Our hopes for some hot conservative girl-on-girl action were dashed earlier this month when Fox News’ Lauren Green declared she had no interest in playing with Condi Rice. She is, in fact, “very straight.” Condi and Lauren; oh, what could have been.â€¦
But gay rumors surrounding the slaves of Rupert Murdoch’s yellow journalism machine haven’t let up just yet. The Washington Blade’s Kevin Naff essentially outs Fox News’ longtime anchor Shepard Smith:
Smith once chatted me up in a New York City gay piano bar, bought me drinks, and invited me back to his place. When I declined, he asked me to dinner the next night, another invitation I politely refused.
We sat at the bar chatting and drinking martinis until 3 a.m., our conversation interrupted only when he paused to belt out the lyrics to whatever showtune was being performed.
Martinis and show tunes? Shocking. We had Shep pegged as the cosmos and Kylie type.
But the evidence continues to mount. A quick look at his Fox News bio exposes his loud and proud coverage of Princess Diana’s funeral and the murder of Gianni Versace. Heck, even we would have been blogging about those momentous events in gay history had we not been awkward teens at the time.
Shep recently pulled an Anderson Cooper by pleading for help for Katrina’s victims live on TV. Wait, a Downy-fresh soft side just like the dreamy blue-eyed Coop? Hmmm. Shep and Coop together? Could two compassionate, middle-aged anchors from competing networks work? We could have a love connection after all, folks. Can someone please work on this pronto?