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News Anchor Shepard Smith was let go by CNBC on Thursday after the company decided to focus more on “markets and personal finance” related news.

As Variety reports:

“The veteran journalist, who arrived at the NBCUniversal venue in the fall of 2020 with a mission to grow the network’s audience in early evening with a non-partisan general-news program, will leave CNBC as it focuses more intently on its core product: information tailored for viewers interested in the markets and personal finance.”

“Smith’s last show will air later in November, and CNBC intends to replace his program, ‘The News with Shepard Smith,’ with an evening hour devoted to business news in early 2023. The anchors for that program will be named at a later date, and it remains to be seen whether CNBC will select candidates from among its current roster or seek to woo someone from outside its ranks.” Variety adds.

This is a sensible move on CNBC’s part. Shepard Smith is certainly partisan and, as such,  he brings nothing to CNBC’s finance-centric branding. After all, Shepard Smith pushed the Russia Collusion conspiracy during his time at Fox News — he is no trustworthy source of information. As USA Today reports, Smith said the following in 2017:


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“Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed what he called ‘lies’ and ‘deception’ pushed by Donald Trump Jr. in a fiery Friday rant over emerging details of Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer…

‘We’re still not clean on this, Chris,’ Smith told fellow Fox anchor Chris Wallace. ‘Why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? If you clean, come on clean.. The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling,'”

As such, Smith irked Trump more than a few times — and rightfully so. When Smith left Fox News, Trump delivered a scathing goodbye wish:

“Is he leaving because of bad ratings? He had terrible ratings. He had the worst ratings on Fox. I wish him well” Trump concluded with obvious sarcasm. “I wish Shepard Smith well.”

This changes the landscape that is mainstream news programming — and more evidence that Americans crave patriotic news that steers clear of leftist talking points.