Guess who gave advice recently to the staff at Fox News Chicago? None other than Shepard Smith of Fox News, who, in a meeting with several news staffers, anchors, producers, and managers, completely ripped the station’s efforts, notably the station’s new 10 p.m. newscast, The Ten.
Smith said that the newscast should have more music, move at a faster pace, and the graphics should be bigger – just like on the Fox News Channel.
“I’m not here to talk to you about journalism,” one witness recalled him saying. “I’m here to talk to you about good TV.”
Some say that he was an emissary of Joel Cheatwood, who recently became vice president of development for Fox News Channel. Enough said.