Katya Minskova, a 30-year-old waitress at New York’s Bathtub Gin did an exclusive interview with Gawker where she claimed that, among other things, Fox News TV host and new breaking news director Shepard Smith is a foul-mouthed, gin-swilling hand-smacker who is possibly dating a younger muscle god.
According to Minskova, Smith got impatient and then got loud about the speed, or lack thereof, to refill his and his party’s drinks: “He got up from his table, grabbed my elbow, and started yelling: ‘Where the fuck is my drink! Where is my fucking drink! Get my fucking drink!’ He started smacking his hands, like the back of his right hand into the palm of his left. He was spitting. His veins were popping out.”
When the 49-year-old anchor wasn’t lavishing all that charm on the waitstaff, he was apparently saving the rest for his date, described as a “muscular 6-foot-2 30-something white male” the Bathtub Gin staff referred to as “his boyfriend.” Again, according to Minskova and one other source, the couple likes to hold hands and rest them in each others’ laps under the table. The staff has apparently seen them there on many occasions, but Gawker was unable to attain the name of the secretive stud.
Smith has never publicly addressed his sexuality, but that hasn’t stopped Out magazine from including him on their annual power gays list, nor did it stop conservative wingnut Cliff Kincaid from saying what we’re all thinking anyway. But, if Minskova’s interview is anything to go by, people in glass closets shouldn’t throw (alleged) public tantrums.
AGAIN with the “I Hate Republicans” articles? Jesus, Queerty, are you really that biased and ideological and desperate for something to publish? I don’t defend Smith’s actions, but ask yourselves this: Would this article have been posted if the douche in question had been Rachel Maddow? Thomas Roberts? Don Lemon? Anderson Cooper? The desperately closeted Chris Hayes? I highly doubt Smith is the only high-paid New York anchor who thinks his shit doesn’t stink.
@BJ McFrisky: if ya don’t like it, don’t read it.
@BJ McFrisky: I hate to bring you down from lala land, but the Republican party, as it stands, is against the gay lifestyle. Whatever views they change on the issue is for party advancement purposes and not because it’s the right thing. So, excuse you if you see a gay man bash an antiquated party and an antiquated church. If a republican does something out of the ordinary, don’t you think that a liberal, especially one that’s been pushed to the edge, isn’t going to take a stab at when the opportunity arises?
Get over yourself, dude.
@BJ McFrisky — Where is the word “Republican” mentioned anywhere in the article? [Hint: It’s not.] This is a tale about the perils of being a closeted homosexual in a world full of homomphobes. The drinking. The foul temper. The showing-off-in-public with a hot muscle god. These are all symptoms of the disease. Granted, Shep isn’t as evil as some of the other are/have been. Matt Drudge, George Rekkers and Ken Mehlman, to name a few, certainly have more to answer for. But Precious Smith really needs to have a Coming Out Cotillion before the shame of being a pole-smoking [not that there’s anything wrong with that] closet case eats her from the inside out.
@senoda: You mean bury my head in the sand like a good liberal?
Only the lazy take such an easy path.
1. BJ, you don’t seem to have any indication that Smith is a Republican except that he works for FOX NEWS. And thank you for confirming that FOX news isn’t fair and balanced as they claim…that merely WORKING for them is enough to convince you that this guy is a republican.
2. My guess is, this story is a plant. Smith has fucked over FOX several times. Their website was already set-up to head down the “WAR ON MARRIAGE” route when Smith on his show made the comment that politicians allowing gay marriage were “On the Right Side of History”. Fox immediately changed the website and backed off. He has done things like that several times. My guess is, Fox wants to taint his image so they can dump him.
His behavior is so like the closeted higher-ups (or downs, depending)!
@BJ McFrisky: now that Obama care is the law of the land, you can possibly find some mental health care! Sad that demonic fraud Reagan closed all those places! Shepard Smith deserves what he gets working at such a disgusting place! Now hurry along and complain about my telling you the truth!
@BJ McFrisky: Brother where have you been? Queerty has done numerous stories of Anderson Cooper trying to get him to come out before he was ready. Queerty prints stories of misbehaving gays all the time. This is a gay news/ gossip site. If Anderson Cooper makes a sex tape with Don Lemon and Maddow is the person that filmed it, Queerty will not only print the story but post a link where to see the video.
Oh, please, BJ knows all about that. But when right wingers can’t argue with the actual post, they will try to change the subject and pretend that they or other folks are victims.
