Shepard Smith has been a TV journalist since the mid-'80s and a part of FOX News Channel's on-air team since the network launched in 1996, but it's all about 21st-century technology on this midday show, which serves as a replacement for his long-running "Studio B'' program. The hourlong show that focuses on breaking news is housed in a newly constructed studio, dubbed the FOX News Deck, that combines technology -- including real-time news feeds and digital media news gathering -- and social media to bring the latest news to viewers across a number of FNC platforms.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Shepard Smith Reporting - Gregg Jarrett - Netflix
Gregory Walter “Gregg” Jarrett (born April 7, 1955) is an American news anchor and commentator and attorney. He joined the Fox News Channel in November 2002, after working over ten years for local TV stations affiliated with NBC, ABC, PBS and national networks Court TV, and MSNBC.
Shepard Smith Reporting - Controversy - Netflix
Jarrett has been criticized for letting his political beliefs color his legal commentary, sometimes changing his mind on legal issue based on which political figure would be affected. On August 3, 2017, Jarrett called for a grand jury for Hillary Clinton over her email controversy. A day later, when a grand jury was impaneled by special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, Jarrett said that grand juries were an “undemocratic farce”. Jarrett later called the Mueller investigation “illegitimate and corrupt” on Fox News, stating that “the FBI has become America's secret police” and “a shadow government”. Jarrett likened the FBI to the KGB, the Soviet security agency, for which he received PolitiFact's “Pants on Fire” rating. According to PolitiFact, “numerous historians of the FBI and the KGB say the comparison is ridiculous. The KGB implemented the goals of the Communist Party leadership, including countless examples of tortures and summary executions. The FBI, by contrast, is subject to the rule of law and is democratically accountable.” In the context of possible collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government, Jarrett has said that any such collusion would not be a crime: “Collusion is not a crime. Only in antitrust law. You can collude all you want with a foreign government in an election. There is no such statute.” According to PolitiFact, the statement is false. Three prominent election law scholars said there are at least four laws that would prohibit the sort of activities under investigation, whether those laws mention collusion or not. Jarrett's focus on a single word fails to reflect the reach of the criminal code." Jarrett has said that former FBI Director James Comey may have broken the law by releasing a memo to press wherein Comey recounted a conversation with President Trump where Trump requested that Comey end the investigation into Michael T. Flynn. According to University of Texas School of Law professor Bobby Chesney, Jarrett's assertion is “nonsense”. University of Georgia law professor Diane Marie Amann also refuted Jarrett's assertion. In February 2018, Jarrett asserted that he had a “highly reliable congressional source” which told him that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “used the power of his office to threaten members of Congress”.
Shepard Smith Reporting - References - Netflix