Lesson learned. Don't give Shep an ultimatum.
Fox News' Shepard Smith hung up on New York Times reporter Stephen Erlanger live on his show.
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There seemed to be some confusion from the very onset of the segment. Smith appeared to be dealing with a technical issue on his end of the broadcast. Smith returned to Erlanger after briefly speaking with his producer, but the miscommunication between the two men was too much to overcome.
Erlanger interrupted, "I'm sorry, sir–either you're going to let me talk or you're not."
Smith immediately transitioned, "Steve Erlanger from the New York Times, thanks very much. Ed Henry on the White House lawn…"