If there was a post here about a kid being gay bashed by a right wing Politician BJ would complain that people had called that politician ugly and that means that gays are evil bullies etc…
ANYTHING to keep attention off of the bigot.
@Cam: It seems that no matter how many times I assure you I’m not a right-winger, you will only continue to assume as much. Such is the “logic” of the Left. Keep on dreamin’.
@Lawerence: Why is Fox News a disgusting place?
@Scribe38: Wrong. If Rachel Maddow spoke derogatorily to a waitress like Smith allegedly did, Queerty would have published absolutely nothing. Did you see the “Bad Gays in History” article on this site a couple weeks ago? It lasted all of an hour before the hysterics demanded it be taken down because it cast us in an unflattering light. Freedom of speech? Not around here. I’ve seen too many posts from others complaining about Queerty censoring them not to notice it.
@tardis: You stated, “Whatever views they change on the issue is for party advancement purposes and not because it’s the right thing,” and I could not have stated it better, because it was SO obvious when Obama “evolved” from an anti-gay-marriage ghetto guru to the enlightened soul he is today just to advance his re-election possibilities (and you fell for it).
@Scribe38: Queerty definitely has its “quirks,” but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet until you subscribe to Politix. Even THEY don’t know which side of the issue they’re on but they do favor the right wing, and those they agree with (on again, off again). Of course, Faux Noise, CNSNews, WND are misfits unto all but themselves. It’s to laugh!
I don’t know why you guys bother trying to talk sense to BJ McFrisky. That person trolls every article on Queerty and tries to turn it into a “woe is me” witch hunt against republicans / conservatism. Even the articles that have nothing to do with politics. Sensitive much? Girlfriend needs to get a life.
BlowJob McFrisky has really pissed off some queens in here
Gay as a picnic basket!
@BJ McFrisky: said…
“@Cam: It seems that no matter how many times I assure you I’m not a right-winger, you will only continue to assume as much. Such is the “logic” of the Left. Keep on dreamin’.”
BJ, Funny, you claim that you have “Assured” me that you aren’t a right winger. And yet in many of your posts here you attack Democrats, Liberals, “The Left” and automatically always take the side of the Anti-Gay bigot if they are republican, i.e. Chris Christie, Michaelle Bachman, and in a posting about a bigoted football player, you tried to change the subject from his rampant anti-gay bigotry by attacking gays and claiming that the football player was in fact a victim because the article pointed out he was fat….EVEN THOUGH the article pointed this out because the football player was qouted as calling multiple people fat.
So lets see, you use the words, “Liberal”, “Left”, and “Democrat” as insults, you automatically defend anti-gay bigots. Any story about a Republican attacking gays you try to pain the republican as the victim and the gays as attackers, and yet you claim you aren’t right wing.
Just what do you consider the definition of “Right Wing”? Because I assure you, you qualify.
To even suggest that Shepard Smith is a douche is beyond outrageous. Everyone here should aspire to be as successful as him. Most of you people need to get a life and stop tearing down those who do.
@Johnny Lane: Right on.
@Cam: You’re very comfortable quantifying me as a right-winger not because of things I’ve said, but simply because you can’t wrap your head around the notion that a gay man isn’t a fiercely liberal Democrat (much as liberal blacks marginalize black Republicans, and feminists marginalize Republican women). Do I sound off when the liberals on Queerty say or do something stupid or hypocritical? Yes, I do, as I also do the same to conservatives on their websites when they say or do something stupid or hypocritical.
But, you’re just going to turn around and scream that I’m trying to change the course of the discussion, so why do I bother?
Well, at this point it is just one person stating something that has not been substantiated by a witness. So, this story could be 100% true, 100% false…. or simply exaggerated.
If indeed Smith was “yelling” in the fashion that this waitress is saying, why hasn’t someone interviewed another waitress / waiter? If someone is yelling (in the way reported), there are certainly going to be many witnesses.
And, I agree…. the relentless attacks upon Republicans and Catholics (via Queerty and others) is getting really old. I’m neither a Catholic or a Republican, but it is very clear to me that Queerty (and many in the LGBT community) LOVE to look for ways to attack Catholics, Republicans, etc. Even if a Republican has “evolved” in a way that is similar to a Democrat (like Clinton or Obama evolving), the Republican is still attacked. In other words, some people essentially can’t look beyond party / religious lines…. and are simply prejudiced, judgmental, etc. How sad that these people haven’t learned about prejudice and bigotry enough to recognize it in themselves.
