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The Real Value of Shepard Smith, the Most Honest, Least Effective Man on Fox News

Nov 06, 2018 - Slate Magazine

This article is part of , a Slate series about Fox News.

On Monday, Oct. 29, for what felt like the millionth time in recent memory, Shepard Smith bit the (frequently xenophobic) hand that feeds him (lots of dollars). For days beforehand, many of Smith's Fox News colleagues had been amplifying and justifying President Trump's risible claim that the "migrant caravan" making its way slowly toward the United States posed an imminent national security crisis. The main point of this lie, of co...