Fans of Fox & Friends lashed out on Sunday after anchor Shepard Smith preempted the final two hours of the Sunday morning show for coverage of Hurricane Irma.
Although Fox & Friends is scheduled to air until 10 a.m. ET on Sundays, the hosts were forced to hand off the broadcast to Smith at 8 a.m.
The reaction of Fox News viewers was swift and harsh.
Well shit! @FoxNews has let @ShepNewsTeam start bloviating, time for a movie I guess! #shepsucks #dramaqueen
— Greg Pelfrey (@GregPelfrey) September 10, 2017
#irma @FoxNews largest hurricane in history? No prob. No elec? No prob. Chicken little @ShepNewsTeam coverage? Turning to @weatherchannel
— Silence DooGood (@DingoAteMyEx) September 10, 2017
Which is more painful, watching #HurrcaneIrma ravaging Florida or watching Shep Smith reporting it? @FoxNews#tcot #pjnet #p2
— pete602 (@petefrt) September 10, 2017
Shepard Smith just went on @FoxNews so I turned to the @weatherchannel. BOYCOTT SHEP SMITH! SCUMBAG TRAITOR!
— COVFEFE Big O (@os4185) September 10, 2017
Changed to @FoxNews after watching @WeatherChannel only to find BIASED Sheppard who will somehow blame POTUS for Irma. CNN here I come. ♀️
— Paula Neese (@paulahikes) September 10, 2017
Why why why did @FoxNews bring in @ShepNewsTeam to report on the hurricane.
— T P (@silverado6060) September 10, 2017
.@ShepNewsTeam .@FoxNews When will Sheep's time be up? I'd rather watch the 3 stooges now. #ShepSmithSucksDonkeyBalls
— Cheezy Borger (@CheezyBorger) September 10, 2017
WTF @FoxNews why is @ShepNewsTeam on at 8am?NO ONE wants 2watch this prick! To the weather channel I go4 Irma coverage, by 2 Fox wen hes off
— Wendy in Virginia (@Patriotic_Va) September 10, 2017
Really @FoxNews ?! I wake up to find the drama queen Shep on Sunday morning?! Good bye.
— B. Steve White (@bstevewhite) September 10, 2017
OMG, what is the Fastest way 2Stop Watching @foxandfriends in the morn, Put @ShepNewsTeam on at 8am. CLICK, ill watch hazel b4 I watch him
— Lefty Museum (@Leftyhd) September 10, 2017
OMG @FoxNews just ruined my Sunday. Really #ShepardSmith on Sunday I want my @ffweekend back. I avoid watcing Shep at all costs! Bye
— Esse (@LadyEL70452609) September 10, 2017
OK @ShepSmithNews has taken over @FoxNews this morning; time to switch channels.
— Em (@Em_issary) September 10, 2017
The only thing blowing harder than Irma is @ShepNewsTeam @FoxNews can't believe this drama queen, buh bye @FoxNews #boycottshepsmith
— Boondock Saint (@DeplorableGlory) September 10, 2017
#FoxNews I'd rather poke my eyes out than watch Shep Smith . I've actually turned on CNN. That's saying something
— Laura Erickson (@lousjourney) September 10, 2017
Hey @FoxNews... NO ONE in Florida wants to hear @ShepNewsTeam talk DOWN at us during #HurricaneIrma!!! switching over to @weatherchannel
— Jeffrey Dice (@Morrpheus) September 10, 2017
Dem conspiracy to remove one by one all high profile @FoxNews employees. FACT! Have you noticed? #TCOT #GOP
— M. D. (@ipscone) September 10, 2017
Thanks to @ShepNewsTeam switching to @weatherchannel ASAP. 63 M @POTUS voters do not tolerate this piece of Liberal dung. @FoxNews
— James M Walker (@PonteVedraMan) September 10, 2017