As had been said, if this “yelling” was done by a non-conservative we’d certainly not be seeing this reported in the same way. If Smith were a gay Democrat (who can do no wrong), the waitress would be on trial for being anti-gay.
Double standards at work…. as usual. Thankfully I’m neither Republican or Democrat. Both parties have failed this country miserably in the past 10 – 15 years.
Yes, @BJ McFrisky, the Republican party IS the devil with horns. Get used to it.
I am sorry but I like Shepard Smith and I am not going to start hating him based on one report like this. Especially since its hearsay. He is an ally or he is gay, either way I like him and if even if he did get disgruntled over poor service at a venue, I still like him.
I, too, like Shepard Smith, and I don’t care much for Rachel Maddow. It’s not the content of her reporting or her opinions — it’s the arrogant way she delivers them. She is so convinced she’s right even when she’s wrong — like the time she chided John Boehner and told us in that smart-aleck tone that the Constitution doesn’t have a preamble.
When the Advocate had Rachel on its cover years ago with the tag line, “Is this the smartest woman on TV?” my reaction was, “No, this is the smart-ASS woman on TV.”
Of course he is a douche he works for Fox News!
@BJ McFrisky: that you even have the temarity to ask that question tells me you wouldn’t be able to hear the truth! I will however leave you with this. On you give there’s a great documentary Outfoxed. As for Shepard, how he can work at a place that fans the flames of bigotry homophobia and hate is beyond me! Integrity is paramount! Faux News has zero integrity!
And once again you avoid the question you are asked.
You take the side of anti-gay bigots. When there is an article on Christians in the military saying they should be allowed to discriminate you attack anybody posting and try to defend the bigots, you defend CHris Christie and refuse to say if you agree or disagree with his views on marriage.
Claim whatever you want, as long as you don’t try to claim to be the poor misunderstood victim because nobody is buying it.
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@BJ McFrisky: Wow – that’s a weird standard. You think we’re assuming too much about your views instead of judging what you actually write here… so you want us to follow you around on conservative sites to see what you write THERE?
If you’re saying that you often criticize right-wingers on other sites, why not do that here?
@Cam: First of all, your “question” was how I defined “right-wing,” much as you asked the other day for me to define “the Left.” I tried, but you rejected it, so I don’t see any point in answering your extremely broad question. How about I ask you this and then hound you for a response: “Why are liberals so needy?” And if you don’t answer exactly as I want you to, then I’m coming back to demand again and again that you answer to my satisfaction, or else accuse you of avoiding the question. OK? OK!
I’m kind of tired of this back-and-forth with you, Cam, because I’m beginning to believe that the only reason you get up in the morning is to slam those with whom you disagree, but I will leave you with this parting thought: You love to claim that I feel victimized (which I do not, but facts mean nothing to you), but ask anyone who’s not a liberal or conservative who’s the Party of Victimhood, and if they’re honest every one of them will state it’s the Democrats. “We need more Republican money.” “We need the Republicans to finance our entitlement programs.” “Republicans are rich and won’t share the wealth.” Yeah, you may think everyone else is deaf to the childish demands of liberals, but we’re not. They are the ones playing victim, not me.
the other Greg
@BJ McFrisky: BJ, you’re conspicuously absent on, for instance, the Tom Ridge article. I guess you couldn’t find a hook to comment on a story which is basically a Queerty puff piece about a moderate Republican (“not that there’s anything wrong with that”). Oh well, I guess there’s no right-wing “victim” for you to defend there.
If you really want to present yourself as even-handed, there are opportunities for you to do that but you never take ’em.
@the other Greg: No, no, not asking anyone to follow me around. There are plenty of times I’ve agreed with articles on this site that trash the Right, but I don’t see a need to comment on such since there will already be a tidal wave of negative comments. I tend to comment when I disagree, or at best I’ll say “Way to go” or “Right on” if I do agree. Just because I don’t agree with liberal politics doesn’t mean I agree with the conservatives. Thankfully, I’m somewhere in between.
@BJ McFrisky : what is “between”? Explain us.
BETWEEN (preposition): In the position or interval separating. In the middle. As in “Texas is BETWEEN Florida and California.”
