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Shepard Smith, often viewed as an outlier when compared politically to his conservative colleagues at Fox News, is a fan of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Shepard Smith said, "I know Rachel. I'm a fan of Rachel's." It was in response to previous comments Maddow made in a chat with users of the social news site Reddit, wherein she said she herself is a fan of Smith...

"Some of us can pull off seeming like human beings on TV," Maddow had said, "some of us can pull off [voice of God] authority, but Shep is really very good at both."

"What she said very generously is I do 'regular guy' and 'voice of God' at the same time," Smith told the Times. "By voice of God, she means you can be a news anchor and be taken seriously and then when it's fun, you can have a little fun. We all know each other in this business. It's a very small community, and we all pretty much like each other. And I admire and respect Rachel. Everything in this thing we do to me is Ole Miss and LSU. I love Ole Miss; I hate LSU. And that's how MSNBC and Fox News viewers are, and I understand it and I respect it because I hate LSU."

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