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What Does Shep Smith’s Bear Fascination Reveal About Shep Smith?

There’s nothing we hate more than missing Fox News’s Shep Smith giving Anderson Cooper some competition for his bear reportage. So thanks to The Awl, we didn’t miss Halloween Eve’s instance of Mr. Smith — who Media Matters’s Eric Boehlert calls “the only one who has any real connection with traditional journalism” at FNC (see: Exhibit A) — fulfilling his duty. What’s curious, though, is that neither Cooper nor Smith seem like the bear type.

Unless they have some longing cub fantasy that we don’t know about?