On Wednesday, Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter wrote an article saying Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, “Shep” as they like to refer to him at the network, was “demoted” to his current shift because of his personal life.
The personal life part came in, according to Gawker, when Smith approached Fox News President Roger Ailes about publicly coming out of the closet. Basically, Roger said no, Fox execs got spooked and Smith wound up on the new shift.
Now the Wrap has posted a memo from Smith to the crew saying it ain’t so. And he takes a shot at CNN. It’s all low on the totem pole of what’s going on out there, but, hey, it’s something to talk about.