2014-04-30 09:00:36 PM  

The Flexecutioner: OOOH! Juicy water-cooler gossip! Dig, dig!!!

/yay 'news'


Are you new to the planet earth?

That's what 'news' has been since it became relatively cheap to print on paper.

You'd shiat yourself blue if you read some of the 19th Century French Tabloids/respectable papers/etc.
 
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