Skip to comments.Fox pulls Hannity from tea-party rally
Posted on 04/15/2010 7:03:26 PM PDT by Man50DEdited on 04/15/2010 7:04:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Angry Fox News executives reportedly ordered Sean Hannity to abandon plans, announced as late as this afternoon on his nationally syndicated radio program, to broadcast his TV show from a Cincinnati tea-party rally he was headlining.
Hannity, on a book tour for his No. 1 best-seller "Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda," was scheduled to be the featured speaker at a four-hour rally at the University of Cincinnati – with as many as 13,000 in attendance. Proceeds from the event were to benefit a local tea-party organization.
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Yet another reason why I don’t watch Foxnews.
Sean, Sean, Sean....
Angry over what ???
Hannity’s shows from these events are always great...
his radio shows go of very well...
Hanity is not a reporter but a news commentator and opinion guy. That said he is using his employer to promote a political cause on their dime. And, Murdoch is right to say that a news org. should not be supporting any party.
Can’t whine when MSNBC does stuff like this and then justify it when Fox people do it.
Did Rupert Murdoch’s liberal/moderate son who seems to be trying to make Fox News more liberal, make this decision?
I guess Fox doesn’t want to give their viewers WHAT THEY WANT. Sound familiar, Obama with the health care plan?
Preparing to promote a RINO to lose to Obama in 2012.
FOX isn’t a friend of the Right. Never have been.
But as a business, they find a LOT of money in Sean. The moment he stops making them money, he’ll be out faster than anything.
You see, the right media LOVES their little darling money-leaking (Hemorraging) Couric. But the moment the right-wing stops selling ad time - They’re gone.
Is this rally actually affiliated with any actual political party?
Or is this rally really just a gathering of people who are disaffected from either party?
They were charging an immense $5.00 - $20.00 for admission to the audience for Hannity's show. And, Hannity was using the Tea Party organization to boost his show, just as the TP wanted to make a small profit.
Fox has really become worried someone else might make a dollar. Did it occur to them that Hannity's broadcasting from these Tea Party events might increase rating over a regular show? I bet it does. I watched most of the one from Atlanta and I rarely watch Hannity's show, though I do listen to his radio show fairly often.
And Fox has been dogged in trying to shut down all the internet rebroadcasts of Fox News, and their charging for the WSJ online again. They're going for every nickel, but whether their strategy will achieve the result they want is doubtful.
They call themselves the Tea Party. They may not fit the bill as a corrupt establishment crew like the DNC or RNC but they are more than just a movement. Fox also wasn’t cool with the fundraiser aspect.
This made the Execs mad, because the Tea Party and Hannity were making money off of a product of Fox News. I don’t think it would have showed any bias if they allowed it. Hannity is an opinion show, and Fox wasn’t making any money off of it, the Tea Party was.
He does it every night, what's the dif?
Fox IMO lost money tonight, when I found out about this I didn’t even put Sean on, how many others are like me?
CBS News has the biased Katie Couric and the biased 60 Minutes, except for a few shows Fox News is pretty fair and balanced, there’s leeway for Sean to do a show from the Tea Party, it doesn’t reflect on Fox News because we know what kind of show Sean does.
Hannity doesn’t need Fox News any longer. He has other options.
Don’t think this actually happened. He did seem to be broadcasting live from the event. Seems that many here are jumping to conclusions. Would be happy to be proven otherwise.
Sounds to me like the sort of thing Fox wouldn’t do unless they thought it would give an opening for the current administration to treat them differently—either not as a news organization or in challenge to their license.
From deeper in the story:
Last week, News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch said before a Washington, D.C. crowd that Fox News should not be supporting the movement.
Rupert obviously fears the Fairness Doctrine more than low ratings, like CNN's and MSNBC's.
who make up the majority of your viewing audience.