Politically, hey, I’m a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll. Trust me, I’ve commented on many conservative websites about their hypocrisy, as well. I won’t say I’m not bias on certain issues, but being in the middle, I feel I have an everyman’s open-minded viewpoint. And yes, that viewpoint is subject to change, if I hear a compelling enough argument.
@BJ McFrisky: Doesn’t seem that way by ANY stretch of the imagination. You always say to those that question you “you can’t wrap your head around a gay man who isn’t a raving liberal” or whatever it is that you say, but that isn’t true, because *I* am not a liberal, I am a moderate, “in between” as you claim to be. What get’s people’s ire is how you ONLY seem to defend homophobes and say nasty things about gays. What is your goal in posting here?
@BJ McFrisky: Here we go with the party loyalist sh*t.
@Bj mcFrisky : i know the meaning of the word “between”. i do not speak english very well…and sometimes i forgot some “words” to finish some sentences. Sorry for that. Please don’t make fun of me. I do my best.
@DarkZephyr : you are right. I think BJ McFrisky is just what you call, a “troll”.
@DarkZephyr: My goal? Well, to present an opinion, of course. Same as everyone else here. Unless I misunderstood the etiquette of commenting.
I must say I seriously resent your statement that I “say nasty things about gays.” If you’re truly moderate, you’ll recognize that I’ve never attacked gay people as a whole—ever. Only the actions of the hypocritical. I welcome you to specify any instance in which I denigrated gays as a group.
@BJ McFrisky: Why should I care what you “seriously resent” when you clearly don’t give a rip about how you make others feel with your vicious comments and constant, unending defense of homophobes?
And I didn’t say that you attacked gay people as a “whole”, I said “gays” and its an accurate statement (however, with your attitude, if you DID attack gay people as a whole, I just can’t imagine that I would die of shock). But the hypocrisy that you keep accusing people of? Sure, some people are hypocrites but the way YOU use the word? Reminds me of the short bald guy from “The Princess Bride” who kept saying “Inconceivable!” without truly understanding what the word meant. You are always calling people “hypocrites” for being outraged at the homophobic actions of bigots, especially if they happen to be Republican bigots and its completely illogical. What is “hypocritical” about that?
And of course BJ, I know that you are posting to share your opinion, but I am just curious as to WHY you want to? To what end do you do it? Entertainment value? To let off steam? To try to teach people to believe as you do? What?
I respect Smith a great deal. He has one heck of a high pressure job and I think that seeps through to his personality. I don’t find him to be a jerk. Heck, there have been times when I demanded my own damn drink to slow service. Doesn’t make me a complete and total jerk. This guy delivers news on such a professional level that I can’t besmirch him.
@DarkZephyr: But you defended the Catholic church even though they’re one of the most powerful anti-LGBT organizations in the world. You did it just because they released propaganda denying they are.
You and BJ are exactly the same – apologists.
Just because you think it or say it, doesn’t make it true. Your PERCEPTION is that I defend homophobes, which I don’t—I only defend those who are attacked without merit. And I’ve discovered that my gay brethren enjoy attacking those with whom they disagree a LOT. Smith is just one example.
@MK Ultra: Wrong again. I never apologized for anyone’s actions.
@Bumper: Finally—someone with a modicum of intellect. Thank you, Bumper, for being a reasonable human being who doesn’t automatically assume that Fox News employees are undercover demons sent to rid the world of us.
@MK Ultra: You don’t even seem to be able to take in reality, MK Ultra. You live in a world of your own making.
@BJ McFrisky: Ok, let me see if I am getting this right. You ONLY defend homophobes when they are attacked without merit? And so when is it OK to criticize a homophobe? Please explain.
@BJ McFrisky: And by the way, in case you didn’t notice, I actually like Shepard Smith and am not joining in on the witch hunt directed at him. Instead I stuck up for him.
Eye of the Beholder
So she can’t just take criticism, and get better at her job? Why not just be a better waitress, and get him his drinks faster? She’s a waitress afterall! She should quit if she can’t handle celebrities. I imagine regular straight guys are just as worse!
Not to mention she saw him there before? So then she was slow on purpose, because she hates gays then? How is this supposed to be read to her credit if she also immediately found a gawker reporter to talk to directly following the incident? She seems to have incited the incident for story purposes. Did she already know the reporter, and just needed to drum up a story?
She won’t get better tips this way, and everything about her handling of the situation seems to point to her purposely antagonizing Shepard to have a story!
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