"Whoa", said Cavuto. "I'm Neil Cavuto and, like you, I'm a little stunned and a little heartbroken. I'm sorry if I'm a little shell shocked her". He shook his head. I don't know what to say.
Fox News says a rotating series of anchors will host the 3 p.m. time slot until a new program is put in place. I don't know. A better newsman you probably can not find. Again, a bigger more emotionally connected to humankind, you can not find. "And you deserve the best that life has to offer". Last week, for instance, he pointed out that Trump had potentially violated federal election law by calling on China and Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. I get that. I don't work there. "Holy Mackerel! Let's try to get to the news at hand as I try to digest the other news that we just heard, oh my God, it's completely shocking". "Fox News. Goodbye", and waved as a wide shot of the studio was shown.
Smith was the chief news anchor and managing director of Fox's breaking news unit as well as the anchor of his eponymous show.
Such a departure, occurring suddenly on a Friday afternoon in the middle of an anchor's contract cycle, suggest a severe fissure between Smith and Fox management, though both sides spoke favorably of one another when announcing the exit. "After requesting that I stay, they graciously obliged", he said on-air.
"I've witnessed and reported on the events that shaped our reality".
Smith closed his statement by saying, "Even in our now polarized nation it's been my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter - that journalism and journalists will thrive". That the truth will always matter.
Smith was said to be especially dismayed over comments by Carlson who said "white supremacy is not a real problem in America". We are proud of the signature reporting and anchoring style he honed at FOX News, along with everything he accomplished here during his monumental 23-year tenure.