Fox News’ Shepard Smith Accepts Journalism Award: ‘History Will Reflect Poorly’ on Those Who ‘Knowingly Deceive’

Posted on March 14, 2019 9:28 am

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith made a plea for upholding journalistic integrity while accepting a reward for his work on Thursday, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, who attended the ceremony and called the speech “powerful.”

Smith, a hard news anchor for Fox who helms the network’s 3 p.m. slot, accepted the First Amendment Award from RTDNF on Thursday evening and doled out some advice for journos.

“Being accurate and honest and thorough and fair is our primary mission. It’s our professional calling. And everyone on my team takes it extremely seriously,” he said, per CNN.

Smith, according to Stelter,