Mr. Ailes has put his network’s money where he wants its chief voice to
be. Last week, Mr. Smith signed a new contract that will take him, a
former local news reporter from Holly Springs, Miss., into financial
territory usually occupied only by network news anchors. Although Fox
did not release the exact terms of the new deal, an executive briefed
on the them said
that Mr. Smith, who is 43, had signed a new contract for a little more
than three years at a salary of $7 million to $8 million a year.
Not that it isn’t worth having someone on Fox to frequently point out that Fox sucks.
IF THAT JOB CAME WITH FREE CANDY AND COMPLIMENTARY ADMINISTERINGS OF HEAD IT WOULD BE THE GREATEST JOB IN THE UNIVERSE
“SO WHAT DO YOU DO?”
MY BOSSES AND ALL MY COWORKERS ARE STUPID ASSHOLES, SO I GET TO CALL
THEM STUPID ASSHOLES ON THE AIR, AND THEY PAY ME $8 MILLION TO DO THAT.
ALSO, I RECEIVE ALL THE RED VINES AND NOW-AND-LATERS AND DR. PEPPER
THAT I CAN HUMANLY CONSUME.”