“The much-proclaimed wall between opinion and reporting at Fox News got topped with some barbed wire today as opinionator Sean Hannity called news man Shepard Smith ‘clueless’ about how the other half works,” Deadline reports.
Hannity sent out a tweet aimed at Smith in response to comments by Smith in a Time magazine article. You can see Hannity’s tweet below.
In the Time profile, Smith says: “I get it that some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining. I get that. I don’t work there. I wouldn’t work there. I don’t want to sit around and yell at each other and talk about your philosophy and my philosophy. That sounds horrible to me.”
Hannity responded: “While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share, and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day. Hannity breaks news daily-Warrant on a Trump assoc, the unmasking scandal, leaking intel, Fisa abuse, HRC lawbreaking, dossier and more REAL NEWS!”
In the midst of the fracas, The Hill reports that Smith announced today that he’s taking what he calls a “previously planned one-week vacation.” Smith also quipped that when he returns “everything will be peachy-keen & hunky-dory.”