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On a day when former Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee was working to explain his comments about women in New York–that he never meant to suggest women at Fox News were “trashy”–it’s worth noting that FNC’s Shepard Smith had some odd advice for Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, whose new show “Kennedy” has just launched on Fox Business Network: “wear less clothes.”
The interview Tuesday night dealt mostly with reporting, and specifically spot news reporting, which is both Smith’s strength and his major role at FNC. Smith shared lessons learned as a reporter in South Florida covering hurricanes. “It doesn’t require a lot of preparation to deal with breaking news, which is why I’m perfect for it, because preparation is not my long suit,” Smith said. But knowing when to trust sources, and when to go with your gut? Smith does that very well. “If they told you to drive a ‘Blizzardmobile’ as some of our friends across town had to do that, I would trust my gut and say no thanks to that as well.”
But when Kennedy asked for advice on the new show, Smith immediately answered “wear less clothes. I like your look style a lot, I’d like to go out to bars with you. I think part of the great charm of you is your wardrobe and I love it.” Kennedy responded, “you make me sound like I wear tube tops and hot pants when we go out.”
Smith replied, “you should.”