Shepard Smith Poster

Quotes (13)

  • [after hearing that President Barack Obama had announced his support for same-sex marriage] I am curious whether you believe in this time of rising debt and medical issues and all the rest, if Republicans would go out on a limb and try to make this a campaign issue while sitting very firmly without much question on the wrong side of history. (May 9, 2012)
  • On his final newscast]Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter. After requesting that I stay, they obliged.
  • New York was alive, and people were out and about, and they were being right with each other. I live in the Village. How many languages and every kind of people from every place on the planet! I used to walk to the subway station and hear every language-sometimes English-on the way. And all those people from all those places are all doing the same thing. They're being good to each other by wearing their masks and staying separate. I loved it
  • You know, man, I walk out in Greenwich Village and we have outdoor restaurants everywhere. And I walked by the Red Lion the other night -the famed Greenwich Village live music venue- and there was an amazing singer and guitar player in the doorway and they had socially distanced tables set up right on Bleecker Street, and it was fantastic
  • Violence should never be glorified or condoned. I don't wish harm on anyone. My colleagues, friends, and family don't either. Leaders have the power to inspire and influence. That power, used properly, can make us better. I hope we can disagree with civility and respect
  • [on why he quit Fox News last October 2019]I made a decision to leave. I left. And that's it
  • [on Roger Ailes]I loved him, a man well-documented flaws.
  • [on giving up a up a $15-million annual salary to stay at Fox News]I don't talk about money, because my mama told me that's not polite
  • [At Fox News]I was there for 23 years. And while I was there, I made friends for life. I was fortunate to be able to do a first draft of history, and I decided I wanted a change. And I made it. And one of the things that's constant in my life is I have to make a lot of decisions. We all do. It's part of my life at work. I'm one of the people who makes decisions, and when I make one, that's it. Because there's too many more to be made.
  • I think Roger [Ailes] wanted news. And he wanted me to do the news. And I did it. And I'm glad I did it. And I'm glad I moved on to a new challenge.
  • [on the future of the Senate and Biden versus Trump, are likely to dominate his newscast]Tis the season-it's not my favorite thing. There's a lot of agendas there. I like people stories. I like to cover things that affect people's day to day lives. Like now. Everything about life has changed one way or another, and I think documenting how we live in this new normal that changes all the time is important and interesting
  • I'm worried about disinformation most. I'm worried about deep fakes and I'm worried about people who live in an information hole that's actually a dis-information hole...It's fairly new in the arc of things. It's brand new. And we have to learn how to call out misinformation and disinformation because it's injurious to society. So that's one thing we're gonna do.
  • When asked if he and Giovanni Graziano might consider availing themselves of the right to get married]I don't know that we need the government involved in our relationship. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I don't know. I don't know anything. I'm enormously happy, and I hope nothing changes