Long suspected of being gay, Smith reveals what it was like working under Ailes as a homosexual anchor - From Salon
Topics: coming out, Fox News, homosexuality, Roger Ailes, Shep Smith, Media News, News Fox News anchor Shepard Smith came out as gay in an interview Monday.
It was a very warm and loving and comfortable place.” “I trusted him with my career and with ― I trusted him and trusts were betrayed.
This place has its enemies, but inside, it was very personal, and very scarring and horrifying.” Smith, never afraid to veer from the network’s orthodoxy, was one of the few Fox News anchors who reported on Ailes’ improprieties, leading the coverage when the rest of the network was neglecting the shameful story.
We have to get appropriate counselors in here.
We have to make sure legally everybody’s protected and have to make a commitment to be the most transparent, open and welcoming organization of our kind in the world, and I’m determined to be a part of the team that makes it happen.” Several years ago, Gawker heavily pursued rumors that Smith was romantically involved with a male 26-year-old Fox staffer, and that the right-wing news network might be silencing the relationship to conceal the fact that one of its famous personalities was homosexual.