BREAKING: Shepard Smith Leaves Fox News

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Even though he’s been the black sheep of Fox News, I can’t help but be shocked as well.

“Shepard Smith, the chief news anchor of Fox News whose reporting often drew the ire of President Trump, said on Friday that he was leaving the cable news network after 23 years, an abrupt move that left some of his co-workers openly stunned.

“Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News,” Mr. Smith told viewers at the close of his regular broadcast. “After requesting that I stay, they obliged.””

Apparently there have been reports that Shepard and some of his colleagues shared some tension and disagreements, especially with Mr. Smith.

“The tension between Mr. Smith and some of his Fox News colleagues had recently burst into open view. Mr. Smith denounced a guest on Tucker Carlson’s program for making “repugnant” comments about a Fox News legal analyst, Andrew Napolitano. Mr. Carlson fired back at Mr. Smith with a not-so-subtle suggestion of bias, saying, “Unlike maybe some dayside hosts, I’m not very partisan.””

I guess we have yet to find the real reason why he left, but I have a HUNCH that his bias may have gotten the better of him, as his stark and harsh coverage of President Trump and the White House have provided little nuggets of clues.

Check out his farewell –