Shepard Smith Out At Fox News

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Seemingly the only functioning conscience (on screen). What a shame.
 
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I think their theory is mostly plausible, but wanted to comment on one thing:

...and that NBC News is reporting that Smith was escorted out by security...
That is totally standard in a lot of companies. Especially bigger ones. Once you are no longer an employee, you are a security risk in the eyes of paranoid security professionals. It is impossible to leave my company on such good terms that they won't walk you out.

Also, being fired isn't a binary yes or no. There is a whole spectrum of how much pressure they put on you to leave or bribing you to go. I think this likely is in a grey area about whether or not he was fired.
 

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That is totally standard in a lot of companies. Especially bigger ones. Once you are no longer an employee, you are a security risk in the eyes of paranoid security professionals. It is impossible to leave my company on such good terms that they won't walk you out.
Security and/or safety risk. Too many people loose their shit and do stupid things.
 

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Security and/or safety risk. Too many people loose their shit and do stupid things.
Yep. Small companies often feel like it's too mean to do this to people they know. Once companies become far too large for senior leadership to know everyone, they inevitably become aware of the fact that at least 1% of all those people they don't know are potentially dangerous and in a big company, that's a lot of people! So you get blanket policies like this that everyone is subject to. Often enough, the CEO would have to personally approve exceptions, and they don't do it often. ...like... if the CFO feels like a sibling to the CEO and retires, they might get an exceptions...