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April 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another demonstration of the capricious nature of live TV, a prankster got on the air during Fox’s coverage of the West Virginia mine collapse. Thinking that the man was a spokesman for the mining company, Smith asked, “What have you learned?” The caller replied, “We have learned that Jamie Foxx is a c**t.” Anchor Shepard Smith cut him off immediately and expressed his chagrin over the incident. “It’s never happened to us here but it’s always distressing when there are six people killed at a mine disaster and we’re waiting for 21 others to find out whether they are alive or dead and something like that sneaks by our screeners. Disgusting.” The caller was apparently a fan of shock jock Howard Stern, who has been involved in a running on-air feud with Foxx over Stern’s remarks about Precious star Gabourey Sidibe on his Sirius radio show. Stern responded with insinuations about Foxx’s sexuality. “I got a s***load of stuff on Jamie,” he said. “It’s interesting he chose the name Jamie. He seems to be into some bizarre thing where he wants to start in with me so he can get some attention for his channel on the Foxxhole which is an interesting name, too.”