As you can see by Cavuto and Roberts’ reaction, it was a carefully coordinated and long-planned move:
Neil Cavuto and John Roberts clearly blind-sided by Shep Smith departure pic.twitter.com/36ijhC8th6
— Nicole Lafond (@Nicole_Lafond) October 11, 2019
Speculation is rampant, but apparently Barr met with Rupert Murdoch a couple of days ago. You fill in the blanks.
As with Chris Wallace, I think Smith got a lot of bonus points for his mere existence at a propaganda outlet. And his presence didn’t keep Fox addicts from getting a massive dose of lies from Hannity and the rest of the opinion numbskulls. Still, it’s too bad that there will one less decent guy at that hellhole.