After making a controversial statement about Fox News’ opinion shows, Shepard Smith says he is leaving on a preplanned trip.

From The Hill:

Fox News chief news anchor Shepard Smith announced Friday afternoon he was taking a “previously-planned one-week vacation” and joked that when he returns “everything will be peachy-keen & hunky-dory.”

The announcement comes just hours after fellow Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham slammed Smith as “clueless” about what the opinion side of the network does and for making “inconsiderate and inaccurate” statements about prime-time Fox programs.
Smith had previously said the opinion hosts on his network “don’t have rules” and are just meant for entertainment.

Smith’s announcement came during his 3 p.m. program, “Shepard Smith Reporting,” during a lighthearted end to an interview with “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.


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