Shep Smith Tearfully Eulogizes Roger Ailes

Shepard Smith tearfully eulogized the “complicated” Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News. He described a man who cared deeply for the news, for America, for his family, and for the network. Ailes challenged the conservatives at the network to accept Smith’s gay partnership — “he was my champion.” Smith said he consistently heard, “Keep up the good work, I love you.” He didn’t gloss over Ailes’ scandals either, describing his sexual abuse allegations as “mortifying.” But he “was a patriot… and I love him,” Smith remarked. “May he rest in peace.”