The Jan. 6 select committee has revealed a series of texts where Sean Hannity privately advised former President Donald Trump before, during and after the assault, and is seeking his insight about what happened in those days. The popular Fox News Channel primetime host hasn’t said what he will do, but he’s slammed the congressional probe as a partisan witch hunt. His lawyer has raised First Amendment concerns about the request.
In a letter to the Fox News personality, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democratic chairman of the House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection, said the panel wants to question him regarding his communications with former President Donald Trump, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and others in Trump’s orbit in the days surrounding the evemt.
Stars of the most-watched cable channel continued to downplay the Jan. 6 attack and back Donald J. Trump while criticizing the investigation of the Capitol siege.
The anchor, who says he reads basically every New York print newspaper but the ‘Times,’ adds: “I don’t hide my conservatism, I don’t hide the politicians I like.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity’s on-air mood has reflected the rising tumult at Fox as the network has lost its ratings dominance since the election. The end of a presidential campaign is often a time for news organizations to take stock and recalibrate their strategies. But never before had a network been so closely affiliated with a commander in chief.
Fox News is providing an hour of convention news coverage each night, the same as broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC. But as cable rivals CNN and MSNBC devote three hours in primetime to the convention — including showing the Democrats’ feed virtually uninterrupted — Fox will not dislodge its biggest opinion stars: Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.
Fox News Channel stars Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz were accused of sexual harassment by a frequent on-air guest in a lawsuit filed Monday that the network called frivolous and untrue. In the same case, a former Fox employee said she was harassed and raped by news anchor Ed Henry, who was fired July 1 shortly after the network became aware of the accusations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity has emerged as an unexpected critic of the Minneapolis police for their actions in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Hannity spent more than 15 minutes on his Fox show Wednesday replaying video of a Minneapolis officer who knelt on the neck of the 46-year-old […]
Sean Hannity has threatened to sue The New York Times and some of its columnists unless the paper retracts and apologizes for pieces that his lawyers claim mischaracterized Hannity’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, a New York Times spokesperson rejected the demand: “We’ve reported fairly and accurately on Mr. Hannity and there is no basis for a retraction or an apology.”
Eric Wemple argues that Fox News’ reportorial deployment on the coronavirus pandemic has shifted into high gear with the professionalism and thoroughness one expects of a news network, but its opinion hosts continue to mislead and confuse viewers. Fox and Friends, newly-sidelined Trish Regan and Sean Hannity are among the worst offenders, he says. “It’s a wonder that Fox News doesn’t erupt in a journalistic civil war, such is the discrepancy between its sane and insane programming.”
Tuesday night in primetime, Tucker Carlson referenced “impeachment insanity.” Sean Hannity said the president’s opponents are involved in “insane, obsessive, compulsive, psychotic witch hunts.” A guest on Laura Ingraham’s show called the whistleblower who reported on Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian leader a suicide bomber. Those three hosts reach an estimated 3 million to 4 million people each weeknight — the most-watched lineup on cable television — with a full-throated defense of the president as Democrats in the House pursue an impeachment inquiry.
Fasten your seatbelt — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is going to interview President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Though we hardly need to be told, Fox noted Trump will “react” to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and discuss the latest in regarding his Southern border wall-building progress.
Sean Hannity was in no mood to celebrate the news that the special counsel did not find coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Instead, he was infuriated. There was no collusion, no obstruction, no conspiracy, he said, just as he had been telling his audience all along.
Inside Fox News Channel, staffers believe that CEO Lachlan Murdoch is likely to nudge the network in a less pro-Trump direction. Is this the first step in a larger strategy to sell the newly spun-off company?
The diametrically opposed opinion hosts — Sean Hannity of Fox News and Rachael Madow of MSNBC — who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded a nearly two-year investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. While his report, or even a summary, has not been released, television news still had hours to fill talking about it.
Fox News will next week bring Hannity to the world of video-streaming, launching “Hannity on Air” on its new Fox Nation subscription broadband service. The program will give viewers a look at the opening monologue of his daily radio show, a segment that’s typically 15 minutes to 17 minutes in length. The program will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and is expected to post most weekdays in the afternoon.
President Donald Trump will sit for an exclusive interview by Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday. The cable news outlet said Wednesday that the two old pals will be on Hannity to discuss Trump’s ongoing battle with Democrats on the government shutdown along with his plans for border security.
While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news’ most popular personality for the second year in a row, he’s been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the president.
Fox News is not happy with hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro for appearing onstage at a Trump campaign rally last night. “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” the network said in a statement Tuesday. “We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”
Popular Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity appeared on the podium in a Missouri arena Monday night after being called to the stage by Trump. Another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, also appeared onstage with the president. “By the way, all those people in the back are fake news,” Hannity told the audience.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says Sean Hannity will not be appearing as a guest at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri, even as the campaign continued Monday to list the Fox host as a “special guest.” Hannity is scheduled to be at the rally and plans to interview Trump before it […]
Some of Fox News’ biggest stars are hosting and co-hosting shows on the network’s forthcoming paid streaming service, Fox Nation, the network announced Wednesday morning. Primetime host Laura Ingraham will co-host a show called Laura & Raymond (with Raymond Arroyo) and Sean Hannity will host a show “that is currently in development.” Judge Jeanine Pirro, who like Ingrahm and Hannity is a favorite of President Trump’s, will host a weekly, abbreviated version of her Justice With Judge Jeanine show for the service.
Dan Shelley, executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association, took to USA Today to call out Fox News Channel for its interviews with President Donald Trump — conducted by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson — following his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but praised Chris Wallace’s one-on-one with Putin.
Fox News Channel has announced that President Donald Trump will sit down for an interview with Sean Hannity on the host’s evening show.
Bill O’Reilly, the longtime Fox News anchor, has been booked as a guest on Sean Hannity’s 9 p.m. program. Fox News confirmed late Monday the lineup of Hannity guests for the rest of the week.
NEW YORK (AP) — A liberal advocacy group that targeted Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly for advertiser boycotts in the past now has its sights set on Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. Media Matters for America said Friday it will begin asking Hannity’s advertisers to shun him and will ask thousands of its members to […]
There are whisperings in the media world suggesting that Bill O’Reilly wants to team up with his former Fox News colleague, Sean Hannity, and launch a new joint venture. New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman joined Joy Reid on her Sunday show, and he claimed that Sinclair Broadcasting wants to hire the media heavyweights as part of their effort to become the premiere right-leaning news platform of the post-Roger Ailes world.
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is promoting a campaign that takes aim at advertisers of Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show after facing a recent similar campaign targeting his own sponsors. “I don’t see any other option but to fight fire with fire,” Hannity said Wednesday on his radio program.