Shepard Smith Leaving Fox News

Over the years Shepard Smith has been known for his opposing views of Republicans and his colleagues at Fox News . More recently he has been critical of President Trump while others at the network fawned over the Commander-in-Chief.

Today the Fox News anchor announced Friday would be his last broadcast

“Even in our currently polarized nation, it’s my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, that journalism and journalist will thrive,” Smith said.
The Fox News anchor, hired to join the network at its inception in 1996, said his agreement with Fox meant he would not be reporting elsewhere in the near future.
“So recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News, after requesting that I stay, they obliged,” “Under our agreement I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future, but I will be able to see more of Geo and Lucia, and our friends and family, and then we will see what comes along.”
“This is my last newscast here. Thank you for watching today and over the decades as I traveled to many of your communities and anchored this program, studio B, and Fox Report, plus endless marathon hours of breaking news. It’s been an honor and my pleasure.”

Mediaite.com

While Smith was far from perfect, his departure from Fox News eliminates one of the few voices that challenged the Trump propaganda machine at the network.

Not that it matters to me much as I’m not a frequent viewer of Fox News. I am curious about one thing, did Shep get a farewell cake from Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity?

As always…

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Stacey Dash Hired by Fox News as a Contributor

Congrats to Stacey Dash!?!?

By now it’s old news that the ‘Clueless‘ star is a small-government Conservative.  During the 2012 Presidential Election Dash openly supported and campaigned for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  When Dash tweeted her support for Romney her twitter account was hammered with harsh comments that at times was over the line.

Here is the press release from Fox News:

Most recently, Dash sparked controversy during the 2012 presidential election when she endorsed then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her personal Twitter account and subsequently endured heavy criticism for supporting a conservative nominee.  Since the election, Dash has continued to utilize her unique positioning as a well-known actress to voice her opinions and encourage discussion on topics ranging from pop culture to national news and politics across all media platforms.

In addition to her cultural and political activism, Dash leads a notable acting career that has spanned more than 20 years.  She has appeared in numerous films and television series, including her breakout role as “Dionne” in the 1995 hit movie “Clueless,” as well as roles in “Renaissance Man,” “Mo’ Money,” and “View from the Top,” among others.

Does “cultural’ mean Black?

Hopefully, for her this is not some stunt for attention, and they (Fox News) appreciate what she can offer their broadcast. In all honesty I can’t see this being a grab for attention, I mean no disrespect to Stacey Dash but she hasn’t done much since ‘Clueless’…

Ok, I will give her credit for ‘Mo Money,’ she was fine in that joint!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Donald Trump aka Chump and his $5M dollars worth of BS!!!

Yes it has been awhile and I am actually sad that it took the insanity of Donald Trump to get me into the mood to write something.

Once again this BLOWHARD attempted to grab attention with his self-proclaimed BIG announcement this morning.  Trump has been in over-drive the past couple of days tweeting about everything he can think of concerning President Barack Obama.  At one point he challenged the notion that Obama deserved any praise in the killing of Bin Laden, come on!  It amazes me why ANYONE believes anything Trump says…

This is the same guy that claimed Obama was hiding something with his birth certificate and that he was sending private investigators to Hawaii to find evidence of his claims.

Hmmmm…..

That was back in April of 2011, what happened to those investigators?  You would think if “The Donald” found something he would have released it by now, instead all we have is Trump still talking but no proof to back up his claims.

But wait….

A couple of days ago Trump announced he had a BIG Announcement concerning President Obama, he told FOX News

“It’s going to be very big. I know one thing—you will cover it in a very big fashion.”

Did he REALLY find something on the president?

OF COURSE NOT!

But there were some simple-minded people who actually got excited about this fool, not everyone as Michelle Malkin (Conservative Pundit) on Twitter told a follower of hers that Trump is no friend of Conservatism.

So what was Trump’s BIG announcement?

“The Donald” announced that he would give $5 million dollars to President Obama’s favorite charity if he released his college and passport applications….

Wait….  THAT’s IT? GTFOH!

You mean the same guy who said in 2011 that his investigators found some interesting things has nothing to produce as an “October Surprise”?  Instead he is still reaching for some kind of proof….

What a Fraud!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Marc Lamont Hill shows how to handle Bill O’Reilly

When you go on the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News you better be prepared as Bill is a bully and will cut you off at any given moment.  O’Reilly only knows one way of interviewing and that is getting his point across, he shamelessly cutoff the President of the United States during a Super Bowl interview.  So I usually cringe when I hear someone I respect will be on his show, well not everyone….

Marc Lamont Hill has proven time and time again he is more than capable of handling O’Reilly; Hill is a Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and hosts his own show on ABC called Our World with Black Enterprise.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Hill at a panel discussion that was hosted by Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network HQ in Harlem.  I was able to briefly talk to Hill after the event and I let him know that I became a fan of his after watching him handle O’Reilly on several occasions.  I let him know that he was a great example of how a Black man can constructively debate without having to be a stereotypical loud Black person.  The only complaint I had of Hill is that he is a sports fan of everything Philly; I realize we can’t be perfect but Philly??  HAHA, of course Hill immediately reminded me that my Mets are looking up to his Phils… No worries we will be on top again!!!

