Skip to comments.Shep Smith Takes a Dig at Chick-fil-A Holiday (FreeRepublic referenced)
Posted on 08/06/2012 10:59:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Fox News Shep Smith, the host of the cable news channels primetime "Studio B," seemed to take issue with the controversial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which was created by former Gov. Mike Huckabee -- a fellow Fox News anchor -- and turned out to be one of the companys best days regarding sales.
Smith, who has stated that he supports marriage equality in the past, was able to cleverly slam the fast-food chain and the politician without directly mentioning them, Mediaite reported.
"Its National Badminton Day," he said on his show. "Lets forget National Day of Intolerance. Lets just stay with badminton."
Smith did not go on to elaborate on his comments.
Comments on the far right-wing site Free Republic were typical: Commenters made not-so-subtle references to longstanding rumors that Smith is gay.
"Poor Shep. Americans caused him to smear his eye liner today," was a typical comment."Shep is a$$ loving tosser. Who cares what he thinks? That little faggot is one of the main reasons I quit watching FOX," another wrote.
Smiths sexuality has been questioned for years. Kevin Naff, the longtime editor of the Washington Blade, alleged that Smith hit on him at gay bar in New York City a few years ago.
"Smith once chatted me up in a New York City gay piano bar, bought me drinks, and invited me back to his place," Naff said, according to an account on the blog site Pams House Blend. "When I declined, he asked me to dinner the next night, another invitation I politely refused. We sat at the bar chatting and drinking martinis until 3 a.m., our conversation interrupted only when he paused to belt out the lyrics to whatever showtune was being performed,"
In April 2011, Out magazine published its "Power 50" list that ranked the most powerful gay men and lesbians. The publication placed Smith in the number six spot and featured Anderson Cooper, then still in the closet, and Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, who has never formally come out.
After President Obama announced his support for gay marriage, Smith said on his show that the president is on the "right side of the 21st century." He then asked his colleague Bret Baier if the Republican Party would campaign against marriage equality "while sitting very firmly, without much question, on the wrong side of history on it," according to the Huffington Post.
Smiths comments seemed to deeply upset conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh as he condemned the broadcaster for his remarks, the Huffington Post pointed out.
"Shep, where has the issue won?" Limbaugh said. "Where has the issue been victorious, Shep, outside your house? Where has the issue won an election? What state? Tell me where its happened."
Shep married Virginia Donald in 1987 but divorced in 1993. They had no children.
I wonder if he was forced to make pro-gay anti-conservative statements to avoid being blackmailed by the people who see the REAL him at the NYC nightclubs.
“Detroit? The only people from Detroit are queers and hockey players”
“My mother’s from Detroit,” with a snarl.
“Really? What position did she play?”
We gave up on Shep after the “blowjob” comment.
“Shep is a$$ loving tosser.”
Succinct and to the point.
FOX is UNWATCHABLE when these LIBS are on. I can barely watch THE FIVE because of the MEANNESS of Bob Beckel.
I believe it. Their "Gaydar" is accurate. Takes on to know one.
Shep is a Homosocialist, gay and advocate of a socialistic empire.
We at the FR are middle America. Shep, you are the extreme.
“I can barely watch THE FIVE because of the MEANNESS of Bob Beckel.”
I was just thinking about Beckel on The Five this morning. Bob is a disgusting jerk, but I think it’s good that he’s in this group — as a useful idiot.
1. Libs might tune in to see Beckel. (And libs need to tune in.)
1. His potty mouth, low-class, trailer-trash, behavior is such a contrast to the generally classy other four that libs might be able to draw good conclusions. He focuses on the women he’s “known”, his alcoholism, his drug abuse, etc., and seems to relish all those things. Plus, he paid a hooker with a personal check; how stupid is that?
One thing that bothers me is that Beckel claims to be a born-again Christian, and that Cal Thomas was the one who led him to receive Christ. Obviously, his “conversion” didn’t take (”Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”). His claim of Christianity makes us look bad, and sure isn’t helping Cal Thomas.
I'm right there too; I have no midrange and my voice is very tinny before I reach my breaking point into falsetto.
I think even DANA is DISGUSTED with him....he is sych a LOW CLASS PUKE.
Everyone knows Shep Smith is as gay as a sissy at the YMCA.
As a friend of mine would say: “He’s as gay as Dick’s hatband.” I never knew what it meant, but it sounded good.
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