ANYWAY……

Back to Hill and O’Reilly, recently Hill appeared on O’Reilly’s show discussing the question “Has the country lost confidence in President Obama?”

Future guest should take note and study this video, no matter what Bill is going to interrupt but you have to keep your composure and not get flustered.  Keep up the good work Hill, and oh yeah Phillies suck!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH – Wednesdays Lupe Fiasco on Bill O’Reilly

Lupe Fiasco going up against Bill O’Reilly to discuss Lupe’s comments about President Obama being a “Terrorist” was pretty much boring TV.  I will give credit that Lupe was not shaken and many people in that same situation have been flustered by the style of O’Reilly.

But…..

Lupe had one major slip up in his defense of his comments; he stated the reason we went into Afghanistan was to find Osama Bin Laden.  To say that the United States presence in Afghanistan was solely about Bin Laden is just not true.  O’Reilly corrected Lupe and explained the U.S. went to Afghanistan for more than just Bin Laden, it was about taking away a safe haven for Al-Qaeda as well removing the ruling government at that time; the Taliban.  Who were providing Al-Qaeda that sanctuary.

If you are going to show up to battle Bill O’Reilly you better have your facts right; and it’s not about protecting yourself from being called out but it is also to call O’Reilly out when SPINS the truth.

Also, as much as I hate to say it O’Reilly made a very fair point in saying that Lupe should be careful when making controversial statements like calling the president a terrorist.  Lupe Fiasco has a lot of young fans who will take his comments as the absolute truth without doing the proper research and that is dangerous.  I said the same thing when Kanye West said George Bush doesn’t care about Black people, all in all it’s a reckless comment in my opinion and we need stars need to be more careful in making political statements.

As for O’Reilly painting all of Lupe Fiasco fans as not being capable of understanding politics with such a broad paint brush is just as reckless in all honesty… It’s funny how the ‘Political Ignorance’ of the Tea Party is celebrated among the GOP but in this case for O’Reilly it’s a deficiency for the Black community.  Of course O’Reilly never directly pointed to the Black community but we all know what he meant when he talks about Lupe Fiasco fans.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!

Takeover Thursdays – Anthony Weiner Resigns

Finally ‘Weinergate’ has come to a conclusion; and with that said the 3 week circus involving Anthony Weiner and his infamous pics of him being shirtless and his ‘Frank and Beans’ can now pack up its tent and move on.

BUT……

Before the circus could leave town Weiner had to have one more moment in the sun.  Weiner held a press conference to announce that he would be stepping down as Representative of New York’s 9th District.  Not sure if Weiner believed this would be a quick and quiet press conference, if he did then it is no shock that his self indulged pics are now all over the net.

So what is next for Anthony Weiner?

As embarrassing this scandal is it’s not the end of the world for Weiner; the key is he never did anything illegal… Stupid YES, but nothing illegal!

Look at Eliot Spitzer as an example of a comeback story; he stepped down as Governor of New York.  Shortly after he was a contributor to CNN and then he turned that into a show on CNN.  All the while as his successor David Paterson struggled as governor, there was actually polls showing that New Yorkers would be open to Spitzer returning as governor.

Weiner’s strength is his gift for gab; he has had some memorable moments on the floor of the House of Representatives.  That is a talent that can carry over into the world of political pundit, he just needs to take a step back and let everything cool down.  News networks like MSNBC and CNN will be knocking on his door and don’t be surprised if Fox News requests his services; can you imagine the segments with O’Reilly and Weiner going back and forth?

Who knows after a couple of years have passed Weiner might be able to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayor of NYC; I mean Washington DC elected a former crackhead twice!!

It’s a lil erie how Weiner talks about his use of Twitter and Weiner jokes in this video.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Bush, “Truly not concerned about Bin Laden…”

A couple of days ago I wrote about Condoleezza Rice nicely handling herself on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show and how it is vogue right now for Democrats to criticize the Bush Administration for not catching Osama Bin Laden.  I thought it was a bit over the top the way some Dems had looked at the capture and death of Bin Laden as purely an accomplishment for President Obama and failure for former President Bush.

BUT…..

I find it insulting that FOX News thinks they can just re-write history and act as if Bin Laden was always a major focus for them!!

GOP: STOP LYING!!!!! 

On 3/13/2002 then Pres Bush minimized the influence of Bin Laden.  If you are going to applaud Pres Bush for building the foundation of intelligence gathering that ‘MAY’ have assisted the Obama Administration to find Bin Laden… THEN you also have to acknowledge that it was Pres Bush who  re-focused US interest from Afghanistan to Iraq.

In the next couple of days I will talk more about the silliness of FOX News coverage of the capture/killing of Osama Bin Laden!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!